Fossils in Gym shower tiles

ILRockHound

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The LifeTime Fitness Gym in my area has great fossils in the limestone tiles they use in the shower area - see pix. I believe they are from the "ammonitico rosso" layer found in Italy
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781444304855.ch11/summary
Ammonites and Belemnites.
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tonmo

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I've heard of flooring / tiling like this, but I've never seen it first hand. Impressive set!
 

Nancy

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Impressive! I'd like to have tiles like that in our bathroom that we're remodeling.
 

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I have mentioned before that I would absolutely love a fireplace made of fossil stones. The down side, moving!
 
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Nice, you can see the siphuncle in the top one. I thought about this when we were remodeling our kitchen, but went with soapstone instead.
 

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The siphuncle on (almost) all ammonoids is along the ventral margin, so what looks like a siphuncle in the middle of a whorl is more likely the siphuncle of an inner whorl. So, unless that line(s) through the center of the fossil is an artifact of another whorl, it is indeed the siphuncle. There may be a portion of the siphuncle on the right, but it is too broken up to tell for sure.
 

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