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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



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  • 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
    -




    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
    -
    1
    Eastern U.S.
    July 2015
    Dinosaur Hunting on the East Coast
    Cretaceous Dinosaurs
    -




    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
    -
    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
    -
    2
    Red Hill - Central PA
    May 2014
    Red Hill - Devonian Fossil Hunt - Early Fish Fin Spine
    Devonain Fish
    -
    1
    Central PA
    April 2014
    In Search of Dipleura from the Mahantango
    Devonian Trilobites
    -




    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
    -
    1
    Lowcountry of South Carolina
    August 2013
    Black Water Fossil Diving in the Cooper River
    -




    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
    -




    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
    -
    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
    -
    1
    St. Clair, PA
    Carboniferous
    April 2011
    Another Fern Hunt at St. Clair, PA
    -




    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
    -
    4
    Ambridge, PA
    Carboniferous
    November 2010
    Carboniferous Fern and Shark tooth Hunt in PA
    -
    3
    Red Hill, PA
    Devonian
    October 2010
    Red Hill Hunt
    -
    2
    Chesapeake Bay Area, MD/VA
    Miocene
    September 2010
    End of Summer Cliff Trip
    -
    1
    New Jersey
    Cretaceous
    July 2010
    Quick Trip to the Cretaceous of NJ
    -

    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
    -
    4
    Bigh Brook area, NJ
    Cretaceous
    August 2009
    A visit to the New Jersey Cretaceous
    -
    3
    Calvert CLiffs, MD
    Miocene
    June 2009
    Flotsam... Literally
    -
    2
    Red Hill, PA
    Late Devonian
    April 2009
    Red Hill Hunt
    -
    1
    Aurora, NC
    Miocene and Pliocene
    February 2009
    And rain fell upon the Earth
    -



    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
    -
    3
    Potomac River, MD
    Paleocene
    September 2008
    Yippee! a Paleocarcharodon
    -
    2
    Lowcountry of South Carolina, Blackwater Diving
    Pliocene
    July 2008
    The Idiot Divers
    -
    1
    Aurora PCS Mine, NC
    Miocene/Pliocene
    March 2008
    Running of the Fossil Fanatics
    -



    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
    -
    6
    Aurora, NC
    Miocene & Pliocene
    September 2007
    Christmas in September
    -
    5
    Central New York
    Ordovician and Silurian
    August 2007
    Eurypterid and Trilobite Hunt
    -
    4
    Chesapeake Bay Area, MD and VA
    Miocene & Paleocene
    August 2007
    The River Styx
    -
    3
    Chesapeake Bay Area, MD and VA
    Miocene & Paleocene
    June 2007
    What's the range of a jetski?
    -
    2
    Chesapeake Bay Area, MD and VA
    Miocene
    April 2007
    Fossil Collecting in the Bering Sea
    -
    1
    Aurora, NC
    Miocene/Pliocene
    March 2007
    Back in Business
    -



    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"
    -
    8
    Western Ohio
    Silurian and Devonian
    October 2006
    "The Lonely Tree"
    -
    7
    Green's Mill Run, NC
    Cretaceous to Pliocene
    October 2006
    Green's Mill Run Trip
    -
    6
    Aurora, NC
    Miocene and Pliocene
    September 2006
    "The Pungo Crawl"
    -
    5
    Lowcountry of SC
    Oligocene to Pliocene
    August 2006
    Back to the Lowcountry!
    -
    4
    Calvert Cliffs and various Rivers, MD
    Miocene
    July 2006
    Entry into the Redneck Yacht Club
    -
    3
    Calvert Cliffs, MD
    Miocene
    June 2006
    Cliff Hopping
    -
    2
    Red Hill, PA
    Late Devonian
    June 2006
    A Trip to Red Hill
    -
    1
    Aurora, NC
    Miocene/Pliocene
    March 2006
    A Very Good Trip
    -



    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
    -
    6
    Aurora, NC
    Miocene/Pliocene
    September 2005
    Megs in Matrix
    -
    5
    18-Mile Creek, NY.
    Devonian
    September 2005
    Trilobite Hunt
    -
    4
    Calvert Cliffs, Potomac River, and Patuxent, MD & VA
    Paleocene & Miocene
    July 2005
    4 Day Summer Boat Trip
    -
    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.
    -
    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
    -





    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
    -
    7
    "Red Hill" in Central PA
    Devonian
    September 2004
    Red Hill Revisited
    -
    6
    Lowcountry of SC
    Oligocene to Pliocene
    August 2004
    Black River Diving in the Lowcountry of SC
    -
    5
    Big Brook, NJ
    Cretaceous
    July 2004
    I didn't find enough to warrant a trip report.
    -
    4
    Calvert Cliffs of MD
    Miocene
    June 2004
    Calvert Cliff trip
    -
    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
    -
    1
    Calvert Cliffs of MD
    Miocene
    January 2004
    New Years Trip
    -



    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.
    -
    5
    Near 18-Mile Creek, NY
    Devonian
    September 2003
    Trilobite Fever!
    -
    4
    Calvert Cliffs of MD
    Miocene
    September 2003
    Nothing
    -
    3
    Lowcountry of SC
    Oligocene to Pliocene
    August 2003
    Yankees Invade the Lowcountry!
    -
    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
    -