This is the second part of a multi-part blog post about my fossil hunting adventures in Independence, KY. This one is about what I call Site #2. I stumbled on a patch of brown shale that had some unusual texture. In only a few minutes time, I found what I call an “Ordovician Gulf Ball.”
Northern Kentucky is a meca for Late Ordovician fossils. Anywhere you see that grey shale and rock, you have marine invertebrate fossils. This blog entry is the first of a series on my adventures in one such community – Independence, Kentucky. I’ll not reveal the exact locations of the sites I highlight in this blog.
AUTHORS: Bill Heimbrock, Ron Fine, Don Bissett PARTICIPANTS: Bill Heimbrock, Ron Fine, Don Bissett, Bob Bross, Doris Burton, Dawn Kincaid, Steve Kincaid OVERVIEW: Dry Dredgers field trip chair, Bob Bross, was invited by a land owner in Greenup County, Kentucky to come out with a group of knowledgeable Dry Dredgers to help identify the fossils