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Fossil hunting in St. Petersburg's area, Russia

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St. Petersburg's area is a is famous for its trilobites. I traveled in this city in last year. Today I show some photos of St. Petersburg city, paleo site and my finds.

 

This is the most famous view of St. Petersburg - drawbridges. All tourists are watching on this bridge in white nights. White nigths are begining in June and it does not get dark at night because Petersburg is a northern city

 

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Sightseeing - the sphinx of Egypt stands on the embankment of the river Neva. This sphinx was bought in 19 century by the Russian Tsar

 

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I'm looking for fossils

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My findings. А lot of trilobites. I found whole trilobites too

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I prep trilobite Asaphus lepidurus

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Fruitbat

Very nice!  Thanks for sharing!

 

-Joe

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Kane

Thanks for the trip (and hopefully you will post more from this area!). What I would not give to collect there and find asaphids! Hopefully one day...

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These were the things I personally found. I was looking for about 3 hours and not a professional restorer. Below are trilobites, which I bought or changed from professional restorers

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Illaenus sp.

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4 minutes ago, Kane said:

Thanks for the trip (and hopefully you will post more from this area!). What I would not give to collect there and find asaphids! Hopefully one day...

Thank you for liking my walk! Asaphus is not a rare find in our places, come to St. Petersburg :hearty-laugh:

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Gizmo

Very nice! :)

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Troodon

  I see Asaphus trilobites sold at the Tucson fossil show in plates with multiple specimens, they are very nice.  Thank you for sharing you photos, it's always nice to see where they are collected.  

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1 minute ago, Troodon said:

  I see Asaphus trilobites sold at the Tucson fossil show in plates with multiple specimens, they are very nice.  Thank you for sharing you photos, it's always nice to see where they are collected.  

The best selling trilobite in our country is Asaphus kowalewskii, because eyes on stems look interesting. it's not expensive trilobite (~$100 in Russia and ~ $200 Europe/USA)

If you want I can post some photos of the rare trilibites. But It's not my species

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Fossildude19

Excellent report and finds!  :wub: 

Thanks for showing us the site.  

I've always wondered what it would look like.  :) 

Regards, 

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9 minutes ago, procurator said:

If you want I can post some photos of the rare trilibites. But It's not my species

Of course always nice to see rare one

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2 minutes ago, Troodon said:

Of course always nice to see rare one

 

Boedaspis ensifer

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Paraceraurus exsul

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Scotoharpes spasski

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Pandaspinapiga neizkovski

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Remopleurides elongatus

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Megistaspidella triangularis

 

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Cybele panderi

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Troodon

Spectacular to say the least, they are jaw dropping,  thanks for posting.  Do you ever find any of these rare one?

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1 minute ago, Troodon said:

Spectacular to say the least, they are jaw dropping,  thanks for posting.  Do you ever find any of these rare one?

No, sorry. I have only one rare trilobite, who found himself. But I paid for prepping. I found  it in 1995 when I was a child. 

It's Pteregometopus

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Pemphix

:faint: WOW !

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Oxytropidoceras

Great trilobites. Thanks for posting them all. I have been to St. Petersburg several times visiting in-laws in both summer and winter. It is a very beautiful and historic city.

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