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A stroll in the Alberta Badlands

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BadlandTraveller

Hello,

 

Went into the Alberta badlands (Dinosaur Park Formation) last week for some fossil hunting. Usually I'm enjoying myself so much I rarely take pictures but I forced myself on this day to stop and take a few.

 

Walking into the coolies. 

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Another shot of the badlands, what do they contain?

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Some of the hills are very fossil rich. See anything good?

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Closer look...

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Big bones all over (mostly Hadrosaur leg bones) 

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Another broken femur tip..

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My finds of the day (Hadrosaur toe bones, Ornithomimus claw/toe bone, Misc verts, etc)

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And my best find of the day a sizable theropod toe bone (a first for me). He need a little repair work.

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Thanks for reading!

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BadlandTraveller

The only sad thing is I didn't find any teeth. 

 

I'm awful at finding teeth and may need some more tips from the local expert @Canadawest

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Troodon

No teeth but still a nice productive day, thanks for the tour.  That's a very nice ornithomimid claw pretty rare find.  Sometimes moving slower goes a long ways in looking for teeth.

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BadlandTraveller

Good advice I like to keep it moving and usually only stop when I'm totally exhausted. I sit down, have a drink, and you're right I usually find some teeth. 

 

I will try slowing down a little more.

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Nimravis

Jealous, nice finds.

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snakebite6769

Awesome finds, wish I could take a trip there. Thanks for sharing!

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Canadawest
On 2017-05-15 at 10:21 AM, Troodon said:

No teeth but still a nice productive day, thanks for the tour.  That's a very nice ornithomimid claw pretty rare find.  Sometimes moving slower goes a long ways in looking for teeth.

 

If I want to find teeth, I have to tune my brain in. On Saturday I took a newbie group out into the Scollard Formation and, sure enough, we found one T rex tooth and half another 'after' I stopped looking at the ground for bone.  Teeth are usually in the vertical rills and easiest to spot when the sun is a bit lower and the enamel is acting as a signal mirror.  Raptor teeth are more common as we find them at micro sites with our eyes a couple inches off the ground.

 

 

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JohnBrewer

Looks a great area. Impressed with your finds. Hopefully a tooth or two you'll find soon. I LOVE the claw!

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