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A nice carb hunt before Christmas

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Ludwigia

I assume you had your rubber boots and oilskins on? :)

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Pagurus
1 hour ago, nala said:

 

 

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Wonderful photo. The tire tracks seem appropriate for a Carboniferous site, with their resemblance to leaves and bark. It looks like you did well on your hunt. Merry Christmas, Gery.

Mike

 

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caldigger
34 minutes ago, nala said:

And it was possible to take a shower Roger

It rained, so your good on bathing for another month or so. :P

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Fossildude19

Merry Christmas to you, Geri!

Thanks for posting your fine report and wonderful finds!

 

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DeepTimeIsotopes
15 minutes ago, Pagurus said:

 

Wonderful photo. The tire tracks seem appropriate for a Carboniferous site, with their resemblance to leaves and bark. It looks like you did well on your hunt. Merry Christmas, Gery.

Mike

 

I thought they looked like Arthropleura tracks which would also be consistent with the age.:ighappy:

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Tidgy's Dad

Lovely photos and great finds! :)

Happy Christmas! :yay-smiley-1:

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Archie

Amazing specimens as always! Merry Christmas :D 

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lissa318

Man that is some gorgeous material you find there!!!!  It would be hard for me to chose which plate is my favorite...  Nice job hunting! :drool:

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xonenine

Fantastic find and photos as always Gery, Merry Christmas!! 

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Wrangellian

Spectacular finds, as always. Wish I could get out an hunt this time of year but my local shale is not so good to work with when it is wet. Just falls apart! (There are times I have done it, even New Year's Eve once but the weather has to be unseasonally good.)

I guess tire tracks are going to be preserved in a number of places and will confuse future paleontologists! Not to mention shoe prints.

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Monica

I love the variety of colours in your plant finds, Gery - simply beautiful!

 

Merry Christmas to you, too, by the way! :)

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t-tree

Great Carboniferous flora.

 

John 

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nala

Thanks for the comments,few close up pictures :)

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dalmayshun

amazing amount of detail, and variety. does anyone unerstand the mechanism behind such beautiful plates...obviously not preserved from a mud slide which pushes sideways. these are all preserved as if in a flower press...so the burying matieral must have have come straight down, and upon live, healthy plants...these all look like they are still growing. So was it silt in water, or a falling of vulcanic ash..... Can someone fill me in on the proposed process. Thanks. Again, they are all gorgeous. 

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Jeffrey P

Congratulations Gery. You collected some really nice ones. I love the preservation and detail in your specimens. Excuse me. What is that animal?

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FossilDAWG

Apparently we have a different concept of "few good finds".  Looks like a lot of excellent finds to me!  :wub: :envy:

 

When I think of carb hunting at Christmas I think of something more tasty, but probably less healthy than a day spent hunting for fossils.

 

Don

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nala

Thanks Don,Jeffrey P(only few tracks on the neuropteris) ,one explanation is sometimes the plants were covered by water(the level made a lot of variation at these times )

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Plantguy

Hey Geri, enjoyed seeing the latest!

Yes we had a bunch of rain as well a couple weeks ago and a few small tornadoes locally and have a fair share of mud still hanging around in low spots. As crazy as it sounds I have been outside in the warmth here in Florida the past couple of weekends with a pressure washer blasting off algae from the driveway/sidewalks...I'd rather have been fossil hunting!

Continued hunting success!

Happy New Year. 

Regards,  Chris 

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nala

Happy new year Chris!

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