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minnbuckeye

Never had the opportunity to hunt for fossils locally in the month of December before,  so I took the opportunity to accomplish this feat last Sunday. As can be seen, it was frosty to begin the day and as I drove away,I began to think partaking in an alternative hobby might have been the wiser choice.

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Kane

Beautiful shots. We will now have to rely on our more southern members to live vicariously through their hunts until springtime. But it also means we an do prep without the distraction of collecting :D

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minnbuckeye

Most of my normal sites were a bit frozen so I searched out south facing rocks that thawed the rocks quicker. Nothing too spectacular in finds but I loved the color variations on the maclurites. All came from a discard pile of rocks.

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Fossildude19

Nice finds for a quick winter trip! :) 

Thanks for posting them here. 
Regards,

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Darktooth

Nice finds! I have actually found some of my nicer finds, here in New york in the month of january with a few inches of snow on the ground. Persistence pays!

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Bev

GREAT photos!!! Love the Macs! Trilo too! And you gotta love the Hormatomas! Thanks for sharing!  :-)

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caldigger

Heck Mike, you can always do outdoor photography!  Keep in mind, many of your so-so meh fossils are actually pretty cool to those that don't have those in their vicinity.  

Some of you northerners enjoy a crazy wintertime activity they call "ice fishing",( I call it freezing in a shack. ). You can start the craze of ice fossiling. Not sure if it will really catch on though.

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jpc

I agree.. those are pretty cool meh fossils.  Winter has settled in over here too.  We got a foot of snow yesterday and the high is supposed to be 10 degrees.  You southerners can brag about your balmy weather, but really I am one of those who thinks life without winter is just plain boring. 

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PFOOLEY

The Maclurites with the moss is awesome... :wub: ...thanks for sharing your frigid fossicking feat.

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caldigger
1 hour ago, jpc said:

I agree.. those are pretty cool meh fossils.  Winter has settled in over here too.  We got a foot of snow yesterday and the high is supposed to be 10 degrees.  You southerners can brag about your balmy weather, but really I am one of those who thinks life without winter is just plain boring. 

 

Yep, us southerners really suffer when the thermometer drops below the 70 mark. Burrrr!  I envy those who endure the minus temperatures... Not!!!

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FossilDAWG

Beautiful photography, and I don't think your fossils are "meh" at all.

 

I have to admit I don't miss the snow.  Occasionally we'll get a bit here (north Georgia) and it's a fun novelty, but we know it'll be gone in a couple of days at most.  There was an exception a few years ago when it stayed frozen for a week, and pretty much paralyzed the whole area.  It's kind of amusing to see the whole region shut down by what would be considered a very small snowfall (4 or 5 inches) when I lived in Canada, but to be fair it turned to slush then froze in ruts, and they have about three snowplows for the whole state.

 

Don

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Sagebrush Steve
4 hours ago, caldigger said:

Some of you northerners enjoy a crazy wintertime activity they call "ice fishing",( I call it freezing in a shack. ). You can start the craze of ice fossiling. Not sure if it will really catch on though.

Why not combine the two and go fishing for Eocene Green River fish in Wyoming.  I'm sure there will be ice.  Not sure about the best bait, though.

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caldigger

Best thing to use are these new fangled lures that look just like a hammer and chisel.

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Barerootbonsai

Cool great pics, love the fossils :)

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