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nevada fossil site
« on: December 15, 2009, 01:41:48 PM »
Again it is handy to have a Nevada Atlas and Gazetteer, go North of Lovelock about 10 miles or so, see Oreana exit. Exit towards the Humbolt range (east) follow dark red road until it turns sharply South, go south about three miles and look west..you can see the Pacific Matchless Mine listed on map , look south see the Pinite Mine and in between see Fossil Hill. The digging area covers a fairly good sized area, dark blackish shale and in it you can find ammonites and a few other fossils, packed together quite thickly. You can pick up a few that have fallen out of the host material, but most have to be broken out...coldwatergold

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Re: nevada fossil site
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009, 07:03:00 PM »
What kinds of "other types of fossils"?  Anything like trilobites?
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Re: nevada fossil site
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 07:45:10 PM »
No, we found some plants and a fossilized clam..but I do know of two different spots (free) and one pay spot for Trilobites. One is down in the lower part of Nevada by Pioche. This spot my brother in law showed me, he worked for BLM in the permitting dept. Somebody wanted to develop a shale mine and he had to check it out..When he saw all the Trilobites this guy was digging up he turned down his permit to mine it for the shale. The other spot is on the way to Delta,Utah along side the road. If you ever get the chance you should plan a week at Delta....boy is there a lot of stuff in a 20 mile area... do you want me to send you a picture of what the ammonites look like? I think I have a few pieces left, the rest I have given away....coldwatergold


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Re: nevada fossil site
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2010, 02:12:45 AM »
I would like to see some images of the ammonites.
I have a couple that are at least 18 inches across. Most of them are in the 6-8 inch range, but the big ones are around 50 lbs.
Anything like that in Oregon?
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Re: nevada fossil site
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2015, 10:43:02 AM »
The topo map from topquest.com shows a summit labeled "Fossil Hill" about 0.4 miles northeast of the Pinite Mine and 1.7 miles east and a little south of the Pacific Matchless Mine.  Is this the collecting site?

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Re: nevada fossil site
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2015, 11:58:41 PM »
That's it.

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Re: nevada fossil site
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2015, 06:11:25 AM »
No clue how accurate a map will be (ever).  Sometimes they're dead on and sometimes you  have to hunt around. At times they're a complete farce.  I've never been so I can't say............just take it with a grain of salt and be prepared to have to do some hiking/driving around and  searching. 

By the way - welcome to RHS1.
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Re: nevada fossil site
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2015, 07:02:48 PM »
Fossil Hill is a nice place, but be careful not to stray into the little "community" ESE of Fossil Hill, they are not overly friendly and not fond of  people crossing on their roads.

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Re: nevada fossil site
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2015, 08:13:48 PM »
What is the little community?

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Re: nevada fossil site
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2015, 09:18:19 PM »
X2. What is little community?

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Re: nevada fossil site
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2015, 12:22:04 PM »
There is a new group of folks living in cabins just ESE of the canyon.  According to the folks I was "escorted" by, they recently purchased a large amount of that land.  The cabins/homes are visible on Google maps east of the area.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lovelock,+NV+89419/@40.2791108,-118.0643961,1738m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x80a1f74358386247:0x2cba5d83b7c17dae


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Re: nevada fossil site
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2015, 11:30:58 AM »
I was there last summer and yes the people who own that land own Fossil Hill but stated there is BLM fossil spot just to the south of it but how to get to it without crossing their land is questionable. I told them they needed to post a sign . I think the BLM needs to redo a road to get there that does not cross their property.So be careful if you go out that way.