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South Fork, Pennsylvaniai Expedition!

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A nice fossil hunting trip... to South Fork in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA!

 

Brought a few small fossils home; there are nice fossils here - just in huge boulders!  Here are a few photos!

 

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Tidgy's Dad

Very nice.:)

But I can see why you didn't bring 'em home. 

Thanks for sharing the photos. 

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Fossildude19

Neat report - looks like an interesting area. 

Thanks for posting.  :) 

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WhodamanHD

Now those are some big fossils! That would take a lot of effort to free from the stone, I don’t think anyone will dig that guy out for a while! Still nice to see, even if you can’t take it home.

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deutscheben

Wow, very neat! Is that sandstone?

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Dpaul7

Some are in sandstone.... Others are in a denser type of rock.  We struck sparks with a hammer; possibly some flint about.  My Geology lessons were about 44 years ago, so I am a bit rusty!  I was LOOKING for nice slate rock - We did see SOME - but I don't climb as well as I used to.  There were coal mines in the area.... South Fork was basically a coal mining town. If I can get someone to go along, I will walk downstreet 2 blocks and up the highway ramp..... NICE SLATE there with beautiful fossils!

 

 

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Dpaul7
20 hours ago, WhodamanHD said:

Now those are some big fossils! That would take a lot of effort to free from the stone, I don’t think anyone will dig that guy out for a while! Still nice to see, even if you can’t take it home.

My friend Francis is determined to retrieve the "upright" fossil.  He's a persistent guy, maybe he can do it!

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MeargleSchmeargl

Yummy vegetables! :plant:

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WhodamanHD
4 hours ago, Dpaul7 said:

My friend Francis is determined to retrieve the "upright" fossil.  He's a persistent guy, maybe he can do it!

Good luck to’em! Where there is a will there is a way, but that way may be extremely hard!

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Dpaul7

Regarding the rocks... Here are three examples of the type of stone we encountered.  I THINK the first one is a leaf of some kind; will post in the ID section.  Some of the fossils seem VERY well preserved; those all in huge boulders.  The smaller stuff is a bit more weathered it seems.

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