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“Beach” Hunts

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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Andreya Goes to Quarry Hill Nature Center & Much More!

This was Andreya’s (Bob’s granddaughter 6 years old) last visit of the summer and what a day long adventure it was – I think she and I were both wore out by the end of the day! Lots of firsts for Andreya, three fossil hunts – two impromptu – and fun right down to the … Continue reading »

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Wolffish & Old Bev Go Hunting

Wolffish PMed (private messaged) me that he was going to be out this way with a free afternoon and wanted to hunt the Ordovician. WONDERFUL! I love to meet new people and go fossil hunting! When he got here, I gave him a short tour of the fossils we may find. Ah, he’s hunted extensively … Continue reading »

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Fossil Hunt on a Hot Day

It’s hot in southern Minnesota, I don’t know, perhaps throughout the entire state. But between the humidity and the thermometer the heat indexes are between 95-105 degrees. Time to wade in the water, so I went for another beach hunt on the Root River. It was very calming. There is something about the sound of … Continue reading »

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A Fossil Adventure from Wooded Glen to River Island

It was a beautiful, warm afternoon and I had the urge for adventure! I decided to try a fossil hunt on an island I have been eyeing from the road located in a small river. I found a place to park off the road, got out of my truck and was struck by the beauty of … Continue reading »

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Another Beach on Cty. 8

As promised, if you send me a hunt, I will post a hunt! 😀 The rocks on the beach actually wrap around the corner and are fairly high up on the bank, just covered in green right now.   This site is not nearly as good as the other beach, but that one is getting … Continue reading »

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New Fossil Beach Hunt & Trilobite Parts

We were at the Fillmore County Fair yesterday and I just had to stop and check out this little rocky beach. You can see the Hwy. 52 bridge in the background, so this is basically at the intersection of Hwy. 52 and 12, or the south entry into the city of Preston, whichever suits you. … Continue reading »

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The Crinoid Gods Are Still A Smilin’

I was on my way back from Fountain where I picked up some horse and chicken feed and just couldn’t resist a little scoutin’ out new places and a stop at “the beach”. The sun was shining, temps in the low 80s, bird song and the sweet scent of wild flowers filled the air and … Continue reading »

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The Perfect Kid’s Hunt – Guaranteed Fossils Quick & Easy!

  Being a grandmother and a substitute teacher, well, let’s just say I have a heart for kids. A couple from the Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) contacted me earlier this week about taking their six year old son on a fossil hunt. Like many little boys his age, he loves dinosaurs! The Houston Nature Center had … Continue reading »

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“Beach” Hunt on Cty. 8

  I think I have found a new favorite place to hunt fossils close to home! This is a rocky outcrop (I would call it a sandbar, but there is really no sand.) on Cty. 8 about 7 miles east of Spring Valley. Perhaps 2 miles west of Fillmore. The closest marker I could come … Continue reading »

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