Monday, August 23, 2010

Tirolites ?

? Tirolites body chamber cast

From above the "Clam Wall" and below the "Spathian Gap", geographic outcrop nicknames that don't mean anything to anyone unless you have a copy of my field notes from 15 years ago, sorry. Even below M109 of anothers' notes. Not a very good fossil, but it may be important.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Calcite Heteromorph

A small portion of a heteromorph ammonoid, possibly Allocrioceras. This thing is only about 1.5mm long, photo taken through the eyepiece of my microscope. Dorsal side toward viewer, without impressed zone so it was completely evolute and probably open whorled, not enough preserved to tell if it was helical or not. From the Upper Cretaceous Mancos Shale, lower Upper Turonian Scaphites whitfieldi Zone.