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Earth Day Private Hunt with CAVE!

Earth Day 2017 was absolutely perfect for a private hunt here in Bluff Country. The skies were bright blue and April temps were into the 70s. This group was from Rochester, a mentor with two older children. We started out going through the fossil gardens in my yard to accustom their eyes to the shapes … Continue reading »

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Eagle Bluff Skills School April Classes

What beautiful weather we had for these two first fossil hunts of the season through the Eagle Bluff Skills School! Friday was our traditional afternoon class and Saturday was our first morning class. The morning classes are great for those who want to buy one of the three fossil hunting maps I have compiled for … Continue reading »

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Bluff Country: An Outdoor Paradise! Lots of LINKS!

The Bluff Country of southeastern Minnesota is an outdoor paradise and fun for the whole family. Considered one of the top 10 most scenic areas in North America, it is bordered by the Mighty Mississippi River to the east and the Great American Plains to the west. I have lots of links here and since … Continue reading »

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Cub Scout Fossil Tour!

This group of Cub Scouts is from Fairbault. Their leader, Amber, had contacted me several months ago about teaching them a bit about fossils and fossil hunting when they came down to see Mystery Cave and camp at Forestville State Park. This is what Amber had to say in an email afterward:¬† “…Your visit was … Continue reading »

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The Geology of Bluff Country by Gary Erickson

The Geology of Bluff Country by Gary Erickson is a short book that is a “Must Read” for anyone coming here to fossil hunt and/or interested in the unique geology of this “driftless” area. Gary Erickson was an Earth Sciences teacher in Fillmore County for many years and he hosts the on our sidebar … Continue reading »

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Scimitar-Toothed Cat And Stag-Moose In Minnesota

First Discovery Of Scimitar-Toothed Cat And Stag-Moose In Minnesota This article link was posted on Fossil News at Very scientific article. First page is pretty good on the geology and topography of southeast Minnesota. I’m pretty sure this is the cave over in Fountain right behind the Mexican restaurant on Hwy. 52. Here is … Continue reading »

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Remnant Formations from Caves

When you are fossil hunting, you will ocassionally come across remnants of formations from caves. Here are some…   Very smooth to the touch. For a complete explanation of how flowstone is formed, go here:   How do we know this is a stalactite (facing down) remnant¬†and not a stalagmite (facing up)? Because the … Continue reading »

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