REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

To register, please email Cathy at
cathy@fossilandnaturetrips.com

or call 610-209-0758  

Checks should be made payable
to Mid-Atlantic Fossil and Nature
Adventures and mailed to:

Cathy Young
530 Franklin Way
West Chester, PA  19380

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Thank You!!
         Florida and Alabama Fossil Collecting Trips
      Florida - Wednesday, March 11th, Thursday, March 12th
                      and Friday, March 13th, 2015

           Alabama - Sunday, March 15th, Monday, March 16th
                      and Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

 Dr. Lauck Ward, Curator Emeritus of Invertebrate Paleontology at the
Virginia Museum of Natural History, and leading authority of mollucan
biostratigraphy of the Atlantic Coastal Plain, will lead this spectacular trip to  
Florida and Alabama to premiere fossil sites.  

 We'll meet in the Florida panhandle on Wednesday morning, and collect fossil
mollusks for 3 days along several rivers (via motorboats).  We'll collect fossils
along the Yellow River, the Shoal River, the Chipola River, the Apalachicola
River and the Ochlockanee River.  We'll collect in the Lower Miocene to Upper
Pliocene.  The amount of fossil shells is amazing.  There is very little
vertebrate material here, although we have found a few whale bones.  I found
well over 100 mollusk species in 2012.

 Saturday, March 14th will be a travel day to Monroeville, Alabama.  We'll
collect fossils along the Alabama and Tombigbee Rivers (via motorboats) on
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.  These sites yield exotic snails with spectacular
preservation.  We will collect in Paleocene and Eocene strata, 60 to 45 million
years old.  Over 450 species of invertebrates, shark, whale, and manatee
have been found in this area!  One of the sites that we will be collecting fossils
is where Timothy Abbott Conrad collected fossils in the early 1800's.  Isaac
Lee also obtained fossil snails from this area.  Fossil sand dollars are
extremely abundant when rain levels are low.  Shells are extremely abundant.  
Whale, shark and manatee remains are also found, but rare.

You  must register early, as space is extremely limited.  This trip is for adults
and children ages 12 and up.

Cost:
 $350 per person for the Florida Trip and $350 per person for the
Alabama Trip.  If you can join us on both, the fee is $600 total.   This does
not include transportation, food or lodging.  It does include the boat
transportation and Dr. Ward's expertise.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO REGISTER FOR THESE SPECTACULAR
TRIPS, e-MAIL cathy@fossilandnaturetrips.com OR CALL ME AT
610-209-0758.  


               Historical Minerals Trip in PA
                            Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

 Karenne Snow, past president of the Philadelphia Mineralogical Society and
co-author of Gem Trails of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, will lead us on this
fabulous mineral trip.  We will meet in Jasper Park in Vera Cruz, PA, near
Allentown.  Karenne will tell us about the jasper mining that was done by Paleo
Indians, while we walk along the trails in the park and see some of the Paleo
Indian jasper mines.  We will then go to a local stream and find our own jasper
to take home. We may even find jasper scrapers or arrowheads.  Then we'll
go to a park for a picnic lunch, and look for quartzite and other minerals in a
nearby stream.  Our last stop will be an old quarry in Easton.  We'll collect
several different minerals there, including the mineral eastonite (which is a
green mica) and serpentine.

This trip is for adults and children ages 7 and up.

Cost:  
$30 per adult and $20 per child under 18.  We meet at the site.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO REGISTER FOR THIS WONDERFUL
TRIP, e-MAIL cathy@fossilandnaturetrips.com OR CALL ME AT
610-209-0758.  


 Spring Cape Fear River Fossil Collecting Weekend in NC
 Friday, April 17th, Saturday, April 18th and Sunday, April 19th, 2015

 I hope you can join us in North Carolina for 3 days of fossil collecting
adventures.  Dr. Lauck Ward, Curator Emeritus of Invertebrate Paleontology
at the Virginia Museum of Natural History will lead this spectacular trip.

 We'll spend Friday collecting fossils in a North Carolina mine, then head for
Elizabethtown, our home base for the weekend.  

 We'll spend Saturday and Sunday afternoon along the Cape Fear River,  
collecting Cretaceous Age fossils.  We'll get to the site via motorboats.  We'll
collect both marine and non-marine fossils from the Upper Cretaceous.  We
should find petrified wood, lots of coprolites, shark teeth, huge sea turtle
scutes, crocodile teeth and bones (including Deinosuchus), and hopefully some
dinosaur teeth and bones.   

