Geoff Ruonavarra

  • 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    I’m looking to have some things certified as being made up of certain properties as well as a reliable age associated to each specimen. I want to be able to label these particular pieces as being authentic, because being a civilian with less than zero authority in this field, anything I describe as” hard evidence” will only be known as a heap of ..unless someone who matters describes it as such. Thanks.

  • 9 months ago
    Geoff Ruonavarra started the topic Unidentified in the forum Micropaleontology

    Had a guess,  but ruled it out.  Pic 1 is part of pic 2, taken separately because it wrapped tightly around the rock. Looks fractured, but likely the same guy. Thanks for any thoughts.

  • 9 months ago
    Geoff Ruonavarra replied to the topic Anyone id this one in the forum What Is It?

    Thanks guys😀

  • 9 months ago
    Geoff Ruonavarra started the topic Anyone id this one in the forum What Is It?

    My mother found this in the basement.. hoping I can let het know what she has. Thanks.

  • 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    Another good one

  • 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    Can someone id this hitchhiker? Applied a drop if water for clarity,  and after 15 minutes of bobbing up and down it got up and walked away

  • 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    So many bizarre scenes. Ill post some larger fellows I found but having too much fun with the microscope at present. Still trying to get a cleaner shot of pic 2. Very frustrating.

  • 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    Thoughts on this? Looks like one animal till scoped in, then it’s more like a bad trip.

  • 10 months ago

    Any idea whose winning this excrement show?

  • 10 months ago

    Usual suspects in a lot of my stuff but was wondering why this one is almost weightless?

  • 10 months ago

    ..

  • 10 months ago

    Nay sayers unite! I won’t bother anyone with what lies beneath(it’s cool though), but rather the surface inhabitants, and wait for the “that’s not a fossil,  but rather a” insert dream crushing end of sentence here..

  • 10 months ago

    <h2>Ctenophore?</h2>

  • 10 months ago
    1. More crystalline fractures. Lol
  • 10 months ago
    Geoff Ruonavarra replied to the topic What caused this? in the forum What Is It?

    How are these mistaken for anything but?! So disappointed with the reaction I’m reviving. 😞 if anyone offering their 2 cents and doing so without basic knowledge of Cambrian animals and has the capacity to recognize  at least the common ones, then I haven’t the words …

  • 10 months ago
    Geoff Ruonavarra replied to the topic What caused this? in the forum What Is It?

    Please for in the name of all that is sacred.  All im getting from this group is doubt and disbelief.  I will post the amazing within. Also,  i swear i personally pulled this piece from roughly eight feet up a dirt wall, riddled with rocks and freshly uprooted trees with stretches of it prior and further down comprised of completely saturated clay  no less than 25 feet top to bottom. Which slowly seeped down into reservoir 30 metres from the lake. My children and I made water dishes for our pets at home for the clay was so clean and of perfect moulding consistency.  Why make that up? I ask a legitimate question. I get a a unsettling vibe every post i submit it met with scepticism at the very least probably think I’m even trolling. Has anyone bothered to take a crack at some of my other forum posts?! Surely even minor knowlede of the top 10 to 15 Cambrian creatures could recognize, that the animals depicted in many if not all are undoubtedly legitimate members. Check the micropaleontology forum. But i will now post some pics of the “man made” piece, complete with its breathtaking inhabitants and that is in fact not perfectly level, just oddly close.  Only the one end I posted to be exact. Sorry for the frustration. Im not sure if my edited inages, done to conform to file size limited are devauluing the quality to a point of unregignition. I have a meeting this wednesday at the local university with a geology  professor. He seemed legitimately exited to get a good look at them, while admittedly, was unwillingly to confirm species in particular based on simple fair quality photos, he undoubtedly agreed a closer look to id the cambrian like animals within.  Apologies for the rant,  I’m just a hobbiest, nobody rock hound, and without a phd whose going to really take the time, let alone go out of their way to help me out.  This is the first attempt I’ve made in the social media disease in just shy of a decade,  nothing like a friendly reminder i was right,  back to the stress free solitary sanity lifestyle I belong.  I do believe in what this group does in principle. Which is why I gave it a go. But, not a good fit.  Good luck with the group, keep the flow if knowledge available to those in need of it, even us amateurs when there’s time to venture all the way down the pesky pedestals. 2 attached pics of the man made slice. Hurumm.. hastily snapped to finish this.  By far the bottom tier of what this piece has to offer but maliciously angling didn’t suit my raging haste. If you view my pics in various post and see nothing…plz just ban me.

  • 10 months ago

    Thought it was a crazy silver concoction,  and it may very well be. Trying to id this one of many micro inhabitants if someone is in the know. .

  • 10 months ago
    Geoff Ruonavarra started the topic What caused this? in the forum What Is It?

    Probably more of a geology question, but given it contains fossils I’ll try and get away with it. Question being, what circumstance or conditions created a relatively even slice of this piece? Pulled it as is from a dirt wall. Wish i could dampen it for a clearer pic but i refuse to risk it anymore.

  • 10 months ago

    In a seemingly normal eye agate.  I wonder just How often things like this go completely unnoticed.

  • 10 months ago

    Thought I’d put this one on here as I haven’t seen anything similar thus far in examining my increasinly large load.

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