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    macrocephale
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    Cambrian trilobite

    Post  macrocephale on Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:45 pm

    Mid Cambrian trilobite ~520Ma, Hamatolenus vincenti from Morocco

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    Re: Cambrian trilobite

    Post  Kosmos on Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:04 pm

    Lovely! Did you get a Cambropallas Telesto trilobite while out there?
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    Re: Cambrian trilobite

    Post  macrocephale on Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:08 pm

    No, they are hard to find cheap/real, that type is commonly faked. (This trilo was bought once I was back here after the trip). The trilobites I got out there will be in my "Morocco: The Finds" thread, or on my Facebook album "Morocco fossils". I've made all fossil albums public so anyone on here can see them Smile I'll put a link in my sig.
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    Re: Cambrian trilobite

    Post  Kosmos on Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:38 pm

    macrocephale wrote:No, they are hard to find cheap/real, that type is commonly faked. (This trilo was bought once I was back here after the trip). The trilobites I got out there will be in my "Morocco: The Finds" thread, or on my Facebook album "Morocco fossils". I've made all fossil albums public so anyone on here can see them Smile I'll put a link in my sig.
    Do you remember how much fossils cost there?
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    Re: Cambrian trilobite

    Post  macrocephale on Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:43 pm

    Generally around 50-80% of what you'd buy the same ones for here. The ones you see for £1000s online will be around £200 out there. I payed around £20 for ones that are £35ish online. I'm hoping to go back at some point, if not for a tour like I did before then just to the main areas for fossil shopping, including Al-Nif.
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    Re: Cambrian trilobite

    Post  Kosmos on Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:00 am

    macrocephale wrote:Generally around 50-80% of what you'd buy the same ones for here. The ones you see for £1000s online will be around £200 out there. I payed around £20 for ones that are £35ish online. I'm hoping to go back at some point, if not for a tour like I did before then just to the main areas for fossil shopping, including Al-Nif.
    Interesting, do you know if there are many campsites there?
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    Re: Cambrian trilobite

    Post  macrocephale on Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:50 am

    There's an 'Auberge' (mini hotel) in almost every town, or at least people who are friendly enough to let you stay, and there are some in the desert as well.
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    Re: Cambrian trilobite

    Post  fossilhunter on Fri May 25, 2012 7:17 pm

    Why do the trilobites seem so different to the surrounding rock in colour? :?:

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