 Last fall most of us found dinosaur material.  I found a partial Hadrosaur
tail vertebra and a nice Hadrosaur tooth.  I also found 2 small hollow bones  
from 2 different baby carnivorous dinosaurs.  There were also several large
hollow bones found belonging to adult carnivorous dinosaurs.  

 Sunday morning we'll go to an amazing fossil shell pit that is Pleistocene Age,
Waccamaw Formation.  There we will find millions of well-preserved  tropical
shells.  We'll find a lot of different species of gastropods and tons of bivalves,
including shells known as "spiny oysters" (Arcinella arcinella).  We'll also find a
few small shark teeth, possibly a great white shark tooth, and some tiny fossil
fish skulls.

You must register early, as space is limited.  This trip is recommended for
adults and children ages 10 and up.

Cost:  
$275 per person.  Cost does not include transportation, food or lodging.  
It does include the boat rides to and from the site.  

FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO REGISTER FOR THIS SPECTACULAR
TRIP, e-MAIL cathy@fossilandnaturetrips.com OR CALL ME AT
610-209-0758.  


  Darby Creek and "Mineral Hill" Mineral Trip in PA
                       Saturday, April 18th, 2015

 Join us for a full day of mineral collecting in Prospect Park and Media, PA.  
Karenne Snow, past President of the Philadelphia Mineralogical Society and
co-author of Gem Trails of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, will lead this exciting
trip.

 We'll walk in a stream in Prospect Park and collect kyanite, quartzite, and
unattractive, but interesting feldspar crystals.  Then we'll head for Media,
and go to "Mineral Hill."  This area is also rich in feldspars.  We may also find
moonstone amazonite and chromite crystals here.

 A few years ago when we were there, the minerals found in the tributary to
Darby Creek included the gorgeous blue kyanite on quartzite that is much
sought after!  Everyone enjoyed digging the feldspar, kyanite, quartzite,
muscovite and biotite mica.  We also found some schist.  Several people found
small kyanite blades out of the sandy formation.  Minerals found in the
tributary near "Mineral Hill" included tremolite/actinolite, serpentine, albite
feldspar, orthoclase feldspar, possible enstatite and mica.  No chromite,
though we also didn't see much sand in the gully we were in .  We did find a
cute salamander!

This trip is great for ages 5 and up.

Cost:  
$30 per adult and $20 per child under 18.  We meet at the sites.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO REGISTER FOR THIS WONDERFUL
TRIP, e-MAIL cathy@fossilandnaturetrips.com OR CALL ME AT
610-209-0758.  

            Philadelphia Minerals Trip
                      Sunday, April 19th, 2015

 Join us for a day of rock hunting.  Yes - even Philadelphia has wonderful
rocks!  We will meet at Valley Green in Fairmount Park, and see and learn
about metamorphic rocks and collect some interesting minerals.  Karenne Snow,
past president of the Philadelphia Mineralogical Society and co-author of Gem
Trails of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, will lead this extraordinary trip.  We'll
collect garnets, and possibly staurolite and kyanite, while taking a beautiful
hike in the woods.  Karenne will also teach us about the geology of the area.  
We'll have a picnic lunch by the stream, and then go to the Bells Mills area to
look for more staurolite, tourmaline, and perhaps magnetite.

This trip is for adults and children ages 5 and up.

Cost:  
$25 per adult and $15 per child under 18.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO REGISTER FOR THIS WONDERFUL
TRIP, e-MAIL cathy@fossilandnaturetrips.com OR CALL ME AT  
610-209-0758.  

          Kentucky Fossil Collecting Weekend
          Saturday, April 25th and Sunday, April 26th, 2015

 Dr. Lauck Ward, Curator Emeritus of the Virginia Museum of Natural History
will lead a trip to Maysville, KY to collect invertebrate fossils all day
Saturday, April 25th and a half day April 26th, 2015.  The fossils are
Ordovician Age.  The area that we will be collecting was the floor of a shallow
seat about 450 million years ago.  The amount of fossils we will find there is
incredible!  Everywhere you look are brachiopods and bivalves.  You will also
find gastropods, horn coral, straight cephalopods, and trilobites!  The trilobites
found here are mainly Isotelus, and some Triarthrus and Cryptolithus.  Some
of the brachiopods are geodes with beautiful crystals inside.  A few years ago
one of our people found a large, almost complete Isotelus trilobite.  

