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Hi everyone! I just researched and planned my very first hunt ever tonight. I'm from Minnesota, but am currently living in Mississippi for work. It took some time to find the information needed in order to pick a few possible locations without driving five or more hours. Here's what I've come up with for my trip plan. All of this will be river/stream sifting, or outcroppings from the rivers/streams. All three are options, but Merrill, MS is likely my first trip due to the fact two rivers from the North converge there possibly depositing older Cretaceous fossils as well. -Waynesboro, MS (2hr) Chickasawhay River — Catahoula Formation — Oligocene — 23my - 34.9my -Merrill, MS (1.25hr) Pascagoula River — Pascagoula and Hattiesburg Formation — Miocene — 5.3my - 22.3my -McLain, MS (1.25hr) Leaf River — Pascagoula and Hattiesburg Formation — Miocene — 5.3my - 22.3my Potential Recoveries Expected: Shark/Fish Teeth Shell Fragments Inverts Snake Vertebra Echinoids Others washed downstream from Cretaceous period Thanks for reading! -C
My wife and I made a brief trip this weekend out to Blue Springs, MS to poke around the Coon Creek Formation. We only walked around for ~1.5 hours, but we didn't get skunked. There was quite a bit of material to be found after the recent heavy rains, but the best finds of the trip were my first crab, and a particularly nice Squalicorax tooth! I've gathered a decent collection of similar teeth from the nearby Frankstown fossil park, but this one easily beats them all. As the temperature increased, we were even greeted by a rather well behaved Dekay's brown snake. Enjoy the pics, Caleb