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verydeadthings

It doesn't seem like there are many of us, does it? I'm new to this site; I go to school in Baton Rouge right now, but my parents live in Mandeville. They have property on the Bogue Chitta River in Washington Parish, Louisiana, and I've gone out there a few times to look for fossils in the gravel. I'll post some pictures of my finds when I get around to it; they are around 480-320 mya, and mostly I've been finding molds of crinoids, along with brachiopods, gastropods, bryozoans, and tabulate and rugose corals. Also a piece of fossilized wood that is certainly much more recent. I've also had a little luck at Clarke Creek, in Tunica Hills, MS, the most memorable being a piece of reddish modern-looking coral. Not the most glamorous fossil hunting, but beggars can't be choosers, right?

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Not the most glamorous fossil hunting, but beggars can't be choosers, right?

Depends on what you consider glamorous. Welcome to the club.

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... Bogue Chitta River in Washington Parish, Louisiana, and I've gone out there a few times to look for fossils in the gravel. I'll post some pictures of my finds when I get around to it; they are around 480-320 mya,

Where is it coming from? There is no Paleozoic within a few hundred miles of there.

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Anyone out there from Mississippi, West Alabama or East Louisiana?

Hello from Georgia.

I know there are really nice Eocene and Cretaceous sites out in W. AL and MS. If you know of any and need some help collecting them, let me know.

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neovenator250

I'm in Eastern Louisiana. From New Orleans, but school in Baton Rouge. Planning on going on a trip down to Florida to hit up the Peace River, etc soon. As for collecting locally, I've been to St. Stephen's Quarry in Alabama (Eocene, got lots of inverts and a few shark teeth) and done some collecting in the Tunica Hills with groups from LSU. Lots of Pleistocene goodies

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Southeast Louisiana checking in. I hunt the rivers and creeks of SE Louisiana/Mississippi.

Been collecting petrified wood, arrowheads, crinoids, and some fossils for a bit over twenty five years now.

I must add that I owe it all to my Uncle for introducing me to hunting when I was a kid.

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Rocketmandane

Southeast Louisiana checking in. I hunt the rivers and creeks of SE Louisiana/Mississippi.

Been collecting petrified wood, arrowheads, crinoids, and some fossils for a bit over twenty five years now.

I must add that I owe it all to my Uncle for introducing me to hunting when I was a kid.

Necro... BUT the info never gets old!

Just moved to the Southern MS Area! If you have any recommendations for areas to start looking I'm all ears! I would be heading out from the Biloxi/ Gulfport area.

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Necro... BUT the info never gets old!

Just moved to the Southern MS Area! If you have any recommendations for areas to start looking I'm all ears! I would be heading out from the Biloxi/ Gulfport area.

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