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    Posted: 05 Oct 2009 at 11:06pm
Hello all,
I am new to the site and thought I would start by sharing some of my finds from Shropshire where I do most of my collecting.
 
it would be nice to see and hear of other collectors finds from Shropshire
 
The Wenlock Trilobite Dalmanites Longcaudatus collected from Near Wenlock Edge
 
A nice articulated example of the Very Rare Ordovician Llanvirn Crinoid Pandoracrinus Mincopensis collected from South Shropshire
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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it would be good to hear of other finds from Shropshire
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Another Nice find from the Hope Shales of Shropshire
 
 
 
A nice double, Selenopeltis & Ampyx Linleyensis,
the blob on the lower left is actually the impression of the Head of a rare Cyclopygid trilobite showing the large compound eye


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Beautiful pieces there. Always like to see Dalmanites 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote danny1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Oct 2009 at 8:44am
Stunning  Dalmanites,  i  will  upload  a  few  of  my  finds  from  round  there  when  i  have  time,  thats  one  of  the  best  self  found  Dalmanites  ive  seen  in  a  very  long  time.
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Wow, some really nice finds. I'd be thrilled to find any of them, well done and thanks for showing.
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Hello all

Thank you for the comments, I have been very lucky in finding a few articulated Dalmanites in the Wenlock area over the years,
as you are probably aware they are notoriously difficult to find complete.
Here is another specimen found more recently
 
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I couldn't agree more, with the others, Very nice. 
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yes great finds,  do the Dalmanites come from the Lower Elton Beds ?  the crinoid is particularly rare have you shown it to any lower palaeozoic crinoid workers ?
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Absolutley beautiful pieces, nice finds and very nicely prepped, keep them coming, and don,t forget the fossil of the month competition.
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Welcome and thanks for showing your great finds.
 
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Great fossils (have to admit that allthough I´m not a trilobite collector myself)
and very nice prepwork indeed, welcome to the forum.

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Howdy Wenlock & welcome, great trilobites. I'd love to expand my meagre trilo collection but I'm in Jurassic ammonite country good & proper ! Cry
 
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Hi all.
 Nice mudbugs, love those little critters..very nice prep as well, thanks for sharing.
Regards to all who share the passion.. Mudbug!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mondoo99 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Oct 2009 at 7:23pm
very nice mudbugs i would love to find a trilobite like that from shropshire,  but i like fossil hunting near welshpool and different places like that  

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Thanks for the comments
The Dalmanites come from the Coalbrookdale beds along Wenlock Edge.
 
The Crinoid is rare and was undescribed, it was written up in 2002 by Stephen Donovan, I had a hand in collecting the original specimens and managed to keep this one back for myself,
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That is absolutely stunning. I mean really stunning.

As someone who just "picks stuff up", and bashes the crap out of rocks until I find something (usually broken!), can I ask how long it takes to prepare something like your first one? I'm wondering if I might not get into that... in between raising kids, fly-fishing and <.... endless list>
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Welshpool is good but the fauna is a bit limited
Anyway Shropshire is just over the hill from Welshpool so you could always pop in for a look
Another nice Rare Shropshire Bug, the Encrinurid  Nucleurus diabolus
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Unfortunatley I cannot take any credit for the prep work, I don't have the skill or patience to do work that inticate, that is down to a good friend of mine,

I will certainly pass on the all the positive comments which will be appreciated
 
 
Another Very Rare Ordovician Hope Shale Shropshire Trilobite "Girvanopgye occipitalis"
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I know Steve very well, having undertaken research  in the same Geology Department as Steve for a number of years.  Absolutely stunning specimens and fabulous prep work.  
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