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Found 21 results

  1. Fossil Ridge, Colorado?

    The recent discussions about fossil hunting at Douglas Pass and Florissant, Colorado, caused me to call up Google Maps to see where they are. Lo and behold, as I was scrolling across the map, I came across a geographical feature near Gunnison called “Fossil Ridge.” Well,with a name like that I thought I should find out more about it. But an Internet search hasn’t helped much. So far all I’ve found out is that it is part of a wilderness area with hiking trails and that it is “a high, exposed ridge of Paleozoic carbonates that contain epeiric sea fossils.” But nothing more about the fossils themselves. Anyone know anything about it? At an elevation of 13,000 feet and a hike of at least several miles, it isn’t something you would want to do if the fossils weren’t interesting.
  2. I'm interested in fossil sites I can visit in or near the Southern Appalachians. I live in Hendersonville, NC. The Only one I know of is the Gray Fossil Site near Johnson City, Tenn. I'd especially like to know where I can find fossils to collect.
  3. Sites Near Page?

    Are there any fossil sites at or near Page, Arizona?
  4. Smoky Hill Chalk

    Hello everyone, It's the Amateur Paleontologist. In about a year and a half, I will be going for a few weeks to Kansas, and I am focused on collecting fossils from the Smoky Hill Chalk. I was wondering whether some people could give me a few details (GPS coordinates, landowner contact information...) about various Smoky Hill Chalk sites where vertebrate fossils (in particular reptile remains...) can be encountered relatively commonly. Many thanks for your help. Best wishes, Christian.
  5. Fossil sites in Eastern Maryland?

    I know that east Maryland is mostly a sea of sand and clay post-Pleistocene, but I'm going on a day trip there tommorow and I was wondering if anyone knew of (legal) fossil hunting spots in the area. I would assume most would be Miocene or Paleocene. The Choptank river I would I assume have the Choptank formation, but what do I know. The geologic map suggests a few places but the thing is fifty years old and prone to inaccuracies (much like some people I know). If you have any places feel free to PM me. Forgot to add, would have to be in queen Anne's county and south.
  6. I'm heading up to Lake Wallenpaupack, PA soon, and I was wondering if anyone knew about some fossil sites. I've heard of things in beltsville park, anyone have further information on that? I found this pike county geologic map, and it looks like milford is in the mahantango formation, so I'll look round there. Any info about the other formations as to their fossiliferousness? And what about Wayne county? Any information is greatly appreciated, feel free to PM me!
  7. I noticed there was a posting similar a few years ago for sites all over Germany. I couldn't seem to get the information from the previous post so am asking for help. I am staying in Mettmann, Germany for a few days and hope to go fossil hunting somewhere within the area. ( I don't mind driving.) Thank you in advance for any assistance or links you can provide. I tried going on links in the previous posts, and the two I found are disconnected. Sincerely, Susan
  8. Fossil Site Info

    Hello! So I just got my hands on an old (34-year old) fossil guide for Pennsylvania. I found a couple nearby and somewhat promising fossil sites, but I don't know if their accessible nowadays. Does anybody know the status of these sites: -Blue Mountain roadcut on PA 641 in Roxbury, Franklin County -The Lesh Borrow Pit a mile southwest of Newport, Perry County I'm also curious if more fossil sites have popped up around sputh central PA since the 80's, so any info on that would be much appreciated. Thanks
  9. Hi folks This year our two week annual holiday is to Bratislava, capital city of Slovakia. We will hopefully go for a couple of days to Vienna too. Anyone know of anywhere to dig? Also interested in fossil shops. I doubt I'll drive there but may hire a car for a day or so. Last year we went to Prague and I hooked up with a collector, hunter and retailer, a guy called Jìri. We went to a couple of his favourite places and found trilos, graptolites, bivalves and orthocones. It was a great experience. I need to find another Jìri! IMG_1253.TIF
  10. Albertan heteromorphs

    Dear all, As I said long ago, this year I might be going to Canada. However, most of the time will be spent in Alberta for a dinosaur dig with Prof. Philip Currie. This basically washes away my plans of going to Vancouver Island and find heteromorphs on the Comox Valley. So, as I would still like to find some heteromorph ammonites, I was wondering whether there would be any heteromorph ammonite sites in the vicinity of Dinosaur Provincial Park (of preference less than 2 hours away, by car). Thanks for any help, Christian
  11. My brother and I are travelling to Birmingham, Alabama on October 2-4. We may have a few hours on the 3rd, so I was wondering about any sites nearby. I would love to visit the Minkin Footprint site, but I guess its off limits outside of official field trips. Are there any other interesting places that are pretty well known and easy to get to?
  12. Any Fossil Sites in US Highway 395?

