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I found my first phyllocarid carapace :)

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Al Tahan

I went back to Deep Springs rd last weekend. It was my 2nd time there. I couldn’t sit around on my Saturday off and do nothing lol. Fishing season doesn’t start till April 1st so March puts me in this odd limbo of waiting for the fun to begin. Now that I know how to get to DSR no problem and I live so close I will probably visit several times this year. It’s a really fun site for diversity. I want to see how much I can find and catalogue. Perhaps in the future I will make a little personal reference guide for DSR

 

Anyway. Pretty sure I found my first phyllocarid carapace this past weekend. It’s not much but I find it to be pretty cool. I have a phyllocarid mandible I found in the wanakah shale in Buffalo so it’s fun to try and find more of the animal. 

 

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This is the part and counterpart of the larger specimen. I only have a scale on 1 but they are the same specimen. 

 

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This is the smaller one I found with a scale. 

 

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Im a big fan of these goniatites that come from DSR. I got a decent one last trip. 

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doushantuo

you DO find some good stuff,Al!

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Al Tahan

 

This is everything I took home my last trip..I found a good amount of bivalves that I’m starting to ID!

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I also found my first dipleura piece 

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Here are the greenops finds. Just some partials and a poor condition full trilobite.

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Im actually going back again Sunday...still not April 1st yet...so fishing is on hold...the hunting continues :)

 

 

thanks,

Al

 

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Al Tahan

Thanks! @doushantuo I’ll give the location all the credit though lol :). I’m lucky to live close by to a diverse site.

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Tidgy's Dad

Some very nice finds. :)

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Manticocerasman
30 minutes ago, Al Tahan said:

Min a big fan of these goniatites that come from DSR. I got a decent one last trip. 

 

you colected some nice fossils there :)

And who doesn't like goniatites :D

 

what is the age of those fossils?

 

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Fossildude19

 

4 minutes ago, Manticocerasman said:

what is the age of those fossils?

Givetian.  ;) 
 

Nice Rhinocaris, Al! 

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Pagurus

I'd be back there in a minute if I lived closer. Nice finds, Al. This warmer weather is making me itch. :P  Maybe I'll go out in my yard today and split a few chunks I still have. You're doing really well there, Al.

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Manticocerasman
1 hour ago, Fossildude19 said:

 

Givetian.  ;) 

Thx for the info :D

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Jeffrey P

Congratulations on a nice haul. Looks like some Grammysia and Grammysoidea bivalves, Spinocyrtia and Rhipdomella brachiopods. You found some really nice goniatites- those are generally uncommon complete like that.  

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DevonianDigger

Did you leave anything for the rest of us? Lol!

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FranzBernhard
57 minutes ago, DevonianDigger said:

Did you leave anything for the rest of us? Lol!

Only the Trilos... ;).

3 hours ago, Al Tahan said:

Perhaps in the future I will make a little personal reference guide for DSR.

Great, Great, Great!!

Franz Bernhard

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Al Tahan
3 hours ago, Pagurus said:

I'd be back there in a minute if I lived closer. Nice finds, Al. This warmer weather is making me itch. :P  Maybe I'll go out in my yard today and split a few chunks I still have. You're doing really well there, Al.

Thanks!! We are finally getting decent weather. Taking full advantage! 

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Al Tahan
2 hours ago, Jeffrey P said:

Congratulations on a nice haul. Looks like some Grammysia and Grammysoidea bivalves, Spinocyrtia and Rhipdomella brachiopods. You found some really nice goniatites- those are generally uncommon complete like that.  

Yea the one goniatite I found that I pictured up close popped right out!!

 

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Thats the in situ shot. So far on my top 3 as far as favorites go from DSR

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Al Tahan
1 hour ago, DevonianDigger said:

Did you leave anything for the rest of us? Lol!

Oh yes I left plenty :) :hammer01: lol

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Al Tahan
3 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

 

Givetian.  ;) 
 

Nice Rhinocaris, Al! 

Thanks!! Now I have to find the other phyllocarid from DSR!

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Al Tahan

Thanks! @Tidgy's Dad

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Darktooth

Looks like this young Whipper Snapper is gonna be competition!:P

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Monica

Congratulations on all of the great finds, especially on your first bit of a phyllocarid!!!  Wow!!!

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Jackson g
On 3/29/2019 at 9:26 AM, Al Tahan said:

Fishing season doesn’t start till April 1st so March puts me in this odd limbo of waiting for the fun to begin

I know it's the fossil forum not the fishing forum haha, but what do you fish for? I feel ya here. Crappie will be crazy in no time here, but I do a lot of catfishing too. Either way you can fill your freezer in days here at Truman Lake. Love the partial and rough complete greenops. Keep at it, you'll find a great complete one soon.

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Al Tahan
6 hours ago, Jackson g said:

I know it's the fossil forum not the fishing forum haha, but what do you fish for? I feel ya here. Crappie will be crazy in no time here, but I do a lot of catfishing too. Either way you can fill your freezer in days here at Truman Lake. Love the partial and rough complete greenops. Keep at it, you'll find a great complete one soon.

Oneida lake smallmouth and largemouth bass are my main squeeze. But I’m going to be getting into some trout this April in Rome area on the Mohawk. 

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Darktooth
30 minutes ago, Al Tahan said:

Oneida lake smallmouth and largemouth bass are my main squeeze. But I’m going to be getting into some trout this April in Rome area on the Mohawk. 

Don't forget West Canada Creek! I haven't fished it yet but I hear that it is a great trout fishery. And if the fish aren't  biting you can hunt for Herkimer Diamonds instead!:D

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Jackson g
14 hours ago, Al Tahan said:

Oneida lake smallmouth and largemouth bass are my main squeeze. But I’m going to be getting into some trout this April in Rome area on the Mohawk. 

Awesome. Ive never fished for trout myself, i hear it's tasty though when cooked right. We have our fair share of bass here also but I don't prefer the taste to other catches. Post a pic if you get a big ol trout for me!

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