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andrasz

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Lived now for several years in parts of the world with no fossiling opportunities, having recently moved to Estonia with the Cambrian - Silurian cliffs bordering the Baltic Sea the long dry spell has finally ended. Some of the strata are very rich in fossils, but finding any good ones is not easy as all localities are the local equivalent of SSSI, collecting is only permitted from rockfalls and beach shingle, where most fossils are already destroyed or heavily damaged.

Last week-end I made a trip to some of the richest outcrops on Saarema island, and luck was finally with me. Erosion happens during the winter when ice floes are rammed against the low cliffs, and in the spring wave action quickly breaks up any liberated slabs. However a slab from the upper Wenlock remained intact mostly embedded in the shingle, and when I tried to lift it out it broke along the bedding plane, revealing the prize find from the location, a scatter of disarticulated eurypterid body segments (molts) including at least seven complete prosomas and several more partials, all belonging to Eurypterus tetragonophthalmus.

 
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entolium

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superb fossils, congratulations!
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Stunning fossils!
You've probably seen this website: http://fossiilid.info/2874
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Stunning fossils!
You've probably seen this website:
http://fossiilid.info/2874
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Yes, use that site for ID-s all the time. Looks like a lovely crisp sunny day tomorow, heading for the Ordivican Paldiski cliffs for the day.
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