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Yesterday I was invited by a few collector friends to join them at a site in the Wutach valley which I had not yet had the opportunity to visit. It was a bit tricky getting there, so I'm glad that they guided me on the walk in. I had to leave earlier than them and ended up taking a wrong turn on the way out since I was deep in conversation with them on the way in and didn't pay proper attention to the lefts and rights, but that's another story. Suffice to say I spent an hour longer in the woods than planned, but I was saved by a nice person in the town I ended up in who drove me back to my car.

Anyway, we had a successful day of collecting and I just wanted to show an ammonite that I just finished prepping. It's a Bullatimorphites bullatus partial phragmocone with a diameter of 4.5cm. The stratigraphy is the same as at my other Callovian site, so it was also interesting to compare exposures. I'll post some more here as I get them finished and hope to get back there for some more digging in a couple of weeks time.

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Great conversation, a new site, a good samaritan, and a lovely find - sounds like the recipe for a fabulous day. :)

 

And this is a lovely find. Very interesting plumpness to it. Looks a bit like shell pasta. :D 

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1 minute ago, Kane said:

Great conversation, a new site, a good samaritan, and a lovely find - sounds like the recipe for a fabulous day. :)

 

And this is a lovely find. Very interesting plumpness to it. Looks a bit like shell pasta. :D 

Yes, it's one of the more interesting ammonites due to its peculiar form. It really does live up to its name. They're not at all common and usually ill-preserved, so I was happy to have finally found at least a small one where the shell is still intact.

 

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Congratulations, Roger. 

Glad you finally got out of there. 

Thanks for the pics and report. 

 

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8 minutes ago, Fossildude19 said:

Congratulations, Roger. 

Glad you finally got out of there. 

Thanks for the pics and report. 

 

Thanks, Tim. I tell you, I was glad to finally drop my knapsack once I got out of there.

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Nice find and trip report. Glad You got out OK, and got a ride back to the vehicle.

Looking forward to seeing additional finds from this trip.

 

PS That is a nice "squid" You showed here.

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1 minute ago, ynot said:

Nice find and trip report. Glad You got out OK, and got a ride back to the vehicle.

Looking forward to seeing additional finds from this trip.

 

PS That is a nice "squid" You showed here.

Yes, it does look sorta "squishy" doesn't it? Next time I'll walk out with the guys :P

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7 hours ago, Monica said:

What a little cutie! :wub::ammonite01:

:)

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  Built kinda like a Nautiloid.  Nice ammo though.

 

RB

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1 hour ago, RJB said:

  Built kinda like a Nautiloid.  Nice ammo though.

 

RB

You're right about that.

 

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Nice little chubby ammo there Roger. Congrats on getting one that you'd been looking for as well as making it out of the black forest without running into any candy houses. ;)

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5 hours ago, Shamalama said:

Nice little chubby ammo there Roger. Congrats on getting one that you'd been looking for as well as making it out of the black forest without running into any candy houses. ;)

 

5 hours ago, Uncle Siphuncle said:

What a cute lil bulldog of an ammo!

It sure does have an interesting shape doesn't it? An aside on the witches: they emigrated to Salem Mass. hundreds of years ago :ninja:

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This Macrocephalites turned out quite alright, despite the fact that I hammered the chisel into it before I knew it was there. I collected up most of the pieces I knocked off and glued them back on at home. Still a few gaps, as you can see, but I got carried away freeing up the septal walls, which also makes for an interesting study specimen.

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Amazing that even though its missing shell, its still very dang cool!!   I am a crab man, but I do love the ammo's.

 

RB

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Got a few more done today. 2 Macrocephalites and a Homeoplanulites.

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39 minutes ago, Everhardus said:

Lovely finds and ditto prepwork as usual !!

Thanks :)

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Still looking good!

 

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7 hours ago, ynot said:

Still looking good!

 

:) Still a bit more to come...

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2 hours ago, nala said:

Great finds Roger!

 

Merci, Gery!

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Hey Roger, do you put anything on these ammos once your finished with prep?

 

RB

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