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Fossildude19

Awesome.   :wub:

Some people luck into things, some people make their luck happen. 
You are one of those later people, Mike. 

Great you were able to hit your target!

Thanks for the quick report!

 

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JohnJ

Well done, Mike!  Fieldwork and research are good for the mind.  :)

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PFOOLEY

@Ludwigia, another researcher is close to completing a monograph on the molluscs of the same Upper Cretaceous section (Puerco Valley)...hoping to get it documented there.

 

@Fossildude19 and @JohnJ, thank you for the kind words...

 

...hunting ammonites in the Rio Puerco Valley is #1!...(in my book.) :P

 

 

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ynot

Way to go Mike!!:dinothumb::crab::yay-smiley-1:

Great detective work and wonderful "tracking" skills!!:1-SlapHands_zpsbb015b76:

Regards,

Tony

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PFOOLEY

@ynot, thank you sir! :D

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PFOOLEY

I continue to have this C. praecox zone on my mind...                        ...need...more...specimens...

 

...so off I went to explore. Down through the washes...

 

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...and up the slopes...

 

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...all for not much of anything. Confused as to why this horizon seems so barren of fossils, I decided to regroup and look lower in the section for Collignoniceras woollgari. Getting warmer...

 

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...and warmer...

 

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...and HOT! :) Collignoniceras woollgari.

 

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With this small success, I headed back up in the section to the supposed C. praecox zone. This horizon continues for quite a ways...

 

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...and so off I went. It took some time, but I finally began to finds some fossils...

 

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...I did manage to find my nicest specimen of C. praecox...

 

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...as well as a species of Placenticeras.

 

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It is interesting to see my evolution as a collector...a few years ago, I don't think I would be this excited over a tray of ammonite fragments...

 

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...but today, I am. :) With the pickins being so slim, it is no wonder this ammonite zone went undocumented. For now, it off to the museum, with Cabezon on my mind...

 

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...happy hunting! 

 

-P.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ludwigia

Patience and perseverance are both virtues. Keep it up Mike. You'll hit the payload someday.

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PFOOLEY
22 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

Patience and perseverance are both virtues. Keep it up Mike. You'll hit the payload someday.

 

Thanks, Roger...and if there is no payload, at least I truely enjoyed my time doing it. :)

 

Currently learning how to add my specimens to the collections. 

 

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ynot

wphew! I can smell it from here......

 

 

 

 the smell of success!!:yay-smiley-1:

I am sure Your horizon is just a few steps ahead!. (or is it behind You?):dinothumb:

Tony

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Fossildude19

Excellent report, Mike. 
Thanks for bringing us those blue skies and wonderful finds - Good eye, dude! ;) 

Best regards, 

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PFOOLEY

I spent Friday afternoon in the Puerco. Though there was little production from much wandering...

 

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...I found it hard to argue with such a beautiful day. :)

 

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PFOOLEY

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PFOOLEY

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PFOOLEY

My favorite find of the day. :)

 

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JohnJ

:wub:

 

You outdid yourself.  :)  Great images and finds, Mike.

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Fossildude19

:drool::envy::wub:

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ynot

:drool::drool::fistbump::wub:

Out of the park!!!:yay-smiley-1:

Tony

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PFOOLEY

Thank you, gents. Any sunshiny day in the Puerco is a good day...this one just happened to be great, and well worth the wait.

 

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Ludwigia

OMG!! Did you get that big one out in one piece? And that tooth!! Nice jackrabbit, by the way.

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PFOOLEY

Thanks, Roger...I left that ammonite to thrill again, another day. :)

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belemniten

Great pictures and awesome fossils !

What a nice place to collect .... 

I love those shark teeth :wub:

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PFOOLEY
18 hours ago, belemniten said:

Great pictures and awesome fossils !

What a nice place to collect .... 

I love those shark teeth :wub:

 

Thank you, Sebastian. I love it out there...it has only been a day and I am daydreaming of a return.

 

I am trying to free that tooth from the matrix...I will post when I get it cleaned up.

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Pagurus

I appreciate your sharing your finds and your beautiful Puerco with us, Mike. It looks like you have that amazing land all to yourself most of the time.

 

Mike

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PFOOLEY
3 hours ago, Pagurus said:

I appreciate your sharing your finds and your beautiful Puerco with us, Mike. It looks like you have that amazing land all to yourself most of the time.

 

Mike

 

Thanks, Mike...I appreciate your appreciation. :)


It has become very rare to run into anyone while I am out there...just the way I like it. ;)

 

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There are a few of my old spots that are now shooting ranges for others...always a reminder that I do not have it all to myself. 

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