Orthoceras & Goniatites platters

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  1. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi all,

    I meant to post these a while back - found them in a geology shop in Vancouver while we were there in August. I saw the Orthoceras one first and was duly impressed but my mouth literally fell open when I saw the Goniatites one. The round one was about 20" in diameter and the oval one about 22" long.
     

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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    And the detail in the center of the oval one. Beautifully carved/incorporated.
     

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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Beautiful! What are the platters themselves made from to allow the perfect imbedding?
     
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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    They're pretty much the original hunks of fossil-containing rocks, carved nicely. Still amazed. :shock:
     
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    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    I have a big belemnite one. Intend to try to get an ammonite one at the next gem and mineral show in Tucson. The same guy (from Morocco sells them.
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Just to be pedantic...

    They are Silurian and Devonian "Orthoceras" and "Goniatites" (many different genera and species of each).

    quarry and prep.

    :wink:
     
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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Pedantic is good - thanks for the correction! Think I have fixed the names now... ?
     
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    baldtankman Wonderpus Supporter

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    Wow Kat they are cool!
     

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