GLEN ROSE FOSSIL HUNTER
HUNTING FOR FOSSILS

Paleontologist first documents the location each fossil removed from a site. A GPS location is recommended. Amateurs should at least record the county and as much other information they can about the location of fossils they remove. 

Fossils are most often found in sedimentary rocks, and areas of white limestone rock. Road cuts through hills on your local highways are an excellent hunting ground, as are riverbeds and hill tops. There are areas all over the world to locate different species of fossils. 

You must obtain permission to hunt on private property. 

Most sites have a charge to hunt or remove fossils. Remember that in Federal and State owned parks you are not allowed to remove any rocks or fossils, unless authorized to do so. 

Hunting in some fossils sites are as easy as picking up pecans on the ground, others need to be carefully chipped out of the rock.

Have fun and be sure to ask the Glen Rose Fossil Hunter to help Identify your fossils.
Bussey is not a paleontologist but he sure does have a eye for fossils.

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PRESERVING FOSSILS:
You may clean your fossils with vinegar and a tooth brush. Do not soak the fossil longer than 15min - 1hr at a time, depending on size of the fossil. Vinegar can destroy the fossil if left to soak too long. Keep your fossils out of the weather and direct sunlight.

Museums carefully uncover the fossils then clean away remaining rock and rebuild broken or missing parts. The skeleton is then ready for study or display. Some fossils are mounted on the original rock they were found in.

 Paleontologist have mounted entire dinosaurs to just a fragment of a small fish. Trilobites are the suspected oldest fossils known. They are usually found in the northern states and Morocco. Fish, plant life and coral from the reefs are found inside rocks and exposed when split open.


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