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  1. Late Jurassic Ammonites from Southern Germany

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    The overwhelming majority of this Ammonite fauna is preserved as limestone molds. But they can nevertheless make very pretty pets. There is a seemingly unendless amount of sites which can be visited since a great expanse of these layers is exposed from the north of Switzerland over the Swabian Alb up into the Franconian Alb in Bavaria. The forms and variations of this fauna are also manifold and the species and genera are being continually moved about or renamed, so I can't guarantee that my IDs are up-to-date.
    Ludwigia
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    Ludwigia
  2. fish

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    various fishes from my collection
    nala
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    nala
  3. Pisces

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    I don't have all that many teeth like a lot of collectors here in this Forum, but I have found, purchased or traded for a few fishy things along the way.
    Update New Year's 2019: The collection has been growing thanks to trades, purchases and my own field finds.
    Ludwigia
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    Ludwigia
  4. Gastropods and Bivalves Worldwide

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    You find these things everywhere, don't you? Very successful fauna. Can't live without them!
    Ludwigia
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    Ludwigia
  5. Corals

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    These corals which I've found over the years range from the Palaeozoic to the Tertiary.
    Ludwigia
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    Ludwigia
  6. Invertebrates

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    My main interest is fossil fish, but here in this album, you will only find invertebrates:
    Fossils from Solnhofen, Messel, Holzmaden, Liaoning, Bundenbach, Green River, Linton, Mazon Creek, Monte Bolca, Fiume Marecchia...
    Have fun!
    oilshale
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    oilshale
  7. Vertebrates

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    My main interest is fossil fish, but you will also find some other vertebrates like amphibians, mammals, reptiles and birds here in this album:
    Fossils from Solnhofen, Messel, Holzmaden, Liaoning, Bergisch Gladbach, Green River, Linton, Mazon Creek, Monte Bolca, Fiume Marecchia.....and other places around the world.
    oilshale
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    oilshale
  8. Dinosaurs & flying reptiles

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    Dinosaurs and flying reptiles
    Still_human
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    Still_human
  9. Middle Jurassic Ammonites from Southern Germany

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    I've been living and collecting in this part of the world for a good many years now. Middle Jurassic layers are exposed at many sites here and these are the ones I've been concentrating on mostly.
    Ludwigia
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    Ludwigia
  10. Early Jurassic Ammonites from Southern Germany

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    Starting with "Goldschnecken" from a classic site and continuing on from there.
    Ludwigia
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    Ludwigia
  11. Middle Devonian

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    Middle Devonian fauna and flora from New York and Pennsylvania collected by the author unless otherwise noted.
    Jeffrey P
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    Jeffrey P
  12. Tertiary

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    Tertiary fossils from the Atlantic Coastal Plain collected by the author unless otherwise noted.
    Jeffrey P
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    Jeffrey P
  13. Cretaceous

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    Cretaceous fossils from the Mid Atlantic states collected by the author unless otherwise noted.
    Jeffrey P
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    Jeffrey P
  14. Post Oak Creek

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    Fossils found in Post Oak Creek, Sherman, TX.
    ThePhysicist
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    ThePhysicist
  15. Fluorescent Petrified Wood

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    Ever tried shining an ultraviolet light on your fossils? About 60% of fossil shells fluoresce. I discovered one morning as I was admiring my fossil shells this way, that my petrified wood seems to match those statistics.  Below you can see what they look like under visible light. 

    Blue Forest Petrified Wood, Eocene, Wyoming
     
     

    Petrified Cypress Wood, Miocene, Delaware
     
     
     
     
     
    I_gotta_rock
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    I_gotta_rock
  16. Vertebrates (other than fish)

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    I haven't found that many of them, but I'm more than happy when I do.
    Ludwigia
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    Ludwigia
  17. 1925 Body & Trace Fossil Collection - Vegitation

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    Documenting the 1925 Hagemeyer Body and Trace Fossil Collection. This collection has been sealed until late August 2019 and never reviewed by the public.
    The collection consists of Vegetation Fossils, Trace Fossils, Body Fossils as well as Minerals of all kinds, 400+. The specimens came from a 1924-25 Expedition to Argentina. A more informative account is written in the "Ocean" Album barring the same name.
     
    What has been remarkable to study about these berry specimens are that they still bare the fruit and in most cases the skin still intact. a few have been split open and you can see the shape of the fruit inside. A few specimens have the seed, fruit, skin or shell open to view. The ground cherries, which are the majority of the berries portion have a orange color to the fossil, while having a darker ring on the inside and finally the heart of the berry being a redder brown. Below are what the ground cherries would have looked like 52 Ma ago to the present. A few of the berries have a build up of minerals that would have been the attached paper thin husks.
     
    A walnut half shell with husk and meat still inside, and a few berries with larger seeds visible. As well as what looks to be a Fossilized Pteridosperm seed known as Trigonocarpus.
     
