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Today I was supposed to go Fossilhunting in the Silurian Rochester Shale, but plans got changed. All of the people I was supposed to go with came down with one of the many illnesses going around CNY. One of my friends, Tim,  was going to my favorite Devonian site so I decided to go with him. My friend Tim is also a member of my local club and I have known him about 20 years. We met up at one of the thruway exits and he followed me to the site. The day was great, without a cloud in the sky. It was still a bit chilly until the sun got higher. Eventually i was able to take my long-sleeved shirts off and put on my t-shirt. Another club member named Sue, who lives only about 5 minutes from the site showed up unexpectedly after about an hour or so. So the 3 of us chatted it up for a couple hours. The finds were pretty typical of the site and many of the usual suspects showed up. I was very happy to find a complete Eldredgeops roller, which has a disarticulated pygidium, right of the bat.

I was even more happy when just a short time later I found another Dipluera which looks so similar to the one I found last week. It was partially covered exactly like last week's that at first I thought it was the negative of that one. After a closer look I realized it was a different one all together. I also found a couple Greenops, that might turn out ok as well. All in all it was another great day with good company. I am really liking how 2024 is turning out for me fossil wise and I hope this streak continues. I hope everyone is doing well.

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Great finds, once again, Dave.
Hope you left some for Jeff and I - hopefully up there in two weeks or so!.  :)

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52 minutes ago, Fossildude19 said:

Great finds, once again, Dave.
Hope you left some for Jeff an I - hopefully up there in two weeks or so!.  :)

There is plenty left for you guys! Don't  worry! :Wink1:

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More wonderful finds, Dave, especially  the juvenile Dipleura (excellent preservation!) and the Paleoneilo emeriginata (bivalve). Big congrats. I hope there is still some left for Tim and I. Thanks for sharing. 

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4 minutes ago, Jeffrey P said:

More wonderful finds, Dave, especially  the juvenile Dipleura (excellent preservation!) and the Paleoneilo emeriginata (bivalve). Big congrats. I hope there is still some left for Tim and I. Thanks for sharing. 

I might have left you guys a couple squish-outs. :default_rofl:

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