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  1. Matoaka beach, Veterans Day

    First and foremost, I'd like to thank all those who serve or who have served in the U.S. Military for their service, and wish them a happy Veterans day a little late. So I decided to go on a hunt to matoaka, got there about or a little before low tide. They have sitters to borrow there, which is a nice gesture but unless you hope to pick up some sand and find a 3 inch meg they help about as much as a flu shot helps a head ache. As an added bonus, the air was a crisp 30 some degrees (low 30s) and the water much colder. As i went down the steps a fellow fossil hunter headed up and said " Good luck! There's a lot of sand..." which is not a great omen. Nevertheless, I forged ahead. I started along the cliffs, I had been advised to look at fallen dirt for megs, which didn't pan out. I started picking up complete chesapectans until realizing there were copious amounts, so I picked ended up with about twenty (no double valves this time) so I'm going to have to have a competition for chesapectans, anyone game for that? I found about half an ecphora, purty big too, and put it in my bag unfortunately though the bottom failed to seal due to sand and somehow it fell out. Once I realized this I combed the beach many times to no avail. Disheartened, I decided to try my luck for the waterline for sharks teeth instead. This turned out well, I got one shark vert and a few snaggle teeth, one looked like a meg at first (of course everything starts to look like one after a while) and some other various shark teeth, one possible patho. Rays teeth and ecphora pieces were also found and some coral (A. palmata). So all in all, a pretty good day once the fingers went numb. I am still on the prowl for the ecphora and meg though..... Some of the finds:
  2. Hello Fossikers! I am going to be in Torrey Utah and surrounding area in mid September and would love to go hunting somewhere....any suggestions? I'm not at all familiar with the area so any info would be most appreciated! Thanks!!
  3. Deep Springs 6/11/17

    After a long day of barbequeing, having drinks, and spending time with friends, I somehow managed to get up at 5am. I headed out to Deep Springs with a beautiful sunrise. Unfortunately today was uneventful. I wasn't finding much. It got hot pretty quick, once the sun got up. But I really enjoy the quiet, peaceful mornings. So I still had a good time. I found a turtle while I was there. It really seemed so out of place in the middle of this quarry. But Devin found some sun-bleached turtle remains while there on a previous trip. Whatever the reason, they frequent this place. I didn't have a lot of time so around 8:15 I decided to leave and head over to Briggs Road quarry to see if I could find some trilo material from the debris pile. I did find some parts and pieces, but didn't bring much home. I am getting picky. I almost forgot, the main reason I am even posting about this uneventful trip. At Deep Springs I found some tools. I had a hard time deciding if I should leave them there or not. If I left them there they could of very easily been buried in debris. They were pretty camouflaged by being covered in mud and some what rusty. And there is nothing saying that somebody else wouldnt of taken them other than the true owner. So in an effort to get them back to whoever they belong to I have them. So if there is anybody who recently left tools at Deep Springs, if you can descibe the tools I will gladly make arrangements to get them back to you. Here are a couple pics. 1&2 The Turtle, 3 the site I am working.
  4. Briggs Road Trilo hunt.

    I went on a quick, 2 hr hunt this morning. I gi t up around 5am hit the road by 5:30 ,and after a stop at McDonalds for an ever so nutritious breakfast, arrived at Briggs Road at 7. I haven't hunted at Briggs too much because I have devoted a lot of my time to Deep Springs. But I swung by there the other day for a few minutes just to scope things out. I noticed right away someone had put a lot of work into the lower level of the pit. Upon inspection of the debris pile, I found quite a few trilo parts with very little evidence of other fossils. BINGO! I knew this had to be the trilo layer. So todays plan was to get a couple hours of digging into this layer, before I had to be home to start my wife's Honey -do list. I was pleasantly surprised when I found a complete Eldredgeops right off the bat.The body broke right at the cephalon, but it was a clean break and I glued at as soon as I got back home and you can't even tell. I could not believe how many parts and pieces I was finding. I found a small complete roller that I didn't even know was whole till I got it home and trimmed it up and then it popped out of the matrix. And then I found one last keeper, I decent size body with pygidium exposed. I can't tell if the cephalon is hidden, I may attempt to prep this with a dremel. I really need and want to learn how to prep. I didn't keep all the parts and pieces as they where many. But here are pics of the site and the better finds. This site happens to be pretty small. If you look beyond my car, almost in line with the front end you can see where I was digging. I need to spend a whole day there! And maybe I could find myself a gazillion trilobites like some people. Cough cough (Kane) cough cough!
  5. I'll be heading up to Syracuse this weekend for the Science Olympiad Middle School State finals. That means I'll be able to hunt Sunday anywhere in the area from Syracuse south. Who wants to join? The plan is to hit one or more of the quarries about an hour south of Syracuse, but I could be convinced to head towards Herkimer, Little Falls, or one of the Catskill quarries instead.
  6. River Bed Hike

