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Tidgy's Dad

Super finds.

Love the Devonochonetes. :):wub:

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Wrangellian

Always a smorgasbord at that site, apparently. I can't decide what I like best, it's all good!

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Familyroadtrip

Great finds!!! Sounds like a fun trip! I know it probably wouldn’t be the best decision, but I don’t know if I could have left that massive imprint!

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Manticocerasman

Great finds Tim :D

 

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Yoda

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Seems like you had a fantastic trip 

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TqB

Entertaining account and mouth watering finds, Tim. Glad you've been turned on to the Smoke Fairies!

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RuMert

 

Nice finds and a good variety! Phyllocarids are the best. Lower back issues are unfortunately associated with fossil hunting as it involves frequently bending down and lifting heavy things

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Fossildude19
16 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Super finds.

Love the Devonochonetes. :):wub:

 

15 hours ago, Wrangellian said:

Always a smorgasbord at that site, apparently. I can't decide what I like best, it's all good!

 

12 hours ago, Manticocerasman said:

Great finds Tim :D

 

 

9 hours ago, TqB said:

Entertaining account and mouth watering finds, Tim. Glad you've been turned on to the Smoke Fairies!

 

8 hours ago, RuMert said:

 

Nice finds and a good variety! Phyllocarids are the best. Lower back issues are unfortunately associated with fossil hunting as it involves frequently bending down and lifting heavy things

 

 

Thanks for the kind words, folks. 

I appreciate you taking a look. 

Cheers!

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snakebite6769

Looks like a bountiful trip guys! Awesome finds and someone made it away with a beauty and left the imprint for you, I would mix up something and make a cast of it! 

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Al Tahan

Similar story here with not being out collecting as much as of late. Excellent finds :). As the weather cools the field will be more friendly lol
 

great photos too 

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Nautiloid

Great finds Tim. :)
Love all the diversity!

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Fossildude19
2 hours ago, snakebite6769 said:

Looks like a bountiful trip guys! Awesome finds and someone made it away with a beauty and left the imprint for you, I would mix up something and make a cast of it! 

 

39 minutes ago, Al Tahan said:

Similar story here with not being out collecting as much as of late. Excellent finds :). As the weather cools the field will be more friendly lol
 

great photos too 

 

5 minutes ago, Nautiloid said:

Great finds Tim. :)
Love all the diversity!

 

Thanks guys.  It was nice to get out again. :) 

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FossilNerd

Nice finds and report Tim. :) 

Migraines and back pain are no fun. Hopefully you are on the mend!

Glad you and Jeff were able to finally get out! Having to leave that Dipleura dekayi  impression behind was a heart breaker, but you came away with a lot of other good finds.

Thanks for sharing!  

 

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Fossildude19
36 minutes ago, FossilNerd said:

Nice finds and report Tim. :) 

Migraines and back pain are no fun. Hopefully you are on the mend!

Glad you and Jeff were able to finally get out! Having to leave that Dipleura dekayi  impression behind was a heart breaker, but you came away with a lot of other good finds.

Thanks for sharing!  

 

 

Thanks, Wayne.  :) 

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FossilJen

Wow! That dipleura is amazing! I'm glad you had some good luck that trip even if you did have to leave that one behind. This newbie definitely tossed a few "Meh...just shells" that day. Oops! :DOH:

 

Dylan is still talking about how cool it was that we bumped into you guys on our first "let's just go see what it's like" trip. I agree it was really awesome, especially now that I know you had to reschedule. You and Jeffrey P definitely made a great impression! We really appreciated that you took the time to introduce yourselves and teach us a little bit about this obsession hobby. Between you guys and the people I've encountered on the forum, I am realizing that fossiling is one of the friendliest hobbies!

 

I'm really itching to get back to DSR! Dylan is really into gems and minerals, so we've been at some other places since then. Yesterday we visited the Hooper Mine in the Adirondacks to find garnet. But I think fossils are much more interesting. There's just something about uncovering a formerly living thing that is hundreds of millions of years old. My goal is to find a really great trilobite in the wild. :fingerscrossed: 

 

Hope your back and migraine issues give you a break so you can keep doing what you love!

