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I was given this as a gift as a child. I gave the other half to a friend some time ago. 

Here Are the Pictures my dudes:

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Spoons

My guess would be Ammonite. Just from looking at photos online. 

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digit

Looks very similar to the polished half ammonites I see from Morocco. @Tidgy's Dad

 

(Belated) welcome to the forum.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Tidgy's Dad

Yes, it could well be Moroccan, there are certainly many like this from here. 

But also from elsewhere, so i wouldn't bet my tortoise on it. 

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FossilDAWG
34 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Yes, it could well be Moroccan, there are certainly many like this from here. 

But also from elsewhere, so i wouldn't bet my tortoise on it. 

Well OK, but would you bet your beard?

 

Don

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Tidgy's Dad
1 minute ago, FossilDAWG said:

Well OK, but would you bet your beard?

 

Don

Maybe half of it.

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caldigger

Very typical of the split and polished ammos from Madagascar of which I have many.

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Aurelius

Definitely Madagascar.

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digit

Morocco--Madagascar (Missed it by that much--got the right first letter.) :P

 

I should have known Madagascar as I have a few from there but somehow I never think of that island nation and Morocco always comes to mind first.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Wrangellian

I've nearly made that mistake a number of times - both M names and both have flooded the market with processed ammonites!

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Dinoguy89

Nice specimen from Madagascar :)

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Zenmaster6

I just want to introduce a new picture to the community 

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Spoons

Thanks guys for your input!

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Mark Kmiecik
On 3/10/2019 at 12:49 PM, Spoons said:

Ammonite may be from here!

https://ngmdb.usgs.gov/ngm-bin/pdp/zui_viewer.pl?id=147

 

Not to say for sure, but I'd have to go see for myself.

Not likely -- The sutures seem to be more complex than those of known California specimens. The sutures of ammonites are like fingerprints, only they are not different for each individual but for each species instead. That's how you can tell which you have just by looking at it. Unfortunately you need the entire left or right half of the suture exposed to identify it down to species, unless you know the location and the rock it came out of. You can study ammonites for your entire life and never know everything because there are so many species, but not as mind-boggling as trilobytes which are a whole different kind of nightmare.

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ccoyne4

Ammonite if it hast complex suture lines. Nautiloids have simple structures.

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Shellseeker
20 hours ago, ccoyne4 said:

Ammonite if it hast complex suture lines. Nautiloids have simple structures.

True, Welcome to the forum:

NautiloidAmmonite.JPG.546c0fb09c2352eba31d2e8bad40cc8f.JPG

 

Even though Nautiloids have simple septa,  they certainly can show_off.

 

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ccoyne4
On 4/11/2019 at 6:24 PM, Shellseeker said:

True, Welcome to the forum:

NautiloidAmmonite.JPG.546c0fb09c2352eba31d2e8bad40cc8f.JPG

 

Even though Nautiloids have simple septa,  they certainly can show_off.

 

Awesome! Cephalopods are so unique and amazing. I always find joy in them. 

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