Post by prescenes2 on Sept 19, 2013 18:53:32 GMT -5
Thanks to my neighbor when I was growing up, he was an avid rock hound. Religiously he'd go out every weekend to some mountain, desert, forest or ocean side and look for anything geo related. I got all his leftovers from those finds and let me tell you, they were some neat rocks and minerals. Sad to say that over the years I've lost all but two fossilized rocks: Petrified wood and trilobite, a few different types of quartz, flourite (sp?) and some sulfur. Recently, my 2 inch Amethyst crystal was heisted. Not happy about that!
Post by artdecovampire on Sept 20, 2013 0:15:46 GMT -5
I'm off to the USA next year and The Dinosaur National Monument is on my list. Things to see before you die. The Iggy claw must have been really satisfying. I spend a lot of time in Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay. I rarely come away with nothing after a days scavenging, but I have to say my daughter, another rock hound, is like a fossil detector. She just seems to zero in on stuff. At Lyme Regis she found a lump on the beach with no less than five perfect ammonites.
I'm off to the USA next year and The Dinosaur National Monument is on my list.
Cool! I live 3 hours from there. It is a site to behold. We used to go there at least twice a year when I was a wee lad. Had to stop when the place shut down several years ago. I was very happy to see it opened back up. Didn't make it this year but will start again next year. Who knows, we might see you?
Post by artdecovampire on Sept 21, 2013 12:17:54 GMT -5
I saw it as a kid on a BBC documentary. It looked like one of the galleries was on a track and moved forward as they chipped away the fossils. I've been to lots of sites in Europe and North Africa. Morocco, you can't move in the mountains for Trilobites and teeth. Whitby and Lyme Regis in England too, and the isle of white. You always find something. But to me, even as a kid America is the home of the real dinosaur! PS and Pyro came from the USA so I owe it to myself to see those giant fossils in situ.