Re: New Az. Find!
- Hi Boingo!<br>I am a new member, and your post is
rather old now, but if it is any help I will try to
assist you with these finds.<br>It appears that you have
crinoid columnals in your first pics. If the colors are
correct, it almost appears to be the same type of
preservation that occurs along the Mogollon Rim in the Redwall
Limestone which is Mississippian in age. Seeing that you
are in Tucson, it is possible that you are finding
these things in the Escabrosa Limestone which is the
equivalent formation in the southern part of the state. The
"clams" you are finding are Brachiopods, probably of the
same age. they are most likely preserved in Chert,
which allows for excellent preservation, but the
chances of removing the fossil from the matrix are nil.
the best thing to do is to get some latex mold
material from the local craft shop and paint on the latex
until a thick rubbery film develops. Peel that out of
the chert, and you will have a incredibly detailed
positive of the shell. You will be amazed at the detail
that you will see when you use this
technique!<br>write me sometime and I would be willing to drag you
out to some killer fossil sites here in AZ. <br>Take
- --- In afossilclub@y..., myke49 wrote:
> hi...i go to venice beach looking for shark teeth. i have found1,000's anyone else go there? would like to see what you
found. e-mail me...beachbummm@w... mike
new member just started collecting. i would like to find not just
any luck at venic beach?
where is venic beach?
any good books just on shark teeth?