    Are there any sites in or near US Route 395 within California? If so, can I get some directions to the site? Thanks.
  13. Hi everyone! This summer I will go for a week-long expedition to the chalk coastline of Møns Klint, in Denmark. I've already gathered some reference material (including Skrivekridtets fossiler, a Danish book on chalk fossils; Fossils of the Chalk; and several other books and articles). What I hope most to find during this field trip include the following: -Decapod crustacean remains -Echinoderms (regular echinoids, asteroids and crinoids especially) -Ammonites; especially baculitids and Acanthoscaphites tridens -Belemnites -Fish remains (osteichtyans and condrichtyans) And of course... -Mosasaur remains! I still need advice on chalk fossil preparation (note: the chalk at M. K. is very, very soft). Also, how do we remove fossiliferous chalk blocks from an outcrop? Finally, for those who know better the place; where would be the best locations at M. K. to find the fossils listed above? Thanks for any help, Christian
  14. Website to Share and Find Fossil Sites

    This is an new website I just launched as a platform for people to share and find fossil sites near them. No account required. http://www.californiafossils.wordpress.com **Any suggestions or comments are welcome
  15. Hi everyone, in Summer I went to a Maastrichtian-age (~70 mya) Chalk coastline on the island of Møn in Denmark. My family and I recovered 13 partial belemnite rostra (I found 10 of them). Quite common, right? One of the rostra that I found was heavily worn, but within that poorly preserved rostra was a near-complete phragmocone. Tell me what you think about it! ********************************* This is the belemnite rostra. Note the Euro coin for scale
  16. white mound

    Is white mound a pay to dig site? all info on my search did not mention if it is. If it is how do you get in touch with the owners? We are going to be at black cat mountain 3/28 to 3/30 heading to San Antonio and would love to find some areas or roadcuts along the way.
  17. Hi everyone! New to the forum, just wondering if anyone knows of any good spots for fossil hunting in Lightning Ridge, NSW? Heading there next week
  18. Hey guys I found this website called fossilsites.com, and I'm sure many of you know about it already. Was wondering how recently it's been updated it ya'll know and how accurate the fossil locations in it are. Thanks! rachums107
  19. Cnn Article On 8 Us Fossil Sites

    CNN posted this article ("8 places for fantastic fossil finds") that some might find interesting: http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/05/travel/best-fossil-finds/index.html?hpt=hp_c3 Enjoy! Hashem
  20. We are attending the dig with the experts may 17th but will be in Hamburg for a couple of extra days collecting. Does anyone know the status of 18 mile creek? If that is still posted are there any other sites near Hamburg?
  21. Looking For Solitary Crinoid Columnals

    The last time I was on a fieldtrip to Brownwood, Texas, I collected a lot of the abundant crinoid stem sections that seemed to laying all over the ground wherever we stopped. I tried to collect as many of the solitary segments as possible but they were far less abundant than the column sections. Years ago, someone was telling me that there were sites where the solitary columnals could be collected by the handful. I am hoping that someone on the Forum can steer me towards information about potential sites like that. Now that I am retired, I have become a Docent at the Houston Museum of Natural Science and I like to park myself in the fantastic new paleo hall next to a display of a large beautifully prepared crinoid, holding a section of consolidated Pennsylvanian seafloor bed covered with crinoid stem pieces, bryozoans, and brachiopods that the children can handle. If they hang around long enough to listen to my spiel about the age of the crinoids I reward them with a small ziploc bag with a crinoid columnal in it. They really love taking a 300 million year old fossil home with them. This is why I want to find a place to get a large quantity of single columnals, or failing, that short columns with a small diameter. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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