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Trilobites

Common Trilobites of Minnesota

From the free PDF: A Guide to Fossil Collecting in Minnesota. http://www.bluffcountryfossils.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Guide-to-Fossil-Collecting-in-Minnesota.pdf

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Incredible Ordovician Sea Bottom Sculptures!

Current Header: Just click (2x) to make larger and admire! What an incredible series of Ordovician sea bottom sculptures! All fossils were collected in the city limits of Rochester, Minnesota in 2014. Closeups of the groups: What a wonderful way to display your fossil finds! And how did he do it??? Expanding foam (Great Stuff) … Continue reading »

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Family Fun Fossil Hunt – River Roots Skills School

This tour was organized through the Eagle Bluff Environmental Center’s River Roots Skills School (http://www.riverrootsschool.org/) as part of their ecotourism initiative. We got together on August 8th, 2015. People came early and stayed late.  🙂  The class was scheduled for 1-5 p.m. and the last people left around 7 p.m. It was a WONDERFUL class! … Continue reading »

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Trilobites: Basiliella barrandi & Isotelus species

Jeff is fairly new to Bluff Country and fossil hunting, but a retired avid outdoorsman. He stopped by this morning to get some IDs on a number of fossils he had found. Jeff said he has only hunted three road cuts and been out perhaps 10 times. This particular rock he found in the Prosser … Continue reading »

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Trilobite Parts & Species Refresher

Caleb Scheer (now passed) labeled two photos of plates he had found with lots of trilobite parts in them. I know that I need a refresher 🙂 and I thought I would share these with you also. And this one with 13 different trilobites: I hope these help you as much as they have me! … Continue reading »

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Trilobite Names Abbreviations

This was shared with me by Piranha, the undisputed expert on TFF for trilobites… “The letters cf. are an abbreviation for the Latin word: confer = compare in English. When cf. follows the genus in the example: Dolichoharpes cf. reticulata, it means the trilobite is most like the species D. reticulata.  Typically cf. gets applied in … Continue reading »

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Trilobite Faunal Lists for Southeast Minnesota

NOTE: These trilobite faunal lists were compiled by Caleb Scheer (now deceased) and are on his Midwestpaleo.com website, here: http://www.midwestpaleo.com/Fauna/Fauna.htm Since Caleb has passed, I do not know how long the site will be up. He was the foremost expert here on trilobites. His passing is a tragic loss to the fossil community. Maquoketa Shale … Continue reading »

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Huge Trilobite EYE!

When I found this fossil, I knew it looked rather “trilobitish” given the color the the shell. But I just couldn’t figure which part of a trilobite it could be. It just didn’t look like a cephalon (head). Here it is for scale: Well, I posted it on thefossilforum.com’s Fossil ID forum and it turned … Continue reading »

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Andreya’s Big Hunt!

I am going to start this from the end, and then you will know why I used this title. This was a whirlwind (Kids get bored quickly!) 3 hour 5 site hunt! Six year old Andreya’s first fossil hunt of the year, and within three minutes she says, “Bev, Bev, I found a weird one!” … Continue reading »

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July 4th, 2014, Hunt – Found Waldo’s Mate!!!

Bob went motorcycling for the weekend, so that left me alone for the 4th of July again. I heard the whispers in my dreams, or was it just good memories of last year’s 4th of July hunt? This year I slept in and took off about mid-morning. I came home exhausted but happy by 1 … Continue reading »

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