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Day 2 started with concretions that were either too high...... (spot the concretion up high!).....

 

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Doctor Mud

Or just plain weird!

(Donutus  bagelensis)

 

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grandpa

Dr. Mud, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your father.  I hope interaction with the forum and other distractions such as your fossil hunts help to ease the sense of loss.  We are here to help ease the pain as we can.

 

Tom

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Fossildude19

Sorry for your loss, Dr. Mud.  :( 

Thanks for sharing the trip and finds with us. 

I look forward to your eventual prep pictures. :) 

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Doctor Mud
13 minutes ago, grandpa said:

Dr. Mud, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your father.  I hope interaction with the forum and other distractions such as your fossil hunts help to ease the sense of loss.  We are here to help ease the pain as we can.

 

Tom

Thanks Tom,

 

Its been a month since he passed and getting on the beach has been a good distraction. Nice to have the support of the TFF community. 

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7 minutes ago, Fossildude19 said:

Sorry for your loss, Dr. Mud.  :( 

Thanks for sharing the trip and finds with us. 

I look forward to your eventual prep pictures. :) 

Thanks,

 

My dad has been very ill for quite a while, but it doesn’t make it any easier. Some days are better than others and getting out  walking and working on the beach has helped.

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Doctor Mud

I was lucky enough to find my biggest and best concretion one afternoon while camping on the beach.

This is the best concretion from 7 years of hunting. 

 

Concretions poking out the cliff are fairly common, but you need a good reason to extract them. The are big, heavy and hard.

I was wandering along and it wasn’t a great day, but then I decided to check out this big boy.

 

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Doctor Mud

This one was worth a look - spot the leg rings!!!!

 

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Doctor Mud

This was one big concretion! 50 kg. It was quite a hike out so I made the decision to take advantage of a natural weakness to split it into 35 kg and 20 kg halves.

 

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fossisle

Condolances on your father's death. I hope fossil hunting can take your mind off it for awhile. 

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FossilNerd

I had been wondering where you were of late. Sorry to hear of your loss. :( 
 

I’m more of a woodland guy than coastal, but I understand the therapeutic qualities of being alone in nature. 

 

Nice finds! Some of those concretions are a lot bigger than I’d thought they would be. That last one is a monster! Fingers crossed that it’s a massive crab inside or many! :fingerscrossed:

 

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Doctor Mud

The photos don’t do this big boy justice. Here it is ready to be glued back together.

There are 4 definite tippy tips, 3 eroded a bit short and a mystery leg hiding in the rock somewhere.

 

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fossisle

Wow that has great claws

 

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10 minutes ago, fossisle said:

Condolances on your father's death. I hope fossil hunting can take your mind off it for awhile. 

Thanks,

 

Working hard on the beach has helped. It is strange how you can get lost in something you love, but then it can sneak up on you again when you least expect it.

i always loved sharing my finds with my father when I returned.

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12 minutes ago, FossilNerd said:

I had been wondering where you were of late. Sorry to hear of your loss. :( 
 

I’m more of a woodland guy than coastal, but I understand the therapeutic qualities of being alone in nature. 

 

Nice finds! Some of those concretions are a lot bigger than I’d thought they would be. That last one is a monster! Fingers crossed that it’s a massive crab inside or many! :fingerscrossed:

 

Thanks,

 

I do love the forests too, but love the sounds and grand vistas of the coasts and mountains.

 

There are some huge concretions on this coastline, you have to work hard and smart to get the good fossils here.

 

Check out the photos of the split concretion. It’s going to be spectacular! The rock is softer for this location , but the shell robust.

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FossilNerd
20 minutes ago, Doctor Mud said:

Check out the photos of the split concretion

Oh boy! Looks like it’s going to be a nice one! :thumbsu:

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Pagurus

I'm sad to hear of your painful loss. I'm glad you found some solace on the beach. I have wonderful memories of walking on the seashore with my dad, looking for holes in the sand and digging out the clams hiding below. My dad passed away nearly forty years ago and I still feel he's close by when I dig on those same muddy beaches with my grandson. I'm sure you will have similar happy memories of your father.

I'm looking forward to following your progress with that special crab. scampering-crab-s.gif.46e69ae5a3e202efe4b788fc14d018e0.gif

 

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Scylla

Condolences on your loss, congratulations on your find

 

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Monica

So sorry to hear about the loss of your father, Dr. Mud.  Losing a parent must be very difficult.

 

I'm glad that you found some peaceful, quiet moments while beach hunting for crab concretions - best of luck on the prep job to come.

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Al Tahan

I’m very sorry for your loss dr mud. condolences to you and your family :unsure:....

 

however those are some spectacular crab concretions. Fossil hunting can be very therapeutic 

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Ludwigia

Also my condolences on the loss of your father. Mine died under similar circumstances last year, so I can feel with you. It looks like the crabs will pep you up a bit, though :)

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Tidgy's Dad

Very sorry to hear about your father, my condolences. 

Very interesting field report and I look forward to the results of the prep. :)

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