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Epic Journey to Oklahoma and Texas

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Jeffrey P

I put the fish jaw (Pachyrhizodus) pieces together: 

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Al Tahan

That an amazing trip! I’ve told my self I’m going to do something like this for the last 8 years....I hope I can make an epic trip like this some day!

 

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dre464

I see a red line moving across a map of Oklahoma and Texas, with planes and boats and trucks moving in the background.  The only thing missing was John Williams' music.  A journey Indiana Jones would be proud of!!!  Very nice report!

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Wrangellian

Love those orthocones... I gather they are not common in that degree of completeness.

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Jeffrey P
6 hours ago, Wrangellian said:

Love those orthocones... I gather they are not common in that degree of completeness.

I would say that at the one site near Brownwood where I found them they're not uncommon. Tully (Thair) showed me that the pieces can be put back together, otherwise I might have overlooked them. Practically none of any size are found complete. Reassembled, they are the most complete orthocones I have outside of the matrix.

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Jeffrey P
10 hours ago, dre464 said:

I see a red line moving across a map of Oklahoma and Texas, with planes and boats and trucks moving in the background.  The only thing missing was John Williams' music.  A journey Indiana Jones would be proud of!!!  Very nice report!

I would say it was a big privilege to be able to make this journey and sample the fossil faunas of these areas. It did have the exciting feel of adventure on a number of occasions.

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Jeffrey P
14 hours ago, Al Tahan said:

That an amazing trip! I’ve told my self I’m going to do something like this for the last 8 years....I hope I can make an epic trip like this some day!

 

I hope you can do such a trip some day. A lot of research and effort went into this one. Anything is possible if one desires it enough.

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Wrangellian
9 hours ago, Jeffrey P said:

I would say that at the one site near Brownwood where I found them they're not uncommon. Tully (Thair) showed me that the pieces can be put back together, otherwise I might have overlooked them. Practically none of any size are found complete. Reassembled, they are the most complete orthocones I have outside of the matrix.

Not sure I understand this statement - You find them broken but the pieces are all in one place, right? so you know they are pieces of one individual? If the pieces were strewn all around I could see why you woudn't think to put them back together, as you might never find all the pieces or they'd be mixed up with pieces from other broken individuals.

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Jeffrey P

Prior to this trip all of the orthocones I had collected were in rock. I wasn't used to finding them loose. Tully (Thair) only had to show me once how the pieces you find in one spot might fit together.  After that any time I found a piece of orthocone I would search the area to see if there was more of it present and sometimes there was. 

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FossilDAWG

:wub: :envy: :wub:

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Monica

Beautiful trilo - nice trade! :dinothumb::trilo:

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jdp
On 10/9/2018 at 2:57 PM, Carl said:

I'm thinking most of these are broken xenacanth crowns. Found very similar stuff at Waurika.

 

Agreed. One or two might be Ophiacodon. None are Archeria.

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gwestbrook

Great trip! Glad you had such a good time. Really enjoyed your narrative and the pics! 

 

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