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Found 77 results

  1. In May I will be visiting the country of Georgia and I will like to look for some fossils while I am there. Is here anyone who has been to this country or have some information about fossils over there? I will visit the museum of natural history in Tbilisi which looks interesting but I can't find any info about fossil hunting over there. I will be traveling through most of the country and it will be great to bring back some souvenir like that for my collection.
  2. Fossil trips

    Does anyone know any fossil beds near southeast Washington? Any where you can dig?
  3. My second time out fossil hunting for crab fossils and struck pay dirt! Found 2 nice examples of what I think is Tumidocarcinus from some Googling. My first time finding a complete(ish) fossil so I am very excited! Found a smallish one and a medium one. Both seem to have the legs and claws.
  4. Im going to Victoria on Friday for a week and visiting various locations including: Wangaratta Bendigo Ballarat Warnambool Apollo bay pt phillip bay (beaumaris) So my question is are there any good fossil sites around these areas that i could find some ancient treasures in? Thanks.
  5. Hey im new to this site so im not sure on how anything works and if im doing anything correct but anyway i am going on a fossil hunting trip to the uk next year for about 1 week but i have no clue where to go. This is my first ever time going on a trip just for fossils so idont know what to do and where to go so yeh i need a bit of help. Thanks
  6. Planning a fossil hunting trip to the Gold Point, Nevada. Anyone have specific fossil locations? Dan
  7. Forum Trip To GMR

    This Sunday, August 5th I am planning a forum trip to GMR in Greenville North Carolina. Any and all members are welcome. Of course, with all the recent rain, this is weather contingent. Hopefully the rain will be minimal the next few days as forecast. If so the water should be at a collectible level by Sunday. This is being done in honor of esteemed member digit(Ken) who is currently visiting our amazingly lovely state. As of right now, the plan is to meet at 9 am. Most likely at Greensprings Park on 5th Street. If you are interested in going, please add to this thread so I can make sure I contact everyone Saturday with final plans.
  8. Sudden Excursion to Penn

    This year has not had the volume of fossil outings that I would like to see. The weather here in Southern Ontario, Canada has been horrible. Rain, heat and unbearable humidity. Some of my fossil buddies have a big excursion and BBQ to follow planned for today but I could not join in due to plans from "The One Who Must Be Obeyed" otherwise known as "The Wife". So on the spur of the moment since the weather Sunday is going to be awesome I am going to Penn Dixie tomorrow Sunday July 8th with my buddy Jim. Jim is another Canadian Human Backhoe like Kane. If any of you forum people are in the vicinity and want to join in you are more than welcome. Devonian Digger Cannot make it as he is off doing family stuff so my limited expertise will have to suffice. I have been known to have reasonable success at the site ...lol Seriously though if you can join us what I can guarantee you is that you will work hard but you will go home with complete trilobites perhaps even multiples. It makes a world of difference to go with someone that sort of knows what they are doing and that brings the right equipment. Better yet if you find something really special (not a Brach Kane) and treat me nice I might even prep it for you. Hope to see some of you there.. I will be the Homeless looking old geezer in the fossil forum Tee Shirt and Jurassic Park hat struggling to move blocks that are far too big for me.... Regardless I will try to post some pics in this thread of the excursion.
  9. If you ever travel across Russia you can see fossils even in the subway and in the facing of buildings (In Moscow and Saint Petersburg). Once an acquaintance walked with a dog along the embankment in the center of St. Petersburg next to his house and found fossil trilobite right in the stone that broke off from the Neva river bank. He had to quickly run home to take a hammer In the Moscow metro, there are more than 50 stations where you can meet the fossils of ammonites, corals, nautilus, belemnites and other ancient animals that lived on Earth in the dinosaurs era. Among them there are both small and large enough - the size of the largest "inhabitant" of the metro is 60 centimeters in diameter. They come across not only at old stations, but also on new ones - it all depends on from what material are the walls built. Materials containing remains of fossil organisms were brought from deposits in Armenia, Georgia, the Urals, the Crimea, Italy and the Moscow region. Most of the fossils in marble limestones (the transition stage between limestone and marble) from the Georgian deposits of Salieti and Moliti.
  10. Last Sunday we had a trip to the sandy quarry near St. Petersburg. Near of the sandy quarry there is a small village called "Novinka" (coordinates of this place on Google maps: 59.161362, 30.380684) Quarry near Novinka is a fairly large quarry, developed in the sands, introduced here in the Devonian (about 400 million years ago). The quarry is very picturesque and extremely interesting, there are mottled sands with a great variety of sedimentary textures deposited in various water conditions. During most of the Devonian Period, North America, Greenland, and Europe were united into a single Northern Hemisphere landmass, a minor supercontinent called Laurussia or Euramerica. We can say that the North America, Greenland and the north-western part of Russia were one territory. Here you can find many fossils of armoured prehistoric fish, as well as their teeth. A lot of paleo tourists from different countries come here in search of placoderms. We have a friend-professor of geology at the University of St. Petersburg. He said that last year a student from Japan went home with a necklace from the teeth of a armoured prehistoric fish. It was a very big paleontological luck. Next to the sand quarry are special designs for sifting sand. Large parts go in one direction, and fine sand in another. On photo few pieces of the shell of the fish (Asterolepis), which we found in 1 hour, and rock layers in sandy quarry. (Asterolepis is an extinct genus of antiarch placoderms from the Devonian of North and South America and Europe. They were heavily armored flat-headed benthic detritivores with distinctive jointed limb-like pectoral fins and hollow spine. The armor plate gives the Asterolepis a box-like shape. Its pectoral fins are also armored but the caudal and dorsal fin are not. The first fossils were named after M. Eichwald in 1840 after not star-like markings on the fossils.)
  11. Knee pads and gloves

