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Where to fossil hunt near Colorado Springs, CO?
madgil posted a topic in Questions & AnswersHello! I'm traveling to Colorado Springs this summer. And I'm hoping to do some fossil hunting within an hours drive of Colorado Springs. I'm a geology graduate from James Madison University in Virginia and I love to collect invertebrate fossils to share with the kids I teach. Anything from ammonites to crinoids to leaves. Any advice on where to look? Thanks!
What is this trace fossil?
sharkysaurus posted a topic in Fossil IDHi everyone! I recently found a trace fossil near my house. I live in Southeast Colorado Springs and there's a lot of marine fossils near where I live. I found what I believe is an ammonite trace fossil. I'm having some trouble identifying it though. I'm not exactly sure what ammonite it's from as well as what formation it's from and what type of stone it's in. I brought it in to the museum I volunteer at and it was determined by the curator that it is not sandstone and it's most likely from the Late Cretaceous. I think it might be from a Hoploscaphites cheyennensis in silt-stone from maybe th
Coloradan shark tooth id
MichealLaurienti posted a topic in Fossil IDGreetings, I am an amateur fossil collector and rock hound and I don’t know too much about fossil species or how to identify them... My dad recently gave me some of his shark teeth he found in the 90s at his coworkers ranch. He never bothered to identify them so I’m hoping to get some help with that, thank you! He showed me the area on a map and told me about the rock types and I’ve come to the conclusion that they were found somewhere in between the Carlisle shale and the Niobrara Formation, though I could be mistaken. The area he found them at is southeast of Colorado Springs on private land
Colorado Fossils Show How Mammals Raced to Fill Dinosaurs’ Void
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsColorado Fossils Show How Mammals Raced to Fill Dinosaurs’ Void An unusually rich trove found in Colorado reveals the world in which our mammalian forebears evolved into larger creatures. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/24/science/fossils-mammals-dinosaurs-colorado.html Fossil trove shows life's fast recovery after big extinction by Malcolm Ritter, PhysOrg. October 24, 2019 https://phys.org/news/2019-10-fossil-trove-life-fast-recovery.html Yours, Paul H.
Shark255 posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsThis summer, I am going on a trip to Colorado Springs. I am well aware that the state is filled with fossil sites but it seems like a lot of them prohibit collecting. I am wondering if anyone knows any sites in the area that allow public collecting. Preferably a site with lots of vertebrate material like Sharks or Dinosaurs. Thank You! (PS: I am still looking for some more information on fossils in St Georges Delaware. If you have any, please post it in my previous post.)
Discoveries amongst the Pierre Shale of Colorado Springs
cleanbreaks719 posted a topic in Fossil Hunting Tripstook a recent trip to an old honey hole in the springs with reserved thoughts that it may...no longer exist. I was pleasantly surprised. When I was a kid it was essentially a mud hole and fairly exposed to the average passerby so I tried hard not to get my hopes up, plus it had been a while since I had attempted any type of fossil hunting. Following a creek bed, I pushed my way through surprisingly thick brush, thick with sticks and severely overgrown trees and bushes. Even the small game trails along the bank of the creek were difficult to discern. As I walked, my hopes began t
pickett67 posted a topic in Fossil IDHello, I found this lot while working on a jobsite in Colorado Springs, CO. They were all in a layer of claystone at an elevation of approx. 5,600'. In addition to these there were lots of flat long fossils pieces that were approx 1.5" wide and 3/4" tall and varied in length. Unfortunately I did not photograph any of those. Any information would be appreicated. Thanks in advance and happy hunting!