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I was lucky to find petrified leaves (in a rather hard stone) on a small mountain called 'Roter Berg' in the outskirts of Vienna, the red radiolarites from this mountain were prehistorically used for making spearheads and blades.

In some soil layers there were found ammonites too.

The plant remains are dated 8,9-9 Million years old and stem from the Pannonium (11,608 - 7,246 million years before present).

They may present Lythraceae.

Here the microscopic pictures:

 

Versteinerte Blätter vom oten Berg, 135x  2.JPG

Versteinerte Blätter vom oten Berg, 135x  3.JPG

Versteinerte Blätter vom oten Berg, 135x  7.JPG

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I have heard of roter berg but never collected there.

my Samsung camera software if playing up a bit, but I hope to upload pics from my fossil leaves I found in my area.

a lot of "my" fossil locations, I have discovered independently, I study the geological maps and than go on field trips.

just a few weeks ago, I went mineral collecting with my local gem club, and I picked up a fossil with crinoids.

nothing of value and not spectacular, but what I'm proud to say is, I saw the host stone and new that this particular stone does yield fossils, and I am talking of a river gravel deposit!

when I collect fossils or stones, there is one thing I like the most,

it's me, and the bush, and nothing else! :)

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