A few layers of rock contain several concretions. We called these dinosaur eggs when we were younger, not knowing exactly what they were. We have come to find that these are simply hard, compact masses of matter. These settle within the muds and sands that make the local rocks. SomeRead 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

Meekospira peracuta shown here is a high-spired snail found next to a concretion in shale. The large outer rim of the concretion is shown to the left. The tip of the snail was more prominent when first pulled out, and attempted removal of the clay on the shale made meRead More →