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Mark Kmiecik

The nautiloids are sweeeet!

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Emthegem
26 minutes ago, Mark Kmiecik said:

The nautiloids are sweeeet!

Thanks!! :)

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markjw

Those are spectacular finds.

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FossilNerd

Very cool! Look like very nice fossils by any standards. :) 

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Emthegem
23 minutes ago, FossilNerd said:

Very cool! Look like very nice fossils by any standards. :) 

Haha thanks!!!!

37 minutes ago, markjw said:

Those are spectacular finds.

Thank you!!

53 minutes ago, Monica said:

Great finds!!!

 

The nautiloids are Treptoceras crebriseptum.

 

The black bivalve imprint/impression is Pholadomorpha pholadiformis (I think).

 

The bivalve imprint/impression with ridges is Ambonychia radiata.

 

The gastropods are Lophospira sp. (I think).

Wow thanks for identifying them, you obviously know a lot more than me haha!

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Ludwigia

Nice finds! There seems to be a never-ending supply of nautiloids along that creek.

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deutscheben

Excellent pieces! I love the assortment. It was a good day for Ontario trip reports yesterday. :)

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Al Tahan
On 7/22/2019 at 6:29 PM, Emthegem said:

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:default_clap2:beautiful specimen 

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Pagurus

:crab:  Thanks for sharing your finds. Beautiful nautiloids. Congratulations.

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dalmayshun

the internal structure showing in the third photo should get wide distribution, it is so clear and as they say "a picture is worth a thousand words."  Wonderful fossils. 

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Emthegem

 

6 hours ago, Pagurus said:

:crab:  Thanks for sharing your finds. Beautiful nautiloids. Congratulations.

 

7 hours ago, Al Tahan said:

:default_clap2:beautiful specimen 

 

7 hours ago, deutscheben said:

Excellent pieces! I love the assortment. It was a good day for Ontario trip reports yesterday. :)

 

13 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

Nice finds! There seems to be a never-ending supply of nautiloids along that creek.

Wow thanks to everyone and their nice comments I really appreciate it! I will definitely be on here more often and sending in more fossil searches when I get the chance!

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Emthegem
8 hours ago, JUAN EMMANUEL said:

This fella here looks more like a Modiolopsis ovata. Some of the gastropods also could be Hormotoma gracilis. 

Very nice haul. Can I assume you were hunting not far from Lake Ontario?

Yep!, just a couple kilometers up from the lake - down Etobicoke creek. I used to find lots of very interesting stuff more north on the Humber river but our spot got covered by old concrete when they repaired the bridge so that sucked ;( I'm going to try some new rivers soon though!

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markjw

I want to find new places too.
Lately I've explored Joshua's Creek in Oakville. It is full of distinctive Georgian Bay type 'trace fossils', and there are multi-layer outcrops on the banks, but few fossils.

Today I explored 300m of the creek and brought home only 2 fair/good fossil rocks. So I'll be looking for new rivers as well.

Good luck on your search.

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DeepTimeIsotopes

Those ones with the internal structures hollowed out are so beautiful!:wub: It’s easy to see how they functioned and to see hints of its life cycle.

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1 minute ago, markjw said:

I want to find new places too.
Lately I've explored Joshua's Creek in Oakville. It is full of distinctive Georgian Bay type 'trace fossils', and there are multi-layer outcrops on the banks, but few fossils.

Today I explored 300m of the creek and brought home only 2 fair/good fossil rocks. So I'll be looking for new rivers as well.

Good luck on your search.

I would HIGHLY recommend Etobicoke creek or Humber river if you get the chance! Etobicoke has lots of good stuff and accounts for everything I've found so far this summer, a seemingly infinite amount of orthoconic nautiloids and shells. I used to go to the same spot a couples kilometers north from the lake on the Humber riverside, although I haven't been since they did a lot of construction 8 or so years ago (I do plan to go sometime this summer though!) I've also heard of Mimico creek being decent, although I've never been personally (I also intend to visit this summer as well).

 

Along Etobicoke creek you can also find lots of cliffsides with various strata layers. Unfortunately I'm not sure which layers typically yield fossils so I haven't found anything interesting there yet but if you knew the layers I'd imagine it'd be a pretty lucrative opportunity.

 

Hopefully this helps!

 

-Em

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3 minutes ago, UtahFossilHunter said:

Those ones with the internal structures hollowed out are so beautiful!:wub: It’s easy to see how they functioned and to see hints of its life cycle.

Thanks! It's crazy to think that the air in some of the unopened pockets are hundreds of millions of years old! (I might be wrong about this not sure...?)

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21 hours ago, Emthegem said:

I would HIGHLY recommend Etobicoke creek or Humber river if you get the chance! Etobicoke has lots of good stuff and accounts for everything I've found so far this summer, a seemingly infinite amount of orthoconic nautiloids and shells. I used to go to the same spot a couples kilometers north from the lake on the Humber riverside, although I haven't been since they did a lot of construction 8 or so years ago (I do plan to go sometime this summer though!) I've also heard of Mimico creek being decent, although I've never been personally (I also intend to visit this summer as well).

 

Along Etobicoke creek you can also find lots of cliffsides with various strata layers. Unfortunately I'm not sure which layers typically yield fossils so I haven't found anything interesting there yet but if you knew the layers I'd imagine it'd be a pretty lucrative opportunity.

 

Hopefully this helps!

 

-Em

Thanks for the tip. I've had great luck at Etobicoke Creek but I've never visited Humber River and I think I should.

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Tidgy's Dad

Love the gastropod plate! :b_love1:

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Emthegem
55 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Love the gastropod plate! :b_love1:

Thanks! This kind of fossil seems to be somewhat of an anomaly when it comes to the fossils around my area, I've only ever found two or three plates with those species on it, but they always look exactly the same with tons of gastropod all throughout the plates. I believe they are Lophospira.

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