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  1. Hello everyone, I would like to know what this Fossil might be. I thought it looked a bit similar to a whale hearing bone, but not as much that I could be certain. The Fossil was found in the north of Germany, near the Baltic sea. Please let me know if you have any ideas. Thank you very much in advance. Greetings Lukas
  2. Hi, more fossils from my collection. The first two pictures are of a pyritized Ammonite from Buttenheim, Germany and is from the Jurassic. The next two are of a pyritized Ammonite from the Volga River, Russia and is Jurassic. The next picture is of Marston Marble. The second to last and the final is Beringiaphyllum cupanoides from the Fort Union Formation in Montana.
  3. jacob86795

    solnhoffen bavaria germany

    Hi, does anyone know of a good public quarry for finding vertebrate fossils, like fish and lizards?
  4. rocket

    Coeloma helmstedtense

    a very nice crab Coeloma helmstedtenses from the former clay pit "Treue" or "Silberberg" near Helmstedt / NE-Germany, Oligocene. This famous pit is closed now since 30 years, it was very popular for the famous crabs

    © fossils worldwide

  5. rocket

    trace fossil Cenomanian

    long time ago I found an interesting trace-fossil, like a burial wide is approx. 20 mm maximum, lenght approx. 60 mm. 3-dimensional, chalk, lower cenomanian, Teutoburger Wald-Region I have no clear idea what it is,, the animal causes the trace seems to have many short legs Worm? Crab? I show a close-up and the complete one, perhaps someone can help, thanks
  6. belemniten

    pterosaur bones (perhaps Dorygnathus)

    From the album: Holzmaden

    This is probably one of my best find so far from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden. Its a plate with some pterosaur bones, which is very rare in Holzmaden as these are marine desposits. The bigger bone might be a Humerus. Before I was able to find this piece I only found a few isolated pterosaur bones. Hopefully I can find a complete one one day The prep of this specimen took about 5 hours. Before the prep it was visible that these are pterosaur bones so I was very surprised ... Some more pictures:
  7. rocket

    Psiloceras planorbis

    the oldest jurassic ammonites you can find in Germany are Psiloceras. Its the earliest Ammonit in the Jurassic ever. A very "boring one", no or less fine ribs, no spikes... But great and not easy to find. This nice slab comes from northwestern Germany, Horn-Bad Meinberg. from a road construction in the 80th of last century

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  8. rocket

    Platysomus

    From the album: "Kupferschiefer", Fossils from the black permain shales

    One of the rarer fishes is Platysomus gibbosus. Today it is nearly impossible to find a complete one, if you have luck you´ll get parts of this up to 25 cm long fish. This one was around 18 cm and in perfect condition

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  9. rocket

    5479_Palaeoniscum_kupfer

    From the album: "Kupferschiefer", Fossils from the black permain shales

    The reason why it is called "Kupferschiefer" (that means something like "copper shale" is the presence of copper and pyrite. Some of the fishes have pyrit scales and bones, but they are rare today. Could only be found many years ago in the time of mining, deep in the mountain. This is one of these fishes with part of the scales and skull pyritized.

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  10. rocket

    Palaeoniscum_freieslebeni_splitfish

    From the album: "Kupferschiefer", Fossils from the black permain shales

    superb splitfish, small Palaeoniscum freieslebeni, around 7 cm, well preserved. Small fishes in this size are rare

    © fossils worldwide

  11. rocket

    Palaeoniscum_Freieslebeni

    From the album: "Kupferschiefer", Fossils from the black permain shales

    fine Palaeoniscum freieslebeni in "normal" size, around 15 cm, perfect preserved

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  12. rocket

    Macrocephalites_Muehlenberg_H

    In 1975 it was possible to dig in middle jurassic sediments in the center of Hannover-Mühlenberg. During the construction of a subway, rocks from the Middle Dogger were tapped. There were many fossils to be found like this very beautiful 8 cm Macrocephalites macrocephalus. Perfect condition

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  13. rocket

    Parkinsonia_Greding

    another fine Parkinsonia from Greding, Bajocian. This is the more popular Parkinsonia parkinsoni, this ammonite gives the lithological name "parkinsonia-oolithe". Diameter around 6 cm

