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  1. Hey all, I am new here and to the hobby in general so I apologize if I am not following some etiquettes that I don't know about. I just wanted to share my experience on the Withlacoochee river so that maybe someone else can learn from it. My buddy and I drove up to the Florida Georgia line to visit the Withlacoochee river and hunt for some agatized coral. I am a senior geology student and none of my fellow classmates or professors I've asked know how or where to fossil hunt for whatever reason so I am learning this all myself. Anyways, I brought a couple kayaks and we got on the river with neither of us having a clue what to look for other than what information I could find on this wonderful forum. We spent the better part of an hour loading down the kayaks with what now appears to be junk rocks and paddling upstream towards some gunshots on the north side of the bank shooting west to east that we inferred we're coming from the gun range we saw signs for. When we got close enough to hear the snap of the bullets before they hit their steel targets, I noticed that the bed of the river was full of the coral so I hopped in and started loading up with rocks despite my friend's insistence that this was not a smart place to be. We could hear the shots hitting the steel and ricocheting off into the trees, but I figured I was safe down in the river. After about 10 minutes, one of the ricochets impacted about 2 feet away from us and startled us real good. We booked it out of there and went upstream hoping to come back when the range closed. Eventually we ran out of time and had to paddle back past the range, luckily with no close calls but there was still shooting unnervingly close. While we were loading up the kayaks on the ramp under the highway, however, another bullet whizzed over our heads. This was about a mile away from the range. We drove past the range on our way back to kindly suggest they do something to fix this in the future, and we were not taken seriously. The worker even tried to tell me it was a different man on the south side of the river, yeah right. I did learn that they were closed on Mondays, so maybe I can make another trip out there to actually find some decent coral. Anyways, be safe out there everyone. I would enjoy hearing about other stories similar to this so that I may learn the easy way in the future.
  2. Hi all, This weekend, after the long, boring and annoying winter months (it's always mildly cold, but very windy and rainy in the Netherlands in winter... horrible fossil hunting conditions) spring finally let out the tip of its nose, with a nice sun, blue sky and decent temperature. About time! We all know what this means... time to do some fossil-hunting! So on Sunday morning I woke up, prepared my fossil hunting equipment (mainly bags and boxes; no tools needed for this beach), made myself a lunch, and set out at 13:00 to the bus. The bus ride to Kijkduin takes me about an hour, so I arrived at the beach at 14:06. But, as usual, because it's by bus I'm not dropped off at the ideal spot, so I have to walk about an hour on the beach, due south-west, to actually get to the Zandmotor. But that wasn't much of a problem... this part of the beach already has a few fossils to yield, although not as many, so you can start the fossil hunting right away. Didn't find anything significant though in that first stretch. You're literally walking on lots of Eemian fossil shells, but these species are all very common. Spisula solida, Cerastoderma edule, C. glaucum, and Macoma balthica are just not worth picking up, unless it's a specimen that stands out to me (unusual size, pathologies, weird colors, etc). Here's a map to better illustrate the places I will mention. Note that it's approximate. Also, the sand cliffs and the shell banks often move around, we are after all on a beach with lots of wind and water movement, so these positions aren't defined. But this is what was the case this weekend. And the pink Zandmotor "limit" isn't accurate either, it's more my view as in "this is good fossil-hunting territory". By the way, that red S is where the bus drops me off. Oh, and that big puddle in the middle of the beach is actually a very popular kite-surf spot, especially for amateurs because there are no waves. This time I started off the hunt at the "sand cliffs" as I like to call them, (2m tall at the highest point, so not real cliffs), then went on to an area more to the south of the Zandmotor (at the bottom of the dark blue line on the map). It was my first time properly hunting that little area, and it turns out it's actually a good spot, I found lots of good bivalve fossils there! After an hour or two I sat down to eat my lunch (yes, a very late lunch, but time flies by when you're fossil hunting! I'm actually still surprised I remembered to eat my lunch at all, I usually get so caught up in the hunt that I often just completely forget to eat my lunch at all ), then went onto the richest part of the Zandmotor when it comes to shells, the..... (drumroll please)............. shell banks! I know, very unexpected! The real Eemian shell banks are usually lying on the north-center of the Zandmotor, between the cliffs and the shoreline. That is when I made my two favorite finds of the day: a gorgeous Propebela turricula, and a bit later, Gari fervensis! After a total of about 5 hours hunting, I decided it was time to get back home, so I called it a day. But man was it a good day! I found an incredible diversity of fossil shells, especially bivalves. Onto some pictures, starting with some location pics.
  3. The British are coming to the badlands The project has been dubbed "Mission Jurassic" - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47684989
  4. In Charleston for a few days