This trip is recommended for adults and children ages 7 and up.

Cost:  
$100 per adult and $50 per child under 18.  Cost does not include food,
transportation or lodging.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO REGISTER FOR THIS FABULOUS TRIP,
e-MAIL cathy@fossilandnaturetrips.com OR CALL ME AT 610-209-0758.  

Spring Stratford Hall Fossil Collecting Weekend in VA
             Saturday, May 2nd & Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

 Dr. Lauck Ward, Curator Emeritus of Invertebrate Paleontology at the
Virginia Museum of Natural History will lead us on a weekend fossil collecting
adventure at Stratford Hall on the Northern Neck of Virginia.

 Stratford Hall Plantation is General Robert E. Lee's birthplace, home of 2
signers of the Declaration of Independence, and a world-class fossil collecting
site along the Potomac River.  The beach is closed to the public, except for a
small roped-in area, but Dr. Ward has special permission by the Executive
Director of Stratford Hall to take groups up and down the beach for over a
mile.  As long as the Potomac and winds cooperate, we'll have motorboats with
us to take people to the furthest areas at no extra charge.  This site is Upper
Miocene Age (6 to 14 million years old).  The fossils found here are from the
Calvert, Choptank, St Mary's and Eastover Formations.  Shark teeth, whale
bones and teeth, crocodile teeth, and turtle scutes are mainly found here.  
Some complete whale, porpoise and crocodile skeletons have been collected
here.  Stratford Hall is the place where the whale skull was found 2 summers
ago, and taken out of the cliff by Paleontologists with the Calvert Marine
Museum.  Occasionally, even a Megalodon shark tooth is found (a Megalodon is
an extinct giant shark - the huge monster whose teeth can reach 5 or 6 inches
long).  There are also some beautiful fossil shells found here, including
Chesapectens and Ecphora.  Some of the Chesapectens have both valves, and
some of the Ecphora are complete, or almost complete.  We sometimes even
find crab concretions.  

Saturday we'll collect fossils until about 3:30 PM.  Sunday, we'll go back to
Stratford Hall and collect fossils until 2 PM.

This trip is great for adults and children ages 5 and up.

Cost:  
$100 per adult and $50 per child under 18.  Cost does not include
transportation, food, lodging, or Stratford Hall's Grounds Fees of $10 per
adult and $6 per child each day.  

I'm holding a block of cabins at Westmoreland State Park for those who wish
to stay in a cabin for the weekend.  After you have registered for the trip, if
you wish to stay in a cabin, let me know, and I'll tell you how to pay for it.  
The cabins are very nice.  They have electricity, air conditioning, heat, a
fireplace, a bathroom with a shower, and full kitchen.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO REGISTER FOR THESE SPECTACULAR
TRIPS, e-MAIL cathy@fossilandnaturetrips.com OR CALL ME AT
610-209-0758.  


 Fossil Collecting Weekend along the James River
                     (via motorboats)
         Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th, 2015

 Join us as we explore the James River banks via motorboats.  Dr. Lauck
Ward, Curator Emeritus of the Virginia Museum of Natural History and leading
authority of molluscan biostratigraphy of the Atlantic Coastal Plain will lead
this fabulous trip.

 Saturday we'll travel by boats several miles along the James River, across
the river from Jamestown, VA, collecting fossils at many sites.  These sites
are Miocene and Pliocene Ages.  The outcrops we will be collecting from contain
millions of fossil shells (including Chesapectens and Ecphora), whale teeth and
bones, and shark teeth (including Mako and Megalodon).

 Sunday we'll drive to another part of the James River to collect beautiful
fossil shells.  The age of these shells is Upper Pliocene Age, Yorktown
Formation, Rushmere Member.

We recommend this trip for ages 10 and up.

Cost:  
$155 per person.  Cost does not include transportation to the meeting
sites, food or lodging.  It does include the boat rides and Dr. Ward's
expertise.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO REGISTER FOR THIS SPECTACULAR  
TRIP, e-MAIL cathy@fossilandnaturetrips.com OR CALL ME AT
610-209-0758.  


North Carolina Memorial Day Weekend Fossil Collecting Trips
             Friday, May 22nd and Sunday, May 24th, 2015

  If you're planning on going to the Aurora Fossil Festival this year and would
like to collect fossils Friday, May 22nd and/or Sunday, May 24th, you're
welcome to join us on our North Carolina Memorial Day Weekend Fossil
Collecting Trips.  The Aurora Fossil Festival will be Saturday, May 23rd.

