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The End Of My Pliocene Project

Posted by MikeR in Southern Comfort, 23 February 2013 - * * * * * · 2,685 views

When I began this blog late in 2010, my intention was to report on recent field trips however, with the exception of one excursion each into the Upper Miocene, Lower Pliocene and the Calabrian Pleistocene, all of my posts have concentrated on the Upper Pliocene of the US Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains.  I already had an extensive collection of Flor...


The Columbianus Zone/alaunium 2/ Norium/upper Triassic, In The So Called “Hallstatt Limestone” Of The Northern Calcareous Alps In Austria

Posted by andreas in andreas' Blog, 22 February 2011 - * * * * * · 7,298 views
Triassic, Ammonoids, Alps

The columbianus Zone/Alaunium 2/ Norium/Upper Triassic in the so called "Hallstatt Limestone" of the Northern Calcareous Alps in Austria

Dear Fossil Forum members!

This pictured report about the ammonite bearing Triassic Hallstatt limestone will be the first one of a...


Ancient Hunters

Posted by JohnJ in Adventures with a Paddle, 15 August 2010 - * * * * * · 2,399 views
dart point, artifact, cottonmouth and 4 more...

June 5, 2010 Barry held his camera barely two feet away from the back of an Agkistrodon piscivorus . Although a small snake, it was still very dangerous and he positioned his camera based on years of experience with these reptiles. Known more commonly as a Cottonmouth or Water Moccasin, the twelve inch juvenile snake had coloration similar to the closely...


* Dinosaurs Of The British Isles Winter Talk Review *

Posted by DarrenElliot in DarrenElliot's Blog, 05 January 2015 - - - - - - · 180 views

I think it was a real treat for the Stamford and District Geological Society to have had a palaeontologist such as Dean Lomax to visit us and to talk about Dinosaurs of the British Isles. Without the publication of his NEW BOOK you just couldn’t comprehend the diversity of Dinosauria roaming our shores...  Barely a week seems to go by without...


Chowan River Formation Revisited

Posted by MikeR in Southern Comfort, 26 November 2014 - * * * * * · 437 views

My first experience with the Chowan River Formation was during a collecting trip in 2011 to collect Zone 2 Yorktown sediments along the Roanoke River in North Carolina.  The paltry fauna that I collected from the two Chowan sites stood in stark contrast to the molluscan-rich Yorktown Rushmere Member exposed further upstream.  Since I had been wr...


The Psychology And Philosophy Behind Collecting

Posted by AJ Plai in Dead Dino is Art , 11 September 2014 - * * * * * · 1,154 views

Sigmund Freud theorized that the act of collecting ties back to the time of our toilet training. Freud suggested that the loss of control and what went down the toilet was a traumatic occurrence to us human and thus in our subconscious we develop the desire to collect things as a mean to try to gain back not only control but “possessions” of t...


From Fossil Buyer To Fossil Hunter

Posted by TomKoss in TomKoss' Blog, 21 June 2014 - - - - - - · 1,321 views

The below is from a post I responded to, I was actually kind impressed I typed so much with out noticing. So figured... it makes a good opening blog post. If it helps or gives advice to at least one person. It was worth the long winded response.   I'm new to fossil hunting, I'm wanting to take the leap from Fossil Buyer to Fossil Hunter  I...


Welcome To My Blog!

Posted by Glozzer Mozzer in My Blog, 15 June 2014 - - - - - - · 845 views

Hello everyone! I thought i'd just make the one blog for pretty much everything that i find or want to post, rather than different blogs for different types of specimens, as i'm not a particularly busy hunter. If ever i go on a fossil hunting trip, or uncover a fossil in my back garden, then i will probably post pictures on here, as well as anything...


Middle Ladinian Ammonoids Of The Hallstatt Limestone In Austria

Posted by andreas in andreas' Blog, 14 February 2014 - - - - - - · 861 views
Ladinian, Triassic, Ammonoids and 1 more...

Dear Fossil Forum members!  This report deals with ammonoids from the former zone of Protrachyceras archelaus, which is our present Longobardian within the Ladinian stage of the marine Triassic timescale.  Fig.1 A beautiful view of the surging “rock waves” of the incoming tectonic thrust sheets. The valley between the two Mountains i...


My Colection Of Crabs

Posted by jesus in jesus' Blog, 08 February 2014 - * * * * * · 422 views


Stone Souvenirs

Posted by Aetobatus in Hihimanu Hale, 15 January 2014 - - - - - - · 597 views

Hello to The Fossil Forum! Lately I am starting a souvenir collection of Aetobatis fossils. It's slow going, but I am just beginning:) I do all my collecting trading or purchasing fossils, since I live in Hawaii, and am disabled so can't easily get out in the fossil fields. When I was young I used to see the baby Spotted Eagle Rays swimming in t...



