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  1. Hi All, It's been awhile since I've posted here, but I've kept up my interest in fossils! I'm currently working on finishing my Ph.D. up here in Ohio (wildlife conservation) but am shifting my focus to outreach and education endeavors mostly. I currently host a wildlife-oriented YouTube channel but am interested in doing a series on fossils and paleontology in the future (either on our current channel or on a different one). My idea is to do a six-part series on the Paleozoic that starts with the Cambrian and works through the Permian. In each episode, I would visit a well-known (i
  2. Hello all! I am trying to find some new areas around my place. So far there is not a single reference for fossils in this place, so I need somehow to choose some spots to prospect. There are some common rules like road cuttings, rivers & creeks that cut into the formations, abandoned quarries etc, all of which are beautifully presented in this post. However, I need to know how to take advantage of all information provided in a geological map. Which place would you check first for fossils? There are faults, borders between two geological ages etc.
  3. Any good spots in Sequoyah county? I've spend some time in Adair and Cherokee counties and have found numerous crynoids and the like. I recently have found a foot long, or so, Stigmaria around Tenkiller Lake which has sparked my curiosity to find more plant based fossils in my area. Also, any good spots for a trilobite? I've been looking for years (in all the wrong places, I'm sure)! Thank you!
  4. Familyroadtrip

    Is shark river open?

    Hi all, awhile ago I saw shark river had a sewer leaking into the stream and I was wondering if anyone has been there lately or could tell me if it’s open, there hasn’t been anything in the news about it since September and I’ve wanted to go there for a long time. TIA.
  5. Hey all! I'm a huge newbie to actually fossil hunting, though I've been seeking out museums, collections, and building my own personal collection of geological specimens for most of my life. I know that Kentucky is a major state for prehistoric, oceanic fossils and I would love to start hunting & collecting on my own. I've researched for a few months now and as far as I've gotten are some parks/areas near Cincy and Lou. I am not opposed to driving whatsoever, but I am local to the Winchester/Lexington area and I would love to know of some closer sites that I could visit more frequently - e
  6. Thecosmilia Trichitoma

    San Diego Fossil Sites

    Does anybody know of fossil collecting areas in San Diego that are on BLM land or Private land (with owners who will probably grant you permission to collect on their property?)
  7. garyc

    Mille lacs

    My wife and I will be visiting the Mille Lacs area and possibly the north shore of superior around Thanksgiving. Does anyone know of sites they are willing to share? I always love finding Pleistocene terrestrial teeth and bones, but would also be interested in trilobites. Thanks!
  8. My daughter and I are looking for new fossil-finding adventures in central and Northeast Texas. We have already been numerous times to Ladonia, Sherman and Mineral Wells. We also like to hunt for arrowheads!
  9. Utera

    Fossil Sites in Oklahoma

    Hey guys, I was wondering if any of you know where some fossil sites are in the state of Oklahoma. I am a noobie in the field of paleontology but I want to learn more and want to go on trips to quarries and places where fossils are located. I know relatively what is located in Oklahoma: trilobites, bryozoans, echinoderms(crinoids), blastoids, brachiopods, etc. Me and my friend Ian are interested in going to different locations such as the Thesien Quarry or White Mound. Me and him have never been on this type of trip before but I'm eager to visit one of these sites. I was also wondering if you
  10. SearchingThePast

    PA fossil sites

    Hello 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!
  11. Hyslothesis

    North American paleoburrows?

    Many paleoburrows have been found in South America and are believed to have been excavated by ground sloths. That being the case has anybody heard of any of these paleoburrows in North America? I understand that a good number of ground sloth remain have been discovered in caves in North America. Is it possible that some of these caves are misidentified burrows? From what I can gather the majority of the paleoburrows in South America are found in hillsides close to water. Has anybody seen a site in North America that contained ground sloth remains and could be interpreted as one of these burro
  12. The Amateur Paleontologist

    Trace Fossil sites

    Hey everyone I recently heard about a paper on the definition of "Lagerstätte" (see attached); and it did raise an interesting question - "Can a trace fossil site be called a Lagerstätte?" What do you guys think about this? -Christian On_the_definition_of_Lagerstatte.pdf
  13. I just started fossil hunting and was wondering if anyone knew of some fossil sites in Western Australia to start hunting at? Thanks Dermot
  14. The Amateur Paleontologist

    Fossil sites in London area

    Hey all Next year I'll be beginning university, and I'll probably be in London, UK. Would some of you know of any fossil sites in the area around London? I'd be fine with anywhere less than an hour and a half by bus or train... Thanks for the help! -Christian
  15. Sagebrush Steve

    Fossil Ridge, Colorado?

