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Herb

Hi all, I am going to be in the Tucson area for 10 days soon. Is there anything to collect in that area (say 120 mi radius). I have never been to AZ. If you have some collecting information to share please PM me. Thanks a lot.

    Herb

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Troodon

Check this out

 

http://www.t-rat.com/

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Woopaul5
17 minutes ago, Troodon said:

Check this out

 

http://www.t-rat.com/

Out of the 8 yrs I lived there I never knew l... guess I’ll have to chk it out next time I come home. Thanks for sharing

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Herb

thank you both

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Woopaul5

I’d also recommend coming in feb for the gem and mineral show. It’s literally spread throughout Tucson. Amazing stuff to see even if you don’t plan on buying anything

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HamptonsDoc

You'll be much more successful in finding fossils around Tucson if you go at the end of January for the big show!!  I just booked my trip last week!

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Troodon
1 hour ago, HamptonsDoc said:

You'll be much more successful in finding fossils around Tucson if you go at the end of January for the big show!!  I just booked my trip last week! 

 :dinothumb::dinothumb::dinothumb::dinothumb:

Hey watch how you talk about our fossil rich city.  The Tucson mountains have a treasure trove of dinosaur remains and a lot more exists than in Lawn Guyland  :rofl:  Check out the Beautiful bones you can only hope to find.  .:doh!:     heckert_a_2005_29_the_late_crataceous.pdf

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Walt
2 minutes ago, Troodon said:

Check out the Beautiful bones you can only hope to find

Not exactly a target rich environment! :D

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HamptonsDoc
43 minutes ago, Troodon said:

a lot more exists than in Lawn Guyland

Its ON Lawn Guyland.... you've been away too long!

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Troodon
3 hours ago, HamptonsDoc said:

Its ON Lawn Guyland.... you've been away too long!

:ighappy: yep

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siteseer
On 8/23/2018 at 4:21 PM, Herb said:

Hi all, I am going to be in the Tucson area for 10 days soon. Is there anything to collect in that area (say 120 mi radius). I have never been to AZ. If you have some collecting information to share please PM me. Thanks a lot.

    Herb

 

Hi Herb,

 

There used to be a mineral show in Tucson in early September.  I went to it a couple of years around 1990.  I was there for five days and it was 105 degrees Fahrenheit each day.  It might be as cool as 95 degrees while you are there.  You might not feel like collecting fossils.

 

Jess

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goatinformationist
On ‎8‎/‎23‎/‎2018 at 11:16 PM, Woopaul5 said:

I’d also recommend coming in feb for the gem and mineral show. It’s literally spread throughout Tucson. Amazing stuff to see even if you don’t plan on buying anything

 

The Tucson Rock, Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show is the largest of it's kind on earth.  You really wanna see it. :dinothumb:

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Masp

Are we allowed to ask here on he forum how much money one is reccomended to bring to the Tuscon Mineral Show? Not just what one is comfortable with spending, like a realistic number in order to come home with some nice loot. Guestimate. I’m curious. 

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DPS Ammonite

I cannot help with collecting areas since I have never collected in the area. My Arizona Paleontology might help: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/86597-arizona-paleontology-guide/

 

If you have time, visit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum https://www.desertmuseum.org/,  Bisbee, the old copper mining town and Kartchner Cave. 

 

Don't forget to take home some souvenirs such as prickly pear jelly, jackalope postcards or snake eggs in a can.

 

 

 

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