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Jakesrocks (Don) takes us on a fossil tour!

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« Reply #225 on: October 08, 2013, 04:45:54 pm »

Coral before and after a 12 hour bleach soak.

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« Reply #226 on: October 23, 2013, 12:58:50 pm »

Got an early birthday present from a facebook friend yesterday. Fossils from the Pierre Shale and Minnelusa Formation in South Dakota. Pics in a few minutes.

















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« Reply #227 on: November 17, 2013, 05:36:21 am »

Been a while since I added a new fossil. Got one yesterday.

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« Reply #228 on: November 21, 2013, 10:16:55 pm »

New this evening. This rock has the crabs. Actually male and female castings of a fossil crab. From the Monterey Shale formation, Carmel Valley, California.

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« Reply #229 on: November 26, 2013, 10:42:07 pm »

A few new fish and a tooth came today.









Some of the fish need more prepping and better labels. A good winter project when it's too cold to work in my shop. Just sit back in my recliner with some good tunes on, a cup of coffee on one side and Jake squeezed in on the other side. My Optivisors on my head, and a rack full of dental tools. All slow, careful hand prep.

And finally, I just had to bring this tooth and partial jaw bone back home to South Dakota where it belongs.

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« Reply #230 on: November 29, 2013, 06:34:02 pm »

At long last, fossil pine cones to add to my collection. These contain fossilized pine nuts in some of the cells.

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« Reply #231 on: March 21, 2014, 10:55:47 am »

It's been quite a few months since I've added new pics. I've been sick since early November, and haven't had the strength to sit and take pics. That hasn't stopped my ebay bidding though. I'm finally back on my feet, though the meds I'm taking tend to make me sleep a good part of the afternoon away. Anyway, I took a couple pics this morning to add to the collection.

First pic was a get well gift from a South Dakota friend. A partial, unidentified fossil crab extracted from a mud ball from the Pierre Shale formation in S.D.


Next an ebay win Trilobite


And finally another ebay win. A Stromatolite from the Sahara Desert in Morocco.


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« Reply #232 on: March 21, 2014, 06:29:54 pm »

Hi Don...long time not see you in this topic, i just back few days and start bugging here again :):):). Feel so sorry for your health and also glad to know you're ok now yippie

Your posts here is high value information about fossils world and no other contributors can even close with what you added here.

Those pine nuts and stromatolite is perfect specimen, thanks for sharing and wish you are always in good health..... hatsoff
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« Reply #233 on: March 21, 2014, 06:36:06 pm »

Glad to see you back too Daniel.

Health still isn't 100%, but I'm getting stronger every day. I was going to take and post another pic this afternoon, but after taking my noon medications, I couldn't hold my camera steady enough to take a pic.
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« Reply #234 on: March 21, 2014, 06:48:52 pm »

Don't push your self to hard....keep take enough good rest and meds, back here sometimes to enjoy posts or share pictures with us  yes
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« Reply #235 on: March 21, 2014, 07:15:28 pm »

I'm down to 2 pills a day. But each one knocks me out for an hour or so.

I should be able to post some good pics soon.  A couple weeks ago I won a factory refurbished Nikon camera with super good macro. Bought a copy stand to mount the camera on, and a couple of good photo lamps. Then tonight I ordered a sturdy table top tripod. Now I need a good table to set everything up on. Camera in macro mode can focus on objects just over 4 inches away, so I'll be able to get good details in my pics.
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« Reply #236 on: March 21, 2014, 08:10:24 pm »

Thats good....both pills and new camera yes, I know what felt if we can't sleep either we want and need that, once i don't sleep for a week in hospital.
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« Reply #237 on: March 21, 2014, 09:10:43 pm »

LOL. seems like all I've wanted to do for about 4-1/2 months is sleep. Sure feels good to finally be regaining my strength. Maybe when it warms up a little bit, I'll be able to drag my big saw outside and start getting caught up on slabbing.
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« Reply #238 on: March 23, 2014, 08:58:55 am »

 yes yes yes
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« Reply #239 on: March 26, 2014, 03:02:09 pm »

Finally ready for good pics. Copy stand, photo lights and sturdy low profile tripod.

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