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RickA

Hello all,

I am a new member here and haven’t searched for fossils for 50 years, when I was 14 years old living in upstate New York.  Currently on a trip to Newfoundland with my wife while visiting a friend in Harcourt, NL just 15 miles East of Clarenville I started digging and opening shale rocks in his backyard.   I found a few smaller items that were non identifiable fossils but when I opened this one I knew immediately from my teenage years it was a trilobite but after googling I soon discovered there are many many varieties and periods which led me to this forum.    

 

I’m thinking this will be an easy one for many of you and save me Many hours of questions. 

 

Hope my images come through ok as ok as we are still on the road and I’m doing this with my phone and iPad. 

 

Thanks in advance for your help. 

Rick

 

location found: 

Harcourt, NL 

approximately  500 feet from Smith’s Sound 

 

Its 2” in length if I don’t get the image with tape Measure loaded

 

aqua blue shale 

 

 

 

 

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El_Hueso

Just wanted to be one of the first to welcome you here :)

That's a gorgeous specimen. unfortunately I do not yet have the wisdom to inform you what it is, but hopefully one of our more knowledgeable members will chime in soon :)

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Mark Kmiecik

There's only about 20,000 species of trilobites. The bug guys should have an answer for you shortly. No, really, they ARE that good.

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RickA

Thanks all for the quick responses and warm welcome.    As I said we are still on the road in Newfoundland and not able to check this regularly but do appreciate the responses.   The little research I’ve done online points me to the Middle Cambrian period and possibly a Conocoryphe but I’m just going purely on photos and info I’ve found on Eastern North America and Canada.  

 

I’ve got another partial that I’ll post soon too as it appears to have a little wing that intrigues me. ??  

 

Thanks again,

Rick

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piranha

Please post closeup photos of the cephalon with a low angle light source positioned as indicated by the arrows. Thanks! mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmail.yimg.com%2Fok%2Fu%2Fassets%2Fimg%2Femoticons%2Femo71.gif&t=1565893733&ymreqid=23281213-8dc1-3cff-1c5e-d9003e017d00&sig=Q0x1jQDLh7_arD2Krx81Mg--~C

 

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RickA
7 hours ago, piranha said:

Please post closeup photos of the cephalon with a low angle light source positioned as indicated by the arrows. Thanks! mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmail.yimg.com%2Fok%2Fu%2Fassets%2Fimg%2Femoticons%2Femo71.gif&t=1565893733&ymreqid=23281213-8dc1-3cff-1c5e-d9003e017d00&sig=Q0x1jQDLh7_arD2Krx81Mg--~C

 

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Sorry for late response as we were driving all day and recently got to our hotel.  

Unfortunately we are in western Newfoundland in Rocky Harbour and the fossil is still at my friends house in Harcourt.  I’ll be heading back there on Sunday and could take the requested photos then and post them to you.  

 

What type of light source is best?  LED?  Incandescent? 

How high should it be ?  3-4” ? 

 

I do do have some other shots on my IPad and iPhone that may give you what you are looking for too.  Should I post those or would you rather wait for the specific lighted angle ? 

Thanks again for your time and help! 

 

 

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piranha
19 minutes ago, RickA said:

I do do have some other shots on my IPad and iPhone that may give you what you are looking for too...

 

 

Go ahead and post the other photos you already have.  The cephalon is distorted on this specimen, so the ID is difficult.

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RickA
48 minutes ago, piranha said:

 

 

Go ahead and post the other photos you already have.  The cephalon is distorted on this specimen, so the ID is difficult.

Ok here’s the best I have for now.   Sorry for delay as it’s tough to work on this as my Wi-Fi here is slow as molasses and I’m working with my phone and iPad.  

Hope these work, otherwise I’ll send better ones in a couple days. 

Thanks.  

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Jackson g

Looks like some sort of Olenus trilobite. Could be wrong, but not even certain it can be identified from what's left.

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RickA
30 minutes ago, Jackson g said:

Looks like some sort of Olenus trilobite. Could be wrong, but not even certain it can be identified from what's left.

Thanks very much for your input.   I reviewed some photos and information and it definitely looks similar as well as the Newfoundland ties.   

Thanks again.   

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Jackson g
6 minutes ago, RickA said:

Thanks very much for your input.   I reviewed some photos and information and it definitely looks similar as well as the Newfoundland ties.   

Thanks again.   

No problem. Welcome to the forum. I would bet money if someone could ID it @piranha would be the one, let's wait for a more educated geuss. 

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piranha

I don't see evidence of an olenid facial suture and unfortunately the features on the cephalon are too obscured for a confident ID. 

 

Another possibility is a trilobite from the Conocoryphidae:

 

 

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