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Nimravis

It is nice that you got out, I was playing on going, but I decided against it. You did not do to bad with the concretions and I also picked you the Jellyfish, they are one of my favorite fossils from the Pit. It is nice that you found a partial Tully, they are out there, but just have to be found. Lastly, I would be great if the State would bring some type of digger to the Tipple and turn it over, there are some great fossils there waiting to be uncovered.

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Monica

Congrats on the Tully monster, Ben, and best of luck with the concretions you've collected - I hope you find some amazing goodies in them!!! :fingerscrossed:

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Fossil-Hound

That's really cool. I've always wanted to go there. Well done. Excellent condition for the Tully monster. Well done.

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Tidgy's Dad

Nice that you found a piece of a Tully, it's certainly one on my  list as well.

Good luck finding stuff in the concretions that you found. :)

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deutscheben

Thanks all! Once I start processing them I will post anything interesting in my Mazon Creek finds thread. 

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Al Tahan

Bucket list location! Nice finds :envy:

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deutscheben
39 minutes ago, Al Tahan said:

Bucket list location! Nice finds :envy:

Thanks!

 

On 3/4/2019 at 4:26 AM, Monica said:

Congrats on the Tully monster, Ben, and best of luck with the concretions you've collected - I hope you find some amazing goodies in them!!! :fingerscrossed:

Thanks! And by the way @Monica, have you had a chance to try freeze-thawing any of the concretions I sent you last year? I've been meaning to ask. 

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nala

Hope there will be nice finds in the concretions!:o

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Monica
On 3/5/2019 at 7:52 PM, deutscheben said:

Thanks! And by the way @Monica, have you had a chance to try freeze-thawing any of the concretions I sent you last year? I've been meaning to ask. 

 

Hi again, Ben!

 

I had saved your concretions to use as a winter project, and washed them and soaked them and then placed them in the freezer over the Christmas holidays, and then I have to admit that I forgot about them until this thread appeared on TFF!  I immediately took them out of the freezer and upon thawing noticed that one had popped open!  It's a type of Annularia, I believe - I'll post pictures of it at some point in order to get a definitive ID, but I think I'll wait and post pictures of it along with any other concretions that pop open.  By the way - it popped open in a weird way - one piece is very small and thin while the other piece got the bulk of the rock and is much bigger - I guess that's just how some of the fossils get preserved!

 

I'll tag you when more of the nodules open - I promise I won't forget about them again!!!

 

Thanks again!

 

Monica

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deutscheben

That's great to hear @Monica! Yes, sometimes the plane the fossil lies on within the concretion can leave it split with one very thin side. I think @Nimravishad a few examples in his "Whack it" thread. 

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Nimravis
2 hours ago, deutscheben said:

That's great to hear @Monica! Yes, sometimes the plane the fossil lies on within the concretion can leave it split with one very thin side. I think @Nimravishad a few examples in his "Whack it" thread. 

@Monica and that is what is nice with the freeze / thaw method, you never know where the plane line is. It is funny, but right before I read this I sent a PM to a couple members complaining about Mazon Creek fossils and the Freeze / Thaw method and time it takes. I have about 20 concretions that I have been freeze / thawing in the freezer for months and nothing is popping, some are just breaking apart. In the Spring, after it warms up, I will post the results of my freeze / thawing of 300 perfect shaped concretions over the Winter and see what pops, I am not getting my hopes up.

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deutscheben

I did find one more already split concretion that I wanted to clean up before I posted it:

 

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Some sort of polychaete worm, I'd say- I don't think enough is preserved to ID it beyond that. 

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ynot

Nice find.

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Lpetitt

I’m planning on going this month, where can you park for pit 11?

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