June 15, 2019 - Cretaceous, Dallas and Perry County, Alabama

On Saturday, June 15, 2019, a group of BPS members and guests met at a pre-determined meeting spot for a visit/pit stop/supply gather before heading to the field trip destination.  The weather was warm but with slightly lower humidity which was much appreciated.  After a short drive to the site and a short hike to the gullies, James gathered everyone for an informative talk about the age, formation and fossils in the gullies, as well as some collecting etiquette. 


Bobby went for a walk to stretch his legs, and found a whole ammonite.

Bobby went for a walk to stretch his legs, and found a whole ammonite.

May 29, 2010 - Cretaceous Fossils, Union Co, MS

This month's trip was to northern Mississippi, where we collected in the Coon Creek formation.  The area was once a bay in the Gulf of Mexico.  This is a Late Cretaceous site, where we found numerous turritella (most in an extremely fragile condition), and even more crab and lobster parts, mostly looking like they had exploded, though several intact "bellies" and a couple of claws w


fossil ammonite with mother of pearl

This ammonite still has some color!


bobby holding fossil ammonite

Bobby has found a very nice ammonite.



Ammonite sutures.



Fossil ammonite


fossil ammonite

Ammonite in matrix. Most of these cannot be removed as they easily break into small rubble.


An ammonite impression in the matrix.


Ammonite in matrix.


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