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  1. I received an e-mail from a good friend this week asking me if I wanted to go with him and two other of his friends collecting at a place that would fall in the area of Pit 4. Knowing that I always loved the stuff that I had collected in Pit 4 in the past, I decided to go with him to this spot, which was new for me. The weather was great this morning, around 57 degrees and it only sprinkled for about 5 minutes. Since this was a new site for me, I was not as discriminating as I might be in other locations. I only stayed for 2 hours since I have to head home, shower and then drive another hour i
  2. Everyone here on the forum knows @Nimravis is very generous with his...um...poop. I was the lucky recipient of a Mazon Creek (Pit 4) carnivore coprolite with a very intriguing inclusion. Does anyone recognize this once tasty morsel? Bug bit? EDIT: The scale bar in the photos is 1 mm.
  3. I was a lucky recipient of a wonderfully CRAPPY package from @Nimravis a couple of months ago. Now I need some educating. 1. The only recognizable inclusions in this coprolite are plant fragments, most of which appear to be woody debris. There is one relatively intact "leaf?" that may be recognizable to some of you experienced Mazon Creek folks. My educated guess is it is from a lycopod. Can anyone confirm this. From what I have read, the only herbivores large enough to have produced a mass of this size are Arthropleura, the giant millipede arthropods. How exciting is
  4. With it being a great sunny, 76 degree day, I figured that I would go outside and crack open some concretions from Pit 4. The concretions that I picked to open did not have the greatest shape to them and most were end pieces from what would have been larger concretions. I knew from the shape of these end pieces that they would contain some type of fern. This time around, I was at about an 80% success rate of cracking concretions that had a fossil. The one good thing with the concretions that were found at Pit 4, was that the majority of them contained fossils. I only see one keeper in this gro
  5. As I was going through pictures today to post a picture of a friends Bandringa rayi, I started to look through some pictures that I had taken of the Mazon Creek area in the late 80's and early 90's and figured that some members might like to see the area(s). When the Mazon Creek Project was active and run by Northeastern Illinois University you could contact them for and an orange Permanent Collecting pass. Before you could receive the pass, you had to sign a release and get it notarized. The Mazon Creek Project would then send the larger orange card that was signed by the collecto
  6. Today I decided to crack open a number of concretions that I collected years ago from Pit 4. I usually do not crack concretions open, but I have so many, it is one of the ways that I can get through them. I found Neuropteris, Pecopteris, Annularia, stems and bark- nothing special and they are below average finds. If I opened these in the field, I would call them Leverites (Leave It Right There), but since I am at home I could not. The below pics are the fossils that I found- if anyone in the continental U.S. would like these for free, including free postage, PM me and I will send the out. The
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