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Recent exploration in the Triassic Basin

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Douglas B Hill

Last week I stumbled upon a deposit that might be yielding a bit more.  Several bone fragments, a vertebrae (I think), lots of boney plate material,  and a small tarsal bone. I have collected this area for years an never found as much in one spot as I did last week.   Going back with proper tools for looking further.   Wish me luck. 

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caldigger

Triassic Basin of...?

 

Can you give us a little idea of where we are?

Is this in North Carolina?

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Fossildude19

Congratulations!   :fistbump:  :SlapHands:  :default_clap2:

Seems your explorations are beginning to yield some dividends. 

Not easy to hunt in the Triassic of the Eastern USA. 

Congratulations again. :) 

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RickNC
On 5/15/2019 at 7:45 AM, caldigger said:

Triassic Basin of...?

 

Can you give us a little idea of where we are?

Is this in North Carolina?

 

I would imagine so. 

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Douglas B Hill

Yes this is in NC, but was intentionally vague.  I have been hunting this spot for almost 30 years.  This is only the second time I know that a vertebrate has been found there.  

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Tidgy's Dad

Good luck! 

Very promising finds.:)

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WhodamanHD

Triassic in NC? Is that still Newark supergroup? Nice find, hope you find more!

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ynot

Congratulations on the rare find!

Any idea of species?

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Douglas B Hill
1 hour ago, ynot said:

Congratulations on the rare find!

Any idea of species?

My suspicions were confirmed today.   We believe it to be an Aetosaur.  

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Douglas B Hill
5 hours ago, WhodamanHD said:

Triassic in NC? Is that still Newark supergroup? Nice find, hope you find more!

I am not sure about the supergroup.  I would need to do more research on that aspect. This is the Durham Basin of the Triassic Basin.  This area is beginning to explode with construction.   Perhaps more sites will open.   

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