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Fantastic report, pictures, fossils and friends! Can't be beat, IMO!

 

That first trilobite for Bjohn170 (Bryce) is superb. I really like it as is "Half in-Half out". But fully prepped out would also be nice.

 

Congrats to all and Happy B-Day to Tim,  one of the best forum moderators I've ever come across..

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Howdy, now that I’m back in Maryland I can add my contribution. I want to start off by giving a big thank you to @Darktooth, @Fossildude19, @Jeffrey P, @Easwiecki, it was an honor to be able to do my first Devonian New York hunt alongside you guys.

 

We arrived around 9, being greeted by Darktooth who had already been hard at work. It being our first time to the site and doing this type of fossil hunting we took it slow and soaked in the beauty of the site itself, and more so started by flipping shale and looking through rubble rather than splitting the shale. Once we got a feel for the areas and watched the veteran shale splitters around us, we began to get to work.

Walking back to my tool bag I noticed a small but thick chunk of rock I wanted to split, flipping it over I see I doesn’t need to be split at all! My first trilobite is staring me right in the face. A beautiful Greenops sp. Here it is at the site and after my very first prep job on.71A046DE-2C92-4D8B-ABFB-91BC34A54DBB.thumb.jpeg.6e4bf22fa421090a2a475bccf3abb1c8.jpegA20B32B2-F2FD-4294-8598-A4EBC6CD87F1.thumb.jpeg.2b85a4807ea937c245a7303524420326.jpeg872FFD54-3C4F-4348-A237-23BB071AAA93.thumb.jpeg.4cb8e32d44a9cb3ba7e3267c2faefa65.jpeg

After many congratulations we got back to work. Not too long after, Amy came over to me with a big smile on and her first mostly complete trilobite, a gorgeous Greenops sp. but unfortunately missing the cephalon.3DF7144B-AAC4-4062-B1AC-5EAFB3EBB169.thumb.jpeg.bcd311a1691902231452d67c5435df7f.jpeg

We found great diversity at the site with at least partials of the three primary types of trilobites found, and a few bivalves and brachiopods.05E4D9DE-A67F-4B61-9E60-847C7D27647B.thumb.jpeg.8721b0aae774bdcf3c414326c64b7793.jpeg8C94E819-8C5C-4F06-B730-63C9B8F4EBC1.thumb.jpeg.3abb59ccac4e5623d1d9d599c4315a55.jpegD4EB9D31-48E4-48FF-A781-686C177B5DDE.thumb.jpeg.361102bf4ce82bdc4ab30e03f7191cb0.jpeg5FAA0E7E-EB0D-4D2F-AAC3-C5D6F2AFFF67.thumb.jpeg.f7b20958d9c4989ab782021f73d5f95c.jpegD8A04B71-BB8C-4038-9F54-997AE6AC592E.thumb.jpeg.d24a74dcda3cef807f59efdd8b65982d.jpeg I found 3 complete Greenops sp. (one prone, two rolled) and Amy got two nice rolled Greenops out of the matrix.A87C80F6-EE0B-4039-911B-7041D89E948C.thumb.jpeg.194a2cc680a7b536123f3326e22faab4.jpegC1421FFB-2D07-4748-B3E7-49444235BA5D.thumb.jpeg.9168d2213a49caa4c15a4de38db364c0.jpegDBBA7004-FC95-4290-9F1A-11CC1C3B845B.thumb.jpeg.c7999c8a535751f56484a0414d8ae968.jpeg44F0250B-00D2-481B-8656-7C53236251BE.thumb.jpeg.6a08dc7265e4acac1cd39d44fafb03aa.jpeg I was also lucky enough to find a small horn coral which I was told is rare for the site and a nice fragment of a cephalopod.F98BCA7F-3941-478D-8FB9-34BA4FD6EB93.thumb.jpeg.844cb44d3f5e4dbcfaa1f330295ec6cd.jpeg715742E6-5F11-4D82-A897-04D369E334F2.thumb.jpeg.f8478cd605f92e0accac2b95c4e3450a.jpeg

We had an amazing time, and I can’t thank my fellow forum members enough. I can’t wait to go back for round two. Thank you for reading, see y’all next time!

