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Merry Xmas everyone!!! :yay-smiley-1:

 

To celebrate this long-awaited holiday, how about we showcase some fossils linked to it?

It can be anything: a fossil that you got for Xmas, found on Xmas day, or a fossil that reminds you of something "Xmassy". Explain why!

 

I'll start off:

 

Orthosphinctes desmoides (?)

Gräfenberg, Germany

Grafenburg Formation, Kimmeridgian, Jurassic

 

I got this gorgeous double-ammonite piece from my parents for Xmas yesterday! Also, although you can't see it very well on the picture, the ammonites have a nice dark green color thanks to the glauconite that they are made of (similar color to a Xmas tree)! :D 

 

 

 

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And another piece:

 

Rangifer tarandus

Zandmotor, Netherlands

Late Pleistocene

 

I found this cool reindeer vertebra on the Zandmotor not long ago. Who knows, maybe it was Rudolf's ancestor? :headscratch:

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Now, which Xmas-themed fossils do you have to share? Maybe a snowflake-shaped crinoid? Or a flashy red (like Santa) shark tooth?

I can't wait to see them!

 

Max

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Nice fossils Max! 

Unfortunately my mum flat out refuses to gift me any more fossils because i've got so many. I have to buy them myself and sneak the mail in or find them now.:hearty-laugh:

But i've asked for fossil collecting gear instead, so i've got new wellies, i went through about 3 pairs last year alone. :P

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2 minutes ago, LiamL said:

Nice fossils Max! 

Unfortunately my mum flat out refuses to gift me any more fossils because i've got so many. I have to buy them myself and sneak the mail in or find them now.:hearty-laugh:

But i've asked for fossil collecting gear instead, so i've got new wellies, i went through about 3 pairs last year alone. :P

Hahaha, I'm not surprised!

My mom was not as strict, but it was more or less the same. She said: you can have maximum 1 fossil for Xmas this year! 

Luckily she did also get me some useful stuff for fossils: good-quality padded envelopes (good for sending fossils around the globe) and really good plastic boxes that are perfect to sort my fossils in. 

But in your case, I think the real reason is because your mom is jealous... Because I am too, seeing all that awesome ichthy stuff you've been finding!!! :envy:

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6 minutes ago, Max-fossils said:

Hahaha, I'm not surprised!

My mom was not as strict, but it was more or less the same. She said: you can have maximum 1 fossil for Xmas this year! 

Luckily she did also get me some useful stuff for fossils: good-quality padded envelopes (good for sending fossils around the globe) and really good plastic boxes that are perfect to sort my fossils in. 

But in your case, I think the real reason is because your mom is jealous... Because I am too, seeing all that awesome ichthy stuff you've been finding!!! :envy:

Haha, my parents are sick of hearing me talk about fossils. She's found one or two nice bits also.

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Merry Christmas Max 

We open our presents tomorrow , I do hope I get a little fossil gift off Santa. 

Very nice Christmas ammonite  gift.  

 

Merry Christmas everyone.

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6 minutes ago, Bobby Rico said:

Merry Christmas Max 

We open our presents tomorrow , I do hope I get a little fossil gift off Santa. 

Very nice Christmas ammonite  gift.  

 

Mery Christmas everyone.

I hope you get something cool!

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Different bits of different species of Star fish from London Clay . Uk 

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Nice fossils, Max! :)

Merry Christmas, everyone! :yay-smiley-1:

I think I have a fossilized Mince Pie around somewhere, i'll have a search. 

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Oh just you guys wait until I open my big box of French ammonites

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3 hours ago, FossilsAnonymous said:

Oh just you guys wait until I open my big box of French ammonites

Bring it on!

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1 minute ago, Wolf89 said:

Is this thread to show off fossils you got for Xmas or fossils related to Xmas?

Both I think :dinothumb:

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12 minutes ago, Wolf89 said:

Is this thread to show off fossils you got for Xmas or fossils related to Xmas?

Anything you like at the moment, i think! 

Merry Christmas! :)

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FossilsAnonymous
13 hours ago, caldigger said:

Bring it on!

One HUGE ammonite, coming up!

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It's hard to think about what this must have cost.

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6 minutes ago, FossilsAnonymous said:

One HUGE ammonite, coming up!

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It's hard to think about what this must have cost.

Oh someone your age doesn't have room to display that. You'd best send it over here to put in my case.

I'll send you pictures of it from time to time, so you'll know it's doing OK. ;)

 

*Don't think about what it cost, but realize the love that was involved in obtaining it for you.

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5 minutes ago, caldigger said:

Oh someone your age doesn't have room to display that. You'd best send it over here to put in my case.

I'll send you pictures of it from time to time, so you'll know it's doing OK. ;)

 

*Don't think about what it cost, but realize the love that was involved in obtaining it for you.

I'll think about it. ;)

The only reason I'm a little worried about cost is because they already bought me a really nice quality soccer jersey.

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1 hour ago, FossilsAnonymous said:

I'll think about it. ;)

The only reason I'm a little worried about cost is because they already bought me a really nice quality soccer jersey.

Soccer? You don’t have time for soccer when there’s fossils to be found!:ighappy:

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@Daleksec knows how to make Mrs.SA2 happy and ensure he keeps getting invited on fossil hunting trips. He 3D printed & painted these Ecphora earrings and necklace for her for Christmas. 

 

They are quite nice and she loves them!

 

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Our buddy Zsolt made a unique Christmas tree from some of his VA & MD Miocene teeth. Of course, he too has included an Ecphora. :D

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Here is the awesome wine bottle holder that @bmitchell887 and his lovely fiance Dr. Wilson, gave us for Christmas. This thing is righteous! Mrs.SA2 was fast on this one claiming the bottle of wine AND the shark mouth holder as "her's."

 

When your friends are also fossil hunters, you get some awesome gifts!!

 

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18 minutes ago, SailingAlongToo said:

@Daleksec knows how to make Mrs.SA2 happy and ensure he keeps getting invited on fossil hunting trips. He 3D printed & painted these Ecphora earrings and necklace for her for Christmas. 

 

They are quite nice and she loves them!

 

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Stunning! 

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7 minutes ago, SailingAlongToo said:

Here is the awesome wine bottle holder that @bmitchell887 and his lovely fiance Dr. Wilson, gave us for Christmas. This thing is righteous! Mrs.SA2 was fast on this one claiming the bottle of wine AND the shark mouth holder as "her's."

 

When your friends are also fossil hunters, you get some awesome gifts!!

 

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Jack that's awesome. 

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Not fossils, but related... :P 

 

This lovely print by our own TFF member, @Bobby Rico - Our thanks to you and the missus, Bobby, for this delightful and limited-run print! Merry xmas!

 

And Deb had managed to conspire with @DevonianDigger last time we were at Penn Dixie to acquire this t-shirt while I was distracted by digging. :D 

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