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Monday, July 29, 2013

Fossil Hunting in Iowa. 7-27-13

We went out adventuring. This is what was found.
1.  This blue marble was a lucky find.  I found it under a cement slab on a river bank. Here's a link that tells you the difference between an old marble and a new one.  This is an old marble.


2.  We were fishing and decided to take a little break and walk up a creek that runs into the river. We found all the shell fossils and the two horned coral in a little rock pile in the center of the dried up creek. 

3.  It's hard to tell how beautiful and awesome the rock next to the marble is...sigh.  It's a recently cracked open geode.  All of the crystals are still shiny and unworn...something about geodes are so magical.


  1. I'm always so impressed with everything that you always find. You must have quite the collection now.

  2. I have so much stuff, I don't even know what to do with it! Hope all's well in your world, Tracy!

  3. I found one yesterday of the blue marbles while walking down creek while looking for arrow heads