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I was given this Trilobite as a gift from a friend of mine 
He went past the same shop where I got my first fossils from (almost a year ago! ), saw a few bits in the window, went in and got me this 

Was told it is from Morocco, but no further info.

 

I have had a look through my book, and think it's a Flexicalymene

Can anyone confirm?

 

 

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Kane

Flexicalymene ouzregui. These are by far one of the most numerous species found, usually from nodules.

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Yoda
39 minutes ago, Kane said:

Flexicalymene ouzregui. These are by far one of the most numerous species found, usually from nodules.

Thanks for the ID.

 

Aside from the first few Trilos that I started this obsession with, I haven't added any more to my collection.

I guess if it is numerous, and therefore cheap, that's why he bought this one.  Anyway, I was grateful that he made the effort on my behalf. 

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Kane

The affordability of this species makes it quite good for collectors getting into trilobites, not to mention it is of a decent size to better appreciate the details. To give credit to this example, it is not composited; a good number of them are found in pieces and cemented together (sometimes not using the parts of the same individual!). 

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caldigger

Ditto on Kane's remarks. The condition is very good compared to the vast majority seen for sale,  giving it a bit of rarity even though it is a very common fossil.

Your friend did well.

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Yoda

Apparently there were a few of these available. 

I may go have a look myself this coming weekend. 

Really shouldn't. As I say, haven't made Trilobites one of my focal points for collection

But if there are some decent specimens it will be worth while???

 

Somebody talk me out of it..........:default_rofl:

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caldigger
2 hours ago, Yoda said:

Somebody talk me out of it..........

I leave that sort of thing up to the voices in my head. ;)

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westcoast
3 hours ago, Yoda said:

 

Somebody talk me out of it..........:default_rofl:

You're on the wrong forum for that..:headscratch:

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Mark Kmiecik

If the rest are as nice as that and the price is not outrageous I would snatch up the rest in a heartbeat. (Your mileage may vary) I'm guessing your friend wouldn't spend more than a pints-worth of beer for it, so . . . 

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Yoda
13 hours ago, caldigger said:

I leave that sort of thing up to the voices in my head. ;)

I guess so

 

12 hours ago, westcoast said:

You're on the wrong forum for that..:headscratch:

Fossil anon. Hi, I have a problem :DOH:

 

10 hours ago, Mark Kmiecik said:

If the rest are as nice as that and the price is not outrageous I would snatch up the rest in a heartbeat. (Your mileage may vary) I'm guessing your friend wouldn't spend more than a pints-worth of beer for it, so . . . 

I asked him how much he paid for it. Said was £8. $10 approx. 

Might be able to leave work a bit early today and may go past. 

Otherwise will be on the weekend. 

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Yoda

So I went back to the shop yesterday. They had a lot of nice stuff. 

 

They had about 5 or 6 of the Flexicalymene that my friend got me was definately the nicest of the batch. 

A few of them had bumps and chips. And were a bit smaller. 

I got these two:

Also got a fern nodule. Will start another thread for that one. 

 

 

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Mark Kmiecik

Quite nice. I approve. Of course, anything I say or think is of no consequence, but I approve anyway. I'm liking them.:D

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Fossildude19

Nice acquisitions! :) 

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Yoda
10 hours ago, Mark Kmiecik said:

Quite nice. I approve. Of course, anything I say or think is of no consequence, but I approve anyway. I'm liking them.:D

I am pleased I went to go and have a look for myself. :)

Of course I saw a load of other stuff that I have been thinking about ever since 

 

9 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

Nice acquisitions! :) 

Thanks 

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