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BLT
4 hours ago, Northern Sharks said:

Sorry I missed you, but the lady I did talk to seemed nice. She probably asked her husband "what forum was he talking about?" after I left.

That is just too funny! Lol

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BLT

What is the best way of preventing my brachiopod hash plates from Penn Dixie from crumbling apart? 

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Darktooth
1 hour ago, BLT said:

This is one of my favorite trilobites from from the dig:

 

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50 minutes ago, BLT said:

Another favorite:

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Congratulations on some nice trilo finds!

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BLT
Just now, Darktooth said:

 

Congratulations on some nice trilo finds!

Thanks! :)

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Malcolmt

Looks like you dun real good. Was great to meet you and all the other fossil forum folks. Monica even brought the formum crew brownies of which gus and his kids had multiples.....

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Scylla
24 minutes ago, Malcolmt said:

Looks like you dun real good. Was great to meat you and all the other gossil forum folks. Monica even brought the formum crew brownies of which gus and his kids had multiples.....

Guilty as charged. :drool: Monica makes good brownies

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Monica

I was happy to contribute :)

 

Wow, am I ever tired this morning!!!  The border crossing on the way back was MUCH longer than on the way there.  I definitely chose the wrong line - the Canadian border agent seemed to hold up many cars/mini-vans, including ours.  I think he was a little wary when I mentioned we had been collecting fossils, and when I showed him one of my finds as well as an article on Penn Dixie he closed his door and we had to wait.  Then he asked what it was that I showed him - I said a trilobite - he asked if it was a kind of insect - I said it was an extinct animal that lived almost 400 million years ago - he closed the door again - after a few minutes he let us go.  Hopefully our long wait will make it easier for other fossil-collectors crossing into Canada in the future if they happen to get that particular border agent :P

 

I'll post pictures as soon as my stuff is washed up...

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BLT

While cleaning one of my rocks from Penn Dixie this morning, this little guy popped out. 

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Jeffrey P

Nice Greenops pygidium. Congratulations.

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Ludwigia

Nice finds Monica. I've no idea what your mystery finds are, but I'm curious to hear what others have to say.

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BLT
16 minutes ago, Monica said:

Yes, @BLT - nice Greenops (and a nice pair of Eldredgeops rana, too!)!  I'm sorry we missed you yesterday - perhaps next year we'll be at Penn Dixie on the same day.

Thanks! I have been cleaning my rocks all morning and am finding all sorts of hidden treasures. (We literally took a trunk full of rocks home.) After a quick search for trilobites, my husband and I actually spent most of our time at Penn Dixie searching for brachiopods and crinoids. I found lots of hash plates, but some are already crumbling to pieces. :(

 

We are definitely planning on attending next year. My husband had caught the fossil collecting bug now! Lol. Hopefully, I will get to meet you and Viola then. Great pics! I wish I’d gotten a group pic while I was there. Oh well. Next year! :)

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Kane
3 minutes ago, BLT said:

Thanks! I have been cleaning my rocks all morning and am finding all sorts of hidden treasures. (We literally took a trunk full of rocks home.) After a quick search for trilobites, my husband and I actually spent most of our time at Penn Dixie searching for brachiopods and crinoids. I found lots of hash plates, but some are already crumbling to pieces. :(

 

We are definitely planning on attending next year. My husband had caught the fossil collecting bug now! Lol. Hopefully, I will get to meet you and Viola then. Great pics! I wish I’d gotten a group pic while I was there. Oh well. Next year! :)

Yeah, the Bayview beds tend to get crumbly with exposure, but they definitely have the most inflated brachs! Everyone seemed to come away with some good Devonian treasures. Hopefully we'll make it out again in summer or autumn to get our wrecking crew back together. :) 

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Kane
4 hours ago, Monica said:

I was happy to contribute :)

 

Wow, am I ever tired this morning!!!  The border crossing on the way back was MUCH longer than on the way there.  I definitely chose the wrong line - the Canadian border agent seemed to hold up many cars/mini-vans, including ours.  I think he was a little wary when I mentioned we had been collecting fossils, and when I showed him one of my finds as well as an article on Penn Dixie he closed his door and we had to wait.  Then he asked what it was that I showed him - I said a trilobite - he asked if it was a kind of insect - I said it was an extinct animal that lived almost 400 million years ago - he closed the door again - after a few minutes he let us go.  Hopefully our long wait will make it easier for other fossil-collectors crossing into Canada in the future if they happen to get that particular border agent :P

 

I'll post pictures as soon as my stuff is washed up...

