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Hunting Bone Valley With The Southwest Florida Fossil Club   Polk County, Florida, USA
Day3 was a trip set up by Chuck and the SW Florida Fossil Club to a phosphate mine in the Bone Valley region. About 30 folks arrived around 9AM and were given a quick safety brief and short review of Florida paleontology which included the struggles of all giant beasts that roamed Florida in prehistory. We headed in the mine and hunted new spoil piles of washed overburden as well as the slurry pit. I found a pretty nice quantity of fossils including three-toed horse teeth, shark teeth and a turt...
Day Two " The Mud Ball Pit "   Polk County, Florida, USA
Day Two took us to a phosphate mine located in Polk county. The area we collected was called the mud ball pit, and thats exactly what it was. There is a constant flow of high pressure water with mud balls, rocks and of course fossils shooting out into the slurry field. Unfortunately all that tumbling breaks most of the teeth. I picked up an assortment of dolphin and dugong verts, a couple of three toed horse teeth and a bunch of broken megs. This pit has produced some nice teeth in the past but ...






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