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  1. Had to work in Austin the last couple of days so on the way home, I decided to check out the Waco research site. The site is exposed Del Rio formation. I have never hunted here before. First I stopped and got my permit at the Corp of Engineers office. They were very friendly and pointed me in the right direction. I asked if they had many permits out and they mentioned they only receive about one a week but a week ago had someone sign up for a group. I thanked them for their time and headed to the site only to find that the permit was for a group from the community college and they were meeting there just as I arrived. I spent a few few minutes talking to the professor who explained they were an environmental science class from WCC and it was their first trip out there. I wished them luck and headed down the hill for my first trip ever. I only had about an hour or so so hit it hard. My goal was to find a shark tooth, horn coral and an echinoid but would be happy to find anything. My first find was indeed a piece of horn coral which turned out to be the only one I would find. There are tons of broken shells and around but teeth and echinoids were top of my list. I had no idea the variety of items there. I found gastropods, oysters and small ammonites. All are pyritized and beautiful. I finally spotted the familiar shine of a tooth and to my surprise right next to it was the tip of a larger tooth. I spent one and a half hours and thoroughly enjoyed it. Can wait to get back when i have more time, (which has become less and less lately.) attached are some of my finds.
  2. Well the show is over and the displays have been judged. I won the President's Choice Award!!! Out of 30 display exhibits, due to the vast variety and educational presentation of labeling. I want to sencerly thank all the FF members that engaged in trades with me and made this collection display possible. I am sharing my congratulations with you. caldigger aka: Doren
  3. Hello, I am traveling to the Waco and Austin Texas areas and was wondering if there are any easy to get to sites for echinoids and ammonites? Thanks, Dan
  4. given its age,the taxonomy might have obsolete elements Hahngermany1968_Bathonian_Haploceratids.pdf
  5. from 1923 fallotermier1923.pdf Jaubertella,Himalayites,perisph,etc,phylloc,
  6. Here it is, the tail end of winter and I find myself composing a "trip report" from way back in May!!!! Please excuse the tardiness, but it took 9 months for me to pick away at the concretions I collected and extract the fossils within. It was a learning process and I must admit, I DESTROYED the nicest ammonites that I had found. Instead of learning techniques on my lesser specimens, I jumped in and "prepped" the biggest and best first. What I ended up with were many bits and pieces of crumbled ammonites. And super glue did NOT fix the problem. The issue at hand: the matrix is very hard and the ammonite very delicate. Not a good combination for not knowing how and hastily prepping something. It was Memorial Day weekend, time for an extended road trip after a long winter. My wife and I had never been west of Minnesota in the 30 some years since departing Ohio for the Gopher State. So we thought the time was right to experience what our next door neighbor, South Dakota, had to offer. I must say, we were thoroughly impressed with the state's variety of landscapes and great people. Our excursion actually extended into a bit of Wyoming. From Devil's Tower, we worked back through the Black Hills/ Mount Rushmore/Black Hills Institute and the Badlands National Park, each with it's unique topography. I recommend visiting these sites to anyone that has not. Well worth the trip!!! As our vacation was drawing to a close, we again crossed the grassy plains (though we envisioned amber waves of grain, not grass) and overnighted in the town of Mobridge. The next morning, I was to meet up with Grady (gradycraft on the Fossil Forum) for a little fossil hunting in the Fox River Formation while my wife relaxes with her books at the motel. Though I was totally impressed with the state of South Dakota, I was not impressed with Mobridge's accommodations. Here is a view from our hotel room!!! Nothing to see but a large car wash out your window. Now I was going to leave my wife to this, while I was off enjoying myself. I did honestly feel guilty, but not guilty enough to stay behind! Grady met me in Timber Lake and from here, our adventure began. Shortly after exiting Timber Lake, the vastness of this landscape became apparent again. One could honestly feel what it was like for the indigenous Indians before European settlers arrived. One could envision herds of buffalo taking advantage of the lush grasslands around the area. A spectacular place!!! Here I am following Grady on the way to who knows where. Fifteen miles on gravel roads and we turn onto a "path" leading through a few rickety wire gates. Then off we were again. Still flat as a pancake, NO rocks in sight. Where are these fossils I kept asking myself. If it wasn't for the great scenery, I might have worried more that we were on some "wild goose chase". Another 10 miles off the beaten path and I was really beginning to wonder about Grady!!! Finally, a little variety in the landscape showed up and then we dropped into a small valley with a stream running through it. I was ecstatic when I saw Grady's brake lights. We must be there.
  7. From the album Cretaceous