 Dr. Lauck Ward, Curator Emeritus of the Virginia Museum of Natural
History, and leading authority of molluscan biostratigraphy of the Atlantic
Coastal Plain will led this exciting adventure.

  Friday we'll meet near Edenton, NC, and go by motorboats to fossil sites  
along the Chowan River for a half day.  The sites are Pliocene Age, Chowan
River Formation, about 2.8 million years old.  We'll mainly find fossil shells,
but we may also find some vertebrate material.

  Sunday we'll meet in New Bern, NC, and collect fossils along the Neuse  
River (via motorboats) for a half day.  The sites are Pliocene and Pleistocene
Ages.  The formations are mainly James City, Eastover and Sunken Meadow
Members.  Again, we will mainly find fossil shells, but we also may find some
vertebrate material.  

  Last year I found a fossil sand-dollar along the Neuse River, and we also
found over 100 Pleistocene Busycons (whelks) along the Neuse.  Several small
shark teeth were also found there.

We recommend this trip for ages 10 and up.

Cost:  
$65 per person per day.  Cost does not include transportation to the
meeting sites, food or lodging.  It does include the boat rides and Dr. Ward's
expertise.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO REGISTER FOR THIS SPECTACULAR
TRIP, e-MAIL cathy@fossilandnaturetrips.com OR CALL ME AT
610-209-0758.  


New Jersey Pine Barrens Reptile Hunt and Tree Frog Walk
                          Saturday, May 30th, 2015  

   Explore the New Jersey Pine Barrens with Naturalist Karenne Snow.  We'll
meet in the early afternoon, and head for the amazing Pine Barrens to look for
reptiles!  We will most likely see fence lizards and other lizards and
amphibians, and hopefully a few snakes.  

  We'll break for dinner, and continue on our adventure into the Pine Barrens
at night!  We hope to find the adorable endangered Pine Barrens Tree Frogs,
Spring Peepers, Leopard Frogs, hear Carpenter Frogs, see Fowlers Toads,
maybe Cricket Frogs, and hopefully a few more species.  

We recommend this trip for ages 5 and up.

Cost:  
$35 per adult and $25 per child under age 18.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO REGISTER FOR THIS SPECTACULAR
TRIP, e-MAIL cathy@fossilandnaturetrips.com OR CALL ME AT
610-209-0758.  


             Delaware Nature Weekend
Friday evening, June 12th, Saturday, June 13th and Sunday, June 14th, 2015

            HORSESHOE CRABS!   BIRDS!   FROGS!   FISH!
                  REPTILES!   AMPHIBIANS!   PLANTS!

  If you have a passion for nature and want to learn more about the creatures
that live in Delaware, you must join us on our Delaware Nature Weekend!  We
will have 5 Naturalists with us, taking us on nature adventures all weekend!  
We will be staying at Mallard Lodge, in Smyrna, DE.  

  You should arrive Friday evening for dinner, which we will provide.  After
dinner, we will have Orientation, then go out for a frog walk.  There are
thousands of frogs, including several different species on and near our
property.  A naturalist from Mid-Atlantic Center for Herpetology and
Conservation will lead this fun evening adventure.

  All day Saturday and Sunday morning we will explore the area with  
naturalists.  

  Naturalist/Birder Karenne Snow will take us to Bombay Hook National  
Wildlife Refuge, which is only about 15 minutes away.  The birds there are
incredible.  We should see dozens of different species of shore birds.

  Anthony Jackson, Environmental Educator with the Delaware Department of
Natural Resources and Environmental Control, will take us seine netting in the
Delaware Bay, in a salt marsh, and in a local stream to see what fish and
other critters live in the waters of Delaware.

  Naturalist Tina Hay will take us to the boardwalk on our property which is
over a salt marsh.  As we walk the boardwalk, we'll learn about the
importance of salt marshes, while seeing many different creatures and plants
living there.

  A naturalist from Mid-Atlantic Center for Herpetology and Conservation  will
lead us into Blackbird State Forest to look for reptiles and amphibians.

  Saturday and Sunday mornings we will provide breakfast.  Between our  
explorations, we'll stop back at Mallard Lodge for lunch.  Your breakfasts and
lunches will be provided by us.  

  Saturday evening we'll go out to dinner to a local restaurant.  After dinner,
We'll be given a program about horseshoe crabs by another naturalist, and
then we'll head to the Delaware Bay to watch thousands of horseshoe crabs
mate.

