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Goin’ back to Tucson, Tucson, Tucson

In early 2016, I reported on my “field trip” to the Tucson Show, a gigantic event that covers several weeks in January and February. Well, now it’s time to talk about my field trip to the 2017 show.   For those not familiar with the event, vendors from around the world descend on Tucson to

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Fossil open house

At the end of November (28-30), the St. Paul, Indiana quarry held an open house for fossil collectors. Jim Cox (of the Dry Dredgers) happened to see a post about the event on Fossil Forum (thefossilforum.com), and passed the word along. So, off I went on the 30th.   The open house was apparently not

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So you think that trilobite is rare?

I frequently collect the Massie (formerly Osgood) Shale of Southeast Indiana, usually in pursuit of the rare Spathacalymene nasuta (“snout-nosed”) trilobite. The search is made all the more difficult since the locality, a commercial quarry, has not exposed any new productive shale in several years. So I find myself picking through the same old rocks

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A Protocetid Whale from South Carolina

This is a quick post about a fossil hunting trip I made to the Martin Marietta Berkeley County Quarry (now closed) in South Carolina back in 1994.  This quarry was one of the biggest sources for mined limestone in the S.C. Low country and, oh by the way, the very best example of Middle to

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