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The Walcott-Rust quarry (a creek exposure in New York) is a classic Ordovician site. Much has been written about it and the famous Charles Doolittle Walcott who made major discoveries based on the specimens he collected there in the mid-to-late 1800s. His work focused on the fossils that the locality has long been famous for:
I have written about this rare trilobite previously on this blog site and in the Dry Dredgers Bulletin. Thought I’d share a recently prepped specimen. However, I’ll start with a picture of a heart-breaking find in the field (commercial crushed rock quarry). See Figure 1. This specimen had clearly been complete, but it unfortunately did not survive
Dating back to ~2003, a small group of Dry Dredgers has volunteered for the inaugural Dig with the Experts and the annual events since then at the Penn Dixie site. This year was no exception. For those not familiar with the site, the Penn Dixie Fossil Park is located in Hamburg, NY. (Visit www.penndixie.org
The 40th annual MAPS Fossil Expo was held April 6-8 in Iowa City, Iowa. This is the world’s largest fossils-only show. Many vendors had material for sale, there were several nice displays, and quality presenters spoke on a variety of topics from extinction to trilobites. Going into each Expo, I hope to acquire a