    I’m looking at buying some gear recommended by you guys who fossil hunt alot. Any recomendtations on nice gloves, preferably fingerless and very breathable. I’m also looking at buying some knee pads. thanks TFF.
  12. Penn Dixie Report

    Alrighty, looking at the calender I see the "Penn Dixie digging with the experts" trip is in full swing. We will demand pictures and at least a brief dialog report from members that attend. And the Aurora fest is not far behind so same goes for that as well.
  13. I think I can go hunting tomorrow (I’ll check) but I’m itching to go somewhere new. Though I like the usual sites (Matoaka, Brownies, etc) I want to check out somewhere different. Anybody know any different sites in the area worth a visit? I’ve heard that flag ponds is not really worth it, and Calvert cliffs park is certainly not. I know this is short notice, thanks for any and all replies! Do feel free to PM me.
  14. AntWerpen

    Hey im new! Im going on a trip to Antwerpen soon and my goal is to find Megalodon teeth/shark teeth. BUT i dont know where in Antwerpen i should hunt. Can you guys give me a tip or something helpfull?
  15. Fern Rubbing Activity

    From the album 2018 National Fossil Day, Delaware Style

    National Fossil Day 2018 at Ashland Nature Center in Delaware

    © c. 2017 Heather J M Siple Photography

  16. Display of Delaware Fossils

    From the album 2018 National Fossil Day, Delaware Style

    National Fossil Day 2018 at Ashland Nature Center in Delaware

    © c. 2017 Heather J M Siple Photography

  17. Mock Fossil Pit

    From the album 2018 National Fossil Day, Delaware Style

    The pool is loaded with sand and local fossils that visitors could take home - oysters, shark teeth, and belemnites! Oh, my!

    © c. 2017 Heather J M Siple Photography

  18. Fossil or Faux-ssil?

    From the album 2018 National Fossil Day, Delaware Style

    This game really had people thinking! Can you tell which are which?

    © c. 2017 Heather J M Siple Photography

  19. Fluorescent Fossil Display

    From the album 2018 National Fossil Day, Delaware Style

    About 60% of fossil shells fluoresce. This was a quick set-up using a cardboard box and an ultraviolet LDE flashlight. Flashlights like this are long wave, so they don't work with nearly as many species as shortwave, but for some species it doesn't really matter which wavelength one uses. The $15 flash light was much more expendable than my shortwave light!

    © c. 2017 Heather J M Siple Photography

  20. Fossil or Faux-ssil?

    From the album 2018 National Fossil Day, Delaware Style

    This game really had people thinking! Can you tell which are which?

    © c. 2017 Heather J M Siple Photography

  21. Make Your Own "Fossil"

    From the album 2018 National Fossil Day, Delaware Style

    We used Crayola Model Magic to make plant imprints. The medium really holds details well, dries quickly and doesn't make a huge mess (-:

    © c. 2017 Heather J M Siple Photography

  22. Fossil Prep Demo at Ashland Nature Center

    From the album 2018 National Fossil Day, Delaware Style

    Set up at Ashland Nature Center to show how fossils are extracted from loosely packed sand matrix. I decided this block probably wasn't going to have anything rare an d exciting in it, so I invited some helpers when things were quiet.

    © c. 2017 Heather J M Siple Photography

  23. Fossil Prep Demo Table

    From the album 2018 National Fossil Day, Delaware Style

    Set up at Ashland Nature Center to show how fossils are extracted from loosely packed sand matrix.

    © c. 2017 Heather J M Siple Photography

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