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Found 9 results

  1. fossil fair Harelbeke ( Belgium )

    for people who happen to pass through the area this weekend a nice fossil fair to visit. Pictures of the fair will follow next week
  2. Hi everyone, Two weekends (11 november) ago I went to the fossil and mineral fair of Geo-Oss. I had gone two years ago too (I couldn't go last year due to personal reasons). I mostly went to do some chatting around and admiring some of the fossils that were on display. I also picked up a few fossils of course. Unfortunately, I was dumb enough to forget to take pictures of the fair! Sorry... About 60-70% of the stands were mineral stands, but the rest was filled with cool fossils. The main person organizing the fair, whom I got to meet 2 years back and had a great conversation with (he's of the same opinion than me that fossils are better than minerals! ), was there again and we talked extensively about fossil hunting trips and locations, and other fossil-stuff. He also gifted me two nice fossils. I also talked with a few other people, several very interesting. One had spent a good time of his life collecting cave bear fossils in Austria-Hungary etc. and had an impressive collection (including a complete nearly intact skull!). So, here's what I picked up. Not a great lot, but I didn't want to spend ridiculous amounts of money either and was mostly after cheap good deals. My mother (who was there with me) also bought me a 'little' Xmas present already (of my choosing), but I'll share photos of that one when Santa has passed by Starting from the top, going down: A small box filled with matrix from the famous Miste location (Deposit of Aalten, Layer of Miste; Langhian, Miocene). I'm gonna have a lot of fun looking through all this! A great Neptunea contraria from the Deurganckdok (a closed location in Antwerp). From the Kattendijk Formation; Pliocene around 2.5 million years old. I've started to prep this one, and I'm collecting the matrix which I suspect will be filled with little goodies! (I also negotiated the price tag that you see on the shell to get it a little cheaper ) A nice Aequipecten opercularis also from the Deurganckdok A comb oyster from Tulear, Madagascar, from the late Cretaceous: Rastellum carinatum. This is actually a pretty common species on the market, but for some reason I still didn't have any, so I just had to get this one! I'm gonna prep it a little further, it's not gonna be difficult. A rolled-up trilobite from Tunisia A classic small Flexicalymene ouzregui (or Diacalymene ouzregui for some) from Alnif in Morocco. I already had a couple but this one was very cheap (and also much cuter than the ones I previously had haha ) (Gift) A gorgeous spiriferid brachiopod. All that's known is that it's from Canada (Gift) A fantastic fossil fish, with the pos/neg. Unfortunately no information whatsoever on it, but my guess is that it's from one of those Madagascan localities? Just wanted to share, hope you enjoy! I'll keep you all posted as to how the prep and micro-matrix searches develop Max
  3. 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!
  4. Hi, next month I am going to Paleotime, a fossil fair in Belgium and I am hoping to find a Keichousaurus fossil. Now I know their are lots of fakes out there (although after doing some reading on this forum most of them I came to the understanding most of them aren’t entirely faked, just enhanced, painted and composites) And I am going to be honest, I don’t really care that much if the Keichou is a little bit enhanced of painted. But I hope to find a specimen that is at least 75 % or more authentic. So I was hoping if you guys could give me some tips as to what I should look for when I examine a specimen I hope to buy, cause since I will buy it at the fair, I won’t be able to post picture here during the process. I know that these are some of the thing I already have to look for to enhance the chance of getting an authentic one · Missing bones · Broken bones · Strange or akward poses · Imperfections (fake always try to be as beautiful and perfect as possible) · Calcite cracks running through the skeleton · Looking for detailing in the skull like teeth and obvious skull fragments · Looking for paint with a magnifying glass · Taking a picture and doing a negative to see paint mischief · Looking for 3D relief on the specimen These are the things I know of the look for, but does anyone else have some tips for me on how to recognize it’s a genuine of faked piece. I will also be taking my LED Mini microscope 60x for on the phone with me for closer examination. Thanks in advance!
  5. Hi all, So last Saturday (10 March 2018) came a much awaited day by quite a few Dutch fossil-lovers: the fossil fair of Ede! As always, it was a fantastic event. Granted, not as big as the Tucson show, but then again this fair does aim to have a bit less of a commercial side and more of a scientific approach to fossils (well, the fossil buying and selling is still the biggest part of the fair). Therefore, in addition to the fossil-selling stands, some organizations and museums were also there! Such as: the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, the WTKG (Werkgroep Tertiare en Kwartaire Geologie), the WPZ (Werkgroep Pleistocene Zoogdieren), the BVP (Belgische Vereniging voor Paleontologie), Geo-Oss, and others. It was fun to talk again with the people I had seen last year, as many were there again this year. I also had the opportunity to talk to people to whom I haven't talked before. It's always so awesome to talk to other fossil-lovers, because each person has different specific interests and a new story to tell! Towards the end of the day, I went to the lecture by a young scientist from the Vrije Universiteit Brussels about the evolution of the iguandonts in Europe during the Cretaceous. Very interesting! I picked up a bunch of cool small fossils, all at very low prices, so in total I didn't spend too much money. I did come home with a bag full of things! I managed to get many completely new things that I didn't have before, in order to bring more variety to my collection also. So it was definitely a great day: new fossil-contacts, new fossils and lots of information and fun! I met with Tijn @Hunter0811 and others too, it was fun to meet you guys! I believe that @LordTrilobite and @Spinosaurus were there too, but I, unfortunately, didn't meet them. Olof and Max, I'd be glad to see your pictures of the fair! Thanks for taking a look! Max
  6. " NATURA- Spring Edition -2017 "

