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    Posted: 04 Dec 2011 at 8:59pm
Been meaning to post a few recently collected corals - I've collected several species with a view to polishing  sections but the naturally weathered ones (which I think are partly silicified) can show the detail just as well.
 
Here's the first:
Diphyphyllum lateseptatum, Namurian Great Limestone, Weardale.
Corallites 4-6mm diameter.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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really nice preservation on those corals,unlike the glacial eratics i find  
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Those are nice. They look good as they are as you say.
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They are great as they are Tarquin (and I'm a polisher most times)!!!!!!!!
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Thanks guys, here are some others.
 
The very common Siphonodendron (formerly Lithostrotion) junceum, Brigantian, Tyne Bottom Limestone.
 
Corallites 2.5mm across.
 
 
 


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Also very common, but I love the preservation on this one:
Dibunophyllum bipartitum. Namurian, Great Limestone
 
18 - 25mm across.
 
 
 
 
 
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Fantastic pictures Tarquin, those last 2 pics on your first post are stunning, good enough for a picture on the me thinks....
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Do you mean the Members Database (MD) Dave ? If you do I agree!
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Hi Colin, had a complete brain freeze when writing that post lol, for some reason i said 'me' when i meant to write 'wall' lol idiot. But yes i agree they should be uploaded to the database. Sorry folks lol.
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Sounds like you need to oil those brain cells mate!Wink
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....or replace them all together lol.
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......YOU said it Dave!
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Fantastic pictures of some great finds thanks for sharing the.


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Dave, Colin, Malc - thanks all; looking out for photogenic and identifiable (I hope!) bits of coral livens up walks on the moors when there's usually not much else to collect.
 
My main ID source is Dorothy Hill's classic 1930s monograph on Scottish Carboniferous rugosa - not modern (I don't know of anything comparable that's more up to date) but covers much of what we get in NE England.
 
I'd be glad to put some in the Members Database if people think it would be useful. At least they're pretty!
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Section through a Canininia cf. juddi, Great Limestone, Weardale.

(Ed. - I think this might be Koninckophyllum interruptum - quite similar in LS but the tabulae aren't perhaps quite as complete as in Caninia)

Shows wide, flat tabulae and typical bubbly dissepiments round the edge.
 
 
 
 
 
I'm still looking for a good transverse section but I think this is Caninia juddi:


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some lovely finds there Tarquin,Smile    Jan.
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Lovely stuff Tarquin but....
"....dissepiments round the edge." before the waterdhed?????? Big smile

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Thanks Jan!
 
Colin, that's nothing - see what happens when you google the coral genus "Amplexus"LOL.


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New about that, but didn't know it was called that!
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It surprised me too Colin (although it rang faint bells from biology A level); what I really want to know is why a rugose coral is called Amplexus.
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