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Hi All:

 

  I’m new to fossil collecting. Today my wife and I rode out to Haywood Landing, NC for an adventure. I didn’t know where the fossils were to be found other than something I read “100 yards east of the boat dock there is a trail - follow that down and you will see the formation” or something along those lines. Well - we got the boat dock parking lot - found a trail down the road from there and walked it for a long time it never went down but circled around to the road. It was a very nice walk (unless you are looking for fossils).   Eventually went back to the parking lot and I went down an embankment and found a few shells. Could someone kindly tell me where to go starting from the boat dock parking lot?

 

many thanks 

Ken

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minnbuckeye

Back in 2013, @FossilDAWGresponded to @sixgill pete with "Thanks for checking this site out and posting. I collected there many years ago (1990), but I had more recently been told the site was completely overgrown. It's good to know it's still at least somewhat accessible, as there is a large variety of small gastropod species to be found, and I still need to find most of them!" 

 

From that, add 7 more years of overgrowth and I am not surprised it was not found. 

 

Mike

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sixgill pete

The only time you can find the exposure is in January and February when there is no undergrowth. You still have to brush the leaves away then.

 

Also remember the site is on National Forest Land. You cannot remove vertebrate fossils legally. Only invertebrate fossils.

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46 minutes ago, sixgill pete said:

The only time you can find the exposure is in January and February when there is no undergrowth. You still have to brush the leaves away then.

 

Also remember the site is on National Forest Land. You cannot remove vertebrate fossils legally. Only invertebrate fossils.


Do you happen to know which direction or how to reach the exposure from the parking lot? What does it look like? Identifying features?


thanks

 

 

 

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