Posted by jonny in Makeing The Unlikley Happen, 02 December 2013 - - - - - - · 457 views

So im a little unsure where to start out, i guess im going to write this all down to try and gather my thoughts and update my progress, Im aiming to become competent enuf in fossil prep to be able to get a paid full time job in something im massivley intrested in. Currently ive got boxes and boxes of uk fossils, mostly ammonites. They all need prepping to...


Two Cool Cephalopods ....

Posted by Ameenah in Ameenah's Blog, 22 November 2013 - - - - - - · 547 views

Hello Everyone its been way to long since my last entry. I've been sharing on the Facebook page because its so easy to upload from my phone. But I will start back bogging...... I miss it :)I found these cephalopods two weeks ago here in middle TN- Leipers Formation from what I'm told. I found it interesting how the shell casing seems to have bee...


The Best Personal Finds From 2013

Posted by RomanK in RomanK's Blog, 16 September 2013 - * * * * - · 744 views
Carboniferous plant and 1 more...

Lepidodendrons    Lepidophloios laricinus    Seed ferns (Cyclopteris, Neuropteris, Macroneuropteris, Mariopteris, Mixoneura , seed fern rachis impression, seed fern male fructification)        Bothrodendrons     Sigillaria  Calamites (Calamostachys, Macrostachya, Asterophyllites)    Cordaicarpus  (Cordaites seed) Dicranophyllum  Jurassic (Bothon...


Dear Old Dad

Posted by meadow in meadow's Blog, 05 June 2013 - - - - - - · 675 views

Dear Old Dad My dad


Delta Utah

Posted by jsnrice in jsnrice's blog, 26 May 2013 - - - - - - · 773 views

These are some of the highlights from a trip to you-Dig in Delta Utah for my undergrad Historical Geology course at BYU-Idaho. 


The Last Pterosaurs

Posted by xonenine in xonenine's blog, 01 May 2013 - - - - - - · 608 views

the pterosaurs saw what happened that daya second Sun dropped from the skythe pressure wave blasted those closest to hazeand wafted their ashes on high then hundreds more pterosaurs lifeless and torntook flight in a terrible dancebroken umbrellas tossed far by the stormuntethered kites left to mischance thousands of pterosaurs fell lik...


The Trilobite's Lament

Posted by lmacfadden in Lise MacFadden's Poetry Blog, 25 April 2013 - * * * * * · 619 views

For millions of years and then someI've waited for someone to comeEven though I am deadand I'm missing my headI still have my pygidium


Life With The Fossils (And More)

Posted by Crimsonraptor in The Crimson Creek, 28 October 2012 - - - - - - · 1,042 views

Yeah, I was kind of gone for a while wasn't I. There was a good reason for that though.

Simply put, life has been busy. It seems like the obvious excuse until you go through it yourself :P Things have been busy enough that I suppose fossils and fossil hunting has been put on the back burner for a while. That's not to say it's gone forever of...


New Megalodon And Great White Evolution Youtube Video

Posted by VisionXray23 in VisionXray23's Blog, 18 June 2012 - * * * * * · 2,178 views

I just filmed and posted a new youtube video. I would love to hear what you guys think about it !


Today's Hunt 4-28-12

Posted by Western NY Explorer in Western NY Explorer's Blog, 28 April 2012 - - - - - - · 864 views

Started out visiting 18 mile creek in Hamburg. Found quite a few braciopods. Shale was quite slippery and could not make it to the lake. Site is promising for dryer weather and waders. Headed over to Penn Dixie. The trilobite bed is covered with overburden as the site is not  ready for the season. Picked through lots of weathered shale and found tons of...


Prehistoric Planet: The Extinction

Posted by Paleo-shark_hunter in Prehistoric Planet Trilogy, 04 January 2012 - - - - - - · 804 views
Extinction, Prehistoric Planet and 4 more...

Milky Way Galaxy
25,000 years ago

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Geopaleo Poem

Posted by Kehbe in Kehbe's Kwips, 11 October 2011 - - - - - - · 1,038 views

I was surfing the web recently and came across a site whose members collect rocks that have faces in them. Here is a quick link to it… http://www.cst.cmich...etoliths/  It’s interesting to me. I turned to my wife and told her, “Wow, I’m gonna have to keep my eyes open for rocks like these and start collecting them!” Well, to put it...

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