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Day Two ; Locality One (or Six if you include Day One) Black Sahara, South of Erfoud 20th February 2019 Well this is where things really get interesting, so stick with this thread as there are dozens of photos of fossils coming up. Looks at the tags if you want clues. I was up bright and early and wandered out at about 7 am to watch the sun rise over the still mighty Erg Chebbi dunes. And as night's candles were burnt out and jocund day stood tiptoe over the misty duney tops, the chaps came to join me and managed lots of photos. Here's one, if you w
I know back home people are fond of prep stories, so I though it would be nice to present one here. It is an ongoing preparation, so any progress, ...or any problem with the specimen, error from my side, etc.. will be reported almost live (I'm already a bit further, so I have to catch up a bit here). The specimen is a Cyphaspis trilobite from the El Otfal formation in the Moroccan Ma'der basin, which I found on my last trip there. The first pic shows the specimen as found: as a nice cross-section in solid limestone. You can recognize the head ('cephalon') to the left, and several segments t