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New member here ... long-time hobby fossil hunter


MScherz

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Greetings from Oberwil, Switzerland. 

I'm a new member on thefossilforum.com, but I've been collecting fossils from roadside stops and occasional dedicated outings for nearly 30 years. I'm a chemist by training - I fell in love with making new medicines, and have stuck with it. I find it mind-boggling to relate to the age of the fossils I'm holding...life is far more ancient, far more mysterious, far more marvellous than our imagination can comprehend. I've learned to respect life deeply...this planet is the only one where we know it exists, and has existed, for unimaginably long time. I'm in awe.

I'll share some pictures from my collection in the coming days, in hopes of finding out more about where they fit into the grand scheme of life. My favorite fossils are Ordovician (Paleozoic), but I've come across some real stumpers from my trip to Madagascar a few years back; those fossils are almost certainly from the late Mesozoic. I'll be asking for advice on them soon. 

Ah...I'm now a Swiss citizen, but I was born to German (Swabian) parents who had emigrated to southeastern Tennessee in the early 1960's. Switzerland is home to me now. 

 

Best regards

 

Mike

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Welcome to the Forum. :) 

    Tim    VETERAN SHALE SPLITTER

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Welcome from South Carolina!

Fin Lover

 

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My favorite things about fossil hunting: getting out of my own head, getting into nature and, if I’m lucky, finding some cool souvenirs.

 

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Welcome from Illinois.

 

 

Mark.

 

Fossil hunting is easy -- they don't run away when you shoot at them!

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