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Searching for sea urchins in South Limburg with my dog
Mart1980 posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsA few weeks ago I took the dog (our Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever) to the hills of southern Limburg (the Netherlands) to walk especially around Gulpen and the Malensbos. To look for fossilized sea urchins that can sometimes be found after rainfall. These sea urchins date from the Gulpener chalk (Cretaceous period). Taking the dog on a fossil hunt is wonderful. She enjoys any type of environment. Although it is sometimes annoying that the boss does not continue and just keeps digging. She forgets that I have to wait at every puddle because I have to swim again.
My first hunt at Liesberg, Switzerland, on October 24th
pachy-pleuro-whatnot-odon posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsLast sunday October 24th I decided to visit the old Andil clay quarry at Liesberg in Switzerland, just over two hours driving from where I live, to see what fossils I might find there. Now a nature reserve where collecting is tolerated as long as the natural parts are not disturbed, the deposits at this quarry, mined for cement production between 1934 and 1980, date to the Upper Callovian and Lower to Middle Oxfordian (source). It is thus stratigraphically - though not petrologically - comparable to the geology of Vaches Noires in Normandy, with which I'm much more familiar, albeit with the in
Cretaceous of Limburg
Fossilsforever posted a topic in Fossil IDHello all, Today I found some very cool (and rare) Cretaceous fossils in Limburg (The Netherlands). Belemnites, one sea urchin (Echinocorys sp.) and 2 rare Phragmocones (from Belemnites) were also found (two on the left corner). And also sharkteeth! Can anyone help me with identifying the shark teeth? (max size is 1 cm). Kind regards, Ruben
Fossil Creek, Texas
PesiMs posted a topic in Member CollectionsFinds from Buffalo Creek park on Fossil Creek in Texas. This is a very busy park and there are sometimes questionable people around. I did however meet a nice guy, looked like Gandolf, minus some teeth, who gave me my only unsquished sea urchin. How can you keep the top layers of the sea urchins from chipping off? First photo are ammonites and some pieces of ammonites. Second photo are my sea urchins, with one tiny bivalve and also some devil toenails, gryphea in a clump. Third photo gryphea. Fourth photo sea urchin. Fifth photo I don't know yet what it is, but it's pretty cool.
Cretaceous fossils (NL)
Fossilsforever posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsHello all, Found these really cool fossils (some weeks ago). The fossils are from the Cretaceous period (shallow marine environment covered Limburg - part of the Netherlands). The fossils are from the upper upper Campanian and lower Maastrichtien (73-69 and/or 72-69 and/or 72-68 mya). I and my girlfriend were searching for fossils and walking in a forest when we found two VERY LARGE echinoids (Echinocorys scutata (Leske, 1778). These are really big and the best ones I have in my collection (one is 9 a 10 cm). The other one is also really big, somewhat flatter,
Sea urchins from Cretaceous of Chile, Atacama Desert
traveltip1 posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsI found these sea urchin fossils, in the Cretaceous in the Atacama Desert, near Antofagasta, Chile in South America. I think they are genus Hemiaster.?
How to ID Fossils
Yan11 posted a topic in Questions & AnswersSo I've been collecting fossils for a few years now, i have a bunch of ammonites, sea urchins, mollusks and plants but I have no idea where can i learn what exact species they are. I'm wandering if there is any books or sites to which you can point me so I can gather some knowledge . I know there is an ID section in this site but I want to be able to tell what species I have found, myself. By the way I'm from Europe.
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Trip to Batesford Quarry
DanKurek posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsG'day Everyone! Yesterday my dad and I were lucky to visit Batesford Quarry in Geelong, Victoria. The fossils here are miocene in age from the Batesford Limestone. Fossils foudn here consist of sharks teeth, cetacean fossils, rare bird and terrestial mammal material and invertebrate fossils, mainily echinoderms. Batesford Quarry is one of the places my dad and I have been wanting to go to for many years due to it's high concentration of vertebrate fossils compared to other Victorian fossil sites (Mostly Shark Teeth). We arrived at the Quarry around 8:30 AM and spent the next 6 hour
ALL THE ECHINOIDS (of Texas anyways)
JamieLynn posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsSo, I am formally stating my quest to find all of the echinoids (of Texas at least...let's not be silly) I live in Central Texas and we are blessed with an abundance of fossils. My first fossiking was in Cherry Creek, behind my house, in Austin. Although I did not really do much since those early days, now it has become my main hobby. I have collected a pretty dang nice collection of all kinds of Cretaceous creatures but echinoids are my favorite with ammonites a close second. I have decided to make it my goal to find all the species of Texas Echies I can find in my lifetime. So far I have
French Sand Dollars
Shellseeker posted a topic in Fossil PreparationRecently I purchased France sand dollars from @Coco. See this thread http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/92032-diverse-french-fossils-to-be-sold/ The 5 Parascutella_producta arrived Tuesday safe and sound with well designed packaging. One was a double and Coco added a sixth that she had polished on her club's water based buffing machine. In addition, a bonus of a little sea urchin Arbacina monilis was unexpected. I was greatly pleased for an excellent transaction. Polished Parascutella_producta Arbacina monilis Now I must figure out h
Echinoids prepping tool Advice
Daleksec posted a topic in Fossil PreparationFellow fossil forum members I am in a predicament. I'm in need of air scribe and don't know what type I need to get. I have been working on Sea urchins from the Eastover Formation from Virginia that are concreated in hard sandstone with some of the Spines attached, and a sand dollar from the Piney Point formation with adhered matrix. These two things could be of scientific interest so I would like to prep them slightly so someone could actually see some diagnostic parts in order to give an identification. I Am looking to buy one that can do fine detail and not destroy the specimens but still r
A beautiful and quiet place
belemniten posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsTwo weeks ago I visited a very nice quarry near Gundelfingen (Danube) where you can find fossils from the white Jurassic ("Obere Felsenkalk"). From there you have a beautiful view and you can find nice fossils, for example sea urchins, brachiopods and crinoid stems. I was there about 4 hours and it took a time until I found my first sea urchin (fossil). They are rare there and you must have a healthy back and very good eyes ! Firstly some impressions of the quarry: In this topic I want to put my focus on the sea
E4 M.Jur Psephechinus serratus
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From the album: Echinoderms through the AgesPsephehinnus serratus M.Jurassic Degre,Sarthe,France
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My Moroccan Echinoids.
hssain posted a topic in Member Collectionshello all ppl. those are my echinoids from morocco:dickesicidaris turbeti . upper bajocian ,atlas mounatins ,morocco.