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Found 122 results

  1. Hello, Yesterday we went on a fieldtrip to the carbinoferous of Soignies Belgium, see other topic: I had the luck on my side and found 2 shark teeth. Helodus and/or Psammodus? So this morning i started the preparation I forgot to take pictures at the start of the prepp of this one There was only a little glimp to see at this one, so i was pleasantly surprised The second one (it's a huge one) i started but not finished yet
  2. Bactrites sp.

    I've been cleaning up a few boxes with devonian fossils from the past few months and came around this nice little fellow. I cleaned him up and gave him a paraloid treatment to preserve the pyrite. It is a complete specimen of a Bactrites sp. from the Matagne shales ( Frasnian, late Devonian ) from Belgium, both phragmocone and body chamber are preserved. They are a little unusual, as the do not belong to the nautiloids as his first appearance might suggest but they have their own subclass and are considered to be the ancestors of the ammonids ( they have a ventral syphuncle like all the ammonoids ) Fragments of them often pop up from the shales, but I rarely find them complete. This one is going in the display cabinets
  3. Devonian cephalopod collection

    I finaly got around putting all my best cephalopods specimens that I collected over the past 4 years in the frasnian of southern Belgium on there place in the cabinets. They all come from the same location. (except an orthocone and a receptaculites from the same age but from a different spot ) most of it has already been posted in individual posts, but this gives an overal vieuw of the part of the collection on display. Enjoy al the Manticoceras, Crickites, Tornoceras, Bactrites, Orthocones and more
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    From the album Belgium

    Great white sadly stolen
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    From the album Belgium

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    From the album Belgium

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    From the album Belgium

    Squalodon found Antwerp
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    From the album Belgium

    Random megalodons from Belgium most of the them are given away to children in the museum
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    From the album Belgium

    random stuff
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    From the album Belgium

    Big hastalis over 8,2cm or 3,2 inch from hoevenen antwerp only took me 15 years
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    From the album Belgium

    My old vitrine as a kid
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    From the album Belgium

    I thought it use to be a photo of tigers but, I see we have a koekoek hidden.
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    From the album Belgium

    Somniosus Antwerp Belgium
  14. This weekend we had a quick stop near the city of Mons in the south of Belgium. It is not commonly known that in some forrests in this area are ancient quarries of Maastrichtian phosphatic chalk, not all are accessible but with a reasearch on old maps some of them can be found with a little effort you can clear out a spot on the ground and search for a multitude of small fossils. we only stayed 2 hours, but we did find our fair share of tiny but beautiful brachiopods, bryozoans, shark teeth, dentaliums, bellemnite fragments,... . @Tidgy's Dad , you'll like those little critters and even a few teeth and an echinoid spine:
  15. Last weekend we made a trip to my favorite Devonian hunting spot. As usual we found a few goniatites, but apart from this we found a lot of smaller fossils like brachiopods, crinoids and even a bivalve. and a few other nice surprises. The small bivalve: glyptohallicardia sp. 2 valves and pyritised, only a few mm wide with bot halves preserved. a very nice crinoid calyx a tiny brachiopod ( Lingula ) One of the best finds of the day was a fish tooth, I’m still unsure on the species, but I think something in the area of a Euchondrocephalid like Helodus. It the my oldest tooth in my collection Still, I did find an even better fossil , I’ll let you speculate on what this might be, but for now it is packed in the trunk of my car and I’m going to drop it off to the local institute Halfway on the way back home we spotted a construction site with a little bit of chalk coming out of the ground, we stopped for a prospection and came back with a few incomplete echinoids and 2 belemnites . So it is always worth to stop at an interesting looking spot
  16. Some of my best fossils from antwerp

    These are some of my best and biggest teeth from antwerp Show me yours
  17. Carboniferous unknown

