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Finding trilobites in Las Vegas

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Kane

Judging by this image, I would guess fragmentary impression of an Olenellus terminatus of the lower Pioche shale. 

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Plantguy

Nice finds, especially the traces and nice compilation video. I remember collecting Olenellids many years ago in nearby SoCal....congrats!

Regards, Chris 

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Nimravis

Great finds and a really great video.

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Jeffrey P

I visited that spot a few years ago when I stopped in Las Vegas on my way back from the Grand Canyon. Unfortunately I walked a little too far and dug in an exposure that produced a number of interesting ichnofossils (similar to yours), but no trilobites. Your report and excellent film has encouraged me to want to go back and give it another try the next time I'm out there. Thank you and best wishes.

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Fossil-Hound

Interesting trace fossils. Keep it up.

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Nimravis
8 hours ago, Jeffrey P said:

I visited that spot a few years ago when I stopped in Las Vegas on my way back from the Grand Canyon. Unfortunately I walked a little too far and dug in an exposure that produced a number of interesting ichnofossils (similar to yours), but no trilobites. Your report and excellent film has encouraged me to want to go back and give it another try the next time I'm out there. Thank you and best wishes.

Ditto for me.

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KOI

Thanks for replies! I'm new to the forum and just learning how to navigate this massive treasure trove of knowledge but it is so cool to be able to get in touch with people who care about fossils!

Kane: Thanks for helping with ID of the trilobite!

JeffreyP and Nimravis: If you will get there check out the rock we left under the huge tire (5:37 on the video).

 

 

 

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ober

very neat video and info about the site. thanks.

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