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dinogary


Think ive showed this one before .its Acernaspis sufferta  from the wether law linn formation of the pentland hills .


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Growing old is compulsory, Growing up is optional!
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Wenlock
nice finds trilo my ride,
 

and Gary that is well worth posting again, there are not many Scottish trilobites on the forum
Wenlock
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Trilo(bite my ride!)
Yes,I like it dinogary I don't recall seeing it before. My next trilobite hunting season will begin anew in earnest in Scotland-Girvan area at the beginning of March.I did visit a few sites around Girvan last year but I only found a few bits and pieces;- the best bit being just the strawberry head part of an ecrinus. looks like I need to visit the Pentland Hills at some point over the next few years...
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diamond
Nice Acernaspis, well done dinogary
never eat yellow snow
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dinogary
thanks guys
 

pentlands are good but be prepared for a walk !

what sites are you thinking off in girvan  mate
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Trilo(bite my ride!)
Here are the other two
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err   my/the internet is incredibly slow, i will add the other photos in the morning.
Also for a change i will post up my Folkestone finds tomorrow which i believe contains some rare material which could with some ID help make it into my star finds of the year discussion thread...
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Trilo(bite my ride!)
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probably another olenus impression actually, pleura detached
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another view
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a complete but poorly preserved 3d trilobite- not olenus- not weathered-eroded because was freshly split out of the rock
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CurtKnap
The eyes have it...most of us have been fascinated by the amazing compound eyes on some trilobites. Here's an enrolled Acaste downingae from Dudley (15mm across):

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deltapodus
Lovely find - I'm always amazed by the eyes - and fascinated.
Finally found bone[biggrin]
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Dirty Pete
Those eyes are something else....wonderful!
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DorsetJack
Absolutely beautiful.
I would love to find a trilobite... although it is unlikely unless I actually look for one I suppose... 
The one thing you will get from breaking rocks with a hammer is a lot of broken rocks...
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Cantero

Really nice details. You can definitely count the number of lenses in this specimen. Lovely. Thanks for sharing.


Regards,


Antonio.

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Olenus
Went to Wrens Nest on Sunday and found this enrolled trilobite Calymene blumenbachii. Trilobite measures approx 30mm across the headshield.
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Lee

The Ace of Spades,,,







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dinogary
Looks like that will prep up nice Lee !
Growing old is compulsory, Growing up is optional!
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deltapodus
That's a nice find - like to see it when prepped.
Finally found bone[biggrin]
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CurtKnap

Yes - looks like that'll be a beauty.
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Cantero
Congrats for that Specimen Lee! Hopefully you can share it when is preped.
Best regards,
Antonio
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Fossil hunter
Great finds. Love the Dudley bug.
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Trilo(bite my ride!)
Greetings all it has been awhile; here is my last (big) batch of trilobites from last year; found in May from the Ordovician of South Wales

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another view of a trilobite and a half
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it came from this block which has some nice eye fragments
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just about complete
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This trilobite double is one of my favourite finds from last year, slight pity i cracked off the head of the top trilobite and had to glue it.

Close ups:
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that is 3 pics of the top trilobite in my attempt to get the whole of the pitted fringe in focus
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likewise the same with the bottom one
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a slight wrong hit with the chisel (at home) almost smashed this one up, i just about found all the bits to glue it back together
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counterpart
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another split trilobite
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unveiling a trilobite from as found to finished, thankfully complete but it is strange that the half exposed was better preserved than the half embedded
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i did think this might be a head covering over another head, but after investigating it think the head isn't as well preserved and has slipped down
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i couldn't really focus the camera but there are several nearly complete faint out-casts in there alongside another early complete big one "flat fish"
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YVIE
Lovely specimens.
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MicroFossilMan
Can you put names to them?
MFM
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Trilo(bite my ride!)
Thanks, I could only really name them if I tried to match them up from books diagrams etc. (this is more lee and olenus's forte) I would reckon they are mostly forms of trinucleus , the pitted fringes being sensory feelers of blind bottom dwellers (benthic) burrowing through mud...
Incidentally the unveiling the trilobite - trilobite is bit better preserved than it looks (I didn't make a complete hatchet job of my ameteur prepping- honest) it is hard to get that side into camera focus for some reason
and and also risk clearly matrix out of grooves etc
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Fossil hunter
Visited Llanfawr quarries and Bach Y Craig in Wales today and here's my finds.
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Graptolite
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Orthocone?
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Partial head of a trilobite
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Partial tail of a trilibite
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Finds from Bach Y Craig
Brachiopod?
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Graptolites and a tiny trilobite
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Graptolites
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Any IDs greatly appreciated.
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Fossil hunter
Some finds from Ledbury.
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Brachiopods.
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Trilobite pygidium-Dalmanites spp.?
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Olenus
A must for the serious trilobite collector !
The Ace of Spades,,,







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Wenlock
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Wenlock
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Wenlock
Now available to order
Wenlock
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Olenus
Got my book yesterday, its been a long time waiting for a book like this !
The Ace of Spades,,,







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diamond1
Cyphaspis elachopos from Dudley
I have found it back on 9th of July 2016.
Since I didn't know anyone who could prep this little critter, I left it as it was until I met Lee (Olenus) and Andrew (Wenlock) this month at Bakewell fossil show.
Lee took this bug home and today he finished his prepping job and I have to tell you, I am very pleased with result.
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CurtKnap
Cracking specimen, especially with the dorsal spine intact. Nice one.
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Andyp
wiccaman9 wrote:
Hey Steve,
                    Yes found the place fine, I came south from Welshpool, but yes easy to find. Spoke to Lyndon re directions and permission, etc.  Nice chap to speak to... Nice place, lots of scope, I'm sure I'll visit again.

