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Olenus
2017 is nearly over and most of us have been out collecting this year . What is your best find or finds this year ? Here are a few of my favourite finds.

The trilobite Cumingella. Carboniferous. Derbyshire.
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CurtKnap
They're absolute beauties - I know how rare complete Carboniferous trilobites are (even partials are not that common)!
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diamond1
Wren's nest was nice to me
Proetid
Btw your Cumingella is very nice
I only have Webberides from UK carboniferous Click image for larger version - Name: Screenshot_20171013-165934.png, Views: 48, Size: 2.05 MB
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mr ammonites
I had a very good year indeed and am still waiting for lots of prepping to be done.
My two favourites are Woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) and my Proplanulites majesticus.
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Ammonite!
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lee harmsworth
Hi, Here's some of my best fimds for this year, more photos to follow of other finds when I have time, to get my best camera out and not my phone haha feel free to comment, many thanks, Lee

The first photo includes a chalk echinoid from Swanage, Dorset which I believe to be Galerites
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The other photos include a chalk shark tooth, from Swange, Dorset. Click image for larger version - Name: P1080507.jpg, Views: 26, Size: 5.20 MB Click image for larger version - Name: P1080508.jpg, Views: 25, Size: 4.62 MB Click image for larger version - Name: P1080509.jpg, Views: 30, Size: 4.92 MB Click image for larger version - Name: P1080503.jpg, Views: 34, Size: 4.55 MB Click image for larger version - Name: P1080504.jpg, Views: 35, Size: 4.70 MB Click image for larger version - Name: P1080506.jpg, Views: 36, Size: 4.69 MB
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Olenus
Helllo Lee, it’s been quite a few years since I’ve been to Swanage. Nice finds !
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lee harmsworth
Hi, I would you highly recommend a trip to Swanage, you can make some good finds there, unfortunately like all of fossil hunting it requires patience especially in Swanage as it can be hard as finds are very infrequent compared to other places along the Dorset coast but it is often worth it, more pictures of my best finds for this year to come, when I find the time to take them, many thanks, Lee.
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Vert Finder
My find of the year is still in prep, but here is a sneak preview shot. It's a (sadly headless) fish from the Blue Lias of Monmouth, Lyme Regis Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_1694.jpg, Views: 87, Size: 2.65 MB
Thanks, VF
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Doggerfan
I spent a lot of time this year in the Callovian of southwestern Germany and these are my favorites from those trips. First Bullatimorphites, then Macrocephalites and lastly Homeoplanulites.

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Best wishes from the Lake of Constance. Roger.
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Brittle Star
Hi

One or my favourites is this tiny jaw fragment of an albanerpetontid. IOW Click image for larger version - Name: albanerpetontid jaw 2.jpg, Views: 33, Size: 195.51 KB
JW

 Never ask a star fish for directions
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Scrumpy
Hi
My best finds of 2017 is this Ichthyosaur paddle still awaiting prep and this 220mm lytoceras just back from prep, both from Yorkshire coast Click image for larger version - Name: 309720CD-91BF-4583-8DF0-7A6B13573718.jpeg, Views: 36, Size: 1.64 MB Click image for larger version - Name: F0652AA2-5AEF-4772-945C-E8EF58A365EF.jpeg, Views: 34, Size: 2.31 MB Click image for larger version - Name: AF9B8C4D-278E-4BB0-98CC-352B1CBE040D.jpeg, Views: 36, Size: 2.08 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 804EF35D-A4C7-4378-8B94-07A1D703100C.jpeg, Views: 35, Size: 1.78 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 0A787C68-F2E7-4F41-9418-F635ABFF2C85.jpeg, Views: 27, Size: 455.79 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 1EF84879-EB63-449A-B64A-D42F7031DD28.jpeg, Views: 27, Size: 570.13 KB
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Elbert
Hello, my best find of this year is the mystery fossil in the topic of april; since then  research has confirmed to me it is indeed a sea-pen.
And as there is no known seapen from the Jurassic, it will be deffo a new species.
What makes me sure?
On the fossil i noticed little dots with small starlike lines coming out of the center of the dots; these turned out to be the fossilized polyparms.
As these are tiny I only became sure when I saw a very much enlarged picture of a partial modern sea-pen called Pennatula.
Alas, these fine details are not visable on the photo I took and I do regret now that I only made that one photo.
But with some luck the piece is still there and will be recovered in the end.
Happy holidays everyone!

greetings, Bert

the search is as valuable as the finds...
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Trilo(bite my ride!)
I can't believe I haven't posted on here for a year.

Here are some of my favourite finds of last year

My first Dinosaur bone (from Smoke Jacks) - ID help gently appreciated -looks like shin bone just below the knee?[image][image]
You can see the honeycombed bone marrow[image]
There might be a predation/ scavenging mark on the bone- here is a close up . The cut can also be seen in the top right of the the first [image]

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Trilo(bite my ride!)
the photos have ended up  a bit out of synch, this was the one that I thought I added to show the marrow[image]
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Olenus
Hi , can’t see photos ?
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Trilo(bite my ride!)
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I also found some bone fragments that I'll post up soon 

Here is a baby lobster/shrimp - chalk;- when I first found it I thought it was fish remains until when you look at the underside you can see a claw and pincers bent back towards the tail. The other claw which is probably at least partially there faces forward beyond the head- {which isn't clear to see}I think you can also see antennae segments in there.
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Of the 20-30 complete trilobites I found this is my favourite Cornovicia didymograpti
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I do have the rest of the trilobite it is just the reverse is embedded in this and would probably be too difficult to extract
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So of the other trilobites I like most are the smaller ones also from the Ordovician of Wales/England

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some kind of" Ogy-ie"

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- I should of wetted this and the lobster.

I have plenty of other interesting finds from the last year or 2 I will try and post up at more frequent intervals soon. Including, reptile(marine), only bits and pieces nothing too exciting like some of the amazing ones I have seen on here, plenty of insect remains from smokejacks (mostly beetle- had a very lucky first visit there),starfish, sponges, teeth etc. etc. ...and of course  plenty of trilobites- I was a jammy sod last year...
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Kosmoceras
I'm seeing fish remains rather than crustacean. I'm not seeing the "claw" and those look very much like jumbled scales.
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nomadiclifeguide
boneblock wrote:
Here's an ichthyosaur we found last summer. We've roughed out the bones preserved in shale but still need to prepare the nodularised skull etc.


Nice find and prep. Where did you have it from?
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Crann
nomadiclifeguide wrote:


Nice find and prep. Where did you have it from?


I'm not seeing any post/photo's of the Ichthyosaur ?
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boneblock
Crann wrote:


I'm not seeing any post/photo's of the Ichthyosaur ?


Sorry,moved it to our Instagram page.
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Crann
boneblock wrote:


Sorry,moved it to our Instagram page.


Ah man...
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boneblock
Crann wrote:


Ah man...

I'll email it to you :-)
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Crann
boneblock wrote:

I'll email it to you :-)


Cheers Aaron, you got my email still ?
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boneblock
Crann wrote:


Cheers Aaron, you got my email still ?


Just sent it but from another email address
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Crann
boneblock wrote:


Just sent it but from another email address


Cheers
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