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minnbuckeye

Last weekend, I decided to venture out to my favorite site to find trilobites. It is a site better visited during dry weather, but I couldn't wait! I do not know which was muddier, the truck or me when I packed it up.  Here is the location without the mud visable.DSC_0274.thumb.JPG.85ef5113d575d8466f4202c2571b56a4.JPG 

 

 This material is best approached by splitting larger slabs of matrix. The result is always a bunch of trilo-bits. This is a nicer hash plate found that day

 

 

 

 

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minnbuckeye

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 After finding this hash plate, I cleared an area close to it and discovered this trilobite!

 

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It was a great start to the 2018 season!!

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Truly a trilo-triumph to kick off your 2018 season! This will be a tough act to follow! 

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Bobby Rico

Beautiful bugs I can see why this is your favourite site.

Thanks for sharing :trilo:

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MeargleSchmeargl

Nice trilo! Asaphus, correct? :trilo:

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Raggedy Man
Just now, MeargleSchmeargl said:

Nice trilo! Asaphus, correct? :trilo:

Isotelus

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Raggedy Man

I knew I should of stopped there. I was thinking...I bet hes there finding all the good stuff...rofl

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MeargleSchmeargl
11 minutes ago, Raggedy Man said:

Isotelus

Ah. That was my first thought, but I heard that trilobites that look really similar are called Asaphus (either that or my dusty memory lane is fried). :wacko:

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3 minutes ago, MeargleSchmeargl said:

Ah. That was my first thought, but I heard that trilobites that look really similar are called Asaphus (either that or my dusty memory lane is fried). :wacko:

You had the Order correct; Isotelus spp.  are asaphids. ;) 

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11 minutes ago, Kane said:

You had the Order correct; Isotelus spp.  are asaphids. ;) 

Aaaaah, ok. No wonder they looked so similar! :P

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Fossildude19

I see FotM material!

Great find!  :wub: 

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Tidgy's Dad

What a gorgeous one-eyed pirate of a trilobite! :)

Looks a wonderful, if rather muddy, location. 

That hash plate's pretty nice, too. 

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Darktooth

Really nice trilos! Spring has Sprung! Trilos for Everyone! It is nice to see us Northerners getting our rewards! After spending all winter looking at all the sharkteeth being found!:P

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Looks like you found some real beauties!  I wish we had trilobites like that down here in Texas!

 

-Joe

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Paciphacops

I would crawl through mud for a site like that. Nice!

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Darktooth
1 minute ago, Paciphacops said:

I would crawl through mud for a site like that. Nice!

Kind of like a .......................:trilowalk::D

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WhodamanHD

Beautiful Bugs! :trilo:

I love asaphids, especially isotelus.

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dalmayshun

gorgeous, both the location and the fossils., so glad you photograph in situ, also....so helps me as a new hunter, when I am out in the field. 

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Peat Burns

:faint::envy::faint:

 

I need to travel to MN.... :wub: 

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minnbuckeye

I need to travel to MN.... :wub:  

Anytime, @Peat Burns

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Peat Burns
12 minutes ago, minnbuckeye said:

I need to travel to MN.... :wub:  

Anytime, @Peat Burns

I may have to take you up on that!

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I think that those are very pretty- great finds and pics

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:faint:

(that was my reaction when I saw your beautiful complete Isotelus sp.)

 

Wonderful finds, Mike!!!

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