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Fillmore County Hunts

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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Eagle Bluff September Fossil Tour 2016

It was a beautiful day to fossil hunt with temps in the high 60s, very little humidity and sunshine! A group of 9 students boarded the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center bus and trucked on over to Whispering Winds, Spring Valley, to start their fossil hunt. Participants included a retired WSU prof (PapaDave on TFF), … Continue reading »

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Labor Day 2016 with TFF Friends

A couple of TFF (thefossilforum.com) friends, Raggedy Man and Fossilized6s (read as “fossil success”), and came over from Wisconsin on Saturday to fossil hunt. They set up their tents in my yard by the trout stream and camp fire ring – great place to camp! We poured over Dr. Sloan’s book: This is the one … Continue reading »

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Lila’s Big Vacation Fossil Hunt!

Lila loves to fossil hunt with her Dad. Dad says, “Lila knows more about dinosaurs than I do!” The family was going on vacation and Dad asked Lila what special thing she wanted to do on their vacation. Lila said, “I want to fossil hunt and find a gastropod!” So Lila’s Dad contacted me and … Continue reading »

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Exciting Hunt! Raggedy Man & Old Bev

Lots of fossils including this Anataphurus sp. trilo: Raggedy Man with the BIGGEST Hormatoma I have ever seen! And NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS!!!   Full post on thefossilforum.com http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/66803-exciting-hunt-raggedy-man-old-bev/

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Incredible 3 Generation Fossil Hunt with LOTS of Pictures!

This 3 generation hunt was contracted through the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center. The family members were experienced fossil hunters and boy did they come up with some GREAT finds! A truly Spectacular crinoid: And TWO whole trilobites!   For the full trip report and lots of links to interesting videos, etc., please go to … Continue reading »

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PapaDave & Old Bev Go Fossil Hunting

PapaDave, his thefossilforum.com handle, is a retired Earth Sciences prof who has become fascinated with fossils since he retired. He had purchased my Winona County fossil hunting map at the Winona Historical Society and has been hunting with his granddaughter and doing quite well! He came over for a fossil tour/hunt on Saturday, June 11th … Continue reading »

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What an AMAZING Group Hunt! May 14, 2016

This was the first Eagle Bluff Environmental Center Skills School group hunt of 2016, and it was GREAT! Nine participants plus the EBEC bus driver, hailing from the Twin Cities down to Decorah, Iowa and parts in between and west. And what did they like best? THE FOSSILS! So I think I will start out … Continue reading »

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Fossil Hunting Class! April 9th, 2016

UPDATE! I will be holding a 60-90 minute fossil tour at Whispering Winds on Saturday, April 9th starting at 1:00 pm. This will include getting to know your fossils and the fossil prep barn. Then you can purchase a laminated ID sheet with map for Fillmore County (7 sites within 10 miles of Spring Valley) … Continue reading »

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