  We'll have 3 of our adventures on Saturday morning and afternoon, and our
last adventure on Sunday morning.  During lunch on Sunday, we'll have a re-cap
from our leaders about all of the different animal species that we saw.  After
lunch, we'll pack our bags.  After you are packed, if you would like to continue
your adventure, you are welcome to canoe one of the lakes on our property for
a few hours in the afternoon.  Canoes will be provided free of charge.  

Cost:  $200 per adult and $100 per child under 18.  The cost includes all of
the adventures with our 5 Naturalists, canoe use on Sunday, Friday night's
dinner, Saturday and Sunday's breakfasts and lunches, and lodging Friday and
Saturday night.  Lodging is dorm-style in bunk beds - men and boys in some
rooms, women and girls in others.  Cost  does NOT include transportation (we
meet at Mallard Lodge in Smyrna, DE and caravan to the sites), or dinner
Saturday night at a local restaurant.

This trip is great for children ages 5 and up and for adults without children!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO REGISTER FOR THIS SPECTACULAR  
TRIP, e-MAIL cathy@fossilandnaturetrips.com OR CALL ME AT
610-209-0758.  


Our 2015 Paleontology Camp at Stratford Hall, VA
Monday afternoon, June 29th through Friday afternoon, July 3rd, 2015   

Children ages 7 through 17 will have the opportunity to collect fossils and learn
about paleontology and stratigraphy with a real paleontologist at historic
Stratford Hall Plantation in Virginia.  Dr. Lauck Ward, Curator Emeritus at
the Virginia Museum of Natural History and author of numerous paleontology
and geology publications, will be leading this spectacular camp.

We will be staying in the Stratford Hall Cheek Guest House, right on the
beautiful plantation!  This guest house sleeps 2 per room, and each room has its
own bathroom.  Stratford Hall will provide our meals.  We will collect fossils
each day at locations along the Potomac River.  Dr. Ward will teach the
children about what fossils are, help them to identify their fossils, and give
lectures most of the evenings about stratigraphy and paleontology of the
Atlantic Coastal Plain.

This year, fossil shark expert Dr. Bretton Kent will be with us on Tuesday to
help everyone identify the shark teeth that they find along the beach.   That
evening, Dr. Kent will also give a program about ancient sharks and their
teeth.  Dr. Kent is author of
Fossil Sharks of the Chesapeake Bay Region, and
is featured in a National Geographic special on Monster Sharks.

A few of the evenings, the Campers will learn how to make shark tooth
necklaces using the shark teeth they find.

One of the days, we'll be given a tour of the Great House of Stratford Hall,
home of 2 signers of the Declaration of Independence, and General Robert E.
Lee's birthplace.

Stratford Hall beach is closed to the public - except for a small roped-in
area.  Dr. Ward has special permission to take groups far past the ropes to
collect fossils.  This site is Upper Miocene Age (6 to 14 million years old).  
Shark teeth, whale bones and teeth, crocodile bones and teeth, and turtle
scutes are among the many fossils found here.  Occasionally even a
Megalodon
tooth is found here.  A
Megalodon is an extinct giant shark - the huge monster
whose teeth can reach 5" or 6" long.  Some complete whale, porpoise and
crocodile skeletons have been collected here.  There are also some beautiful
fossil shells found here, including
Chesapectens and Ecphora.  Some of the
Chesapectens have both valves attached, and some of the Ecphora are
complete, or almost complete.

We will have motorboats with us to take us to other sites along the Potomac.  
One of the days, we will drive to Fairview Beach, Virginia, put the  boats in
the water, and stop at many beaches on the Virginia side of the Potomac to
collect fossils.  Then we'll cross the Potomac to the Maryland side (depending
upon water conditions), and collect fossils at several beaches there.  Most of
these sites are Paleocene Age, Aquia Formation.  They are just above the
Cretaceous Age.  We'll find lots of small shark teeth, hopefully some crocodile
teeth, and lots of fossil
Turitella shells and some beautiful "frilly oysters".

You  must register early, as space is extremely limited.  

Cost:  
$800 per person.  If a parent or sibling joins them, the charge for the
parent or sibling is $750.  This includes all meals, lodging, boat rides,
lectures, tour, - everything.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO REGISTER FOR THIS SPECTACULAR
CAMP, e-MAIL cathy@fossilandnaturetrips.com OR CALL ME AT
610-209-0758.  


