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Bev

WOW Mike! I am sooo jealous! LOVE those gastropods! I've ridden the Tetons on horseback and was a camp cook when I was young there, but never got down to the lowlands to fossil hunt. LOVE those that you are giving an acid bath - just stunning! And your photography really captures the area!  :-D

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Tidgy's Dad

That countryside is incredibly beautiful! :b_love1:

And the turritella agate, as well. I have a couple of small pieces of the matrix and a couple of tumbled bits, but those loose silicified molds are gorgeous. 

Though I understood that they were the freshwater species Elimia tenera and not really Turritella at all. 

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jcbshark

Wow mike excellent pics as always, sounds like an awesome trip :yay-smiley-1:

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Tidgy's Dad

Nice fish! 

Super photos. 

And the museum looks amazing. 

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Wrangellian

Enviable trip and finds! It's nice to see the sites where some of our fossils come from, such as those 'Turritella agates' which everyone seems to have an example of.

That striated one looks like a bit of a horsetail to me.

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connorp

Wow, looks like quite a wonderful trip! Thanks for the photo tour.

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Darbi
1 hour ago, minnbuckeye said:

 

 

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Is this the Flatiron mountains, near by Boulder, CO.? It's my favorite place in the USA to visit!

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PaleoNoel

Awesome trip report! I gotta go back to that side of Wyoming someday. This post puts a little pressure on me to write up my own! Just what I needed.

:thumbsu:

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smt126

It looks like you had an amazing trip after your initial disappointment. 

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Monica

Awesome trip report, Mike!  I think my favourite find of yours this time around was the "turritella agate" - both in a slab and loose, they are exquisite!!!

 

(Your commentary about the large slab of fish-containing rock made me chuckle, by the way. :))

 

Gorgeous scenery - perhaps I should visit Wyoming someday, too... :zzzzscratchchin:

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RuMert

Fantastic scenery!

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minnbuckeye
12 hours ago, Darbi said:

Is this the Flatiron mountains, near by Boulder, CO

 Good eye @Darbi!!  I flew to Denver and drove. It was $19 to fly to Denver, $200 to fly to Salt Lake City. This way, I had the opportunity to see more countryside and keep my money in my pocket!!

 

9 hours ago, smt126 said:

after your initial disappointment.

@smt126   Actually, I had no disappointments! Did I have areas where fossils were not found as expected? Yes. But the hunts were still wonderful.

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henpecked

Very nice pictures thanks for sharing them.

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Allosaurus

Very nice finds and fun trip!

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Nimravis
19 hours ago, Darbi said:

Is this the Flatiron mountains, near by Boulder, CO.? It's my favorite place in the USA to visit!

Correct and they are fun to climb.

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Nimravis

@minnbuckeye fantastic trip report, love all of the pictures and your finds, the Tate Museum is a great place to visit. If I ever get out that way, I will have to look @jpc up and see if he is around.

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