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Campanian news from the St. Bartholomä-formation, Gosau-group, Eastern Alps (Styria, Austria)


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FranzBernhard

Hello,

some local Campanian news again... ;).

 

First: The rudists from St. Bartholomä, Styria, Austria, made into a local journal (pdf, in German):

DieRudistenvonStBartholomae_Mineralog_2019.pdf

 

Second: After this nice find at point 25-North from 09/24/2019:

Point 25-North - 09/24/2019

I could not resist collecting this site systematically. 18 hours of work in October and November 2019 resulted in more than 100 fossils, which is a very good yield. For details see:

Point 25-North - Four weeks

(External site, in German, only a few pics).

This particular site is far from being exploited...

 

Third: My last trip to this formation two days ago (12/18/2019) was very short and "designed" to bring back lesser specimens, duds, and some cutting rejects to three different sites. However, the trip resulted also in 4 fossils, two of them again from point 25-North:

Chaetetid_18122019_kompr.thumb.jpg.d4f07ffd44fc8e8984b97c0fac11d323.jpg

This is the 7th chaetetid-stromatoporoid sponge I have found in this formation, 6 of them came from this spot. I like these fossils more and more!

 

And a rather nice (for this formation ;)) rudist matrix specimen:

Radiolitid_19122019_kompr.thumb.jpg.89d4ce8133fc3cfa9dd4928b196fdaef.jpg

 

The two other fossils found this day were a small Hippurites colliciatus and a colonial coral from point 32; both specimens need to be cut and polished.

 

Thanks for your interest and happy winter/christmas/new year fossil hunting!
Franz Bernhard

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Good work, Franz! I'm impressed!

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Very interesting. 

I rather like chaetetids too.:)

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On 20.12.2019 at 10:36 AM, Ludwigia said:

Good work

Thanks for your appreciation!

On 20.12.2019 at 3:43 PM, Tidgy's Dad said:

Very interesting.

Thank you!

 

Here are the other two fossils from that day (12/18/2019):

A simple transverse section of a slightly crushed Hippurites colliciatus from point 25 east of Kalchberg:

AN_HippuritesColliciatus_Einzeln_29_kompr.thumb.jpg.7a23538762a312cfc6fcac24fa1a02e5.jpg

 

And the coral colony from point 32 west of Kalchberg. It seems to be a thamnasterioid form, quite similar to this one: 

Coral - St. Bartholomä

However, its stronger recrystallized, but it has a radiolitid in a cavity as a bonus:

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Now that are all 4 specimens from that day. Thanks for your interest!
Franz Bernhard

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As always your research and hard work pays off! Great finds Franz!

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Thanks for the posts, Franz. You make the little known, overlooked species very interesting, and take beautiful pictures. 

Very nice report, as always!  :)  

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On 26.12.2019 at 4:17 PM, Al Tahan said:

As always your research and hard work pays off! Great finds Franz!

 

On 26.12.2019 at 5:56 PM, Fossildude19 said:

Very nice report, as always!

Thanks for all your appreciation and kindness!
Franz Bernhard

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Love the coral with the radiolitid inside. :)

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and please have a wonderful decade.

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10 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and please have a wonderful decade.

Thanks! Have a prosperous 2020, 1, 2, ..., including some fossil hunting trips!

Franz Bernhard

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