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Quick fieldwork in the devonian before the storm


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Saturday we went back to the south of Belgium to check out the quarry where I like to hunt for goniatites.

The last 6 months there was litlle activity in the quarry and I was hoping that things had changed by now and the would have dug further, but alas there stil was no change.

Still the bad weather and the storms of this winter cleaned out a lot of debris, we did find some nice fossils.

At 1 pm we had to give up searching and ran back to the car due to heavy downpour and wind.

 

Start of the day, gray and windy , but still dry:

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ptospecting the rubble , the first fossils apear:

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A big goniatite in the mud: Carinoceras sp. some parts of the shell missing.

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peeking out of the dirt:

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A little game for the TFF members, find the goniatite:

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the 2 best finds of the day:

 

From Natalie a cute piece of placoderm:

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For me, I picked up a crinoid calix, I still have to remove some of the sediment around it:

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And  we brought this one home to show to@Tidgy's Dad a large brachiopod :)

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Tidgy's Dad

Nice finds, guys! 

I like the cephalopods and placoderm but the brachiopod is the best! 

Thanks for thinking of me.:)

It looks like Cyrtospirifer verneuili from some angles, but perhaps not so much from others. 

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1 minute ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Nice finds, guys! 

I like the cephalopods and placoderm but the brachiopod is the best! 

Thanks for thinking of me.:)

It looks like Cyrtospirifer verneuili from some angles, but perhaps not so much from others. 

Not a Cyrtospirifer verneuilli , we are looking in to it to put a name on it, we’ll let you know when we got the correct id :)

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:)

 

Looks like you had a good day despite the weather.

 

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15 minutes ago, Ludwigia said:

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:)

 

Looks like you had a good day despite the weather.

 

:yay-smiley-1:Good job Roger

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Nice stuff!  Congrats on adding the placoderm armour and crinoid calyx to your collection! 

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So jealous that you find those big Gonaitites there. All I find are tiny guys. :/  Beautiful finds!

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Cleanup in progress from the Carinoceras

 

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