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Fossils

Post by roc2rol » Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:29 pm

I been working with fossils lately

Here is an ammonite I cut/sliced open

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then tried to polish the face

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these critters are ancient & extinct
Ed

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Post by cubfan64 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:32 pm

That's a very cool and unique idea!!! I like it :)

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Post by coazon de oro » Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:11 pm

Thanks for posting that Ed, I can't help but stop and wonder at everything that went into the design and creation of something so complex as "just a snail". Homar

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Post by Mrs.Oroblanco » Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:56 pm

Man, that is REALLY cool!!

We have found some ammonites here, and were trying to figure out how to incorporate one or two into the fireplace surround - I think you gave me a GREAT idea!

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Re: Fossils

Post by roc2rol » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:21 am

Hi Beth

They grow big in Dakota Terrritory

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This one could be a fireplace

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Re: Fossils

Post by roc2rol » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:31 am

Image

A clearer picture of the flat.
As I understand it--- the critter within
would build a new cell
as it outgrew the old one,
hence the pattern.
Thanks Everyone for looking! :)
Ed

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Re: Fossils

Post by cubfan64 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:09 am

roc2rol wrote:Image

A clearer picture of the flat.
As I understand it--- the critter within
would build a new cell
as it outgrew the old one,
hence the pattern.
Thanks Everyone for looking! :)
Ed
PDC!!! Pretty Darn Cool!

Jim Hatt

Re: Fossils

Post by Jim Hatt » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:03 pm

He sure started out as a tiny little 'feller didn't he Ed?
Now that I think about it... Didn't we all? :lol:

Really COOL!

Jim

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Post by oroblanco » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:59 pm

That is really cool Ed - and you are right, supposedly the ammonites can be up to six feet across. The biggest we found was WAY less than that though, only found out how to find them last summer and haven't been to the spot this year. I don't know if it holds true everywhere but they are only found in a certain layer of rock around here, anything above or below that layer and zilch.

What are you planning to do with those examples? Just curious, but starting to get some ideas.
Roy

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Re: Fossils

Post by roc2rol » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:02 am

Howdy Roy !
How about posting a pic
of those rocks & ammons?
especially if you ever get back to that layer of rock
something to do on the weekend ha ha
Ed

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