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  1. Been a while. Did a few searches and didn't see this already posted. The Paleobiology Database is relatively new, but it is proving to be indispensable as a go-to site for everything fossil. It is an international database and far more useful than MINDAT. This site is likely a bit advanced for the average user, (can be a bit difficult to navigate), but for the pros and semi-pros, it is a goldmine. An account is required. Non professionals can create a guest account. Professionals and Avocational folks can upgrade for free by connecting to your institution and using
  2. Megalodoodle

    USGS Geologic Units Data

    Here’s some USGS geologic unit data. Unfortunately you have to dig for it but its in there somewhere. I haven’t really searched thoroughly for any data outside my home state, but I’m sure the others have their own lists. Hopefully these links haven’t been posted before and I apologize in advance if they have. https://mrdata.usgs.gov/catalog/science.php?thcode=2&term=1127 Virginia’s (my home state) geologic unit data: https://mrdata.usgs.gov/geology/state/fips-unit.php?code=fUS51
  3. Today, my wife and I attended the first day of the 2021 MAPS Show at the Orr Building at the Illinois State Fair Grounds. The last two days, we stayed at the Northfield Inn and attended the hotel portion of the show. You can check out my thread on that part and see all of the echinoids that I picked up. Today was a much better day for me and I picked up some great pieces at unbelievable prices on some items. I will first show a few pics of the venue and some of the fossils, etc., and I will end with the stuff that I picked up. This venue is so much better that the place
  4. I am at the Hotel Show portion of the 2021 MAPS Fossil Show. There are a number of vendors in the hotel rooms and there are a lot of fossils to be bought, hopefully tomorrow I will see more of them before the show starts on Friday at the Orr Building on the State Fairgrounds property. Today was an echinoid type of day for me. My wife and I arrived at about 5:30 pm and I only spent a little time checking things out before we went to dinner. Here are few pieces that I picked up today, some do not have an id, but some of them came together and the price was right. If you k
  5. DPS Ammonite

    Arizona Geological Maps

    Arizona geological maps organized by county and lithostratigraphic units. Back to main page Click on underlined links. Current and historical topo maps link State map link Counties Apache Cochise Coconino Gila Graham Greenlee Mohave Maricopa Navajo Pinal Pima Santa Cruz Yavapai Yuma (includes La Paz) Geological Units Martin Formation Windy Hill Fossils here.
  6. Hello, I have found a fossil site referenced not too far from my home. The paper even gives the map coordinates. Trouble is, pasting the coordinates I have into Google Maps brings up zero results. So, I realised google maps replaces the degrees sign with a period. But inputting it in that way brings up a location around 80 miles south of where it is meant to be. If anyone can help me know where I am going wrong, or have a look at the coordinates and pop a pic of its location on a map, I would really appreciate it. Here are the coordinates given: 24°57’32.8
  7. Florida Stratigraphic Geology Interactive Map Link: https://ca.dep.state.fl.us/mapdirect/?webmap=7a85fea2918a4e1f8effdb5bc9fe87f9 This interactive map from the Florida Geological Survey and accessed through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection website are simply amazing. Many various maps, layering, tools, and data provided free to the public. This is not the most intuitive, user friendly tool, so it does take time to figure out things like dropping a GPS marker on a precise location or adding other map layers, but it is well worth the effort to learn how to use
  8. Here are a couple of good websites that show the public and private lands to help you collect fossils legally. Please add any of your suggestions. https://caltopo.com/map.html# https://blm-egis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=6f0da4c7931440a8a80bfe20eddd7550 Here is one that does not show ownership; it shows the satellite plus the elevation contours. https://www.mountainproject.com/map/106959022/oak-flats
  9. So i have downloaded some geological maps one that got alot of good feedback is rockd but can i trust any of them? If Not is there any good map that u can just click that shows the bedrocks age and type and if it has fossils?
  10. cngodles

    Casselman Formation

    This boundary shows where you can find Ames Limestone. Before, all I had was a 1980 map. Now I've taken their digital data, converted this formation into KML, and created a custom Google map. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1I3uxksnlKUHcGqqAE9fbIUPIkMzWk6cq&usp=sharing I can do others, but for now, this one was the one I wanted the most.
  11. The last thing that I needed was anymore fossils, but every once in a while I will by things for me or for other Fossil Forum members that I think would enjoy a certain piece(s). I did buy several things for one member and a couple for another member, but I will not post those, I am going to post a couple things that I got for myself, and these were very cheap and stuff that I really liked, her are a few examples. First up is a beautiful Mazon Creek Pecopteris piece. It is rare for me to buy anything from Mazon Creek since I collect it and have a lot, but this was a ver
  12. Today I stopped at the Main Show venue for the MAPS (Mid America Paleontological Society) Show that is being held this weekend at the Sharpless Auction Facility in Iowa City, Iowa. Here are some pics of the show, as with yesterday's pics, I have the fossils in a larger format so you can see them better, it will take multiple posts to load them all. Show Overview- (These are in a smaller format)
  13. Below will be multiple posts of pictures from the MAPS ( mid America paleontological society) Hotel Show that is currently being held at the Clarion Hotel in Iowa City, Iowa. The actual show will begin tomorrow at the Sharpless Auction location also in Iowa City. If you have a chance and you are heading West in I-80 from Chicago you always have to stop at the Worlds Largest Truck stop located in Iowa. If you do not think it is the largest, stop by and your mind will be changed. Here is the sign that greets you in the hotel lobby and a room location map of v
  14. Hey everyone. Maybe someone could clear this is up for me. A. "When I look on a geologic map and see MzM (which means Mesozoic marine sedimentary rock.) Does that mean anything from Triassic to Cretaceous? If so how can I be sure when I find a fossil which date it is from? (other than the obvious of course which is to identify the species and find what date its from) B. I also see metasedimentary which is Precambrian and Silurian etc. Those rocks are "Meta" sedimentary which means they were sediments good for fossils but have been subjugated to high temperatures and pressures
  15. GeneralAnesthetic

