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  1. We've been having a warm spell here in southern Germany for almost a week now, which gave me the chance to check out my favorite spot in the ditch in the Danube Valley where the Kimmeridgian ammonites can be found. I had done a drive-by about ten days ago to check it out, but although the snow was almost gone at the Lake of Constance where I live, it was still piled up to half a meter in the valley. But like I already mentioned, the temps have been well up over freezing for a good week now, so I figured I'd have another go. Knowing that the spot I wanted to work at was in a hollow, I took alon
  2. Clear as Mud: How Tiny Plants Changed the Planet, 488 Million Years Ago, California Institute of Technology, January 28, 2021 The paper is: Zeichner, Sarah S. and Nghiem, Justin and Lamb, Michael P. and Takashima, Nina and de Leeuw, Jan and Ganti, Vamsi and Fischer, and Woodward W. (2021) Early plant organics increased global terrestrial mud deposition through enhanced flocculation. Science, 371 (6528). pp. 526-529. ISSN 0036-8075 Note: The paper's summary says 450 million years ago, not 488 million years ago as stated in the p
  3. I've tried everything I can think of to remove this mud that is caked on so many of my newly acquired specimens. Every time I use my brush to remove the mud the fossils beneath become horribly disfigured. Any ideas for how to remove the mud and keep the fossil intact at the same time? I can't use water because the rock is soft and cracks when wet. Any brush recommendations? Currently I am using a standard paintbrush.
  4. Jurassicz

    Muddy limestone

    I have some fossilsfrom kinnekulle. That when wet can be little muddy. I try to clean it with a toothbrush but it wont clean and it looks like this after. Any ideas? theres a picture of a orthoceras being wet and dry. So you can see how its not good looking when dry.
  5. Sonyamarcou

    Odd fossil

    Ok so last week I found this fossil in the muddy river bank by Schafer state park montesano wa. I absolutely have no ideas. Please help
  6. Enafter

    Fossil IDs (if possible)

    I like collecting fossils, but I usually am not sure what my finds are. Please, could you help me identify these fossils? I noted down some possibilities down below. 1 - could be a late Albian ammonite from central Serbia, but I am not entirely sure. Acquired in Serbia. 2 - Found at Southerndown, Wales. Could it be a tree root or something in the region of that? It has a cross-hatched pattern if you look closely. 3 & 4 - A shell I found at Penarth, Wales but I am not entirely sure what it is called. 5 - A bone I found in the mud at Tites Point, Severn, Glouceste
  7. FreeRuin

    Mud Cracks Imprint

    From the album: FreeRuin's Finds

    Multiple cracks made from the drying of mud, probably near a seasonal body of water Hartford Basin Portland Formation Massachusetts
  8. FreeRuin

    Mud Crack Imprint

    From the album: FreeRuin's Finds

    A mud crack preserved in the shale, I determined it not to be an ichnofossil due to more that turned up in the rock. Hartford Basin Portland Formation Massachusetts
  9. I have been finding fossil wood from cretaceous mud deposits that is still soft. However, when it dries it usually crumbles to bits. Sometimes when it breaks open it is black and glassy-looking inside. Some has pyrite crystals growing on it. What would be a good way to preserve it? Keep it in a jar of water? Paraloid? ????
  10. pambosk

    Good looking gastropod needs id

    Hello from Cyprus, this one I found near the old limestone quarry in moni area, again the heavy rain , when the mud sliding settled, it exposed a piece of it. 3m under the usual surface It is quite big and very well preserved. In the same wall I found also another kind of gastropod, corals, 4 kinds of bivalves. I will post on other threads soon. That wall consisted of beige/white earth and grey hardened sand like parts, still needed metal needle tool to scrap it off, of some specimens. Also most specimens are whiter that what I am used to find. Which i think it could be fossils, yet
  11. Ludwigia

    Another dig

    I was hoping today to continue on with my foraging expedition from last week, but when I got to my little mountain in the Wutach, there was still too much snow lying on the slopes to guarantee me not slipping and sliding over precipices, so I decided to just go to my exposure and do a bit more digging. This time I remembered to take along the camera, so I can show you a bit of the landscape and give you an impression of the digging activity. The first three pics are on the approach to the exposure. Can you guess where it is? A little hilly, eh?
  12. Charlee

    Wing fossil ?

    Hi I'm Char. I've just joined the forum and have always been interested in paleontology since young, but have a new found interest in it since having children. Ive got a finding I'd like to show/discuss with you. Hope you can help. We recently found this while in the Isle of Wight, at Brighstone Bay. Looks like it's an insect wing (1.5cm) embedded in mud? Would be interested to hear your ideas. Thanks.
  13. Kim Ellis

    Any guesses on what's inside?

    Hello all!! I thought this might be kind of fun for you all!! Can you identify the fossil peeking out of the mud encasement? Love to hear your thoughts. I will post a pic when I get it close enough to truly identify. I have a guess but it is purely a guess...
  14. krot34892u

    Skull found in river's mud

    Hi guys, there is a skull which has been found in the Kuma river's mud. It's Russia, North Caucasus region. I personally think it's not interesting at all and not old. But I am not a specialist, who knows, maybe it is. Thanks.
  15. From the album: Queensland mudflats

    My small collection of fossil mud-lobsters, Thalassina anomala in concretion. Found in the Australian Central Queensland mudflats. Not sure of age. <30myo.
  16. From the album: Queensland mudflats

    A fossil mud-lobster, Thalassina anomala in concretion. Found in the Australian Central Queensland mudflats. Not sure of age. <30myo.
  17. gobbler716

    Mud Lumps

    Found this rock a week ago. It just looked interesting. After seeing similar pieces in my copy of Alabama Rocks, it seems to have "mud lumps" attached. What do you think?
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