Bonus picture of Herkimer diamonds we mined the days before.5EF6AB57-0426-49B3-BD32-E4BC6850A30A.thumb.jpeg.2024244b713b3ec48125dc6e974545c1.jpeg

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@Bjohn170 I am glad that you and Amy had a safe trip back home. Both of you found some good examples of what the New York Devonian has to offer. Let me know when you are ready for round two!

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Thank you everybody for the good company! And thanks to the veterans, as always, for being so eager to share their knowledge! My friends had a good time out to DSR again thanks to you all. 

 

My policy is usually to grab at least one of everything I can find and I found a lot! I'm still a novice identifier and photographer but I think I captured the important details! I'll try to group them based on similar characteristics and work on identifying them later.

 

Bivalves/Brachiopods

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1.2)

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1.3) These 3 were preserved really well!

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Front/back of the fella on the right, both valves intact.

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1.4)

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1.5) This one was a first for me! I had no idea there were spiny bivalves.

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1.6) Another really well preserved brachiopod with both valves intact

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1.7)

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1.8)

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2.1) Crinoid stem segment or bottom of horn coral?20240427_111717.thumb.jpg.3a7f4be86ca9d0865e13b8dc0aaeafab.jpg20240427_111703.thumb.jpg.66975df368691f19075638b93cfd2c60.jpg

 

3.1 Curved Nautiloids?

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3.2) Straight nautiloid? Bonus brachiopod on top.20240427_112728.thumb.jpg.e8c4fe51788573ad423a4d922b78c77e.jpg

 

4.1) Trilobites! This mass was so dense I couldn't split it.

 

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4.2) Still counts as complete!

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4.3)

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4.4) Missing half of the cephalon, lucky weathered-out find!

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5.1) Gastropod (Paleozygopleura?) Some bronze luster shining through 

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5.2) Very nice detail!

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6.1) Hyolith

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7.1) Shrimp-in-a-clamshell (I'll remember the name as soon as I post this), both valves intact!

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I'm always floored by the incredible diversity in such a small area! Once again thanks to everyone who came out. Happy bitthday @Fossildude19! I waited so long to post I think @Darktooth also gets a happy birthday if I recall correctly!

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Great finds, Eric!   @Easwiecki The phyllocarid is pretty cool, as is the Hyolith!

Thanks for posting them.

Thanks to everyone for the Birthday wishes! Much appreciated.

 

It was a really nice day, company wise. Weather wise, .... could have been worse, could have been better.  :shrug:

Wasn't too cold, but got a bit chilly around mid-day.

 

I haven't photographed my meager finds, but I found a few things. I will try to photo them later today.

 

Thanks to everyone who made the trip, and a Special thank you to Dave, @Darktooth who gave me an awesome present. Photos to follow!  ;)

Great bunch of people to hang out with!

 

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@Easwiecki Eric, Thank-you for sharing you finds with us. You managed some really nice stuff. You and your friends seem like good peeps! By the way after you all left there was an orange plastic mallet left behind. I think either Cassie or MacKenzie were using it. I have it, somehow I will get it back to you. 

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2 hours ago, Darktooth said:

@Easwiecki Eric, Thank-you for sharing you finds with us. You managed some really nice stuff. You and your friends seem like good peeps! By the way after you all left there was an orange plastic mallet left behind. I think either Cassie or MacKenzie were using it. I have it, somehow I will get it back to you. 

Ah the deadblow hammer! Yes that is likely mine. Thank you for watching it until we can meet again!

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So, I truly enjoyed this trip. Always nice to hang out with hunting buddies!

 

It was a bit of a wash, find wise, for me. Some partial Greenops, a phyllocarid, some brachiopods, a few gastropods, ... a nice cephalopod, and a few mysteries.

