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Trilobite hunting with an 8 year old


Tshively

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Hello all,

I'm a naturalist at a state park in western Ohio and my son is absolutely obsessed with fossils. He wants to be a geologist and is very enthusiastic about the subject. We have been to Caesar's Creek several times and have found a few fragments of trilobites, but have never found a decent one. All he wants for his birthday this year is to find a nice trilobite. Does anyone have any better locations in southwestern Ohio to look for them than Caesar's Creek? I would appreciate any help on the subject and any location information would also be appreciated.

Troy Shively

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Welcome to TFF!!

If You go to the home page and do a search "trilobites ohio", You will find several threads that highlight some good locations for trilobites in Ohio.

Good luck to You and Your son!! hope Y'All find some good ones!

Tony

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Raggedy Man

Joining a local fossil hunting group will also help immensely.

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How close are you to Cincinnati? Dry Dredgers is the group to join if you are close by. Most of their field trips are Cincinnati-centric. I live in Dayton and have gone on quite a few over the years.

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We live in wapakoneta, we drive down to the south gate in Indiana, and found a few pieces of trilobites, but no complete ones. We were on the south east side of the road in the blueish grey wet shale, and we found lots of good fossils, but not much luck with trilos. I don't know if we were in the right spot, but we had a good time and found lots of nice fossils. We might try to get hooked up with the dry dredgers as it sounds like a great group!

Troy

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  • 2 weeks later...

We visited south gate again and we were much

More successful! Here is a nice matrix with 3! Trilobites in it!

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We visited south gate again and we were much

More successful! Here is a nice matrix with 3! Trilobites in it!

Happy birthday! :-D

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Fossildude19

Great find! :wub:

Persistence pays off!

Thanks for posting your triple.

Regards,

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Congratulations on the successful trip and wonderful find!!

Can You post more pictures, different angles?

Thanks,

Tony

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Very nice find! Thanks for the additional pic.

Tony

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Nice hash plate!

Tony

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