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Collecting glacial erratic fossils in New York

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Monica

Interesting preservation on that coral - I like it!

 

And that eurypterid - even though you had to leave it behind, I'm :envy: that you even found it!!!

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ynot

Nice finds!

Too bad about the leverite heavierock.

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Fossildude19

Mikey, 

Glad you could get out. Who knew glacial erratics could be so interesting? 

Thanks for the great report. 

That stream looks like a "cool" place to collect. :) 

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Johannes
22 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

Who knew glacial erratics could be so interesting? 

 

Glacial erratics can cover a wide range of geological formations, depending on the area where the glaciers came from. For Eastern Germany (for example), where travelling in other countries was usually no option, a lot of collectors could collect fossils from the early Cambrian up the the Quaternary (with an unfortunate gap between Silurian and Triassic) within one outcrop and learn additionally a lot about the crystalline basement rocks of a whole craton/The Baltic Shield.  There is a german geological society dealing only with glacial erratics.

 

So, nice to hear about collectors from other countries with a rocky heart for glacial erratices. And I know a lot of people who here, who would vaporise the rock shown above, to get the "Shrimp Tail" of the spiny E. and give him a new home....

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mikeymig
6 hours ago, Johannes said:

Glacial erratics can cover a wide range of geological formations, depending on the area where the glaciers came from. For Eastern Germany (for example), where travelling in other countries was usually no option, a lot of collectors could collect fossils from the early Cambrian up the the Quaternary (with an unfortunate gap between Silurian and Triassic) within one outcrop and learn additionally a lot about the crystalline basement rocks of a whole craton/The Baltic Shield.  There is a german geological society dealing only with glacial erratics.

 

So, nice to hear about collectors from other countries with a rocky heart for glacial erratices. And I know a lot of people who here, who would vaporise the rock shown above, to get the "Shrimp Tail" of the spiny E. and give him a new home....

New York State is very glacially formed and many features (including the Adirondack mountains) have been shaped by ice. I live on the ancient shore of Lake Iroquois when Lake Ontario was larger and at the foot of the retreating Wisconsin Glaciation. 

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