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  1. Recieved these in the mail today. I have several ammonites, no nautilus, and no polished ammonites. These arrived today and are absolutely gorgeous. I like the ammonite, but to be honest I fond the Nautilus absolutely stunning. Not certain if that is opal on the shell or not but it is gorgeous. Just thought I would share.
  2. Michelenoceras & Tornoceras

    From the album Western NY Fossil Hunts

    Michelenoceras ssp. and portion of Tornoceras uniangulare Devonian Hamburg, NY Found 2019
  3. North Texas cracked open unknown

    I’m not sure what I have here. I was thinking it was some type of worn ammonite... it’s been in my rock garden for years and I can’t remember for sure, but think I found it either up near Paris or west of Fort Worth. Regardless, I chipped away at it today to reveal the hidden side. But it was not what I was expecting. (And what are the two small encased stones?)
  4. Found in Central Texas creek bed

    Found this in a creek bed. I have very little knowledge of fossils so just reaching out to those with more knowledge. Just curious to know what I found. Thank you in advance. More pictures here https://imgur.com/gallery/fCevhLW
  5. Hy guys, So I got this nautiloid in a wholesale and when I got home I realized this kind of small "hole" in the inner part of the shell. My doubt is if this is reminiscent of the siphuncle or it was made by someone. What do you think?
  6. On Saturday, whilst - as I thought - recovering from a cold, I spent six hours in the blazing sunshine, hunting for ammonites in the inland exposures of the Beacon Limestone in Somerset, England. It involved a lot of physical exertion, especially for someone who was ill, with the result that it's now two days later and I'm as sick as a dog - and on my 40th birthday, too. If that's not depressing, tell me something that is. Whilst I'm feeling sorry for myself, at least I can take comfort in the fact that I made some pretty good finds. These are just the most photogenic finds, there were many others that were covered in rock and will need some prep. These need prep too, but you can at least get a good idea. Kettle for scale (ahem). Note the two belemnite phragmocones at the front. I was very pleased with this bit. I found it in-situ, and was chuffed when I turned it upside down and saw these two ammonites. The bottom one was preserved like that, with a corner missing. This one, like the previous example, has the characteristic matrix from this layer, which is absolutely packed with trace fossils. The best nautilus of the day. I found three in total.
  7. Nautiloid Siphunculus?

    Hi there folks, Just need to know if I'm seeing this right. This is a piece from Madagascar I recently received. At first I didn't give much attention to it, but today i noticed the three small markings on the center of the piece. My question is: Would that be the reminiscent of the siphunculus of a Nautiloid specimen? Piece is from Madagascar. Thanks in advance, Juliano
  8. Reference Nautilus

    I generally don't collect recent shells unless by chance I happen to see a nice one lying on one of the beaches that I might visit on the odd holiday, but the other day I couldn't resist finally bidding for one of these on our favorite website. I'd been thinking on and off for a long time about getting a recent one for comparison with my fossiliferous ones, and besides, they just look plain beautiful. Nautilus pompilius
  9. I'm visiting Texas from California where fossils aren't readily available and I wanted to bring back an ammonite and trilobite for my girlfriend. This is the first time I've been out of the west coast and want to make it memorable. I was in Mineral Wells Sunday and did find a tiny, partial trilobite but no ammonites. I'm in Austin but I'm willing to drive snarge near anywhere in the state to go on a dig. If anyone wants to show me your collecting sites with the knowledge I'll keep the location to myself I'd greatly appreciate it, and so would my girlfriend. That aside, thanks all for the great posts! I don't think I would've found what I've collected so far without them.
  10. Hi, I will like to seek advise regard this ammoniteis it fake. As the shape and structure is something I never come across. I do not have any information where the ammonite was it found, so I post it here and hope someone ever come across it and can advise.
  11. Hi, Does anyone ever see black nautilus fossil before? I saw this fossil in online but is kind of too perfect so will like to seek advise from you guys, is this a fake fossil or over process nautilus fossil?
  12. Nautilus in situ?

    Hey all. I found this at a local quarry. It looks like a nautilus shell to me. I'd appreciate some other opinions. It sits upright really nicely on my desk. Thanks!
  13. Nautilus Polishing Advice

    I bagged a couple of Nautilus while down at Lyme Regis recently. The one on the left will be a reverse prepper and still has its shell on which is a joy to see. The other is a polish job, I have a vague idea at how to do it, although I’d appreciate if anybody could give me a rundown or step by step guide on how to get it gleeming, as it’s not something I want to go in blind like I usually do. I’d appreciate any advice. Thanks.
  14. Nautilus

    From the album Bobby’s ammonites

    Nautilus Fossil ,Golden Cap near Lyme Regis
  15. Nautilus

    From the album Bobby’s ammonites

    Chalk Nautilus Beer Head, Dorset uk
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Ilminster Nautilus

    From the album Jurassic stuff uk

  22. 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)
  23. 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!
  24. 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!
  25. 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.
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