  The Delaware Mineralogical Society Presents their 52nd
                Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show

            Saturday, March 7th and Sunday, March 8th, 2015  

    
The Delaware Mineralogical Society, Inc. will hold its 52nd Annual Earth
Science Gem and Mineral Show at the Delaware Technical and Community
College, 400 Stanton-Christiana Road, Newark, Delaware  19713 (at I-95
Exit 4B).  Hours Saturday are 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM.  
The show features educational exhibits of mineral, lapidary and fossil
specimens, displays from regional and university museums, a roster of fine
dealers of minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry and lapidary supplies, door prizes,
demonstrations of gem cutting and polishing and a children's table, where
youngsters may purchase inexpensive mineral and fossil specimens.  Admission is
$6.00, $5.00 for seniors, $4.00 for youngsters between 12 and 16, and free
for children under 12 accompanied by an adult.  The Delaware Mineralogical
Society is a non-profit organization, affiliated with the Eastern Federation of
Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, and dedicated to learning and teaching
about the earth sciences, rocks, minerals, fossils and the lapidary arts.  
Membership is open to all who are interested in these areas.  For more
information and Coupons, e-mail www.delminsociety.org or contact
gene@fossilnut.com .  Or call Wayne Urion (302) 998-0686.





          PRIVATE FOSSIL COLLECTING TRIPS
                   and FOSSIL PROGRAMS!  

Now your group can go fossil collecting together as a group.  This is
great for a scout troop, homeschoolers group, school group,  etc.  
We can also do birthday party fossil trips and fossil trips just for
your family or friends. For more information, please e-mail
cathy@fossilandnaturetrips.com or call 610-209-0758.

I am also giving fossil programs for groups.  I talk about  different
creatures and the time periods that they lived, while passing 25 - 50
real fossils for you to see up close and touch.  I also bring a large
container of sand full of fossils.  The children use a fossil screen and
trowel, and sift their own fossils to take home with them.  


Find out about our trips even before they are put on
the website.  Just e-mail cathy@fossilandnaturetrips.com ,
and we'll be happy to put you on our e-Newsletter list.
We send e-Newsletters about every 2 weeks, informing
you about our newest upcoming trips.
   
Event Information:
Mid-Atlantic Fossil and Nature Adventures, LLC
Megalodon shark tooth she found on our
Virginia Fossil Collecting Weekend in May.
Recommended Links:

The Delaware Valley Paleontological Society

The Aurora Fossil Museum

Fossil Guy

The Jersey Cape Shell Club
  Melania sylvaerupis

I found this fossil snail along the
Tombigbee River in Alabama on April 14th,
2007.  It is probably the 2nd one ever
found.  The only other one known was
found about 25 miles from where I found
this one.  The type specimen was
collected in 1899 by G.D. Harris.  Mine is
more complete and much larger than the
type specimen.
Campers looking for fossils during last
year's Paleo Camp.
Beautiful Mako teeth found by one of our
Campers last year at Paleo Camp.
Our leader, Dr. Lauck Ward pointing out
some whale vertebrae eroding out of the
cliffs during Paleo Camp last year.
Nice shark tooth necklaces made by two of
our Campers with shark teeth they found
during our Paleo Camp.
Looking for jasper during one of our
Historical Minerals Trips.
Beautiful Meg and Mako teeth found by
one of our people during last year's Spring
Stratford Hall Fossil Collecting Weekend.
Extremely rare Giant Thresher tooth -
Alopias species - found during last year's
Spring Stratford Hall Fossil Collecting
Weekend.
Nice Makos found by a young man during
our Spring Stratford Hall Weekend last year.
Gorgeous little dinosaur bone - probably
finger or toe bone found last fall on our
Cape Fear River Fossil Trip.
Nice Deinosuchus vertebra found on our
Fall Cape Fear River Trip last fall.
Nice rock with garnets and stauralite found
on our Philadelphia Minerals Trip last year.
Trilobites found by one of our families
during our Kentucky Fossil Collecting
Weekend in 2012.
Nice Mako tooth found on one of our James
River Trips.
Nice shark teeth, fish vertebra and ray
plate found by one person on one of our
James River Trips.
Fossil shells, whale bones and coral found
by one of our people on one of our Neuse
River Fossil Collecting Trips during our NC
Memorial Day Weekend Trips.
Collecting literally tons of Pleistocene Age
whelks along the Neuse River during one
of our NC Memorial Day Weekend Trips.