    Went for a hike this morning to a river bed, which has been eroding from spring run off. mother nature doing the work for me. Found a number of great coral fossils, couple pieces of small petrified wood and some shell fragment. Almost threw it away but decided to keep it. Ive been out multiple times this late winter and early spring to look but haven't been to successful, just the odd random little piece of fossil but today was a good day in my books.
  7. Howdy All Nov. 4, 5, 6 2016 Any who would like to hunt fossils in Southeast Minnesota are welcome to come meet at my place - Whispering Winds, 505 W. Park St., Spring Valley, MN. Spring Valley is 10 miles north of the Iowa line on Hwy. 63/16. Raggedy Man (trilobite hunter) is coming from Wisconsin and the more the merrier! We've had two torrential downfalls with major flooding in the last 30 days, so lots of fresh fossils out there. Go to my fossil blog (link below) and take a look at the category "Fillmore County Hunts". A map of Spring Valley which pinpoints my place is in the Educational Tours tab on the bar. Weather forecast is for highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s with SUNSHINE! We've had two hard frosts so the bugs and snakes are down and so are many of the weeds! FREE CAMPING! Parking in the pasture. My upstairs is currently empty but suited for guests with a queen size memory foam bed - first come first serve. :-D I have fossil hunting maps for Fillmore County and Winona County in my fossil barn. I have fossil prep areas in that barn open to TFF members. This is FREE, FUN, Fossil Hunting!!!
  8. I had been wanting to put this up with all of the pictures etc. on TFF, but I have been running so fast and am so busy that given that it is almost two weeks ago and I still haven't gotten time to post this I will just give the link: http://www.bluffcountryfossils.net/blog/what-an-amazing-group-hunt-may-14-2016/ Appears that a whole trilobite was found! And hey Guys and Gals, this was all possible due to TFF members support and sharing! Hooray to TFF!
  9. WA fossil hunt.

    Hi fellow West Aussie fossil hunters! Tomorrow, Shakespeare and I are going fossil hunting at the Cretaceous site in Gingin, Western Australia. Anyone else from Perth is welcome to come along! The more, the merrier. Should be a great day. I'm certain one of us will find that elusive Plesiosaur tooth.
  10. My finds from my fossil hunt in the Cretaceous Molecap Greensand (83-86myo) of Gingin on Sunday. A great serrated shark tooth and a fragment of a Notorynchus shark tooth. Sadly I broke one of the three points off! Also a few other bits. Had a great time even tho it was hot and a big Western Brown Snake (highly venomous) settled about 6foot from me and watched the whole time. We chatted while I hunted.
  11. Cretaceous digging

    From the album West Australian Cretaceous, Gingin

    A pic of The Squad finding Cretaceous fossils in Gingin, Western Australia.
  12. Tamala Limestone hunt

    From the album Australian Pleistocene Seabeds

    Went on awesome trip today to cliffs of exposed Pleistocene beds in Perth Australia. Stunning location and very close to the city! I've included a beautiful piece in its matrix. Just a small, but think perfect specimen.
  13. Hi! I have a big road trip coming up to visit family in Kansas City, Missouri (driving from Florida) and as usual I'm scouting for some spots to hunt fossils (or cool rocks!) along the way. If anyone could share directions to a site, I would greatly appreciate it. Any fossil will do! :-)
  14. Fossil Amber Site In Tasmania, Australia

    I've managed to nail down where an amber locality is in Tasmania, and what the rules are etc. regarding what material can exit Australia, and I've even found an expert who is qualified to identify which material is permitted to exit. I'm going to Tasmania on the 10th of July to see my grandfather and he has agreed to take the 6-hour total drive to the site to look for amber at a location that has produced amber on a few occasions in the past. no guarantees i'll find any but wish me luck anyway! i'll post any finds in this same Topic if i find anything.
  15. Here are a few fossils I found on the beach today. Enjoy!!!! Does anyone know what the small round fossil on that white rock is called? Also, here is a cool map I found for WI: http://www.paleoportal.org/index.php?globalnav=time_space&sectionnav=state&name=Wisconsin
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