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Found 346 results

  1. Texoma Lake

    Anyone familiar with Texoma Lake in Texas and Oklahoma? There’s a ton of ammonites there I heard but where specifically? It says Eisenhower Park and a dam area. Are there still plenty there or are these areas depleted? I went to Ladonia Fossil Park Friday and was disappointed by not finding much
  2. Some of you may have seen my ammonite donation. If not and you are curious it is linked here: It is an important player in this trip. Anyway I thought I might describe my first trip to this locality and why you might realize it is a little more rare than the normal finds there. Some of this is part of a poster for the now cancelled Rocky Mountain Section of the Geological Society of America so if I ever do get to put my poster online I will post a link here so you guys can look at it too. For now here is a trip report.
  3. Ammonites and gastropods.

    Hello, sorry to be a pain with all these IDs. I thought itd be easier if I just put all of them in one post. All were found in Northamptonshire, UK. Which is mostly Jurassic in age. Sorry there's no scale, I couldn't find my ruler anywhere. I'll have to upload more images below this. Its been quite some time since I've found ammonites. The land had just been rotavated, and aside from the ammonites, I found some Bivalves, and two golf balls buried. Thanks. These are the first two ammonites, I tried to ID them, but they are incomplete, so it was a difficulty, the closest I think it looks like is Harpoceras. Each are about two centimetres (about 0.8 inches). I saw a neighbour had a very similar rock with two larger ammonites on them that was being used to hold a fence down.
  4. little report

    A little report from a oxfordien stage in Provence .J go since 1984 its only place who you can find nodules ammonites whith sometime they are minerals likes diamont quartz,calcite,ankerite and petrol.J collecting just fossils.
  5. Whitby finds

    As we haven’t been able to get out to the coast collecting we’ve been going through my daughter’s collection and trying to label her finds in the same way as her fossils from various shops. Many have already been identified here, but here are a few that I was hoping to get help with. I know all but one are ammonites but I was hoping for more specific than that. All are from the stretch of Yorkshire coast from Staithes down to Saltwick Bay Thanks in advance
  6. Monster ammonite prep

    Once again I slack in posting things on here. last week I decided to dig out a very large ammonite I found last year. It’s a Phylloceras Heterophyllum. Quite rare around here, and to get one as big as this is, is even rarer. It weighed an absolute tonne but worth it. All the prep work is done, all that’s left now is to rebuild some small sections and cracks. It’ll be a stunning piece once’s finished.
  7. ammonites

    hi guys and girls i would really appreciate some help identifying these ammonites that i've had sitting around for a while now the first one comes from the inferior oolite of burto bradstock and the second could be lissoceras oolithicum,??? oborne wood, sherbourne. dorset, jurassic, inferior oolite, polygyralis zone
  8. Ammonites!!!

    I finished up a prep of a nice double ammonite block that I got from the illustrious @RJB as part of a larger trade for a trailer load of smoker wood last year. I think Ron said these were from the Pierre Shale. Is that right Ron? If so, does anyone know the ID? I don’t know these ammonites well. Here they are, happily atop my antique dental cabinet. Don’t judge my photography too harshly.
  9. Spring tide ammonite haul

    Since we have to avoid crowded places due to the current situation , it was a good excuse to go out fossil hunting in the open. We went to the beach at the Cenomanian chalk cliffs, and we were in for a big surprise. The day before we got there, there was a big spring tide, the high water levels cleaned up all of the scree piles from the winter landfalls. Lots of fossils were emerging from the lose boulders on the beach, sometimes even just laying around waiting to be picked up. We even got a few new species for our collection: Natalie found a nice Turillites scheuzerianus and I found a straight shelled Sciponoceras baculoides. And of course multiple large ammonites of the more common species like Acanthoceras and Cunningtoniceras. This might be one of the best field trips we ever got at this location. lots of ammo's: After spending most of the sunday prepping: Sciponoceras baculoides: Turillites scheuzerianus:
  10. T. peramplum #1

    From the album Fauna and Flora of the Austin Group in Texas

    This specimen is the largest of its genus in my collection, and the largest known to me in any collection. It measures about 7 cm in height, and 4.3 cm in diameter. It retains its tubercles in the most mature whorl sections that are preserved well enough to tell. The specimen is quite crushed.
  11. Ammonites from unknown locations.

