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First trip over to st. Leon for the year.

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Gizmo

Very nice finds, congrats! :)

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Nimravis

Nice finds, I can never find a Trilobite when I go, I think I need to get lower to the ground :)

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Al Tahan

I love those flexi’s :wub:

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Ludwigia

Good yield!

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Monica

More adorable Ordovician goodies! :wub::trilo:  Congrats on the great finds!

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Manticocerasman

what a beautiful and diversified fauna :) great finds 

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Wrangellian

Some small bugs and brachs are minuscule!... Ya must have been pretty close to the ground as Nim suggests.

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6 hours ago, Nimravis said:

Nice finds, I can never find a Trilobite when I go, I think I need to get lower to the ground :)

Let me know next time you going to go I can show you exactly where they're at.

 

I typically find 6 to 12 every time I go.  

 

You literally have to get on your hands and knees with your face and a half or so from the ground and crawl to find them.

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5 minutes ago, Wrangellian said:

Some small bugs and brachs are minuscule!... Ya must have been pretty close to the ground as Nim suggests.

Hands and knees like playing horse rides with a kid.

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FossilDAWG

That site is amazing, it always gives up something interesting! :wub:

Don

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Tidgy's Dad

Great find! 

Some of those brachiopods are gorgeous.:drool:

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thebluecatapilla

Beautiful finds! I really love the Brachs and the rugs coral. Preservation is beautiful. Hopefully I can make it out to Indiana sometime :) 

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erose

Since the cut exposes almost the entire Richmond "group" and includes a variety of different paleo environments you can come away with a huge variety of fossils. The trick is knowing what layers to explore and concentrate on. The blue shale butter layers are where those little bugs come from. But go up near the top into the Upper Whitewater/Saluda and you will find colonial corals along with the rugose varieties as well as a variety of cephalopods. The upper middle Liberty layers have an amazing variety of brachiopods and bryozoans AND can produce other rare trilobites.  Then at the very bottom in the Arnheim the unusual brachiopod Retrorsirostra shows up.

 

I have spent most of my limited trips there in those blue shales. Along with the little Flexicalymenes I have found a few small Isotelus rollers and crinoid crowns. I REALLY REALLY need to get back there....Dang you all I'm getting Cinci fever bad!

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37 minutes ago, erose said:

Since the cut exposes almost the entire Richmond "group" and includes a variety of different paleo environments you can come away with a huge variety of fossils. The trick is knowing what layers to explore and concentrate on. The blue shale butter layers are where those little bugs come from. But go up near the top into the Upper Whitewater/Saluda and you will find colonial corals along with the rugose varieties as well as a variety of cephalopods. The upper middle Liberty layers have an amazing variety of brachiopods and bryozoans AND can produce other rare trilobites.  Then at the very bottom in the Arnheim the unusual brachiopod Retrorsirostra shows up.

 

I have spent most of my limited trips there in those blue shales. Along with the little Flexicalymenes I have found a few small Isotelus rollers and crinoid crowns. I REALLY REALLY need to get back there....Dang you all I'm getting Cinci fever bad!

Let me know if you plan a trip. We can go together.

 

I have never explored the upper layers since I love the little bugs.

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MeargleSchmeargl

10/10 would prep those rollers (if I had the experience).

 

Awesome selection!

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7 hours ago, MeargleSchmeargl said:

10/10 would prep those rollers (if I had the experience).

 

Awesome selection!

10/10?

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MeargleSchmeargl
On 4/10/2019 at 9:58 PM, Fossil Claw said:

10/10?

Definitely would prep those rollers.

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52 minutes ago, MeargleSchmeargl said:

Definitely would prep those rollers.

I have around 45 to 50 St Leon rollers. Not counting the aditional 20 or so I have traded, given it away or put in options to support the form.

 

So really no big deal if I mess a couple up practicing air abraiding them.

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