Multi Species Block


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Here is your chance to own a classic fossil from a classic site.
It is harder and harder to obtain fossils from this private quarry in Middleport, New York

This is an exceptional Multi Species Block of often overlooked Bryozoans, Corals, Fenestella and a gastropod Fossils from the Rochester Shale of New York.

This Multi Species Block of Fossils was collected decades ago and just recently prepared by our prep lab..
Here is a Super detailed  and rare crinoid from a classic site in NY.

Fossils from this site are preserved in Spectacular detail. Because of the wide variety and number of these fossils were preserved in silt the detail is amazing. Because of large storms such as hurricanes the seas were often rough but the storms did not stay over water. They often hit land and washed silt and sediment into the sea. Because this silt was so fine it preserved these fossils in great detail.

All the fossils on this block were actually animals. this assemblage is from the south wall of the quarry. Because of a tropical storm all these creatures were preserved together in a jumble.

This Multi Species Block contains Fossils that lived in the warm inland sea that covered the area during the Silurian Period some 420 million years ago. The Cornulites living near what is now Middleport New York were established near a delta system that periodically buried them in silt. It is because the silt hardened into stone that preserved the fossils in detail.

They have exceptional detail and it have been prepared using air abrasive tools.