Page 2: Best Finds and (yawn..) Trilobites
One of the best finds of the day was a much coveted Conularia!
Seen below with a close-up of the surface texture in the second picture, this
animal was an early jellyfish that had a pyramid-shaped shell. The pyramid is
preserved, but is most often flattened as is true in this specimen.
The other best find was a nice, relatively complete, enrolled Isotelus
maximus trilobite! This is a medium-sized specimen as Isotelus
This site was loaded with Isotelus trilobite pieces. This is
how a person normally finds Isotelus trilobites. In the photo below, a Dry
Dredger found a rather nice section Isotelus thorax. This
fragment is from a pleural lobe (side lobe of this "tri-lobe"
Many rocks were literally chunk full of Isotelus
fragments. They are the brown colored surfaces with little or no surface
There were a half dozen, or so, complete Flexicalymene
retrorsa found. Many were only partially enrolled.
Above two photos compliments of Cindy
T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S
Page 1: Introduction and Collecting Photos
Fossils Found that Day
Page 2: Best Finds of the Day
Page 3: Crinoids, Pelecypod and Cephalopods
Page 4: Snails, Coral and Trace Fossils
Page 5: Brachiopods
Page 6: More Brachiopods
Page 7: Yet More Brachiopods
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