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My First Trip Plan!

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Ccolvin968

Hi everyone!

 

I just researched and planned my very first hunt ever tonight. I'm from Minnesota, but am currently living in Mississippi for work. It took some time to find the information needed in order to pick a few possible locations without driving five or more hours.

 

Here's what I've come up with for my trip plan. All of this will be river/stream sifting, or outcroppings from the rivers/streams.

All three are options, but Merrill, MS is likely my first trip due to the fact two rivers from the North converge there possibly depositing older Cretaceous fossils as well.

 

-Waynesboro, MS (2hr) Chickasawhay River — Catahoula Formation — Oligocene — 23my - 34.9my

-Merrill, MS (1.25hr) Pascagoula River — Pascagoula and Hattiesburg Formation — Miocene — 5.3my - 22.3my

-McLain, MS (1.25hr) Leaf River — Pascagoula and Hattiesburg Formation — Miocene — 5.3my - 22.3my

 

Potential Recoveries Expected:

  • Shark/Fish Teeth
  • Shell Fragments
  • Inverts
  • Snake Vertebra
  • Echinoids
  • Others washed downstream from Cretaceous period

 

 

Thanks for reading!

-C

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caldigger

Good luck! Looking forward to a trip report ( with photos of course) when all is done.

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Ludwigia

Good luck, but don't break a leg :P

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Zenmaster6

Good luck! 
I'm excited to see your finds.
I wouldn't expect vertebrates on your first trip, but it is possible.
In the Oligocene spot you mentioned, you can find scutella though (an extinct species of sand dollar) 

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Ccolvin968

Thanks!

 

I was just doing some more searching on the area. It's a super tiny town, not even a gas station there. Where I plan(ned) on going appears to be blocked by a gate according to street view from 2013 (most recent). I could walk around it, but there are signs on either side of the gate. Can't read them from the photos unfortunately, but I'd hate to drive an hour to be stopped by a no trespassing sign if that's what it says. Might be back to the drawing board...

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facehugger

Good luck!

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Tidgy's Dad

Best of luck.:)

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