Albuquerque Fossils

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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    We almost missed our flight home because I just had to stop by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. A lot more cephalopods on display than those pictured here, these are the best pics I took. The first few are Triassic ammonoids (from the collection of Jim Jenks) and an obligatory photo of the Seismosaurus mount.
     

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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    I was going to look up Nauti-guy, but it was a spur of the moment visit and we were in a hurry. Below are some Cretaceous ammonoids and a Nautiloid, a cool Nautiloid holding up a video player, and a couple of model cephalopods. It is a fantastic museum and I hope to spend a lot more time on my next visit.
     

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    Are the Triassic ammonoids suspended between the glass and the document like a mobil? The photo looks three dimensional (loving my new monitor)
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes, they are about 6" from the back of the display (you can just make out the supports in the bottom photo). The whole museum is very easy to go through, and all the displays are very well presented.
     
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    Great display of ammonoids !! I love wandering around those paleo museums. Each new museum seems to come up with a unique display.
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    Great photos in the Gallery!!
    thanks for the link.
     
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    What day were you there (here). I've been away (preoccupied) for some time, negligent you could say. Not that I've gone anywhere exept for a week in Oct to Ariz on a family matter. I would have loved to have given you a tour of the collections where the real stuff is. Hopefully there'll be another time.

    Regards, (the) Nauti-guy
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Nauti-guy, I forced the guys to drop by last Friday the 9th (about 3PM, our plane left at 5:wink:), we only stayed long enough to visit the Triassic-Cretaceous rooms. I'll be working up in Cuba, staying in Bernalillo, off and on for the next few months so I'll get with you next time and see if we cant set up a time. I would really like to see some of Dr. Flowers' collection. :grin:
     
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    Beats camping in the snow!
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Any day fossil hunting in the desert, snow or not, is better than a day at work, anywhere. :wink:

    (except maybe at Kat's soon to be new job):twisted:
     
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    I was just about to add that exception!
     

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