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  1. LabRatKing

    Millard County Run July 2021

    Hey gang! I figured I would throw out an openish invite. After my 2019 Millard county "scouting trip", I am preparing to head back for a slower, less intense exploration. I'll be skipping the pay-to-play sites this time around and focusing more on the lesser known and remote areas. The research has begun, and this time around it is going to be hardcore now that I am familiar with the terrain. I plan to be in the back country the week of July 18th. Base camp will be in the vicinity of Ibex/Fossil mountain at a little out of the way sit
  2. I was doing some research on the ordovician cruziana plates I found in Millard Co, Utah a few years ago and noticed something funny. It seems that similar looking specimens from around the world are frequently the same pink color. In my experience pink fossils are rare. But, it seems pink cruziana is not. Google the cruziana found at Penha Garcia park in Portugal for example. Any thoughts as to why? Here are some pictures of mine.
  3. This is a specimen from the strata near the top of Fossil Mountain/ Ibex in Millard County, Utah, USA. ( Ordovician- Lehman Formation) This is as-found 17JUL19 , no prep was done as I thought the weathering was beautiful just the way it is! Lots of interesting stuff in there, bits of various trilos, bivalves, ostrocoda,and lots of those coiled and partially coiled critters I have yet to identify.
  4. Rhinofly

    Trilo ID help please?

    Hi Everyone I found this Trilo in the scree on the shoulders of Fossil Mountain in Utah about 7 years ago. I have looked for its source higher up on the mountain the last few times I went there and could never find another. Can anyone ID it? It is the biggest and most intact specimen I have ever found at that site and would be curious to know what it is. Thanks for your help.
  5. Hi gang, I'm working fervently to prepare a post about the astounding time I had at Fossil Mountain in Utah during my fossil run back in July. (Will take me months to process and identify all these samples from four states.) I found a few partial trilobites at the upper layer of the Lehman formation, but I'm having difficulty identifying them. I freely admit I'm exceedingly weak at trilobites ID. these aren't the best pictures or even the best specimens, but I was there solo and the scree around the cliffs was pretty unstable so I erred in the side of cauti
  6. Picture Heavy! On my first day in Millard County, I started out at the U-DIG quarry. I got lots of trilobites, but nothing too spectacular. (I'll share them in a separate post as there is quite a bit of prep work to do!) Honestly, I got a bit bored at the quarry. Sure, I enjoy digging fossils, but the challenge just isn't there. So after four hours, I decided to drive through Marjum Pass to Cowboy Pass. This is the view exiting Marjum Pass. (That is a truly epic drive on its own, but I didn't stop at any of the fossil sites in there!) Almost there! For those t
  7. DeepTimeIsotopes

    Gerster Fm. Productid Brachiopods

    This particular species had spines attached to the shell which is not all that common. There are four spines attached on the thumbnail brachiopod. The holes in the shells were where spines used to be attached. Found during this trip here:
  8. DeepTimeIsotopes

    Acrothele subsidua

    Found associated with Elrathia kingii and Itagnostus interstricta trilobites. See field trip report here:
  9. DevonianDigger

    Itagnostus interstricta

    From the album: Trilobites

    Wheeler Formation Millard County Utah, United States

    © 2018 by Jay A. Wollin

  10. DevonianDigger

    Bolaspidellus housensis

    From the album: Trilobites

    Wheeler Formation Millard County Utah, United States

    © 2018 by Jay A. Wollin

  11. Tidgy's Dad

    ALGAE ?

    This was sent to me in a sort of starter pack of fossils from the United States about 40 years ago. It doesn't look like any algae or stromatolites I have seen from this site. Any ideas anyone? More pics to follow.
  12. As I announced a while back I am planning a trip out to Utah for late August/ early September. I plan on spending two days in the Delta area prospecting for trilobites and other fossils in the paleozoic rocks of the region. I keep seeing references to Fossil Mountain and that it has Ordovician fossils but is it worth the trip? Will I be finding slabs with fossils or loose fossils or a combination of the two? Considering that I have to mail all my finds back home to Philadelphia I don't want to ship large quantities of fossil hash that will just wind up in my garden. Anyone have some material t
  13. For those of you who have dreamed about Middle and Upper Cambrian trilobites in western Utah, this is the publication that will open the door to exploring. The Utah Geological and Mineralogical Survey has printed many well done booklets and books on Millard County, Utah. The intent was to draw in Petroleum Geologists to explore the general areas, but also provide a wealth of information to those interested in Paleontology and Cambrian Stratigraphy. To the west side you can even be directed to Triassic Ammonites, with Pennsylvanian and later outcrops also in the vicinity. The camping possib
  14. Ray Eklund

    DSCN2445

    From the album: Adventure is an individual thought!

    One of many "hidden quarries" in productive trilobite country. About 15 miles south of the U Dig site. Hard work but with a shovel and tools to split shale, you will find more than you would have expected. Elrathia is the most common trilobite to be found here. Not too far west and you will find Pernopsis, blind trilobites that look like "bar bells". Also some "unknowns" that you need to take home and figure out WHAT it is. Sometimes, multiple complete specimens in the 3/8 inch to 1 1/2" sizes! Camp just below the quarry or look around at loose slabs for trilobites washed down the cliff
  15. Ray Eklund

    DSCN2443

    From the album: Adventure is an individual thought!

    Many old trilobite quarries to be found. Some are hidden right over a small hill. Some are obvious and alongside the road. Plenty of camping spots. Visit the U Dig site in the area. All of this is just west of Delta, Utah. Before you go, gas up, water up, eat a good meal before leaving town and head to the House Range mountains.
  16. Ray Eklund

    DSCN1907

    From the album: Adventure is an individual thought!

    A typical outcrop in Western Millard County, Utah. Wheeler Shale, Cambrian.
  17. Maxpedition

    Utah's West Desert, Unusual Find

    This weekend we were out at a common site for hunting invertebrates, the Ibex - Fossil Mountain area, (near the Sevier Dry Lake Bed for Google Earth users). We found lots of bivalves, and ammonoids, brachiopods, and even a few cone nautiloids as we worked our way up the mountainside. On the way back down, we detoured away from the camp and a few hundred yards south into a shallow wash. Under a limestone ledge, in a bed of shale we found the following specimens. We sent a poor picture to the State Paleontologist of the major site find -which looks for all the world like a ribcage sticking o
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