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6ix posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsThe good Dr is back in NZ and we caught up again. Time to hit the old hunting spot again - and we werent let down! Of course TinBum found the first couple of crabs, but Doctor Mud and I very quickly caught up. In the end, I stopped photographing them all as the battery was going flat... but wow what a blast. Have a look at this vid after browsing the photos....
Sorry I haven't been very active on here for a while. 2017 was one of the craziest years for me so far, mostly in a good way. Finally, for the last day of 2017 I managed a trip to one of my favourite places - the Miocene sediments in Canterbury, New Zealand. I left the house at 5 AM since low tide was 9:30 AM. I was treated to one of the most spectacular sun rises (sorry no photo!). I am very sore today from lots of boulder flipping and field trimming but it was worth it! Found a split concretion with a string of shark vertebrae. Who knows there could be teeth in there too? The paint brush is 20 cm long. Unfortunately I had to trim the concretion as it would weigh 70 kg (150 pounds). The fossil wasn't harmed but it would have been nice to keep the shape of the concretion.