 

Here are my finds:

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 A Rhinocaris columbina single valve (part and counterpart)

 

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A Michelinoceras telamon, partially crushed:

 

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A large, belerophontid gastropod, ventral view. (possilbly Ptomatis patulus)

 

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A tiny Lingula spatulata:

 

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and now the mysteries:

 

 Possible partial Dipleura hypostome??

 

 

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Possible phyllocarid tail?

 

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And last, but not least, a wonderful Birthday present from @Darktooth Dave! 

 

A bunch of shells from  Bordeaux, France:

 

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Thank you, so much, Dave. I really appreciate it! I believe these may be Miocene?

 

Maybe @Coco  or @fifbrindacier  can say more about them?

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@Fossildude19 I am glad that you like you Birthday gift Tim! I do believe it to be Miocene, but hopefully our friends from France can confirm.

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2 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

So, I truly enjoyed this trip. Always nice to hang out with hunting buddies!

 

It was a bit of a wash, find wise, for me. Some partial Greenops, a phyllocarid, some brachiopods, a few gastropods, ... a nice cephalopod, and a few mysteries.

 

Here are my finds:

(Scale in CM)

 

 A Rhinocaris columbina single valve (part and counterpart)

 

DSCN8785 - Copy-horz.jpg

 

A Michelinoceras telamon, partially crushed:

 

DSCN8806 - Copy-vert.jpg

 

 

A large, belerophontid gastropod, ventral view. (possilbly Ptomatis patulus)

 

DSCN8803 - Copy.JPG

 

 

A tiny Lingula spatulata:

 

DSCN8797 - Copy.JPG

 

 

and now the mysteries:

 

 Possible partial Dipleura hypostome??

 

 

DSCN8802 - Copy.JPG

 

 

 

Possible phyllocarid tail?

 

DSCN8789 - Copy.JPG

 

 

 

 

 

 

And last, but not least, a wonderful Birthday present from @Darktooth Dave! 

 

A bunch of shells from  Bordeaux, France:

 

DSCN8810 - Copy.JPG

 

DSCN8817 - Copy.JPG

 

 

DSCN8821 - Copy.JPG

 

Thank you, so much, Dave. I really appreciate it! I believe these may be Miocene?

 

Maybe @Coco  or @fifbrindacier  can say more about them?

Yes Tim, by the look of it it must be or Burdigalian or Aquitanian.

You might have a Glycymeris on the first photo.

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Hi,

 

I agree.

 

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On 4/23/2024 at 2:49 PM, Bjohn170 said:

Howdy, now that I’m back in Maryland I can add my contribution. I want to start off by giving a big thank you to @Darktooth, @Fossildude19, @Jeffrey P, @Easwiecki, it was an honor to be able to do my first Devonian New York hunt alongside you guys.

 

We arrived around 9, being greeted by Darktooth who had already been hard at work. It being our first time to the site and doing this type of fossil hunting we took it slow and soaked in the beauty of the site itself, and more so started by flipping shale and looking through rubble rather than splitting the shale. Once we got a feel for the areas and watched the veteran shale splitters around us, we began to get to work.

Walking back to my tool bag I noticed a small but thick chunk of rock I wanted to split, flipping it over I see I doesn’t need to be split at all! My first trilobite is staring me right in the face. A beautiful Greenops sp. Here it is at the site and after my very first prep job on.71A046DE-2C92-4D8B-ABFB-91BC34A54DBB.thumb.jpeg.6e4bf22fa421090a2a475bccf3abb1c8.jpegA20B32B2-F2FD-4294-8598-A4EBC6CD87F1.thumb.jpeg.2b85a4807ea937c245a7303524420326.jpeg872FFD54-3C4F-4348-A237-23BB071AAA93.thumb.jpeg.4cb8e32d44a9cb3ba7e3267c2faefa65.jpeg

