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Mazon Creek Best Of The Best Kottixerxes Gloriousus Schram, 1971

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Phevo

Very nice specimen, do you have an estimate of how many concretion you have split? 

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16 hours ago, Phevo said:

Very nice specimen, do you have an estimate of how many concretion you have split? 

I really have no clue.

i would think well over 100,000.

I did not personally collect this specimen.

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Nimravis

That is a nice piece in a really funky concretion, I have 1 and possibly 2 in my collection. If you allow on your post, I will post pictures.

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Sure

44 minutes ago, Nimravis said:

That is a nice piece in a really funky concretion, I have 1 and possibly 2 in my collection. If you allow on your post, I will post pictures.

Sure, would love to see them.

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RCFossils

They are both quite nice.

The second one has interesting preservation.

Thanks for sharing.

Hopefully this string of posts will also help as an identification guide.

The more specimens that can be added the better.

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Nimravis
2 minutes ago, RCFossils said:

They are both quite nice.

The second one has interesting preservation.

Thanks for sharing.

Hopefully this string of posts will also help as an identification guide.

The more specimens that can be added the better.

I agree and will add to your pieces if I have examples. Though I collect and love Mazon Creek fossils, you are really into them far more than I have ever been, and you can speak eloquently about the different species- I commend you for that.

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2 hours ago, Nimravis said:

I agree and will add to your pieces if I have examples. Though I collect and love Mazon Creek fossils, you are really into them far more than I have ever been, and you can speak eloquently about the different species- I commend you for that.

Thanks for the kind words.

 

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FranzBernhard
4 hours ago, Nimravis said:

Though I collect and love Mazon Creek fossils, you are really into them far more than I have ever been, and you can speak eloquently about the different species

Indeed!

But both of you are presenting us (the rest of the world) the marvelous world of Mazon Creek fossils. Thank you so much for that, @Nimravis, @RCFossils!
Franz Bernhard

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Wrangellian

I always need to click on a Mazon post, and it's usually worthwhile.

What do both of you plan to do with your specimens? Donate them to an institution, I assume...

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digit

What a wonderful topic on a rarity from Mazon Creek. Hopefully, any fossil hunter on this forum who finds one of these will locate this post and realize what a special fossil this is.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Nimravis
6 hours ago, Wrangellian said:

What do both of you plan to do with your specimens? Donate them to an institution, I assume..

My son wants my better animals and ferns, but since I never plan on dying, I will probably hold on to them - lol.

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Wrangellian

:P

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RCFossils
7 hours ago, Wrangellian said:

I always need to click on a Mazon post, and it's usually worthwhile.

What do both of you plan to do with your specimens? Donate them to an institution, I assume...

I Have already donated a few rarer/unique items and will continue to do so.

The rest I will probably eventually sell to other collectors.

My kids will probably want a few pieces as well.

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bigred97

Love this post and series! How wonderful for a new collector like myself. All of these specimens are just amazing. I keep opening up the Arthropleura topic and looking at it each day, now I'll be doing the same with this one! Thank you so much @RCFossils for the time and care you put into these posts! Chris

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TheRocksWillShoutHisGlory

The species name "gloriousus" is awesome.  Wonderful examples.

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Ruger9a

OMG these are fantastic specimens!

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