A Fossil Find From The Weekend And A New Creation
Posted 13 July 2009 - 10:50 PM
I also got locked out of my own house in the 100 degree heat today for 4 hours...so I had some time on my hands and decided to make a smaller, more portable sifter for light duty collecting.
Posted 13 July 2009 - 11:02 PM
Good idea, but in application it doesn't work quite as well as I would like, but is still better than nothing.
Works best in the sand and not so well in gravel beds...
Post a pic of your rabbit skull again.
Posted 13 July 2009 - 11:06 PM
Posted 13 July 2009 - 11:40 PM
Posted 14 July 2009 - 12:58 PM
Cheers Steve... And Welcome if your a New Member...
Posted 15 July 2009 - 12:24 AM
My wife isnt a big fan of fossil hunting, but everytime see goes with me it seems she finds the better stuff.
Posted 15 July 2009 - 05:03 AM
Thats cool, is or was that a minnow bucket to start with?
That is what we call them up here in "Caintuck". Nifty ideal though, huh?
Posted 15 July 2009 - 06:28 AM
Geologists on the whole are inconsistent drivers. When a roadcut presents itself, they tend to lurch and weave. To them, the roadcut is a portal, a fragment of a regional story, a proscenium arch that leads their imaginations into the earth and through the surrounding terrain. - John McPhee
If I'm going to drive safely, I can't do geology. - John McPhee
Check out my Blog for more fossils I've found: http://viewsofthemah...o.blogspot.com/
Posted 15 July 2009 - 01:50 PM
The sifter is based off of my original design that I collect microfossil matrix with. The only difference is that the smaller sifter can be hung by a stake on the wall I'm working and though it doesn't have the load capacity or 2 part screen system as my original, it's just very easy to handle. This sifter will probably be used mainly to "test" sites to make sure that the fossil matrix is rich in fossils and to see what kind of fossils are in there--each site is slightly different. Here's a picture of both of them. My original design is proven and has not shown any signs of wear, even through the rigorous sifting it's had to do.
Posted 15 July 2009 - 02:06 PM
Fossils: Windows to the past
Posted 15 July 2009 - 02:23 PM
100 degree heat must have been during the cool spell the news said we or having
Evolution is Chimp Change.
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