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Collecting on the way to Sanibel Island, Florida

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Nimravis

Well this is really going to be a picture heavy, ID lacking, report on various areas that I visited on the way down and back from Sanibel Island, Florida.I just don't have the time to flesh this report out, but I wanted to show some of the "smalls" that I collected. When it comes to the shells from Florida, the pics are only a representative view of some of the different species that I collected, and I collected a lot. To be honest with you, I am finding the collecting of fossil shells more fun that any other fossils that I collect. 

 

My first stop, was one that I posted earlier, but will show the pic of my finds.

 

Hogtown Creek- Gainesville, Florida

 

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Peace River- Arcadia, Florida

 

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Shell Pit Fill- Fort Meyers, Florida Area

 

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Murray County Georgia-

 

I stopped here to collect trilobites, but due the the amount of rain that GA has had, the Conasauga River was too high for me to get to the area that I was looking to collect- I will get it next time.

 

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Lawrenceburg, Indiana

 

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Tidgy's Dad

WOW! ! ! 

You did have a productive trip even without the Conasauga stuff. 

I love the 'heteromorph' turitella like gastropods , and the shells bored by Natica ? and the brachiopods, of course. 

Oh and the Escharopora !  :)

You take wonderful photos and lay the specimens out so nicely they look even better. 

The little cowries are so sweet! 

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On 5/1/2018 at 9:36 PM, Tidgy's Dad said:

WOW! ! ! 

You did have a productive trip even without the Conasauga stuff. 

I love the 'heteromorph' turitella like gastropods , and the shells bored by Natica ? and the brachiopods, of course. 

Oh and the Escharopora !  :)

You take wonderful photos and lay the specimens out so nicely they look even better. 

The little cowries are so sweet! 

Thanks Adam- it was a real pain taking those pics today, I'm just glad it is done. Now I need to find time to separate everything. It will take a long time with all of the shells that I collected in Florida.

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Tidgy's Dad
On 5/1/2018 at 10:09 PM, Nimravis said:

Thanks Adam- it was a real pain taking those pics today, I'm just glad it is done. Now I need to find time to separate everything. It will take a long time with all of the shells that I collected in Florida.

I love that sort of fiddling! 

But not the taking photos, though, i'm with you there, it annoys me. 

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Darktooth

Amazing amount of fossils! The diversity is outstanding! Someone has been busy and has much to show for it!

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dalmayshun

So glad you joined us. I wish we had connected, as i just live off island, show my artwork in a gallery on Sanibel, and Collect on the peace and caloosahatchee rivers. So glad you were able to collect a nice, sort of standard set of pleistocene shells, and the teeth are great. Welcome to Florida. My favorites are the indiana hashplates... 

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9 minutes ago, dalmayshun said:

So glad you joined us. I wish we had connected, as i just live off island, show my artwork in a gallery on Sanibel, and Collect on the peace and caloosahatchee rivers. So glad you were able to collect a nice, sort of standard set of pleistocene shells, and the teeth are great. Welcome to Florida. My favorites are the indiana hashplates... 

Thanks, I also like hash plates and have many. But that is why with this trip, I was only looking for small things.

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KimTexan

That’s a lot of stuff! Nice finds. I especially love that large orthoceras.

Were you able to extract that or at least the block it was in?

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1 hour ago, KimTexan said:

That’s a lot of stuff! Nice finds. I especially love that large orthoceras.

Were you able to extract that or at least the block it was in?

Good eye Kim- someone beat me too it.

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Peat Burns
4 hours ago, Nimravis said:

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Ralph, where did you find this one? This is a freshwater Helisoma / Planorbella. 

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1 hour ago, Peat Burns said:

Ralph, where did you find this one? This is a freshwater Helisoma / Planorbella. 

Same “fill” as the rest.The book that I had did ID it as freshwater and that sometimes they Ended up with the other shells. I think they still called it “common”, but I could be mistaken.

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Monica

Wow, Ralph - you've been busy!!!  You've collected a fantastic assortment of fossils - I am most definitely :envy::)

 

By the way - the hash plate with the two bivalves on it from Indiana - those bivalves kind of look like the Ambonychia radiata that I find in my area - are those rocks Ordovician in age?

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

Monica

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7 hours ago, Monica said:

Wow, Ralph - you've been busy!!!  You've collected a fantastic assortment of fossils - I am most definitely :envy::)

 

By the way - the hash plate with the two bivalves on it from Indiana - those bivalves kind of look like the Ambonychia radiata that I find in my area - are those rocks Ordovician in age?

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

Monica

Monica- Yes, Ordovician and I believe you are correct. I grabbed that plate because of all of the various Trilo-Bits that are on it.

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FossilDAWG

Wow, that is quite a respectable haul.  :wub:  I'm sure @MikeR can help you out with all the shells, and the formation from which they likely came.

 

Don

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4 hours ago, FossilDAWG said:

Wow, that is quite a respectable haul.  :wub:  I'm sure @MikeR can help you out with all the shells, and the formation from which they likely came.

 

Don

Don,

 

I'm good with the ID's, I just did not have time to put them together, as I had to get back to work.

 

Thanks

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digit

Wow! Someone's been busy!

 

Nice trip report and great photography.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Plantguy

Yep, you have quite the pile to go thru-congrats!. Reminds me I still havent got my Florida stuff done...ugh...

Regards, Chris 

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