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  1. My first fossil hunt post. Yesterday (May 29 2022), I went down to the Florissant Fossil Quarry in Florissant Colorado. Its about a 45 minute drive west of Colorado Springs. Its a very well know site partly because of the very well preserved fossils and relative abundance but also because of how easy it is. You pay a small fee and they give you the tools and you pick up shale and start splitting, that simple. You're guaranteed to find something if you try. If you are in the area I would definitely recommend stopping by, its just not really on the way to any popular stops. There is also th
  2. gutenfrog

    An Odd Florissant Find

    Hi, I last visited this site a while back, after I received some fossil shale from the Florissant Quarry a couple years back. You all were wonderfully kind in responding. Well, I've upgraded my home lab (I've been hunting tardigrades for the last year or so), and I have a solid stereoscope, and I decided to revisit my shale to look for microfossils or things that I'd missed. I came across this section (perhaps half an inch in total); the view is a shot through my stereoscope. To my eye, it's plant material, and it looks like wood cells. From what I understand from Herb
  3. I am relatively new to fossil hunting and most of my collection is from the coast of South Carolina. I do have some gorgeous fossils that we found last summer from the Douglas Pass area and the Florissant Quarry in Colorado. I finally had time to get them out of storage, organize and label them but am not sure if there is anything I should do as far as cleaning or preparing them so they don't deteriorate? These are a few of my favorites - the spider, flower and grasshopper(?) were magnified. Also, if anyone has specific thoughts on identifying any of them, I would love to hear what you think.
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