Dry Dredgers Field Trip
March 23, 2002
To a Northern Kentucky Road Cut
Southgate Member, Kope Formation

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The field trip this month was to a popular road cut in Northern Kentucky, just 15 minutes south of downtown Cincinnati. The site exposes most of the Southgate member of the Kope Formation (or the Latonia Formation) of the Edenian Stage.

The weather was perfect; sun and pleasant temperatures. And we had a good turnout. (I didn't get a count). There has been a lot of weathering of the shale on this site due, in part, to the fact that we had plenty of rain this winter.

This site is known for its continuing supply of crinoids, specifically Cincinnaticrinus varibrachialus, Ectenocrinus simplex and Anomolocrinus. It is becoming more well known for its seastar fossils.

Also found are the common articulate brachiopods: Sowerbyella rugosa, Cincinnetina (Cincinnetina) multisecta and common trilobites: Flexicalymene granulosa, Cryptolythus bellulus, Isotelus maximus and Primaspis crossata.

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Here are some pictures from the trip.


More Pictures Of The Trip

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