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#1 Mad Man Marbles

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:23 PM

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.
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:27 PM

More views of the first one..
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:33 PM

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, 22 September 2011 - 09:28 PM.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 01:30 AM

Nice stuff
Keep looking at roadcuts in Tennessee
There is a ton of fossils

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 10:56 AM

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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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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:20 PM

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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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Posted 23 September 2011 - 01:30 PM

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

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 01:47 PM

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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Posted 23 September 2011 - 02:36 PM

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..
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Posted 02 November 2011 - 08:06 PM

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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