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    scottychaos,
    I would love to find one of those. When should I come up next year to go fossil hunting? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]


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    aww! I want some more fossils.
    here's what I have (don't laugh LOL):
    a couple of tiny shark teeth,
    broken sea urchin spine,
    broken pieces of shell
    that's it folks! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]
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    more than i have..........i think all i have at the moment is petrified wood. i had more stuff at one time. i focus more on precious and semi-precious gemstones.
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    Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish-Euripides
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    How cool would that be.


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    Many of the more fossiliferous states have very detailed books to help with fossil identification. Go to your state's website and search for geology or geological to see what they have.

    The guides aren't as beginner friendly as a Peterson bird guide and you'll need to learn some terminology. The titles can be pretty dusty too, such as The Invertebrate Macropaleontology of the Clarke County, Mississippi Area. That won't attract a lot of impulse buyers.

    If you're the kind of person who likes to know names, learning to identify fossils will certainly add to the fossil collecting experience. I'm lacking in that quality. I have bunch of fossils from the last time I was in Mississippi (ca 1998) and, even though I have the necessary fossil ID books, I've never bothered to identify a single one. Identifying minerals and fossils was never my favorite part of geology.
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    here is an excellent book..a must if you live in NY and like fossils!
    (or if you dont live in NY but are a trilobite fan!
    I got it a local Barnes & Noble a few years ago..
    amazon.com has it too.
    Scot


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