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  1. planeguy's exploration on October 31, 2022 at 8:42 am

    Sorry I did not get any maps or pictures in the video, I was running out of time to get this video out.

  2. Kevin Wilson on October 31, 2022 at 8:43 am

    Nice finds. I woulda kept that rock with the fossils in it. That type fossil is known as a crinoid, and is the stem, or stalk of the animal. They were flower like creatures that were related to today’s starfish. All of them are extinct, except one species, I think. Your fossils probably are Devonian, about 420-360 million years ago. The shells are brachiopods. All of the species that you found are extinct, but there are a few modern day species, much different in form, but basically, they differ from clams because they have two different shell shapes, not mirror images, like clam shells. The horn corals are cool too. That’s a great spot. Many fossil hunters find their fossils in matrix, the rock that formed around the fossils, and collectors often prep, or clean and clear the matrix around the to expose the entire fossil with tools like dental picks to get them free from matrix to display. At your site, you’re finding stuff that you don’t have to prep, probably the limestone dissolved leaving the fossils exposed. Anyway, sites like that are pretty special. Next time you collect, look for perfect specimens, especially of the shells (brachiopods) and collect even small perfect ones, because you may wind up with a wider variety of species and a better overall collection. I know it’s not your main thing, but, they’d look great in a riker mount. Keep an eye out for trilobites as well. They kinda look like horseshoe crabs in miniature, but are sought after by collectors on your area. I’ve found them in shale beds along the Lake Erie creeks while out fishing. Anyway, I love your site. Very interesting content.

  3. B Wood on October 31, 2022 at 9:09 am

    I’m in WNY and collect insulators, I’d be interested in any maps or info you can provide to me. Or let me know of a website that I can find info relating to potential insulator dumps or former locations

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