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Hi all,

 

Here is one of the Aconoceras nisus ammonites I found in Carniol, prepped. Now unfortunately the center is gone :( 

Luckily... it has some incredible sutures! They are very nicely visible, and give the ammonite a really cool look IMO

 

The real reason for the sutures to be so clear is actually because there is still a bit of clay in between the suture lines. So to be perfectly honest, that means that the prep isn't 100% complete. But I'm purposefully gonna leave it as it is, because this way the wonderful really stand out. 

 

Pyrite ammonite

Aconoceras nisus

Carniol, France

"Gargasian",

Aptian, Cretaceous (120 my)

Found 22/7/2018

 

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Max-fossils

Now, I'm really curious to see great sutures on some cephalopods in your collection! 

Show off your best specimens here! :ammonite01:

(And, of course, don't forget to include some info about them ;))

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FossilsAnonymous

Wow Max, the sutures there are very nice. I unfortunately don't have many opportunities to buy or hunt for ammonites where I am but I just enjoy looking at this one.

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2 minutes ago, FossilsAnonymous said:

Wow Max, the sutures there are very nice. I unfortunately don't have many opportunities to buy or hunt for ammonites where I am but I just enjoy looking at this one.

Thanks!

That's a shame... Is there not even one fossil shop in Maryland that sells ammonites?

 

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Bobby Rico

Beautiful ammonite Max :wub: 

I think that structure is called the Septal Margins.  

 

Harpoceras Falciferum from Liminster Somerset UK  . This maybe the best example of this ammonite from that location that you can find.  I hope this makes up for me letting you down on the Rhino yesterday.

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1 hour ago, Max-fossils said:

Thanks!

That's a shame... Is there not even one fossil shop in Maryland that sells ammonites?

 

There may be.. if there is I have yet to see it. Ordering online is not a good way in my opinion because you can't see if it's fake or not.

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Bobby Rico
3 minutes ago, FossilsAnonymous said:

There may be.. if there is I have yet to see it. Ordering online is not a good way in my opinion because you can't see if it's fake or not.

There is often nice ammonites included in the auctions to benefit the Forum, keep your eyes peeled.

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4 minutes ago, Bobby Rico said:

There is often nice ammonites included in the auctions to benefit the Forum, keep your eyes peeled.

The crux of the matter is that I never have anything that interests anyone who wants to trade.

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Max-fossils

@Bobby Rico wow! that's an incredible ammonite! :drool:

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13 minutes ago, Max-fossils said:

@Bobby Rico wow! that's an incredible ammonite! :drool:

Thanks my freind 

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Bobby Rico

@Ludwigia beautiful patterns very nice.

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Natalie81
3 hours ago, Max-fossils said:

Hi all,

 

Here is one of the Aconoceras nisus ammonites I found in Carniol, prepped. Now unfortunately the center is gone :( 

Luckily... it has some incredible sutures! They are very nicely visible, and give the ammonite a really cool look IMO

 

The real reason for the sutures to be so clear is actually because there is still a bit of clay in between the suture lines. So to be perfectly honest, that means that the prep isn't 100% complete. But I'm purposefully gonna leave it as it is, because this way the wonderful really stand out. 

 

Pyrite ammonite

Aconoceras nisus

Carniol, France

"Gargasian",

Aptian, Cretaceous (120 my)

Found 22/7/2018

 

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Really nice ammonite, Max! 

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Manticocerasman

Here you go:

An Ammonite from the gault clay (albian ) from Cap Blanc Nez ( france )

Plenty of nice suture lines :)

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Manticocerasman

And of course other Ammonoids with less complex suture lines :P:ninja:

 

Manticoceras sp.

Frasnian 

Lompret ( Belgium )

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Max-fossils

@Ludwigia GORGEOUS. You truly are the master of the ammonites :drool:

 

@Manticocerasman Beautiful! I knew that you would kick in ^_^ 

 

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2 hours ago, Natalie81 said:

Really nice ammonite, Max! 

Thanks!

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Ludwigia
4 hours ago, Bobby Rico said:

@Ludwigia beautiful patterns very nice.

 

1 hour ago, Max-fossils said:

@Ludwigia GORGEOUS. You truly are the master of the ammonites

 

Thanks guys. I can still add a few more. First a Brasilia geisingensis from the same site as above.

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And then a selection from the early Kimmeridgian Lochen Formation in the upper Danube valley. Taramelliceras (Hoploceras) nodosiusculum, Streblites tenuilobatus, Garnierisphinctes sp. and Crussoliceras crusoliense. One can observe on the second and last ones on hand of the sutures where the phragomocone ends and the living chamber begins.

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Tidgy's Dad

I haven't got around to photographing most of my ammos yet, so here's the best i can do for now: 

This little one's from Madagascar. Can't remember the name at the mo. 

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And this is Polyplectus discoides from Portugal. 

I like that you can see both the ribbing and the sutures. 

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Bobby Rico

This thread has got some really beautiful specimens turning up.

26 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Polyplectus discoide

Is very nice Adam 

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Max-fossils

@Ludwigia woooooow! Incredible!

 

@Tidgy's Dad very nice! I was expecting to see a Madagascaran ammonite on this thread. But I wasn't expecting that Portuguese beauty!

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belemniten

Wow some very nice ammonites here :ighappy:

 

I also have something...

 

A 5 cm long Taramelliceras from the area of Solnhofen:

 

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Max-fossils
1 hour ago, belemniten said:

Wow some very nice ammonites here :ighappy:

 

I also have something...

 

A 5 cm long Taramelliceras from the area of Solnhofen:

 

 

 

What a beauty!!! :wub:

Is that a personal find Sebastian?

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6 minutes ago, Max-fossils said:

What a beauty!!! :wub:

Is that a personal find Sebastian?

Thanks :) 

Yeah it is a personal find ... I think I had some luck :P

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