Mesozoic Nautilids

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  1. Hajar

    Hajar Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Here's a pile of Mesozoic nautilids thrown together on my desk. There's a big (15 cm) Triassic Germanonautilus at the back, the Omani Griesbachian one, a little black Norian one from British Columbia (just about impossible to see in this poor photo), a Jurassic Paracenoceras from France, a Jurassic Pseudaganides from Madagascar with beautiful spiral ornament, and a Cretaceous Syrionautilus from Lebanon.
     

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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    More great fossils, thanks for posting all these photos Hajar 8-)
     
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    Where to do guys KEEP all these ... rocks? I keep thinking I would love to build a fireplace with them inset but where do you put them so they can be easily found and viewed? Do you swap them in an out for display on a favored shelf? They need to be admired but where do you put them?
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Mine are all in cardboard trays stacked in the spare room. :roll:
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    ummm, Kevin, can you get INTO that room?
     
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    It must be a very large spare room!:shock:
     
  7. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    The room is a mess right now, so no pics.:oops: I'll look for an old pic I took when they were laid out on a table. A lot of them are in museums or universities around here, and they all will be in a few years.
     
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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Kevin, I take it you're implying giving "with a warm hand", rather than a cold one? You should consider staying around for at least a few decades, not so much a few years :wink:
     
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  9. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    :grin: Yes, OB, with a warm hand.

    Some photos from a few years ago. Some more in boxes not shown, but this is how they are stored.

    some Mesozoic Nautilids in the upper right of the lower left photo just to keep on topic.
     

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    Terri Sepia elegans Registered

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    Oh my! I'm drooling just a little...:notworth:
     
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    Do you keep a catalog of them and crossreference labels on the boxes?
     
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    They all have numbers attached (painted and/or glued) and are cataloged in a database (dBase IV/ Lotus Approach), no labels on the boxes, but they are grouped either by location or taxon. With only a few boxes it's fairly easy to keep track, but small label cards are in the works. :smile:
     
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    Hajar Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Good to see Kevin. I'm about as organized, but in a more compact "den" space, surrounded by books, fossils, minerals, art, artefacts, microscope, photography gear, computing stuff and more.
     

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