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About a month ago I took the kids up to Bay Beach for the day, and thought while I was up there I would check out Wequiock Falls. We started out by the waterfall. I looked around quite a bit, but didn't see much in the way of fossils. It was still quite a nice view regardless. I had read from another person's trip report that the better fossil collecting was downstream about 100 yards. Unfortunately it had rained the day before, so the "river" actually had water in it. It made for a nice waterfall, but also for some wet feet lol. I have not attempted to prep any of this, but here are some of the finds from me and the kids.

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smt126

I didn't see any fossils in this area really, so we moved on down the river.

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smt126

You had to go under this bridge and follow the river down. We were trying to see if we could stay dry, but that didn't last very long as there was only about 8 inches of dry elevation on each side. Most of the fossilized matrix we found was in the river portion where you see the kids. We just kept digging away and checking the shoreline.

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smt126

Someone was a bit pooped from the trip. Some of the pieces we found...

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smt126

More finds...

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smt126

And more

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smt126

And lastly this huge hash plate. This last one is almost a foot by a foot. Of course dad got the fun part of carrying all the fossil finds on out of the river. A few points I thought I was going to bite the dust as it was pretty slippery on the way out with about a bag full of fossils on your back. I would definitely recommend going when it hasn't rained for a good week, maybe in late summer or early fall if you're going to check it out.

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Jdeutsch

Nice collection

Some of your plates look Ordovician- There is an Ordovician-Silurian interface there, in contrast to the Silurian up county.

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ynot

Nice finds from a beautiful place to look!!

Thanks for the wonderful trip report.

Tony

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Raggedy Man

If you hunted where I think you hunted and I'm sure you did, these are all silurian. The Ordovician-Silurian boundary is only exposed in one spot there(last time I was there). That tunnel can get creepy at night...lol.

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smt126

Yea I think it's mostly Silurian. I'm glad I read the review off of Nautiloid.net, or the kids and I probably wouldn't have found anything. I love his page as there is so much great stuff there. I can't imagine being down in that tunnel at night lol. It was pretty slippery trying to get back up into it with all those fossils strapped to my back. There were also a good number of fallen trees on the path down to maneuver as well as slippery rocks. It was definitely fun though, and I'm planning on checking it out again some day when we're up at bay beach and it hasn't rained recently.

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