    Research and Maps

    I found these maps quite usefull. You may as well. These are the highest resolution maps I have found, and free no less. https://ngmdb.usgs.gov/topoview/
  16. So Thursday afternoon i drove 3 1/2 to the Clarion Hotel in Iowa City, Iowa so I could be up bright and early for the start of the show. Like Tucson and other show locations, there is a Hotel Show that takes place inside the Clarion on Thursday thru Saturday nights. I have to admit that I had more fun at the Hotel Show versus the couple hours that I spent at the actual show today. I would guess that there were maybe 30 rooms that were open and that contained mostly fossils, but some minerals. Not all of the vendors at the hotel participate in the actual show. With that said, I was really disap
  17. PetrifiedDoubleGulp

    Apps for the Fossil Hunter

    I've been wondering if anyone on the forum has a favorite App or Apps they've found useful in searching for fossils? I haven't been able to locate any apps that focus on mapping your location in relation to underlying bedrock data, and it got me curious. Thanks! Have a good weekend!
  18. Hi all, This is a pretty open ended question, so feel free to take the discussion where you like!! I was wondering how you all determine and record the location of your find? Do you use some sort of GPS? Google maps? Paper maps? Take photos? Drawings? if you use a GPS, what type do you use and why? Regards, Ciaran.
  19. I have read a number of posts that are asking others WHERE CAN I FIND FOSSILS? Very few collectors who have spent months, if not years to find that one special spot should be expected to give out the location publicly. But... can I offer some advice of experience? My library, if I may call it that, consists of maybe 40,000 volumes... maybe more. You must research the current and old literature to locate old fossil locations and use the newer publications for modern terminology of the fossils you do find. My hunting down private libraries exceeded my expectations that I even began to sell
  20. Last night, a friend informed me of the passing of Don Smarjesse and asked me to post this obituary: Don Smarjesse of Novi, Michigan died early this April after a long passage through Alzheimer's disease. Don operated Earth Enterprises for around two decades selling fossils primarily from Devonian quarries in Sylvania, Ohio and Milan, Michigan, along with mineral specimens from the latter locality. At M.A.P.S. and the Denver and Tucson shows, Don did a brisk business offering trilobites, crinoids and brachiopods along with beautiful sulphur and celestite crystals, all of which he persona


    For those of us who live in or plan on visiting the "wild west" (USA), the interactive map on www.geocommunicator.gov may be a useful tool in your explorations. The site allows for the overlaying of BLM use (yellow squares of wilderness bliss ) boundaries onto road, topo and aerial maps! How cool is that? Upon opening the site, select "interactive maps". The map's upper tool bar lends the opportunity to zoom in and out, pan, label and identify areas by Lat./Long or UTM. You can even convert your map to a PDF and print! (though I will admit 'tis not as detailed as I would like) To the ri
  22. The MAPS fossil show was this past weekend, April 5-7, and as usual we were there. The show itself is a lot of fun, and if you haven't made it you should! It's always the first weekend in April, so next year it will be April 4-6th. The turnout seemed to be pretty decent for being at a new location. In the past it has been held in Macomb, IL and this year it was in Iowa City, IA. We didn't make a whole lot of money selling at the show, but we didn't do too bad. We don't do the show to make a lot of money(but that's always nice) and aren't commercial dealers, so everything we make goes bac
  23. Hi, A paper with maps showing the stages in the last Pleistocene deglaciation of North America can downloaded from online for free. The paper is: Dykee, A. S., 2004, An outline of North American deglaciation with emphasis on central and northern Canada. in J. Ehlers and P.L. Gibbard, eds., pp. 373-424, Quaternary Glaciations-Extent and Chronology — Part II: North America. vol. 2, Part B. Elsiever, New York, New York. The paper can be downloaded from http://academic.mace...0/dyke-2004.pdf The link to this paper is in "October 3rd – Yellowknife" at http://academic.mace...rd-yellowkn
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