Dry Dredgers
Annual May Field Trip
May 24, 2003

Page 2: Fossils Found

This was a very memorable field trip for many members. Several members found their very first trilobite that day.

 No matter what age you find your first trilobite, you never forget it. It's a thrill and Mt. Orab is the place where that magic happens!

Here's another "first trilobite find" for an adult member.

Fossil Found While Digging

We will start our tour of fossils extracted by digging with a very unusual and exciting find of an articulated Cephalopod more than 2 feet long! This was discovered while digging trilobites. It is at least as nice as a hand-full of Flexicalymene's.

The picture above shows that the narrow end of the Cephalopod was preserved in solid rock as a whole, partially filled with Calcite crystals.

Flexicalymene Found While Digging

Here are some of the Flexicalymene retrorsa trilobites uncovered by the diggers. Both enrolled and prone dispositions were found.

Next Page: Some of the Isotelus maximus Found While Digging

Mt. Orab 2003 Direct Page Links

Page 1: Diggers and Surface Collectors
Page 2:
Fossils Found While Digging: Flexicalymene and Other Fossils
Page 3: Fossils Found While Digging: Isotelus maximus
Page 4: Fossils Found while Surface Collecting

For More Information:
A Pictorial Demonstration of How to Dig Trilobites
Some Trilobites of the Cincinnatian

Past Mt. Orab Field Trips:


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