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Fossil hunting site in Nepal

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Mona

Hi all,

 

I have an opportunity to go to Nepal and be there for 3 months, so I was wondering is there any good place for fossil hunting?

 

Thanks!

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brus

hi,i think there is almost everywhere good for fossil hunting...just tough...have a nice trip..

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Anchiornis

I have heard that the banks of the Gandaki River in Nepal are sacred to Hindus thanks to their large and diverse quantities of shaligrams (:ammonite01:), which are considered to be symbols of Vishnu; the best area to find these is at the city of Muktinath. In fact, a lot of Nepal was once Cretaceous seabed; the site I mentioned was just one of the more notable sites.

 

If you are planning to hunt on the riverbanks, I would suggest taking a sifter and a rock hammer to split apart rocks.

 

Here are some articles on this:

 

https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC1YF77_kali-gandaki-trek-9-river-of-ammonites?guid=6b03dc1e-4fd0-467f-a84a-988ed6e10f1d

http://www.turnstone.ca/rom139fo.htm

http://english.fossiel.net/sites/fossil_site.php?plaats=230

http://go4rtrek2-nepal.blogspot.com/2013/05/butterfly-watching-fossil-hunting-in.html

 

Edit: Here's also a trekking plan that involves fossil collecting : http://www.nepaltrekkingplanner.com/fossil-collection-in-nepal/

 

And a FossilForum topic which contains some more info on this:

 

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