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Hey y'all! I found the Tibbs Bridge site on this forum earlier this week. I took my family out to do some fossil hunting today and had a great time. However when we were leaving the owner across the road from the trail down approached us and asked if we we're "down digging in the rocks". I told him yes we were out fossil hunting. He said that we were trespassing and that he was going to prosecute us for trespassing on his land. I tried to tell him we were on county land but he wasn't having any of it. Now my assumption is that if we're on county land and we're just hobbyists collecting some samples there really shouldn't be an issue. I couldn't find any regulations online regarding fossil collection for Murray County. Looking at the Murray County property tax map there are clear boundaries between the bridge and the owners property. So I guess prepare yourself to be yelled at from a distance by an angry old man if you visit this site. Also there is a truck and a camping trailer parked in the parking space so it's not usable.
I was splitting up some Conasauga Formation shale from the Chatsworth area exposure @Nimravis and @MeargleSchmearglhave been posting about recently. This was material I brought back 2 or 3 years ago and have had sitting around. I found numerous specimens of the usual Aphelaspis the site is noted for. Then I split a small piece and here's what popped out: Four complete Agnostus inexpectans agnostid trilobites!! Talk about "inexpected", it's hard to find one of these complete much less four on the same piece of shale. Some other views: Don
A friend and I plan on making a fossil and rock hunting trip into Georgia after watching the solar eclipse in aAugust.We will be driving from the Charleston area towards the northwest corner of Georgia before heading home to Florida. The Georgia part of our trip will last from August 23 to 25. Can anyone suggest some places where we will have a good chance of finding fossils of any sort but preferably something we are unlikely to find in Florida? And if anyone is familiar with northwest Georgia and would be interested in joining we'd enjoy meeting up. Kara