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Devonian microfossils from Arkona

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Foozil

Very nice finds!! I love Palaeozoic microfossils :envy::wub::drool: Also, great photography.

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Greg.Wood

A few more that wouldn't fit in the original post:

 

More crinoid fragments

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Crinoid calyx and another partial

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Crinoid holdfast

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Microcyclus thedfordensis

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Corals and bryozoans

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doushantuo

Nice finds,Greg!

Pretty good photography too

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Manticocerasman

Oh, fantastic post Greg, nice pictures :)

Do you have the exact age of the fossils. looks like a late devonian fauna to me.

 

 

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Al Dente

Very nice.

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Kane
1 hour ago, Manticocerasman said:

Oh, fantastic post Greg, nice pictures :)

Do you have the exact age of the fossils. looks like a late devonian fauna to me.

 

 

in the lower 380s of MYA. early Givetian stage, so mid-Devonian, at the more upper end.

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Phevo

Very nice pictures thanks for sharing with us

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Manticocerasman
Just now, Kane said:

in the lower 380s of MYA. early Givetian stage, so mid-Devonian, at the more upper end.

Thx Kane 380MYA, thats about the same age as the Frasnian - Fammenian border where I collect fossils in my area

 

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Kane
1 minute ago, Manticocerasman said:

Thx Kane 380MYA, thats about the same age as the Frasnian - Fammenian border where I collect fossils in my area

 

I thought that stage was more in the 370s? That is certainly an exciting time as it marks the Kellwasser extinction event. The Givetian was still pretty pleasant times, at least where these fossils were once situated. :D In the Arkona proper, there is a great deal of turbidity, caused by storms, accounting for all the mud, which was constantly being reworked.

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Fossildude19

Great post, Greg!

Nice fossils and photography!

Well done. :) 

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old bones

These are great! What beautiful fossils you have in that matrix. Love the photos. :)

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Bullsnake

:wub:

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Jeffrey P

Magnificent collection there Greg. I'm really impressed by both the specimens and the photography. I'm not used to see such biodiversity of micro fossils from the Devonian. Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

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marguy

Congratulations, very nice finds and pictures!!! :wub:  Thanks for sharing.

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KCMOfossil

Well done!  I like the organization and quality of your photos.  The size variation within a single species is fascinating.

 

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ynot

:thumbsu::thumbsu:

very nice, thanks for sharing.

 

Are You using a photo stacker?

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Tidgy's Dad

Incredibly good photos of a fascinating micro fauna. 

One of those crinoid stems is simply astonishingly beautiful and I love the tentaculites and the hyoliths in particular :wub:

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Greg.Wood

 

1 hour ago, ynot said:

Are You using a photo stacker?

I tried, but it didn't work very well this time. I ended up using ms paint to cut out sharper images and paste them over the blurry ones.

 

1 hour ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

One of those crinoid stems is simply astonishingly beautiful and I love the tentaculites and the hyoliths in particular

Some of my favorites as well. Most of the hyoliths are broken so I was quite happy when I finally found this one:

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Tidgy's Dad
8 minutes ago, Greg.Wood said:

 

I tried, but it didn't work very well this time. I ended up using ms paint to cut out sharper images and paste them over the blurry ones.

 

Some of my favorites as well. Most of the hyoliths are broken so I was quite happy when I finally found this one:

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That's a beaut! Excellent preservation! :envy:

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Ludwigia

Nice collection! And the great thing about it is that it doesn't take up much space :) I think you've done just fine with the ids. Is that all from one dig or did you take several loads?

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Greg.Wood
19 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

Nice collection! And the great thing about it is that it doesn't take up much space :) I think you've done just fine with the ids. Is that all from one dig or did you take several loads?

I took two trips, one bucket to start and see if it was worthwhile then I went back and filled 3 more when we had a bit of a thaw. I'll have to look for some gravel beds next year where the river has done some of the work for me...a 5 gallon bucket of clay only yields about 1-2 cups of matrix.

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Ludwigia
2 hours ago, Greg.Wood said:

I took two trips, one bucket to start and see if it was worthwhile then I went back and filled 3 more when we had a bit of a thaw. I'll have to look for some gravel beds next year where the river has done some of the work for me...a 5 gallon bucket of clay only yields about 1-2 cups of matrix.

Thanks. Did you fill them in the north or the south pit? Or the river bank?

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JohnBrewer

What a fab collection. Great photography too. :) 

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