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
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Diggers and Surface Collectors
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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
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