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aplomado

I bought this fossil the other day, a Pennsylvanian amphibian or reptile print from Alabama (Carbon Hill).  I have a fern fossil from the same site.  I'm going to try and mount it to my wall if possible.  Maybe put a wood backing with silicone glue, as it is fairly thin.

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Fossildude19

Awesome footprint! Really stands out! :) 

 

I've seen people mount a piece of coat hanger type wire, by shaping it into a loop, and epoxying it directly to the back of the fossil. 

Good luck.

 

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aplomado

Looking at it, it looks like there may be a fossil on the back!

 

Anyone know what this might be?

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aplomado

Also, the rock is kind of flakey.  Would you all recommend I try some paraloid on it (never used it before)?

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Auspex

I'm drooling here...
What an awesome acquisition!

 

12 minutes ago, aplomado said:

Looking at it, it looks like there may be a fossil on the back!

Anyone know what this might be?

It seems to fit the morphology of Cruziana.

 

See if you can get one of those "membrane" frames that seem to hold its contents as if floating in air (and which keep both sides visible).
I would strongly recommend the penetrating consolidant, thinned down for penetration (and not leaving a heavy shine on the surface).

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aplomado
37 minutes ago, Auspex said:

I'm drooling here...
What an awesome acquisition!

 

It seems to fit the morphology of Cruziana.

 

See if you can get one of those "membrane" frames that seem to hold its contents as if floating in air (and which keep both sides visible).
I would strongly recommend the penetrating consolidant, thinned down for penetration (and not leaving a heavy shine on the surface).

Paraloid or something else?

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Fossildude19
1 hour ago, aplomado said:

Looking at it, it looks like there may be a fossil on the back!

 

Anyone know what this might be?

 

Actually, looks like at least 2 different trackways. 

 

back.thumb.JPG.4979ce36602200b65925cc3d81fd0572.JPG

 

 

This PDF may be useful for you. 

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aplomado

Thank you!

 

I guess I'm not going to be able to really wall mount this one, if it is going to cover up the back.

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Auspex
2 hours ago, aplomado said:

Paraloid or something else?

That seems to be the go-to today.

 

 

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Auspex
1 hour ago, Fossildude19 said:

Actually, looks like at least 2 different trackways.

Quite a dance floor!

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WhodamanHD

Awesome trackway! Wonder if there is any literature on Carboniferous tracks, or if they can be placed in an ichnospecies or ichnogenus.

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Auspex
On 8/8/2018 at 4:26 PM, piranha said:

This is not Cruziana, there are no endopodal scratch marks present.

Thanks, Scott!
This is the type I am familiar with, and likened it to:

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There are no doubt salient details that my limited experience cannot pick out.

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Xiphactinus

I'm not a trackway expert by any means, but could that be a millipede/centipede trackway?

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Foozil

Nice ones! :wub:

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Tidgy's Dad

I love that first footprint! 

Real quality. :)

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