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Found 9 results

  1. Hi Just wondering but does anyone know any fossil sites in Southern California (mainly in the Los Angeles area), I have been searching for fossil sites for a while now but I wanted to know if anyone on here has had success on any of the fossil sites.
  2. First father/son Miocene finds

    I am new around here but thought I’d share a few of our humble finds. Nothing museum worthy here but very interesting for us nevertheless. These are from the Sunland area. They come from part of the Topanga Canyon Formation. We were fortunate to have someone show us the site and give us some information. My son is 8 and I am hoping this will be the first of many trips. I can’t identify them so you’ll have to make your own determination there. I like the one with the scallop embedded in the clam.
  3. I recently went rock collecting in the Calico Mountains just off the 15, 10 miles E of Barstow. In the book I have, it mentions petrified wood, specifically date palm or date palm root. Is this it? The pics were taken after I scrubbed these in water with a toothbrush.
  4. Lawrence Canyon Closed

    I headed up to Lawrence Canyon last week and this is what I found. Looks like the area is finally being developed. Say bye bye to another interesting and productive San Diego site. In honor of the site, here are a few of my favorite finds from Lawrence Canyon. I'd encourage everyone to post their favorites too.
  5. My new find.

    My new find,not sure age or name though. Still learning I have more pictures
  6. Does anyone know of any good Southern California fossil shows/ fossil dealers? Looking for theropod teeth. Thanks
  7. I'd Help Please

    Found these while digging in yard in Long Beach California. I am 3 blocks from the ocean and there seems to be lot of these round the yard
  8. Jalama Beach Success!

    With the forecast calling for temps in the high nineties to possible triple digits in our neck of the woods, it was an easy decision to make. We were headed for the coast! The choices were either Gaviota or Jalama beach. Both gave us the chance to find fossilized whale bone and inverts but one was a farther drive. In the end we chose the farther of the two, that being Jalama beach, as it is a more secluded (or so we thought) area and we had only been there once before. Well I forgot it was summer break so the place was packed with campers and day users. We found a parking spot loaded up the gear and headed south. Working our way down the line we found lots of bits and pieces of fish in some freshly fallen material. Speaking of which I would caution anyone who visits the place to be extremely careful as the material was quite loose in some places and i almost got caught in a small rock slide. After my wife found the first complete piece it was on. You know the feeling where all the material around you becomes a blur and you can't stop splitting rock because the next piece could be "the one". My arms felt like jello but it was worth it. We ended the day with 4 complete pieces and some other odds/ends. I think one of them is possibly a viper fish. Another piece looks more like an amphibian than fish head. Identification on all the pieces would be appreciated. Beach combing didn't produce any whale bone just a pelicans skull and some bony plates from a chiton. That was good enough for us. All in all it was an awesome day spent away from the heat with my best friend.The bonus, some cool finds to add to the case!
  9. Friday Fossil Mystery

    Hello everyone, I thought the readers on this list might have fun with the Cooper Center's YouTube channel, where we post a "mystery" fossil every Friday. Test your fossil ID skills here: We also have other series, including interviews with scientisits, an archaeology quiz show, and various programs to teach paleontology and archaeology to a general audience. Meredith
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