Thursday, September 10, 2015

Porites floridaprima New and Little Known Agatized Coral Tampa Formation Oligo-miocene Bulletin 56

Silicified example.


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.

Alveopora 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.

UNKNOWN UN-NAMED TYPE 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.










Montastrea tampaensis 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.

Acropora tampaensis 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.

Stylophora S. cf. minutissima 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.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Magic

THE MAGIC
Hold me as I fall to little pieces
Pull me closer to your warm and healing aura
I'll obey, turn to gray
Make me follow you there
all the way...

Hold me close to you
Let the magic in
and I'm never gonna kill the light
Lead me, heal me
put a spell on me
all these voices don't belong here

I wonder if you're real
in a maze standing still...


Video: Some treasures of the Earth, both long term, and transient.  Altogether, that is The Magic. 

Fan video by Bill Gallagher, luxefaire.com, with permission to use The Magic by Meon Music.   Many thanks to Alan and Andy for their great work, and to the various UK antiquities departments who produced the public pictures of the Staffordshire Treasure and more.  Also as always thanks to NASA and GIMP.