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Author Topic: Fossil with torn label in German  (Read 3481 times)

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Offline Pekka K

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Fossil with torn label in German
« on: July 17, 2013, 02:42:04 pm »
As far as I can read the label:

.... von Sciessmeister
.... m Hangenden des Flöz
.... 442m - Sohle des
.... nbad in Reckling
.... (gef)unden!

Can anybody help to find more of this?
max. diameter 130 mm, weight 615g.

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Re: Fossil with torn label in German
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 03:11:09 pm »
This is a fossil fern found in a German coal mine in the Ruhrgebiet, probably a mine in the city of Recklinghausen.
The finder was the person responsible for the controlled demolition below ground = Schießmeister (an old name for chief blaster). Sohle = ground, here 442m below surface. Flöz = bed of coal. Hängendes = ceiling (bottom = Liegendes, wall = Anstehendes)

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Re: Fossil with torn label in German
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2013, 02:36:22 am »

Thank you, this confirms my thoughts about
the origin of this item.

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