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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...
Book Review Minnesota Fossils and Fossiliferous Rocks by Robert E. Sloan, a professor of Paleontology at the University of Minnesota from 1953 to 1997, is a masterpiece! This is the one, must have, fossil book for anyone collecting fossils or interested in Paleontology in Minnesota--I can say this because I believe I have them all at this point This book is 218 pages and spiral bound so that it will lay flat for ease of identification of fossils. And it is loaded with the best pictures and drawings of fossils I have seen thus far! It has 8 chapters, in order: Introduction; Late Cambrian; Early Ordovician; Late Ordovician; Devonian; Cretaceous; Pleistocene; and Minnesota Paleontologists. The introduction alone is essentially an introductory course in paleontology. Each chapter goes into specifics for rock formations, many diagrams and elevation maps, in Minnesota. This is pretty intense geology on top of paleontology. The copyright is 2005 with only 1,000 copies printed. So, limited edition! And Mr. Sloan signs them! $30 postage paid in the U.S. and Canada. Address: Robert E. Sloan, 39072 Karen Court, Winona, MN 55987-6124