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#1 Dromiopsis

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:19 PM

Hello!

Here a little movie my hunt of Agnostids in the upper Cambrian of Kinnekulle in Sweden last week...as you know...when you don't have the rigth tools..it's can be tricky!...


Ps..the little tree is still alive!!!!

Enjoy

D



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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:29 PM

Stunning. Where in Sweden is this? Not going back for a couple of years but not heard of this place?

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:33 PM

Stunning. Where in Sweden is this? Not going back for a couple of years but not heard of this place?

Hello Kosmoceras,
Kinnekulle is a hill along the lake Vänern, famous place for the Cambrian and Ordovician period.

D

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:38 PM

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:47 PM

Love the music - Theme song to the old Benny Hill show! That little sapling took a licking but kept on ticking.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:56 PM

Great video and a lot of hard work went into busting that hunk of rock out. Glad you were not hurt as it looked like a big chunk!
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:59 PM

Wow, that's a great report! thanks to share :)

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:14 PM

It doesn't get better when all you have to do is pull down a mass of rock to get to a mass of fossils.

P.S. I'm glad the little tree is ok. :)

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:31 PM

I was waiting for the Benny Hill girls to run across the screen.....LOL.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:03 AM

amaazing! how many are there on that plate! beautifull..wish we had that down here!

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:47 AM

I was waiting for the Benny Hill girls to run across the screen.....LOL.


I would have liked but I had a limited budget..... ;)

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:24 PM

Well, that was worth the sweat. Nice work!

Greetings from the Lake of Constance. Roger


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:36 PM

Well, that was worth the sweat. Nice work!

Thanks Roger!
But at 5°C....not too much sweat....I slept in my car....but I am very well equiped for cold nigths

in attachments....coffe on Orthoceratid rocks....and my "Huntfossil car"..the morning at Kinnekulle (Hällekis)

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:34 PM

Wow, so dense. Were they mostly disarticulated?

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:49 AM

Wow, so dense. Were they mostly disarticulated?

Hello Saurornitholestes ,

99.99999%are disarticulated...researchers have found only 3 specimen complete in theses kind of layers

By my side, I perhaps found one....but I have to clean it to see the thorax segments.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:47 AM

Sweet! That's maybe a 100 jillion trilobites! Score!

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:15 PM

Great video presentation! Loved the final result. Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:01 PM

wow!
maybe this is what would happen if you hurt the little tree

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:55 PM

wow!
maybe this is what would happen if you hurt the little tree

:D I promise to make an update about the health of this little tree next time I will go...must wait 2 years I think ......
But..when I look in details the pursuers in the picture......

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:51 PM

Ha! 'Yakety Sax' by Boots Randolph, in case anyone is wondering.
At first glance I would not have expected to get that big a chunk out of that outcrop, but I have put even more work into excavating fossils at my local site! Looks like you have a complete one there... at those odds you've won the lottery!
I love the Orthoceras slab, too... I wonder if the shell is intact and can these be prepped out? I ask only because every other 'Orthoceras' you see for sale from Morocco, China, etc, is polished down to the septa. :(




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