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Tagged With: Fillmore County

DUST N BONES Hunts Fillmore County

DUST N BONES is a new TFF member from St. Paul, MinnesOta – accent on the “O”.  😀  A 13 year-old budding paleontologist, his parents brought him down to Fillmore County to do some fossil hunting. And fossil hunt we did! I showed them at least 20 sites to hunt fossils, they knew about 3 … Continue reading »

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Conulariid – A Fairly Rare Find!

  Both halves found in the rock. Ordovician. Galena Formation. Fillmore County, Minnesota.   Robson, S.P., & Young, G.A.  (2013) Late Ordovician Conulariids from Manitoba, Canada. Journal of Paleontology  87(5):775-785 Piranha from thefossilforum.com provided not only the ID, but the drawn pic and reference. 🙂 This was an unexpected and fascinating find because I found … Continue reading »

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A Hunt Southwest of Preston – Fillmore County

  Definitely fossiliferous! Gastropods, brachs, crinoids and I didn’t have my glasses with me! If I remember right (Again, I was lost and turned around.), it is just west of this sign on a gravel road. Southwest of Preston. 🙂

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Harmony Hunt on Cty. 22

Here’s a nice fossiliferous road cut on Cty. 22. Oh, about 3 miles west of Harmony that goes several hundred feet on both sides of the road. I found crinoid segments, brachs, embedded cephs and looked like it may be good for trilobites. I only picked for about 10 minutes in maybe a 50′ length, … 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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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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