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Hunting Fossils In Tennessee

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I went last week to the Dale Hollow Area of Tennessee. I found some fossils that I tought were really neat.

Sorry if they are boring to others, but this is my first excursion looking for Fossils..

Here are a couple pictures of what I have found.

The first picture seems to be done, but I don't know..

Thanks for any comments.

Joe

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Joe,

Not boring! Cool fossils in some pics. :)

1st Pic looks like a concretion to me, though. And not so sure about the last item, but definitely cool Brachiopod, and crinoid stems in your other pics!

Thanks for showing us! Now go find some more!

Regards,

Edited by Fossildude19

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Nice stuff

Keep looking at roadcuts in Tennessee

There is a ton of fossils

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I've seen these shapes in the Burlington Formation (Mississippian)

here in Missouri. They are geological in origin and not fossil.

However, many have numerous small fossils attached. :)

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The larger shapes are probably extremely weathered

crinoid caylx. Common in the Burlington Formation

(Mississippian) here in Missouri

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Not bad for a first excursion. I found some geodes in that area when I was a kid.

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Nice brachiopod and crinoid stems. I've always liked it when you're in a place where you can find those weathered loose.

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Thanks for all the comments.. I do have a bucket full of Geodes that I brought home. I need to get a saw to cut them open.. In breaking a few damaged ones, the crystals go all the way throught on some of them..

In the place I was collecting, I got permission to collect a few items, but it is a place where people are not allowed to collect normally..

Here are some pictures of some stuff that I chose to leave instead of disturbing them..

Joe

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One interesting thing to look for at DH Lake is floating geodes. They are very thin walled and are found in the drift wood areas. and yes they do float. My family has rented a house boat on the lake a couple times - it is a great place!

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