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Tagged With: Cty. 8

Proven Trilobite Hunt in Shade!

As promised, I am posting one of the sites that we went to on the Trilobite Hunt – this is it!   Who doesn’t love a shady fossil hunt on a hot August afternoon? The quiet of a seldom traveled gravel road, you, the birds, and the hunt for…???     The very first rock … 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 Crinoid Gods Have Smiled Upon Me!

Identified as:¬†Cupulocrinus crossmani – Gabe, thefossilforum.com (sidebar link) I have been dreaming of finding one good crinoid with calyx and arms since Caleb Scheer of Midwestpaleo.com (sidebar link) posted shots of his find in southwestern Wisconsin last year. I have dreamed about them! And yes, lusted after them… Several weeks ago Caleb and I hunted … 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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Cty. 8 outside of Spring Valley

This road cut is about 8 miles east of Spring Valley on County 8. The top is in the Stewartville member (think gastros, macs, and cephs) of the Galena Formation and the rest is in the Prosser member of the Galena. It starts just as the road turns to gravel. DO NOT go there after … Continue reading »

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