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Hi all! Today I'd like to introduce you to another place to hunt for small Oxfordian fossils, a quarry by the village of Timonino, located to the east of Moscow. The finds and hunting method are pretty much the same as in the previous site. Basically, surface collecting small Oxfordian fossils, usually gastropods, is a distinct sort of fossil hunting in the Moscow region. To the east of the city lies a sort of "Oxfordian belt" with similar geologic setting, finds and hunting conditions. Here's a map of the Oxfordian sites in the region. The quarries in operation are marke
From the album: Delaware FossilsA Gryphea vomer bivalve made itself at home atop the internal mold of a tiny Baculites ovatus cephalopod. The whole thing is about 3 cm tall. Found in the Cretaceous spoils sands of the C&D Canal, Delaware
Chris Jones posted a topic in Fossil IDHello, I found this. It looks like a bit of a large gryphaea, but it's probably not. Sorry there's no scale, it is 6cm long. I found it in Northamptonshire, UK. Thanks.
I am fortunate to live in a fossiliferous neighborhood in Fort Worth Texas. Not only have I found a strata of gryphea across the street from my house, but I have found pelecypods in my backyard and an ammonite in Arcadia park down the street from where I live. Just recently I found more gryphea in my yard. All of the fossils in my neighborhood are, according to my research, Lower Cretaceous in age. I took one of my grandsons down to one site a mere one hundred yards from my home and he found excellent specimens of gryphea. (Samples are attached). Have any of my fellow Texans found gryphe