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Was digging around in some boxes and found this specimen... it has a decent number of species on it! 

Although its nothing compared to another plate found at the site by some friends. We were going to split it but decided not to. Ended up having a couple hundred individual graptolites inside... but anyway! 

Sorry about the horrible pic as per usual. 

 

Early Ordovician (Bendigonian Stage)

Bendigonian Formation, near Bendigo, VIC Australia.

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Outstanding "graptolite plate"! I am lucky to find more than 1 graptolite in my findings, let alone 3-4 different species.

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1 minute ago, minnbuckeye said:

Outstanding "hash plate"! I am lucky to find more than 1 graptolite in my findings, let alone 3-4 different species.

Thanks! Not sure if this really qualifies as a hash plate so edited the title ;) 

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Edited my post to compliment yours!!!!!!  The second pic is even more impressive.

 

Mike

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I never paid much attention to graptolites,  but that is a really nice specimen that you have.:)

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Thanks!

1 minute ago, caldigger said:

Sounds like an ideal Secret Santa gift. ;)

I might be able to scrounge up a few graptolites for it ;) 

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Love the multi-species association pieces like this.

Is the "?" in the upper left a type of Monograptus?

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1 minute ago, Wrangellian said:

Love the multi-species association pieces like this.

Is the "?" in the upper left a type of Monograptus?

It could be, but mograptus type graptolites are pretty confusing, and without the whole thing I wouldn't be comfortable confirming whether it is or not... but I'm open to ideas!  

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9 minutes ago, DanKurek said:

Beautiful piece! Was that found near the Spring Gully site?

Thanks, and yep

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Excellent plate, Izak!

Thanks for showing this. :) 
Very cool. 

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  • 3 weeks later...

I have been fortunate enough to be gifted some of these gorgeous graptolites by the wonderful @DanKurek

But yours is a really marvellous multi-species plate. :)

I think that the long "Monograptus' pieces and some of the other fragments belong to Didymograptus extensus which seem to be rarely complete, probably due to their flimsiness and considerable length. 

 

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