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A bit of luck in the Aalenian


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I decided to try my luck again at one of my old Aalenian spots in the Wutach valley last week and it panned out this time. I'd been there a couple of weeks ago without much success, so I decided to try to follow the horizon this time in the hopes of finding a pristine exposure. This necessitated a lot of digging and delving, and was a bit of a challenge for my sense of orientation, but I finally was able to localize two exposures which look like they could be producing some interesting finds for some time to come.

I've been busy the last few days doing some commission work, but I finished that off this afternoon, so now I can get down to working on these finds. Here's what I brought home with me.

 

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At the bottom left of the second crate is a larger ammonite which I managed to get done quickly today since there wasn't much matrix at all to remove. Here's the finished product.

 

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Staufenia discoidea? 12cm.

 

More to follow as time goes on.

 

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Roger, you are a lucky man. So many ammonites, so little time! 

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Tidgy's Dad

What a great selection ! :)

Will look forward to seeing some of them prepped. 

A nice little bivalve too! 

Super finds! 

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9 minutes ago, Darktooth said:

Roger, you are a lucky man. So many ammonites, so little time! 

:)

 

7 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

What a great selection ! :)

Will look forward to seeing some of them prepped. 

A nice little bivalve too! 

Super finds! 

I'm looking forward to getting at them tomorrow, but now it's off to bed.

 

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MeargleSchmeargl

Just eyeballing them, I can tell they'll make great prepped specimens!:ammonite01:

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More nice finds!

Good luck with the new exposures!

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7 hours ago, Nimravis said:

Great stuff, congrats.

 

 

7 hours ago, MeargleSchmeargl said:

Just eyeballing them, I can tell they'll make great prepped specimens!:ammonite01:

Good morning and thanks. I'll be getting down to work as soon as I finish munching my granola.

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6 hours ago, xDiamondX said:

I especially like the look of this one1.jpg.ecc40e06b8b2bf4f2598086060fe063a.thumb.jpg.82f9ca1709243648e8eab5ac2a6bbfa1.jpg

Maybe I'll tackle that one first then.

 

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2 hours ago, ynot said:

More nice finds!

Good luck with the new exposures!

It looks promising, so cross your fingers.

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:fingerscrossed:

 

As always, looking forward to seeing the results of your handiwork, Roger...

 

:popcorn:

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Nice haul Roger.  I would call that 'Fun in a Basket'. 

 

RB

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15 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

but I finally was able to localize two exposures which look like they could be producing some interesting finds for some time to come.

Sounds tantalizing... I am always excited when I have a spot that looks likely to produce for some time to come.  :1-SlapHands_zpsbb015b76:

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4 hours ago, Monica said:

:fingerscrossed:

 

As always, looking forward to seeing the results of your handiwork, Roger...

 

:popcorn:

Coming right up :)

 

1 hour ago, RJB said:

Nice haul Roger.  I would call that 'Fun in a Basket'. 

 

RB

That's what I call a good moniker.

 

1 hour ago, Shellseeker said:

Sounds tantalizing... I am always excited when I have a spot that looks likely to produce for some time to come.  :1-SlapHands_zpsbb015b76:

It's a great feeling, but the proof is in the pudding isn't it?

 

 

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14 hours ago, xDiamondX said:

I especially like the look of this one1.jpg.ecc40e06b8b2bf4f2598086060fe063a.thumb.jpg.82f9ca1709243648e8eab5ac2a6bbfa1.jpg

 

Well, here it is. Turned out that there were a couple of hitchhikers aboard. All Ancolioceras opalinoides.

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I tackled the one to the left of it in the crate as well. There's a piece of ammo on top of it which I had to glue back on. Nice 3-dimensional multiblock with Staufenia sehndensis and Ludwigia haugi (the small one) ammonites and a couple of little Myophorella formosa bivalves.

 

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Some close ups of the L.haugi. Love the spines on these inner whorls.

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Tidgy's Dad

Nice spines! 

I love the way you prep all these. 

Very lovely. :wub:

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Manticocerasman

great finds and great job Roger, always a plesure reading your posts :D

 

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MeargleSchmeargl

Ludwigia's ammos, coming to a 3-D collection near you!

 

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4 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Nice spines! 

I love the way you prep all these. 

Very lovely. :wub:

 

3 hours ago, Manticocerasman said:

great finds and great job Roger, always a plesure reading your posts :D

 

 

2 hours ago, MeargleSchmeargl said:

Ludwigia's ammos, coming to a 3-D collection near you!

 

 

26 minutes ago, Monica said:

:wub::ammonite01:

 

Thanks for the laurels, everyone. I am quite happy with the quality of the finds this time around, so it makes preparing them all that more inspiring.

 

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They look fantastic prepared really nice:wub:

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It's nice to have a whole day at your disposal. The last two above were done this morning, then my wife and I took a brisk hike through the vineyards overlooking the Lake of Constance, had a tasty meal in Meersburg and then I got back to the prep bench for the rest of the afternoon. The first one is a multiblock with Ancolioceras opalinoides. Top left 2nd crate. 17cm. long.

 

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A Staufenia discoidea. 10cm. 2nd crate middle right.

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And a relatively uncommon Brasilia baylii. 4.5cm. Bottom left 2nd crate.

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11 minutes ago, Bobby Rico said:

They look fantastic prepared really nice:wub:

Thanks, Bobby :)

 

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