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Threes a charm....

My job recently brought me back to Nashville and I ended up being able to squeeze in a couple of hours on the hillside of the Leipers Formation before night time came.  I was planning on checking out two other proximate areas that I haven’t hunted at yet; however, since they are along a busy four lane roadway the secluded hillside that I previously hunted called me back again.


I was amazed what six months of weathering could do to the strata.  There were even shear walls areas where large sections succumbed to gravity.  It resulted in me looking up more frequently and quickly passing said areas as I meandered along the formation.   A hard hat wouldn’t help in this situation.


The weathering revealed some newly exposed geodized Platystrophia brachiopods, a couple of larger Hebertella brachiopods and the usual assortment of Ordovician Period fossils (445 mya).


Brad aka Brachiomyback
Location Davidson County, Tennessee, USA

Date Added5/1/2009

Leipers Formation
Geodized Platystrophia
Platystrophia ponderosa perspective views
the haul

will brake again for brachipods.....
will brake again for brachipods.....
will brake for brachipods.....
will brake for brachipods.....

cool stuff! - 5/5/2009
Reviewer : Fat Boy from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
and a good report, thanks for sharing! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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