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Found 37 results

  1. Nautilus

    From the album Bobby’s ammonites

    Nautilus Fossil ,Golden Cap near Lyme Regis
  2. Nautilus

    From the album Bobby’s ammonites

    Chalk Nautilus Beer Head, Dorset uk
  3. Hi guys, last week I was on holiday in Austria and had the chance to hunt at the area of Adnet. There you can find fossils in the red "Adneter Schichten" which are lower jurassic deposits. I was there twice for about 4 hours at all and I found some cool stuff! At my first visit I found plenty of ammonites, one nautilus and some bivalves. It was a very rainy day. Here is a picture of the site: And this is the only ammonite I could prepped until now: Its a 5 cm long Phylloceras. A kinda common species there. The prep work is really difficult, because there is no really separation layer between stone and fossil. I didnt prepped the nautilus until now so I can you show a picture of the unprepped example: On my second visit the weather was very good (maybe even too hot ). Because of that and because of the enormous luck I had I found some shark teeth I didnt really expect to find one although I had already saw some teeth from there on the internet. But I didnt found one I found many Here are the 4 nicest ones until now: The first one is very fragile and 1 cm long: The second shark tooth is about 2 cm long and I like the combination with a crinoid stem: Then this one is about 1.2 cm long and seems to be only a fragment. But I still like it And last but not least the find of the day: A 2.6 cm long shark tooth!! I will try to take better pictures of last and biggest shark tooth after cutting the stone a bit smaller. At the moment the tooth is on a huge stone! The prep work on the shark teeth was also very hard because the teeth are very fragile and the stone is very hard. I prepped it with different needles and with my air scribe I am very pleased with those finds I assume that all shark teeth are Sphenodus shark teeth. Thanks for watching! Hope you enjoyed
  4. I arrived home last week and after few days of reorientation I managed to get down to prepping the few finds I had made there. There was lots to do with family and friends this time around, but I did manage to get out on 2 day trips. I also slipped out to the Georgian Bay shore at Big Bay for a couple of hours and found this 14cm. long orthocone nautiloid. Don't know what to call it yet, so I'd appreciate it if someone could give me an idea. The stratigraphy is upper Ordovician Queenston Formation. The first day trip was with @Monica and Viola. They took me to Etobicoke and Mimico Creeks in the Greater Metropolitan Toronto area, fed me well with such delicacies as smoked meat and brownies and provided me with enough to drink. I kept my finds down to a minimum, threw a bivalve and a brachiopod in the bag, but I was actually concentrating on finding a half decent nautilus, which I eventually did at Etobicoke Creek. Actually there are 3 of them in the block, one on one side and two on the other. Im calling them Treptoceras until someone teaches me better. This matrix is really tough to prep! I still have another one from MImico Creek which I may just end up sanding and polishing. Here are the two shellfish Byssonchia sp.? Not sure at all about that, but I think that the Brachiopod could be Strophomena sp. Uhoh. Running out of bytes. Looks like I'll have to turn the page to get to Kane.
  5. If you ever travel across Russia you can see fossils even in the subway and in the facing of buildings (In Moscow and Saint Petersburg). Once an acquaintance walked with a dog along the embankment in the center of St. Petersburg next to his house and found fossil trilobite right in the stone that broke off from the Neva river bank. He had to quickly run home to take a hammer In the Moscow metro, there are more than 50 stations where you can meet the fossils of ammonites, corals, nautilus, belemnites and other ancient animals that lived on Earth in the dinosaurs era. Among them there are both small and large enough - the size of the largest "inhabitant" of the metro is 60 centimeters in diameter. They come across not only at old stations, but also on new ones - it all depends on from what material are the walls built. Materials containing remains of fossil organisms were brought from deposits in Armenia, Georgia, the Urals, the Crimea, Italy and the Moscow region. Most of the fossils in marble limestones (the transition stage between limestone and marble) from the Georgian deposits of Salieti and Moliti.
  6. My youngest son went to the eastern part of this state, (Montana) to do some paddle fish fishing, (and caught one too!) and also went on a short day fossil hunt. He didnt find much, but he did get one great big concretion. this was inside with part of it hanging on the outside. He left it here at my house and I did about 20 minutes of rock removal to expose most of it. I dont mean to take away my sons thunder, but being that I am the "Great Father", there is nothing he can do. Actually he could easily kick the cowpoop out of me but I dont think he will do that? Oh, I think this is Eutrephoceras from the Pierre Shale Formation. RB
  7. So, I found this today in the Paleocene Aquia Formation of Maryland. Obviously it can't be an ammonite, because they were already extinct. It's a Nautilus steinkern, right, not some sort of gastropod? Thanks! Matt
  8. Ilminster Nautilus

    From the album Jurassic stuff uk

  9. Nautilus ID

    Trying to find a definitive identification for this nautiloid? Anyone know of any science-based paper online to refer to the Ma'der region of Morocco during this period of time and the cephalopod fauna? Any info appreciated. Devonian section in the Tafilalt, Ma'der region, Anti-Atlas, Morocco. (Clymenia genus ammonoid? do they get this large and the chamber/whorls are very similar to nautiloids)
  10. Hello all, I've seen many ammonite fossils and nautilus fossils, and I'm always wondering, how are they so smooth to touch? Is it because they have been polished after removing from rocks? Or is it depending on the species and minerals that make up the fossil? Besides, how do I remove ammonites/nautilus from rocks without damaging them? Thanks for all replies!
  11. Cephalopod Shell Color!

