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Malcolmt

Well I got a new phone (Samsung Galaxy Note 8) on Black Friday and was playing with it snapping some pictures. Those of you that have been to my house know that I am totally disorganized and definitely need to organize my fossils. Thought I would share some of the disorganized chaos that is my basement fossil dumping area. This tends to be where fossils go to rest if they do not make it to the glass display cases (3) upstairs where I put the good stuff. But then that is a step up from the ones that never get out of the map drawers and boxes in the garage. One of these days I will get around to organizing things, just never happens to be today....... I suspect my kids will end up having to organize it someday......... (That's a scary thought)

 

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Fossildude19

Wow!

This is an impressive collection, Malcolm! :blink:

Thanks for posting these.

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thelivingdead531

I have had a pegboard sitting around for years and never knew what to do with it, you just gave me an awesome idea! Amazing collection too! 

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jpc

Wow... malcom... great collection.  Love those eurypterids.  I think I even saw a Wyoming fossil in there.  

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Malcolmt

Are you meaning the green river fish. Other than  that I really have nothing in the basement from out west unless you count a couple shelves of unwrapped Clarita /black cat stuff

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Ludwigia

Well, that does look more organized than I remember it the last time I was there. And it appears to be growing as well :). Great stuff, Malcolm.

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FossilDAWG

If that is the "dumping ground" material what the heck do you have upstairs?  I can't believe that double Astrocystites isn't even worthy.  And a plate with multiple eurypterids doesn't make the cut? Anyway your "dumping ground" is better than 99% of my "upstairs cabinet" fossils.

 

Don

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Bobby Rico

Wow Malcolm that is an amazing collection . You cram them in, just the way I like a fossil display to look like. Creative use of pegboard too. Fantastic .

 

cheers Bobby 

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Malcolmt
1 hour ago, FossilDAWG said:

If that is the "dumping ground" material what the heck do you have upstairs?  I can't believe that double Astrocystites isn't even worthy.  And a plate with multiple eurypterids doesn't make the cut? Anyway your "dumping ground" is better than 99% of my "upstairs cabinet" fossils.

 

Don

The astrocystites plate will make it upstairs at some point, but first I either need to get another glass cabinet from Ikea or do a major reorg. I currently have three Ilea glass cabinets in the living room. They are not that good for keeping large pieces of matrix until I build some display stands. Again something that is on the todo list along with getting organized and getting caught up on my prepping.

Bobby, I have limited space that the wife allows me to clutter up, so I cram in what I can. I get 1/3 of a laundry room for prepping, my basement rec room and three cabinets in the living room and about 1/3 of a 2 car garage. They are all reaching capacity.....

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fossilized6s

Breathtaking, Malcolm! Just awesome.....

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Malcolmt
1 hour ago, FossilDAWG said:

If that is the "dumping ground" material what the heck do you have upstairs?  I can't believe that double Astrocystites isn't even worthy.  And a plate with multiple eurypterids doesn't make the cut? Anyway your "dumping ground" is better than 99% of my "upstairs cabinet" fossils.

 

Don

 

Here is one of the upstairs cabinets

 

Updtairs Cabinet from Ikea

 

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Brittle Star

I have a fossil room not a basement, what a brilliant use of peg boards.

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Nimravis

Wow some really great stuff.

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Wrangellian
On 11/29/2017 at 2:10 PM, FossilDAWG said:

If that is the "dumping ground" material what the heck do you have upstairs?  I can't believe that double Astrocystites isn't even worthy.  And a plate with multiple eurypterids doesn't make the cut? Anyway your "dumping ground" is better than 99% of my "upstairs cabinet" fossils.

 

Don

This was my thinking too.... even 99.9%

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fossisle

Wonderful Malcomt!!!

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jcbshark

Awesome collection you have there Malcolm:) thanks for

sharing

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caldigger

Chaos to you, paradise to the rest of us!

Thanks for the abbreviated tour Malcolm, you really live near some spectacular spots.

 

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