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a very adventurous, exciting spring break
Jared C posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsAs the title implies - I had a very busy and exciting spring break. Big news first - I confirmed plans this June to intern with a small paleo company, "Fossil excavators", in North Dakota for two weeks digging up a sub-adult T. rex, which was found right at the end of the season last year. We'll be exploring more than just that though, as the hell creek dig sites accessible to them are rife with life. A unique Triceratops horridus specimen, nicknamed "Alice", who's an adult missing all indication of its right horn (perhaps hox gene mutation, perhaps an injury as a hatchling, it's
Coldwater, MS fossils
Brookelynnoddart posted a topic in Fossil IDI have discovered these in Coldwater, MS in a nearby gully I frequently go to for these amazing finds. If Anyone has some great insight into what they are for sure, I would greatly appreciate knowing how much or if they are worth anything ?
The Burgess Shale
BentonlWalters posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsI’ve decided to take a break from dissertation writing and write up something else instead, one of the greatest fossil hunts I’ve been on, my trip to the Burgess Shale. Its been a little while since I got to go but here is the story as I remember it. I’ll write this up in a few parts since I took a lot of pictures and I’m going through and editing them as I go. Part 1: Going on an Adventure A little bit of background to start off. When I was younger (around 12 I think) I got the opportunity to go to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington DC.
San Sebastian Limestone
GallinaPinta posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsSo I went to this river thinking i was going to have a blast cannon balling into the deepest areas except I found an excellent specimen and spent the rest of my day collecting amazing fossils.
Hunting near Chattanooga, TN
WilliamT1974 posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsHello everyone, This is my first post here. I live near Chattanooga, TN, and consider myself fortunate to live in this area due to its scenic beauty and recreational opportunities. We've come a long way in the last 30 years, and I would encourage anyone who wants an outdoor adventure to come here and check us out. Now, fall's coming, and with that may come cooler weather, which means a great time for outdoor activities. I would like to go fossil hunting close to home. We're in a pretty geologically diverse area here, though most of the knowledge from my college Historic
PA fossil sites
SearchingThePast posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsHello everyone! Thanks for taking a minute to read this. Heading over to Maryland this weekend for some fossil hunting. I was hoping to get some guidance on some spots in PA. Which we are planning on heading to on Tuesday (June 18th). Would like to know if there are any areas where we could find some plant fossils. I know from doing some research the areas may be limited. It's our first time collecting plant fossils so any tips would be appreciated as well! Thank you!
Please help to identify the fossil
umair sarwar posted a topic in Fossil IDi went to wonderful sulaiman ranges of pakistan for fossil hunt. there i found many bone like fossils in late eocene succession.kindly help me to identify the fossil.
Large Volume Fossil Hunting
fossilizedcorgi posted a topic in Questions & AnswersI have been searching around the different pay-to-dig sites and it seems to me that if they could dig enough valuable items out themselves, they wouldn't rent it out to visitors. Are there any areas in the U.S where you can fossil hunt commercially without the huge cost associated with the pay to play sites? For example one place in Maryland says they average around 10-20 trilobites for a 4 hour dig. Since each (small) one goes for around 5$ that wouldn't be the best opportunity. Any ideas for a fossil hunting adventure that has enough volume to support the adventure? Not going into the ethics
Fossil Hunting Adventures in New Zealand: Summer 2016
Doctor Mud posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsIts been a while since I have posted here. Sorry for the absence. Its been a crazy year. Shifting cities and jobs, with a hectic period of lab work and fieldwork for my new job. I've been living in between two cities, but things should be settling down soon! I did fieldwork for work in the Summer of 2016 in New Zealand. That's another story. 5 days in the mountains sampling alpine lakes. Boy that was hard work. If that wasn't enough - I must have had a taste for adventure as I had a series of trips to N. Canterbury in search of big old crabs and whatever else nature threw
Info about a fossil from your knowledgable perspectives?
gowcoizer posted a topic in Fossil IDHello again. So the story behind those is that I found the smaller one when I was a child.. may be around 15 years ago and I kept it to bring me memories for the adventurous spirit from those times. This year, my brother found the bigger one.. it is similar but a little bit larger so I decided for a first time to investigate the origins. I found the little one in area with trees and leafs on the ground and somehow I think I stepped and dug it from the ground cause the angle of the soil was too sheer. The area is central Bulgaria, seems like some kind of cockle ? Seen more like this ? The close
Fossil Hunting + Adventure Question
Dinosaurs posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsHi everyone- Does anyone know if there are any rappelling trips in the U.S. or Internationally to see fossils? also does anyone know if one can rappell down a cliff face to view the K-T boundary? I know its exposed and visible in Raton Basin, Raven Ridge and Trinidad Lake State Park but has anyone done rappelling on a fossil hunt? looking for a combo of fossil hunting, excavation and adventure! Any really super adventurous fossil hunting trips advise will be appreciated. thanks.
Paleo-shark_hunter posted a blog entry in Prehistoric Planet TrilogyPrehistoric Planet, a land lost in time. Multi-millionaire Dennis Cooper has been researching the Bermuda triangle for years, then he finally realizes where the different ships and planes have disappeared to; they have been sent back in time. After years of work, he finally accomplishes his dream, a time portal that leads to the age of Dinosaurs. Cooper has set up base on an island, he calls it, “Prehistoric Planet” but only known to the Public as “Project X”. After years of research, and all the latest technology, something has gone terribly wrong. Someone inside Prehistoric Planet
Prehistoric Planet: The Extinction
Paleo-shark_hunter posted a blog entry in Prehistoric Planet Trilogy---Prologue--- Milky Way Galaxy 25,000 years ago A spiral galaxy, one of the billions of islands of stars moving across the dark matter that is known as the universe, it rotates like a huge galactic wheel, pulling countless stars within its titanic gravitational pull. This particular galaxy is known as the Milky Way, 100,000 light-years across and 1,000 light-years thick. Like a grain of sand pulled by an ocean current, an asteroid races through the galaxy. The asteroid measures nearly seven miles in diameter, and has been moving through the galaxy since the dawn of time, passing pl