    Hello all Since I can't go to school for a couple of weeks I have time to catch up with some ID's. Most of these ammonites have been in my collection for years, thinking it's impossible to ID these because of lack of location. Most of these come from old collections without labelling. 1: Only location info: Austria. Nothing more. @FranzBernhard could you help me with this one? About 7 cm in size. 2: I think it was said this one is from Russia, but many locations from this collection turned out to be incorrect afterwards. About 2 cm in size. 3: No location at all. 3-4 cm in size. I know it is hard to ID fossils without location, but I've seen crazier things seen happen here.
  12. Late Cretaceous marine sites in China

    Hey Would anyone know of Late Cretaceous fossil sites in China that are similar to 'typical' Late Cretaceous marine sites in Europe/North America? Like places where one can find ammonites, sea urchins, shark teeth and mosasaur fossils... Thanks for any help! Christian
  13. Ammonites from Himalaya

    These two ammonite specimens are said to be Haplophylloceras from Himalaya. The smaller one is 8cm and the bigger one is 11cm. Are they really Happlophylloceras?
  14. A new fossil hunt on the French coast this weekend. The winter storms from the past week battered the coastline and this resulted of course in a few really nice finds. This time we weren’t prospecting alone, but two friends who recently started to collect fossils tagged along . The Saturday morning we prospected the late Jurassic beaches, we started with a slow start, but we finally did find 3 really nice echinoids, and a big ( heavy ) ammonite. At noon we went to the 2nd spot with late cretaceous chalk ( Cenomanian), here the storms really did their work, the recent scree piles were completely washed out and loos fossiliferous boulders were scattered all around. I did found some quite nice ammonites ( Acanthoceras rhotomagense and Cunningtoniceras inerme ), but Natalie hit the jackpot with 2 terrific finds. First up she found a huge and complete nautilus ( Cymatoceras elegans ) only slightly weathered on the side from peeking out of the boulder. A little bit further she found a big turillites ( Hypoturillites tuberculatus) from 25cm, the best part was that it came out in one piece, those heteromorphs usually break in fragments if you try to remove them. On Saturday we went to some Kimmeridgian exposures, but the storm on that day made it really difficult to search and we had to go back to the car’s after a couple of hours due to the terrible weather. But we did find quite a few Aspidoceras sp. ammonites. the saturday morning: saturday afternoon: The stunning Cymatoceras the turillites: The haul from this weekend:
  15. Partial Ammonite Body Chamber

    From the album Cretaceous

    Trachyscaphites pulcherrimus Partial Male Ammonite Body Chamber Upper Cretaceous Wenonah Formation Mattawan Group Big Brook Marlboro, N.J.
  16. Lower Callovian, Bov Fm, NW Bulgaria

    Hello everybody! After a week of snow, saw sun for three days and decided its a good idea to visit a honey spot. Sadly, the sun was deceiving, the snow has not yet melted. Actually it was about 20-50cm. This location is very special to me because: i) Its 30mins from home, which means I can visit again and again. ii) According to the scientific researches I managed to gather, it has an extreme variety of fossils and exposed outcrops, dating from the WHOLE Mesozoic era. iii) Furthermore, all researches state that it bears excellently preserved fossils of ammonites, belemnites and brachipods. Of the last two, I do not have even purchased samples. PBDB has nothing published for this place. There are places around with some information and findings but it is not the perfect places. I managed to put together 5 different researches so I have narrowed down my possible locations. The last one, which actually gave away the location with coordinates is here: With a first glance I do not see much exposed outcrops, but the existance of a creek is a good sign to have caused erosion. Click here for the location through google earth. My other lead comes again from the same professor. The previous research was isotopic while this one studies only the distribution of ammonites and bivalves during the Toarcian in that specific section. Through this map, I conclude that following the small river you should see Aalenian to Callovian, on the small hill NNW of the river is the upper part of the Jurassic and the beginning of Cretaceous. East and following the course of that small river, you may be able to see exposures of Triassic. Last picture shows what I have put together and my possible places I will visit. I) The sections marked with yellow next to the main road cutting represent this description: It is an exposure of the Ozirovo Formation which is composed mainly of Fe-ooidal limestones and rare ferruginized marls, having a total thickness of 3.25 m. I will not check those places as I would prefer to avoid curious eyes and questions like what are you doing here. II) Marker with coordinates after Dr. Metodiev and his isotopic research on belemnites. On google Earth doesnt look promising, hope I am proven wrong. III) With light blue I depict the area which seems most interesting to me. IV) Orange triangle is possible location for Triassic exposure. V) Purple is the road I followed today. Line with car and dots on foot. I spotted some rocks, definately CaCO3. No sign of fossils. Almost everything was covered with snow. I will visit it again next week, weather permitting. Meanwhile, I would like to hear your comments concerning the locations I mark. What other spot looks good to check? Do I miss something? Findings, pictures and the rest will continue on the same topic of course. Thank you everyone for reading until here, sorry for the long post! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sources: GEOLOGICA BALCANICA, 36. 3—4, Sofia, Decemb. 2007, p. 91—96. Documentation and correlation of transgressive-regressive cycles from three Lower-Middle Jurassic successions of the Western Balkan Mts, Bulgaria Elena Koleva-Rekalova, Lubomir Metodiev, Daria Ivanova Geological Institute, Sofia Biostratigrapy of the Toarcian in the section at the village of Beledie Han (Western Balkan Mts), Bulgaria L. Metodiev, D. Ivanova, E. Koleva-Rekalova Trans-border (south-eastern Serbia/south-western Bulgaria) correlations of the Jurassic sediments: the Getic and Supra-Getic units PLATON TCHOUMATCHENCO , DRAGOMAN RABRENOVIC , VLADAN RADULOVIC , NENAD MALESHEVIC & BARBARA RADULOVIC Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Stable isotope records (d18O and d13C) of Lower-Middle Jurassic belemnites from the Western Balkan mountains (Bulgaria): Palaeoenvironmental application Lubomir Metodiev *, Elena Koleva-Rekalova
  17. A few of my ammonites collected from the Inferior Oolite at both coastal and inland quarry sites in Dorset, UK.
  18. Hello everyone! Like most Europe, here in Bulgaria the winter is also very warm. Today we had 16C with totally clrear sky, so I decided to go hunting on a placed I was gathering info. 150Km from Sofia to the North, is the village of Belotintsi. There is a small Gorge formed by a creek "Nechinska bara" and the outcrops are part of Jurassic of Bulgaria. My source was the National history museum of Sofia and some publications of professors found online. The initial goal was to observe mostly the area as I was little tired for climbing and not properly prepared in terms of equipment. The whole area around (Border with Serbia, Stara Planina Mts, Golo Burdo Mt close to Sofia) were the bottom of Tethys sea. Here is a general aspect of the locality. Next time I plan to go to the upper part of the formation (Oxfordian). Pictures numbered from 1 to 4 show some spiecements on the field. The rocks are rich in CaCO3 as they highly react with vinegar. The stones are easily separated with very light blows. Picture number 1, I think I forgot it there Pictures Sa-Sd: Macrocephalites versus or gracilis I think. Se: This big fella, sadly found in pieces. I believe it is a different spieces to Macrocephalites. Probably it was detached from a formation above. Sf-Sg: Some fragments Sh-Si: I gathered these only to try testing with preparation process. As a novice, I do not want to ruin something nice that was preserved for million of years due to lack of experience. Hope you like the pictures. None of the fossils are museum quality; nevertheless I really enjoyed the day. Wish to everyone happy and fruitful hunting trips! Regards, Dimitris.
  19. What are these ammonites?