    Hello all! Recently I have been obsessed with cephalopods and realized there is a real lack of reconstructions of the color patterns on extinct nautiloids and ammonites! This led me to compile a list of known fossil color patterns on cephalopods. After a year of on and off research, I found about 90 species of cephalopods retaining official or undescribed, original patterning on their shells. These are the first 15 species on my list. The color markings are based both on descriptions and photographs of the fossil material. The shades of the markings are based on the fossils, but also inferred. I Hope you will appreciate my work!
  12. From the album Some of my best Sheppey fossils

    This is a selections of my nautilus collection from the Isle of Sheppey's London clay. The nautilus on Sheppey are often crushed or heavily pyritised but occasionally good quality 3D specimens can turn up.
  13. Is this a nautilus?

    Found this in a creek bed after we had 30 inches of rain. Is this a nautilus?
  14. I found a very nice variety of items while hunting my new favorite creek. I think the formation is Eagle Ford. I found a nice ammonite bed that I"ll start checking after a good rise. I had to leave the 50 lb + ammonite until I can get a boat or raft in there to float it out 2 miles. The old US military button was my favorite find of the day. The button is 1902 or later but still very old and makes you wonder how it ended up there? Two of the shark teeth are pretty big.
  15. From the album Some of my best Sheppey fossils

    This is a beautiful calcite cast of the centre of a cimomia imperialis nautilus. You can clearly see the septa and siphuncle detail.
  16. Help ID... nautiloid?

    Found yesterday in dirt, directly alongside a creekbed in NNW San Antonio. I took a picture of it before I pulled it out then the subsequent photos are post cleaning. I have found many like this but this was different in that the segments were separate but still in the same place. I thought it was a nautiloid but those other pieces with it seemed odd. It's about 5 inches long and 3 1/2 inches tall. Thanks to your help in advance!
  17. you're degrading

    as usual with this publication,very well illustrated account a continuation of the ongoing effort(the results of which are mostly published in the same publication)to understand molluscan taphonomy. Grade on the Doush qualitymeter**: 10(out of ten) those of you who abhor principal component analysis and boxplots: you are hereby warned beforehand.Open at your own peril A word of caution:as with most neontological studies,it begs the question of how all of that would translate to the deeper time fossil record. It might possibly increase recognition of condensed sections and/or hardgrounds,methinks **patent pending
  18. Nautilus triadicus (Mojsisovics)

  19. Quick Denton Trip

    Couple weeks ago I was able to find a day off to go and look for some dead things...:) Denton is 5 hrs away from Houston but I wanted to go there and explore the surrounding areas, left Houston early, arrive at 11am and spent until 6pm when the sun decided it was enough for me...and then back to Houston. I arrived at midnight happy and tired. A Brown / Reddish Ammo and what I believe is a FAT Nautilus where the best finds of the day. I thought the nautilus was way bigger than the Ammo but both are exactly 8 inches in diameter, however the Nautilus has easily twice the mass. Three in situ pics are shown. I was able to work for 4-5 hrs at HGMS on the Ammo and I show how it looks now.
  20. This piece arrived by way of Copper Canyon in Chihuahua, Mexico. Its owner is inquiring if it's an authentic piece and the best way it could get appraised.
  21. Quick hunt in Frick

    I want to show you some impressions of a very quick hunt in Frick near Basel. There exist a small quarry beside the "real" quarry, where you can saerch fossils. The fossils comes from the "Arietenkalk" (Jurassic). The most common fossil is the oyster Gryphaea, but you can also find ammonites or nautiloids. Like i said before i didnt had much time so i didnt find much Some pictures of the "quarry": In the background you can see the "real" quarry. From this quarry comes the material on the small one ... A block with many Gryphaea: I only found and salvage some bivalves .... But i saw some great fossils ! I was very angry that i couldn salvage this huge (30 cm) nautilus ... the stone was too hard
  22. nautilus

    Found while collecting in New Hanover County, N.C. This nautiloid is a occasional find in this quarry.
  23. From the album Isle of Sheppey Eocene

    This is a picture of my ever growing nautilus collection from the Isle of Sheppey.
  24. Hello everyone! Sorry for again asking your help, but hereby I have some fossils I would like to identify. The reason I put them together in one topic is because I bought them all from the same shop. They have all been purchased the same day at the same location (shop in London). For most of them I do not know where they come from nor the age. Fossil #1: Fossil insect (Liaoning, China; Early Cretaceous) ---> note on back "stone fly [...]" ? Fossil #2: Fossil nautilus (Southern France???) Fossil #3: Fossil ammonite (could be Cleoniceras?) Fossil #4: Fossil sea-shell, gastropod If you want to know how much I bought them for, just ask me in the replies (£). Thank you already for your help! Max
  25. Do you own a nautilus/nautili that was found/purchased from the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, UK? If you do please can you help me to compile a bit of information. I would be extremely grateful if anyone with a Sheppey nautilus could let me know the location the specimen now resides in (Museum, County, State, Province etc) and if possible a picture of the specimen with the species name if known. Also if you have seen one in a museum please can you let me know which museum. Myself and another collector on the Island were talking about how prolific the Sheppey London clay has been over the years and this raised the question on how far spread the Sheppey fossils may be. I will start things off with my own little collection of Sheppey nautili, still at home on the island. Many thanks in advance for any information you can provide!