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500 Earth Sciences Club Show

This past weekend, I visited this show (the 41st annual event). It is held on the first weekend after Labor Day, at the Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds in Greenfield, Indiana. I have not been there in many years due to scheduling conflicts. But this year, the calendar finally had an open slot.   At the

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Penn Dixie Dig

Dating back to ~2003, a small group of Dry Dredgers has volunteered for the annual Dig with the Experts at the Penn Dixie site. This year was no exception.   For those not familiar with the site, the Penn Dixie Fossil Park is located in Hamburg, NY. (Visit www.penndixie.org for more information.) The Hamburg Natural

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Paulding Fossil Park

The Devonian Silica Shale exposed in the Lafarge quarry in Paulding, Ohio has attracted collectors for decades. The shale is well known for its trilobites [in particular Phacops (Eldregeops)], plus brachipods, horn corals, small blastoids, crinoids, and fish material.       While clubs had a long history of obtaining permission to enter and collect,

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Returning to Iowa for the MAPS fossil show

The 2017 MAPS fossils-only show was held March 31 – April 2 in Iowa City, Iowa. That was the big draw to the Hawkeye State. But there is more: the birthplace of Buffalo Bill in LeClaire, IA museum of Antique Archaeology (aka American Pickers) in LeClaire, IA Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch,

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