Blame the long weekend for the lineup, otherwise one can usually sail through (getting into the US, however, can sometimes take a much longer time!). We always keep a few specimens ready to hand just in case the CBSA makes further inquiries, but so far they've just cheerfully waved us through. But that's pretty cool that you got to do some serendipitous education! Hopefully it will make for an easier crossing in the future. :) When we enter the US side, we're always careful to say we are there to collect and not hunt fossils, as they sometimes hear "hunt" with the connotation of involving firearms and live animals! :D Most of the time, Homeland gives us a strange look... "you're here for fossils and not to go shopping or watch the Bills game?" :P 

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Monica
1 hour ago, Ludwigia said:

Nice finds Monica. I've no idea what your mystery finds are, but I'm curious to hear what others have to say.

Thanks, Roger!

 

1 hour ago, BLT said:

Thanks! I have been cleaning my rocks all morning and am finding all sorts of hidden treasures. (We literally took a trunk full of rocks home.) After a quick search for trilobites, my husband and I actually spent most of our time at Penn Dixie searching for brachiopods and crinoids. I found lots of hash plates, but some are already crumbling to pieces. :(

 

We are definitely planning on attending next year. My husband had caught the fossil collecting bug now! Lol. Hopefully, I will get to meet you and Viola then. Great pics! I wish I’d gotten a group pic while I was there. Oh well. Next year! :)

I know what you mean re: crumbly hash plates - last October, Viola brought home some pieces that were full of stuff, but almost all of it crumbled as soon as we tried to wash it.  The hash plates from Hungry Hollow are much sturdier, so perhaps you can cross over into Ontario at some point and collect from there :)

As for partners catching the fossil-collecting bug - my husband has not, and neither has our son, so it's just me and Viola (for now, at least...)

 

48 minutes ago, Kane said:

Blame the long weekend for the lineup, otherwise one can usually sail through (getting into the US, however, can sometimes take a much longer time!). We always keep a few specimens ready to hand just in case the CBSA makes further inquiries, but so far they've just cheerfully waved us through. But that's pretty cool that you got to do some serendipitous education! Hopefully it will make for an easier crossing in the future. :) When we enter the US side, we're always careful to say we are there to collect and not hunt fossils, as they sometimes hear "hunt" with the connotation of involving firearms and live animals! :D Most of the time, Homeland gives us a strange look... "you're here for fossils and not to go shopping or watch the Bills game?" :P 

The lineup into the US was non-existent, but the lineup out of the US was enormous!!!  I also think that we chose our line poorly since our border agent was VERY thorough - we were not the only vehicle that spent more than a minute before being released.

By the way - good point re: terminology to use at the border, especially when entering the US - I'll have to make sure to avoid using the word "hunt" whenever possible!

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Monica

I forgot to include a picture of a little bivalve imprint that I found yesterday:

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And here are a couple of close-ups of the orthoconic nautiloid (because I love orthoconic nautiloids!):

 

Here's a close-up of the piece that I photographed earlier:

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And here's the other side of the specimen (this is the piece that alerted me to the existence of the specimen - this small piece of rock came off while hammering, and when I saw it I checked the larger piece of rock for the other side of the specimen, and I found it - hooray!):

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So what do you think - Spyroceras as suggested earlier?

 

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BLT

This chunky hash piece is different from all of the other rocks I brought home. I think it is mostly a hodgepodge of several trilo-bits, although I am wondering about the branching lines. Are they crinoids or bryozoa?

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Kane

Your second pic seems to have the long lappets of a Bellacartwrightia. Quite uncommon! :fistbump:

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ynot

Sounds like Y'all had a lot of fun, wish I could have been there.

Nice finds as well!

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Sjfriend

Great to see the finds. Wish I could have visited. Just learned about it during surprise NY visit. Maybe another year.

 

As for crossing US / CA border, terminology and agent can be the difference.  Also, have to be careful with the Canada side as I've read / and talked to a person at the natural office in British Columbia, that the Canadian Gov permanently owns all fossils found there so want to make sure the US finds are well established as coming from there. Kinda bummed about that as I'd hoped to visit a few during drive from Alaska.

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