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Olenus
That's a lovely find Wenlock, well done!

Lee
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diamond1
Well done 
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Wenlock
Many thanks for the comments, the Atractopyge is probably going to be my find of the year, 
though there are sill a few months to go yet, who knows...

a nice find from earlier this month from the basal Ordovician rocks of Shropshire, the trilobite Asaphellus homfrayi
just over 4cm in length

Asaphellus homfrayi August 2016  (2).jpg 
Wenlock
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diamond1
Nice trilo
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Elbert
Hello, nice trilobite.
Shame of the eyes...

greetings, Bert
the search is as valuable as the finds...
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Wenlock
thanks for the comments,

a very rare Edrioasteroid collected last week from the Ordovician Llanvirn series rocks of Shropshire, specimen is 1.5cm across.

Edrioasteroid August 17th 2016  (1).jpg 

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Wenlock
Lee has been sending me progress pictures of his preparation of the Calymene Trilobite I found on Wenlock Edge in June of this year ( pictured on the previous page of this thread )
it is starting to look very nice,
he is doing his usual excellent job
it looks like it might be one of the nicest specimens I have been lucky enough to find

A Wenlock Calymene  (2).jpg 
b Wenlock Calymene  (4).jpg 

c Wenlock Calymene  (3).jpg 
d Wenlock Calymene  (1).jpg 

e wenlock claymene .jpg 
f Wenlock Calymene .jpg 
more pics to follow
Wenlock
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Wenlock
there was a brachiopod attached above the right side of the head, its just been removed,
hoping now that it has not caused any crushing to the glabella

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Wenlock
a few further prep progress pictures

Wenlock caly 1 .jpg 
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Wenlock Caly 3.jpg 

Looking good

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he finished trilobite looking rather splendid
many thanks Lee

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3 daly .jpg 

they don't come much nicer than that...
Wenlock
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Doggerfan
Lee has done an excellent job on this one. Interesting to see the progression from start to finish here. That Edrioasteroid above is also a killer!
Best wishes from the Lake of Constance. Roger.
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Wenlock
The trilobite Girvanopyge occipitalis,
collected by me recently from the Ordovician,
Llanvirn series rocks of West Shropshire,
15mm in length

Girvanopyge September 2016  - Copy.jpg 
Wenlock
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Olenus
That's a nice trilobite Wenlock, well done.

Lee
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Wenlock
Collected last week from the Ordovician, Llanvirn series rocks of West Shropshire,
a group of armoured plates from the Machearidian worm, Plumulites, sp, covering an area of about 5cm,
they are hard to find, and when they do turn up, its usually only an isolated plate,
so to find a group of them is pretty exciting, 
I am still waiting for a complete specimen to turn up

Plumulites  (2).jpg 
Plumulites  (4).jpg 


Wenlock
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CurtKnap
Fascinating find, Wenlock. Looks to have fine detail too.
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Brittle Star
How unusual, great find.
JW

 Never ask a star fish for directions
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Wenlock
collected this week from the Ordovician Llanvirn series rocks of West Shropshire England, a nice crisp example of the Trilobite Platycalymene tasgarensis, 1.8cm in length


Platycalymene 8th December 2016  (1).jpg   Platycalymene 8th December 2016  (3).jpg 
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remains of the Cystoid Macrocystella mariae collected from the lower Ordovician Tremadoc series rocks of West Shropshire, England, both specimens are 2.5 cm in length approx

Macrocystella September 2016  (2).jpg 

Macrocystella September 2016  (3).jpg 

Macrocystella September 2016  (1).jpg 
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Barerootbonsai
All I can say is wow they are all fantastic. I hope to have one one day.
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YVIE
Lovely finds.Must holiday in U.K.!!
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Wenlock
thanks for the comments

a very rare Crotalocrinites rugosus Crinoid collected today from the Silurian Wenlock Limestone formation of Wenlock Edge in Shropshire,

a Crotalocrinites rugosus 9th Feb 2017 (1) - Copy.jpg 


a Crotalocrinites rugosus 9th Feb 2017 (2) - Copy.jpg 
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advantage
A wonderful specimen Wenlock and testament to your dedicated collecting and curating. You must have a nationally important collection building up in Shropshire.

Thanks

Steve
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diamond1
That is a rare find well done Wenlock
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Wenlock
Thanks for the comments

collected from the Silurian Wenlock Limestone formation of Wenlock Edge in Shropshire,
a nicely preserved plate from the very rare machaeridian worm Turrilepas sp. 8mm in length

Wenlock Worm plate  (1).jpg  Wenlock Worm plate  (2).jpg 
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CurtKnap
Fascinating specimen, Andy, and also pretty rare.

