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The End Of My Pliocene Project

Posted by MikeR in Southern Comfort, 23 February 2013 - * * * * * · 3,654 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 - * * * * * · 8,028 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 - * * * * * · 3,338 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...


My days on the Leedsichthys project at the Peterborough Museum.

Posted by DarrenElliot in DarrenElliot's Blog, 09 November 2015 - - - - - - · 203 views

My days on the Leedsichthys project at the Peterborough Museum . As a volunteer in the geology department its like a dream come true.    Day 1 and 2: After being introduced and under the expert guidance of Nigel Larkin who is a natural sciences conservator specialising in the excavation, preparation conservation, curation, storage and...


The Tamiami Fossil Reefs

Posted by MikeR in Southern Comfort, 01 November 2015 - - - - - - · 317 views

Belying its status as the third most populous state in the nation and America’s self-proclaimed vacation wonderland, Florida was perhaps the last paleontological frontier in the lower 48 states.  South Florida in particular was thought of as a vast impenetrable swamp and it was not until the Academy of Natural Sciences 1886 scientific expeditio...


GMR Entry #1 - June 2015 - October 2015

Posted by AshHendrick in Eastern NC Trip Reports, 31 October 2015 - - - - - - · 229 views

To date, I have found a few hundred shark teeth of assorted species and condition, around 100 belemnites and then various other items while screening for fossils at the Green Mill Run. This will be my first "trip report" blog on finds from all previous trips (June 2015-October 2015). These images are just the "best" finds within the things I've found at Green Mill Run to kick...



Posted by BRobinson7 in BRobinson7's Blog, 25 October 2015 - - - - - - · 275 views

I'm looking to plan a trip for shark teeth hunting possibly in Summerville, SC. Im currently in Pender County, NC, so Green Mile Run isnt out of the question. Any suggestions, locations or people who want to group up? Haven't had too much experience, but i've leant its the company that matters over what you find.


My 3 Pound Labradorite I Found In Mn.

Posted by Lyndon D Agate Johnson in Lyndon D Agate Johnson's Blog, 18 August 2015 - - - - - - · 742 views

https://www.facebook...?type=3  Link to the video of my Labradorite Or just visit my page on FB  Lyndon D Agate Johnson.  Not letting me up load picture . I will try later.


Mazon Trip

Posted by KimChi in The Community Post, 31 March 2015 - - - - - - · 1,656 views

Tomorrow I will visit Mazon Creek area! I am so pumped.


Tyrannosaurus Rex The Tyrant Lizard

Posted by TyrannosaurusRex in TyrannosaurusRex's Facts, 02 February 2015 - * * * - - · 2,093 views

An enormous bipedal dinosaur believed to be able to run up to 25 mph. Sue was the largest specimen ever found measuring 40 feet long and standing 13 feet tall. She was 28 years old when she died of unknown causes possibly an injury to her leg causing her to be unable to hunt her normal prey. Tyrannosaur weighed about 9 tons. While not as long as some of t...


The Psychology And Philosophy Behind Collecting

Posted by AJ Plai in Dead Dino is Art , 11 September 2014 - * * * * * · 2,278 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 - - - - - - · 1,889 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 - - - - - - · 1,277 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 - * * * * * · 1,576 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 - * * * * * · 933 views


Stone Souvenirs

Posted by Aetobatus in Hihimanu Hale, 15 January 2014 - - - - - - · 1,024 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 - - - - - - · 919 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 - - - - - - · 1,104 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 - * * * * - · 1,250 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 - - - - - - · 1,221 views

Dear Old Dad My dad


Delta Utah

Posted by jsnrice in jsnrice's blog, 26 May 2013 - - - - - - · 1,233 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 - - - - - - · 1,092 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 - * * * * * · 1,053 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

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