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#181 Mr_ed

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:35 AM

One more

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 08:00 PM

That one looks good


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 04:06 PM

Well I finally made it back to the Princeton area for a day of collecting. I talked my brother Tim and cousin Vern into going fossil hunting and we had a good day down at whipsaw creek.

  Here are some of the fossils we found.

 

The usual for down there.. a  couple flowers, a couple march flies and a seed.

We found sone leaves and also some agate with fossils in it. Not sure what yet.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 04:10 PM

here is a couple more. The fly in the middle is a march fly.. haven't determined what the rest of it is in second picture on this post.

 

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 04:12 PM

And a couple more

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 04:45 PM

Nice finds! I particularly like the last flower!


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 04:48 PM

The winged insect is amazing , looks like it was printed on the rock with a high definition ink jet printer

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 07:26 PM

Thanks for the kind replies and feedback.. that last flower is Porana sp.

The other two are Florissantia quilchenensis.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 08:20 PM

Dang, Ed, you're making me homesick for BC.

 

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 10:40 PM

The winged insect is amazing , looks like it was printed on the rock with a high definition ink jet printer

 Yup! It's a nice one for sure!


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 12:25 AM

Thanks guys.. still have some pieces to split so may come across something else... have to wait for my finger to heal . a piece of rock split off when I hit it and went nearly through the end of my finger.. I knew I should have been wearing the gloves I brought along.. next time.

If I find anything else good in that bucket I will post it .

Cheers

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 05:32 AM

Nice goodies - either you are lucky or that's a great site to collect! One of these days...

Take care of that finger, you'll need it for more fossil collecting.



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 08:36 AM

Ed,

So glad to see you are getting out to your sweet spots!

Fantastic fossils!  And more yet to split!  WOW!  :o  :faint:  :envy:

The flowers and insects are fantastic.

Thanks for posting them.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:56 PM

Nice goodies - either you are lucky or that's a great site to collect! One of these days...

Take care of that finger, you'll need it for more fossil collecting.

Thanks Eric

Next time I will use the gloves that I take with me. The site is really not that great but there must be a better one nearby I'm thinking.

Cheers

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 10:05 PM

Ed,

So glad to see you are getting out to your sweet spots!

Fantastic fossils!  And more yet to split!  WOW!  :o  :faint:  :envy:

The flowers and insects are fantastic.

Thanks for posting them.

Regards,

Thanks Tim

 Yeah I have 5 gallons  of fossil rock to split.. that should be good for a couple insects anyway.  The rock there is extreemly hard to split so I split most of it at home on my vise. I have a large vise and I have a way of using the edge of the jaw to split the rock. That way  I can split it down to about 1/8 of an inch .. at the site I can only split it where it wants to split easily. That is to say that I can get about 6 splits out of a 2 inch thick piece of fossil rock at home where I would only be able to split it in the middle somewhere at the site. It is a lot more productive that way.

Thanks again

All the best

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 05:32 AM

So you can in fact increase productivity by splitting it where it doesn't necessarily want to split? I've always assumed that with this kind of material, where the layers come apart easily is where the fossils will be, but I guess now a small insect will not create much of a weak spot like the larger leaves do.



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:04 AM

So you can in fact increase productivity by splitting it where it doesn't necessarily want to split? I've always assumed that with this kind of material, where the layers come apart easily is where the fossils will be, but I guess now a small insect will not create much of a weak spot like the larger leaves do.

The matrix at this site is not layered like McAbee and Coalmont .. It breaks at any angle almost. It is pretty tough stuff to work with. The fossil rock here is out of place and only the tough has survived. I dig this stuff out of the gravel. Some of the pieces are layered and they fall apart too easily.

Interesting site but it won't last.. supply is running out, but I want to find where it came from.

Cheers

Ed



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 01:04 PM

Interesting yes, I would not have expected that kind of rock to contain fossils that could be exposed this way either. My local shale splits every which way but it's not tough to split except when it's in big boulder sized chunks then the problem is getting it to split the way you want it to.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 07:51 PM

here is a couple more. The fly in the middle is a march fly.. haven't determined what the rest of it is in second picture on this post.

 

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Hi Ed, really enjoyed seeing the plant material--Especially the Florissantia! Must be a pretty special site to collect from.

 

Sorry to hear about the injury. Yep, that glove wearing procedure is usually a good thing--been there a number of times with banged up fingers/hands myself...That doesnt however save you from the errant glancing/wacking of your leg and other body parts with rock shards though--I know that procedure as well!

Hope you are mending quickly. 

 

I am really intrigued with the 2nd unidentified photo...my tired old eyes want to make that a set of wings (maybe 2 larger ones and 2 smaller ones) of something. I want to say I can see veination in the wings in places and the darker areas possibly remnant coloration? What do you think? Have you viewed this under any magnification? Regards, Chris  



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 07:05 PM

Hi Ed, really enjoyed seeing the plant material--Especially the Florissantia! Must be a pretty special site to collect from.

 

Sorry to hear about the injury. Yep, that glove wearing procedure is usually a good thing--been there a number of times with banged up fingers/hands myself...That doesnt however save you from the errant glancing/wacking of your leg and other body parts with rock shards though--I know that procedure as well!

Hope you are mending quickly. 

 

I am really intrigued with the 2nd unidentified photo...my tired old eyes want to make that a set of wings (maybe 2 larger ones and 2 smaller ones) of something. I want to say I can see veination in the wings in places and the darker areas possibly remnant coloration? What do you think? Have you viewed this under any magnification? Regards, Chris  

Thanks Chris;

  That site where the flowers are is an easy one, right beside the road. Lots of stuff to look at.

My finger is healing suprisingly well. A wedge came off the rock I was hammering and the sharp end of the wedge was right adjacent to my finger and the force of the hammer drove it through and a lot of dirty and grit with it. I cleaned it up as good as I could with my T-shirt and cut a strip to wrap it and stuck it in my glove that way and left it til I got home. When I took the bandage off  it was stuck together so I cleaned it up a bit and left it like that. To my suprise it healed like that.. It is nearly healed up already.

  That 2nd photo has a march fly in the middle. I looked at it with a microscope. The rest of it is some kind of a stem with very small leaves or flowers. Can't really tell.. but it isn't veination. i thought the same as you until I put it under the scope. Showy piece though. There is lots of march flies there..where that one came from.. but it isn't the same as the flowers. it's a couple klm away.

Cheers

Ed






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