That last Crotalocrinites is a real corker too, particularly with the stem attached - and I know how rare even isolated plates of these are.
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Trilo(bite my ride!)
Collected last SeptemberIMG_3395.jpg  IMG_3396.jpg 
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Pac man style trilobite- folded in half
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I have the counter part of that one as well
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diamond1
Well done again Wenlock
That plate of Turrilepas is awesome
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Olenus
Wenlock and trilobikemyride, nice finds and well done to both of you!
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Unregistered
Thanks Olenus/Lee , you have to congratulate Wenlock on his Crinoids because as many will attest it is v hard to find articulated ones with calyx and arms. I have never managed that feat yet...
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CurtKnap
Here's a Shropshire Wenlock LS crinoid with arms 35mm long.

I have no idea what species it is...

Crinoid d.JPG  Crinoid e.JPG 
Crinoid f.JPG  Crinoid b.JPG
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Wenlock
Thanks for the comments,
 
Some nice finds there Trilomyride
 
that's a lovely Crinoid specimen Curt
it looks like its probably Dictenocrinus pinnulatus
Wenlock
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CurtKnap
Thanks Andy - and for the ID too! That one's not a recent find, but I got a good articulated crinoid of a different species (with stem) last year that I'll photograph as soon as I get chance...
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Wenlock
Calymene blumenbachi trilobites collected from the Silurian Wenlock Limestone of Wenlock Edge, Shropshire#

Wenlock Calymene's  (3).jpg 
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CurtKnap
Nice assortment!
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s.c.
Hi

I found this beautiful trilobite at Wren's Nest two weeks ago.  As I'm new to trilobites (only my second trilobite hunt, the first the week previously at Gilwern!) I'm only just learning about these amazing creatures.  So far I'm unsure of ID.  Maybe dalmanites sp or acaste downingae/macrops?  I've done a little prep with a KM pin but am hesitant to do more?  If anyone can help with ID or suggest whether further prep is worthwhile or indeed who might do a good job of prep I'd love to know.  Thanks!

Sam

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CurtKnap
Nice find - I think it's the head of an Acaste downingae. See what Wenlock says...
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diamond1
Acaste
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Olenus
Hi Wenlock, it’s about time a book just on British trilobites has been done.
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leblancb
I am very new to this.  I have a trilobite fossil.  About a 1 1/2 years ago, when I moved, I wrapped my trilobite fossil in bubble wrap and then carefully packed it in a storage container. I stored it in the basement.  When I took it out it looked like it rusted.  I tried to clean it off with dishwashing liquid and a sponge.  It helped a little, but still has a lot of this "rust" on it.  Does anyone know what I can do to clean it?
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Wenlock
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It is a book is for trilobite enthusiasts everywhere, but it has a specific  target audience of those enthusiasts with an already established general knowledge of trilobites, who would wish to take their interest, especially in British trilobites, forward and to a higher level of inquiry. To this end the reader will be able to make use of comprehensive global references and almost eight hundred images of British and Irish trilobites, including many considered to be classic type species. Many trilobites illustrated are from historically important collections, sometimes represented photographically for the first time. Alongside this historic reference collection, is abundant new material collected more recently by myself and several other experienced field collectors.

This volume of course has a somewhat lesser ambition than Salter’s great work, which attempted to describe and illustrate all of the British and Irish trilobite species known at the time. Since trilobites have remained a perennial fascination for researchers and collectors alike since Salter’s time, the number of described species today has vastly increased and Salter’s comparable task today would indeed be monumental. This volume  however is an overview of the trilobites of Great Britain and the Irish Republic with taxonomic and stratigraphic information gleaned from the most modern revisions that we are aware of.

For their relatively small surface area, the British Isles offer a diversity and almost complete continuity of Palaeozoic rocks in surface outcrop, that is unparalleled anywhere else in the world.  Many trilobite bearing localities in Britain have become classic sites in the history and evolution of geological sciences and palaeontology worldwide. In this volume I utilise and explain the stratigraphic names given to successive rock units by pioneer geologists in their original ‘British Sense’, despite their use today in some cases being in decline or obsolete, as global correlation schemes advance. The chapters are organised stratigraphically in ascending order and include overviews of many classic British localities and of key figures and personalities from academic and amateur fields, who have contributed significantly to trilobite study in Britain.

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Wenlock
The British Trilobite book is now available to order
Wenlock
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Olenus
Really looking forward to this book.

Lee
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