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indominus rex
37 minutes ago, belemniten said:

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That is a really beautifully preserved fish! You can see how well even the scales are preserved, I know some people who have found amazing ammonites that were massive and even a reptile skull I believe. I hope to someday go to Solnhofen. 

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Bobby Rico

I think you did really very well and found some treasures. I do love that ammonite. Thank you for the great report and showing us your finds. All the best Bobby 

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Monica

I think you did really well!!!  And it's interesting to see the differences in quality of preservation between the two sites - your fish from Solnhofen are fantastic!!!  I am partial to invertebrates, though, so I'd have to say that I love the floating crinoid and the ammonite my favourites :wub:

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

By the way - are you going to prep out your floating crinoid any further, @belemniten?  I'm just wondering because I have one myself (purchased from @Kasia) and I'm wondering if it's worthwhile to have someone prep it out further or if it would be best to leave it as-is...

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Indagator
1 hour ago, belemniten said:

 

In comparison to the quarry in Blumenberg fossils are much more common there in general but the preservation is often not so good. 
For example most of the fishes are disarticulated:

You base this on your finds or on what you have heard? I could show you some excellent preserved specimen if you like. Also from other locations..

 

Still nice finds for the time you had:D.I go there for 5 years now and I will go again for two weeks in August.

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The Amateur Paleontologist

Wonderful finds! I'd love to go collecting over there one day :)  I really like the fish

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caldigger
49 minutes ago, Indagator said:

You base this on your finds or on what you have heard? I could show you some excellent preserved specimen if you like. Also from other locations..

 

Still nice finds for the time you had:D.I go there for 5 years now and I will go again for two weeks in August.

I am sure you can feel free to post some of your finds for the rest of us to enjoy as well.

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FossilsAnonymous

You did a great job here. That fish is beautifully preserved. Some of those crinoids were nice as well. Thanks! :D

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WhodamanHD
3 hours ago, belemniten said:

I learned many new things and I had much fun , which is probably more important when you visit a location for the first time !

That’s probably true the world over, a large amount of fossil hunting is skill. You need to get a feel for a place and it’s fossils in order to really start finding some good ones. I think the ones you found are pretty cool though!

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belemniten
3 hours ago, indominus rex said:

That is a really beautifully preserved fish! You can see how well even the scales are preserved, I know some people who have found amazing ammonites that were massive and even a reptile skull I believe. I hope to someday go to Solnhofen. 

Thanks :)

Oh wow. Would love to find a reptile skull :ighappy:

 

2 hours ago, Bobby Rico said:

I think you did really very well and found some treasures. I do love that ammonite. Thank you for the great report and showing us your finds. All the best Bobby 

Thanks Bobby !!!

 

1 hour ago, Monica said:

I think you did really well!!!  And it's interesting to see the differences in quality of preservation between the two sites - your fish from Solnhofen are fantastic!!!  I am partial to invertebrates, though, so I'd have to say that I love the floating crinoid and the ammonite my favourites :wub:

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

By the way - are you going to prep out your floating crinoid any further, @belemniten?  I'm just wondering because I have one myself (purchased from @Kasia) and I'm wondering if it's worthwhile to have someone prep it out further or if it would be best to leave it as-is...

Thanks Monica! 

I already tried to prep them a bit but the result is not satisfying as you can see. I am not sure which tools you can use to get a better result or if that is even possible. 

 

1 hour ago, Indagator said:

You base this on your finds or on what you have heard? I could show you some excellent preserved specimen if you like. Also from other locations..

 

Still nice finds for the time you had:D.I go there for 5 years now and I will go again for two weeks in August.

Thanks! The sentence you quoted is based on both, on my personal experience and on what I heard.  But it is clear that you can find nice things there as well! A family who digged beside me found a beautiful and large fish :ninja:

Good luck in your hunt! So you collect the whole two weeks? 

 

I would love to see some of your fossils! Please post them :)

 

1 hour ago, The Amateur Paleontologist said:

Wonderful finds! I'd love to go collecting over there one day :)  I really like the fish

Thanks for the kind words! 