    Hell All I was going through some micro-matrix from the quarry in Soignies when I found this tiny object. I'm not sure it's a fossil but I wanted to check and it seems to be too symmetrical to be geologic. The piece is 2,5 mm in size. It's found in marine deposits togheter with crinoid parts, trilobites... It's from the Tournaisian (Carboniferous). What do you all think? Picture one shows one side and the second picture the opposite side. It's round and nearly perfectly symmetrical. Thanks already
  18. Today we had a field trip with the "Lithos" geology club at my favorite hunting spot. Although the day started with freezing temperatures, the sun quickly rose the temperatures during t morning and gave us a beautiful day. the last time I visited the quarry the finds were disapointing due to the lack of activity in the quarry, but today we were lucky and the past week a new acces road was being dug to the side of the quarry, straight through the Matagne slate. It didnt take long before I found my first fossils, at first a few halve goniatites, but after a while a complete large specimen and a nautiloid that I had never seen before at this locaton. we searched further in the quarry where we found the spot where the rest of the slate was dumped, resulting in a couple extra goniatites, one of them was an exquisite specimen and a 2nd nautiloid. Note that al the goniatites this time weren't Manticoceras specimens, but an other Gephuroceratinae: Crickites sp. they differ from the former with a more bulbous shape and large size ( up to 30cm in diameter ) In the afternoon we prospected the usual scree piles at the back of the quarry where we found a multitude of small pyritised cephalopods and I even found a broken nodule with very rare placoderm remains. Natalie also found a large and complete Crickites sp. at this spot This day turned out to be one of my most productive days at this location.
  19. Big manticoceras prepp

    Yet again a Manticoceras prepp my last few preppjobs were very succesful, and inspired by what @Ludwigia did on a larger one that I sent him, I tried to prepp one of my larger Manticoceras specimens. I tried a few new tricks to prepp this one, although the living chamber got dammaged, I decided to remove even more of the living chamber to show more of the inner shell with suture lines. It turned out quite well: Manticoceras sp. diameter 16 cm Frasnian ( late devonian ) Chimay area ( Belgium ) as found: ( top left specimen ) removed from the large chunk of matix: ( and glued back together, not everything went acording to plan ) during prepp: the end result:
  20. Manticoceras sp. (Hyatt 1884)

    From the album Cephalopods Worldwide

    Recieved on a trade with Manticocerasman.Thanks, Kevin! 11cm. Frasnian Late Devon Matagne Formation From the Lompret quarry in Belgium.
  21. In the small country of Belgium there is a city called Ostend, which lies near the North Sea and thus has a harbour. To boost economy and oversea trade they build great stone walls so bigger ships can easily make their turn to get into the port. This walls are made of limestone rocks. Since I go looking for shark teeth a lot on the beach I wondered if there were any fossils to find there. And yess, I was lucky I never expected to find fossils from probably Carbon era in the rock walls of our harbour 1) Caninia cornucopiae, a solitary coral 2) leptaeana sp. 3) bryozoa, fenestella sp. 4) brachiopod, spirifer sp. 5) trilobite piece 6) brachiopods (Thanks to my good friend Anthonie Hellemond for determination and dating the rocks probably from Carbon era. I just knew they were fossils, I only recognised the trilobite and the spirifer ) and the last two pictures are sharkteeth I found on the beach.
  22. Devonian of Belgium

    Hello all I found these two fossils in 2014 during a trip in Vierves-sur-Viroin. These are Devonian in age and were found together with trilobites, brachiopods... First one is some piece of coral I guess, no idea what kind. About 3 mm in diameter. Second is a mystery. I have no idea if these are fish vertebrates (which would be rare since it is Devonian) or crinoid parts (never seen any that look like these from the Devonian of Belgium, but I might be wrong) or something entirely else? I see at least 6 of them in the matrix. It's 3D and I don't dare to prep it any further untill I know if it's rare or common. Thanks already.
  23. Trilobites from Belgian carbonates

    hahncarboniflimestrilobitefaciesecolgeogrdistributbsbg_nr97_1988_077-093.pdf The Biostratigraphical distribution of Carboniferous Limestone Trilobites in Belgium and Adjacent Areas Bulletin de La Societe Belge de Geologie,T.97,fasc.1,1988 outtake(one of several pretty nice line drawings): size: about 2,9 MB
  24. For possible future sales/trades I’m wondering if there are people interested in miocene - pliocene fossils similar to these on the picture below. For trades I would mainly be interested in shark teeth material or micro matrix. Please reply or send me a Pm.
  25. Hey, fellow fossil forum members! Did any of the Belgian, Dutch, German & French members among us go to Paleotime this edition? I went for the second time this edition and I really loved it and I got some amazing loot Here are some snapshots I took! Did anyone else take more pictures or bought stuff at the fair? If so please share!
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