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  1. Trip to the Triassic

    Last weekend I went to the south, to the area of Chrzanów - I have tried before twice to get to the Płaza quarry, but it is impossible during the week, as it is an operating facility, so I needed to visit it on the weekend The weather was beautiful - it felt almost like spring. Looking at the pictures you would not tell it's the middle of winter here:
  2. Do Ants Mine Gold? (and concentrate fossils)

    Davis, J., 2017. Do Ants Mine Gold? Utah Geological Survey Notes. vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 8-9 https://geology.utah.gov/map-pub/survey-notes/glad-you-asked/glad-you-asked-do-ants-mine-gold/ https://indd.adobe.com/view/94743a2a-9c86-4070-bf8f-7004da5d1de2 https://geology.utah.gov/map-pub/survey-notes/past_survey_notes/ Cretaceous Anthills - FINAL report (Misc, Gastropods, etc.) By Arizona Chris, July 3, 2017 in Micro-paleontology http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/75719-cretaceous-anthills-final-report-misc-gastropods-etc/ Yours, Paul H.
  3. http://www.thejakartapost.com/travel/2018/03/28/asias-longest-cave-has-many-wonders.html
  4. Smoky Hill Chalk

    Hello everyone, It's the Amateur Paleontologist. In about a year and a half, I will be going for a few weeks to Kansas, and I am focused on collecting fossils from the Smoky Hill Chalk. I was wondering whether some people could give me a few details (GPS coordinates, landowner contact information...) about various Smoky Hill Chalk sites where vertebrate fossils (in particular reptile remains...) can be encountered relatively commonly. Many thanks for your help. Best wishes, Christian.
  5. Legal Fossil Hunting

    I hope this does not open a can of worms? But I think an open discussion regarding legal vs. illegal collecting practices is worth the time. I have observed, via a number of threads in posts, some collectors DO NOT appear respectful of current collecting rules and regulations (i.e. collecting vertebrate fossils on public land or unauthorized collecting on private land). I can already guess, many members are going to ask for specific examples. I really don't want to point fingers. I'm sure, members who have participated in this forum for a long time, recognize this is a on-going issue. People who post may NOT overtly say they are collecting illegally, but the content within the post depicts a picture of illegal collecting (i.e. found whale bones in a drainage ditch with map coordinates that indicate it is a public road easement). I think what typically gets lost in discussion like this are 2 main points: (1) illegal collecting fuels the drive to change BLM collecting rules and regs (which we have seen), and (2) illegal collecting can "cheat" the legitimate scientific community from extracting valuable data (i.e. geologic in-situ information, micro fossils, specific coordinates, etc.). I recently had a in-depth discussion with the head of a paleontology department who said, "most of the surface material (fossils) are of little interest to the museum (unless rare)" as the "scientific data" has been lost. I know what most of us are thinking, which is then why not let us collect surface vertebrate material that is exposed or removed from it's matrix? Well there are some legitimate reason why the current laws are restrictive: (1) some collectors have NO formal training and don't know how to properly identify, classify fossils (don't know the difference between a femur or tibia) (2) some collectors have NO training on how to property excavate fossils (pot hole diggers). I think, in fairness to the online community, it would be beneficial to discuss the "challenges" to legal collecting and the importance of "legitimate" "legal" collecting to protect future collecting opportunities. I personally, would like to see more posted comments instructing members to abide by current laws when it appears members "may be" violating them.
  6. A forever home for fossils By Jessica Dyer. Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, N.M., December 28, 2017 https://www.abqjournal.com/1112193/unm-plan-could-create-forever-home-for-some-fossils.html Yours, Paul H.
  7. I'm looking at buying some vertebrate fossils that are in the US and I am trying to decide whether I should get them shipped directly to my house in Canada, or get them shipped to my US address and drive them across the border. Because of the expensive brokerage fees and shipping costs to Canada I'm looking at other ways of getting the fossils. I've heard of experiences with invertebrates but nothing involving vertebrate fossils. Would I need any extra paperwork? I'm probably going to call the border services but was wondering if you guys had any experiences doing this before.
  8. Millions-of-years-old Gray Fossil Site digs in as centerpiece of Northeast Tennessee attractions by Larry Rea, The Commerical Appeal, Oct. 28, 2012 http://www.commercia...avel_grayfosil/ Gray Fossil Site - http://www.etsu.edu/...lhistorymuseum/ and http://www.tn.gov/en...nment/tdg/gray/ Gray Fossil Site, Washington County, Tennessee http://en.wikipedia....ray_Fossil_Site Shunk, S. J., S. G. Driese, and G. M. Clark, 2006, Latest Miocene to earliest Pliocene sedimentation and climate record derived from paleosinkhole fill deposits, GrayFossilSite, northeastern Tennessee, U.S.A. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. vol. 231, no. 3–4, pp. 265–278. http://www.sciencedi...03101820500475X Shunk, A. J., S. G. Driese,a dn J. A. Dunbar, 2009, Late Tertiary paleoclimatic interpretation from lacustrine rhythmites in the Gray Fossil Site, northeastern Tennessee, USA. Journal of Plaeoliminology. vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 11-24. http://www.springerl...7283256pu88173/ Ochoa, D., M. Whitelaw, C. L. Yu-Sheng. and Z. Michael, 2011, Palynology of Neogene sediments at the Gray Fossil Site, Tennessee, USA: Floristic implications. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. vol. 184, pp. 36–48. abstract at http://www.sciencedi...034666712000772 PDF file at http://faculty.etsu....logy of GFS.pdf Best wishes, Paul H.
  9. Agreement could keep new utility lines out of Tule Springs fossil fields by Joe Schoenmann Las Vegas Sun, July 4, 2012 http://www.lasvegass...es-out-tule-sp/ Related web pages: Protectors of Tule Springs - http://tulespringslv.com/ Tule Springs, With Its Rare Collection Of Prehistoric Fossils, Promoted For National Monument Status by Danny Bernstein, National Parks Travelor http://www.nationalp...ment-status9607 Tule Springs fossils attracting paleontologists from around world by Henry Brean, Las Vegas Review-Journal http://www.lvrj.com/...-132906008.html America's Newest Fossil Beds National Monument Tule Springs PDF file at http://www.biologica...TuleSprings.pdf Tule Springs (Nevada), National Fossil Day, National Parks Service, U.S. Dept. of Interior http://nature.nps.go...ule_springs.cfm and http://nature.nps.go...other_parks.cfm Best wishes, Paul H.