Fossils in Gym shower tiles

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  1. ILRockHound

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    I've heard of flooring / tiling like this, but I've never seen it first hand. Impressive set!
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice!!
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Impressive! I'd like to have tiles like that in our bathroom that we're remodeling.
     
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    I have mentioned before that I would absolutely love a fireplace made of fossil stones. The down side, moving!
     
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    Nice, you can see the siphuncle in the top one. I thought about this when we were remodeling our kitchen, but went with soapstone instead.
     
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    siphuncle - where??
     
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    Ugh, don't have patience to add arrow to photo, but look up here^
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    The siphuncle on (almost) all ammonoids is along the ventral margin, so what looks like a siphuncle in the middle of a whorl is more likely the siphuncle of an inner whorl. So, unless that line(s) through the center of the fossil is an artifact of another whorl, it is indeed the siphuncle. There may be a portion of the siphuncle on the right, but it is too broken up to tell for sure.
     
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    Thanks for the explanation Kevin, it was bothering me that the placement of the siphuncle looked off.
     
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