Thursday, May 14, 2015

I'm not fossilized yet, just resting.

It's been a while since I've updated the blog but I'm slowly getting a queue built up in the background. My day job as an Project Engineer for a Telecommunications company is taking up some extra time these days. Plus now that the warm weather is back I've been doing some collecting. I've plenty of material to post in the next few months: some new Moroccan Trilobites (and Brachs and Goniatites) that I've recently added to my collection and a large number of fossils from the Lockhovian aged Helderberg fauna of the Kalkberg formation of NY (at least 18 new brachiopod species alone!). Once I have a sufficient number of posts written I'll start putting them up again.

To tide you over until then here are a couple of pieces of  limestone from the Onondaga formation of NY (Devonian, Eifelian stage). I picked it up from a roadcut  along I-90 east of Batavia. The limestone is very hard and fossils don't seem to weather loose from it but the broken pieces reveal cross sections of corals. I kept the two pieces below because the sections are interesting to look at and are good examples of the pustulose like dissepiments of corals like Cystiphylloides.