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Emthegem

Hi all!

I managed to go on 3 large fossil hunting trips this weekend and pulled in easily the BIGGEST haul so far with the most variety as well! The first two pictures were from Mimico creek and the rest were a mix of Humber river and a separate section of Mimico creek. I managed to pull in my second trilobite from the area so that was very exciting! Also pulled a bunch of stuff that I was not able to identify: 

 

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/\ This was the haul from last Friday night

 

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/\ This is the trilobite I found!!! Very excited to have a second one - its been a while since the last one I found :trilo:

 

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/\ This was the full haul for the weekend trip at Mimico and Humber

 

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/\ Some Orthoconic Nautiloids as usual. Although it seems that this isn't just the same species I usually find as some of the patterns were much smoother than what I usually find

 

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A couple decent looking Crinoid stalks /\

 

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/\ Lots of different shells this time, with a nice range of lined shells as well as 'mussel' looking shells (don't know the scientific names for these ones yet - sorry :/)

 

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/\ A close-up of the real nicely defined deathbed of TONS of shells! Unfortunately the hammer I used for cracking bounced off this rock and mashed my thumb in so that wasn't very fun. But its healing up nicely so I'd say it was worth it haha

 

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/\ Variety different sizes of coral (if you guys could help me identify which type that would be sweet!)

 

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/\ These were the weird ones. I'm not even sure if these are even fossils but I figured I might as well take em just in case - better safe than sorry!! (I am posting these two in identification later!)

 

I was very proud of this haul! Lots of diversity compared to the usual hunt which is nice because I'm kind of getting a little tired of the mountains of Nautiloids we have piling up in the collection:headscratch:

Let me know what you guys think of these ones!!!:dinothumb:

 

-Em

 

 

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JamieLynn

Love the orthocones and crinoids!

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Emthegem
1 hour ago, JamieLynn said:

Love the orthocones and crinoids!

Thanks!!!

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FossilNerd

Very nice! Congrats on finding the second trilobite! :dinothumb:

 

I know you have a lot of orthoconic nautiloids and they are a little lackluster in your eyes, but I’m fond of this plate you found. :) 

 

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Mark Kmiecik

Nice finds. Is one of your sites adjacent to a golf course?

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Emthegem
7 hours ago, FossilNerd said:

Very nice! Congrats on finding the second trilobite! :dinothumb:

 

I know you have a lot of orthoconic nautiloids and they are a little lackluster in your eyes, but I’m fond of this plate you found. :) 

 

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Thanks! I do still enjoy finding them, I'm just currently looking for more diversity in my collection. Although That piece is probably in my top 5 nicest specimen!!!

 

-Em

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Emthegem
On 2019-08-08 at 2:27 PM, Mark Kmiecik said:

Nice finds. Is one of your sites adjacent to a golf course?

Not quite, but it is close enough that I have a found a bunch of golf balls that get swept from further upstream. 

 

I'm curious now, are golf courses good/bad places to search?

 

-Em

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Al Tahan

Love the Toronto fauna. I have some family up there. I’m gonna have to go out and walk some creeks sometime 

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Mark Kmiecik
33 minutes ago, Emthegem said:

I'm curious now, are golf courses good/bad places to search?

I haven't seen any with exposures, but if you find one you might be allowed to search in winter.

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Emthegem
3 hours ago, Mark Kmiecik said:

I haven't seen any with exposures, but if you find one you might be allowed to search in winter.

On google maps I've located a couple with decent looking rock patches. Unfortunately, they are probably going to pelt me with golf balls for trespassing rip :default_faint:

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Monica

Great stuff!!!  And congrats on your second trilobite - they're not as easy to come by here as in other places so that's a wonderful find!!! :dinothumb::trilo:

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