    Ammonite chambers fragment Upper Cretaceous Wenonah Formation Ramanessin Brook Holmdel, N.J.
  8. I cast yesterday bronze ammonites. Nothing serious, just for fun. I use true ammonites for the shells,the head and tentacles were modeled in wax.
  9. I just find some time to post some other finds from my last tour ... Besides this: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/72771-new-finds-from-mistelgau/#comment-766199 http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/72434-a-very-beautiful-quarry I was also in a quarry near Buttenheim (at the same day). As many of you know its a very famous quarry where you can find nice white ammonites (mostly Pleuroceras) from the lower Jurassic. I didnt spend much time there so my finds arent spectacular ... Here are some of them: The smaller ones: I think nearly all of them are Pleuroceras sp. ... And some detailed pictures: A nice 5 cm big one: Another smaller one (3 cm): A nice 6 cm big spinal
  10. After this post: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/72434-a-very-beautiful-quarry/#comment-762636 I want to show you other finds from the same day but from another quarry ! After my visit in Ludwag i spend two hours in a quarry near Mistelgau. I already posted a hunt there a while ago: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/69816-a-visit-in-mistelgau/#comment-732319 Sorry but i dont have in-situ pictures (it was simply too dark). However the quarry didnt change a lot I mostly found again small ammonites which come from the "Jurensismergel formation", so about 182.7 Ma till 174.1 Ma (Toarcian). Here is a picture of all finds: (Not spectacular ) Some detailed pictures of those ammonites: A nice 3.5 cm long Pleydellia sp.: Another Pleydellia from another perspective : The biggest one with a length of 5 cm: (Cotteswoldia ?) Two medium sized (3 cm) ammonites with a nice preservation. I think they are also Cotteswoldia ... And i want to show another nice find: This nice gastropod is one of the best Costatrochus i have found until now ! Its 1.5 cm long and well preserved .... Thanks for viewing ! Hope you enjoy
  11. Hey all, Had the honor of being taken fossil hunting with Pfooley recently. Found my first ammonites! I'd been wanting to find some for a long time. Was a great experience and I look forward to more trips soon. Checked out the famous "Windmill Site" first. The drive there was amazing in early morning. I busted open my first nodules... Poor quality picture of the Windmill Site finds. Nice variety in there. Far left is a large bivalve and there's a large gastropod on the far right. We moved on to find some other ammonites. My best find of the day was this large whole Spathites. Had a blast and can't stop thinking about the next time I'll find myself out there... Thanks again Mike!
  12. I recently had the opportunity to do some butt scootin in the gravel banks along the Bear Creek washes looking for crabies and artifacts. Yeah, I found a couple of whathca-ma-call-em artifacts but there are fossils to be found as well. Croc scute, Ammonites Calycoceras Tarrentense & Metengonoceras Dumbli, Gastropod sp. ? Artifacts and my first shark tooth from that location. The other items are just some peculiar stones that strike me as take me home specimens. John, these were found directly below the area that I took you to. It was the same area I found that other crab you are interested in. BTW: I will be getting it back soon.
  13. It was suggested to me to post this also... As I had posted it in a previous thread...
  14. it cI didnt post much here because i didnt had much time and the weather was simply too bad to hunt. But last week i managed to hunt in some nice quarries in Bavaria and found many fossils ! First I want to share my finds and pictures from the quarry Ludwag. There exist two quarries, I was in the old Ludwag 2. You can find fossils from the upper Jurassic period. This was my first visit there and i must say that i enjoyed it Not only because of the various finds also because of the beautiful landscape ... Some pictures of the quarry: I collected in the lower areas: My finds: Ammonites are very common there but today you can only find small ones ... I found many: A bigger one with 3.5 cm. This is one is well preserved and i think it could be a Orthosphinctes sp. (?). Another 2.5 cm long one: But i dont want to show only ammonites ! I also find other interesting fossils, for example this interesting oyster. Arctostrea sp.: (2cm)
  15. During the same years (1997-2000) and in the same region of the High Andes of Peru, I discovered the fossil fern and the fossil coral presented in my two other topics: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/72054-fossil-fern-in-the-high-andes-of-peru/#comment-758432 http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/72061-coral-fossil-of-the-high-andes-of-peru/#comment-758464 , I took this picture (slide poorly scanned, sorry) of ammonites in the stone wall of San Pedro de Parish, an old little abandonned church of the beginning of the Hispanic Colony, on the shore of Lake Junin (or Chinchaycocha, en quechua), altitude 4125m. What do you think about it, especially in relation with the branching coral ? Thanks
  16. From the album Ammonites of Southern Spain and world

    Parkinsonia (Gonolkites) convergens Upper Bajocian (Parkinsoni Zone) Sengenthal, Bavaria (Germany) 160 mm
  17. North Sulphur River Texas was pretty picked over but I managed to find a nice variety. I found Mosasaur, Cretaceous Turtle, Ammonite, Enchodus / Shark Teeth, Ice Age Tooth, Rudists, Mastodon Tooth Enamel and one artifact in the creek. NSR needs a good rain.
  18. From the album Ammonites of Southern Spain and world

    Substreblites zonarius (ventral view)
  19. From the album Ammonites of Southern Spain and world

    Pseudothurmannia mortilleti Upper Hauterivian (Ohmi Zone, Mortilleti Subzone) Betic Range (Spain) 65 mm
  20. From the album Ammonites of Southern Spain and world

    Leptaleoceras accuratum with a ventral bite mark Middle Domerian (Algovianum Zone, Accuratum Subzone) Betic Range (Spain) 47 mm
  21. From the album Ammonites of Southern Spain and world

    Nebrodites aff. doublieri Lower Kimmeridgian (Uhlandi-Divisum Zone) Betic Range (Spain)
  22. From the album Ammonites of Southern Spain and world

    Gregoryceras pervinquieri Upper Oxfordian (Bifurcatus Zone) Betic Range (Spain) 75 mm
  23. From the album Ammonites of Southern Spain and world

    Substreblites zonarius Upper Tithonian indet. Betic Range (Spain)
  24. From the album Ammonites of Southern Spain and world

    Simoceras (Lytogyroceras) subbeticum