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    I know some people here are also interested in fossils. I made a page with some pictures of my fossils.
    If you have time take a look, let me know what you think of it.

    http://www.geocities.com/elgecko1989/fossils.html

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    There is one on there that should look very familiar.


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    How do you know if a fossil or a site is worth digging up and studying? My dad owns some land where i found fossils at. The area isn't really explored and its alot of land. The whole area is basically clay and very fertile with lots of plant life (it's a mountainous region so when it rains its pretty hard getting down to the river). Among the Amber deposits and other types of rocks and minerals, i also found fossils. Me and my cousins went down to the river (more like a stream if you ask me) the water was clear and cool so i now its being fed by a cloud forest nearby. Well my cousin went over to a sort of cavern (he had a look like he knew what he was looking for) and passed me a fossil. It was kind of surprising and i looked around and i found another. I bought 2 of those fossils with me back. Both are rather small and look like shells (one half the size of the other one). They have the grooves and curves like shells. I was thinking of showing them to one of the people at the museum but i don't wanna embarass myself. My question is: how do you determine a site where you know houses lots of specimens is worth studying? I'm gonna nonchalantly ask one of them they think of some fossils found lying on the grond while i was in the beach. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]
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    Nice pics! Were they found around Red Lion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (jimscott @ Nov. 08 2004,5:11)]Nice pics! Were they found around Red Lion?
    I wish. I would not have to drive so far.


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    I have several Trilobites, ammonites, a hunk of raw amber, a Manatee rib, a peice of large ?dinosaur? bone, a couple fish, and a small, damaged megeladon tooth. a pretty minuscule collection, I wish I had a few more [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Amateur_Expert @ Nov. 08 2004,11:36)]How do you know if a fossil or a site is worth digging up and studying?
    I do not know.
    Fossils are something I enjoy looking for from time to time.


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    I happen to live in a great trilobite and eurypterid zone!
    I know of several excellent eurypterid locations nearby..I want to find one!
    I have found a few trilobites nearby, but no eurypterids yet.



    http://www.eurypterid.net/Eurypterids.html

    the vast majority of eurypterids were under a foot in length,
    most about 6"..
    but there was a rare variety that could reach 6 feet!



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    i live near one of the best known dinosaur fossil formations (Hell Creek formation) and i have yet to stumble upon one. maybe i will this weekend i will when im out elk hunting. a few weeks ago there was a marine reptile found by another hunter almost complete(they arent sure yet wiether the head is there) out where im hunting. lots of shell fish fossils though.
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