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Pelecypods (clams) Found
A number of "black clams" were found. These are internal molds that have a carbonized film on the surface. Some are important to science for the relict microstructure they may hold. Others are just interesting because features of the valve surfaces remain that are usually not preserved.
Here's an example of a Modiolopsis we found. The
American Penny is for size comparison. This penny also documents the year the
clam was found.
A slightly different view below of the same clam as above.
The clam below (next two pics) is harder to identify, but we know it's an
internal mold of a clam by the clear hinge line, shown in the second picture. A
black film is also present on this specimen.
Gastropods (snails) Found
Lots of snails were found. The first two pictures show some of
the Cyclonema that were found.
A good number of Paupospira and/or Lophospira
were found. (Next three photos)
The Paupospira shown above is entirely encrusted by Bryozoans! Pretty neat if you are collecting Bryozoan encrustations.
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T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S
Page 1: The Site and Collecting
Page 2: Fossils Found: Cephalopods
Page 3: Fossils Found: Trilobite Flexicalymene
Page 4: Fossils Found: Trilobite Isotelus
Page 5: Fossils Found: Articulate Brachiopods
Page 6: Fossils Found: Inarticulate Brachiopods and Corals
Page 7: Pelecypods and Gastropods
Page 8: Fossils Found: Crinoids and Ichnofossils
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