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Emthegem

Location: Etobicoke creek, Toronto, CA

Date collected: July 27th, 2019

 

Hello!

 

I pulled in a whole bunch of fossils along the Etobicoke creek (a little bit further north compared to my last trip - almost same location though). LOTS of Orthoconic Nautiloids (as usual), a couple different bivalves and a few crinoid fragments. 

 

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This is the nautiloid haul. The top right one doesn't look like much but there are about 5 or 6 nautiloids embedded in the matrix! I'm considering learning how to clean up the fossils so that I can show it off in all its glory!

 

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These are the bivalves and other stuff collected.

 

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These are two separate MASSIVE chunks of monster Nautiloids (~5cm in diameter) - hopefully I can clean this one up as it would make a veryyy nice shelf piece!

 

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Closeup on the full bivalve, I've never really found a complete bivalve with both shells in one clump like this before (correct me if its actually just a lame rock - I could be wrong).

 

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I thought this one was really interesting: notice the dark brown, lined layer just under the rocky outer layer? I've seen a good lot of Orthoconic Nautiloids but I haven't seen a layer like this before. Maybe its nothing but I thought it might be worth looking into - let me know if you guys have any info, or what you think!

 

Anyways thats what I pulled in this past weekend! I'd say its a decent haul, not my nicest stuff but still a good lot.

 

-Em

 

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Darktooth

Nice finds, Congratulations!

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Emthegem
3 hours ago, Darktooth said:

Nice finds, Congratulations!

Thanks!

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Ludwigia
10 hours ago, Emthegem said:

 

 I'm considering learning how to clean up the fossils so that I can show it off in all its glory!

 

I'd suggest you get in touch with @Malcolmt. Maybe you could pay him a visit, see his setup and get some advice from him.

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Mark Kmiecik

Nice haul. Don't consider learning, just do it. Get a cheap pin vise and points online or from your local hardware store and pick at a less-than-great specimen. It's not really rocket science, just tedious work. You remove what isn't fossil and what remains is fossil. It's that simple.

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Emthegem
2 hours ago, Mark Kmiecik said:

Nice haul. Don't consider learning, just do it. Get a cheap pin vise and points online or from your local hardware store and pick at a less-than-great specimen. It's not really rocket science, just tedious work. You remove what isn't fossil and what remains is fossil. It's that simple.

Okay I'll give it a shot!

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Ludwigia

Pin vise is in principle a good suggestion, but I'm afraid you might find it more than tedious on the material you're finding.

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Emthegem
5 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

Pin vise is in principle a good suggestion, but I'm afraid you might find it more than tedious on the material you're finding.

I practiced chipping away with the sharp end of my rock pick and some fine tools, but unfortunately I believe you are right as most of the rocks i found are veryyy hard. Although they do have some softer sandstone-like pockets within the matrix that are easier to chip away at.

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JUAN EMMANUEL
21 hours ago, Emthegem said:

I practiced chipping away with the sharp end of my rock pick and some fine tools, but unfortunately I believe you are right as most of the rocks i found are veryyy hard. 

Welcome to the world that is called the Georgian Bay Formation.:wacko:

That’s quite a haul. 

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