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  1. Last Friday and last Sunday I visited the quarry Mistelgau in Bavaria. Its since 2005 abandoned and a very beautiful geotop. But you can still find fossils there! It's possible to find various Jurassic fossils like ammonites, gastropodes, marine reptile bones .... I was mainly interested in finding some Ichthyosaur bones and all in all I was quite successful. Here is a picture of the quarry: Belemnits can be found everywhere ... I found 6 Ichthyosaur vertebrae and 5 paddle bones. The vertebrae: The two associated vertebrae are my favourite ones. Unprepped: And prepped: The preparation wasn't too easy. It took 3 or 4 hours. Some more detailed pictures of vertebrae: Unprepped: Prepped:
  2. Some bones from Mistelgau

    Recently I visited a clay pit near Mistelgau in Bavaria. It's a kinda famous quarry because of the "belemnite battle field". Huge plates with hundreds/thousands belemnites come from there. But you can also findother fossils like ammonites and also bones. I already was there a few times and I mainly found ammonites and of course belemnites. But this time I also found some bones in the area of the Belemnite battle field. They were just laying therebut it was kinda difficult to find them because they are round, Belemnites are round etc. so I more or less crawled through the quarry So here are two picture of the quarry: The typical ground there: Lots of belemnites, some ammonites and very rare other fossils like bones. I found two types of bones. Firstly Ichthyosaur paddle bones: Here is a picture of all the paddle bones I found (unprepped): Mostly they were kinda small but I was able to find a nice one with a length of 3 cm: And here is another detailed picture of a small one (1cm)
  3. This is a Plesiosaur paddle right?

    Hi, Saw this for sale, was thinking of purchasing it, but wanted to confirm if this is indeed Plesiosaur. it is quite large for a partial paddle at 14 inches in length and from the Goulmima region in Morocco. Thanks.
  4. Yesterday a packet arrived at my place ... It doesnt look spectacular .... But it contains my prepped Ichtyosaur vertebrae ! About two weeks ago I sent Roger Furze (ludwigia) three Ichthyosaur vertebrae for preparation. And he really did a great job !! All of them are from Holzmaden (Lower Jurassic) and were found in the last or in this year. Enjoy: The first one is a very good preserved Ichthyosaur vertebra. Here is the unprepared condition: And here is it prepared: It is about 3 cm long and I found it last year in Holzmaden. There is a bit pyrite on it, which is very nice ! The other side: And from another angle:
  5. Marine reptile paddle bones?

    Hi folks I've been digging through a few lumps of rock I collected a couple of years ago from Aust, Gloucestershire, UK which is rich in plesiosaur stuff among other things. I found these two pieces (three now :/ ) which were touching. I'm guessing they're plesi paddle bones. Am I right? Thanks John
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