Dry Dredgers
Annual May Field Trip
May 24, 2003

Page 3: Some Isotelus Found From Digging

Here are some of the Isotelus maximus trilobites uncovered by digging. Just as with the Flexi's, some were enrolled and some were prone.

This enrolled Isotelus was one of the largest and nicest trilobites found that day, but not the largest.

Here was one of the smallest enrolled Isotelus found.

This prone Isotelus (below 4 pictures) got everyone's heart pumping, but had a great deal of loose fragments that will require pain staking reassembly.

Often the clay reveals what appears to be a huge trilobite, but after careful escavation, it's discovered that the trilobite is a partial, as shown below (2 pics)

And again, a big enrolled Isotelus looks exciting, but is missing a great deal of exoskeleton..

Many Isotelus pygidia (tails) were uncovered, a couple shown below.

Many finds were wrapped up in plastic wrap or paper towels. So some of the neat things found were not photographed.

Next Page: Fossil Found While Surface Collecting

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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