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Village of Fillmore

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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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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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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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 Fillmorenature.blogspot.com on our sidebar … Continue reading »

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Fossils Rock Their World – Newspaper Articles

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 these two articles were published in the Rochester Post-Bulletin newspaper. Pretty cool! And who knew fossils were news worthy! 😀 http://www.postbulletin.com/news/local/back-roads-finding-fossils-rocks-their-world/article_5920e8e3-b610-5a44-8877-6615c1416278.html http://www.postbulletin.com/news/local/fossil-trail-gives-hunters-a-path-to-history/article_33d4b0c1-464e-5eee-9e86-210f51c8e6a6.html

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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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Proven Trilobite Site

Trilobites seem to be the “Holy Grail” for fossil hunters–although I personally do not understand the obsession, they look like sea cockroaches to me! But hunters hunt what they want and this site has produced at least 5 Anataphrus borraeus trilobites that I know of. And all are rollers. Caleb has his prepped and it … Continue reading »

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Village of Fillmore – Area Road Cuts

The village of Fillmore is small, maybe 200 people, with no amenities–no cafe, no store, no bathrooms. But what it does have is WONDERFUL FOSSILIFEROUS road cuts! I took the photo of Fillmore from the road cut just above it to the east on Cty. 8. This is a large, tall cut, maybe an eigth … Continue reading »

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