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My Dino Dig Trip

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Raggedy Man

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Sir.tommy.the.toad

WOW looks awesome can't wait to see more:popcorn:

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Fossildude19

Excellent field report Frank!    

Such a great look into how it is done. 

Thanks so much for showing us a little behind the curtains! 

Regards, 

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Raggedy Man

If you ever need a gopher, I'd be happy to go for this and go for that!  If ya catch my drift:D

 :fistbump:

I'm an excellent camp cook as well!! 

I can't wait to see them cleaned up. Thanks for sharing your fantastic adventure.

 

Best regards,

Paul

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digit

Splendid trip report--thanks for taking us along for the ride.

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Vieira

Fantastic report and finds.

 

Thanks to sharing Troodon. :D:D

 

If you need a hand in excavations... give me a call :fistbump:

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LordTrilobite

Great report and photos!

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ynot

Thanks for the excellent virtual tour!!

Nice finds too!!

Tony

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TyrannosaurusRex

Very informative! I enjoyed reading this. 

Now my question is, how does one get access to land to dig out there? :ninja: Guess you have got to know some people haha! 

Thanks for sharing!

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JohnJ

Seeing the vistas and extraction methods feel a little like being there.  Glad you were able to make the trip.

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DinoMike

That is some amazing stuff right there!

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snakebite6769

Fantastic finds, and I greatly appreciate you showing us how to remove them and wrap them. Collecting out in the badlands is on my bucket list for sure. Do you go with a group or have you ever had anyone go with you? I would be glad to assist ;). I'm currently learning how to prep bones and repair them as I have a few hadrosaur bones from the badlands of Dakota. 

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Troodon

Thanks for the super remarks.  Will keep all volunteers in mind for my next outing :rofl:

 

To respond to a couple of questions I go to the SD site with a few friends of mine and it's basically the same group, give or take a couple for the past 20 years.  Not everyone goes each trip but it's usually 5-6 strong.   One those friends actually gained access many moons ago and manages the trip with the group and landowner.   Other sites in Montana I've developed relationships with the landowners to gain access.   

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HamptonsDoc

Great trip!  I'm jealous.  Maybe I can come next year!!?! 

 

 

ps- congrats on becoming the most informative member of TFF!!!!!  :fistbump:

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Raggedy Man
3 hours ago, Troodon said:

Thanks for the super remarks.  Will keep all volunteers in mind for my next outing :rofl:

:(    :faint:

I'll just have to save my super amazing happy fun time no bake cookies for another bribe...:hearty-laugh:

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Darktooth

Thanks for an awesome report! Very informative. Great pics too!

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Nimravis

Frank- Great write up and great pics.

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Canadawest

I find this quite incredible!  

 

It takes a special talent  to spot a few of those finds and literally bring out the best in them.  That vertebra with the spine would be just a centrum without your knowledge of how it was oriented.  And not sure how you even began to tackle the hadrosaur ungual....it takes a keen eye to figure that one out.

 

Good luck with the tyrannosaur tooth tip.  A nice clean break can make those finds even more frustrating. They can be almost a curse because every time we look at a specimen like that we think 'if only'.   Then again, if it was easy, then fossils wouldn't feel as special. Best when we earn them.

 

 

 

 

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Ludwigia

Great report and very informative. Thanks very much!!

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Susan from PA

Awesome report, Troodon!   Your virtual tour and pictures are amazing!  I can't wait to see all of your treasures prepped!  You are a wealth of knowledge, and I am a better person and collector for having known you.   :) 

 

I can't wait for you to dig through the 5 gallon bucket of matrix looking for the T.rex tooth tip.  The suspense is killing me!  

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UtahFossilHunter

This is a great trip report! Thanks for sharing. :)

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