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    Morocco - The finds.

    Post  macrocephale on Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:12 am

    -This will be where I upload all of the Morocco fossil pics, with occasional extra ones in the blog (once I get around to digging out the lil' diary I had out there Smile). I'll be putting everything on facebook as well, but probably just the best ones on here.

    The different posts are to separate the finds chronologically, and I will update them along with what info I can get on the localities once I have more time. For now I will leave you with a tantilising few glimpses! geek

    -I still haven't gotten around to photographing everything, and a couple of ammonties still need prepping, but all the best ones will be at the show next week, don't worry!


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    Re: Morocco - The finds.

    Post  macrocephale on Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:12 am

    -Al-Nif (Trilobite shops, Trilobite locality)

    TREV - Treveropyge/Coltraneia
    Probably my favourite fossil from the trip, even if he is one I bought. (Probably not as good as one of the Asfla ammonites though..)





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    Re: Morocco - The finds.

    Post  macrocephale on Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:13 am

    Gara 'Sbaa - Kem Kem fossils


    Gastropod:


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    Lepidotes scales


    Partial Spinosaurus aegyptiacus tooth


    Currently unidentified bone (definitely dinosaur though!)


    Partial Carcharodontosaurus saharicus tooth


    ---Laminite fish:
    Diplomystus (From laminates above the Kem-Kem, atop Gara 'Sbaa)



    Unidentified fish


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    Re: Morocco - The finds.

    Post  macrocephale on Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:14 am

    Tafroute Trilo shop, Rissani KemKem shop

    Bellacartwrightia/Metacanthina (Tafroute)




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    Re: Morocco - The finds.

    Post  macrocephale on Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:14 am

    Asfla - Turonian Ammonites, 3D Fish nodules
    (Can get Mosasaur, Pliosaur, Plesiosaur and Egiallosaur here as well, I didn't find or buy any though)

    Broken Fagesia peroni, ground down slightly to make flat surface, but otherwise similar to condition found in



    Wrightoceras munieri (Only one of these I found)



    Choffaticeras segne (One of the better ones)




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    Post  macrocephale on Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:15 am

    Kem Kem locality 2 (near Ouzina)

    Perfectly split Onchopristis rostral barb.


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    Post  macrocephale on Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:16 am

    Devonian Locality - South of Tata, inc. Ouzina Orthocones

    Unprepped trilobite (will be a while before we see the top of this guy, but he's complete!)


    Goniatite (Precursors to Ammonites) - sorry about the flash!


    Another unprepped trilobite, but complete


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    Ouzina Orthcones:

    Block '1'


    Block '2'


    Block '3


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    Re: Morocco - The finds.

    Post  Guest on Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:46 am

    Looking Good
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    Re: Morocco - The finds.

    Post  Kosmos on Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:05 pm

    Wow! They are nice! Can't wait to see more!

    I might be going to Morocco next year in the summer, driving down. Would you recomend it?

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    Post  Guest on Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:16 pm

    Kosmos wrote:Wow! They are nice! Can't wait to see more!

    I might be going to Morocco next year in the summer, driving down. Would you recomend it?

    can I come?
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    Re: Morocco - The finds.

    Post  Kosmos on Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:20 pm

    Spleain wrote:
    Kosmos wrote:Wow! They are nice! Can't wait to see more!

    I might be going to Morocco next year in the summer, driving down. Would you recomend it?

    can I come?
    It depends... there is normally a lot of luggage camping... Razz
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    Re: Morocco - The finds.

    Post  macrocephale on Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:37 pm

    I need to talk to you guys about Morocco.. basically I want to do my dissertation fieldwork out there this summer (I know where I'd go to etc, full of ord. trilo's), but 'cos it's foreign/dangerous conditions, the uni say I'd need someone to go with me! I'd be going to Al-Nif, where all the best Trilobite shops are, and there's a cheap Auberge (hotel) in the town, a couple of mini supermarkets and an internet cafe.. and the locality is 10 minutes walk away! I'll probably talk to you guys more about it on Saturday Smile

    Wish I was going back out there camping!!! Although summer isn't really the best time for it, 50c in the day in summer, compared to low 30's in winter, and it's still just as cold at night..

    Still want to go back out there SSSOOO much!

    Also, make sure to answer the Poll at the top!

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    Post  Guest on Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:42 am

    macrocephale wrote:I need to talk to you guys about Morocco.. basically I want to do my dissertation fieldwork out there this summer (I know where I'd go to etc, full of ord. trilo's), but 'cos it's foreign/dangerous conditions, the uni say I'd need someone to go with me! I'd be going to Al-Nif, where all the best Trilobite shops are, and there's a cheap Auberge (hotel) in the town, a couple of mini supermarkets and an internet cafe.. and the locality is 10 minutes walk away! I'll probably talk to you guys more about it on Saturday Smile

    Wish I was going back out there camping!!! Although summer isn't really the best time for it, 50c in the day in summer, compared to low 30's in winter, and it's still just as cold at night..

    Still want to go back out there SSSOOO much!

    Also, make sure to answer the Poll at the top!

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    Re: Morocco - The finds.

    Post  macrocephale on Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:09 pm

    The winner of the poll will be revealed at the quiz next week, and a couple of extra fossils will be revealed then too!
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    Re: Morocco - The finds.

    Post  macrocephale on Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:47 am

    Come on guys, get voting! I can't update the photos while it's 1-1!! I've got a lot more taken now so can update this weekend probably geek

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    Re: Morocco - The finds.

    Post  Guest on Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:27 pm

    Tense!
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    Re: Morocco - The finds.

    Post  macrocephale on Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:55 am

    Right then... It was 1-1-1 between Gara 'Sbaa, Asfla and the Tata/Ouzina devonian localities so I decided to update all 3!!! Enjoy geek

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    Post  Guest on Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:00 pm

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    Re: Morocco - The finds.

    Post  macrocephale on Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:23 pm

    geek
    Get voting again people! What do you want to see next?

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    Post  Guest on Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:29 pm

    I like the fish dude - you got more fish? + I cant vote twice Sad
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    Re: Morocco - The finds.

    Post  macrocephale on Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:06 pm

    Yeah I've got around 15, check on the fb photos Smile

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