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  1. Over the weekend I tried some new Fox Hills and Cannonball Formation sites as well as returning to a couple old ones. Most of the new Fox Hills site was covered in abundant Ophiomorpha, a decapodian trace fossil very typical for parts of the Fox Hills. Abundant free weathered pieces of the burrows. There was a rather large Crassostrea subtrigonalis oyster bed on the property. A common fossil in the upper Fox Hills but I don't often see them in the abundance of this site (fragments in the thousands). All white/sharp edge
  2. I lined up a couple more properties over the weekend so I made another trip out to exposures of the Cannonball Formation (Paleocene) and Fox Hills Formation (Upper Cretaceous). I only planned for two properties but the first was so large (an entire section with many outcrops) that I figured this was fine. It was a nice morning and much of the haze from the Canadian wildfires has subsided. Junipers often creeped over sandstone concretions on the cliffs. A slump exposure of Cannonball Formation viewed from the top of another exposure. The top of hills
  3. Continuing from my recent trips to outcrops of the Cannonball Formation I made my way South towards the area of the Cannonball Formation type locality. I stopped at a couple roadcuts in Morton County on the way down but spent most of the day on the Cannonball River in Grant County. A burrowing owl off a country road. I believe this is Escobaria missouriensis among Cannonball sandstone. It isn't one of the species of cacti I frequently see. The only fossil that came from here is Nototeredo globosa bored wood(?). Pictures don't properly sh
  4. I was eager to get out before the heatwave coming up so I made the visit to a couple new Cannonball sites the other day as well as property adjacent to where I collected the crabs this spring. I was expecting more good bivalve material from the first sites but I'm pretty happy with the results regardless. Sort of a continuation of this topic. I tried a few cuts before working my way down to the area I found the concretions in before. The material in all was extremely fragmented. I still need to bust that concretion. One of the inconspicuous cuts. More fragments.
  5. I'm looking for a copy of Vertebrates of the Cannonball Formation (Paleocene) in North and South Dakota Alan M. Cvancara & John W. Hoganson Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology Vol. 13, No. 1 (Mar. 18, 1993), pp. 1-23 (23 pages) It's on Jstor but isn't currently available for free online reading. If anybody has a PDF I'd appreciate it.
  6. On the 1st I had the opportunity for another trip and made it out to Morton County. I was waiting until now to post the report because I wanted to finish preparing a crab to include in the report but I've been busy. I went to one Fox Hills Formation site but mostly I had sites lined up from the Paleocene Cannonball Formation and some Fort Union Group formations. Compared to Emmons County across the Missouri River there is less Fox Hills Formation and it is replaced mostly by the overlying Hell Creek Formation and Paleocene units. Some scenery showing outcrops of the Cannonball Form
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