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Mt. Tzouhalem (Tzuhalem), Vancouver Island

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Plantguy

Sorry to hear you are having to shutdown collecting for the winter, although it looks like you've got some good prep candidates. I've got a few small sites that are also being reclaimed by mother nature/human progress--its tough watching them literally disappear before your eyes.

Nice unidentified bivalve. That baculites is especially nice too! Gorgeous area! Fish fry metaphors also worked for me! Wasnt a fish nite here---rather chicken!

Was supposed to do some fossiling today but that unfortunately didnt happen--too much other things going on. We still got grass growing down here and I was supposed to also cut the grass today but that didnt happen either. I'm slacking but did knock out several chores this weekend. Get after your prepping--Enjoy. Thanks for showing the photos. Regards, Chris

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Scylla

Just saw this topic, great fossils!

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Wrangellian

Thanks guys, I guess it would be nice to be able to hunt year-round in a place like Florida, but I also guess you don't have Cretaceous or older fossils there. Also, if I could go up every day or even once a week, 52x/year, I shudder to think how much more cluttered my basement would be! (unless I started donating to the museum sooner)

I don't have the means to prep, either, though most of my finds are in need of it. I will have to leave that to someone else. Best I can do is reassemble broken parts and some trimming, and that will have to do.

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PFOOLEY

... I also found 3 Hauericeras ammos...

:popcorn:

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belemniten

Wow great finds !

Its always nice to have a huge variety of fossils from one location :wub:

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Wrangellian

Thanks B... It is interesting to find some diversity but it's frustrating material.

 

 

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Wrangellian

Development is encroaching on my favorite, go-to pile! I have collected more stuff from this, what I call the Main Lower Pile (of shale boulders), than any other spot in the last 8 or so years, and it looks like the days are numbered. (I always knew they were, and perhaps it's lucky it has lasted this long, but still hate to see it end.)

Went there a couple weekends ago and discovered a high-hoe parked on the unpaved roadway near the pile, and the usual parking spot for that area barricaded, so I approached from the opposite direction (downhill and to the West of the Pile) and saw these big piles of dirt which weren't there before:

 

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Wrangellian

Here is the view to the East, then NW, then West, at the pile itself (north side of it).

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Wrangellian

Here is another shot of the area from a distance (from the north), taken May 28:

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Wrangellian

2 more essentially complete sponges I found early last month and only got around to posting now:

 

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fossisle

WOW very rare!!

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Wrangellian
22 hours ago, fossisle said:

WOW very rare!!

Have you ever found any or seen anyone else find any, or am I the first on the Island? Just curious..

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Wrangellian

A couple Capulus corrugatus that I found at the same time - a large limpet-like gastropod. There seems to be a spot where these are relatively common. I take it the name means 'corrugated little cap', but this first one is quite large, possibly the largest I've ever found. Too bad it's missing the peak and part of the margin, as you can see, but still enough to gauge its size:

(Obviously it needs some prepping)

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The second one, found within arm's reach of the one above (also needs prep, like 90% of everything I've found):

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fossisle
50 minutes ago, Wrangellian said:

Have you ever found any or seen anyone else find any, or am I the first on the Island? Just curious..

I haven't seen any other sponges from here

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Wrangellian

That's what I thought.

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