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Fossil fair Wezemaal: Sunday 1st November 2015 This Sunday I went to the fossil fair in Wezemaal (Belgium), organized by the Belgium clubs: HONA, GVL and the forum “Fossiel.net” The event took place in a small village in the local event hall, although relatively small it was in very familial and convivial atmosphere. The stands where mostly run by collectors full with local European material and all extremely reasonably priced, thus being ideal for young starting collectors visiting with their parents. Also a great effort was made to encourage trading. Fossiel.net had his own stand, also ideal for kids and starting collectors led by the webmasters of “Fossiel.net” with some free samples, advice and help in determination for everyone. They also offered a large range of prepping tools, boxes, labels,.. to organize your collection. A part of the hall was arranged with tables and a bar for a little rest and a nice chitchat with fellow amateur and professional paleontologists in company of a piece of pie, a coffee or a nice local Belgian beer. I had the opportunity to meet up with a lot of friends and meet people I only heard from forums. And my daughter got her own share of books and a few new fossils for her own little collection. My acquisitions where mostly prepping material and boxes for my collection, although I also bought 2 trilobites from a location that has been closed for more than a decade. And I got a whole box of geological magazines and papers from a good friend. So this has been a very nice way to spend my Sunday. I’m certainly looking forward to next year’s edition. I say: well done to the organisation and participants of this Event. Kevin Houben
Fellow fossil freaks, For over a decade, we (a small team of 4 volunteers) have been developing a Dutch-Belgian paleo-portal at fossiel.net. Some may already know us a bit. We are a completely independent and non-commercial effort, aiming at providing a knowledge base and communication platform, to the benefit of both amateur and professionals. Moreover, we specifically try to bridge the gap between amateurs and professionals. Originally only available in Dutch, we finally did the massive effort to translate the whole website to English , and we're nearly there! Last year, we also completely revamped the core system of our website, which is now completely database-driven. I believe we have a lot to offer you (and vice versa), so in the coming weeks, I will present specific parts of our knowledge base in this topic, including a fossil ID system, geo-localities (including fossil sites, musea, etc..., even associations), a glossary, articles, literature references, and so on... Stay tuned for the details, but in the mean time, you're very welcome to have a look around @ http://english.fossiel.net/ Tell us what you think! PS: we're no native speakers, so we would be very grateful for anybody pointing out language mistakes and typos.