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Fossil Hunting Locations:
Delaware: C and D Canal
Florida: Venice Beach
Kentucky: Big Bone Lick
Fossil Park
(No Fossil Collecting)
Maryland: Calvert Cliffs
Maryland: Potomac River
New Jersey: Big Brook
New York: 18-Mile Creek/Penn Dixie
North Carolina: Aurora
Ohio: Fossil Park
Ohio: Caesar Creek
Pennsylvania: Ambridge
Pennsylvania: Mahantango
West Vriginia: Lost River
West Vriginia: Mahantango






To view collecting trips, please use the dropdown menu to choose a year, or scroll down.



2016 Collecting Trips:

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Trip #
Collecting Location
Date
Trip Name
Updated?
1
South Carolina
May 2016
GSA Meeting and South Carolina Shark Tooth Hunt
Oligocene Sharks
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2015 Collecting Trips:

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Trip #
Collecting Location
Date
Trip Name
Updated?
2
Red Hill - Central PA
October 2015
Red Hill - Devonian Fossil Hunt - Fish Feet
Devonain Fish
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1
Eastern U.S.
July 2015
Dinosaur Hunting on the East Coast
Cretaceous Dinosaurs
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2014 Collecting Trips:

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Trip #
Collecting Location
Date
Trip Name
Updated?
4
Eastern U.S.
June 2014
East Coast Dinosaur Hunting Trip - Dino and Supercroc Teeth
Cretaceous Dinosaurs and Supercrocs
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3
Venice Beach - Florida
June 2014
Venice Beach Dive Trip - Looking for Megalodons!
(I made this trip into a new location page - Venice Beach Page)
Miocene and Pliocene Fossil Sharks
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2
Red Hill - Central PA
May 2014
Red Hill - Devonian Fossil Hunt - Early Fish Fin Spine
Devonain Fish
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1
Central PA
April 2014
In Search of Dipleura from the Mahantango
Devonian Trilobites
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2013 Collecting Trips:

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Trip #
Collecting Location
Date
Trip Name
Updated?
2
Chesapeake Bay Area
November 2013
Fall Fossil Trip to the Chesapeake Bay Area
Miocene Cetacean material
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1
Lowcountry of South Carolina
August 2013
Black Water Fossil Diving in the Cooper River
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2012 Collecting Trips:

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Trip #
Collecting Location
Date
Trip Name
Updated?
1
Calvert Cliffs and Potomac River, MD/VA
Miocene
September 2012
Fall Equinox Calvert Cliffs Shark Tooth Trip
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2011 Collecting Trips:

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Trip #
Collecting Location
Date
Trip Name
Updated?
4
Red Hill Road Cut, PA
Devonian
November 2011
Hunting for Hyneria
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3
House Range in Utah
Cambrian
June 2011
The Great Trilobite Hunt of 2011... Errr... The 2nd Great Trilobite Hunt of 2011
The Trilobite Jam!
January 2012
2
Paulding, OH
Devonian
April 2011
The Great Wine Tour of 2011... Errr... The Great Trilobite Hunt of 2011
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1
St. Clair, PA
Carboniferous
April 2011
Another Fern Hunt at St. Clair, PA
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2010 Collecting Trips:

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Trip #
Collecting Location
Date
Trip Name
Updated?
5
St. Clair, PA
Carboniferous
October 2010
Carboniferous Fern Hunt at St. Clair, PA
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4
Ambridge, PA
Carboniferous
November 2010
Carboniferous Fern and Shark tooth Hunt in PA
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3
Red Hill, PA
Devonian
October 2010
Red Hill Hunt
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2
Chesapeake Bay Area, MD/VA
Miocene
September 2010
End of Summer Cliff Trip
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1
New Jersey
Cretaceous
July 2010
Quick Trip to the Cretaceous of NJ
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2009 Collecting Trips:

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Trip #
Collecting Location
Date
Trip Name
Updated?
5
Potomac River, MD
Paleocene
September 2009
Rained out at the 2009 Nanjemoy Heritage Festival
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4
Bigh Brook area, NJ
Cretaceous
August 2009
A visit to the New Jersey Cretaceous
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3
Calvert CLiffs, MD
Miocene
June 2009
Flotsam... Literally
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2
Red Hill, PA
Late Devonian
April 2009
Red Hill Hunt
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1
Aurora, NC
Miocene and Pliocene
February 2009
And rain fell upon the Earth
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2008 Collecting Trips:

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Trip #
Collecting Location
Date
Trip Name
Updated?
4
Aurora, NC
Miocene and Pliocene
September 2008
Desert Survival Strategies 101
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3
Potomac River, MD
Paleocene
September 2008
Yippee! a Paleocarcharodon
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2
Lowcountry of South Carolina, Blackwater Diving
Pliocene
July 2008
The Idiot Divers
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1
Aurora PCS Mine, NC
Miocene/Pliocene
March 2008
Running of the Fossil Fanatics
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2007 Collecting Trips:

