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East Attika Pliocene bivalves (Zanglean)


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Hello everyone! 

A rather successful day today! Following this article concerning Concavus concavus, I managed to find 5 possible outcrops using Google Earth. Out of those 5, 1st and last were productive. 

1st one had mostly ostrea within conglomerate rock. 

 

In situ photo and finds, all of them ostrea of various condition. 

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The last section was AMAZING. 

This picture is taken on a vertical cliff and this is on top of me. So much death in one pic. 

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The rest of the pictures are finds. Some bivalves with both valves preserved, concavus. Unfortunately, I did not find any clypaster. 

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fifbrindacier

Some outcrops.are really amazing like this one. You have found nice shells Dimitris. 

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Those scallops are indeed stunning - thanks for showing us!

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I agree with the others, nice scallops.:)

But I think the little clump of Concavus concavus bottom right of the ninth photo are absolutely exceptional! :b_love1:

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Beautiful combination of shells. The second on site picture reminds me of fossil spots in Florida, where shells make up such a high percent of the exposure, except yours are orange tinged!!! 

 

 Mike

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1 hour ago, minnbuckeye said:

Beautiful combination of shells. The second on site picture reminds me of fossil spots in Florida, where shells make up such a high percent of the exposure, except yours are orange tinged!!! 

 

 Mike

Nice observation. Actually the orange ones are from a different outcrop 1km away of same age. There the sediment is mostly conglomerate. 

 

Third pic with the ostrea "ceiling" is the other site where the sediment of the layer above this is loose sandstone and a part of yellowish carbonic layer that has dusty texture. 

 

All these formations are typical around Mediterranean due to the blockade of Gibraltar around Tortonian (or little before) and then the flooding of the area close to Zanglean. That's how the islands in the Aegean sea were formed. 

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