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So went back to the dry dig site today, hoping to find a 3”+ Meg. Did not find one. Did find 3 Megs, all under 2” though. And loooots of whale stuff. Tooth, ear bones, small verts. Also found some great Hemis, some horse teeth (3-toed? Pre-Equus? Not sure). Anyway, here we go:

 

To start off, the Megs and Frags, happy with the complete Megs today, despite being small:

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Now all the Whale stuff!

Tooth, ~3”, which is super cool:

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2 ear bones:

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Allllll the bits of verts:

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Next up, the massive chunks of turtle shell I found:

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The horse teeth:

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Gomphothere teeth fragments:

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Misc Shark Teeth (+ Ray mouth plate that was multi-layered) I liked a lot, including a perfect, 1.6” Hemipristis Serra:

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And finally, the rest of the teeth I found:

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All in all came away with a bunch of fossils I really like, so a very productive day!

 

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Darktooth

That is a nice haul! :dinothumb:

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Fin Lover

I would be very happy to bring all of that home!

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Top Trilo

Wow! I really like the bone valley colors, blue and white. The hemis are stunning. That looks like a lot of teeth, is that typical for a trip?

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3 minutes ago, Top Trilo said:

Wow! I really like the bone valley colors, blue and white. The hemis are stunning. That looks like a lot of teeth, is that typical for a trip?

Yeah the bone valley colors never cease to amaze me. You also very rarely get orange - like the enamel on the whale tooth. The site has produced orange Megs, but none that i've found yet. And it's a good bit of teeth! i'd say a typical trip results in more though - my drawers for lemon shark teeth, bull shark teeth, and ray mouth plates are just full so I only pick up the top quality of those. Left a lot behind that were small/broken.

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Family Fun

Super finds, one trip I hope to make some time this summer.

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2 minutes ago, Family Fun said:

Super finds, one trip I hope to make some time this summer.

It's veryyyyyyy much worth it. I've been 4 times now, and haven't walked away even slightly disappointed. (Though I will say that my morning was pretty bare in finds, about 80% of things I found that werent just normal small teeth were found in the afternoon).

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29 minutes ago, Meganeura said:

Yeah the bone valley colors never cease to amaze me.

Me too. Lovely colors with those light roots. So different from the black/gray that we find in the rivers.

 

Nice haul! Great to have a land site in summer. ;)

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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21 minutes ago, digit said:

Me too. Lovely colors with those light roots. So different from the black/gray that we find in the rivers.

 

Nice haul! Great to have a land site in summer. ;)

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

Agreed. The only bad part is that they're so much more fragile! Picked up a piece of bone today that literally crumbled in my hand. But what can ya do.

Thank you though Ken!

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Nimravis

You did well Daniel, how would you compare “dry site” versus the “wet site”?

 

 

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3 hours ago, Nimravis said:

You did well Daniel, how would you compare “dry site” versus the “wet site”?

 

 

Besides the obvious color differences, I, so far, absolutely find more at the dry site. I’ll chock that up to not having a “spot” yet. Though, I’d also say the variety of fossils is much more noticeable in the Peace River over this dry site. 

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@Shellseeker any chance you’d know what type of horse my teeth are from? 

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You might consider purchasing some Paraloid B-72 (many sources online) which can be used to consolidate delicate fossils.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraloid_B-72

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Discover and Preserve

Nice haul- like the whale tooth. Thanks for sharing!

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fossillarry

The horse teeth are, (1)  by your little finger is a left lower  m1/2 of Nannipus aztecus,(2) between your thumb and ring finger  is a left lower p3/4 from N. aztecus, (3) is the rear portion of a left m1/2 also from an N.aztecus. Any time you still find horse teeth in the Bone Valley region it's a great find. I look forwards to you posting further discoveries from this area.

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2 minutes ago, fossillarry said:

The horse teeth are, (1)  by your little finger is a left lower  m1/2 of Nannipus aztecus,(2) between your thumb and ring finger  is a left lower p3/4 from N. aztecus, (3) is the rear portion of a left m1/2 also from an N.aztecus. Any time you still find horse teeth in the Bone Valley region it's a great find. I look forwards to you posting further discoveries from this area.

Thank you so much! I really appreciate the help! And I plan on finding much more if i can help it :thumbsu:

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