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Trip #
Collecting Location
Date
Trip Name
Updated?
7
Chesapeake Bay Area
Miocene
September 2007
A Cold Day in Miocene
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6
Aurora, NC
Miocene & Pliocene
September 2007
Christmas in September
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5
Central New York
Ordovician and Silurian
August 2007
Eurypterid and Trilobite Hunt
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4
Chesapeake Bay Area, MD and VA
Miocene & Paleocene
August 2007
The River Styx
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3
Chesapeake Bay Area, MD and VA
Miocene & Paleocene
June 2007
What's the range of a jetski?
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2
Chesapeake Bay Area, MD and VA
Miocene
April 2007
Fossil Collecting in the Bering Sea
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1
Aurora, NC
Miocene/Pliocene
March 2007
Back in Business
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2006 Collecting Trips:

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Trip #
Collecting Location
Date
Trip Name
Updated?
9
Chesapeake Bay
Miocene
November 2006
"Wet N'Wild Winter Adventure"
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8
Western Ohio
Silurian and Devonian
October 2006
"The Lonely Tree"
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7
Green's Mill Run, NC
Cretaceous to Pliocene
October 2006
Green's Mill Run Trip
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6
Aurora, NC
Miocene and Pliocene
September 2006
"The Pungo Crawl"
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5
Lowcountry of SC
Oligocene to Pliocene
August 2006
Back to the Lowcountry!
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4
Calvert Cliffs and various Rivers, MD
Miocene
July 2006
Entry into the Redneck Yacht Club
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3
Calvert Cliffs, MD
Miocene
June 2006
Cliff Hopping
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2
Red Hill, PA
Late Devonian
June 2006
A Trip to Red Hill
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1
Aurora, NC
Miocene/Pliocene
March 2006
A Very Good Trip
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2005 Collecting Trips:

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Trip #
Collecting Location
Date
Trip Name
Updated?
7
Calvert Cliffs of MD
Miocene
December 2005
Calvert Cliff trip
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6
Aurora, NC
Miocene/Pliocene
September 2005
Megs in Matrix
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5
18-Mile Creek, NY.
Devonian
September 2005
Trilobite Hunt
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4
Calvert Cliffs, Potomac River, and Patuxent, MD & VA
Paleocene & Miocene
July 2005
4 Day Summer Boat Trip
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3
Potomac River, MD
Paleocene
July 2005
Due to bad collecting conditions (algae everywhere), We didn't find enough to even do a trip report.
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2
Black Cat Mountain, OK
Devonian
May 2005
Shootout at the OK Trilobite Quarry
03/25/08 - Added pictures of a huntonia now prepped.
1
Aurora, NC (Lee Creek)
Miocene/Pliocene
March 2005
The Spring Season Begins
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2004 Collecting Trips:

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Trip #
Collecting Location
Date
Trip Name
Updated?
9
Near Swatara gap, near Lebanon County, PA
Ordovician
November 2004
Collecting at the remains of Swatara Gap, a famous Ordovician site.
Dec. 2004 - Added 2 prepped Cryptolithus
8
Aurora, NC (Lee Creek)
Miocene/Pliocene
October 2004
A fall season in the pit
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7
"Red Hill" in Central PA
Devonian
September 2004
Red Hill Revisited
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6
Lowcountry of SC
Oligocene to Pliocene
August 2004
Black River Diving in the Lowcountry of SC
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5
Big Brook, NJ
Cretaceous
July 2004
I didn't find enough to warrant a trip report.
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4
Calvert Cliffs of MD
Miocene
June 2004
Calvert Cliff trip
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3
Near 18-Mile Creek, NY & Ontaria
Devonian & Silurian
May 2004
18-mile Creek and a Canadian Quarry -The International Fossil Collector
June - Prepped some trilobites that I found on this trip and added pics of them
2
Aurora, NC (Lee Creek)
Miocene/Pliocene
March 2004
A trip to Aurora; the Spring 2004 collecting season begins
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1
Calvert Cliffs of MD
Miocene
January 2004
New Years Trip
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2003 Collecting Trips:

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Trip #
Collecting Location
Date
Trip Name
Updated?
6
"Red Hill" in central PA
Devonian
October 2003
A devonian trip to Red Hill.
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5
Near 18-Mile Creek, NY
Devonian
September 2003
Trilobite Fever!
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4
Calvert Cliffs of MD
Miocene
September 2003
Nothing
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3
Lowcountry of SC
Oligocene to Pliocene
August 2003
Yankees Invade the Lowcountry!
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2
Calvert Cliffs of MD / Potomac River, MD
Miocene / Paleocene
July 2003
A 3 day Fossil Frenzy in MD & my first fossil dive
August - added pics of a Squalodon skull I found
1
Aurora, NC (Lee Creek)
Miocene/Pliocene
May 2003
Lee Creek and Aurora Fossil Festival
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