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I bought a new old cabinet last winter and spent several months filling it with newly labeled specimens, most of them now stored in jewelry boxes. I took photos of it to show Tim, Fossildude19 and he suggested I post them in the Members Collections section. I followed his suggestion. The collection started in 2011 with a few fossil purchases off a well known public auction site. By the early spring of 2012 I was collecting in the field and the vast majority of my collection was self collected in that manner from sites, primarily in the Northeast and Ohio Valley as well as ones collected on trips to Texas, Germany and out west. There are also some gift specimens that I own thanks to the generosity of a number of friends, most of whom are on the Forum. 

 

The top of the cabinet is occupied by miscellaneous specimens, some that wouldn't fit in the drawers, some slated to be in a glass display case I hope to eventually get, and my collection of fossils found in New Jersey just above the Iridium Layer. 

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The first drawer has a variety of specimens; sponges, conularids, hyoliths, tentaculites, corals, and bryozoans

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The next two drawers are my brachiopod collection: The first drawer includes specimens from the Cambrian through to the Lower Devonian. 

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The next drawer has brachiopods from the Middle Devonian to the Paleocene:

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The next two drawers are my bivalve collection: The first drawer has some Ordovician bivalves, but the vast majority are Middle Devonian from Central New York. 

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The next drawer is Bivalves from the Upper Devonian and Carboniferous through the Mesozoic and Cenozoic: 

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There is a whole drawer devoted to my collection of gastropods dating from the Ordovician through to the Miocene:

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12 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Whimper....................:drool:

Lol - I knew would like those brachiopods.

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There is a drawer and a half devoted to cephalopods; nautiloids, goniatites, ammonites, and belemnites:

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So well cataloged, organized and presented; it makes me a little ashamed of my amassed heap of disorder. 

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The other half of the drawer is devoted to crustaceans including my collection of Middle Devonian phyllocarids:

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There is a full drawer devoted to trilobites:

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