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  14. Barrelcactusaddict

    Krantzite (Profen Fm., ~41.3-38 Ma)

    From the album: Fossil Amber and Copal: Worldwide Localities

    “Krantzite” Profen Coal Mine Profen, Saxony-Anhalt State, Germany Profen Fm. (~41.3-38 Ma) Chemical Composition: C: 79.25%, H: 10.41%, O: 10.34% Total Weight: 1.5g Longest Specimen: 14mm Lighting: 140lm LED Longwave UV Entry four of ten, detailing various rare ambers from European, Asian, and North American localities. This amber has rather unusual physical properties, despite being chemically quite near to succinite (i.e. Baltic amber), in terms of carbon,

    © Kaegen Lau

  15. Barrelcactusaddict

    Krantzite (Profen Fm., ~41.3-38 Ma)

    From the album: Fossil Amber and Copal: Worldwide Localities

    “Krantzite” Profen Coal Mine Profen, Saxony-Anhalt State, Germany Profen Fm. (~41.3-38 Ma) Chemical Composition: C: 79.25%, H: 10.41%, O: 10.34% Total Weight: 1.5g Longest Specimen: 14mm Lighting: 140lm LED Longwave UV Entry four of ten, detailing various rare ambers

    © Kaegen Lau

  16. Barrelcactusaddict

    Bitterfeld Amber (Cottbus Fm., 25.5-23.5 Ma [min.])

    From the album: Fossil Amber and Copal: Worldwide Localities

    "Bitterfeld Amber" Goitzsche Opencast Mine Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Saxony-Anhalt State, Germany Friedersdorf and Zöckeritz Sub-Horizons Bernsteinschluff Horizon Cottbus Fm. (25.5-23.5 Ma [min.]) Specimen A (Clear): 2.7g / 33x21x19mm Lighting: 140lm LED The origin of Bitterfeld amber has been the subject of much serious study and debate, especially within the last couple decades; it was originally believed to be redeposited material from the

    © Kaegen Lau

  17. Barrelcactusaddict

    Bitterfeld Amber (Cottbus Fm., 25.5-23.5 Ma [min.])

    From the album: Fossil Amber and Copal: Worldwide Localities

    "Bitterfeld Amber" Goitzsche Opencast Mine Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Saxony-Anhalt State, Germany Friedersdorf and Zöckeritz Sub-Horizons Bernsteinschluff Horizon Cottbus Fm. (25.5-23.5 Ma [min.]) Specimen B (Run/Layered): 2.1g / 24x20x9mm Lighting: Longwave UV The origin of Bitterfeld amber has been the subject of much serious study and debate, especially within the last couple decades; it was originally believed to be redeposited material fr

    © Kaegen Lau

  18. Barrelcactusaddict

    Bitterfeld Amber (Cottbus Fm., 25.5-23.5 Ma [min.])

    From the album: Fossil Amber and Copal: Worldwide Localities

    "Bitterfeld Amber" Goitzsche Opencast Mine Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Saxony-Anhalt State, Germany Friedersdorf and Zöckeritz Sub-Horizons Bernsteinschluff Horizon Cottbus Fm. (25.5-23.5 Ma [min.]) Specimen C (Bubbles): 3.5g / 29x22x12mm Lighting: Longwave UV The origin of Bitterfeld amber has been the subject of much serious study and debate, especially within the last couple decades; it was originally believed to be redeposited material from the northern Baltic amber deposits, based mainly on the similarity of insect inclusions, but also d

    © Kaegen Lau

  19. Barrelcactusaddict

    Bitterfeld Amber (Cottbus Fm., 25.5-23.5 Ma [min.])

    From the album: Fossil Amber and Copal: Worldwide Localities

    "Bitterfeld Amber" Goitzsche Opencast Mine Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Saxony-Anhalt State, Germany Friedersdorf and Zöckeritz Sub-Horizons Bernsteinschluff Horizon Cottbus Fm. (25.5-23.5 Ma [min.]) Specimen B (Run/Layered): 2.1g / 24x20x9mm Lighting: 140lm LED The origin of Bitterfeld amber has been the subject of much serious study and debate, especially within the last couple decades; it was originally believed to be redeposited material from

    © Kaegen Lau

  20. Barrelcactusaddict

    Bitterfeld Amber (Cottbus Fm., 25.5-23.5 Ma [min.])

