Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Trilobite Hunting

My West Virginian trilobite

I collected this little trilobite alongside a road in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia in 1985. I wish I knew the locality but my field notes for that period of my life are quite sketchy. It was in the fall, and it was a cold, dreary day, but any details useful in finding the spot again are long lost. Check Paleoblog for an interesting sketch of trilobite hunting at the Earth's core. This is clearly a warmer climate than that I hunted in. If I were she, I would have put on my Daisy Mae outfit, for a less formal, more practical cartoon-lady look.

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