Lang’s quarry contains well-preserved exposures of the 435-million-year-old Fiddler’s Green Formation (Silurian period). This formation produces exceptional fossils which are the world’s finest examples of Eurypterus remipes — an extinct aquatic arthropod, popularly called a “sea scorpion.” This rare and fascinating creature is the state fossil of New York. The Fiddler’s Green formation outcrops on private land owned by Allan and Iris Langheinrich, longtime residents of Herkimer County.
WE ARE THE WORLD’S FOREMOST SUPPLIER OF MUSEUM GRADE EURYPTERID FOSSILS
Prevalent during the Silurain and Devonian ages, eurypterids were segmented aquatic arthropods, with compound eyes, and two club-like “arms.” These extinct creatures are related to today’s horseshoe crab, and the fossil trilobite. Like trilobites, eurypterids shed their chitin-covered exoskeleton as they grew. Some species exhibit toothed claws, and may therefore have been predators.
Eurypterus remipes is the state fossil of New York, and some of the finest specimens ever recovered have been excavated from our private quarry in New York.
Eurypterids are our specialty; however, we offer quality fossils of all types, from important localities all over the world.
EURYPTERUS REMIPES SINGLE PLATE
Single Eurypterid specimen EURS20191 is all natural well layout has both paddles and a good tail Size of specimen is 5 1/2″. PRICE $550.
Single Eurypterid specimen EURS20192 a nice 3 3/16” specimen with walking legs.specimen has been cleaned. PRICE $350.
Single Eurypterid specimen EURS20193 a very nice 5 1/2” all natural specimen. This specimen is sitting on top of a smaller specimen. Please note the top of the head & paddle. PRICE $700.
Single Eurypterid specimen EURS20194 a larger killer all natural 6 7/8” specimen with 2 eyes and walking legs. Please note that this piece is one of the best pieces collected in 2019. SOLD.
An EXCELLENT SINGLE EURYPERID 7 7/8" specimen EURS20221. This is a rare large eurypterid which we do not often find. PRICE $2500.
A REAL MONSTER! Single Eurypterid 9 1/8" EURS20222. This specimen has been in my personal collection since 2010. We have not found any other this size since then. There is some minor repair work on the matrix. PRICE $4500.
EURYPTERUS REMIPES MULTIPLE PLATES
Two Eurypterid specimens on the plate EURG20191 both specimens are all natural. The larger specimen has one good paddle and a complete tail. Size of the animal is 5 1/2″ The second specimen Size 4″. PRICE $650.
Two Eurypterid specimens on the plate EURG20192 The center specimen is 4 1/4” with one paddle and has good detail both specimens are all natural.PRICE $575.
Two Eurypterid specimens on the plate EURG20192 The center specimen is 4 1/4” with one paddle and has good detail both specimens are all natural. PRICE $575.
Two Eurypterid specimens on the plate EURG20193 The lower specimen is 4 5/8” This piece has been cleaned A very nice display piece. PRICE $750.
Three Eurypterid specimens on the plate EURG20194 This multiple plate is all natural and is one of the best found in 2019 The larger center specimen is 8” long has walking legs and paddles. PRICE $2500.
Pterygotus and Eurypterid plate EURG2022PE1. The combination is very rare to have a killer Pterygotus with two eyes that stand up two arms and claws. Also a nice Eurypterid with some repair on the head. PRICE $8500.