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Trying a different method of collecting Eurypterids

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Starting my Eurypterid collecting in 1994, work was done with a hammer and rock chisel.

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In the early 2000's I was sawing to improve my chances of finding Eurypterids.  (yes, I wear a particle mask if the dust is in my face.)

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My next plan is to jackhammer the tough Bertie Dolostone. 

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Plan to try the new toys this next Friday, hoping the investment was worth it.

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Ultimately the specimens still have to be sawed and chiseled out. The real trick is finding them first.

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Fruitbat

Quite the progression...and that last picture is one GORGEOUS eurypterid!

 

-Joe

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Tidgy's Dad

State of the art fossil collecting! 

Good luck! 

And I agree, that pictured eurypterid is gorgeous! :)

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RJB

Cool post and a very nice rip!

 

RB

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WhodamanHD

Awesome Eurypterid and good luck with the jack hammer!

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Fossildude19

Best of luck to you, John!

Hope the new rig is helpful and efficient for you. 

Good Luck!

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Auspex

Quite an arms race...
Good hunting!

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Malcolmt

I have thought of buying exactly the same thing... might see you on Friday to check it out

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Jeffrey P

Good luck John with the jackhammer. Hope it helps you produce some magnificent finds like the one you have in the photo. 

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Ludwigia

You sure are living up to your user name. Good luck on your endeavor.

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fossilcrazy

My Canadian work was put on hold. Seems my Passport expired March 2018. Faced with renew passport in 6+ weeks, or enhanced NYS Driver's license at renewal plus $30 enhanced.

 

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