    In Charleston for a couple of days. Thinking of hitting Edisto Beach this evening. Anyone interested in joining? Feel free to PM me
  5. Picturing the Cambrian

    Fossil hunt for the bucket list. Too few pics of the fossils, but worth the time to peruse. Fossil expedition to the Canadian Cambrian The parent article is Here.
  6. Caesar Creek Spillway

    So I plan on going to the Caesar Creek Spillway (hope I spelled it right) in the next coming weeks, any tips on where to find trilobites there? should I go a little farther than people usually go and hope for luck or anything? Thanks -Forest
  7. Just wondering if anyone is up to meeting up for a morning or afternoon meetup to just hunt a few fossils before summer is gone? Would love to meet some new friends and share the adventure of finding a few fossils and teeth with those that share the passion. I have a pretty open schueduke to work around next few weeks. If you are interested or know of any outings please let me know
  8. Hello, does anyone know if there are any great fossil hunting sites in Asia? I'm going to Chiang Mai, Thailand this summer for a week, will be happy to know if there is some. Other fossil hunting sites in Asia countries are also welcomed. By the way, are there any marvelous natural history/ fossil museums in Thailand?
  9. Summer Fossil hunting - Virginia

    My family is going to be in Virginia for the month of August. We will be around Newport News, Urbanna and the Massanutten area. My son is a fossil nut - he aims to be a Paleontologist when he grows up. When I was researching Virginia and things to do, I learned about the rich fossil history there, and the wonderful opportunities there are to collect fossils. I would really like for my kids to have a productive time searching for fossils, so I thought I would post a note on here to see if anyone knows of an affordable fossil hunting expedition that our family could go on? My kids were so excited when they heard they could go fossil hunting, they automatically started watching youtube videos of people fossil finds in the area. I am attempting to lower their expectations by explaining that many of those people have permission to hunt on private property, thats why they are able to find such good hauls (and that they are quite experienced ) If there aren't any suggestions for fossil hunting guides, which of the state parks would you recommend that I take them to with the highest chance of finding a couple fossils? I understand nothing is guaranteed. I also know that the summer will be overcrowded with people searching, but it is what it is. I appreciate any help and guidance that can be offered.
  10. I have been fossil hunting about three years and have been to one ditch on the outskirts of Summerville sc that yielded a few colorful teeth, but it is secluded and hasn't felt very safe. It is screenable since it is outside city limits. However I'd like to find some new places to try in the area. I did walk the creek on the side of the YMCA ball field but the bottom was very hard and unfruitful and I'm not even sure I was in the right place. Can anyone offer any suggestions on where I might try as I am fairly new. I'm not asking for everyone's "honey hole" as I understand it takes work to find good areas. I'm just looking to find a place I can go to maybe on a weekend trip since I live two hours away as a part time hobby. I am even open to guided fossil hunt tours if anyone knows any good ones in the Charleston, SC, Savannah, GA or Jacksonville, FL areas. Thanks!
  11. Hey guys! I usually hunt in Florida but I'm heading home for a week in Pennsylvania and was wonder if any hunters wanted to get together and fossil hunt. I never hunted in my home state of PA and would like to change that! Also I'm fairly close to Delaware (C and D canal) so if anyone wants to hit that up let me know! Hope to hear from you guys soon, -Terry
  12. More peace river ID help

    I think one is a broken vertebra and 2 horse teeth?
  13. peace river id

    hey guys might be a long shot but here goes ! what could this be ?
  14. Snow Day Hunt

    Got off from school today due to ice and freezing rain. As any normal person would do on a snow day, I decided to go to the beach! It was not rainy when we left, but it was pouring on the hour thirty drive. I got a little scared I’d be rained out but to my surprise it stopped as we got there. The cliffs were wet and dangerous, so I kept my distance near overhangs (don’t want to know what dying would do to my GPA). The rain was kind to me, this beauty of a cow shark (Broadnose sevengill) sat there as if it was waiting for me. It’s missing the last blade but this is my first one. Anyone know how to tell the difference between males and females? tons of Physos (which really need a colloquial name. I propose gnarly shark or grizzly shark. Pygmy tiger sounds less cool...) and the usual chunkosaurus and turtles scutes. Picked up one to find it was purty big, just hiding under the sand. The half shark vert I found is my largest yet, and I got another one as well. I don’t usually post regular hunts but this one was nice so I thought some might like it. The redacted bit is a legume seas I found and mistakenly thought was a whale ear bone
  15. 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:
  16. 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.
  17. 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!
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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!!!
  21. 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!
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Cretaceous digging

    From the album West Australian Cretaceous, Gingin

    A pic of The Squad finding Cretaceous fossils in Gingin, Western Australia.
  25. 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.
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