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Shark denticle??? Almost has a spider web appearance. 

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Metacoceras, it looks salvageable. 

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After finding those the first trip, i decided to go back a second time last weekend to a different spot. 

 

Listracanthus denticle 

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Mine was unfortunately broke in half and one half is folded into the shale. But hopefully this is the first of many, and God willing find the actual creature that had these!

 

Shark cartilage bit

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Neat death plate in gray shale.

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My first Carboniferous trilobite!! Well a pygidium.... I have a funny feeling there are a lot more to be found there. 

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Continued.........

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My first Carboniferous cephalopod! Two if you include the mini. Still needs some final prep, but i like it. 

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Two large Stigmaria chunks

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This is one of the best preserved psaronius pieces i have ever seen. I'm tempted to slice this in half and polish it for study. 

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DanKurek

Nice finds mate! I really enjoy seeing Carboniferous vertebrate material. Hard to find down in Victoria. As for the "praying mantis spider", I believe it is a long jawed spider (Tetragnathidae) If you are interested. :P

 

Dan

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Ludwigia

Nice to have a couple of honey holes all to yoursel! Don't worry, I won't ask.  Great finds!

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Echinoid

Wow... :drool: :envy:

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Fossildude19

Awesome finds, Charlie!  :faint:

Glad you have an exciting area to explore! :yay-smiley-1:

Such a wide variety of finds - you are bound to find some great things there, I can feel it! :envy:

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FossilsAnonymous

That's pretty cool. My grandfather was in South America and when he woke up there were 100's of wolf spiders in his room.... Shudder

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deutscheben

Those are some really spectacular finds! The cephalopod and gastropod are beautifully preserved, and of course the shark and tetrapod material is terribly exciting too.

 

It's heartening and inspiring to see what sorts of things can be found here in Illinois, if you do the research and put in the work. 

 

Also, love all the extant arthropods too! That baby crawfish looks like a tough guy. 

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FranzBernhard

"And please don't ask where."

No, I don´t ask where, because I am about 10.000 km away ;).

But I am always interested, how other people find their fossil sites, so my question: How did you find these sites?

It seems that they are natural outcrops along small rivers.

And the other question is: These fossils are not all from the same bed, aren´t they?

And last but not least: Congratulations to your finds, I am deeply impressed! You are a lucky guy!
Franz Bernhard

 

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Bullsnake

Wow! About all i can say!:fistbump:

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ynot

Very nice, thanks for the tour.

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aek

Interesting finds! Congrats on the private collecting locality. Hope you find a complete tetrapod:hammer01:

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Missourian

Very nice specimens, with potential for much more. We all are looking forward to see what else comes out.

 

Congrats!

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goatinformationist

Of course I won't ask... and just ignore the drone that will follow your car on Saturday.  Probably nothing.

Thanks for sharing with all of us.  A truly spectacular outing.

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doushantuo

Nice report!

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fossilized6s
20 hours ago, DanKurek said:

Nice finds mate! I really enjoy seeing Carboniferous vertebrate material. Hard to find down in Victoria. As for the "praying mantis spider", I believe it is a long jawed spider (Tetragnathidae) If you are interested. :P

 

Dan

Thanks. And thank you for teaching me something new. Really neat creature.

 

20 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

Nice to have a couple of honey holes all to yoursel! Don't worry, I won't ask.  Great finds!

Thanks.

 

Figure you're far enough away that it wouldn't be an issue, but now that nautiloids are involved i can't be so certain. 

 

15 hours ago, Echinoid said:

Wow... :drool: :envy:

 

15 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

Awesome finds, Charlie!  :faint:

Glad you have an exciting area to explore! :yay-smiley-1:

Such a wide variety of finds - you are bound to find some great things there, I can feel it! :envy:

 

13 hours ago, FossilsAnonymous said:

That's pretty cool. My grandfather was in South America and when he woke up there were 100's of wolf spiders in his room.... Shudder

 

13 hours ago, deutscheben said:

Those are some really spectacular finds! The cephalopod and gastropod are beautifully preserved, and of course the shark and tetrapod material is terribly exciting too.

 

It's heartening and inspiring to see what sorts of things can be found here in Illinois, if you do the research and put in the work. 

 

Also, love all the extant arthropods too! That baby crawfish looks like a tough guy. 

Thanks, guys. I'm very excited to see what can be found. Unfortunately i have limited time there. The owners don't want me out there during hunting season. So only Summer fossil hunts. 

12 hours ago, FranzBernhard said:

"And please don't ask where."

No, I don´t ask where, because I am about 10.000 km away ;).

But I am always interested, how other people find their fossil sites, so my question: How did you find these sites?

It seems that they are natural outcrops along small rivers.

And the other question is: These fossils are not all from the same bed, aren´t they?

And last but not least: Congratulations to your finds, I am deeply impressed! You are a lucky guy!
Franz Bernhard

 

I've always known these formations were there, but i never really hunted them because i didn't want to trespass. So it took a while to hunt down the owners (they don't live on the property). I never would have imagined how rich it is though! 

 

No, these finds are mainly from three different formations on top of one another. 

12 hours ago, Bullsnake said:

Wow! About all i can say!:fistbump:

 

8 hours ago, ynot said:

Very nice, thanks for the tour.

 

8 hours ago, aek said:

Interesting finds! Congrats on the private collecting locality. Hope you find a complete tetrapod:hammer01:

 

5 hours ago, Missourian said:

Very nice specimens, with potential for much more. We all are looking forward to see what else comes out.

 

Congrats!

 

Thanks, guys. I will definitely keep TFF up to date if any more exciting finds happen. Only have until the end of August though.....

 

2 hours ago, goatinformationist said:

Of course I won't ask... and just ignore the drone that will follow your car on Saturday.  Probably nothing.

Thanks for sharing with all of us.  A truly spectacular outing.

 

Lol. I wondered what that 'giant angry bee' sound was.

2 hours ago, doushantuo said:

Nice report!

Thank you.

 

I like to keep them short, picture heavy and to the point. Haha

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caldigger
3 hours ago, goatinformationist said:

Of course I won't ask... and just ignore the drone that will follow your car on Saturday.  Probably nothing.

Thanks for sharing with all of us.  A truly spectacular outing.

It's OK buddy, you can skip the drone. 

I've already attached the tracking device to his car. We can just sit back and let the GPS do all the work. :D

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Nimravis

Great finds there, congrats and keep posting more.

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FranzBernhard

Thanks for the infos!

Franz Bernhard

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Archie

Awesome finds and wildlife pics!

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Monica

What a crazy and exciting mix of fossils!!!  I am :envy:

 

I particularly love the cephalopod with a brachiopod on the same plate - beautiful!!! :wub:

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Tidgy's Dad

Nice report.

That cephalopod is astonishingly beautiful and I love the trilobite too! :wub:

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