 

 Aron
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Andyp
wiccaman9 wrote:
Hi all,

  Spur of moment visit to Gilwern today...very nice place, albeit rough roads!

Some of my trilo's, lots of 2/3's and 3/4's and cephala also...

 

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Table groaning under the weight of just some of my trilo specimens!!

 

 Cheers, Aron

Hi I thought gilwern was only for people staying in the huts
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Trilo(bite my ride!)
This post had me confused for awhile only because I was at Gilwern hut yesterday and then I realised Andy that you had copied in an old post from Aron.
Yes I think you are right that the only way to be allowed to collect fossils from this location now is stay the night (minimum of 2?) in the shepherds hut (which is lovely and cosy and perfect for couples by the way). Otherwise your other option is to pay to go on the annual UKAFH half day visit. I am pleased to say that despite the fact probably at least a hundred people have visited here in the  last couple of years there are still complete trilobites to be found. I found about 25 from 4 hours of searching...
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Trilo(bite my ride!)
I should of said in my post that I did pay to stay 2 nights in the shepherds hut
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Trilo(bite my ride!)
I should have time to put up photos of my Gilwern Hill, Batch-y-Craig and Llanfawr finds from last weekend this weekend
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diamond1
Acaste downingiae
Wren's nest
With calcite vein through cephalon

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Trilo(bite my ride!)
Gilwern Hill trilobites found in early April ( I have photographed some of the trilobites twice to show different angles/perspectives) Click image for larger version - Name: 4DCFFFDA-266C-44E9-92F6-7F10DE2C3215.jpeg, Views: 18, Size: 267.11 KB Click image for larger version - Name: AFC15D87-8869-4827-9E5B-269BE6296875.jpeg, Views: 17, Size: 378.73 KB Click image for larger version - Name: D595536F-00F1-4E61-A61B-98916A2CB1DC.jpeg, Views: 14, Size: 270.01 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 72AE4AC3-541A-4082-8F29-080FABCBC8D5.jpeg, Views: 13, Size: 274.66 KB Click image for larger version - Name: CD10F556-238C-49E2-93D2-E66D851CD58F.jpeg, Views: 16, Size: 277.99 KB Click image for larger version - Name: C530D519-722A-452B-87BC-CE1B2527253D.jpeg, Views: 18, Size: 375.21 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 7B42E3E1-7752-422A-BEDA-20D77C822879.jpeg, Views: 17, Size: 440.05 KB Click image for larger version - Name: FD81CEA3-C1F4-4209-91F4-870C57BB2375.jpeg, Views: 16, Size: 633.07 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 3FD856F0-2D0A-4F98-941D-75194C752A03.jpeg, Views: 15, Size: 465.65 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 792695CA-FA7E-4DC2-9899-19469FF357E0.jpeg, Views: 16, Size: 572.14 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 32707999-F703-4D2E-932B-A82CA73CCC64.jpeg, Views: 16, Size: 316.62 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 140B3C87-2F93-412B-8AAB-EA184CEDC8E8.jpeg, Views: 17, Size: 308.68 KB Click image for larger version - Name: F76C2A87-6F9F-45A8-BBD6-A91F251661F8.jpeg, Views: 14, Size: 419.22 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 066F983E-AFA6-4F44-9848-BC21DEBBB572.jpeg, Views: 17, Size: 320.07 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 763696AA-190D-43AD-A447-80B642B9E3CC.jpeg, Views: 13, Size: 357.80 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 139B2839-7449-44AF-AF38-06C6755D9871.jpeg, Views: 15, Size: 245.00 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 478CA535-3F5A-4AF5-AFB5-1A34EF425B38.jpeg, Views: 15, Size: 299.51 KB Click image for larger version - Name: B01913A8-DE4F-401D-AD5C-D514548570BC.jpeg, Views: 14, Size: 352.13 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 8DDA27E4-0378-4701-938E-1266D9CC924C.jpeg, Views: 13, Size: 337.64 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 72D8FBF0-1950-4322-8ECB-0B886D3C0244.jpeg, Views: 14, Size: 376.37 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 2B5677E5-E5AB-4CB0-BE6D-F575F8FFDF2A.jpeg, Views: 13, Size: 275.50 KB Click image for larger version - Name: F38EEBFF-D3C2-4B59-88BC-A7DE507A79A3.jpeg, Views: 14, Size: 354.01 KB Click image for larger version - Name: D1C2ABC6-A303-4C8E-ACAF-CDD5A46F7C59.jpeg, Views: 16, Size: 304.81 KB Click image for larger version - Name: D4F6D76B-000F-49F2-A9BF-B6B73DE4BFE7.jpeg, Views: 17, Size: 403.37 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 595A8C75-7999-4F38-923F-061072E04AF5.jpeg, Views: 19, Size: 310.49 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 9F308687-B671-4631-A996-BEB48384938A.jpeg, Views: 16, Size: 504.54 KB Click image for larger version - Name: F11A88A5-4395-4DCC-96BE-D7842483405D.jpeg, Views: 18, Size: 322.22 KB Click image for larger version - Name: DE551DC8-0713-4FC8-8AAA-81F78328EC15.jpeg, Views: 18, Size: 448.49 KB Click image for larger version - Name: ECE0F2D6-DDC6-45AE-9D9A-1D255E6D4F2E.jpeg, Views: 18, Size: 451.89 KB Click image for larger version - Name: EDE492E9-C360-4FF1-8B23-00B8C85125BD.jpeg, Views: 19, Size: 410.69 KB
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diamond1
Proetus concinnus
Wren's nest
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CurtKnap
A little beauty...nice one.
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