    The recent discussions about fossil hunting at Douglas Pass and Florissant, Colorado, caused me to call up Google Maps to see where they are. Lo and behold, as I was scrolling across the map, I came across a geographical feature near Gunnison called “Fossil Ridge.” Well,with a name like that I thought I should find out more about it. But an Internet search hasn’t helped much. So far all I’ve found out is that it is part of a wilderness area with hiking trails and that it is “a high, exposed ridge of Paleozoic carbonates that contain epeiric sea fossils.” But nothing more about the fossils
  16. I'm interested in fossil sites I can visit in or near the Southern Appalachians. I live in Hendersonville, NC. The Only one I know of is the Gray Fossil Site near Johnson City, Tenn. I'd especially like to know where I can find fossils to collect.
  17. Trilobiting

    Sites Near Page?

    Are there any fossil sites at or near Page, Arizona?
  18. jgcox

    white mound

    Is white mound a pay to dig site? all info on my search did not mention if it is. If it is how do you get in touch with the owners? We are going to be at black cat mountain 3/28 to 3/30 heading to San Antonio and would love to find some areas or roadcuts along the way.
  19. The Amateur Paleontologist

    Smoky Hill Chalk

    Hello everyone, It's the Amateur Paleontologist. In about a year and a half, I will be going for a few weeks to Kansas, and I am focused on collecting fossils from the Smoky Hill Chalk. I was wondering whether some people could give me a few details (GPS coordinates, landowner contact information...) about various Smoky Hill Chalk sites where vertebrate fossils (in particular reptile remains...) can be encountered relatively commonly. Many thanks for your help. Best wishes, Christian.
  20. WhodamanHD

    Fossil sites in Eastern Maryland?

    I know that east Maryland is mostly a sea of sand and clay post-Pleistocene, but I'm going on a day trip there tommorow and I was wondering if anyone knew of (legal) fossil hunting spots in the area. I would assume most would be Miocene or Paleocene. The Choptank river I would I assume have the Choptank formation, but what do I know. The geologic map suggests a few places but the thing is fifty years old and prone to inaccuracies (much like some people I know). If you have any places feel free to PM me. Forgot to add, would have to be in queen Anne's county and south.
  21. Green...ops

    Fossil Site Info

    Hello! So I just got my hands on an old (34-year old) fossil guide for Pennsylvania. I found a couple nearby and somewhat promising fossil sites, but I don't know if their accessible nowadays. Does anybody know the status of these sites: -Blue Mountain roadcut on PA 641 in Roxbury, Franklin County -The Lesh Borrow Pit a mile southwest of Newport, Perry County I'm also curious if more fossil sites have popped up around sputh central PA since the 80's, so any info on that would be much appreciated. Thanks
  22. I'm heading up to Lake Wallenpaupack, PA soon, and I was wondering if anyone knew about some fossil sites. I've heard of things in beltsville park, anyone have further information on that? I found this pike county geologic map, and it looks like milford is in the mahantango formation, so I'll look round there. Any info about the other formations as to their fossiliferousness? And what about Wayne county? Any information is greatly appreciated, feel free to PM me!
  23. I noticed there was a posting similar a few years ago for sites all over Germany. I couldn't seem to get the information from the previous post so am asking for help. I am staying in Mettmann, Germany for a few days and hope to go fossil hunting somewhere within the area. ( I don't mind driving.) Thank you in advance for any assistance or links you can provide. I tried going on links in the previous posts, and the two I found are disconnected. Sincerely, Susan
  24. Hi folks This year our two week annual holiday is to Bratislava, capital city of Slovakia. We will hopefully go for a couple of days to Vienna too. Anyone know of anywhere to dig? Also interested in fossil shops. I doubt I'll drive there but may hire a car for a day or so. Last year we went to Prague and I hooked up with a collector, hunter and retailer, a guy called Jìri. We went to a couple of his favourite places and found trilos, graptolites, bivalves and orthocones. It was a great experience. I need to find another Jìri! IMG_
  25. The Amateur Paleontologist

    Albertan heteromorphs

    Dear all, As I said long ago, this year I might be going to Canada. However, most of the time will be spent in Alberta for a dinosaur dig with Prof. Philip Currie. This basically washes away my plans of going to Vancouver Island and find heteromorphs on the Comox Valley. So, as I would still like to find some heteromorph ammonites, I was wondering whether there would be any heteromorph ammonite sites in the vicinity of Dinosaur Provincial Park (of preference less than 2 hours away, by car). Thanks for any help, Christian
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