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MAPS 2018 Fossil Expo

The 40th annual MAPS Fossil Expo was held April 6-8 in Iowa City, Iowa. This is the world’s largest fossils-only show. Many vendors had material for sale, there were several nice displays, and quality presenters spoke on a variety of topics from extinction to trilobites.   Going into each Expo, I hope to acquire a

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Tucson Show 2018

In previous blogs, I’ve discussed the awesome Tucson Show (late January-early February) and all its fossil offerings (along with gems, minerals, jewelry, and so much more). Here I’ll share pictures of a few of the amazing fossils that were for sale at the 2018 show.   One big fossil offered was a huge crinoid (Seirocrinus)

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Back to the Golden Brassfield Limestone

Two previous Dry Dredgers blogs (2/23/16 and 6/30/16) summarize field trips that Tom Bantel and I took to the Silurian Brassfield Limestone in Ripley County, Indiana. On those previous visits, we collected samples for stratigraphy studies being done by Dr. Mark Kleffner (Ohio State University at Lima). Tom and I recently returned to obtain additional

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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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