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A Very Quick Stop At Hogtown Creek

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Nimravis

This evening I made a very quick stop at the Alfred Ring Park in Gainesville, Florida to do about 20 minutes of collecting in the Hogtown Creek. I did not find much of anything ( bone fragments, small turtle shell portion and ray and shark teeth), but it was fun. Below are a few pics of the area and my finds.

 

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Darktooth

Not bad for a 20 minute hunt! Cool!

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goatinformationist

Yum.  Try some of the creeks around lake Sante Fe, in Melrose.  Melrose coral looks like Tampa Bay specimens.

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Malone

Nice finds! Very dark coloration.

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caldigger
41 minutes ago, Darktooth said:

Not bad for a 20 minute hunt! Cool!

I dont do that well pounding sandstone for 2 hours!.  Looks like the Ray plates really took a shine to you. 

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Nimravis
21 minutes ago, caldigger said:

dont do that well pounding sandstone for 2 hours!.  Looks like the Ray plates really took a shine to you. 

Yes they did, and to be honest with you, I thought that I would have done better. I did not go into the creek since they have an  E. coli warning- I believe that is what it was. I think if I went into the creek, I would have done very well.

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Peat Burns

Sure beats the freezing cold wind and snow here in Michigan.  Looking forward to seeing the rest of your spoils as you continue on your fossil vacation tour.:popcorn:

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Nimravis
1 hour ago, Peat Burns said:

Sure beats the freezing cold wind and snow here in Michigan.  Looking forward to seeing the rest of your spoils as you continue on your fossil vacation tour.:popcorn:

Thanks Tony, it was a nice 77 degrees out.

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Peat Burns
25 minutes ago, Nimravis said:

Thanks Tony, it was a nice 77 degrees out.

:angry:

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MeargleSchmeargl

Maybe next time you could take some boots and take a plunge! Wonder what can be found doing that! :meg:

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Nimravis
3 hours ago, MeargleSchmeargl said:

Maybe next time you could take some boots and take a plunge! Wonder what can be found doing that! :meg:

I was thinking the same thing- heck growing up in Chicago we were always in Lake Michigan and that water was bad and you do not want to know how some of the water that I have to drink on some backpacking trips looks like. I should just walk in that creek, I think I am immune. :)

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Tidgy's Dad

I think that's pretty good for a half hour search. 

Lovely photos of a beautiful area as well. :)

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FossilDAWG

Just don't lick any fossils.

 

As long as you don't have any open cuts, and you can wash your hands before eating/drinking, and you don't step on broken glass, I think the risk is fairly minimal.

 

Don

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Nimravis
29 minutes ago, FossilDAWG said:

Just don't lick any fossils.

 

As long as you don't have any open cuts, and you can wash your hands before eating/drinking, and you don't step on broken glass, I think the risk is fairly minimal.

 

Don

Thanks Don, that is what I was thinking.

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KaptinKari352

Technically it is illegal to fossil hunt at Alfred Ring Park. Any area on a google map that is green colored is considered a protected area. Just an fyi

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Peat Burns

I'm guessing Ralph has a Florida fossil hunting permit from the FMNH for state waterways.  And shark and ray teeth are not restricted vertebrate remains, anyway, IIRC

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Nimravis
16 minutes ago, Peat Burns said:

I'm guessing Ralph has a Florida fossil hunting permit from the FMNH for state waterways.  And shark and ray teeth are not restricted vertebrate remains, anyway, IIRC

You are correct Tony, I get one every year.

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Nimravis

@DevonianDigger Thanks and I agree with you.

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