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Ara Kotchian

Topanga Canyon fossile site

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Ara Kotchian

Hi folks

 

New here, I'm a very very amateur beginning fossile hunter.  Figured I'd join instead of wasting time.

 

A few days ago I read about this area on Old Topanga Canyon road off of the Ventura highway near Calabasas.  I got all excited and went there today to try to find some shell fossils.  Unfortnately it was a total bust.  The area is supposed to be open to public but now there is a private property sign up, no good place to park, and there is a road crew working there.

 

Anyhow, I figure I'll join a local geology group or something, I found this forum so I'll read up on my area and find pointers for beginners.

 

-AK

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Fruitbat

Welcome to The Fossil Forum!  Glad to have you with us!

 

-Joe

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Fossildude19

Welcome to the Forum. :) 

Joining a local club is a great way to get into fossil hunting. 

Good luck . :) 

Regards, 

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minnbuckeye

Welcome. Road work next to a known fossil site??? Worth checking out any material pushed or piled up by the crew.

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caldigger

Unfortunately, any information more than a couple of years old can easily be obsolete when dealing with open space areas. Especially in an area around the L.A. basin that is constantly expanding outward. This is a problem we all to run into with good sites. They always seem to want to build right on the best collecting spots. Constant research is the key.

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Ara Kotchian

They had dug up the road and had steel plates down.  I didn't see a pile of dirt so I assume it was already hauled away.

 

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