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  1. Hey TFF Members! It's been a while since I posted, and I see I have messages I need to reply to as well. I will get back to them ASAP. I have just been ridiculously busy and it's hard to keep up with everything. I just went up to Georgia to hunt for Agatized Coral Geodes! Cris got a saw and we were able to cut what we found in the video as well. I had a great time and we found some really great specimens that looked amazing cut up. Check it out when you get a chance!
  2. New to Site, Need help

    I am new to the site and fossils. My son (7) is very interested in fossils. We are planning to go to Glen Rose, Texas this spring. However, He is really wanting to search and find petrified wood in the near future. I do not know where to begin. We live in Tyler, TX and want to go somewhere, we will be able to easily see and find petrified wood and fossils. I am a bad amateur and could really use some help in where to take my son. If anyone knows please help me out
  3. Kayak with storage to go fossil hunting

    I recently went on a vacation to Lake Texoma, Oklahoma and rented a fishing kayak there. It proved to be indispensable for collecting. It had a decent amount of storage for my specimens and gear and it only took me about 4 hour to collect my specimens and return to the dock. I ended up spending about enough money to buy a cheap kayak. Lesson learned I guess.
  4. Woolly Mammoth Fossils Uncovered on North Carolina Beach By WWAY News - October 30, 2019 https://www.wwaytv3.com/2019/10/30/woolly-mammoth-washes-up-on-nc-beach/ Yours, Paul H.
  5. I was asked to present on fossil hunting at the 2019 Minnesota Mineral Club Show in Cottage Grove, MN on Oct. 19th after one of their Board Members saw me on the TV show Minnesota Bound episode #903. I thought you all might like some pics of the show! Overflow of vendors in the outside parking lot. As you come into the building... Displays... Some educational... One whole room was for educational displays and interactive stuff. GeschWhat is up front and doing shark tooth necklaces for kids! Very cool Florescent rock display! Some of the outside vendors...
  6. the hunt goes on

    I like DSR. It's peaceful and quite. You get a nice little view. Over all a good spot. I have however been unsuccessful with finding an intact Dipleura! The detail that can been seen on them is fantastic. What amazing little monsters. A quick way to-be driven nuts. I know fossil hunting is a mix of: skill, knowledge, luck and time BUT gosh darn! I will keep trying. This is what I have to show for my effort so far.
  7. My daughter and I are looking for new fossil-finding adventures in central and Northeast Texas. We have already been numerous times to Ladonia, Sherman and Mineral Wells. We also like to hunt for arrowheads!
  8. I just got off of the phone with the Jenks off of the Oklahoma Wildlife Department. I asked if it was legal to collect fossils on the public hunting lands in Oklahoma. He assured me that it was. He told me that if it was federal land that the answer would more than likely be "No", but it is ok to look on Oklahoma Wildlife Department lands. He did say that you would need an Oklahoma issued hunting license. I am not sure if any of you guys knew this, or if this is common knowledge, so I thought I would share it with everyone. Happy hunting and stay safe, Bobo
  9. Howdy folks. I just got back from yet another fossil hunting trip and am very sore, very tired and very beat up. Its always been nice to get back from any of my fossil hunting trips and get all cleaned up, have a nice dinner and sleep in a real bed but these last few trips, 2 trips this year to the GRF and now this last one to Washington, but this is the first trip ive done that I was wishing to be home before I even got to our first site! This last trip was planned for 6 or 7 days but I was back home at the end of the forth day! I sometimes was gone for 2 or 3 weeks but this getting older and being fat and out of shape, a bad back and this dang stroke has really slowed me down. My mind says gooooooooo,, but my body says, noooooooooo!!! Ha! Im supposed to go to South Dakota in 7 days but right now I dont have it in me to go? This last trip may have been my last. RB
  10. Hello, I was born and raised in NJ and fossil hunting was always a huge hobby of mine. In fact, I turned it into a career by working in Paleoecology and Pleistocene Zooarcheology when I got older. I just finished my PhD in the UK and after many years, I am back in New Jersey visiting my family. I haven't seen many recent posts in this particular group but I was hoping if anyone can help. I used to primarily go to Big Brook for fossil hunting in NJ (I even found marine reptile teeth there!), however, last time I was there, I noticed that it was not only incredibly polluted (which made me sad) but well...scarce compared to when I was younger (last time I was there was roughly 5-6 years ago). I am curious if this sub has any recommendations for areas that I can go to in order to get back into this hobby. I reside in Morris county but am willing to travel a bit. Essentially, I am not up to date regarding areas that I can go to! I am really looking forward visiting sites before winter hits so any insight would be insanely appreciated. Thank you so much!
  11. Deep Springs Road (first trip)

    I made my first trip out to DSR today and, with some helpful tips from some kind people on the forum, I was able to find the site and know what to look for. Its a nice little spot. Near the road, easy to get to, and quiet. I didn't find anything exceptional, but I thought I would post pics of my favorites for anyone looking up the spot. Thank you to the owners of the site for let everyone come and enjoy it.
  12. Something that I have always wondered about collecting fossils is it seems depending on the seasons and there are always better times to go. Of course, it entirely depends on the environment of deposition of the locality but in terms of areas like creeks or rivers that cut through formations, when is it really the right time to go? Of course there are variables like how much traffic is there, what times or weather does the area see, and temperatures. I can argue that spring can be the best time because fresh material and its been releasing fossils throughout the winter. On the other hand, I can argue that in the fall can be the best because of the amount of storms that must have occurred since the spring and material was being washed out all year. I believe there is correlation to higher temperature and more easily eroded material providing more fossils. I also believe in going when no one else will, like the winter. And there is always at the end of a big storm. But no matter how much I like to speculate, one day you can go and have tremendous luck, and other days there just isn't as much material. Thoughts?
  13. Hi team, rookie fossil hunter keen to get out and do some fossil hunting trips... currently hunting around the port Waikato area. It would be epic to have some people with more experience of the area etc. cheers! Nick
  14. Isle of Skye / Scotland