 

 

 

 

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Pagurus

None of us are getting any younger, my friend. Great job at getting out there in spite of it all. I might get out there again one of these days, but it's getting harder. I walked out of the house this morning, into the bright cool weather, and immediately thought what a good day it is for a fossil hunt. Reality set in, of course, but I  think I'll go hunting in my shed for a few thin slabs that could be split just a little thinner. 

I'm really glad you and Jeff got out there, and made some terrific finds too! I like that Pterinopecten undosus. I hadn't seen one before. 

I know you've had back trouble for a long time, but this latest bout sounds tough, and the migraines sound like no fun at all. I truly hope you see some improvement soon. Be well. Mike.

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Fossildude19
1 minute ago, Pagurus said:

None of us are getting any younger, my friend. Great job at getting out there in spite of it all. I might get out there again one of these days, but it's getting harder. I walked out of the house this morning, into the bright cool weather, and immediately thought what a good day it is for a fossil hunt. Reality set in, of course, but I  think I'll go hunting in my shed for a few thin slabs that could be split just a little thinner. 

I'm really glad you and Jeff got out there, and made some terrific finds too! I like that Pterinopecten undosus. I hadn't seen one before. 

I know you've had back trouble for a long time, but this latest bout sounds tough, and the migraines sound like no fun at all. I truly hope you see some improvement soon. Be well. Mike.

Thanks Mike. 

I hope you and the missus are doing well.  

Hopefully we'll get out collecting again together soon.  :) 

We missed your wit on this trip. ;) 

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Fossildude19
10 hours ago, FossilJen said:

Wow! That dipleura is amazing! I'm glad you had some good luck that trip even if you did have to leave that one behind. This newbie definitely tossed a few "Meh...just shells" that day. Oops! :DOH:

 

Dylan is still talking about how cool it was that we bumped into you guys on our first "let's just go see what it's like" trip. I agree it was really awesome, especially now that I know you had to reschedule. You and Jeffrey P definitely made a great impression! We really appreciated that you took the time to introduce yourselves and teach us a little bit about this obsession hobby. Between you guys and the people I've encountered on the forum, I am realizing that fossiling is one of the friendliest hobbies!

 

I'm really itching to get back to DSR! Dylan is really into gems and minerals, so we've been at some other places since then. Yesterday we visited the Hooper Mine in the Adirondacks to find garnet. But I think fossils are much more interesting. There's just something about uncovering a formerly living thing that is hundreds of millions of years old. My goal is to find a really great trilobite in the wild. :fingerscrossed: 

 

Hope your back and migraine issues give you a break so you can keep doing what you love!

 

Jennifer, 

It was really nice to meet you and Dylan. Glad you had a good time, and are now hooked. :D 

Never hesitate to ask questions here and when you meet any of us out in the field. 

Keep looking, and those trilobites will be found sooner or later. ;)  

My health issues are few and far between, thankfully. Just dumb luck that my back goes out for the silliest reasons. :blush:

And the Migraines are infrequent, so it's all good.  

 

Thanks for having a look at my report.

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Jeffrey P

Great report and finds Tim. It was certainly a wonderful day of enjoyable company, music, and fossil collecting, though we always hope to find more and that Dipleura imprint Tim found at the end of the day graphically showed what can be found if you're luckier than us. Deep Springs Road Quarry is still my ideal destination for Devonian biodiversity and I was fortunate to add a few new bivalve species to my collection. I will post pics of some of my finds later after my iPad charges. 

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Fossildude19
On 8/20/2020 at 11:22 AM, FossilJen said:

This newbie definitely tossed a few "Meh...just shells" that day

By the way, it's totally fine to be more interested in one thing than another. 

Jeffery and I tend to take the long view, piecing together what the environment was like, by gathering well preserved examples of all of the fauna/flora at a particular site. 

Many people just look for trilobites, (they are very cool)  but it is actually good to be discerning in your collecting. :) 

Otherwise, you end up with no room to display anything. :blush:

Be sure to let us know how you make out on your next excursion.  :popcorn:

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erose

Really nice fossils and good report.  So much of NY state I never quite got to while there. 
 

I have come more and more around to sometimes being happy just to get a good photo of fossils I encounter. 

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