The shark tooth, Petalodus ohioensis, is the most common vertebrate fossil found locally. I have collected twelve specimens from the Brush Creek Limestone and one from the Pine Creek Limestone. I have a comprehensive live research article in general on the entire genus, Petalodus, available on this website. Click toRead More →

Entire specimen: Trilobite Free Cheek Genal Spine with metric scale

So far I’ve only collected Pygidium parts and perhaps a Thorax piece from local fossil trilobites. Yesterday August 6th, 2020, I found my first confirmed portion of what I’m fairly sure is the Free Cheek of a local Trilobite. These are held together tightly during life, and easily become dislodgedRead More →

The last time I showcased the mineral Bornite, I found it in a general shale pile. This time, while working some limestone locally there is a shale shelf below the limestone that I have carved flat with a shovel. Several of the exposed pieces of shale in that particular pieceRead More →

This small specimen represents four leaves of the genus Neuropteris. These were arranged on a side branch, as each stem of the species had a number of side branches of different lengths to make what is a classic fern shape. These come from a shale layer about twenty feet belowRead More →

This is a nicer than usual specimen of Metacoceras I wanted to share today. The matrix that preserves the shell is softer and was exposed at the end of the boulder. I may clean it up further, however being fragile I may not be able to get much closer withoutRead More →