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AMMP meeting Seattle in April
jpc posted a topic in Fossil PreparationI thought I would let folks know about this meeting happening in Seattle in April. https://paleomethods.org/Annual-Meeting This is the annual meeting for fossil prep types from all walks of life. Anyone here who does prep work might want to look into it. At least one of us will be there teaching folks how to use carbowax in fossil prep.
Possible fossils, but we are new to this!
w107saa posted a topic in Fossil IDMy kiddo is super into fossils at the moment and the best place for us to look is the Blakeley Formation in Seattle. We spotted a few interesting things at low tide but we have no idea if they are fossils or not! Any help would be appreciated!
A Fantastic Day at the Old Burke
BentonlWalters posted a topic in A Trip to the MuseumAs the lockdown continues and I can’t go on any new adventures here’s another amazing experience from my palaeontological back catalogue. A little shorter this time than my Burgess Shale story. I was back home from university for the Christmas holiday and decided to go with my family to the Burke Museum in Seattle. I’d been many times before as a child but this time I was going to see something special the Tufts-Love rex, and I got lucky. We had arrived in the morning just before they opened and were one of the only families there, as I was peering into the
Beach hunting the Blakeley formation in West Seattle?
winnph posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsAre there any Seattle-area folks on here who have tried hunting for beach fossils around Alki Point? You can see the outcrop pretty well on satellite images and it's on the geological maps. This Blakeley formation is pretty crumbly, though, so I'm not sure whether any meaningful fossils would survive being washed out in the surf. Guess there's only one way to find out! Since we're coming up on the new moon, the low tides are nicely timed for a long lunch break, so I'll plan to check this out some time in the next few days and report back.
Another "is this petrified wood" post
winnph posted a topic in Fossil IDI'm becoming a habitual "is this wood" poster... I found this one yesterday on the shores of Lake Washington near an outcrop of the Blakeley formation, and just polished one face using sandpaper. Specimen measures 1.5 inches in the longest dimension and the polished face measures 1 inch x 1 inch. SG is 2.48 by suspension method, +/- 0.01g accuracy. The lighter spot on the polished face is where I got lazy before removing the entire weathered surface.
Trip from Northern Washington to Northern California
Zenmaster6 posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsThis trip started out in Tacoma Washington. Our first stop was Centralia WA. Supposedly there were marine sediments 35 million years old that encompassed bivalves, gastropods and some other small marine life. Of course I have another spot near my house with a similar variety of fossils so I was less interested. None the less I spent 2 hours there looking through clay and checking if I could see any siltstone or shale. Unfortunately I did not find anything here. The next stop was near Portland Oregon in Butte Creek where there have been numerous whale teeth and some other vertebra
Fossil Trip Near Seattle Washington
Zenmaster6 posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsSo I found these fossils around Tukwila Washington. I'm not looking for an ID but I'd just like to share with you some of the gastropods and bivalves I found along the way And for all you Washington fossil hunters, don't listen to people who say you need to be in Utah to find fossils, they are everywhere here (Information: These come from the Eocene time period 40 million years ago. Some of these fossils are Turritella Uvasana (Identified by Professional) some gastropods, some pecten looking shells (still not sure) and bivalves of unknown species.)
trip to Seattle
Herb posted a topic in General Fossil DiscussionHi all, I am going to be in Seattle for three weeks, is there anything worth collecting in the area? Any info would be appreciated. Feel free to PM me . Thanks, Herb
Found While Digging In Seattle (Ballard). Help I.d.!
voodookerr posted a topic in Fossil IDHoping someone can help identify what I found while digging in Seattle. To me it looks like a large (measures in inches) toenail. Not much to go on so hopefully the pictures are helpful! Thanks..........