Fossil Collecting Around Louisville
June 17 & 18, 2005
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Coral Ridge collecting requires a lot of crawling on ones
hands and knees. The fossils (especially the best ones) are
too small to see from a standing position. This photo was taken
from a gully looking up at one of the better collecting areas.
Aulocystis auloporoidea and Aulocystis frutictosa occur in a
distinct zone. It is not continuous over a very large area however.
Discovery photo of Dolatocrinus, with a finger for scale.
Possibly D. grandis, one of the larger species.
Cuts to remove the crinoid. In this argillaceous limestone it
came out quite easily, but in crystalline limestone it often is
much more difficult!
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