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Today we went on a fieldtrip with the BVP ( https://paleontologie.be/ ) our local geology club to the quarry of Eben Emaal in Belgium, just across the border with Maastricht in the Netherlands.

Here we can prospect Maastrichtian marine deposits.

The fossils that were collected were; Belemnites, oysters, pecten, echinoids and a few shark teeth. there was evan a lucky one who found a mosasaur tooth.

 

personally I did find 4 big echinoids ( hemipneustes striatoradiatus )and a few belemites, my girlfriend found 2 smaller echinoids ( catopygus ) and a few nice shark teeth.

 

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gigantoraptor

This makes the pain only worse, I wanted to go on this trip with the BVP, but I had to work today. 

 

Awesome finds you made, especially those shark teeth are cool.

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Nice finds!

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Great find :envy: Congrats Kevin!

Do you have a picture of the mosasaur tooth? :drool:

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Lovely echinoid! :)

Nice photos, thanks for sharing. 

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Uncle Siphuncle

Nice!  My buddy Paul Dols used to love that place.  I have a bunch of echies and belemnites from there via trade.  Great stuff.

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16 hours ago, gigantoraptor said:

This makes the pain only worse, I wanted to go on this trip with the BVP, but I had to work today. 

 

Awesome finds you made, especially those shark teeth are cool.

It would have been nice to meet you, perhaps on one of the next excurtions of the BVP?

 

 

15 hours ago, MeargleSchmeargl said:

-Maastrichtian fossils

-At Maastricht

 

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:P

Stratotype ??? :ninja:

 

 

15 hours ago, ynot said:

Nice finds!

THX. 

 

15 hours ago, belemniten said:

Great find :envy: Congrats Kevin!

Do you have a picture of the mosasaur tooth? :drool:

 

Thx Sebastian, and since you asked so nicely :P :

 

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15 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Lovely echinoid! :)

Nice photos, thanks for sharing. 

Thx :)

 

14 hours ago, Foozil said:

Very nice finds! :wub:

Thx! 

 

11 hours ago, FossilDAWG said:

Very nice finds! 

Don

Thx Don.

 

10 hours ago, Nimravis said:

Great finds- Congrats.

Thx :)

 

9 hours ago, DanKurek said:

Nice echinoids! 

Thx.

 

9 hours ago, Uncle Siphuncle said:

Nice!  My buddy Paul Dols used to love that place.  I have a bunch of echies and belemnites from there via trade.  Great stuff.

Thx, the echinoids from there are indeed realy nice :) 

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4 hours ago, Manticocerasman said:

 

 

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Wow thanks for the picture :drool: Are they very rare there? 

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59 minutes ago, belemniten said:

Wow thanks for the picture :drool: Are they very rare there? 

 

yes, mosasaur fossils are very rare in Belgium and the Netherlands.

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fifbrindacier

Nice trip, i'm glad you shared this with us.:popcorn:

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gigantoraptor
8 hours ago, Manticocerasman said:

It would have been nice to meet you, perhaps on one of the next excurtions of the BVP?

Yeah, maybe another time. I only had the chance once.

Has the fair in Sint-Gillis-Waas grown since last year?

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13 hours ago, gigantoraptor said:

Yeah, maybe another time. I only had the chance once.

Has the fair in Sint-Gillis-Waas grown since last year?

I think it wil be the same as last year. Are you going?

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15 minutes ago, Manticocerasman said:

I think it wil be the same as last year. Are you going?

Yes, I go every year for the last 3 years, It is together with PaleoTime-Be my favourite in Belgium.

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22 minutes ago, gigantoraptor said:

Yes, I go every year for the last 3 years, It is together with PaleoTime-Be my favourite in Belgium.

Great , you ll see me there to :D , you can't miss me, I'll probably be the tallest person around there :P

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10 minutes ago, Manticocerasman said:

Great , you ll see me there to :D , you can't miss me, I'll probably be the tallest person around there :P

I am sure I will see you, I have seen you before so I probably recognise you.:P:P

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Oooh - I love echinoids! (wish I could find some myself) 

You've found some really nice ones - congratulations!!!

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