After many congratulations we got back to work. Not too long after, Amy came over to me with a big smile on and her first mostly complete trilobite, a gorgeous Greenops sp. but unfortunately missing the cephalon.3DF7144B-AAC4-4062-B1AC-5EAFB3EBB169.thumb.jpeg.bcd311a1691902231452d67c5435df7f.jpeg

We found great diversity at the site with at least partials of the three primary types of trilobites found, and a few bivalves and brachiopods.05E4D9DE-A67F-4B61-9E60-847C7D27647B.thumb.jpeg.8721b0aae774bdcf3c414326c64b7793.jpeg8C94E819-8C5C-4F06-B730-63C9B8F4EBC1.thumb.jpeg.3abb59ccac4e5623d1d9d599c4315a55.jpegD4EB9D31-48E4-48FF-A781-686C177B5DDE.thumb.jpeg.361102bf4ce82bdc4ab30e03f7191cb0.jpeg5FAA0E7E-EB0D-4D2F-AAC3-C5D6F2AFFF67.thumb.jpeg.f7b20958d9c4989ab782021f73d5f95c.jpegD8A04B71-BB8C-4038-9F54-997AE6AC592E.thumb.jpeg.d24a74dcda3cef807f59efdd8b65982d.jpeg I found 3 complete Greenops sp. (one prone, two rolled) and Amy got two nice rolled Greenops out of the matrix.A87C80F6-EE0B-4039-911B-7041D89E948C.thumb.jpeg.194a2cc680a7b536123f3326e22faab4.jpegC1421FFB-2D07-4748-B3E7-49444235BA5D.thumb.jpeg.9168d2213a49caa4c15a4de38db364c0.jpegDBBA7004-FC95-4290-9F1A-11CC1C3B845B.thumb.jpeg.c7999c8a535751f56484a0414d8ae968.jpeg44F0250B-00D2-481B-8656-7C53236251BE.thumb.jpeg.6a08dc7265e4acac1cd39d44fafb03aa.jpeg I was also lucky enough to find a small horn coral which I was told is rare for the site and a nice fragment of a cephalopod.F98BCA7F-3941-478D-8FB9-34BA4FD6EB93.thumb.jpeg.844cb44d3f5e4dbcfaa1f330295ec6cd.jpeg715742E6-5F11-4D82-A897-04D369E334F2.thumb.jpeg.f8478cd605f92e0accac2b95c4e3450a.jpeg

We had an amazing time, and I can’t thank my fellow forum members enough. I can’t wait to go back for round two. Thank you for reading, see y’all next time!

Bonus picture of Herkimer diamonds we mined the days before.5EF6AB57-0426-49B3-BD32-E4BC6850A30A.thumb.jpeg.2024244b713b3ec48125dc6e974545c1.jpeg

Great diamonds Bryce!!! Again, great meeting you and it looks like you and Amy overall had a most wonderful trip. You both did exceptionally well at DSR, especially for first timers. The bivalves you found are Modiomorpha mytiloides (i think?) and Cypricardella tenuistrata. Very nice specimens of both! The one in the middle I'm not sure about- I would need more photos to determine. Great Greenops specimens, but I would say the rugose coral was over all the trip maker. They're so rare at DSR. Congratulations and thanks for sharing. 

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On 4/27/2024 at 12:32 PM, Easwiecki said:

Thank you everybody for the good company! And thanks to the veterans, as always, for being so eager to share their knowledge! My friends had a good time out to DSR again thanks to you all. 

 

My policy is usually to grab at least one of everything I can find and I found a lot! I'm still a novice identifier and photographer but I think I captured the important details! I'll try to group them based on similar characteristics and work on identifying them later.

 

Bivalves/Brachiopods

1.1)

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1.2)

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1.3) These 3 were preserved really well!

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Front/back of the fella on the right, both valves intact.

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1.4)

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1.5) This one was a first for me! I had no idea there were spiny bivalves.

