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More Triassic Ammonoids prep. (Not the same that those of Andreas ;-))

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Nothos

Hi fossils friends,

 

here is a little taphonomic accumulation plate with many Olenekian (lower Triassic) Ammonoids.

It comes from the Vikinghøgda Formation - Sassendalen group (Sassendalen valley - Spitsbergen island - Svalbard archipelago - Norway)

Most of the Ammonoids are Svalbardiceras spitzbergensis (Freblod, 1930). Associated on the plate is an unidentified orthoconic Nautiloid (never seen this in the associated litterature), a bivalve and a partial Ammonoid from the Hedenstroemiidae family (at the top-left).

Size of the plate is 11,5 X 9,5 cm.

I prepared it with my Dremel engraver in about 8 hours.

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Fossildude19

Wow, that is quite a mortality plate!

Very nice. :wub: 

Thanks for posting! 

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Fossil-Hound

This is stunning! Love the cephalopod. :drool:

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JohnBrewer

Not only is that a great find its fantastic prep using a Dremel which in my experience is a really hard tool to use for prep. Well done! :dinothumb:

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RJB

Wow!   That is really cool Nothos!

 

RB

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Ludwigia

Very nice accumulation plate! You don't get to see stuff from Spitzbergen all that often.

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Peat Burns

Beautiful.  Thanks for posting 

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Jeffrey P

That is a very impressive cephalopod slab and the preparation brought out its beauty. Nice job and thanks for sharing it. Would love to see more Triassic material from Spitzbergen.

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JohnBrian

Great assemblage!

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fossisle

WOW!!

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Wrangellian

Interesting... How do you acquire stuff from Svalbard? Like Roger said, you don't see much stuff from that remote location. Olenekian is pretty soon after the P/T extinction, too!

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Nothos

Hi fossil friends, sorry for the late answer.

 

Well 1st, I would thank you all for your congrats !

 

I collect only Permian and Triassic Cephalopods, and as we say "He who seeks finds" ;)

But for sure, this material is quite unusual. I was lucky to find some on european shows, and for the last lot I acquired (to which belong the plate and some other isolated Ammonoids), I got it from a friend who dug there a few years ago. 

 

I attach a few photos of Spitsberg material from my collection. Most of the Ammonoids are quite small, rarely more than 5 cm.

 

Also a photo of the digging place, Sassendalen is a valley on the west center coast of Spitsberg.

 

 

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Ptychodus04

Very well done.

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