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A Mega Good Collecting Trip


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When I go out collecting and find one good Megastrophia, then its been a good day. Yesterday (9/18) I found 6 complete specimens. One is encrusted in Aulopora (coral) and one is of the rarely found pedical valve. The specimen on the far right has a spirifer attached in life position. All I have done is wash these brachs up and when I finish prepping them I will post more pics. The largest brach is 2.8" x 2.5". It was a "mega" good day for collecting. ;)

I also found some nice corals (my favorite fossil to find). I collected this large THAMNOPTYCHIA limbata colony and I think I got most of it. I have put large bryozoan colonies together before but this is my first branching coral puzzle and cant wait to get started. I will post a picture or two when I'm done. The other coral will make a great paperweight. These are not common where I collect. Its actually more common to find unworn "fresh" corals (Favosites) at my localities. It kinda looks like an egg. :)

Thanks, Mikey

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Awesome finds, as usual, Mikey!

Thanks for posting them.

Glad you are getting out there.

Regards,

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Beauties, all of them. Good luck with the puzzle!

-Dave

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Penn Dixie? (sorry if you said from where and I missed it...just a guess)

Good stuff :) that's a whole lot of Thamnoptychia; do you have a particular interest in that genus?

I don't think I've ever seen a Favosites that shape before; definitely unique.

- Arion

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No Arion not Penn Dixie. I have only collected there once before and find a lot better stuff at other localities in Western New York. I don't have a particular interest in Thamnoptychia I like all fossil corals.

Thanks, Mikey

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