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Gizmo

Amazing collection Marco! :D

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WhodamanHD

An awesome collection going to a good cause, Nice job!:dinothumb:

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SailingAlongToo

@MarcoSr is the man! I wish we got to hunt with him more often. :wub:

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MarcoSr
11 hours ago, Gizmo said:

Amazing collection Marco! :D

 

Walt

 

Thank you.  There are a lot of really interesting specimens in the micro matrix that I search all of the time.

 

Marco Sr.

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11 hours ago, WhodamanHD said:

An awesome collection going to a good cause, Nice job!:dinothumb:

 

Thank you.  Hopefully a really comprehensive paper gets published eventually that helps us all id our fish vertebrae.

 

Marco Sr.

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11 hours ago, SailingAlongToo said:

@MarcoSr is the man! I wish we got to hunt with him more often. :wub:

 

Jack

 

We definitely need to get together on one of the rivers.  Rob hasn't been out collecting in a while.  I've been pretty much just collecting micro matrix from a couple of very close to home sites.

 

Marco Sr.

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ynot

Hey Marco,

Congratulations on finding someone to tackle that wonderful collection. Should be a big help to futur collectors when it is published.

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MarcoSr
13 hours ago, ynot said:

Hey Marco,

Congratulations on finding someone to tackle that wonderful collection. Should be a big help to futur collectors when it is published.

 

Tony

 

I really think I found the right researcher.  He has written lots of great papers and is driving up to my house in Virginia all the way from Georgia to pick up the specimens because he doesn't want to take a chance of anything getting damaged in shipping.  So I'm very hopeful a really good paper will be published.

 

Marco Sr.

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WhodamanHD
2 hours ago, MarcoSr said:

 

Tony

 

I really think I found the right researcher.  He has lots of great papers and is driving up to my house in Virginia all the way from Georgia to pick up the specimens because he doesn't want to take a chance of anything getting damaged in shipping.  So I'm very hopeful a really good paper will be published.

 

Marco Sr.

That’s dedication! 

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2 hours ago, WhodamanHD said:

That’s dedication! 

 

Some researchers really like working with amateurs and go out of their way when doing so.

 

Marco Sr.

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FossilDAWG
4 hours ago, MarcoSr said:

 

Tony

 

I really think I found the right researcher.  He has written lots of great papers and is driving up to my house in Virginia all the way from Georgia to pick up the specimens because he doesn't want to take a chance of anything getting damaged in shipping.  So I'm very hopeful a really good paper will be published.

 

Marco Sr.

That researcher wouldn't happen to have the initials "DS" by any chance?

 

Don

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19 hours ago, FossilDAWG said:

That researcher wouldn't happen to have the initials "DS" by any chance?

 

Don

 

Don

 

No, the initials are MN.

 

Marco Sr.

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Per the request of the researcher I am also donating a gallon freezer bag of original formation that I had kept for chemical analysis and a 10 cup Ziploc container of unsearched fine fraction from the site.  I had stopped searching the fine fraction from the site because it was very time consuming and what I was finding wasn’t worth the effort.

 

I’m also adding specimens to the donation.  I’ll be including these gem jars that contain Aglyptorhynchus vertebrae, hypural fan specimens and Megalopidae fin spine fragments.

 

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I’m also including five Ziploc containers of specimens.  The Ziploc containers hold 10 cups and are roughly 9.5 by 5 by 2.5 inches.  One container is half full and contains mostly odd bony fish bones and pieces.  The other four Ziploc containers are full and contain mostly damaged shark, ray, and fish teeth.  If a shark tooth had a missing cusplet or missing root lobe or a damaged tip etc., I put the specimen in the Ziploc containers.  However, these containers also contain several thousand, at least, damaged larger shark and ray vertebrae and bony fish vertebrae as well as some smaller intact ones.  In total there are over 100,000 specimens in all five of these containers.  I kept everything in these Ziploc containers so if a researcher ever wanted to do some statistical analysis on the species from the site they would have a very large sample size.  These specimens will help correlate vertebrae to species at the site.

 

Mostly odd bony fish bones and pieces:

 

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Continued in the next reply

Marco Sr.

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Mostly damaged shark, ray, and fish teeth with additional mostly damaged vertebrae:

 

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Marco Sr.

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Daleksec

Marco my pursuing field of study is Paleoicthyology, if you wait a few years I would love to write the paper on the boney fish of the Eocene of Virginia. 

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20 hours ago, Daleksec said:

Marco my pursuing field of study is Paleoicthyology, if you wait a few years I would love to write the paper on the boney fish of the Eocene of Virginia. 

 

Unfortunately I've already committed this material to another researcher.  However I have lots of similar material from other sites from the Cretaceous to the Pleistocene.  Just contact me when you are ready.

 

Marco Sr.

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Plantguy

Great stuff Marco...looks like you'll be keeping alot of folks busy for years to come! 

 

Regards, Chris 

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MarcoSr
6 hours ago, Plantguy said:

Great stuff Marco...looks like you'll be keeping alot of folks busy for years to come! 

 

Regards, Chris 

 

Chris

 

There are definitely enough specimens to keep folks busy.  Hopefully the specimens will add something worthwhile to our scientific knowledge.

 

Marco Sr.

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nimbus

@MarcoSr Wow, what a beautiful collection. How many years did it take for you to collect them all?

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3 hours ago, nimbus said:

@MarcoSr Wow, what a beautiful collection. How many years did it take for you to collect them all?

 

10 years to collect them.  I made over 150 trips to the site.

 

Marco Sr.

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