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May 19, 2014 9:33 PM

Is this fossil rare?

I have found this ammonite amongst some hard core from a quarry,whilst at work , is it rare?10367722_10152381957804043_2262583006495919105_n.jpg

 

Also can someone identify this metal, (mineral?) it has some weight to it.

 

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    May 19, 2014 9:47 PM (in response to wolvo5)
    Re: Is this fossil rare?

    The fossil is probably an ammonite, and as such it is not rare.

    However, I can't tell which one (maybe Tabfish can), so there is a chance it is a rare species.

    Would really need to know more about it to be able to name it: more work on the fossil to carefully expose it, more photos, info on location, etc.

     

    The mineral smacks of galena to me, but again, one would need more info to be sure: more and sharper close-ups, determination of density, streak, and hardness.

     

    Mike

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    May 20, 2014 11:41 AM (in response to wolvo5)
    Re: Is this fossil rare?

    I am pretty sure the fossil is a gastropod, Poleumita discors. Looks like Silurian matrix - this is difficult matrix to prepare with hand tools but it is possible.

     

    Best regards,

    Thomas

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      May 20, 2014 11:55 AM (in response to UK Fossil Guy)
      Re: Is this fossil rare?

      Thomas,

       

      Good call; I'm happy to go with that.

       

      Mike

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          May 20, 2014 10:28 PM (in response to wolvo5)
          Re: Is this fossil rare?

          Hi Liam

          Good ID by Thomas, at first glance it looks to be a Heteromorph ammonite with open coiling but it's a gastropod and not a cephalopod.

          Is it rare? well nowadays they are hard to find and although i cannot see the condition of this specimen the surface looks like it could prep into something special if it is all there.

          I have one in my collection but it is no way as good as yours, so well done and a very nice find.

          Poleumita discors, (J Sewerby) Silurian, Wenlock series, Farley Quarry, Much Wenlock.

           

          Tabfish

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