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Whiskey Bridge Matrix


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I received some Lee Creek matrix from member sixgill pete and included in the box was a small amount of Whiskey Bridge matrix. The baggie was pretty small so I decided to sort through some of it first, and am finding a small amount of this material goes a looong way! I have found so many nice shells (that I am going to attempt to ID myself before posting) and these with more left to sort! Thanks so much for the matrix Don and including this material which is so new to me! It will certainly be providing quite a few "firsts" to my micro collection. :)

If any of my ID's are wrong or if anyone can provide a more specific ID please feel free. :)

1. Turbinolia

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2. Caryocorbula

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3. Dentalium Scaphopod

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4. A whole bunch of ootoliths!!! Assuming these are difficult to ID past that?

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5. A disc bryozoa. Love this little guy!

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Thanks for looking and any comments! :)

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Nice finds! You're giving me fossil fever!

Thanks!!! This matrix is so different than what I'm used too. Pretty exciting for me! I'll have to post some of the shells after I attempt to ID them. :)

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Lisa, your welcome. Picture 1 is Turbinolia pharetra. #2 I think is Vokesula, but really need to see pictures of the other side to be sure and determine species. #3 doeslook like Dentalium, but there are a few other scaphopods from there. #4, the otoliths are probably Stignata stenzeli (the light colored crinkly bottomed ones) and Ekokenia eporrecta (the dark onwes). # 5 is Lunulites bouei.

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Cool micros! It looks like you're having fun sorting. That's the most important thing! :D

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Lisa, your welcome. Picture 1 is Turbinolia pharetra. #2 I think is Vokesula, but really need to see pictures of the other side to be sure and determine species. #3 doeslook like Dentalium, but there are a few other scaphopods from there. #4, the otoliths are probably Stignata stenzeli (the light colored crinkly bottomed ones) and Ekokenia eporrecta (the dark onwes). # 5 is Lunulites bouei.

Wow thanks so much for the ID's! Here's the back of the #2's. :)

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The material has an interesting variety of form and texture.

Context is critical.

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Cool micros! It looks like you're having fun sorting. That's the most important thing! :D

The material has an interesting variety of form and texture.

Mediospirifer, we certainly are having a wonderful time sorting it! And thank you. :D

Missourian, it certainly does. :)

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Wow thanks so much for the ID's! Here's the back of the #2's. :)

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I think what you have there is a mix of Vokesula smithvillensis petropolitana and Vokesula smithvillensis smithvillensis

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I think what you have there is a mix of Vokesula smithvillensis petropolitana and Vokesula smithvillensis smithvillensis

Thanks again! I will look both of those up and compare... :)

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Sent you a PM Lisa

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Great fossils and I really love that disc bryozoa.. It's fantastic! :D

Thanks Roz! It was the first thing I spotted when I opened the bag and it totally fueled my excitement! :D

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Thanks Roz! It was the first thing I spotted when I opened the bag and it totally fueled my excitement! :D

I can fully understand that! :D It's an impressive little piece.

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Disc bryozoan? Never heard the like! I got 2 jars worth of this matrix in a trade that I haven't gotten around to sifting thru, but I hope I find one of these when I do!

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Disc bryozoan? Never heard the like! I got 2 jars worth of this matrix in a trade that I haven't gotten around to sifting thru, but I hope I find one of these when I do!

I hope you find some as well! Of the small amount of material I have gone through, so far this bryozoa is my favorite. I found quite a few broken ones and others that are completely covered in the holes and are therefore lacking the structure this one has in the middle. I wish you luck! I have some shells I still need to ID and do still have some more of this matrix to sort. :)

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Just by turning it around in the jar I think I have found one, but it looks as you say like it's lacking the central structure that yours has... Well at least there is still a chance of finding one, I guess?

There is quite a variety of shells in this stuff for sure.

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Wrangellian, Lissa318,

There are two fairly common "disk bryozoans" to be found in the Whiskey Bridge matrix. They are Lunulities bouie and Schizorthosecos interstitia. Both are shown below. The S. interstitia is interesting to me in that almost all specimen that I have found appear to have a grain of sand at the center of the disk, perhaps the nucleus of the start of the colony. You may be able to find both species in your matrix samples.

Jim

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  • I found this Informative 2

The Eocene is my favorite

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Wrangellian, Lissa318,

There are two fairly common "disk bryozoans" to be found in the Whiskey Bridge matrix. They are Lunulities bouie and Schizorthosecos interstitia. Both are shown below. The S. interstitia is interesting to me in that almost all specimen that I have found appear to have a grain of sand at the center of the disk, perhaps the nucleus of the start of the colony. You may be able to find both species in your matrix samples.

Jim

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Thanks very much for the info. I'm going to go through the ones I've found just to be sure I didn't ID any incorrectly. :) Appreciate it!
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...The S. interstitia is interesting to me in that almost all specimen that I have found appear to have a grain of sand at the center of the disk, perhaps the nucleus of the start of the colony...

'Tis a small observation, but I find it very interesting!

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'Tis a small observation, but I find it very interesting!

Jim's knowledge of the fossils found at Whiskey Bridge is a rare resource. His micro collection is spectacular!

Thanks, Jim. :1-SlapHands_zpsbb015b76:

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I really should get to sorting thru mine while I have access to a good resource for IDing everything! Who knows what the future will bring (or take away)... But first I think I need a good Riker mount or two..

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I am in need of a new gem jar riker myself. Shark teeth are the most difficult for me to ID so I have been putting specimens I am certain of in the jars (labeled on the bottom) to help me ID future teeth. If your whiskey bridge matrix is anything like what Sixgill Pete sent me, you will not be disappointed! There were quite a few shells is wonderful condition and I did find some teeth. I hope you post your finds!

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