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0lderthandirt

So I've been collecting the rocks with obvious fossils on my property to make something, like a fossil garden or rock wall along the walkway. I plucked this out of the ground yesterday, rinsed it off and was about to toss it into the pile when I saw that trilobite. All the others I've found are just little white ones so I was very excited to see the condition of this one. If it wasn't for the obvious injury to the axial lobe I think I could've revived him.

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RJB

Cool!

 

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Tidgy's Dad

Nice. :)

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Fossildude19

I love surprises like this. :) 

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Shamalama

Very nice find!  Pennsylvanian in age I suspect.

 

The only unexpected bugs I find are the Stink Bugs that are invading my house right now.  :blink: :shakehead:

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0lderthandirt
7 hours ago, Shamalama said:

Very nice find!  Pennsylvanian in age I suspect.

My area is Mississippian. I just used my backhoe to pull up the rock that was close to this one. It's very large, I'm guessing close to a ton. It had a few fossils on the surface and quite few more that came loose about 2 feet down. I haven't had a chance to look at it all yet but I'm hoping for more trilobites. There's one more I want but it's considerably larger and more fossils on the surface. The problem is with a rock that big I have to be careful pulling it out so I don't break it. (I want it in one piece for my fossil garden) 

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