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Yesterday I braved the elements, got wet and muddy and had to slide down the hill on my backside since the finds were too heavy to carry back up the slippery slope to where my car was parked. I ended up climbing back up to the car and driving it around the countryside to the sideroad at the bottom of the hill in order to pick up the loot. But it was all worth it. I spent the day today preparing the first ammonite and there's lots more to come.

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Ludwigia haugi 11.5cm. The shell is complete on this side and at the bottom are an incomplete Staufenia opalinoides and 2 Myophorella cf. formosa bivalves.

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Rear view with mostly steinkern showing the lobes.

 

Greetings from the Lake of Constance. Roger

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Bring it on!

Grüße,

Daniel A. Wöhr aus Südtexas

"To the motivated go the spoils."

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wow! Great find and real good prep job! Makes a fantastic display piece!

Nice! Good prep on that piece!

Thanks guys. This one came out of the matrix pretty well as shown. I just had to dust it up somewhat, so to speak....well, I did use the air pen to bring it out better and reduce the block in size.

Bring it on!

There's a potential multiblock in 4 pieces which I have to puzzle together which is gonna need a few hours attention...

 

Greetings from the Lake of Constance. Roger

http://www.steinkern.de/

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That ammonite is a beaut. Can't wait to see more. Congratulations. Obviously, well worth all of the effort. Potential FOTM???

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That is really cool how you have shell on one side and sutures on another. Congrats!

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That ammonite is a beaut. Can't wait to see more. Congratulations. Obviously, well worth all of the effort. Potential FOTM???

Thanks Jeffrey. I'll wait up on the FOTM since I've already got a couple in my pocket. I'm more curious to see what else I'll be exposing.

That is really cool how you have shell on one side and sutures on another. Congrats!

Thanks Dave. The spot I'd sought out was buried under a pile of dirt which had slipped down from above, so I figured the weathering had loosened things up enough to make a dig worth it, which turned out to be the case. A pile of blocks about a meter high had split at the seams, so I was able to release them all from captivity with a little effort. The most complicated thing was to stop them from rolling off down the slope, which was accomplished by creating a series of ledges underneath. Said ammonite was in a smaller block showing the septal side up and the shelly side was still encased in the matrix, so I figure the weathering separated the shell from the mold on the upside over the years but didn't have a chance to ruin the downside.

 

Greetings from the Lake of Constance. Roger

http://www.steinkern.de/

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My heart skipped a beat as I pulled that one out.

I can see why. A splendid fossil indeed. :wub:

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I can see why. A splendid fossil indeed. :wub:

I just can't get enough of it, so I took a closeup.

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And here's the next one finished.

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Ancolioceras opalinoides 9cm. Since a lot of the shell is missing, you can see where the phragmocone ends and the living chamber begins. This sample is not quite complete.

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Greetings from the Lake of Constance. Roger

http://www.steinkern.de/

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Wonderful Job, as per usual, Roger! Well done.

Love to see your expertly prepped Ammonites. :wub:

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Thanks Tim :D

Just completed another A.opalinoides. This didn't take so long, since it popped out of the stone all by itself ;) If you look at the mouth aperture, you'll see a little bitty baby in there...

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Greetings from the Lake of Constance. Roger

http://www.steinkern.de/

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Those things are fantastic!!!!! I find some out here but not that nice!

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Those things are fantastic!!!!! I find some out here but not that nice!

Thanks. You're in the cretaceous, aren't you? The middle Jurassic preservation in these parts and elsewhere is often topnotch.

 

Greetings from the Lake of Constance. Roger

http://www.steinkern.de/

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I didn't have to go to work today, so I spent the afternoon in the workshop with the following results.

post-2384-0-56949500-1395774343_thumb.jpg A block measuring 10x9cm. with L.haugi above and A.opalinoides.

post-2384-0-67197500-1395774433_thumb.jpg Another large L.haugi at 12cm., this time not quite complete.

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Greetings from the Lake of Constance. Roger

http://www.steinkern.de/

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The next one is done now. This took a bit longer since the block was broken in 2 pieces straight through the ammonite, so I had a bit of repair work to do.

post-2384-0-70223500-1395959211_thumb.jpg Staufenia ?discoidea. 10.5cm. The block measures 21x15cm.

 

Greetings from the Lake of Constance. Roger

http://www.steinkern.de/

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Roger, these are great. Good thing you braved the elements. :) Now, pick a lovely day to return to that spot and discover even more!

"I am glad I shall never be young without wild country to be young in. Of what avail are forty freedoms without a blank spot on the map?"  ~Aldo Leopold (1887-1948) 

 

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