    The one on the left and right are location unknown. The shiny one in the middle was found at Charmouth, a Jurassic area. sorry for photo quality.
  20. What are the distinguishing characteristics of Abichites sp. (genus of ammonites)? I need to know for a project I’m doing please, thank you.
  21. A new fieldtrip to the coast of northern France this Saturday. In the morning we prospected the beaches with Jurassic deposits whit a few friends. Not an easy place to look for fossils, but Natalie fond a large Ichthyosaur vert and I found a neat little echinoid in the shingle. At noon our local friends hat to go, so Natalie and I made a stop a little more up North on our way home. We went to the beaches at the chalky Cretaceous cliffs. Here we had a lot of luck, the sea had cleaned up the cliff falls that had occurred a few weeks back. In a short amount of time we managed to find around 6 complete Acanthoceras ammonites scattered on the beach. Time to hit the prep table again The jurassic ( Titonian ) site: The Cretaceous ( Cenomanian )site Prepping pictures will follow
  22. So i managed to acquire this lovely cluster of ammonites, but the largest, and most impressive one, is stuck right in the middle. I’m not sure if I should even attempt to try and get it out, seeing how many ammonites there are around it. Does it seem like a good idea? If so, how should i go about it?
  23. Christmas in Yorkshire

    Me and my family spent the Christmas week up in Yorkshire. They planned to do boring Christmas stuff and I would occupy myself by going fossil hunting or fishing. Whitby itself was gorgeous, with old buildings and plenty to do, as well as lots of fudge shops and freshly smoked kippers... The tides weren’t the best that week with high being around midday and small tides meaning fossil hunting time was limited most days. The closest beach - Sandsend was a five minute drive away. Tried here a couple of times and was rewarded with a few Dactylioceras and a nice Hildoceras which I’m hoping still has the centre. I had the most luck at Port Mulgrave which is about a twenty minute drive up the coast. Now where I live in Suffolk, there aren’t really any hills leading to the beach at all, it’s very flat. However, Port Mulgrave will sort out the physically fit from those who are not so fit. First of all you go down a muddy track with no grip, then you go down maybe 200 or so steps, then a muddy slope with a rope to hold onto where you are near enough abseiling and finally a muddy slope with no grip and taa daa your on the beach. Going to the left I found a nice plant imprint, a bi-valve of which species I do not know, and plenty of Dacts in nodules. To the right of the beach there were nodules everywhere. I must have got at least 50 nice ones as well as lots of broken ammos for the neighbours kids, a few pieces of Jet, Belemnite chunks were everywhere and I kept one nice one that was set in a bit of shale and I also found a couple of nice death blocks full of tiny ammonites. The walk back up the hill was a killer. I stopped three times and must have lost a kilogram through sweating. Overall I had a great week (apart from the fishing, it was rubbish) and now have a lot of ammos to prep.... Thanks for reading!
  24. They were found in Lyme Regis, a Jurassic area. Could anyone try and identify them? Also, does anyone have any tips on how I could make them look better?
  25. I bought these Ammonites in Lyme Regis after not finding too much while there (mostly due to the cold driving us in early) This is the last of the things I’ve bought/had bought for me, and therefore have little info on.
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