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Hi! New to the forum and to fossils in general. Are there any places to hunt for fossils in Durham, NC? I live near the Wake County line and it is my understanding that there are some spots with exposed triassic rock. Is there anywhere I can do some hunting without having to drive towards the coast? I know that the Triangle Brick quarry has uncovered some fossils in the past but I assume I can't just waltz in there and look around. Thanks for any help or hints!
Hey everyone! I'm extremely new to the game (well I grew up digging in my backyard after watching Jurassic Park, but that got nowhere), and I'm looking for some tips or even possible sites to dig along I-10 West. I'm headed back home, San Antonio to El Paso, and was trying to look into possible dig stops along the way. Thanks to some amazing guides and tips (Uncle Siphuncle, all thanks to you) I've reignited my childhood passion to start hunting again. Unfortunately I won't have the opportunity to go further north for bigger finds, but I quite happy with just stumbling across the small ones as it is so I'm not looking for the big ones, yet. Currently I don't have much, variety of species that is, and I'm not even close to being able to identify what I have in my collection, so even the small stuff is a huge find to me. So thus rises my question: does anyone have good tips, or, if so generous, a decent site along the route that would be a worthwhile stop? Or even more so, any papers or guides that would help me find these spots? I plan to stop in a few places anyways for some entomology hunting as well, so if I could plan to hit everything in advance it'll turn a long drive into an adventure. My deepest gratitude's in advance! (Oh and if anyone knows a good way to safely get a large fragile shell out of rock, some tips on that would be great, although I'll probably have to post elsewhere on that!)
I am planning a trip with my 12-year-old grandson (and future paleontologist) to a dinosaur dig this summer, and would like to get some first hand advice on choosing a good outfit. We can go about anywhere in the U.S., several days to a week, but since we'll likely be flying we can't easily bring along much gear of our own. I've researched dozens of dig sites. Some sites were outdated, some sketchy on details, some had age limits or are already filled. PaleoAdventures and Hell Creek Fossils, Dinosaurs of the Western Slopes are possibilities, but I would welcome any comments on organizations to avoid, or ones you have had a good experience with.