• Jeff Nolder posted an update 2 years, 9 months ago

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    hi, @nathan-newell – the VMNH got back to me about the specimen; they’re pretty happy about it. ¬†Thanks for the rec.

  • Jeff Nolder posted a new specimen. 2 years, 9 months ago

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    Jeff Nolder has contributed specimen mFeM 52316 to myFOSSIL!

    • Possible classification update to: Class Strophomenata > Order Productida > Family Productidae.
      Very beautiful specimens. Do you have any notes you may want to add from the field? This can go in our new Field Notes section!
      Talk to you soon, Jen

  • Jeff Nolder commented on their own Fossil #022770 2 years, 9 months ago

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    The Antiquatonia (the larger one in the photo) was encased in an ironstone nodule; the smaller specimen is Derbyia crassa. Both are large for their species, indicating long and undisturbed growth. I included these guys to make the Bodacious Brach folks happy…

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    Hi, Lisa – I misread your question the first time, sorry. The fossils I’m donationg are of interest because they are relatively rare and in very good states of preservation. I’ve posted some of them here (Domatoceras, Whittleseya, Pterochiton and Heliospongia). CMNH specializes in Pennsylvanian inverts, but they like vertebrates and plants,…[Read more]

    • Hi Jeff- I checked out your fossil specimen gallery, glad the CMNH is interested in your rare and well-preserved fossils. Have you been building your collection for a long while?

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    This looks like a big chert nodule, the kind often found in dolomites and dolomitic limestone. Such nodules can take on all kinds of shapes and colors. Apart from that, the thing looks like a head sculpture of Richard Nixon.

  • Jeff Nolder commented on their own Fossil #022704 2 years, 9 months ago

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    Archaeocyathids (“ancient cups”) are considered an early order of poriferans. Once known as “Nidulites pyriformis”, they formed massive bioherms in early Cambrian carbonate shelves. By the mid-Cambrian they were largely extinct, outcompeted by other sponge forms.

  • Jeff Nolder posted an update 2 years, 9 months ago

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    Good news – just got word that Carnegie Museum of Natural History is accepting some of my specimens into their invertebrate paleo collection. ¬†Now starts the documentation, etc. and the final acceptance by the Collections Chair (I didn’t know furniture would be involved).

    Life is good today; I get to pass stuff on.

    • Congrats! That’s excellent. I’d love to hear more about the fossils they are accepting. Are they from the PA area?

      • Hi, Lisa – I misread your question the first time, sorry. The fossils I’m donationg are of interest because they are relatively rare and in very good states of preservation. I’ve posted some of them here (Domatoceras, Whittleseya, Pterochiton and Heliospongia). CMNH specializes in Pennsylvanian inverts, but they like vertebrates and plants,…[Read more]

        • Hi Jeff- I checked out your fossil specimen gallery, glad the CMNH is interested in your rare and well-preserved fossils. Have you been building your collection for a long while?

  • Jeff Nolder commented on their own Fossil #022702 2 years, 9 months ago

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    Metacoceras is the most common coiled nautiloid genus in the Conemaugh in this region. One of these specimens is fairly complete, the other is erosionally sectioned.

  • Jeff Nolder posted a new specimen. 2 years, 9 months ago

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    Jeff Nolder has contributed specimen mFeM 52318 to myFOSSIL!

  • Jeff Nolder commented on their own Fossil #022698 2 years, 9 months ago

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    These cephs are more typical of preservation of marine fossils in the Brush Creek marine zone – one crushed, one exfoliated. Refer to Fossil #22464.

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    Jeff Nolder has contributed specimen mFeM 52320 to myFOSSIL!

  • Jeff Nolder commented on their own Fossil #022696 2 years, 9 months ago

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    An old friend, Chessie, found in the early 70s near the power plant.

  • Jeff Nolder posted an update 2 years, 9 months ago

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    Sorry for the fossil dump; I’ll fill in the blanks today

  • Jeff Nolder posted a new specimen. 2 years, 9 months ago

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    Jeff Nolder has contributed specimen mFeM 52322 to myFOSSIL!

    • Hi, @jeff-nolder – really interesting specimen. Are the top surfaces of these weathered so much to obscure the wagon-wheel shape that is very characteristic of archaeocyathids? That’s normally how I recognize them but usually they are embedded where as these are really beautifully popping out of the rock.

  • Jeff Nolder created a Fossil #022704 2 years, 9 months ago

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    A new fossil has been added. Thank you for contributing!

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    Jeff Nolder has contributed specimen mFeM 52326 to myFOSSIL!

  • Jeff Nolder created a Fossil #022702 2 years, 9 months ago

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    A new fossil has been added. Thank you for contributing!

  • Jeff Nolder created a Fossil #022698 2 years, 9 months ago

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    A new fossil has been added. Thank you for contributing!

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    A new fossil has been added. Thank you for contributing!

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