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Slovenia  2015 "Stories written in stone - Geology of Kamnik-Savinja Alps and Karavanke"

Issue Date 23.05.2015
ID Michel:  (frame)  Stanley Gibbons:    UPU:  Category: pR
Author Photograph:   Mr. Thomas Hitij.  
Special Cancel - made by DATA PRINT d.o.o. Kamnik
Stamps in set 2
Value B   -  decapod of the genus Aege
C   - fish of the genus Placopleurus
* A - standard letter inside country - 0,29 EUR
Size (width x height)
Layout sheets of 25 stamps
Products FDC x 1
Paper self adhesive
Perforation
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Printed by OSNOVNA SOLA FRANA ALBREHTA
Quantity stamps: 200 each, FDC: 100
Issuing Authority Philatelic Club Ivan Vavpotic Kamnik , Slovenia
decapod of the genus Aege and  fish of the genus Placopleurus on personalized stamp of Slovenia 2015

On May 23 2015, Philatelic Club Ivan Vavpotic Kamnik, Slovenia issued set of two commemorative self-adhesive stamps.  
About 240 million years ago during the Triassic period a warm equatorial ocean Tethys was covering the area of today's Kamnik-Savinja Alps, Slovenia. Diverse plant and animal communities lived in this ocean and on the nearby islands. After the death, their remains were deposited and preserved within the sediments, which today form rocks that build the mountains. 
After the winter of 2006, several samples of Triassic dark bituminous marlstone and laminated limestone were collected by Tomaž Hitij in the loose in the scree in the Kamniška Bistrica valley in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps,
Slovenian Xiphosura fossil on commemorative postal mark of Slovenia 2015
northern part of the Central Slovenia. The site was more precisely investigated and during the field expedition in September 2006 when the first fish remain was found on a fragment of dark bituminous marlstone. Afterwards, several surveys were carried out in search for the original outcrop, which was discovered at the end of September 2006 by Tomaž Hitij and Jure Žalohar. In the following years the broader area of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps was investigated in more detail. As a result of this work, several new sites with mostly very well preserved Triassic plant, mollusk, decapod, brachiopod, echinoid, ophiuroid, crinoid, fish, and reptile remains were found. Among the most important was the discovery of the conservation Lagerstätten fossil sites in the beds of the Strelovec Formation and Velika Planina Horizon. Because of the exceptionally well-preserved decapod, fish and marine reptile fauna, the Middle Triassic of this area can be placed among the most important Middle Triassic fossil sites in the World.  The personalized stamps depicting juvenile decapod of the genus Aeger, fish of the genus Placopleurus and postal mark depicting first Slovenian Xiphosura fossil, were issued to commemorate the opening of the permanent fossil exhibition ''Stories written in stone - Geology of Kamnik-Savinja Alps and Karavanke'' in the Solčavsko region, Slovenia.

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