Fossils (found by accident)

Discussion in 'Cephalopod Fossils' started by The Moog, Jun 22, 2003.

  1. The Moog

    The Moog O. bimaculoides Registered

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    I found these fossils in a display case whilst searching for a functioning loo at the college I'm visiting here in the USA. :ammonite: It's called "Cephalopods then and now". I know you see these things in museums, etc, but I thought it was interesting to find them at a college!

    Phil sounded relatively excited about them :indiffer: (Phil looking excited, (only joking Phil))and so I took pictures, I took lots, but here's 9 of the best. If you can't read the labels, take the brightness and contrast down in your image viewer. If that doesn't work, I'll go back and read it and tell you what it said.

    Moog
     
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    more...
     
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    last ones...
     
  4. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    I wish I could find such stunners on my way to the loo!!!

    Perhaps I'd best get a few display cabinets up at work (with all arrows to the loo pointing down :) )
     
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    how do we know its 23 yrs old? cuz its wiskers are bit longer than mine right?
     
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    Thanks for that Moog; some lovely specimens there and that's a cool wallchart. I don't think there is anything there that is especially remarkable as the Parkinsonia ammonites, the goniatites and the polished Orthoceras nautiloids are commonly available via fossil dealers.

    Having said that, that Acanthoscaphites (your Big Ammonite) is a beauty!

    Still, they are all interesting to look at, though!
     
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    I have other stuff, dunno what's rare and what's not, I shall show you all the pictures at some point, and you can decide if they're worth posting!
     
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    Moog & Phil,

    I sense that we are veering into what the hyper-therapized would call "sibling power differential issues."

    Moog, back up a bit: you did find a functioning loo, didn't you?

    :roll:

    Clem
     
  9. The Moog

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    Thankfully, yes, the only one of three that was working, although people over here are confused when I use the word "loo" rather than "bathroom"!

    What's one of those then? He is older than me, and does know lots and lots of stuff about all sorts of things, but I can cook marginally better than him and don't wear dodgy 1940's uniforms.

    Moog
     
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    Only marginally... :lol:
     
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    Is that who I think it is? Maker of the curried aubergine slices?
     

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