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kenballus

I found these two when I was a child in Orange County, NY. Does anyone have an ID? From what I can tell, they're Goniatites. I can post more pictures if these aren't clear enough. Thanks!

 

Here are the pictures. For some reason, it's not letting me upload them here.

https://imgur.com/a/tRRAfi1#BtnFMPp

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Kane

As long as your pictures can be resized to below 3.5 mb, we'll see them. The danger of posting them on third party sites is that they may no longer be viable in future. In addition, some of us are not happy viewing images from sites that gather our personal data. Do try again to post images here. :) 

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WhodamanHD

I gotcha:

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WhodamanHD

A goniatite for sure, though I can’t tell them apart. I know one of the more common (well for a goniatite) ones is Tornoceras

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Kane

Looks like goniatite to me. Thanks @WhodamanHD!

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BobWill

It looks a lot like the Imitoceras sp. we find in Texas.

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Jeffrey P

Those do look like partial goniatites. Nice finds. I'm curious. I've collected fossils in Orange County, NY. I've never encountered any goniatites there. They would have to be from Middle Devonian sediments which are exposed in Highland Mills or in the western side of the county such as near Port Jervis and Cuddlebackville. Are those from any of the above mentioned places? Otherwise I suspect they might be a product of glacial or human transport.  

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kenballus

@Jeffrey P It was a very long time ago that I found these, but I'm pretty sure they were from Montgomery; I very rarely hunted anywhere else. I never found any other goniatites in my many hours of searching as a kid, so I think it's pretty likely that they were transported to my area somehow, unless I found them somewhere else and forgot.

 

Thanks @WhodamanHD for posting my pictures.

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Jeffrey P

Montgomery, N.Y. has the highest concentration of mastodon remains in New York. Ever find any of those? 

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kenballus

Unfortunately, I never found a mastodon. I haven't been in Montgomery for any substantial amount of time since I was about 14. I went to middle school right across the street from a site where they dug one up. Apparently, they built a dollar store right next to it a few years ago.

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kenballus

Does anyone have any suggestions for how to clean these up? My girlfriend's birthday is coming up and I want to mount one of them and make a necklace. If I were to polish them traditionally, would I risk rubbing out some of the detail?

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Kane
1 minute ago, kenballus said:

Does anyone have any suggestions for how to clean these up? My girlfriend's birthday is coming up and I want to mount one of them and make a necklace. If I were to polish them traditionally, would I risk rubbing out some of the detail?

I give them a few blasts from my Paasche for abrasion. Be careful, though, as you can strip the coverage if the PSI is too high.

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