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Steinbruch Piesberg (Osnabrück, Germany)

Steinbruch Piesberg (Osnabrück, Germany)

Album with fossils from the Piesberg quarry near Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, Germany. This quarry exposes a Late Carboniferous (Westphalian D) paralic succession.

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WOW!!!!  What a super nice collection.  I especially like the Renaultia and the Annularia!

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20 hours ago, Ruger9a said:

WOW!!!!  What a super nice collection.  I especially like the Renaultia and the Annularia!

Thanks! I plan to add more here over time. Hopefully, others will come to find the album useful for the identification of their own Piesberg material.

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Fossildude19

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Great images! Thanks for posting them here, Tim!

You've found a lot of great things.  :)

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great finds! I digged there several times in the 80th and 90th, incredible quarry with fantastic material. We looked more for the insects than the plants, and found some nice ones. Have you found some insects?

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paleoflor

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3 hours ago, rocket said:

great finds! I digged there several times in the 80th and 90th, incredible quarry with fantastic material. We looked more for the insects than the plants, and found some nice ones. Have you found some insects?

 

I've found some animal fossils but my main focus is on the plants. The horizons richest in animal bits tend to have more fragmented plant material, so usually target slightly different rock layers. Would love to see your 80s an 90s finds, though!

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my 80th/90th finds are now housed in the Ruhrmuseum, the Museum of Münster and, as plants were not my focus, in a lot of collections. Changed most of them or sold them...

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veenasaur

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Love your collection. The specimens are soo beautiful. How long did it take to gather all of these. Might be one hell of a fossil hunting expedition. I wouldn’t call it a trip.

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paleoflor

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16 minutes ago, veenasaur said:

Love your collection. The specimens are soo beautiful. How long did it take to gather all of these. Might be one hell of a fossil hunting expedition. I wouldn’t call it a trip.

Thanks, glad you like them! I've been visiting the Piesberg quarry a few times per year (I'd love to go more often but it's a 6 h round trip for me to get there) for about 14 years now.

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