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Jakesrocks (Don) takes us on a fossil tour!

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« Reply #240 on: March 26, 2014, 04:15:56 pm »

Nice set up! I may need something like that soon as my unsteady hands mean that the light has to be very bright in order not to get a blurry mess.
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« Reply #241 on: March 26, 2014, 04:42:09 pm »

R2D, at 72 years old, it's nearly impossible for me to get a decent hand held pic. I started assembling this setup out of necessity.  Still learning my new camera, but pics will be coming soon.
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« Reply #242 on: March 27, 2014, 03:12:33 pm »

Nice set up! I may need something like that soon as my unsteady hands mean that the light has to be very bright in order not to get a blurry mess.
Same here.... yes
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« Reply #243 on: March 27, 2014, 06:20:37 pm »

New addition. Mylocheilus Robustus.  Partial jaw with teeth from an ancient fish which was related to the modern carp. Pliocene era. Oreana, Idaho.

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« Reply #244 on: April 01, 2014, 09:17:00 pm »

I'll add that the fish jaw needs more cleaning. After it warms up and dries around here, (we had blizzard conditions yesterday), I'll break out my little soda blaster and remove more matrix around the teeth and jaw bone.
It should clean up real nice, and the soda blasting should put a little shine on everything.
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« Reply #245 on: May 17, 2014, 07:10:00 pm »

Pickins have been pretty slim on ebay lately, but I just had to bring this one back home to South Dakota. The tooth has been beautifully prepped.

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« Reply #246 on: June 05, 2014, 06:48:56 pm »

believe this is a willow relative.

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« Reply #247 on: June 28, 2014, 07:51:46 pm »

Fossil insects.



Fly on left. Flea on right.



Oops, forgot I had this one. Both eyes are complete on this trilobite, and the rear portion of the body is folded under.

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« Reply #248 on: August 31, 2014, 02:05:49 pm »

New insect. Appears to be a fly or bee.

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« Reply #249 on: September 14, 2014, 01:06:34 pm »

I don't normally trust fossils from Morocco, but this came from a trusted seller.

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« Reply #250 on: September 20, 2014, 07:34:39 pm »

Couple more new fossils.



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« Reply #251 on: December 02, 2014, 09:32:13 am »

I haven't done very much with fossils lately, but did manage to win a couple the other day.



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« Reply #252 on: January 03, 2015, 01:01:00 pm »

Finally, a new fossil insect. Hard to see, but at the top is a little Fungus Gnat.

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« Reply #253 on: January 14, 2015, 02:58:57 pm »

Don:)
I loved seeing all these fossils, thank you for sharing them:)
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« Reply #254 on: January 14, 2015, 04:19:36 pm »

Don:)
I loved seeing all these fossils, thank you for sharing them:)


You're welcome. I enjoy collecting them and sharing with others.
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