||Michel: 108 Scott: 228 Stanley
Gibbons: 260 Yvert: 102 UPU: N/A
||Drawing: Mirko Majer, Photo: Anton Cebron
|Stamps in set
||70 T. Karavankina schellwieni
|Size (width x height)
||28,80 x 40,32 mm
||Sheet of 25 stamps
||Chancellor oba free L.S.PVA GMD 100g, gummed
||14 x 14
|| 4 color offset
||DELO - TISKARNA d. d., Ljubljana
On March 29, 1995 Post authority of Slovenia issued the second stamp in their set "Fossil of Slovenia". The first stamp
issued in 1993
The world famous fossil locality in the Dolžan Gorge above Tržič offers in
inexhaustible wealth of various Lower Permian fossils. More than 80
species of brachiopods alone are known, of which over 20 were found
here before anywhere else in the world, and had already been described
and pictured by 1900. Karavankina
flesh-coloured limestone, was described in 1966. This new genus and
species is characterised on the exterior surface of the valves by
parallel belts that are strewn with tiny warts, the remains of small
prickles. The animal was anchored with these in the limy mud of the
seabed. Adult valves are about one and a half centimetres long and
around two centimetres wide. Karavankina
schellwieni Ramovš, 1966,
lived about 275 million years ago in the warm Palaeotethys sea.
The Lower Permian Karavankina
schellwieni is a new genus
and new species, differing essentially in its internal structure from
the Lower Carboniferous species Productus
elegans. The latter from
Dolžan Gorge was described in 1900 by the German palaeontologist, E.
Prof. dr. Anton Ramovš
Anton Ramovš has described fossil life in the Jesenice and Tržič areas
in his popular science works, and we have obtained unique information
on the formation of the Earth. Within the Tržič Society of Friends of,
Minerals and Fossils, we decided to link these amazing finds to a trail
which, in agreement with the Mountaineering Association of Slovenia, we
have called the "Slovene Geological Trail".
The expert guide to the path and daily control points produced by Prof. dr.
Stanko Buser has become a valuable handbook for visiting this area. It
is meant for students, scholars, scientists and all friends of the
natural sciences at home and abroad. The trail leads one through the
unspoilt nature of the Slovenia parts of the Karavanke and Julian Alps.
It is around 1,500 kilometres long, and there are some 900 viewing
points on it.
The Slovene Geological Trail is the only project of this kind in the world,
a geology laboratory in nature, a polygon for meeting scientists from
all over the world.
soteska, Dolžan Gorge, is a very important element of the Slovene
Geological Trail, much visited by the world's scientists.
issue of special postal stamps in a series of fossils minerals is a
valuable contribution to understanding the natural wealth of Slovenia
in the field of geology, palaeontology and mineralogy, and an
enrichment of the world's philatelic treasury.
You, too, can become a member of the Society of Friends of Fossils and
Minerals of Slovenia and visit the Slovene Geological Trail.
For the Society: Mirko Majer Society of Friends of Minerals and Fossils of Slovenia
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are welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org (you
can email me on ENglish, DEutsch, or RUssian)