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  1. Ammonite ID Help

    I have studying ammonite anatomy and nomenclature as well as the local geology where I have been hiking. Today I rough prepared several ammonites and feel like I can make an educated attempt to name 2 of 3 that I worked on. I am reasonably certain they are from member three of the Matanuska Formation in the Talkeetna Mountains. I have shared some pictures of where I found one on the snow at the bottom of an avalanche so pictures of that one first as it is new to me. In my effort to learn these will describe why I believe it is Gaudryceras tenailiratum; wide umbilicus, course ribs, rounded venter, pattern of major rib separated with repeating pattern of secondary ribs, the ribs are asymmetrical with the anterior side sloping in concave slope and the slopes abruptly. I did not prepare the back side as it was a double and left the mold from the other ammonite as I think it pretty cool. The next one also is ribbed and I believe is Neophylloceras ramosum and base that decision on the pictures from the Gological Survey Professional Paper 432 as well as the description. I have seen these one many times and have a few in the garden. I found that prepping them I have become quite attached as it takes time and learn the morphology as cleaning the fossil. This one had several shells in the matrix and I left a portion of one. Will make another post for the third ammonite Thanks in advance for any helpl!!!
  2. Whitby finds

    Fairly slim pickings today but we picked these up and don’t see so many of them. Any ideas on the bivalve? Is the ammonite Pleuroceras Solare ? Thanks for looking
  3. Ammonite Anatomy and Terms

    In my goal to identify ammonites I have been seeing in Alaska have had to learn much such as ammonite anatomy and terms. My scientific illustrator, graphic artist wife helped me with these depictions of a generic ammonite. I have been reading about the various ways ammonites are described in the scientific papers and needed to be able to learn them for the descriptions to make sense. I would like input from those more knowledgeable than myself to see if I have this cheat sheet accurate. See attached PDF. Thanks for any input. Ammonite Anatomy & Terms.pdf
  4. Uk ammonites

    hi guys. sorry the pics are upside down but i wasnt sure how to turn them all the right way up 1.sphaeroceras brongniarti? that 's what it said on the label but it didnt look like that when i looked it up 2. i couldnt read the label as emillia want a species name i could find, any help would be appreciated
  5. France pyrite ammonite id

    I was given this ammonite from France as a gift,a small part is gone outside.Does anyone know what species or age this is? Sorry but I dont have the formations and age. Also a short question,if I put it in a bag would it prevent pyrite disease?
  6. I won't get to do much posting from the road, but since Mike opened the door showing off some of the wisconsin ordovician finds he found and helped my wife and I collect, I figured I would add a teaser from Glendive, Montana where I finally found my first ammonites in the Pierre shale south of town. This little guy was one of my favorite singles because its exposed on one side and completely encrusted with yellow selenite crystals on the other. I will take some clearer pics once we get home and get pieces cleaned up a little
  7. I am working again these days, but on Wednesday, I got off early enough that I made a trip to a creek in northern Hill County. Its limestone walls are full of fossils, but the limestone is very hard. It is obvious that I need to get better at chiseling fossils out of limestone. I could get lots of practice in this creek. Macrostrat shows the area where I was as being right on the border of the Fredericksburg and Washita Groups. The first thing I noticed about this creek was how many Gryphaea (devil's toenail) oysters there were. Most are pretty small, but they are everywhere. There are more of them in the creek than all other fossils combined, including lots of limestone pieces just full of small ones like the one in this photo.
  8. Aloha! Planning a short trip to California before I move further away, I was always fascinated by fossils. Are there any dig sites in California that rent out tools? I would love to find a trilobite or ammonite! Any tips would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!
  9. Hello everyone, I found this bad boy about a year ago in Wyoming. It was in a 100’ ravine and I tore my calf getting it out. I’ve tried to prep it out myself, but the matrix is extremely tough-I’ve spent a few hours with my CP9361, but I don’t have the time, tools, or skill to finish this. I’m guessing that it’s all or mostly in there, but who knows. It’s pretty heavy at around 40 or 50 lbs, but the preserved part that is extruding is very tough, almost metallic. Im looking to pay someone to prep this out for me-I really want to display this thing, especially considering the injury I sustained getting it out of the hole. If anyone has suggestions, or is willing to give it a go, let me know. cheers -J
  10. ammonite ID thread

    Hi guys, hope everyone is doing well. In my free time I've been working on properly labeling my fossils. Now, not being an expert, I'm not quite sure of all the ID's but I'm not about to flood the forum with ID requests. So here are some of the ammonites I'm least sure about. If anyone could provide any more information on formations and ages etc. that would be great! Even if its hard to acquire more info on them, it will be a fun opportunity to showcase some of my ammonites. 1. 2. 3.darellia semicostata, burton bradstock 4.label says Dichotomoceras bifurcatoides from the middle oxfordian of poitiers, france, looks like persiphinctes spp to me though
  11. Dear TFF, I have these two Callovian ammonites for exchange. The first is on matrix and wood wax has been applied to it. I would like paleozoic material (especially devonian invertebrates) for my teaching collection, but I am open to other proposals. Thank you.
  12. Rock or Ammonite?

    Found this while I was fishing. Can't tell if it's an ammonite or a rock. It does have that spiral pattern very slightly. Plus, when I turn it on its side, it looks like there's some indication of a small chamber. What's your input? Ammonite or rock?
  13. Hello, Firstly, I would like to thank everyone for their continued support in answering questions for someone who has now ventured into fossil hunting and procurement. I purchased the attached ammonite pair some time ago and I would like to get advice on quality and possible additional restoration I can do on my own. I’m not sure if I can get the dull face better polished. I’m also not sure what to do with the external sides. Is this also a very good quality specimen and therefore, I should put further interest in getting the pair in better Condition? That may be a loaded question as it may be simply a matter of opinion but I’m just interested in professionals’ advice.
  14. Ammonite Turrilites

    From the album Central Texas Fossils

    Ammonite Turrilites - Edwards Formation
  15. Ammonite Engonoceras gibbosum

    From the album Central Texas Fossils

    Ammonite Engonoceras gibbosum - Walnut Formation
  16. Ammonite Budaiceras

    From the album Central Texas Fossils

    Ammonite Budaiceras - Edwards Formation
  17. Ammonite Baculite

    From the album Central Texas Fossils

    Ammonite Baculites - Austin Chalk Formation
  18. Ammonite

    From the album North Sulfur River

  19. Ammonite Mortoniceras

    From the album Central Texas Fossils

    Cretaceous Ammonite Mortoniceras - Georgetown Formation
  20. Ammonite Pachydiscus travisi

    From the album Central Texas Fossils

    Cretaceous Ammonite Pachydiscus travisi - Austin Chalk Formation 3 inches diameter
  21. Ammonite Eopachydiscus

    From the album Central Texas Fossils

    Cretaceous Ammonite Eopachydiscus - Main Street Formation (?) 18 inches diameter
  22. Ammonite Oxytropidoceras

    From the album Central Texas Fossils

    Cretaceous Ammonite Oxytropidoceras - Walnut Formation 4 inches diameter
  23. Ammonite Mariella .jpg

    From the album Central Texas Fossils

    Cretaceous Ammonite Mariella - Del Rio Formation 1 inch
  24. ammonite engonoceras .JPG

    From the album Central Texas Fossils

    Cretaceous Ammonite Engoniceras - Walnut Formation
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