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Kimmi91177

I just moved to South Georgia, Kairo-Ochlocknee-Thomasville area. I am very new to fossil hunting and I don't have any clue where to go or who to ask, where-if there is-can I go to explore? Any help is GREATLY appreciated 

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Fossildude19

Welcome to the Forum. :) 

 

Your best bet would be to join a local club, and find out what is available in your area. 

It's a good way to meet people, and to learn the ropes of Fossil hunting, and get access to field trips in places where individual hunters may not be allowed in. 

Good luck. 
Regards,

 

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Kimmi91177

Thank you so much. 

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caldigger

Also look through the threads we have on here under fossil locations for Georgia, you might get lucky and find some threads about places near you.

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WhodamanHD

Off the top of my head I know mulberry (haven't been for a while but I think it's a few hours drive) has some fossiliferous formations around it. There is a phosphorous museum and every few months a dump truck pools some matrix that dosent have much phosphorus in front of the museum. They have quite a few fossils in that, shark teeth, ray plates, mammal teeth and such, if your lucky you might get a megalodon.

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goatinformationist

Is that phosphate?

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WhodamanHD
9 hours ago, goatinformationist said:

Is that phosphate?

Sorry yeah meant phosphate Museum. Though I suppose there is a lot of phosphorus in phosphate.

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goatinformationist

I remember as a  lad visiting the Great Phosphate Exposition museum in Florida.  It was all about the fossils and it had plenty.

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MeargleSchmeargl

This is a rough stratigraphic map of GA. 

 

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In your area, there seems to be instances of Oligocene, Miocene and Pliocene deposits. I don't have tabs on your local formations ATM, but the area you live in looks promising for Cenozoic material. For Mesozoic and especially Paleozoic material, you'll need to do some traveling to get to.

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