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The End Of My Pliocene Project

Posted by MikeR in Southern Comfort, 23 February 2013 - * * * * * · 3,228 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 - * * * * * · 7,728 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 - * * * * * · 2,957 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...


Mazon Trip

Posted by KimChi in The Community Post, 31 March 2015 - - - - - - · 880 views

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


Fantastic Fossils And Dastardly Dinosaurs

Posted by DarrenElliot in DarrenElliot's Blog, 19 February 2015 - - - - - - · 945 views

Hi everyone, At the Stamford library today here in the UK February the 19th 2015 2.00pm to 4.30pm was a very busy time for the members of the Stamford and District Geological Society. Being as it is half -term holidays for the children we found ourselves inundated with lots of families pouring through the doors of this historic building. To join...


Tyrannosaurus Rex The Tyrant Lizard

Posted by TyrannosaurusRex in TyrannosaurusRex's Facts, 02 February 2015 - * * * - - · 1,266 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...


Pliocene Project Part 2

Posted by MikeR in Southern Comfort, 01 February 2015 - * * * * * · 1,201 views

Part of the fascination with fossil shells is the excellent preservation which occurs under the proper conditions.  With the exception of color, specimens whether shell, coral, or echinoderm, many times look as if they were picked off of a beach.  Yet careful examination reveals differences between fossil and recent related species which demonst...


The Psychology And Philosophy Behind Collecting

Posted by AJ Plai in Dead Dino is Art , 11 September 2014 - * * * * * · 1,825 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 - - - - - - · 1,673 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 - - - - - - · 1,120 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 - * * * * * · 1,300 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 - * * * * * · 710 views


Stone Souvenirs

Posted by Aetobatus in Hihimanu Hale, 15 January 2014 - - - - - - · 872 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 - - - - - - · 729 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 - - - - - - · 899 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 - * * * * - · 1,033 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 - - - - - - · 997 views

Dear Old Dad My dad


Delta Utah

Posted by jsnrice in jsnrice's blog, 26 May 2013 - - - - - - · 1,048 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 - - - - - - · 925 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 - * * * * * · 886 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 - - - - - - · 1,326 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 - * * * * * · 2,591 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 - - - - - - · 1,140 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...

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