 

17 minutes ago, FossilsAnonymous said:

You did a great job here. That fish is beautifully preserved. Some of those crinoids were nice as well. Thanks! :D

Thanks :D

 

2 minutes ago, WhodamanHD said:

That’s probably true the world over, a large amount of fossil hunting is skill. You need to get a feel for a place and it’s fossils in order to really start finding some good ones. I think the ones you found are pretty cool though!

You are completely right! Let's see what I can find next time :) Thanks! 

From my place I need about 3 hours to the area of Solnhofen so I will hopefully can visit the location again in the near future! 

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WhodamanHD
2 minutes ago, belemniten said:

Let's see what I can find next time :) Thanks! 

I see an Archaeopteryx in your future!:D 

Good Luck!

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RJB

Looks like you had a lot of fun.  Im with Monica too.  Would like to see these things all prepped up nicely.   Im sure air abrasive with the correct media would do a good job of it.  Good luck and nice report.

 

RB

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ynot

Looks like You did good!:dinothumb:

Got some enviable finds for sure.:envy:

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belemniten
3 hours ago, WhodamanHD said:

I see an Archaeopteryx in your future!:D 

Good Luck!

:hearty-laugh: Thanks! 

 

2 hours ago, RJB said:

Looks like you had a lot of fun.  Im with Monica too.  Would like to see these things all prepped up nicely.   Im sure air abrasive with the correct media would do a good job of it.  Good luck and nice report.

 

RB

Thanks! To bad that I don't have air abrasion but I am planning to get one in the future. I think a needle with a good microscope would be good too but I also don't have a microscope :ninja:

 

2 hours ago, ynot said:

Looks like You did good!:dinothumb:

Got some enviable finds for sure.:envy:

Thanks for the kind words Tony!!! 

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FranzBernhard

Thank you for taking us to Solnhofen! And congratulations to your finds!
Franz Bernhard

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Kasia
7 hours ago, Monica said:

I think you did really well!!!  And it's interesting to see the differences in quality of preservation between the two sites - your fish from Solnhofen are fantastic!!!  I am partial to invertebrates, though, so I'd have to say that I love the floating crinoid and the ammonite my favourites :wub:

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

By the way - are you going to prep out your floating crinoid any further, @belemniten?  I'm just wondering because I have one myself (purchased from @Kasia) and I'm wondering if it's worthwhile to have someone prep it out further or if it would be best to leave it as-is...

Floating crinoids are cute even unprepared :) 

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The largest plate I managed to carry home includes 21 specimens and measures more than 70 cm :)

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Indagator

Here are two specimen of crustea. First one is a full grown specimen te other is a larva. 

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Indagator

plesioteutis sp. CIMG2917.thumb.jpg.0de5a5b651a8809cd7bacd9033c2b46e.jpg

 

another squid; quite rare most people dont recognise them but i forgot its name....

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Indagator

CIMG2916.thumb.jpg.951f56c1aa050bb8862c3620c15b7b3b.jpg

Aspidorhynchus acutirostris

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Indagator

CIMG2931.thumb.jpg.5cef0947359e2c327b4aed49b4560d35.jpg

 

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some crocodile poop with fish remains in it  and a worn crocodile tooth

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Indagator

some finds of the direct environment of Solnhofen. So not Solhnofen "plattenkalk" but i hope you all appreciate these as well ;) 

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Nimravis

Great trip report and finds- I would love to go there some day.

 

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belemniten
14 hours ago, FranzBernhard said:

Thank you for taking us to Solnhofen! And congratulations to your finds!
Franz Bernhard

Thanks :)

 

@Kasia Some very nice example ! Thanks for sharing :ighappy: 

 

@Indagator Thanks for sharing all those beauties ! 

I especially like the plesioteutis, the larva and the croc tooth ! Good luck on your next trip !

 

5 hours ago, Nimravis said:

Great trip report and finds- I would love to go there some day.

 

Thanks ! I am sure that you will have the chance to visit it one day ;)

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