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I am unable to identify these pieces from my grandad's collection. He is now unable to clearly see and so sadly couldn't identify it. It must be something, he was a zoologist and the shale meant enough to have a crack repaired. Parts look like bones to me. I'd love to get these identified so I can prep them, making them clearer so he can see them clearer again.
I was working at my desk today when one of my fossils caught my eye. I picked it up and thought that looks like a Tully Monster, but a quick check on the internet and I realized too small and not my geological time period, the Tullimonstrum belongs in the Pennsylvanian period. 300 million years ago, too young, there you go Illinois US. So I’m thinking a part of Eurypterid, or sea scorpion, they were around during theSilurian. What do you all think?
Having found some Euryterids this past Friday made me think which would I rather hunt and find, a complete trilobite or a complete Eurypterid. You know at the end of the day for me it is actually quite a simple decision. Definately I enjoy looking for trilobites more and I would rather find a complete trilobite. I would also rather prep a complete trilobite any day. My reasoning. Eurypterids are in pretty baren matrix so if you are not finding one you are not finding anything Eurypterids are rare so you can spend the day and find nothing Getting Eurypterids out o