Field Work 2011

Discussion in 'Cephalopod Fossils' started by Architeuthoceras, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Messages:
    2,391
    Likes Received:
    94
    Location:
    somewhere under the desert sky

    A nice little Triassic ammonoid. More to come but from a very slow connection here at the Border Inn, it may be later next week.:sly:
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Terri

    Terri Sepia elegans Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Messages:
    960
    Likes Received:
    85
    Very nice tease Kevin! Looking forward to seeing your finds next week, I'm very jealous of your two weeks in the field, good luck!:mrgreen:
     
  3. skywindsurfer

    skywindsurfer Architeuthis Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2009
    Messages:
    1,723
    Likes Received:
    5
    I must say kudos to those of you who can suffer the weather and everything and spend so much time on these fossils. I love palentology(spelling?) but there is no way I could do it for a living.
     
  4. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    Messages:
    19,078
    Likes Received:
    1,123
    Location:
    Gainesville, GA USA
    What minerals replaced the original to make it look like marble? It look like you can just pick it up (as to a lot of your finds that you post :razz:). How much work have you already done (at the time of the photo) and how much longer did it take to free it from the substrate?
     
  5. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

    Joined:
    May 30, 2000
    Messages:
    8,736
    Likes Received:
    513
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Nice Kevin - tweeted and stuck!
     
  6. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2003
    Messages:
    6,642
    Likes Received:
    2
    Awesomeness !
     
  7. gjbarord

    gjbarord Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2007
    Messages:
    867
    Likes Received:
    152
    Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Great stuff Kevin!!

    Greg
     
  8. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Messages:
    2,391
    Likes Received:
    94
    Location:
    somewhere under the desert sky
    First off, some of the colorful cacti

     

    Attached Files:

  9. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Messages:
    2,391
    Likes Received:
    94
    Location:
    somewhere under the desert sky
    And the Lizards were all in a frisky mood.

    Fence Lizards and Collared Lizards


    A Tiger Whiptail


    and a Leopard Lizard.
     

    Attached Files:

  10. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Messages:
    2,391
    Likes Received:
    94
    Location:
    somewhere under the desert sky
    A couple of Ordovician Orthocones

     

    Attached Files:

  11. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Messages:
    2,391
    Likes Received:
    94
    Location:
    somewhere under the desert sky
    Some Early Triassic Ammonoids


    undetermined


    ?Churkites


    ?Guodunites
     

    Attached Files:

  12. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Messages:
    2,391
    Likes Received:
    94
    Location:
    somewhere under the desert sky

    Anasibirites kingianus


    Anasibirites kingianus


    and more giant snails
     

    Attached Files:

  13. Terri

    Terri Sepia elegans Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Messages:
    960
    Likes Received:
    85
    Beautiful flora and fauna Kevin! I think I have a little orthocone that looks a lot like the one on the left, I'll post it later. Are you finding any other fossils in your Ordovician rocks?
     
  14. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    Messages:
    19,078
    Likes Received:
    1,123
    Location:
    Gainesville, GA USA
    I hope there are not a lot of lizards at Terri's place, I might get terribly distracted from the rocks to see if they will let me approach :grin:
     
  15. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Messages:
    2,391
    Likes Received:
    94
    Location:
    somewhere under the desert sky
    There are sponges, algae, Trilobites. Brachiopods, Crinoids, Bryozoans, etc., unfortunately I didn't take photos of the other stuff. :sad:
     
  16. Terri

    Terri Sepia elegans Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Messages:
    960
    Likes Received:
    85
    The second pic. of the A. kingianus, with the knife for scale, would be awesome prepped! It reminds of the one Hajar prepped and posted his progress on. :smile:
     
  17. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Messages:
    2,391
    Likes Received:
    94
    Location:
    somewhere under the desert sky
    Terri, though they look very good, those are really just casts in a very sandy limestone, not very well preserved. You can see a hole through the one on the left. There is nothing beneath the surface to prep out. :sad:
     
  18. Terri

    Terri Sepia elegans Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Messages:
    960
    Likes Received:
    85
    Bummer. Your right though, still nice. :smile:
     

Share This Page