Macroneuropteris is a much more rare genus than Pecopteris. However, these can be found locally in the shale below the primary limestone layer. The detail within the leaf of this specimen is stunning in my opinion. The Middle Pennsylvanian Sydney Mines Formation, found in Nova Scotia, Canada, have revealed aRead More →

There are two corals that occur locally. Stereostylus is a common solitary horn coral in Pennsylvania. These two specimens show perhaps the same species. The top piece on polished limestone is a cut cross section. The bottom piece is an eroded end sticking out of stone. The shell material erodedRead More →

Aviculopinna peracuta

I’m not certain on the genus and species. I’ve considered Meekopinna Americana and Aviculopinna peracuta as possibilities. However, upon reading an article from the Journal of Paleontology, the entire family is in need of some clarification. We understand, however, that the Paleozoic Pinnidae are in need of a complete reinvestigation;Read More →

The genus Odontopteris is one of many seed fern varieties that existed during the Carboniferous. I have a high confidence that I have the genus correct, however I am awaiting more research before I can confirm. The visible leaf of the glued specimen is 100mm in length.Read More →

Petalodus Tooth on limestone microscopic view

When I found my 4th Petalodus Tooth, I thought it was the 3rd. However it turns out that I did indeed find another one that I did not document. This one appears to be half a tooth. It sits on a large piece of limestone, that I may eventually cutRead More →

Amphiscapha

The fossil Amphiscapha appears readily within shale locally. Buried at an angle different from the plane the shale sheared from, this specimen is a bit unique. Only the raised rim was visible initially. Using precision tweezers, I utilized the sharp metal ends and a microscope to slowly reveal the restRead More →

It is a fossil something, but I am not sure what it is. I’ve stumped the few people I have shown so far. It has the familiar look of Calamites, but does not have the nodes. It was also embedded within limestone, which I do not find any plant fossilsRead More →

Petalodus Tooth from Pennsylvania

A fourth Petalodus Tooth has been found in the same general area I found the first three teeth. This tooth looks deep like the 2nd tooth. The two sides are missing and fractured, likely from splitting the rock. The tooth was dark in color when I found it and turnedRead More →

Pyrite on fossil

This is a simple photo view of some pyrite on a local carboniferous limestone fossil. There is only a little bit of it exposed in this specimen, but it’s flat and you can see the metallic glow quite easily at first glance. I’m not sure what sort of shelled creatureRead More →