Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Montastrea peninsularis New and Little Known Agatized Coral Tampa Formation Oligo-miocene Bulletin 56

Please be aware that my attributions are tentative.  Most should be correct though. The new pictures are of specimens collected by me at Ballast Point Florida2013.  These types and associated nomenclature correspond to Bulletin 56, put out by the State of Florida and available online here: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00000252/00001/pdf --  New and Little Known Corals of the Tampa Formation. 

     I trust these modern pictures of known types from Ballast Point will augment Bulletin 56 online, assisting in the positive identification and further appreciation of Floridas rare petrified Oligo-Miocene corals.  I will be adding pictures occasionally. 

     Due to better collecting technology of my own invention I have been gifted with a good number of high res specimens.  Clicking the pictures in this blog entry will take you to a bigger picture.  These pictures may be used by anyone as long as it is not for profit and credit is given me as the photographer and collector.   I am not against profit but if you want to make some money off the photos cut me in.  Lot of work and many years behind these efforts.

     School collections are available, write luxefaire@gmail.com, use Coral Collection as subject.

     Some of the pictures are of pages from my copy of Bulletin 56, because the online version scanned badly.





Favites yborensis Bulletin 56 New And Little Known Corals of the Tampa Formation w/New Material









Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Rare Forms From Ballast Point Tampa Florida Miocene Corals And Associated Reef Life Bulletin 56

This is a lemon sized Montastrea whose exterior features are eroded.  It felt so light I thought for sure it was a thin-walled, even eggshell thin crystalline geode, instead was this, another intriguing and more rare circumstance.  This is what all the coral did after the reef became silted over, it eroded from the inside out, leaving holes, casts, in the surrounding clay/limestone.  Fluctuating water levels and associated flooding and drying of layers over the eons is credited with inundating the coral layer with silica suspended in water, creating geodes from the coral shaped voids in the clay/rock.  This head did not fossilize as most did on The Gadsen Peninsula, but the interior exhibits graphically what the geode forming voids looked like during formation of most Tampa material near Ballast Point.






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This is a type I am still working on, it is slightly odd, I can't fit it into anything I have seen about Ballast Point.





Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Montastrea davisina New and Little Known Agatized Coral Tampa Formation Oligo-miocene Bulletin 56

Please be aware that my attributions are tentative.  Most should be correct though. The new pictures are of specimens collected by me at Ballast Point Florida2013.  These types and associated nomenclature correspond to Bulletin 56, put out by the State of Florida and available online here: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00000252/00001/pdf --  New and Little Known Corals of the Tampa Formation. 

     I trust these modern pictures of known types from Ballast Point will augment Bulletin 56 online, assisting in the positive identification and further appreciation of Floridas rare petrified Oligo-Miocene corals.  I will be adding pictures occasionally. 

     Due to better collecting technology of my own invention I have been gifted with a good number of high res specimens.  Clicking the pictures in this blog entry will take you to a bigger picture.  These pictures may be used by anyone as long as it is not for profit and credit is given me as the photographer and collector.   I am not against profit but if you want to make some money off the photos cut me in.  Lot of work and many years behind these efforts.

     School collections are available, write luxefaire@gmail.com, use Coral Collection as subject.

     Some of the pictures are of pages from my copy of Bulletin 56, because the online version scanned badly.















Cyphastrea tampae New and Little Known Agatized Coral Tampa Formation Oligo-miocene Bulletin 56


Please be aware that my attributions are tentative.  Most should be correct though. These specimens were all collected by me at Ballast Point Florida.  These types and associated nomenclature correspond to Bulletin 56, put out by the State of Florida and available online here: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00000252/00001/pdf --  New and Little Known Corals of the Tampa Formation. 

     I trust these modern pictures of known types from Ballast Point will augment Bulletin 56 online, assisting in the positive identification and further appreciation of Floridas rare petrified Oligo-Miocene corals.  I will be adding pictures occasionally. 

     Due to better collecting technology of my own invention I have been gifted with a good number of high res specimens.  Clicking the pictures in this blog entry will take you to a bigger picture.  These pictures may be used by anyone as long as it is not for profit and credit is given me as the photographer and collector.   I am not against profit but if you want to make some money off the photos cut me in.  Lot of work and many years behind these efforts.

     School collections are available, write luxefaire@gmail.com, use Coral Collection as subject.

     Some of the pictures are of pages from my copy of Bulletin 56, because the online version scanned badly.

Antiguastrea cellulosa New and Little Known Agatized Coral Tampa Formation Oligo-miocene Bulletin 56

Please be aware that my attributions are tentative.  Most should be correct though. These specimens were all collected by me at Ballast Point Florida.  These types and associated nomenclature correspond to Bulletin 56, put out by the State of Florida and available online here: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00000252/00001/pdf --  New and Little Known Corals of the Tampa Formation. 

     I trust these modern pictures of known types from Ballast Point will augment Bulletin 56 online, assisting in the positive identification and further appreciation of Floridas rare petrified Oligo-Miocene corals.  I will be adding pictures occasionally. 

     Due to better collecting technology of my own invention I have been gifted with a good number of high res specimens.  Clicking the pictures in this blog entry will take you to a bigger picture.  These pictures may be used by anyone as long as it is not for profit and credit is given me as the photographer and collector.   I am not against profit but if you want to make some money off the photos cut me in.  Lot of work and many years behind these efforts.

     School collections are available, write luxefaire@gmail.com, use Coral Collection as subject.

     Some of the pictures are of pages from my copy of Bulletin 56, because the online version scanned badly.