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A walk down the creek in Longbranch yields marine fossils

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markjw

A 15cm fossil from "Nautiloid Alley" alongside the creek in Long Branch, Ontario. Also separate images from a "two-fer". For some reason, one sometimes encounters 2 or 3 close together in the same medium sized rock.

aChambers70.jpg

aTwo-1.jpg

aTwo-2.jpg

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markjw

Here is a little 5cm chunk

aNiceChunk.jpg

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Mark Kmiecik

Nice finds. Thanks for posting. 

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caldigger

Those nautiloids were know for making suicide pacts with their buddies. :P

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Tidgy's Dad

Very nice finds! :)

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markjw

Thanks for upbeat comments colleagues !

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Manticocerasman

nice orthocones :)

 

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Monica

I love orthoconic nautiloids, too - I think they're my favourite thing to find in the area!  The ones you've found are likely Treptoceras crebriseptum - they are the most common ones to be found in the GTA (where exposed fossiliferous rocks are from the Georgian Bay Formation, Upper Ordovician).

 

Welcome to the forum from your "neighbour" in Mississauga :)

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markjw

Thanks colleagues!

Monica, I am going to start paying attention to the latin names even though I can't yet pronounce them. I'd love to be able to differentiate the types.

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sixgill pete

Very nice. One of the greatest thing about our forum (besides the people) is being able to see photos of fossils you cannot find in your area. it allows all of us to be exposed to new things and broaden our horizons and minds.

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Ludwigia

Nice nauties! Did you go up the creek from Marie Curtis Park?

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markjw

Thanks sgp; Loving the tooth you just posted. Wow!

 

Ludwigia: Yes. North of the bridge at Lakeshore Road I've encountered many...surprised that others haven't picked them up, because they are really spectacular, even to a layman. I leave most of them in the water for others to re-discover when the water level goes down.

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Wrangellian

I think to the layman, if it isn't a dinosaur or shark tooth it holds no interest. (Sorry, another upbeat comment)

I for one like the orthocones! Keep them coming.

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