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July 10, 2016 Weekly Geology Guess

July 9, 2016

Greetings from the Bluff Park   Porch, way up yonder on Shades Mountain (1,109′) in Alabama:

My discussion on Alabama Geology will continue with Alabama Fossils.

 
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Minerals and Rocks – The Good Life from the Ground
 
“If it ain’t grown, it has to be mined”

Alabama Fossils
 

And believe you me, we are blessed with all types of fossils.  But finding them in the kudzu can be difficult.

 

Fossils | Encyclopedia of Alabama

Images of Alabama Fossils.

https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEV7rpHoFXzkwAaRoPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw–?p=Alabama+Fossils&fr=yhs-befrugal-002&hspart=befrugal&hsimp=yhs-002

Paleontology in Alabama.

Alabama Paleontology Portal.

 

http://paleoportal.org/index.php?globalnav=time_space&sectionnav=state&name=Alabama

Resources on Collecting Alabama Fossils.

http://www.gsa.state.al.us/documents/misc_gsa/Fossil%20Resources%20for%20Alabama.pdf

There is so much material that I could write several dissertations on any one of them, but I will spare you.

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The Big Boys:  Dinosaurs, Whales, Sharks.

Zeuglodon, Basilosaurus cetoides

Basilasaurus video.



Alabama Mosasaur

http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-2271

Tyranasaurus, Appalachiosaurus

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appalachiosaurus

Alabama Hadrosur, Lophorhothon

Note:  Image of shark skeleton in article and as attached photo are extremely rare since the skeleton is made up of cartilage which usually does not fossilize.  The only thing that is hard and preservable are the teeth.

Surprise, Surprise.  Once again, I thought that I would slither out from underneath this one, but the trilobites gang tackled me in the shallow end of the pool, and demanded their time in the sun.

“The Devil is in the Detail”

This is what is so exciting about geological science.  It is like an endless mystery movie.

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References include:

–    Wikipedia

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Editors Note:  It is the intent of this site to keep this discussion as simple as possible, so as to educate the interested general public and not to discuss with the geology crowd the latest geologic theories and nuances.  Thanks, R

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Author’s Request:  If you see any pictures that you know the source and photographer, let me know immediately.  Thanks!  R

Images have been searched by TinEye Reverse Image Search.  http://tineye.com/

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Who knows where we will wander in the fossil kingdom next week.

 

 

Thanks,

R

 

AL State Fossil. Basilosaurus

AL State Fossil. Basilosaurus

AL.. Basilosaurus_cetoides_skeleton. by Dr Gerry Goeden

AL.. Basilosaurus_cetoides_skeleton. by Dr Gerry Goeden

AL CP, Mosasaur Skeleton

AL Mosasaur Skeleton. by Unknown

AL CP, Mosasaur

AL Mosasaur by Dan Vamer

AL. lophorhothon skull.   by Wann Langston Jr.

AL. lophorhothon skull. by Wann Langston Jr.

AL. lophorhothon. by James Hayes

AL. lophorhothon. by James Hayes

Alabama, Appalachiosaurus montgomeriensis. by FunkMonk

Alabama, Appalachiosaurus montgomeriensis. by FunkMonk

Alabama, Tyranasaurus, Appalachiosaurus.  McWane Science Center.  Ralph-Jenny

Alabama, Tyranasaurus, Appalachiosaurus. McWane Science Center. Ralph-Jenny

AL.  Squalicorax sharks with Hadrosaur

AL. Squalicorax sharks with Hadrosaur

Anacoracidae Squalicorax. Kansas. Smithsonian Institution. by Hectonichus

Anacoracidae Squalicorax. Kansas. Smithsonian Institution. by Hectonichus

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