    Friday 21 , Saturday 22 and Sunday of April of 2017 is celebrates " NATURA- Spring Edition -2017 "traditional contest with more than 37 years of age in Madrid." NATURA-Spring Edition 2017 "is an exhibition unique in its genre and a classic of the offer cultural of Madrid" with the disclosure of them science natural through the admiration or acquisition of its objects natural from their different approaches and possibilities; ideas and materials for decoration of inside and outside ; teaching materials for educational centers; minerals, shells, fossils, insects, meteorites, etc., for a formative collecting; gifts original and unique; courses and naturalistic excursions, etc. This exhibition and sale of natural objects that has with the presence of more than fifty exhibitors national and of others countries European is cited usual not only of them amateur Madrid to this theme exciting, but of others many arrived of all them points of the geography national. This new exhibition is held as usual at the Novotel Madrid Center (former Hotel Convention) whose rooms have been recently renovated and modernized. Natura is one of the most important exhibitions of the European circuit and imperative appointment on the calendar next to fairs as St.Marie Mineral in St. Marie Aux Mines (France) and Munich (Germany). Natura is as a large Museum of science natural, distributed in stands, where can observe or acquire all the news of this wonderful world. Within the activities of NATURA"Spring Edition - 2017" will take place the Conference: "Paleontology and adventure: seeking trilobites and other invertebrate fossils by mountains, jungles and deserts", presented by Dr. Juan Carlos Gutiérrez Marco, Doctor in Geological Sciences by the Complutense University of Madrid and one of those paleontologists more important internationally highlighting among its countless research the discovery of many deposits and fossil new as well as the obtaining of data key to the reconstruction of the missing continent Gondwana. The Conference is held the Saturday day 22 of April to the 13:00 hours in the salons of the Novotel Madrid Center (OLD HOTEL CONVENTION). "NATURA" Autumn Edition 2016 will have with them traditional sweepstakes daily of objects natural between the public valued in 3,000 euros also in this edition is going to give with a nice exemplary of mineral, fossil or shell to them 4,000 first assistants. APPOINTMENT IN: "NATURA" Spring Edition 2017 Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 of April 2017 NOVOTEL MADRID CENTER (OLD HOTEL CONVENTION) www.novotelmadridcenter.com C / O’Donnell, 53 – Madrid Open all day from 11 to 21 hours Admission: € 2, children under 14 and senior citizens: 1 € Web : ( www.eventosnaturalistas.com ) Web Facebook: ( https://www.facebook.com/eventosnaturalistas?ref=bookmarks )
  7. Hi all! As requested by quite a few people, here is the report of the Fossil Fair in Ede, which happened today (Saturday 11th of March 2017). It was a very fun fair with many people, several different organizations were present, a building filled with fossils from all over the world, and tons of amateurs and professionals buzzing around. It was quite busy, but the ambiance was great, or "gezellig" as we would say in Dutch. There were many fossils for sale, some at very low prices, and there was also quite a lot of trading. Here are some pics of the fair:
  8. Fossil fair Wezemaal (Belgium)

    Fossil fair Wezemaal: Sunday 1st November 2015 This Sunday I went to the fossil fair in Wezemaal (Belgium), organized by the Belgium clubs: HONA, GVL and the forum “Fossiel.net” The event took place in a small village in the local event hall, although relatively small it was in very familial and convivial atmosphere. The stands where mostly run by collectors full with local European material and all extremely reasonably priced, thus being ideal for young starting collectors visiting with their parents. Also a great effort was made to encourage trading. Fossiel.net had his own stand, also ideal for kids and starting collectors led by the webmasters of “Fossiel.net” with some free samples, advice and help in determination for everyone. They also offered a large range of prepping tools, boxes, labels,.. to organize your collection. A part of the hall was arranged with tables and a bar for a little rest and a nice chitchat with fellow amateur and professional paleontologists in company of a piece of pie, a coffee or a nice local Belgian beer. I had the opportunity to meet up with a lot of friends and meet people I only heard from forums. And my daughter got her own share of books and a few new fossils for her own little collection. My acquisitions where mostly prepping material and boxes for my collection, although I also bought 2 trilobites from a location that has been closed for more than a decade. And I got a whole box of geological magazines and papers from a good friend. So this has been a very nice way to spend my Sunday. I’m certainly looking forward to next year’s edition. I say: well done to the organisation and participants of this Event. Kevin Houben
  9. Carboniferous Ferns of Pennsylvania Nancy and I displayed some of our fern fossils from St. Clair at the Delaware Valley Paleontological Society Fossil Fair this weekend (Apr 6-7/2013) in Plymouth Meeting, PA. For the backgrounds, we used illustrations of Carboniferous swamps we bought online - there are several artists who illustrate paleozoic scenes. Our most impressive fossil was a large piece covered with bright orange fern leaves. We also included Calamites bark and Annularia leaves, sphenophyllum (which are "non-fern shaped" leaves), and pieces that had multiple species (alethopteris, neuropteris, pecopteris, cyclopteris, etc.) and a distinctive fern seed. Some of our finds have as many as half a dozen species on one specimen. We greatly enjoy attending the DVPS meetings each month in Philadelphia, their field trips, and events. Here are some photos of our Fossil Fair display:
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