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  1. Hi everyone, its been a while since I posted here so wanted to share some of my favorite finds from the past few months. Ive mainly been hunting in the marine Blackhall Limestone at various sites across the Midland Valley of Scotland. Although there are several fossiliferous marine limestone and shale bands of similar age and depositional environment in the Midland Valley, the Blackhall seems to be by far the most productive and also tends to have the best preservation. Ive mainly been looking for chondrichthyan teeth, crinoid cups and jellyfish so I'll post these first, I have had a few nice
  2. I can't travel far at the moment so all my hunting for the past couple of months has been in a local Lower Carboniferous, Asbian aged freshwater lacustrine deposit, the Burdiehouse Limestone. This is one of the most laterally extensive beds in the Midland Valley of Scotland and luckily theres a few good eposures of it nearby where past quarrying has left some nice productive spoil heaps. I'm always hoping for complete fish when hunting in this bed but none have turned up so far in the recent hunts. I have been lucky on the tooth front though and came across my first lungfish tooth plate from t
  3. A couple of summers ago I found what is maybe my favorite Mississippian/Lower Carboniferous Visean shark fossil in Fife, Scotland and with some time off over the holiday season and pretty grim weather I've finally got round to prepping it When I found it there were three damaged but very near complete large Saivodus striatus teeth, the root minus the central cusp of either a smaller S. saivodus or possibly a Cladodus mirabilis and a partial unidentified spine. I've exposed and restored the three big teeth to make them look complete again as best I can for now and exposed the rest of the root
  4. Hi again! Two more ID requests - this time they're from the Bangor Limestone in Alabama, USA (Lower Carboniferous, Mississippian). Specimen #1: An orthoconic nautiloid - could it be Brachycycloceras sp.? Specimen #2: A blastoid - Pentremites sp.? Thanks for your help! Monica
  5. 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
  6. Hey everyone, been meaning to post this paleoniscoid fish here that I found way back in 2011 and finally got round to properly prepping a few weeks back. It was my first complete Carboniferous fish from a site in my hometown and definitely still my favorite! When it split out the head, tail and fins all stayed on one half of the split and the body on the other. I cut the body out and stuck it down as tightly as possible and used a combination of acetic acid and a needle under a microscope to slowly expose the scales, really pleased with the result and might attempt it with more fish now! The s
  7. Not had a chance to get out hunting much for a while but had a trip out to a new site the other day and found some brand new stuff I wanted to share! Just outside of the little coastal town where I stay in Fife, Scotland there's a Lower Carboniferous stromatolite bed known for its beautiful stromalolite formations in a hard cream colored limestone which can be cut and polished for use in jewelry. This stromatolite bed lies on top of Lower Carboniferous lava's and has been correlated with another, 30m above a bed called the Burdiehouse Limestone which I do a lot of my collecting from. This puts
  8. matt2396

    A most unusual blastoid

    Hey everyone, long time no see! Last week, my historical geology class went on a field trip and did a little fossil collecting, so naturally I've had the fever ever since. A couple of days later I decided to hit a nearby roadcut and do some nosing around. After a few hours I had collected some very nice echinoderm material (including a nice Taxocrinus crown), some of which I am not totally familiar with. What I thought to be my most unusual find was this weirdo little blastoid. The first thing that struck me is the rust color, I've only seen this in my Floraville blastoids, and those are just
  9. Zaphrentid corals Lower Carboniferous Cawdor Shale’s Matlock It would be great to know if I’m looking at separate species here. All suggestions welcome. Number 1 : Number 2 :
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