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4 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Really nice specimen.:)

Not Moroccan,though. 

Oh geez, I really said that “they come from there” when I meant to say they DON’T :DOH:

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gigantoraptor

Today I received the prize from @ziggycardon's contest. 

 

It's a very fun package. Here are some of my favourites.

 

Volcanic ash of the Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland. From the 2010 eruption.

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My very first goniatite. Goniatites sp. from the Devonian of Erfoud, Morocco.

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Some baltic amber from Finland. Didn't have any fossil from Finland before, so extra nice.

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Last picture, an eggshell from what's said to be Gastornis giganteum from the Eocene of France.

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There is also a Belemnite from the Netherlands, Micromatrix from Waurika in Oklahoma, some crinoid fragments, Belgian shark teeth, Belgian brachs, a vulcanic stone from the Etna and an example of the Thai shield bug Tessaratoma papillosa

 

Thank you Ziggycardon for the very nice package.

 

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ziggycardon
On 5/16/2019 at 11:34 AM, gigantoraptor said:

Today I received the prize from @ziggycardon's contest. 

 

It's a very fun package. Here are some of my favourites.

 

Volcanic ash of the Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland. From the 2010 eruption.

image.png.ca466639ac6ad9847e776cc938d794d4.png

 

My very first goniatite. Goniatites sp. from the Devonian of Erfoud, Morocco.

image.png.e0b9e027317d0d41d0b7dd9aca8e8c1a.png

 

Some baltic amber from Finland. Didn't have any fossil from Finland before, so extra nice.

image.png.17cc2db879b1d3297a047bd7a65c44bd.png

 

Last picture, an eggshell from what's said to be Gastornis giganteum from the Eocene of France.

image.png.66ddf42d46bf78fd590b2d2d125021c8.png

 

There is also a Belemnite from the Netherlands, Micromatrix from Waurika in Oklahoma, some crinoid fragments, Belgian shark teeth, Belgian brachs, a vulcanic stone from the Etna and an example of the Thai shield bug Tessaratoma papillosa

 

Thank you Ziggycardon for the very nice package.

 

I am glad to hear that it arrived safely, I hope you're happy with the small bunch. :) 

Regarding the Gastornis egg shell, the oogenus is called Ornitholithus :) 

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Abstraktum

+ 1 for fossilized crackers. For sure. :zzzzscratchchin:

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ziggycardon
On 5/21/2019 at 7:29 AM, caldigger said:

Are you sure?!

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:zzzzscratchchin:

 

On 5/21/2019 at 8:09 AM, Abstraktum said:

+ 1 for fossilized crackers. For sure. :zzzzscratchchin:

Who knew Arthrapleuro was the original cookie monster :D 

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But yes it really resembles a cracker perhaps due to it being a negative imprint :D 
But all joking aside, did some research on Arthropleura segments as I never seen one before when I found this one for sale, but they do match with wat is known and they are occasional finds at the location. :) 
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265412228_New_morphological_features_of_Arthropleura_sp_Myriapoda_Diplopoda_based_on_new_specimens_from_the_Upper_Carboniferous_of_Lower_Silesia_Poland

http://www.paleontology.cz/clanky/arthropleura-armata.html

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ziggycardon
On 5/21/2019 at 4:03 PM, Misha said:

Here is an Apateon I received in the mail quite recently.

Not the best preservation but it was really cheap and I decided to pick it up,

This is now my first fossil amphibian I have added to the collection, hope I will get more from the Permian like Eryops because those animals are fascinating to me.

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That's one good looking Apateon! :) 

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Yoda

Friend of my inlaws heard that I am into fossil collecting. (I think he has some sort of qualification in geology). He didn't want this book anymore, so sent it to me.

 

It was printed in 1940, so quite out of date. 

But since there aren't too many book on Paleobotany, I am pleased to have it. 

 

 

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Randyw

Found this at my local rock shop not too long ago....

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Randyw

Another pic if it loads

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Randyw

Nope sorry won’t let me upload another...

 

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Tidgy's Dad
5 minutes ago, Randyw said:

Found this at my local rock shop not too long ago....

Scyphocrinites elegans, Upper Silurian, Erfoud region, Morocco, I think.

Very nice.:)

Try loading the other photo now. If it's more than 3.95 MB you will have to resize it. 

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Randyw

It worked that time!

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Randyw

I stopped back out there today and they had some curled trilobites about the size of 00- buck for .50 cents apiece.

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Tidgy's Dad
2 hours ago, Randyw said:

I stopped back out there today and they had some curled trilobites about the size of 00- buck for .50 cents apiece.

I have no idea what that actually means, but it sounds really cheap. 

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Randyw

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Monica
On 8/22/2018 at 11:06 AM, Bobby Rico said:

Is this a tiny belemnite ?

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Hey Bobby!

 

I just wanted to draw your attention to a possible identity for specimens such as the one above.  Tim @Fossildude19 has suggested that a similar specimen I recently found at Penn Dixie (also mid-Devonian in age) might be the tentaculitid Styliolina - perhaps the one pictured above from Hungry Hollow belongs to the same genus?  Here is the thread in which Tim commented on my Penn Dixie find:

I hope that all is well!

 

Monica

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Randyw

Nice! I especially like the mounted psittacosaurus 

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ziggycardon
3 hours ago, Randyw said:

Nice! I especially like the mounted psittacosaurus 

Thank you, I am very happy with it! :) 
I've been waiting for it for quite some time and it did not dissapoint, very cool addition to the fossil room :) 

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