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Peat Burns

Very cool, Ralph.  Those are monsters.

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smt126

This rain has been brutal this year. I've had rivers running through it all year. Got to love the clay soil the glaciers dumped in my back yard.

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Al Tahan

It’s always nice when you find something so close to home!! Very nice :thumbsu:

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FranzBernhard

Sweet!! :wub: Thanks for sharing!

And thanks for the locality pics, too. I like this environment very much, these creeks are so similar to some of the larger creeks around me.

And my closest fossil sites are a little less than 10 miles away, both miocene and devonian sites. Well, for the closest devonian sites I have to drive through some traffic-jammed suburbs... 

Thanks again!
Franz Bernhard

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Nimravis
13 minutes ago, FranzBernhard said:

And my closest fossil sites are a little less than 10 miles away

Yes that is nice, on Monday I am driving 5 1/2 hours to go collecting and once there, I will have more driving hitting road cuts, it will make for a long couple days.

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Jeffrey P

Congratulations. Always nice to add some unique specimens to the collection and those are exquisite. Thanks for sharing.

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Ludwigia

Thanks for the report and congrats on the finds. Nothing like a bit of detective work to increase the chances of success!

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ynot

Nice finds!

Love the terrain of that site.

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stats

Cool!  Looks like the Tentaculites found in the Larson Quarry near DeKalb.

 

Cheers,

Rich

 

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Monica

Beautiful finds, Ralph - I love tentaculitids :wub:

 

I hope you had a great day collecting in Kentucky today!!!

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Tidgy's Dad

Very nice, Ralph. 

Those Tentaculites are lovely and the brachiopods rather interesting as well. :)

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Nimravis
37 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Very nice, Ralph. 

Those Tentaculites are lovely and the brachiopods rather interesting as well. :)

Thanks Adam and to think that they are only a few miles  from my house- and welcome back.

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Shamalama

Awesome finds! I have never seen curved Tentaculites before and those are some big examples too. Thanks for sharing!

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Fossildude19

Great report and finds, Ralph!

Thanks for the post. :) 

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Nimravis

@Shamalama and @Fossildude19 thanks for the comments, this location has a small footprint and you can find this cool fossil.

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stats

I just ordered a used copy of that book for $7 from Abe Books.  I think it's the 1970 edition.

 

Cheers,

Rich

 

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connorp

Quite a neat location! I had never heard of this site (nor Tentaculites) but found it after a little detective work. Found quite a few Tentaculites as expected, as well as a few bryozoans and brachiopod fragments (sorry for the lack of scale cube, don't have it with me right now).

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2 hours ago, connorp said:

Quite a neat location! I had never heard of this site (nor Tentaculites) but found it after a little detective work. Found quite a few Tentaculites as expected, as well as a few bryozoans and brachiopod fragments (sorry for the lack of scale cube, don't have it with me right now).

You can find Tentaculites at the old Larson now Vulcan quarry in DeKalb.

 

Cheers,

Rich

 

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Nimravis
3 hours ago, connorp said:

Quite a neat location! I had never heard of this site (nor Tentaculites) but found it after a little detective work. Found quite a few Tentaculites as expected, as well as a few bryozoans and brachiopod fragments (sorry for the lack of scale cube, don't have it with me right now).

river.thumb.jpeg.2708ef11a18e20c07515ec3431a1ef5b.jpeg IMG_7067.thumb.jpeg.214f8dc673df9d4dda08de1e0eeed1a4.jpeg

IMG_7068.thumb.jpeg.3afa889d7a280db6b187ea9fef6dd24c.jpeg

Nice finds- Looks like the river was running fast.

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stats

Nice specimens!

 

Cheers,

Rich

 

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connorp

From what I have been able to gather, the outcrops along this creek are part of the Brainard Formation, which is a member of the Maquoketa Group as suspected.

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markjw

I love those photographs

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