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Silurian Brassfield Coral Hunt In Dayton Ohio


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Hey all, hunted Silurian aged fossils in the brassfield formation of Oakes Quarry Park.

You get to collect from a small spoil pile. It has limited material but I dug and flipped rocks and came out with some nice pieces. I collected some other fauna from this lower silurian aged deposit like crinoid basal plates, brachiopods, a calymene pygidium, bumastus glabella and various other anthozoans.

Favosite bottom

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Larger Favosite

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Heliolities

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Halysities

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Cool corals, Nathan.

Thanks for posting them.

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Great finds!!! thanks for sharing. I do not encounter fossils of that type so its great to be able to see what others have collected! Thanks and Happy Holidays!

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Those Halysities rock out loud :wub:

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My earliest collecting (age:8-12) was in the Brassfield not far from there. That quarry has rewarded me every time. One of the less known fossil parks in that region. Just a shame we can't get at the fresh layers where amazing crinoids have been collected. Your Heliolites is very nice. That genus has eluded me to date. And what do you think the borings in the Favosites are?

I don't know how often you get out that way, but if you want a few more Brassfield sites send me a PM.

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My earliest collecting (age:8-12) was in the Brassfield not far from there. That quarry has rewarded me every time. One of the less known fossil parks in that region. Just a shame we can't get at the fresh layers where amazing crinoids have been collected. Your Heliolites is very nice. That genus has eluded me to date. And what do you think the borings in the Favosites are?

I don't know how often you get out that way, but if you want a few more Brassfield sites send me a PM.

Dang i should have sent you a pm last week before I left. We hit the wright brothers memorial railway cut and were a bit dissapointed. I guess im spoiled by the cincinattian.

I think the borings are rugose corals that grew on the favosite.

But yeah it would be nice to be able to collect all over the quarry, although i did pick up a few brachiopods along the "fossil trail".

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Very cool fossils Nathan. I've only ever collected from the Brassfield at some small expsoures and much of what they had there were small corals and shells in massive crinoidal layers.

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Very cool fossils Nathan. I've only ever collected from the Brassfield at some small expsoures and much of what they had there were small corals and shells in massive crinoidal layers.

The Brassfield can be very fossil-rich or almost barren. Collecting seems to be best along the east and north edges of the Cincinnati Arch.

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