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Originally posted by Raist
I would love to see some photos of your finds. Feel free to add them any time.
You should really find out if that coral is a new species or if it appeared earlier than first thought I would love to hear if it is a new species. What a lucky find that would be and the credit for the discovery would go to you even though you would not likely get to name it. As long as you could give a detailed location if not the formation would be of great interest to science.
I hope you get a chance to get back out and find more soon, it is really relaxing and exciting for me when I get out. My finds are not that great compared to some I see on The Fossil Forum. Some of the members on there find some amazing stuff. It is a mix of professional and amature paleontologists, they are greatly helpful when it comes to ID and finding the best tools to use. A person can really learn a lot from the members there.
Originally posted by Raist.
It seems a lot of people that are into this stuff have geology degrees. I wish I had one it gives everyone else a leg up on understanding this stuff lol. I feel so behind when talking to my mentors and a lot of other people. There is a ton of things to learn. I have gotten several books though to help me ID formations and it could help with the ID of certain rocks to a point.
What a lucky person you are.
Well if you ever get the chance stop by www.thefossilforum.com...
It is filled with some really great people. One woman there is digging up a Triceratops; others have been out with Bob Bakker. This is one guy I would love to sit and chat with some day.
It has professional and amateur paleontologists. They are really good at helping with ID and helping you chose all the right tools.