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Tagged With: Fountain

Bluff Country: An Outdoor Paradise! Lots of LINKS!

The Bluff Country of southeastern Minnesota is an outdoor paradise and fun for the whole family. Considered one of the top 10 most scenic areas in North America, it is bordered by the Mighty Mississippi River to the east and the Great American Plains to the west. I have lots of links here and since … Continue reading »

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Scimitar-Toothed Cat And Stag-Moose In Minnesota

First Discovery Of Scimitar-Toothed Cat And Stag-Moose In Minnesota This article link was posted on Fossil News at thefossilforum.com. Very scientific article. First page is pretty good on the geology and topography of southeast Minnesota. I’m pretty sure this is the cave over in Fountain right behind the Mexican restaurant on Hwy. 52. Here is … Continue reading »

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Of Trilobites and Ticks – Hwy. 52 Fountain

UPDATE: Finally got all the rocks cleaned and the total for trilobites on this one hunt along Hwy. 52 is now 14 – FOURTEEN TRILOBITES! Eight in One Rock! Yeah! All pygidiums and all Eomonorachus or is that a crus? Hmmm… Pterygometopid trilobites anyways. After the Cty. 11 hunt, I stopped over at Hwy. 52 … Continue reading »

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Trilobite Hunt on Hwy. 52 – Fountain

  Highway 52 just below Fountain, like a quarter mile, is VERY PROLIFIC! If I were going to recommend a multi-faceted hunt for a beginner, this would be it!   I believe this is a native Galena road cut, but I also *believe that significant “riprap” from Fillmore County has been placed here. *PERSONAL OPINION … Continue reading »

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Shale Above Quarry on Cty. 8 by Fountain

  Monday June 3, 2013 Ah yes, that quarry IS posted, I just wasn’t looking in the right places… Oh well. However, the right-of-way directly in front of it is the best shale I have discovered yet! Very fossiliferous! Wow, this doesn’t look like much, does it? BUT have I found the Motherload of crinoid rocks! There is … Continue reading »

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Trilobites & Crinoid Hunt!

It was Sunday, June 2, and I needed to go over to Fountain to take some pictures of the, Root River Bike Trail, trailhead for Fountain Days next week. I decided to take Cty. 8 from Spring Valley to Fountain and I knew that there were some nice road cuts, so I threw my backpack and … Continue reading »

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Regional Tourism Center Fossil Exhibit

My name is Bev and I am a fossil hunter! I have a lifelong passion for history and rock hounding. Last year I had a stone deck/retaining wall installed that was heavily fossilized. This re-ignited my passion for learning about fossils. Today I setup a fossil display at the Southeast Minnesota Historic Bluff Country Regional … Continue reading »

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