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Two previous Dry Dredgers blogs (2/23/16 and 6/30/16) summarize field trips that Tom Bantel and I took to the Silurian Brassfield Limestone in Ripley County, Indiana. On those previous visits, we collected samples for stratigraphy studies being done by Dr. Mark Kleffner (Ohio State University at Lima). Tom and I recently returned to obtain additional
This past weekend, I visited this show (the 41st annual event). It is held on the first weekend after Labor Day, at the Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds in Greenfield, Indiana. I have not been there in many years due to scheduling conflicts. But this year, the calendar finally had an open slot. At the
Dating back to ~2003, a small group of Dry Dredgers has volunteered for the annual Dig with the Experts 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 for more information.) The Hamburg Natural
The Devonian Silica Shale exposed in the Lafarge quarry in Paulding, Ohio has attracted collectors for decades. The shale is well known for its trilobites [in particular Phacops (Eldregeops)], plus brachipods, horn corals, small blastoids, crinoids, and fish material. While clubs had a long history of obtaining permission to enter and collect,