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Last January 12, I found some Exogyra sp. oysters in a limestone Late Campanian / Early Maastrichtian strata (SE Pyrenees, Catalonia, Spain), who turned to show abundant beekite rings. I owe to @abyssunder my knowledge of this mineral phenomenon, which, in my area,occurs mainly over laminar-type shells like oysters' (It can occur on other fossils, though).

 

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Have you fossils with beekite rings ?

 

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20 minutes ago, Quer said:

Have you fossils with beekite rings ?

Beautiful ones! :)
Unfortunately I haven't any.
If you want,You can send me one or two, I will be very glad to see them in my collection. Please PM me.

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Fascinating stuff, beekite. 

Interesting specimen.:)

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Another form of silica-replacing process (I don't know if it can be considered beekite) on a -likely- Hemiaster sp.

 

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And a piece of an unidentifiable echinoid, with rigs following the shell pattern:

 

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6 minutes ago, Quer said:

(I don't know if it can be considered beekite

They look like nice examples of beekite to Me.

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13 minutes ago, Quer said:

Another form of silica-replacing process (I don't know if it can be considered beekite) on a -likely- Hemiaster sp.

 

And a piece of an unidentifiable echinoid, with rigs following the shell pattern:

Very interesting examples of whatever it might be.:)

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Toni, was generous with me sending two nice Exogyra specimens with beekite , so I can upload a few photos with them. There are beautiful beekite rings on the surface of the fossils, some of them have one ring, others have two or more rings around the core. In places where the beekite is missing, there are holes left behind.

 

They are very nice, delicate fossils. Thank you Toni for your kindness! :)

 

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Finally, after a long search, I found some not well preserved Sellithyris subsella Leymerie from the Kimmeridgian (Upper Jurassic), Chomentow, Holy Cross Mountains, Poland, and I bought them for the visible beekite rings formed on the surface of them.

Here are some photos:

 

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Nice examples all!

Regards, Chris 

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Thank you Chris!

Other examples of beekite rings on coral / carbonate rock exposed to the weathering processes (fortunately now in my collection :) ):

 

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I hope others will join this topic with their nice specimens. :)

 

 

 

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Harry Pristis

I have one specimen, but lots of images:

 

 

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Thank you Harry! That is as excellent example of the diversity of the substrates where beekite forms on. :)
Beautiful!

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I recently saw an ID post where it was suggested that what the person had was beekite. I confess that I had to do an internet search to see what beekite was... :headscratch:

 

I remembered that I had a few specimens myself that looked like they were covered in something similar that I had always wondered if it was something geological or was once part of the animal. Then I found this thread!

 

Would I be correct in assuming that this little horn coral is covered in beekite? I have a few other examples that I can show. This one just happened to be handy. 

 

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Another example. Not as much coverage on this one, but I still think beekite.F1958046-A424-4E46-9F6E-88999BD6E214.thumb.jpeg.c7b98c461f9a343f87617d3b277e47c8.jpeg

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On 7/17/2019 at 7:17 PM, FossilNerd said:

I recently saw an ID post where it was suggested that what the person had was beekite. I confess that I had to do an internet search to see what beekite was... :headscratch:

 

I remembered that I had a few specimens myself that looked like they were covered in something similar that I had always wondered if it was something geological or was once part of the animal. Then I found this thread!

 

Would I be correct in assuming that this little horn coral is covered in beekite? I have a few other examples that I can show. This one just happened to be handy. 

 

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Yep, yours have beekite. It is pretty common in our area. Here are some of my "better" ones (older pictures)

 

 

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Fossildude19

Nice beekite encrusted corals, Wayne! :) 

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8 hours ago, hrguy54 said:

 

Yep, yours have beekite. It is pretty common in our area. Here are some of my "better" ones (older pictures)

 

 

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Nice ones! I always wondered what it was. Glad I now know. Thanks! :) 

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8 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

Nice beekite encrusted corals, Wayne! :) 

Thanks Tim! :) Also, thank you for confirming. 

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This is, perhaps, my most "heroic" fossil picking. Weighing about 5 Kg., I had to carry this "spiny" rock some 5 km till I reach my car. But i think it was worth the effort, as this branching and spiny bryozoan colony forming beekite rings is very beautiful.

 

I have no idea of wich species can be. From Lower to Mid Campanian, in the SE of Pyrenees. I think matrix is calcarenite.

 

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Beautiful specimen and worth the haul out I think. I’ve grown fond beekite. :wub:

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abyssunder
On 18.07.2019 at 3:56 AM, FossilNerd said:

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These are very young beekite forming rings. Very nice!

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6 hours ago, abyssunder said:

These are very young beekite forming rings. Very nice!

Thanks!

Baby beekite. As my 2 year old daughter would say... Awwww so cute! :wub:

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Thomas.Dodson

I enjoy seeing beekite fossils so I'll give this thread a little bump and see if anyone wants to contribute more beekite. This is a Triplophyllum dalei I collected this summer from the old Meramec Bridge site in Fenton, Missouri. Warsaw Formation, Mississippian. I like this specimen because of all the different stages of beekite and the color variations.

 

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