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    I think theres a place in Utah where you can go dig out trilobites. I think it's mostly Elrathia kingii. I'm an avid fossil and mieral collecter as well [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] . Right now I'm hoping to get a decent megalodon tooth. I'll probebly get it off of steve's shark teeth.

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    Once found tons of garnets in good old Austria...the Alps are full of minerals! My father found some magma bulbs at the Atlantic coast in north west France. They have a very high weight/volume, if you split these you can see the metal ore...

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    Ok Jan, I'm sold and have you on my "must visit" list. The ore nodules sound really fine!
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    William, I think I mentioned this to you in a PM.
    Here in FL we have lotsa' fossilized shark teeth. That is about all.

    However, we have plenty of rocks that look much like crystals and when combined with some of Kentucky's or Scotland's finest, will bring a smile to your face. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

    Oh! I just remembered. I think I have some copper ore samples, and hopefully a smaller (smaller than the one I sent you a photo of) quartz/gold sample I collected in Costa Rica. If you are interested, let me know and I will go out in the garage and try to locate them.

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    Some of the other fossils found in Fl include: alligator, armadillo, capybara, bison, camels, tapirs, deer, birds, fish, beavers, horse, turtles, tortoises, manatees, mammoths, mastodonts but alas no dinosaurs - Fl was not around then. Some of the crystalline minerals we have are calcite, gypsum, ilmenite, rutile, zircon, staurolite, and monazite. Add in the theme parks and the carnivorous plants and Florida can be all things to all people - but we need to keep this quiet or all the California people will want to move here.

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    LOL @ Buster! Good one. Personally I think California should split off and form its own country. hehe (J/K you guys!) Its just so dang many of ya!

    Uhhh....now that I think about it...maybe I shouldn't use the words "split off" when talking about CA. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]
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    Tamlin,
    sure! I would love to go fossil/mineral hunting sometime!
    there are some good creeks and road cuts between Rochester & Syracuse that I have read about (as good Trilobite locations) but havent explored in person yet..

    The "Gunks" are the Shawangunk mountains, a mountain ridge that roughly parralels the Hudson, starting around Kingston and running south.
    I went to College at New Paltz and the mountains are Amazing!
    they are often considered part of the Catskills, although in reality they are a seperate mountain range.
    lots of great Carriage trails (excellent for biking) that run from Mohonk lake, to Minnewaska and Awosting lakes..

    the "gunks" are considered some of the best rock climbing in the US..
    people come from all over the country (and the world probably!) to "climb the gunks"


    the easiest way to get there is to take the Thruway (route 90) south towards New York City..then take the New Paltz exit.
    you can then go to Minnewaska lake (undeveloped..good trails)
    or visit Mohonk..
    Mohonk is expensive though..its privately owned and contains the "Mohonk mountain House"


    I prefer Minnewaska personally..the trails between Lake Minnewaska and Lake Awosting are spectacular, especially the trails that skirt the edge of the cliffs..

    here is some beautifull photography of the area..
    This photographer is based in New Paltz..

    http://www.mohonkimages.com/portfolio.html


    Scot

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    Just spectacular photos, Scot, thanks for the link. He has a real connection to nature. Incredible to think that this is in New York State.
    Yeah, let's go find us some rocks!
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