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Manticocerasman

Last saturday my girlfriend and I went back to the south of Belgium to go hunt for my favorite fossils.

 

On the way there we saw a new road under construction where cretaceous chalk was visible. We made a quick stop to chek it out, but we only found 2 bellemnite fragments. So we hit the road again to the devonian rocks.

 

The weather was quite good for this time of the year, so it was no suprise to see some fellow fossil and mineral hunters on the site.

 

Some new heaps on the side of the field got my attention. Here I made my first good find of the day. A goniatite anaptychus. I was missing this in my collection. So I was verry pleased with it.

 

The rest of the morning most of the finds were made in situ by Natalie, 2 decent sized Manticoceras and 2 Carinoceras specimens. She also managed to find a trilobite fragment. Also the first trillo adition from this quarry to our collection.

 

At noon we were joined on our hunt by a friend. We then got to the large dirt pile at the end of the quarry whera a few other people were looking for smal pyritised cephalopods.

 

After a few chats with the other fossil hunters about the cephalopod fauna the showed me a huge Goniatite they found earlyer that day. I had rarely seen a specimen like this. My surprise was even greater when they offerd this specimen for my collection since I specialise in this kind of fossils. Again lots of thanks if that person reads this thread, it wil get well deserved attention and preparation.

 

The rest of the day we spent on the large mound picking up various fossils but my find of the day here was a incredible crinoid calyx.

 

The trip turned out to be one of my best on this location.

 

Cheers.

Manticocerasman

 

I'll upload the photos in the next post

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Manticocerasman

more pics:

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Manticocerasman

The Goniatite i recieved:

 

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the Anaptychus:

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The Crinoid Calyx:

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A simple but beautiful brachiopod:

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Tidgy's Dad

Absolutely amazing day of collecting! 

WOW! 

There are some wonderful specimens there. 

The aptychus, crinoid, goniatite and hash plate are all superb! 

Though i have a particular fondness for the brachiopod right now! :envy:

Nice report, thanks for sharing. :)

 

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Looks to me, that you had a great hunt!

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I'd say that was an outstanding hunt!  That goniatite you were given is huge,and as for the crinoid: :drool: :wub: :envy:

Don

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Heteromorph

Great finds! That brachiopod is simple but beautiful. And nice anaptychus!

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Very nice finds Kevin :D

Congrats !

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Very nice finds as always! The brach and crinoid are awesome :wub::drool::envy:

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Thanks for the trip report, very nice finds and there seems to be a lot to go through yet :D

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I can imagine the hours going by quickly with all of that rock to sort through - there just isn't enough time in the day...

 

Excellent finds - I am :envy:, too!

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Fossildude19

Whoa!  :drool:

Those are some lovely finds, Kevin!  

That brachiopod is quite stunning, in fact. 

Thanks for the great report.  :) 

 

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DPS Ammonite

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Thamnopora sp. coral. It grew in a coral forest and not on a reef.

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Congratulations Kevin. Looks like you had a great trip. I would have been happy with just the simple and beautiful brachiopod and those goniatites and the crinoid calyx are just exquisite. Thanks for sharing your wonderful day with us. 

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Awesome finds!

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Wonderful trip report and finds!

Thanks for sharing.

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fossilcrazy

Thanks Manticocerasman,

It is enjoyable to see where people hunt at other international collecting sites. Happy Hunting!

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What the others said.

Waiting for you to visit some stratotypical locations now:P.

More posts with "Assise de",please:D

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Manticocerasman

Thx for all the replys,

 

I got a few extra pictures of the brach:

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and the large goniatite:

 

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Manticocerasman

Done prepping the monstrous goniatite :D

 

it took me a while :

 

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