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"Maple Mill Formation near Kalona, Iowa." came up in a topic about Devonian Shark's teeth. It is a micro matrix type of material that I am interested in collecting next summer. I hunt just north of Kalona anyways!!! Has anyone ever collected this matrix or knows the location of the Kalona Clay Pit?? All of my research reveals only vague references and looking at google maps shows little exposure of rock around Kalona. All help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Mike
Just a quick question regarding Wilson’s Clay Pit for those of you who have been/know (and hopefully this is the right spot to ask). From all I’ve read, you don’t need permission to go into the Pit, right? So long as you don’t wreck the place you’re free to crawl through the fence and go hunting.
Recently I visited a clay pit near Mistelgau in Bavaria. It's a kinda famous quarry because of the "belemnite battle field". Huge plates with hundreds/thousands belemnites come from there. But you can also findother fossils like ammonites and also bones. I already was there a few times and I mainly found ammonites and of course belemnites. But this time I also found some bones in the area of the Belemnite battle field. They were just laying therebut it was kinda difficult to find them because they are round, Belemnites are round etc. so I more or less crawled through the quarry So here are two picture of the quarry: The typical ground there: Lots of belemnites, some ammonites and very rare other fossils like bones. I found two types of bones. Firstly Ichthyosaur paddle bones: Here is a picture of all the paddle bones I found (unprepped): Mostly they were kinda small but I was able to find a nice one with a length of 3 cm: And here is another detailed picture of a small one (1cm)