Orthotetes

This brachiopod is beautifully centered in what is likely a concretion circle. The specimen was found in the high-hill shale. This layer contains a shale that I call mud stone. It comes out in larger pieces than thinner shale. The rock still splits rather easily, and it contains many concretions.Read More →

Specimen Front

This specimen of Cephalopod, CG-0004, belongs to the genus Metacoceras. I first assumed Tainoceras, yet, that genus does not occur in the Brush Creek Limestone. A good deal of time was spent using an air scribe to take the piece from the first photo in the gallery to get toRead More →

The clam Palaeoneilo is easy to spot on this specimen of shale. But, what I assumed was Lepidophylloides under the Microscope really sold me on adding this to my formal collection. Is it a leaf or a spine? However, after some further discussion with more seasoned fossil experts, the LepidophylloidesRead More →

Meekospira peracuta is a high-spired gastropod. This specimen was found next to a concretion in shale. The large outer rim of the concretion is visible as a curved piece on the rock. The tip of the snail was more prominent when first pulled out, and attempted removal of the clayRead More →