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My last 6 weeks fossil hunting

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RJB

The detail on that one is truly amazing!

 

RB

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Fossildude19

Congratulations, Al!

Best wishes to you and your wife.  :)   :yay-smiley-1:


Great report and finds. :wub: 

The first two suspected phyllocarids are definitely Rhinocaris.

I think your mystery item is also a phyllocarid,  possibly Tropidocaris bicarinata .

 

Tropidocarisbicarinata.JPG

 

 

I think I may have found a few of those as well. 

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Al Tahan

@Fossildude19 I had a feeling I was dealing with a possible phyllocarid so I had it with them....I’ll have to look in Linsleys book!! And Thanks Tim we are very happy :)

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dalmayshun

congrats, on both the fossils and your wedding...both look like you had a great time

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FossilNerd
7 hours ago, Al Tahan said:

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 I love the detail in this eye. Amazing! :wub:

 

 It’s good to hear from you again Al! Great report as always! 

 

I guess getting married and moving into a new house is a good enough excuse to be away from all of us fine folk. We will let it slide just this once. Just kidding! :P

 

Congratulations to you and your wife! May you have many happy years together! 

 

 

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BLT

Congratulations, Al! I always enjoy reading your trip reports and your wedding pictures and new bride are absolutely lovely! Best wishes for a lifelong, happy marriage!

 

~ Tracey

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t-tree

Lovely wedding photos :yay-smiley-1:

and trilobites.

 

Congrats John

 

 

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Mark Kmiecik

All I can say is enjoy your last 6 weeks. Oh, the things we give up for the women we love. :heartylaugh:

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Monica

Congratulations, Al, on the amazing fossil finds, but more importantly, on getting married!!!!!!!!!!

 

(Of your fossil finds, I like your cephalopods the best, especially the Spyroceras on the right :))

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Ludwigia

Congratulations on the double nuptuals. Not everyone gets married twice within two days :D And thanks for the trip report. Great finds! Looking forward to seeing them when the final preps are done.

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Al Tahan

@RJB @FossilNerd the eyes on the Eldredgeops at Briggs really pop! 

 

@dalmayshun @BLT @t-tree @Mark Kmiecik @Monica @Ludwigia

 

Thanks for the very kind words everyone! I wish I could thank you all individually but I'm limited on time. I’m in Maine on my hunnymoon :). Quality time with the wife........not a fossil to be found here lol

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Darktooth

@Al TahanLots of great finds there Al. But I think your best score is the one wearing the white dress.:)

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FossilNerd
4 minutes ago, Al Tahan said:

Quality time with the wife........not a fossil to be found here lol

Somehow I feel like that was your wife’s plan all along. You had to go somewhere without fossils so you don't wander off. Otherwise you would be in a creek somewhere digging out trilobites!  Lol

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Darktooth

Maine does have some great mineral collecting in the town of West Paris. Just saying.:)

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Darktooth

There is a family owned Rockshop in the town that owns 4-5 different sites. They give you a map to the locales and dont charge. I found some decent stuff at two of the mines. Schorl tourmaline, garnets, Mica etc.

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Pemphix

:yay-smiley-1::yay-smiley-1::yay-smiley-1:

My best wishes for you and your wife !

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Al Tahan

@Darktooth thanks!! Went to a pegmatite mine today near west parks. you're right....the girl in the white dress was the catch lol...she put up with my mica fever today.

 

@Pemphix thanks :) 

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Darktooth
3 minutes ago, Al Tahan said:

@Darktooth thanks!! Went to a pegmatite mine today near west parks. you're right....the girl in the white dress was the catch lol...she put up with my mica fever today.

 

@Pemphix thanks :) 

If you went to the same mine that I did, the mica crystals sometimes have small Tourmaline crystals inside of them. To find out you have to take a knife and separate the mica blades. 

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Nimravis

Congrats on the wedding Al.

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Jeffrey P

Congratulations Al on your wedding and some excellent finds from Briggs and DSR. I especially love your rhinocarids and the complete Greenops. The partial Dipleura is definitely a keeper.

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Coco

Nice fossils, and happy wedding ! :default_clap2::default_clap2: (Nice pics !).

 

Coco

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