Gastropods from Pine Creek Limestone

The Pine Creek Limestone is supposed to be somewhere in my local area, but perhaps it was not laid down as strata here. It’s likely in Parks Township, but I have yet to find it. The nearest place I currently know to find it is at an intersection of 422/28/66Read More →


Described by Hall in 1852, specimens have been found from the Brush Creek Limestone and Ames Limestone of Ohio. I have found a large number of specimens here in Parks Township, and this is one of the best ones to date. Both sides of the specimen are detailed and itRead More →


Limestone found in water usually yields better specimens. The water works its way into the cracks and crevices within the rock and specimens often come out easier compared to dry limestone. This specimen of Metacoceras is one of my best ones yet, coming out in once piece and showing aRead More →

Petalodus Tooth

In going back to the area where I typically find Petalodus teeth, I have several pieces of limestone separated out to look for. In searching, I found another tooth. However upon closer inspection I figured out that I had found the other side of tooth no. 6. Petalodus CatalogRead More →

I found this trilobite tail, also known as a pygidium, embedded in Brush Creek Limestone. By the Carboniferous, trilobites were on the decline, and evolution made them smaller. Only the order Proetida survived into the Carboniferous and died out at the end of the Permian. Two species represent the BrushRead More →