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Went Hunting n The Fossil Shed Today !!!

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RJB
54 minutes ago, Randyw said:

They are all great looking fossils!

 

31 minutes ago, FossilNerd said:

Great stuff @RJB! Glad you have been able to recover some of your “lost” treasures! Thanks for sharing with us

 

  Thanks guys.  I almost feel bad to say that I still have 3 more bigger wooden boxes to bring home and go through!    :)

 

RB

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caldigger
5 minutes ago, RJB said:

 

 

  Thanks guys.  I almost feel bad to say that I still have 3 more bigger wooden boxes to bring home and go through!    :)

 

RB

We'll be waiting by our phone/computer screens when you do.

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Randyw
19 minutes ago, caldigger said:

We'll be waiting by our phone/computer screens when you do.

That’s for sure! :popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:

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FossilNerd
27 minutes ago, caldigger said:

We'll be waiting by our phone/computer screens when you do.

With bated breath! 
:popcorn:

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Tidgy's Dad

The fossils in your shed seem to be breeding.:)

Marvelous fish.

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siteseer
On 11/18/2019 at 2:18 PM, RJB said:

 

I also thought that all my echinoids were gone too and then I run into this freakin BEAUTY!!!  

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Hi RJB,

 

That sand dollar looks like the Dendraster you get on the beach somewhere around San Francisco, CA.  I think the rock is a very hard sandstone.  Out in the field you can see that there's a sand dollar in there but the rock neither splits out nor crumbles away to cleanly separate from the fossil.  The lapidary guys learned that you can grind down to the surface of the sand dollar and then polish it to it look like that.  Of course, they don't always turn out that good (usually a chip or two gone or the grinding went a little too far on part of it).  That's nice prep work.

 

I think there's another site like that farther north but the sand dollars are more brittle and it's more miss than hit than with the SF ones..

 

Jess

 

 

 

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I_gotta_rock

Holy moley! That is the best-preserved tree oyster I have ever seen! They never retain the outer coating like that!

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goatinformationist

The gloves are coming off!

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RJB
On 12/1/2019 at 6:18 PM, siteseer said:

I think there's another site like that farther north but the sand dollars are more brittle and it's more miss than hit than with the SF ones..

Hi Jess, there are several sites in Humboldt County that has these Scuttilaster echinoids.  and yeah, in some very hard rock and one has to be very very careful not to go through the top of the Test!  Very thin material on top.

 

RB

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Ludwigia

Looks like you had a Lucky Strike :)

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siteseer

Those look like tail vertebrae.  That must've been a big whale.

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RJB
On 12/3/2019 at 8:00 PM, siteseer said:

Those look like tail vertebrae.  That must've been a big whale.

Yes, tail verts, but back in the day I used to find HUGE stuff that dwarfed these. 

 

RB

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RJB

  My youngest son was going through one of my bigger totes and ran into this.  My plan 20 years ago was to polish this up but never got around to it.  From Morocco.  My son exspressed much interest in this so he doesn't know it but he's getting it for xmas.

 

RB

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