    Hello everybody So next week I'm off to Scotland for vacation. We will fly to Glasgow, drive around the highlands and go back by ferry and train (Newcastle -> Amsterdam -> Munich). I also will be on the Isle of Skye and have a full day there. Does anyone have some informations regarding Skye and fossil hunting? Where are the best places and for what should I look? Can I collect legally there? Since I will not fly back, but take a boat, it's easier to bring back some fossils I can't bring much equipment with me, so what essential tools would I need there? Any help is welcome. Thx!
  15. best sifter to use?

    I have only been on one fossil hunting trip before and i used other peoples equipment. I was wondering if there's a preferred brand or type of sifter to use? I am mainly going after sharks teeth and shells if that is important. I will be searching on a sandy beach.
  16. San Sebastian Limestone

    So I went to this river thinking i was going to have a blast cannon balling into the deepest areas except I found an excellent specimen and spent the rest of my day collecting amazing fossils.
  17. Hey, I am heading down to West Virginia for a family trip and I was wondering if anyone knew of some good local spots near Sutton? The closest place I found is about 2 hours away from there and it might just be too far to convince my family to follow. I know the area is Pennsylvanian formation, but I don't know much other than that.
  18. Hello, hello! I'll be posting in the member introduction next, but I thought I would do this first. I am a Saskatchewan-ian, but have only ever found two fossils in Saskatchewan. A small limestone bivalve imprint in the Swift Current creek, Swift Current; and a nice sized 3/4 ammolite shell south of Gull Lake, in a pasture (I don't remember the exact location). I have found most of my collection in BC (Vancouver island, Comox valley), but am unsure where to begin here at home. I have read over our major fossil finds, T-Rex for the win!, but unsure where to begin. I have heard, and now read here, that Lake Diefenbaker is a good location to start. Other than that basic location, I really haven't learned much about the types of mineral formations I should be looking for. If anyone has any tips to help me begin my fossil hunting journey here at home, I would really appreciate the help.
  19. Finding Cambrian Trilobites!

    Hey TFF Members! I was able to do something very different from the normal Florida fossil hunting the other day. On the way up to Michigan for my Mother's wedding I stopped in Northern GA to hunt for Trilobites! I was saying the age wrong throughout the video, I thought they were Devonian. But turns out they are actually Camrian... even better! Hope you can check out the video when you get a chance. I had an amazing time doing this!
  20. Hi guys! I'm trying to find some private land to hunt on in New Mexico. As a Texas girl, I am used to climbing to various elevations and working in extreme heat. I really want to collect specimens so private land is the way to go! It is going to be a sort of honeymoon experience in a way because my boyfriend that knows nothing about fossils has agreed to come if it is on private land. I would really appreciate any recommendations!
  21. Beach fossil identification

    Hey everyone! I have a great selection of fossils at home but I still lack a great knowledge of my most local fossils. I rarely find more than Devil toenails here in the UK but have come across quite a few on my travels today. Initially they caught my eye because they look like my orthoceras but I also have crinoids that have similar markings. There are thousands on the beach with fresh finds every day. If anyone could confirm what I've found it'd be much appreciated. I assume I have a collection of various plant fossils?
  22. My first fossil hunting trip was a success! I have a tone of amazing material from Grand Isle VT! I have no idea what most of it is though. LOL But it's going to be so much fun learning what I have. I even got one complete 1.5cm trilobite! and some kind of head thing! Here are some of the pics!
  23. So I just found out about two good fossil sites for trilobites only and hour away from my house! This is my first time going out looking for fossils ever and I am so excited! I gots me a spade, large flat head screw driver, thin pry bar, gloves and claw hammer. For prep tools I have an air scribe and compressor, steel dental/sculpting tools, mini files, polishing papers, and other small tools as I work with silver. The site is in Vermont and I am expecting wet, cool conditions. I wanted to get any tips or advice you may have for a first timer to help make my afternoon trip a success. Tri-Lo-Bites! (read as dine-o-mite!)
  24. Hey, So I was planning on going on a fossil hunt this summer in Oklahoma. I thought "Black Cat Mountain" would be a great place to start but I can't find anything on how to contact the owner "Bob Carrol". I've been on their website which has a phone number but it says its no longer in use. If anyone has contact information like a email or phone number that would be great. Anyway thank you for reading this message and have a nice day. Sincerely, Carson Betancourt
  25. Hello everyone. I have been a collector for a long time, but I think it is pretty sad that there is a very limited amount of fossils in my collection I have found myself. I want to start fossil hunting more often!! I often take my fossil collection to schools, and I think it would be special to be able to share things I've found myself. Right now I am visiting family in the Canonsburg area, which is outside of Pittsburgh, PA. I am going to try to get some geologic maps for the area. But in the meantime, I was wondering if anyone has any other resources for me or any favorite spots around there? Thank you all! (Not sure if this was the right section for this post, if not please move)
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