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A Few Upper Jurassic Finds


Ludwigia

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I wouldn't really call it a fossil hunting trip, but as I was on my way back from an outing, I decided to check out a ditch at the side of the road in the upper Danube valley which sometimes produces some fossils. Some rocks occasionally get washed out of the cliffs after a few days of rain, which had been the case last week, so I thought it might be worth looking. And it was. Only spent an hour there, but came up with some nice things. They are all from the Kimmeridgian.

post-2384-0-75445800-1400795511_thumb.jpg Taramelliceras compsum. 6.5cm.

post-2384-0-47682300-1400795611_thumb.jpg Creniceras dentatum. 2cm.

post-2384-0-99031600-1400795681_thumb.jpg Orthosphinctes (Ardescia) schaireri. 2.5cm.

 

Greetings from the Lake of Constance. Roger

http://www.steinkern.de/

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Awesome ammos. You should show more before and after photos so we can appreciate how much work you put into cleaning the fossils up. :)

-Dave

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Check out my Blog for more fossils I've found: http://viewsofthemahantango.blogspot.com/

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Lovely finds, and prep, as always, Roger! :wub:

Wish I had a ditch like that near me!

Thanks for posting them.

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Truly amazing finds for just an hour of collecting. Great to be in the right place at the right time. Congrats!

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Awesome ammos. You should show more before and after photos so we can appreciate how much work you put into cleaning the fossils up. :)

Sorry, Dave. I haven't been thinking about that much lately. Guess I'll have to get back to that again.

 

Greetings from the Lake of Constance. Roger

http://www.steinkern.de/

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Sweet finds!

Lovely finds, and prep, as always, Roger! :wub:

Wish I had a ditch like that near me!

Thanks for posting them.

Regards,

Truly amazing finds for just an hour of collecting. Great to be in the right place at the right time. Congrats!

Thanks guys. Yes, that was a good stroke of luck that doesn't happen every day!

 

Greetings from the Lake of Constance. Roger

http://www.steinkern.de/

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Brachiopods! Now you're talking my language. Very nice.

-Dave

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Geologists on the whole are inconsistent drivers. When a roadcut presents itself, they tend to lurch and weave. To them, the roadcut is a portal, a fragment of a regional story, a proscenium arch that leads their imaginations into the earth and through the surrounding terrain. - John McPhee

If I'm going to drive safely, I can't do geology. - John McPhee

Check out my Blog for more fossils I've found: http://viewsofthemahantango.blogspot.com/

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