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I've been researching fossil sites near Cleveland, OH because my family and I may go there sometime soon. Are there any good fossil sites in the area? I checked fossilsites.com and it listed sixteen sites in Cuyahoga county. It said fourteen of them contained fish fossils! Personally, I love Paleozoic fish, especially ancient sharks. I thought that sounded a little to good to be true, so I wanted to know if anyone else had ever tried looking for fossils in the Cleveland area.

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ZiggieCie

Fossil fish are great, but the location of most of those areas mentioned are Park areas that prefer that valuable fossils (collection wise) turn into dirt. You being in PA, Penn Dixie would be a better family fossil trip than Clev area.

Our area fossil club (North Coast Fossil Club) go south and west to collect fossils. The link to our club can give you an idea off where we go and what we find, and new members are always welcome.

Good luck, Ziggie

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PA Fossil Finder

I wasn't necessarily looking for a fossil hunting trip in Ohio. We were going to visit something near Cleveland anyway, and I was just wondering if there were any fossil sites to visit while we were there.

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ZiggieCie

Hi PA, If you haven't been to the Cleveland natural history museum it is well worth a visit. They have a great fossil display with a lot of the local fish and fossils.

We also have a vg fossil club that will meet on Aug 15 at 10:00 at the Parma library and everyone is welcome. Others may have places to find fossils that have doing it more than I have, (retirement is great).

As for the Sharks, Cleveland had a bonanza of a shark find with over 10,000 found in concretions as a freeway was being cut in 1967

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1350&dat=19670510&id=98gwAAAAIBAJ&sjid=cwEEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7222,3348884&hl=en

I don't know these guys but you might like this. http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2008/10/paleontologists_hunt_fossils_o.html

Also check out the DryDredgers web site. The are a treasure trove of information, with areas in southern ohio and ind, that you can pick up fossils by the bucket full.

http://drydredgers.org/maysva.htm

I hope this helps some.

Ziggie

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