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  1. Hi Everyone, this is my first post and I like to thank you for your information. I will be traveling to the US in October. I'm going to travel in my car from Los Angeles, las vegas, Flagstaff, Albuquerque, Amarillo, Oklahoma, Memphis, New Orleans, Panama City, Sarasota, and Orlando. I want to take advantage of that to do little fossil huntings across that sites. Obviously, I don't want to do something illegal or wrong while collecting. I was talking with some guy from natural science and tell me which is legal and which not. The original idea is to fossil collect near the road. Do you know where to find good fossils like ammonites, corals, shells, echinoderms, etc near roads? This will be my route. I'm not professional or the next Alan Grant or Charig. I only want one specimen or two from every place if possible. Thanks to everyone, sorry for my English. If you tell me where to stop near the road or taking a detour for a mile will be alright. I have already some point marked but you're the bosses, boys and Girls!!!
  2. Natlandite Fossil Stone

    I joined with the hopes that someone here may know more about Natlandite fossil stone. My wife inherited a polished three piece set and unfortunately there is very little information available about it online. Within the two articles I could find we have learned that "it was first discovered in 1954 in Los Angeles, Ca. by geologist Manley L. Natland, during a small dig he made in his offices backyard. He was given a rock brought up during soil testing for an annex to the old Atlantic Richfield Building at 6th and Flower streets. Natland estimated the fossil stone to be between 5 to 7 million years old and said that it was likely formed when an earthquake dislodged a great mass of sludge from the Los Feliz area (then the seashore) and moved it to the Arco site, where it solidified. He had it cut and polished, revealing shells of bivalves, gastropods and coral in a marble like material, but thought no more about it until 1969, after he had retired from Atlantic Richfield, now Arco. That year, he asked to examine the excavation site where the building and it's annex were being torn down to make way for Arco towers, now known as City National Plaza. What he found was an entire bed of the fossil stone that he had seen years earlier. Natland arranged to have 500 tons of it hauled away and eventually had the rock cut and shaped into tables and statuary. The rock is about as hard as quartz and it contains about 350 different species. It was also named the official gemstone of Los Angeles in 1981." I have spoken with a paleontologist here at our local museum of natural history and he stated that he believes that some record of the stones should be preserved in a museum, if that has not already happened. He gave me the contact information of a paleontologist at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History and suggested that I contact them, as they would be the most appropriate place to store such fossils. They are absolutely beautiful pieces and any info or suggestions will be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much for taking time to read my post. Brandon Massey
  3. http://www.newsweek.com/fossils-prehistoric-mammals-unearthed-during-subway-construction-los-angeles-859032?piano_t=1
  4. Hi there, Do you know anyone who can polish a baby T. rex tooth? It's been made into a necklace / jeweler but the tooth needs to be fixed. Please let me know! Must be based in the Los Angeles area. Thanks!
  5. Ice Age fossils emerge during Los Angeles subway dig Diana Kruzman , USA Today, July 10, 2017 https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/07/10/ice-age-fossils-emerge-los-angeles-subway-dig/103026368/ Yours, Paul H.
  6. La Brea Tar Pits Museum Bracing for a Flood of Fossils This Summer http://www.lamag.com/mag-features/purple-line-fossils/ The La Brea Tar Pits http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/quaternary/labrea.html Yours, Paul H.
  7. Yup. You read it correctly: Forbes article HERE. It was a monster, too. Enjoy.
  8. The tooth that started it all, found while looking for rocks in the Santa Monica mountains. I just looked down and wow nice great white. At first I thought someone dropped it as why would there be a big shark tooth on the side of a mountain. Turns out I got lucky and found a great fossil. I have looked a bunch more and not found anything else in the area, it is still the largest tooth in my collection! Thanks for looking
  9. Metro unearths ancient elephant fossils below Wilshire Boulevard, Curbed LA - ‎Dec 1, 2016‎ http://la.curbed.com/2016/12/1/13802216/metro-mastodon-mammoth-purple-line-fossils Metro Workers Unearth Mammoth Fossils During Purple Line Construction K-Earth 101 FM http://kearth101.cbslocal.com/2016/12/01/metro-workers-unearth-mammoth-fossils-during-purple-line-construction/ Mammoth tusk, teeth, and skull discovered during construction of Los Angeles Metro line Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3989006/A-mammoth-discovery-Tusk-teeth-skull-ancient-elephants-discovered-construction-Los-Angeles-Metro-line.html Yours, Paul H.
  10. Seeking - Fossil Sites In Socal

    I am an amateur fossil collector, barely even a hobbiest. But I have young healthy knees and a strong desire to hunt ancient fauna. 1) Do you want to go hunting? I am very open to meeting in person and venturing out together. However, be warned, I'm an extrovert, so I will try to be entertaining. 2) Do you know any proven/potential sites near Los Angeles (within 100 miles)? - Abandoned quarries (I'll wear a hard hat, I know) - Highway embankments (visibility vest, I know) - Friendly rural landowners (bullet proof vest, I know) - Dry river beds/canyons - Abandoned mines or wells (write my will ahead of time, I know)
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