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Greetings From A Uk Geology Student In Germany


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Hi all,

I am a soon-to-be geology student currently serving with the British Army in Germany, I will be starting long distance study with the Open University this October and as part of my preparation I got ahead of it and started to self teach. During the course of my studies I found myself being dragged deeper and deeper into the Paleogeological side of things, its quite a rabbit hole.

Anyway, here I am just brushing up on my maths skills ready for my foray into formal scientific studies with an ever increasing quantity of self discovered fossil specimens that are just crying out for my love and attention.

The city I am sits on the edge of an uplifted cretaceous mountain range, which due to the effects of glacial erosion has been reduced to a ridge of small mountains. It is here deep within this bedrock that my Cenemonian limestone quarry can be found, I have collected only from here a few times but every visit rewards my efforts with some kind of find. I grow ever excited at the possibility of finding that "top grade" specimen and i feel i am truly hooked!

I will post a more in depth geological overview of my "patch" as soon as i have written it, may take a while as all the documents are in German.

Here are a selection of my finds so far, some images are taken in the field at point of collection and some have had some "VERY" amateur prep work done, I apologise if it makes you cringe!

Hope to learn from the wealth of information here, and also with a bit of luck somebody may learn from me :D

James (PBGeo)

Here is a panoramic photo of the quarry taken on my last visit, file was too large to upload!









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Welcome to the Forum from Connecticut, USA. :)



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Welcome to the Forum, James :)

"There has been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about." - Ashleigh Ellwood Brilliant

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” - Thomas Henry Huxley

>Paleontology is an evolving science.

>May your wonders never cease!

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Hi James,

nice to have you aboard here as well. Best wishes from Roger F. alias Doggerfan.

Haha, I promise I am not stalking you...... promise!!!

Thanks for the welcomes :D

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Haha, I promise I am not stalking you...... promise!!!

Thanks for the welcomes :D

Don't worry. I believe you. Just about everybody who can speak English ends up on this forum at some point.


Greetings from the Lake of Constance. Roger


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Welcome to the Forum!

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
-Albert Einstein


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