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 been peeled back on both......
Today I set out to find a site that I saw in a flicker image that a geology student posted. I didn't find that particular spot, but I found many long the way. I did stop at once but only stayed about 20min. I wanted to keep moving. I found a few things and I know I'll be going back
First here are some things I found behind a mall in Madison, Tn
This was just cool
here is what I found again behind a mall but in Providence, Tn
the first 5 are all from one plate I couldnt capture everything on it due to my camera limitations.
And last but not least my after work hour and 15 min hunt
The first pic is of the inside of my huntin
Last saturday on the way home I stoped at a road cut that I had my eye on for some time. I found some lovley bryozoans my favorite thus far. I only stayed about 20minutes because it had been a long day but I do plan to go back.
Collection from an Ordovician outcrop in Nashville, Tn
Collection from an Ordovician outcrop in Hendersonville, Tn
I went back to the road cut that I had found the trilo head in hopes of finding another. I spent 5 hours out there. The weather wa
Well Today I went to a new location about 20 minutes away.
It was very promising but I didn't find much of anything to bring home aside from a few favosites and horn coral.
The location was nice I plan to go back in the morning maybe take a friend to keep Maximus occupied so I can scan the shoreline without being pulled.
Here is a video and a few pics to show why Im sure I will find something.
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After work this morning I decided to go for a quick trip to Hurricane Creek Recreation Area in La Vergne, Tn which is just one of the many access points at percy Priest Lake.
I wanted to try to find something before the heat kicked in. I found a few small things which turned out to be very interesting.
This plate reminds me of filigree. I'm thinking it could be worm burrows.
Here is a great little shell hash plate
This one didn't look like much, I found one like it once before but
I found a monster!!!!!!!!!!!! I must have walked by it dozens of times. Today we had light rain the great for finding fossils because the rain washes away the dirt, and you can see what is hidden. I found this in about fifteen minutes. I wish I had my phone on me so I could have made a video. I almost walked by it but I saw the lines on a stone. I went to turn it over I kept saying " this can't be it's huge". Well here is my new baby
Is there a way to figure out the approximate size from a f
I took a friend and her daughter for thier first fossil hunting adventure yesturday and we did pretty darn good. Here is the cutest fossil little hunter around, meet Max
At first I was able to dislodge a piece that was about five feet across but it was so heavy. Although it was very exciting when it came up in one piece, we desided to break it and this is what we ended up with. We came away with 8 very nice fossil plates, two of which we're 27 and 29 inches in length. We plan on going ba
I thought I would give the lake another try we had a good rain and I hoped it had washed the mud off the rocks enough that I could find something. I found that it had and I found a few things, I'm not sure what everything is yet I found a few different types of coral in one spot here is a huge chunk I had to dig upI love this plate I found
I also found a few rocks with odd shapes inside I think this is a ceph but I don't see any sections so I'm thinking it could be the body chamber and a smal
Well while letting Maximus take a swim in the lake. . I looked down and there it was plain as day, my new cephalopod. I didn't go out to find fossils today but I did all the same. As I moved the rocks from around it I prayed it wasn't part of a huge rock that I could'nt move, but luck was on my side. I found it at the Percy Priest Lake here in middle Tn.
Well I went out today looking for trillo's but had no luck. I brought home a chunk of fossil Matrix that I thought I could pick apart and maybe just maybe uncover one. Chances are, there is no chance.
I did find a beautiful clean brachiopod nestled inside the matrix
I found chunk of matrix with a calsite crystal deposite in it but it was high on a hill that was precarious at best and if I lost my footing?.... well lets just say "it wouldn't be a good look". So I visually mapped my path and we
I had a great time out today. I went to a roadcut on 65north in Nashville, Tn. This was my first time at this location and it's a good site. I only spent about two hours out but it was enough of a fix for me. I made a point not to bring home everything I saw so it's not much but I'm happy. :Bananasaur:
I took my Fossil hunting dog along
Well I suffer through the summer not going out hunting for fear of snakes so Im thinking of investing in some PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) I found this site: http://www.snakeboots.com/
and Im trying figure out should I get chaps or boots but I have to admit.... I really want a full suit and helmet oh and stilts
these will do
I found a boat access on my iphone gps called "lock 3" in Hendersonville,tn. Its small and has sand that I thought may have been shiped in, but when I looked under some over turned trees the sand was there also.
It had thousands of these lovely little shells scattered all over the shore line . I'm wondering what kind they are.
I cant wait to go back it was so relaxing.
As soon as the the cicadas leave I'll go back
I went to one of our Dams to see if I could find anything. All I found we're some questionable rocks with what could be trace fossils of some sort. The rocks look like they had been trucked in from somewhere, so I dont know what location they are from.
Well at the begining of the week I saw large yellow signs at our road entrance saying "Stream Clean up Saturday 9:00 am" So I made plans to take part after I got off work. Well Lastnight was a bad night at work. I barley got a break, by morning I was oh so ready for bed. On the way home I saw the signs.
I went home, changed and went back out as fast as I could, avioding my bedroom at all costs.
So to make a long story short I made it and stayed 2 hours. I was the 2nd person there and after
I guess I had a bug that day. I just wouldnt go home and It was such a nice day. I didnt take lots of pics but here are a few.
I also found a tooth not sure what kind, I'm thinking it may be a horse tooth.