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1.6) Another really well preserved brachiopod with both valves intact

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1.7)

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1.8)

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2.1) Crinoid stem segment or bottom of horn coral?20240427_111717.thumb.jpg.3a7f4be86ca9d0865e13b8dc0aaeafab.jpg20240427_111703.thumb.jpg.66975df368691f19075638b93cfd2c60.jpg

 

3.1 Curved Nautiloids?

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3.2) Straight nautiloid? Bonus brachiopod on top.20240427_112728.thumb.jpg.e8c4fe51788573ad423a4d922b78c77e.jpg

 

4.1) Trilobites! This mass was so dense I couldn't split it.

 

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4.2) Still counts as complete!

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4.3)

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4.4) Missing half of the cephalon, lucky weathered-out find!

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5.1) Gastropod (Paleozygopleura?) Some bronze luster shining through 

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5.2) Very nice detail!

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6.1) Hyolith

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7.1) Shrimp-in-a-clamshell (I'll remember the name as soon as I post this), both valves intact!

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I'm always floored by the incredible diversity in such a small area! Once again thanks to everyone who came out. Happy bitthday @Fossildude19! I waited so long to post I think @Darktooth also gets a happy birthday if I recall correctly!

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Congratulations Eric. Some excellent specimens there. Looks like you're building quite the collection of Moscow Formation fauna. Your coiled cephalopod is the goniatite, Tornoceras ungulare. And the spiny bivalve is the spiny strophomenid brachiopod, Spinulicosta. Great collecting with you and hope we can get together again before too long. 

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23 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

So, I truly enjoyed this trip. Always nice to hang out with hunting buddies!

 

It was a bit of a wash, find wise, for me. Some partial Greenops, a phyllocarid, some brachiopods, a few gastropods, ... a nice cephalopod, and a few mysteries.

 

Here are my finds:

(Scale in CM)

 

 A Rhinocaris columbina single valve (part and counterpart)

 

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A Michelinoceras telamon, partially crushed:

 

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A large, belerophontid gastropod, ventral view. (possilbly Ptomatis patulus)

 

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A tiny Lingula spatulata:

 

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and now the mysteries:

 

 Possible partial Dipleura hypostome??

 

 

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Possible phyllocarid tail?

 

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And last, but not least, a wonderful Birthday present from @Darktooth Dave! 

 

A bunch of shells from  Bordeaux, France:

 

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Thank you, so much, Dave. I really appreciate it! I believe these may be Miocene?

 

Maybe @Coco  or @fifbrindacier  can say more about them?

Congrats Tim and thanks for posting your finds. That big Michelinoceras is exceptional. Happy birthday again and I hope you and Aiden liked the cake. 

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Also late in reading this one. Congrats on the great finds, looked like a fun trip! Happy belated birthday Tim!

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Thanks for alerting me to this thread, Dave. :fistbump:

As I said, I love these get togethers of forum members.

Great finds and reports, one and all.

And a belated but heartfelt Happy Birthday to Tim. @Fossildude19

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On 4/27/2024 at 6:32 PM, Easwiecki said:

 

1.3) These 3 were preserved really well!

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Those are grammysioideae, and pretty ones !

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On 4/27/2024 at 6:32 PM, Easwiecki said:

2.1) Crinoid stem segment or bottom of horn coral?20240427_111717.thumb.jpg.3a7f4be86ca9d0865e13b8dc0aaeafab.jpg20240427_111703.thumb.jpg.66975df368691f19075638b93cfd2c60.jpg

That could be a belemnite

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On 4/27/2024 at 6:32 PM, Easwiecki said:

 

3.1 Curved Nautiloids?

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That could be a bellerophon

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On 4/23/2024 at 8:49 PM, Bjohn170 said:

Howdy, now that I’m back in Maryland I can add my contribution. I want to start off by giving a big thank you to @Darktooth, @Fossildude19, @Jeffrey P, @Easwiecki, it was an honor to be able to do my first Devonian New York hunt alongside you guys.

 

We arrived around 9, being greeted by Darktooth who had already been hard at work. It being our first time to the site and doing this type of fossil hunting we took it slow and soaked in the beauty of the site itself, and more so started by flipping shale and looking through rubble rather than splitting the shale. Once we got a feel for the areas and watched the veteran shale splitters around us, we began to get to work.

