Dry Dredgers Field Trip
April 28, 2001
Kope, Fairview and Bellevue Formations
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Some Pictures of Fossils Found That Day.
Perhaps the best find of the day happened in the first 5 minutes of the trip. Norm Shepard found an incredible trilobite burrow (most likely from Isotelus) that has traces of worms that the trilobite may have been eating at the time. Here are some pictures of it.
Norm Shepard with his fine Rusophycus. Congratulations Norm!
Other trace fossils found included many Diplocraterion biclavatum as shown below. These burrows can appear as "dumbells" (below) when seen on the shale surface, or as "U-shaped" burrows when seen along the edge of a piece of shale.
Ron Fine found a pocket of more than a dozen crinoid calyxes. (not pictured).
Bill Hembrock found a glabella of what is probably an Amphilichas shideleri. (below) It is cemented to a Platystrophia ponderosa Brachiopod.
Edrioasteriods were also found, the one pictured below was found by Bill Heimbrock.
If you found something interesting on this trip, Email your pictures to Bill Heimbrock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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