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Nimravis posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsThis morning I drove 45 miles to an auction that was taking place in Ottawa, Illinois. This auction takes place every couple of months starting in March and they usually have a lot of Native American objects and usually a few fossils. I the past I have purchased some Coconino trackways and a ton of Moroccan echinoids at a great price. Today I went because I was bored and wanted to see what they had. They had some Mazon Creek fossils in a box, some in a frame, some polished Orthoceras from Morocco, two small mammoth teeth and a 4” meg. The prices that were paid for these fossils was crazy, at l
Nimravis posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsThough I just visited this site a few days ago and posted a trip report of that session, I decided to go back yesterday for three reasons: #1- My lower back was back to being 100%, that's a good thing. #2- It was supposed to snow today, and it is. I think the Olgesby area might have about 3" on the ground now and you can't collect on a steep scree field covered in snow. And #3, I just like collecting fossils. This area contains fossils from this formation- La Salle Limestone member of the Bond Formation (Missourian, Pennsylvanian) Unit 3. I am pretty sure that a por