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Cuts In Rivers An Bayous. Possible For Fossils?


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I'm just trying to get my feet wet. So to speak. Getting an idea where to look.

There is a bayou that runs through the park where I metal detect. It's by the factories and ship channel in southeast Houston and Pasadena area in Texas.

Along the bayou there are cuts into the earth made when the water rises and has exposed earth that is about 15 feet deep an goes inland about 30 feet. Roots from trees are exposed.

Does this seem like a possible place to look or what should I look for?

This is a city park and before the 1930's use to be part of a large private estate owned by Charles Milby and where the Milby Mansion was located. A water plant now sits where the mansion used to be.

This is just to give a little history of the area. More information the better,

I'm going to keep researching. Any input to this common rookie question is appreciated.

sandfisher

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Thank you for the link.

I'm going to check it out. If anything, maybe I will find arrowheads or something else interesting.

sandfisher

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The link is my site for my collection. Sadly I don't know of any places near Pasadena to hunt at.

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The link is my site for my collection. Sadly I don't know of any places near Pasadena to hunt at.

Nice finds.

sandfisher

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This might be like metal detecting.

I researched and found 100 good places to detect. Unfortunately 99 of the places are under buildings, parking lots,

state parks, plants and factories, San Jacinto monument :wacko:

Well you get the story. Stepping out of the city will help.

But I hope to find places within also.

sandfisher

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Roadcuts are good places to start. There is always construction going on somewhere.

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Here are some links to see if anything helps you out.

http://www.fossilsites.com/STATES/TX.HTM

This one is from 2008 so it might be outdated.

http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/groundwater/aquifer/gat/

One book that I really like is called "A field guide to fossils of Texas" by Charles Finsley. It can be hard to find at times but I found one on Amazon after Christmas fairly cheap.

Good luck.

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Here are some links to see if anything helps you out.

http://www.fossilsites.com/STATES/TX.HTM

This one is from 2008 so it might be outdated.

http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/groundwater/aquifer/gat/

One book that I really like is called "A field guide to fossils of Texas" by Charles Finsley. It can be hard to find at times but I found one on Amazon after Christmas fairly cheap.

Good luck.

The second I hadn't seen yet. Interesting.

Thank you for the links.

all this is helping alot.

sandfisher

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