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Hello! New to the forum, I had a nice little collection of fossils when I was younger, and after finding it in storage I found a new hobby! I have collected in Turners Falls, at the "Coal Mine" in Worcester MA, and just came back from Cory's Lane in RI.

I'm excited to learn, and my first goal is to learn the differences in rock layers. I see many different "layers" of different colors and I don't know how to determine what layer may contain fossils.

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Welcome to the Forum from Connecticut. :)

That is ongoing study for most of us,... which layers have the fossils!

It all kind of depends on the site.
Reading as much as possible about the different formations you are hunting is key to understanding Stratigraphy.



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Welcome from Utah!

Each dot is 50,000,000 years:



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Welcome to the Forum!

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
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Welcome to the Forum :)

"There has been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about." - Ashleigh Ellwood Brilliant

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” - Thomas Henry Huxley

>Paleontology is an evolving science.

>May your wonders never cease!

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Welcome to the Fossil Forum from the Hudson Valley, NY. Would like to hear more about those places you visited, especially Turners Falls, and see pics of your finds. Best wises and happy collecting.

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Hey! Joshua & Benjamin are the names of my 2 kids (not kids anymore) and I live in Massachusetts. You're not me are you? I've read about the "Coal Mine" in Worcester but I haven't been able to figure out exactly where it was. I'm excited that you've been there. Any interesting finds? I was hoping to investigate Turners Falls this year but I haven't been able to do much walking around recently. Frustrating. I've been to Cory's Lane a couple of times and found some interesting Carboniferous plant bits. I hope you will post a few of your past finds. Welcome to this great forum!


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