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What to do in Kentucky?

What to do with your free time in Kentucky??? How about looking for old dead stuff? Sounds GREAT! My favorite past time is SCUBA diving for fossils. My wife on the other hand shows Arabian horses. Whenever I join her at a horse show, I’m naturally somewhat out of my element and need to find something to do pass some of the time. I have discovered that by doing a little research and exploring on Google Earth, I can usually find some kind of location to do some fossil hunting. This time the horse show was in Lexington, KY. I was able to find a road cut that wasn’t too far from the show, had safe parking, and enough rocks to look at for at least a couple of years of continuous hunting. I only had a few hours. The material I was looking in, I believe, is from the Ordovician period that was about 450,000,000 years old. The fossils that I have found are of crinoids’ stems, cephalopods, brachiopods, snail shells, corals, and trilobites. There are so many fossils you pretty much have to control yourself and just pick up the good ones you really want to bring home. If you don’t you’ll probably bring a whole carload of rock home and most likely get in trouble for it. I must say that its a lot different than my usual shark tooth hunting addiction but it’s still a lot of fun finding these things that lived sooooo long ago.

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Location Kentucky, USA

ID3971
MemberSteve
Date Added7/31/2011

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NICE!! - 8/2/2011
Reviewer : brachiomyback from
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Just love that crinoid "clump". Very awesome. Not to mention the trilo.... still haven't found a complete specimen of those. What's the fossil on the micrometer... not familiar with that one?
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Nautiloid Cephalopod - 8/4/2011
Reviewer : Steve from Illinois United States
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From what I have found out, the one by the micrometer is a nautiloid-cephalopod. Also the small patch on it is a bryzoan that was growing on the side of it as it swam around. There is a really good website to look at for this type of fossils. Look up Dry Dredgers on Google. They have lots of this stuff identified. Oh and I thought the crinoid clump was pretty cool too. Thanks
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partial trilobite - 8/30/2011
Reviewer : ohiofossil from
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I would guess the fossil thats in the micrometer is the left legs of a Isotelus trilobite.
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partial trilobite - 8/30/2011
Reviewer : ohiofossil from
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I would guess the fossil thats in the micrometer is the left legs of a Isotelus trilobite.
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It is a cephalopod. - 8/30/2011
Reviewer : ohiofossil from
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I didn't look at it good enough.
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