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Fossils From Merritt Bc

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Mr_ed

Merritt is halfway between McAbee and Princeton and has some nice fossils to be found. There are fossils west at Dot Ranch, East at Quilchena, North at Eve Lake and South at Kingsvale. fossils can be found in the City of Merritt along the truck route.

I have cheched out a dozen places around Merritt and found fossils in them. I am going to show some of them in this thread and hope that others have fossils from the Merritt area that they will share as well.

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Mr_ed

The first fossils that I want to show are from Quilchena.

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Mr_ed

Here is a couple more

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Mr_ed

Two more

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Auspex

Phenomenal preservation!

Second set, first item: is that a fern?

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fossisle

Great specimens thanks for sharing

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Wrangellian

Nice ones, Ed!

I think the 2nd set's first item is a type of Metasequoia, am I right? I have similar ones from McAbee.

I wonder what 3rd set's first item is..

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jbswake

2nd set: metasequioa, sequioa, metasequoia

3rd set: I think they are Joffrea nuts, metasequioa.

I see you managed it Ed. Congrats:

John

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trilobiteruss

Wow those are some spectacular plant finds. thanks for sharing!

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IslandNewb

Thank you for sharing. I grew up in Kelowna and always wondered about the Merritt area. When I travel through in the spring I will have to have a look around. Cheers

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FossilDAWG

I never managed to collect from Merrit or Quilchena when I lived in BC. How is the access to the Quilchena site? Someone posted a while ago about how they were run off from there by an irate land owner.

Don

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Mr_ed

2nd set: metasequioa, sequioa, metasequoia

3rd set: I think they are Joffrea nuts, metasequioa.

I see you managed it Ed. Congrats:

John

Yeah, thanks for the instruction John.. and that is a sequioa stem and the other one I wasn't sure of and haven't tried to find out.. John .. you obviously know what they are .. thanks

Ed

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Mr_ed

I never managed to collect from Merrit or Quilchena when I lived in BC. How is the access to the Quilchena site? Someone posted a while ago about how they were run off from there by an irate land owner.

Don

It is on private property and you can't get there very well in the summer without walking through a alfalfa field, and you do need permission which you won't likely get until the crop is off .. septemberish..

Ed

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Fossildude19

These are amazing!

Thanks for posting them, Ed.

Regards,

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Crinoid Queen

Those are some of the most beautifully preserved specimines I have ever seen! Spectacutar finds. Congrats :goodjob:

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Mr_ed

Those are some of the most beautifully preserved specimines I have ever seen! Spectacutar finds. Congrats :goodjob:

Thank you.. They are well defined at Quilchena..I'll have some more tomorrow I hope.

Ed

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