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  1. Redesigning my prep lab with a microscope!

    Spring is in the air and its time to get back out for more fossil collecting. But more fossils means I need to update my prep lab! In this video I start the process of a complete overhaul of my work space. Tear down and rebuild the work bench, design and build a model for a new blast box...
  2. Prepping an ammonite from Lake Texhoma

    OK, I missed the Fossil Friday post by a day. The cold weather lately has kept me indoors and away from fossil exploration, so here is a partial prep of a partial ammonite from the Lake Texhoma Duck creek fm. Prepping something no true separation of "fossil" and matrix is quite challenging...
  3. Fossil prep tools - Maintaining your air scribes

    Today's Fossil Friday contribution is about the chicago pneumatic air scribes. Periodic maintenance is highly important, but many new owner dont know how or are intimidated to open them up.
  4. How to find your own fossil collecting sites

    Good morning, and welcome to another Fossil Friday! Its been a while, but I have a new video up, this one is aimed at the beginners. Offering up some advice on where and how to begin finding their own fossil collecting sites. Now, I would like some feedback on this from anyone already...
  5. Texas-sized ammonites

    Happy Fossil Friday everyone! In today's video offering, I sneak across the border into Texas to hunt for those Texas-sized ammonites, and I met another YouTuber on the way.
  6. It was a baculites graveyard

    Fossil Friday once again! This is the last of the South Dakota exploration trip, hunting the Pierre shale for cephalopods and hopefully a mosasaur. Although the first half of the Pierre shale exploration went pretty slow, it wasnt without a few nice finds. The second part, we were extremely...
  7. Dinosaur Hunting - South Dakota fun part 2

    Happy New Year's eve to all. I hope everybody has a fun and safe celebration tonight, and prosperous new year filled with many wonderful fossils! Today is also Fossil Friday, and as such, I offer up for tribute my newest installment in fossil hunting adventures.
  8. South Dakota fossil exploration trip - part 1

    Happy Christmas eve, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a prosperous new year! It may be Christmas eve, but its also Friday, which means its a Fossil Friday. I missed las week due to being sick. Today's video offering is from the first day of a long, multi-day fossil exploration trip in South...
  9. Fossil hunting lake Texoma

    Fossil Friday! Today's FF video post is from Lake Texoma. We made our first ever trip to lake Texoma to search the duck creek formation for ammonites. After much research and planning, we arrived to find we could not access the locations we wanted, so we ended up scouting around. It turned...
  10. Green River fish prep

    Welcome to another Fossil Friday! My video today is my first time prepping a fish from the Green River formation, 18-inch layer. This fossil was from recovered from outside of Kemmerer, WY by a friend, Kris Howe.
  11. Fossil vertebra prep

    It's Fossil Friday, so I have another fossil video ready. This is a prep of the Edmontosaurus neural arch I recovered in the video posted last week. A little background: Edmontosaurus Annectins, 66 millions years old (Maastrichtian) of the Hell Creek formation, Butte county, South Dakota...
  12. Hell Creek fossil hunt

    Its Fossil Friday, and I have a new video out. This is a trip to hunt for late cretaceous dinosaur fossils in the Hell Creek formation of Butte County, South Dakota. Next week, I should have completed a prep video that comes from this hunt. I hope you enjoy!
  13. My fossil prep lab setup

    Howdy all, I recently created a new YouTube channel strictly for hosting my fossil hunting and prepping videos. My first video was about my prepping shop. I know that the most common questions are "where to search" and "how do I clean this". So in my first video I talk about my work space...
  14. fossil displays

    I finally finished a shadowbox display for some of my Edmontosaurus fossils. The top 2 are a proximal and distal (head and far end) sections of a dorsal rib. Both found a few inches apart, but are probably not the same actual rib. Bottom right is a small rib head section my son found 10...
  15. 2019 Hell Creek fossil trip

    Yes, that title is correct :BangHead: I finally got my video finished and uploaded from last year's trip to South Dakota. This is a trip my son and I started making back in 2009 when he was 8 years old. Its always a fun time, with road trips and tourist trap stops, camping, exploring on top...
  16. Too cool to not post!

    OK, so after my hunt today I wasnt planning on posting anything about it, as it wasn't overly special. A few wheat cents, a mercury dime and junk ring. After I got home, I decided to clean up the fake, plated gold ring to see if I could find the fake karat stamp inside. Instead, I found an...
  17. cool old advertising token

    I did a little work-travel detecting today. I thought the place looked old enough ( circa ww2 ) for silver but all the coins I dug were clad. This one thing was a winner though. I almost gave up because the hole was getting so deep i thought it must be big junk. Then about 12 inches deep i...
  18. a day of heavy digging

    Well, it was quite the busy day of digging! Same location as last week where I dug the general service coat button, just another section. So much shallow clad! Totals for today came to 2 mercury dimes, 1 Indian and 7 wheats. The soil there is very sandy so the coppers came up in excellent...
  19. Never expect to find THIS today!

    Good day of detecting today with a well mixed bag of finds! Wheaties, buffy nickle, Oklahoma tax token, jewelry, silver and a relic! The Eagle coat button was certainly a shocker of a find. Public land, hunted a ton over the years. Nothing existed here prior to 1893. I was highly surprised...
  20. my 2019 Hellcreek recoveries - warning, pic heavy!

    Some of the best fossils we recovered this year were left with Walter from PaleoAdventures for professional prep. We got them back this week, and they look amazing. The long piece is a tendon from Edmontosaurus (duckbill). Its the largest piece i have ever recovered or seen. Normally you...
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