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Fathers Day Spent Fossil Collecting


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I went fossil collecting today (Fathers Day) with Paula and my daughter Rebecca. We found some nice brachs (Paulas favorite), trilobites, corals, and some real nice gastropods. The weather was perfect and we had the whole place to ourselves. Well almost all to ourselves. We had a group of about 15 onlookers (see pics) who had to get right in our way and let us know they were there. One of the cows came up behind me when I was bending over digging in the shale and licked my bare back just above my belt line. Paula told me to look out as it was licking and it scared the heck out of me. These cows are young, curious, and brave. My daughter had to move my backpack and shoes twice up on a high bank where they couldn't reach them anymore. They thought the backpack was interesting and it must of tasted great cuz they licked it and tried carrying it away. It was a fun day and after collecting we went on a hike near a lake and had a nice picnic on a mossy ledge overlooking the lake.

A Great Fathers Day adventure. :)

Mikey

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Awesome, the cows showing mikey some love! :P

Thanks for posting - couldn't get out myself, and am enjoying your adventure vicariously. :)

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    Tim    -  VETERAN SHALE SPLITTER

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Bwahahaha! Wow, that's a first, huh? I had a similar experience with Buffalo out in SD, but they weren't so friendly.

~Charlie~

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happened to us in Oklahoma as well except it wasn't 2 or 3 cows but a whole herd. they followed us for quite a while before i had to "shoo" them away.

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Here's a very complete and inflated gastropod I found on Fathers Day.

mikey

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May i ask what "inflated" means when you are referring to gastropods?

~Charlie~

"There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why.....i dream of things that never were, and ask why not?" ~RFK
->Get your Mosasaur print
->How to spot a fake Trilobite
->How to identify a CONCRETION from a DINOSAUR EGG

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It simply means that it is in life condition. It also means that it is uncrushed or unaltered in shape due to fossilization.

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I spent fathers day at texhoma picking up gryphea no cows but they did ambush me at white mound BTW cows don't like cheetos

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Nice gastropod!

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:popcorn: John

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Mikey,

That Platystoma is wonderful - amazing ornamentation on that one.

Thanks for posting it!

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Excellent gastropod. Very nice detail.

Was much prep needed? If so, you did a great job.

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It was found on the edge of a large piece of shale I split open. I could tell right away that it was a great specimen worthy of prep. I ground down the bottom to make a sturdy base then removed all the shale in front of the snail. Then I added a black, beveled acrylic base and put it in my Devonian display case. :) I'm such a nerd!

Mikey

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