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  3. Brookville and St. Leon, Indiana Fossil Hunt

    I found this real nice looking bivalve at St. Leon, but cannot figure out an ID- if you know, please let me know. I believe that these are Lepidocyclus brachiopods on a hash plate in 3-D. This was a cool piece that I found sticking out at the upper level at St. Leon. This looks like the cephalopod Oncocerida, I believe that this is a complete piece. This is a first for me and I was very happy. This was a big internal mold of a snail, the largest that I ever found. I always pick up a couple pretty hash plates from near the butter shale layer. I found a lot more pieces including tons of my favorite, the tiny brachiopod Zygospira. That's all folks.
  4. East Ks Geodes

    Nice geodized shell. They are fairly common in the tri-state area, and very greatly in the quality of preservation (how close to the original animal they are in shape).
  5. Since there was no Fossil Garage Sale this weekend I decided to drive 4 1/2 hours down to Brookville and St. Leon, Indiana on Friday to do a little collecting at both sites and then headed back home on Saturday week. I was a quick trip and I hit both sites on each day. On Friday it was about 70 degrees, but poured in the afternoon while I was at a Brookville road cut and on Saturday morning it was a brisk 37 degrees and I forgot to check the "Feels like" temp. The cut is very steep and prior to the rain it was very dry and there were numerous times when I lost my fitting and slid down at least 5 feet each time. This was the first time that I had visited this site and I was reminded of it by @stats Rich when I saw him last week at the garage sale, though I did not go to the cut that he goes too. With this report I am going to keep it short and just show a couple of my finds, but I did find a lot of stuff. I found a lot of larger, loose Rafinesquina, and I believe that this is one, but I never have found one shaped like this big boy. I found a lot of Cyclonema snails and as many that were just the internal mold, some are pictured in the Right side pic. The top internal mold in the below picture is a Monoplacophoran. I think that I found about 20 Ambonychia pelecypods, here are some below. Here is a piece with an Ambonychia (Top Left) and a Caritodens (Bottom Right) pelecypods. I found several other pieces of Caritodens,here is one below. I only found 1 partial trilobite at the Brookville site. I found a number of loose Leptaena brachiopods and a few plates with many. I found several Vinlandostrophia brachiopods. I thinks that these are all Hebertella, but I could be wrong, there are so many brachs that look the same to me. Ans I found a few cool hash plates, here is one below. At St. Leon I only found 3 very small Flexicalymene trilobites, here is one below. I found this large piece of an Isotelus trilobite. Post to cont-
  6. Thanks, and I forgot to add I would like to ship within the US.
  7. Im down and excited. This will be my first year participating. Messafe sent!
  8. Well put John. Half the fun is seeing what others have been gifted. So please take pics when you get them and post for the holiday. Its just out of common politeness that the gift should at least be acknowledged as recieved. I have sent several packages out to new members lately and I think only one ever even let me know they got it. It seems courtesy is a dying trait these days. I grew up in a world where people say please and thank you. P.S. I seriously doubt any package you sent out John could possibly be deemed "unworthy".
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  10. I would like to participate. My Santa, last year, gifted me with a fascinating array of wonderful fossils. It was truly a bounty and far exceeded any "good behavior points" snolly may have accumulated. However, even with the joy created by that exciting gift; disappointment ensued. The gift I sent was never acknowledged on the Forum. This leaves one wondering; was it deemed unworthy? I urge participants to post the gifts received - to share the fun with the whole group and to give some indication that the effort was appreciated.
  11. OK Ralph, I got you down on the list. Thanks for playing.
  12. Doren go ahead and put me in for US or International.
  13. Tentaculites oswegoensis

    Nice finds- Looks like the river was running fast.
  14. Sawfish Vert ?

    Thanks, I will enjoy reading it, and especially appreciate the photos... In these situations, I am never after perfection. just approximation.. There are relatively FEW common shark teeth in the Peace River environments. Lemon is the most common, followed by Tiger, Bull, Dusky, Hemipristis, Meg, Mako, ..certainly less than 10 species. Maybe generated by a Florida shark expert, but 10 Vertebrae photos of the most common fossil sharks (by teeth) in Florida that would give the large volume of Florida shark teeth hunting novices, what the associated vertebrae look like. Hmmm, Maybe I could research that...
  15. Sawfish Vert ?

    I am almost certain that the vert below is a whale vert. There may be some this size (5-6 inches diameter), but I have seen many dolphin verts and none of them approached this size. Would appreciate comments form anyone who knows the upper end of dolphin verts size. It was my find fossil find of the day. I stepped on it , thinking it was a rock. Once again, there are lots of Peace River hunters who frequent TFF and I would be curious on their impressions. My experience is that there are very few fossil fish vertebrates of any types. My only thought is that shark vertebrae are comparatively fragile to other fossils in the very rocky rough and tumble Peace River environments. I have seen concrete blocks and huge trees moved miles in the summer and early fall rainy season. I usually find these vertebrae while digging in clays and mud rather than the more common heavy gravel.
  16. East Ks Geodes

  17. Santa's been very good to me these past few years, and I'm glad to jump into the pool again. This year, though, I'd rather keep my reindeer and sleigh here in the U.S. Simpler is better for me these days.
  18. Tentaculites oswegoensis

    You can find Tentaculites at the old Larson now Vulcan quarry in DeKalb. Cheers, Rich
  19. I hope you can Adam. Unless you have moved, I have your address.
  20. This has indeed been great in the last two years that I have played. Good luck with it, Doren .
  21. Stumped on these two

    Thank you Harry!
  22. Unidentified fossil

    Perhaps Ananchytes oratus Lamarck
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