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Nimravis

Tonight I did not “Whack” these concretions, but I “tapped” some more of the ones that I froze outside, over the Winter. Nothing special was found, just four Essexella asherae Jellyfish from Pit 11 and one Flora piece from Pit 4, I believe it may be Stigmariodes, but I could be wrong. If anyone has a correct ID, let me know.

 

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Tonight I tapped a few more concretions that were freezing over the Winter.

 

This first piece is something that I am not sure about, but the only thing that I believe looks similar is the seed Rhabdocarpus sp. 

 

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A nice Neuropteris also popped open from Pit 4.

 

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A very poor Pecopteris also broke apart.

 

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From Pit 11, two Essexella asherae Jellyfish opened up, one is a poor example and the other is very large and in my opinion, very pretty- Though they are common, I love Essexella asherae.

 

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2 minutes ago, Nimravis said:

Tonight I tapped a few more concretions that were freezing over the Winter.

 

This first piece is something that I am not sure about, but the only thing that I believe looks similar is the seed Rhabdocarpus sp. 

 

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I think you are correct.  I think that is a seed.  Nice one!

 

Although I give many jellies away, I still get a little excited when they open.  In Pit 11, they can also be an indicator that at least some fossils can be found in the concretions you picked up.  Not a fan when after processing, I find out my whole bag was full of jellies.  Concretions are heavy to haul out of the depths of Pit 11!

 

Cheers,

Rich

 

 

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4 minutes ago, stats said:

Concretions are heavy to haul out of the depths of Pit 11!

That is the truth Rich.

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Tidgy's Dad

Nice seed, that's very interesting 

And I agree, the big jellyfish is lovely. :b_love1:

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Today I decided to try and whack open the +200 concretions that I collected at a new site on March 27th. This is an area that is most likely a part of Pit4 and was probably on the border of the Essex and Braidwood biota.
 

 

I was really hoping for a high percentage of fossils in this group, something similar to the site that I call “Across From Pit 4”, and it is about 1/2 mile away.

 

Here are pics of what opened-

 

This piece looks like a “Tummy Tooth Worm”, Didontogaster cordylina.

 

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After cleaning with water.

 

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I had also found Myalinella meeki clams when I was out there. Here is a small piece that opened today.

 

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This is a piece of coprolite that contains multiple Myalinella.

 

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Pecopteris

 

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Asterophyllites 

 

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Annularia 

 

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There were many pieces that contained pyrite.

 

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Misc plant material-

 

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I really liked the shape of this concretion, so I decided to put it in the freezer rather than whack it.

 

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I decided to dump these remaining concretions since I was not having much luck. I would guess that these pieces would be void of fossils, but when hitting a new site, I grab any concretion that I see so I can test them out.

 

 

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This is a site that I probably will not visit again.

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Interesting, Ralph.  I agree!  The first time you visit a site it's good to do a survey and pick up a variety of shapes.  Although, the diagonal concretions are typically bad, I'll even grab a few of those.  I even do this in Pit 11, when going to a new area.  You have to find out which ones are likely to have good fossils. 

 

Sorry about your luck...  You had some very good looking shapes!  I have heard that Pit 4 had a good diversity of fossils.

 

Cheers,

Rich

 

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2 minutes ago, stats said:

Interesting, Ralph.  I agree!  The first time you visit a site it's good to do a survey and pick up a variety of shapes.  Although, the diagonal concretions are typically bad, I'll even grab a few of those.  I even do this in Pit 11, when going to a new area.  You have to find out which ones are likely to have good fossils. 

 

Sorry about your luck... I have heard that Pit 4 had a good diversity of fossils.

 

Cheers,

Rich

 

Pit 4 does, and like you, I grab all complete concretions at Pit 11.

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WOW! 

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I was going to go out and do a little fossil collecting today, but decided against it. Instead I pulled out a couple small containers of concretions that I have been freeze / thawing for about 35 sessions. These were just a couple that I decided to place in the freezer. After 35 sessions of freeze / thawing, these pieces did not pop, so I decided to give them a whack.

 

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The majority of these were void of fossils, but here is what I found, nothing special, but it still nice to find something.

 

Annularia-

 

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Macroneuropteris-

 

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Myalinella meeki -

 

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Misc Plant Material-

 

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I have to get back to whacking open concretions, I still have about 15  5-gallon buckets to open.

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Nice!  A day with fossils is always a good day!  Sorry, some were blanks, I guess that's just the way the concretion crumbles...

 

Cheers,

Rich

 

 

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