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Matagne formation hunt ( Late Devonian )

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Manticocerasman

Past weekend we had a "sunny" field trip to my usual hunting spot with the "LITHOS" geology club.

We spent the whole day searching the late Devonian shales and nodules for al kind of fossils, brachiopods, crinoids, cephalopods, corals,...

 

We did find the usual pyritised cephalopods ( manticoceras sp, tornoceras sp. and bactrites sp. ) but to me my biggest prize was when I hit a layer with a lot of goniatite anaptichy :D

 

enjoy the pictures :) :

 

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Darktooth

Wow ! Sweet finds! Thanks for sharing this report and pics. Congratulations on a great hunt!

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Tidgy's Dad

Those pyritized cephalopods are beautiful! :wub:

And the aptychi are great finds! 

Good trip and thanks for the report. :)

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FossilDAWG

:envy: :wub: :drool: :faint:

 

Words fail me.  Emoticons will have to do.

 

Don

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belemniten

Very beautiful fossils ! And your prep work is awesome too :fistbump:

 

I really love the small goniatites !! :envy::envy::wub:

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WhodamanHD

Love the pyritized fossils and the aptychus! Awesome finds!

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FossilSniper

Those pyritized cephalopods make mine look... well..... less good :rofl:
Great finds! 

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ynot

:thumbsu:

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Peat Burns

WOW!  Great spot!

 

Absolutely, positively :envy:

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doushantuo

Scintillating finds,Kev!!!!

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Monica

Congrats on hitting the aptychus jackpot!!! :yay-smiley-1:

 

I'm also :envy::)

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nala

Wow!great finds and pictures!B)

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Ludwigia

Very nice finds! Wouldn't it be nice to someday find Aptychi in place in the shell?

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MeargleSchmeargl

Ooh shiny! :D

 

Looks lovely!

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Manticocerasman

thx for al the replies :)

 

I did find an other realy intereesting fossil, a fragment of a Devonian landplant in a nodule, I had it checked and it turned out to be an Archaeopteris sp. . it is the first time I found plant material at this location. next to the plant material there is a small goniatite, crinoid stems and a few brachiopods in the matrix.

 

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Manticocerasman
5 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

Very nice finds! Wouldn't it be nice to someday find Aptychi in place in the shell?

That would be an amazing find :) mabey next time :D

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