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Proposing A Blind Trade

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Jesuslover340

Glad you seem to like them! I hope you feel it was an adequate trade :) I enjoyed this!

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Jesuslover340

Pictures from my end of the trade:

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My favorites are all in the first photo :P As aforestated, I enjoyed this unique trading experience!

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jgcox

My box from my end of the trade.

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jgcox

As an extension of this trade I traded a few trilobites to David in France an got these beautiful Brittle stars

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caldigger

Here are the final results of my "hoard".

First is from jgcox: Some very beautiful specimens of brachiopods, gastropods, trilobites, vertebrae and a fish fossil.

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Second from Fossil Claw: Love the amber w/ buggies. Included were brachiopods, a burrow trace plate, crinoid stems, coiled trilobite, gastropod, amber w/ insects and a Chinese meteorite.

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Third from minnbuckeye: Favorite out of this is Recepticulite (algae). Included in his box was a trilobite pygidium plate, many different corals, St. Claire ferns, brachiopods, gastropod steinkerns, crinoids, hash plates, large orthoceres piece, and a fossil recepticulite (algae).

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Continued on next post.

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caldigger

Cont.

post-12286-0-46698900-1442098082_thumb.jpg Can you believe this is algae?

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And the last from JesusLover340: Don't really have much...What?! She gave me several straight cephlaopods, a sea urchin/ barnacle piece, petrified wood from both Arizona and Texas, a horse tooth, Bison antiquus bone, several fish teeth, shark teeth, vertebrae, turtle shell, ammonite, brachiopod, trilobite, dinosaur tooth, fossil insect wing, hash plate w/ multiple teeth.

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Cont.

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caldigger

The small triangular hash plate from Permian Oklahoma was marked fish tooth. It actually has a very small Squalicorax tooth, a small pointed fish tooth and I discovered (prepping) a very small Ptychodus tooth.- is this a different species than I normally see? Entire tooth is maybe 1/8" if that.

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Auspex

I love the spirit of generosity and discovery this proposal has generated; win-win-win any way you look at it :)

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Jesuslover340

Glad you enjoyed the trade :D Relieved, too, as I tend to think my collection isn't as interesting as many I see here :P

Loved the idea! Thank you!

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Wrangellian

I'd be scared to try a blind trade, but it looks like a worthwhile endeavor, especially if you do it with multiple partners (That sounded like something else, don't know how to rephrase it!)

Skyelar, don't fool yourself, you have some of the most interesting stuff of all - for some of us at least.

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caldigger

No other brave souls going to do this? I'd like to see what others do.

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minnbuckeye

Glad you enjoyed the trade :D Relieved, too, as I tend to think my collection isn't as interesting as many I see here :P

Loved the idea! Thank you!

What is common for you to find often becomes mundane. To others, who have no access to the geology of your turf, they find even the throw backs a treasure. I for one have immensely enjoyed "common" fossils from other areas of the county. They sit in a display case with my most precious local finds. Even though I am preaching to you, I must admit I too am guilty of thinking others would not find my collection as interesting as others. As a result , I have not offered an Ordovician package up for bidding to benefit TFF. After trading with Caldigger, I think I will break free of my fear that no one will bid and offer up a package soon. Maybe when the snow begins to fly here in Minnesota.

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Jesuslover340

Thank you Wrangellian :blush:

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caldigger

I am enjoying this little game so much, I would like to reopen the game to four more contestants.

It's easy, you put some fossils in a box and send it off. I do the same, no one knowing what the other is sending until you receive it. Chances are pretty good that you will get items you would not have the normal availability to get. It is a chance to build your collection and thin out your surplus at the same time.

If this sounds like fun to you, just give me a message and details will be worked out. It is the fun of the unknown with the anticipation of getting a surprise package in the mail. What say you?!

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Twinlukers

Is the game still on??

I would be interested. I'm new to Texas and I've found some nice things and I believe in fair play

As you can check with a member I traded with. Simple and fun.

But I love the hunt more then anything and the cleanup if needed.

Let's have fun if your interested.

Mitch

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Ptychodus04

The small triangular hash plate from Permian Oklahoma was marked fish tooth. It actually has a very small Squalicorax tooth, a small pointed fish tooth and I discovered (prepping) a very small Ptychodus tooth.- is this a different species than I normally see? Entire tooth is maybe 1/8" if that.

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If this is a Ptychodus tooth (and it looks like it to me) your hash plate can't be Permian. Ptychodus did not arise until the Cretaceous. Your has plate looks very similar to the Kamp Ranch Member (Turonian) in the Eagle Ford. I think the age may have been marked incorrectly.

Are you still up for a blind trade? I'm game...

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WATERLINE

Great idea.....I would suggest no Sauropod thigh bones be part of the consignments. Lets keep the fossils in the ounce or 1 - 2 pounds category versus tons, otherwise the postage may be prohibitive.

I'm in!!!!

Bruce

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caldigger

Hello all, I am always up for playing the trade game. However, at this moment I am attempting to recuperate from major spinal surgery I just went under on the first of December. I had complications which lead to a longer hospital stay. It will be a long recovery and reluctantly will have to decline playing for a few months. At this point, I can hardly move, let alone go through storage cases to put packages together. I will keep your inquiries on my message box and contact you when I feel I am able to function again.

Thank you for wanting to play.

caldigger

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Auspex

Hello all, I am always up for playing the trade game. However, at this moment I am attempting to recuperate from major spinal surgery I just went under on the first of December. I had complications which lead to a longer hospital stay. It will be a long recovery and reluctantly will have to decline playing for a few months. At this point, I can hardly move, let alone go through storage cases to put packages together. I will keep your inquiries on my message box and contact you when I feel I am able to function again.

Thank you for wanting to play.

caldigger

How awful :(

I wish you a speedy recovery!

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Fossil Claw

Hello all, I am always up for playing the trade game. However, at this moment I am attempting to recuperate from major spinal surgery I just went under on the first of December. I had complications which lead to a longer hospital stay. It will be a long recovery and reluctantly will have to decline playing for a few months. At this point, I can hardly move, let alone go through storage cases to put packages together. I will keep your inquiries on my message box and contact you when I feel I am able to function again.

Thank you for wanting to play.

caldigger

Rest up and feel better.

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Mike Pocock

Hi Caldigger,

Sorry to hear you are not well, wishing you a speedy and full recovery, hope your holiday season goes well

All the best

Regards

Mike

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PFOOLEY

I propose a blind trade of fossils.

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Mike Pocock

Hi Pfooley,

I'm up for a blind trade but the last one was not available to us in the UK, let me know if you can include me this time round.

Regards

Mike

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Vieira

Hi

I want to participate in a blind trade too, but i am in Portugal :( . I don't know if is possible.

Best Regards

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taj

If they are enough of us this side of the pond , might be worth it!

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