Walking back to my tool bag I noticed a small but thick chunk of rock I wanted to split, flipping it over I see I doesn’t need to be split at all! My first trilobite is staring me right in the face. A beautiful Greenops sp. Here it is at the site and after my very first prep job on.71A046DE-2C92-4D8B-ABFB-91BC34A54DBB.thumb.jpeg.6e4bf22fa421090a2a475bccf3abb1c8.jpegA20B32B2-F2FD-4294-8598-A4EBC6CD87F1.thumb.jpeg.2b85a4807ea937c245a7303524420326.jpeg872FFD54-3C4F-4348-A237-23BB071AAA93.thumb.jpeg.4cb8e32d44a9cb3ba7e3267c2faefa65.jpeg

After many congratulations we got back to work. Not too long after, Amy came over to me with a big smile on and her first mostly complete trilobite, a gorgeous Greenops sp. but unfortunately missing the cephalon.3DF7144B-AAC4-4062-B1AC-5EAFB3EBB169.thumb.jpeg.bcd311a1691902231452d67c5435df7f.jpeg

We found great diversity at the site with at least partials of the three primary types of trilobites found, and a few bivalves and brachiopods.05E4D9DE-A67F-4B61-9E60-847C7D27647B.thumb.jpeg.8721b0aae774bdcf3c414326c64b7793.jpeg8C94E819-8C5C-4F06-B730-63C9B8F4EBC1.thumb.jpeg.3abb59ccac4e5623d1d9d599c4315a55.jpegD4EB9D31-48E4-48FF-A781-686C177B5DDE.thumb.jpeg.361102bf4ce82bdc4ab30e03f7191cb0.jpeg5FAA0E7E-EB0D-4D2F-AAC3-C5D6F2AFFF67.thumb.jpeg.f7b20958d9c4989ab782021f73d5f95c.jpegD8A04B71-BB8C-4038-9F54-997AE6AC592E.thumb.jpeg.d24a74dcda3cef807f59efdd8b65982d.jpeg I found 3 complete Greenops sp. (one prone, two rolled) and Amy got two nice rolled Greenops out of the matrix.A87C80F6-EE0B-4039-911B-7041D89E948C.thumb.jpeg.194a2cc680a7b536123f3326e22faab4.jpegC1421FFB-2D07-4748-B3E7-49444235BA5D.thumb.jpeg.9168d2213a49caa4c15a4de38db364c0.jpegDBBA7004-FC95-4290-9F1A-11CC1C3B845B.thumb.jpeg.c7999c8a535751f56484a0414d8ae968.jpeg44F0250B-00D2-481B-8656-7C53236251BE.thumb.jpeg.6a08dc7265e4acac1cd39d44fafb03aa.jpeg I was also lucky enough to find a small horn coral which I was told is rare for the site and a nice fragment of a cephalopod.F98BCA7F-3941-478D-8FB9-34BA4FD6EB93.thumb.jpeg.844cb44d3f5e4dbcfaa1f330295ec6cd.jpeg715742E6-5F11-4D82-A897-04D369E334F2.thumb.jpeg.f8478cd605f92e0accac2b95c4e3450a.jpeg

We had an amazing time, and I can’t thank my fellow forum members enough. I can’t wait to go back for round two. Thank you for reading, see y’all next time!

Bonus picture of Herkimer diamonds we mined the days before.5EF6AB57-0426-49B3-BD32-E4BC6850A30A.thumb.jpeg.2024244b713b3ec48125dc6e974545c1.jpeg

Congratulations on.your first trilos.

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34 minutes ago, fifbrindacier said:

That could be a belemnite

 

 

No, it can't be a belemnite.  Devonian had no belemnites.

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31 minutes ago, fifbrindacier said:

That could be a bellerophon

 

That is a coiled goniatite, likely Tornoceras uniangulare.

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