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I enjoyed very much this stunning place ,but not for fossils,you have to go to Erfoud area :)

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Tidgy's Dad
48 minutes ago, nala said:

I enjoyed very much this stunning place ,but not for fossils,you have to go to Erfoud area :)

Glad you enjoyed it. 

But there are many many places in central and southern Morocco where fossils can be found. :)

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nala

Can be found or buy?The sites aroun Kem Kem are only for locals;perhaps you have other good ideas?

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Tidgy's Dad

Many places around Midelt, The Black Sahara near Rissani, the coast and area around Boujdour, and again around Dakhla, North of Zagora......................  

And the phosphate mines, of course. 

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nala

1) granites near Tafraoute, 2) algal mats near Ouarzazate, 3) Ordovician glaciation, 4) Silurian graptolithic shales, 5) Orthoceras limestones, 6) Devonian mud mounds and Merzouga sand dunes, 7) Triassic Argana river sands, 8) Cascades d’Ouzoud, 9) Friouato karst shaft, 10) Dades Gorge, 11) blowholes near Agadir and Cretaceous oysters, 13) Amesfrane cliff. :)

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Tidgy's Dad
4 minutes ago, nala said:

1) granites near Tafraoute, 2) algal mats near Ouarzazate, 3) Ordovician glaciation, 4) Silurian graptolithic shales, 5) Orthoceras limestones, 6) Devonian mud mounds and Merzouga sand dunes, 7) Triassic Argana river sands, 8) Cascades d’Ouzoud, 9) Friouato karst shaft, 10) Dades Gorge, 11) blowholes near Agadir and Cretaceous oysters, 13) Amesfrane cliff. :)

 

Now you're getting it! :D

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Wrangellian
8 hours ago, nala said:

1) granites near Tafraoute, 2) algal mats near Ouarzazate, 3) Ordovician glaciation, 4) Silurian graptolithic shales, 5) Orthoceras limestones, 6) Devonian mud mounds and Merzouga sand dunes, 7) Triassic Argana river sands, 8) Cascades d’Ouzoud, 9) Friouato karst shaft, 10) Dades Gorge, 11) blowholes near Agadir and Cretaceous oysters, 13) Amesfrane cliff. :)

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Where is #12?  ;)

 

I missed the trip report until now too. Great shots - nice for those of us who will never get there because of the distance.

I would assume if there are no pricetags on the fossils in these stores, it's so the dealer can quote a higher price for Europeans/North Americans/Japanese than for locals, and therefore I would dicker them down from what they first quoted. Would that work?

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Tidgy's Dad
2 minutes ago, Wrangellian said:

Where is #12?  ;)

:)

I missed the trip report until now too. Great shots - nice for those of us who will never get there because of the distance.

I would assume if there are no pricetags on the fossils in these stores, it's so the dealer can quote a higher price for Europeans/North Americans/Japanese than for locals, and therefore I would dicker them down from what they first quoted. Would that work?

Very few places will have price tags for anything and if they do, they'll be too high anyway. 

Always haggle, it is expected.

Yes, it works, don't be afraid of offending someone by offering a stupidly low price to start. (they won't be offended, it's the game, though they may pretend to be, you can pretend to be insulted too, I often pretend they are going to starve my six children at those prices. (I don't have any kids, just Tidgy). 

They start silly high, you start silly low and you should meet up somewhere sensible. 

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Wrangellian

Good advice!

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nala

  I must warn you will have world champion in  haggle practise in front of you! it can be funny but heavy also sometimes :)

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taj
On 15/04/2018 at 10:47 AM, nala said:

Can be found or buy?The sites aroun Kem Kem are only for locals;perhaps you have other good ideas?

No . But you have to find a good guide  . Or know the exact location and be nice .

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Tidgy's Dad
19 hours ago, nala said:

  I must warn you will have world champion in  haggle practise in front of you! it can be funny but heavy also sometimes :)

Haggling is one of my very favourite things 

I haggle over the price of potatoes sometimes 

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taj

Ha ! That's the thing to do if you want to earne some respect !:D

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michele 1937

Morocco is a wonderful country.
Visit it

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