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Are There Any Phosphate Mines In Florida That The Public Can Search


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#1 Megalodon_hunter

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 09:47 PM

Are there any phosphate mines in Florida that an average jo schmo like me can search.
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#2 Shellseeker

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 10:57 PM

Most phosphate mines, quarries and the like have to worry about the occasional yahoo who finds a lawyer and sues the company for some imagined or real slight. We live in a litigious society. Because we do, all insurance companies want to raise their fees a couple of thousand percent to insure against problems of allowing joe public on the property.

Having recognized why it is so difficult, there are ways: like joining a local fossil club. Read the newsletter:
http://www.fcolc.com...rs/news0709.pdf
You could coordinate a vacation with a club visit to a phosphate mine.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 02:45 AM

:) Your best bet is joining a fossil club,however.....I and a friend have gotten in a couple with some good acting.He owns a really beat up john boat and I own a beat up work car.Add to this a couple of junk rod and reels,ragged clothing and a couple of days facial growth.We pull up and ask if we can fish.If they let us in we row a good ways then pull to the side and fossil hunt,putting the fossils in our tackle boxes. :D Works for us,sometimes. :P
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 06:46 AM

:) Your best bet is joining a fossil club,however.....I and a friend have gotten in a couple with some good acting.He owns a really beat up john boat and I own a beat up work car.Add to this a couple of junk rod and reels,ragged clothing and a couple of days facial growth.We pull up and ask if we can fish.If they let us in we row a good ways then pull to the side and fossil hunt,putting the fossils in our tackle boxes. :D Works for us,sometimes. :P


bear dog,
that's a hoot. remind me on my next trip to florida to go "fishing" with you. :lolu:
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 08:33 AM

:) Your best bet is joining a fossil club,however.....I and a friend have gotten in a couple with some good acting.He owns a really beat up john boat and I own a beat up work car.Add to this a couple of junk rod and reels,ragged clothing and a couple of days facial growth.We pull up and ask if we can fish.If they let us in we row a good ways then pull to the side and fossil hunt,putting the fossils in our tackle boxes. :D Works for us,sometimes. :P

Not that anyone would ever advocate, on the Forum, an illegal act... :mellow:

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#6 Esteban

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 08:49 AM

Joining a club is a good idea. If you Scuba, there are many flooded mines you can access, but finding something, may be a different story.

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 11:01 AM

That fishing act wouldnt work with Mosaic as they have stopped all fishing in the pits. The FIn and Feather club which was a coveted club to be in was ended and it started with a freind of mines bother and his son drowning in one of those pits. They really dont want anyone on their properties anymore
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