    From the album: Fossil Amber and Copal: Worldwide Localities

    "Bitterfeld Amber" Goitzsche Opencast Mine Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Saxony-Anhalt State, Germany Friedersdorf and Zöckeritz Sub-Horizons Bernsteinschluff Horizon Cottbus Fm. (25.5-23.5 Ma [min.]) Specimen A (Clear): 2.7g / 33x21x19mm Lighting: 140lm LED The origin of Bitterfeld amber has been the subject of much serious study and debate, especially within the last couple decades; it was originally believed to be redeposited material from the northern Baltic amber deposits, based mainly on the similarity of insect inclusions, but also due t

    © Kaegen Lau

  21. Barrelcactusaddict

    Bitterfeld Amber (Cottbus Fm., 25.5-23.5 Ma [min.])

    From the album: Fossil Amber and Copal: Worldwide Localities

    "Bitterfeld Amber" Goitzsche Opencast Mine Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Saxony-Anhalt State, Germany Friedersdorf and Zöckeritz Sub-Horizons Bernsteinschluff Horizon Cottbus Fm. (25.5-23.5 Ma [min.]) Specimen C (Bubbles): 3.5g / 29x22x12mm Lighting: 140lm LED The origin of Bitterfeld amber has been the subject of much serious study and debate, especially within the last couple decades; it was originally believed to be redeposited material from the northern Baltic amber deposits, based mainly on the similarity of insect inclusions, but also due

    © Kaegen Lau

  22. Barrelcactusaddict

    Siegburgite (Cottbus Fm., 25.5-23.5 Ma [min.])

    From the album: Fossil Amber and Copal: Worldwide Localities

    "Siegburgite" Goitzsche Opencast Mine Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Saxony-Anhalt State, Germany Bernsteinschluff Horizon Cottbus Fm. (25.5-23.5 Ma [min.]) Chemical Composition: C: 81.37%, H: 5.26%, O: 13.37%, Cinnamic Acid: 0.0073% Specimen A (Top Left): 0.4g / 14x12x6mm Specimen B (Top Right): 0.5g / 14x14x8mm Specimen C (Bottom Left): 0.3g / 14x12x4mm Specimen D (Bottom Right): 0.2g / 13x10x4mm *I did not take a photograph of these specimens under longwave UV, due to the fluorescent response of Siegburgite being so weak; they

    © Kaegen Lau

  23. Yannickrb

    Sponge or Bone ?

    Hello! its my first time writing in this forum. i am from Germany and usuals discuss my findings in a German forum. But this time no one was able to identify my new fossil. it was found at the cost of the Baltic Sea in northern Germany. (You can expect fossils from every age, because of the ice age) You can see a sponge like structure with some big channels. It seems that the sponge like structure was once covered from some kind of “skin” as you can see in the pictures. the fossil measures 10“ x 4,7“ (25cm x 11cm) and seems to be heavy as a normal
  24. Barrelcactusaddict

    Golling Amber (Roßfeld Fm., 132.9-129.4 Ma)

    From the album: Fossil Amber and Copal: Worldwide Localities

    Illuminated partial nodule of transparent amber (see related entry) from a now-inaccessible site near Golling an der Salzach, Salzburg, Austria; specimen weighs 2.5g and measures 24x24x9mm. This specimen is slightly coated in matrix, and is similar in dimensions and identical in weight to the other Golling specimen, detailed in a separate entry. Transmitted LED light was used to display the piece's clarity. Amber from the Roßfeld (Rossfeld) Formation is dated to be early cretaceous (Hauterivian) in age.

    © Kaegen Lau

  25. Barrelcactusaddict

    Golling Amber (Roßfeld Fm., 132.9-129.4 Ma)

    From the album: Fossil Amber and Copal: Worldwide Localities

    Partial nodule of transparent amber from a now-inaccessible site near Golling an der Salzach, Salzburg, Austria; specimen weighs 2.5g and measures 24x24x9mm. This specimen has very little matrix attached to the exterior, and is similar in dimensions and identical in weight to the other Golling specimen, detailed in a separate entry. Amber from the Roßfeld (Rossfeld) Formation is dated to be early cretaceous (Hauterivian) in age.

    © Kaegen Lau

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