    The Tree/Wood Fossil portion has larger specimens that have turned to amber while the smaller specimens are stone
    Rcotton1
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    Rcotton1
  18. 1925 Body & Trace Fossil Collection - Ocean

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    Documenting the 1925 Hagemeyer Body and Trace Fossil Collection. This collection has been sealed until late August 2019 and never reviewed by the public.
    The collection consists of Vegetation Fossils, Trace Fossils, Body Fossils as well as Minerals of all kinds, 400+. The specimens came from a 1924-25 Expedition to Argentina while Mr. Hagemeyer; ( the very first “Page” for the states Capital when he was 16, a one-time Washington State’s Olympia Mayor, Olympia’s Kneeland Hotel Owner, 2 Hagemeyer News and Cigar stands owner, and a Saloon Owner and finally a US Customs Officer in 1920 to his death at 66 in 1940, along with two mysterious deaths of wives, both after 10 years of marriage. )   To say the least, Mr. Hagemeyer was not well liked in Tacoma, I gathered, because of his business dealings and “accidents” that happened in his establishments, like the “Suicide” in his Saloon. I of course knew none of this when purchasing the former estate of Mr. Hagemeyer and it wasn’t until we were introduced to a relative, that we started to research our new home and it’s “colorful” history.

    The above information I feel is vital for one important detail for this collection, I am not a paleontologist by any stretch, but find the topic and specimens fascinating, especially today, when science is being forced to look at other radical ideas when the status quo is being challenged. Living in Washington State has shown me that across the country different views and opinions are expressed widely across the board as to how fossils came to be. My research into this collection has proven to be a little confusing, because of the fact that these specimens, disregarding the Meteorite, span from about 66 Ma to (I assume) the youngest item’s, a small Iron scrapping tool made from the meteorite and a stone Shaman’s Pendant, which history tells us can’t be older than 3.3 Ma (Stone Pendent) and that’s stretching it, because I believe the first known smelting is done much later. I do not have the resources to be able to date these past 50,000 years per DirectAMS in Bothell WA.

    I will be adding the entire collection other than the Minerals and Rocks, unless the Rocks or Minerals were used in the life of the specimens, ie. Coprolites (Dinosaur feces) & Gastroliths. (Side note on Gastroliths (stomach stones), although in 1906 Gastroliths were described by George Reber Weiland, it wasn’t until about 1942 that it was widely accepted by paleontologists.) So who knows how many early digs disposed or even over-looked precious trace fossils such as stomach stones, etc.)
    There are also many specimens that are not easily identifiable because of the lack of information but bundled with bone or other fossils that are more easily identifiable. There are several minerals that appear to be dig site samples. I will ask the admins if these would be appropriate to add to the album(s) even though they are minerals and not necessarily trace fossils, per say, but informative and will stay with the specimens found to hopefully tell a more direct story?
     
    My research of Mr Hagemeyer has proven to me that a lot of trading between his Governmental, Freemasonry, and his many Committee ties, tells me that there is at the very least, a question as to the validity of the location that each specimen may have come from. For example, the fossilized tree collection consists of 29 different samples. And I may be wrong, but I am not finding the information to support 29 species (stone and amber) of tree spanning from 66 Ma to present in Argentina? I have attached his will to show what Mines he had shares in, as well as ties to Cripple Creek, Colorado in 1902 and 28 days later he is quite wealthy and able to acquire several News and Cigar Stands and 8 years later he owns the largest Hotel in Olympia, WA and his wife of ten years dies of arsenic poisoning. This story goes on and on, sadly, but hope that with this information some of the missing pieces of the puzzle may be put together as to the relevance of this beautiful, one of a kind Fossil collection. I hope you enjoy reviewing each of the specimens and hope to hear comments and being educated by those in the field especially in the area of the country that had land dinosaurs. In Washington State only one dinosaur has been found and that was only a piece of a femur bone of a Theropod in 2012. I do not believe my dinosaur body fossils would fall under the found in the State when reportedly from Argentina J
     
    If the reader sees a specimen that is mislabeled, please let me know. The Albums are going to be set up as follows:
    ·          Ocean
    ·          Vegetation
    ·          Body & Trace
    ·          Unknown
     
     

    Rcotton1
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  19. Marine reptiles and mammals

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    Marine reptiles, and mammals(basilosaurs)

    Still_human
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    Still_human
  20. North Sulphur River Texas

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    A few of my favorite NSR finds.
    JarrodB
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    JarrodB
  21. Vertebrates

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    nala
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    nala
  22. Sharks and their prey ....

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    The Diggs
    Brett Breakin' Rocks
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    Brett Breakin' Rocks
  23. Cretaceous Shark Teeth

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    A few of my favorite Cretaceous shark teeth specimens from around the world
     
     

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  24. Plantae

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    Mostly european plant fossils.
    Ludwigia
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    Ludwigia
  25. Odd and Rare Shark Teeth

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    A few of the more obscure sharks teeth in my collection.
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