posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 01:49 AM
Nah, not lately. I'm back in NC for a while, in a city, so I'm not able to thrash around the wilderness as I'd prefer to do at the moment. Found
some things that appear to be stromatolite fossils in the mountains in Virginia, but I've turned those over to a biologist at a university near
here,so they can do the science on them, between the biology department and the geology department. No telling how old those were, but I can say that
the last time that area was near sea level was during the early Carboniferous era, around 300 million years ago, so it was likely sometime before
that. Now the fossils are on a mountain side about 2400 feet above sea level.
Another fossil from the same site was a round circle, like a donut, that had tiny bumps arranged in a pattern on it. Don't know exactly what it was,
but the biologist said it looked like a lamprey's mouth, so I reckon it was part of some sort of sea creature from long ago.
I have high hopes of heading to the hills again shortly for a little trip, so who knows what I might trip over?