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 Post subject: Re: Fossils
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:07 pm 
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I suggest reading through Wiki's article on fossils.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fossil

Finding a fossil is a function of where you happen to be looking and the geological history of the area.

Take a little look at this site too.
https://paleobiodb.org/#/


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 Post subject: Re: Fossils
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:53 pm 
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Maybe diatoms? But you need a microscope to enjoy them.


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 Post subject: Re: Fossils
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:51 pm 
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My first job out of college was with British Petroleum searching for foraminifera and radiolaria in sediment cores.
Horrors.
Microscopic paleontology is a sure path to suicide or homicide.

Didn't take me too long to get back in a jewelry store.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:56 pm 
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I dunno, some of the harder core microscope enthusiasts (or as my brother calls them/us, scope creeps) love to spend time on diatoms in particular. I have to admit they make for some lovely photos, and show the quality of your optics pretty clesrly as well.
(Everything I've heard about mudlogging and advacent activities has seemed terrifying though)

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The original poster was a spammer.
He tried to edit the original post with a link to a used car site.
No longer with us. :roll:
But I think there is some good info included, so I am not deleting the post.


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It did seem suspicious, but sometimes this kind of post is too good a straight line.

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