Avocational Paleontology

On the News | Canada | Saskatchewan's 'Dino Gang' turns over rare fossil found at Lake Diefenbaker to museum @ CBC News

On the News @ CBC News Title:  Saskatchewan’s ‘Dino Gang’ turns over rare fossil found at Lake Diefenbaker to museum Emily Pasiuk Excerpt: “It was August 2017 when Jon Ganshorn, his daughter Lily, and a crew of nieces, nephews and family friends were searching for meteorites at Lake Diefenbaker. They didn’t find any — but they didn’t leave empty handed either. Instead, they found a fossil — and they’ve kept finding them.

On the News | New Zealand | Storm surge uncovers 1m fossil @ Otago Daily Times

On the News @ Otago Daily Times Title:  Storm surge uncovers 1m fossil Greymouth Star Excerpt: “Ex-tropical Cyclone Fehi, which destroyed homes and roads on the West Coast, has had one silver lining — it has exposed a large fossil at Cobden. Surfer Ken Oliver points out the 1m fossil which is close to the Kahuna Boardriders clubhouse at the Cobden tiphead. The fossil was revealed after the storm surge

On the News | UK | Stonemason discovers giant 190-million-year-old fossil on his first dig @ The Herald

On the News @ The Herald Title:  Stonemason discovers giant 190-million-year-old fossil on his first dig Martin Hesp Excerpt: “Not many people are willing, or strong enough, to lug home a hundredweight lump of rock in the vague hopes it might contain a fossil, but that is exactly what architectural stonemason Archie Faiers did recently after watching a David Attenborough programme on BBC One. He’s glad he did – the

On the News | India | Gondwana era leaf fossil, a new addition to Kovai man’s private collection @ The Hindu

On the News @ The Hindu Title:  Gondwana era leaf fossil, a new addition to Kovai man’s private collection Wilson Thomas Excerpt: “A vivid leaf fossil dating back to Gondwana era is the latest addition to the private collection of Coimbatore-based fossil collector A.R.K. Arun. Picked up during a recent search at Gunduperumbedu in Kancheepuram, the Ptilophyllum fossil must be 400 million years old, he said. Explaining the clear lines

On the News | USA | 17 million-year-old clams found with other fossils in rocks near Laguna’s Main Beach @ The Orange County Register

On the News @ The Orange County Register Title:  17 million-year-old clams found with other fossils in rocks near Laguna’s Main Beach Erika I. Ritchie Excerpt: “Mark Garcia and his girlfriend, Yvonne Bellgardt, were looking for sea glass in the rocks near the tide pools north of Main Beach when they came across a more ancient find. “I looked over and saw these clams,” said Garcia, of Mission Viejo. “Then

On the News | Canada | Chiropractor on holiday discovers B.C.'s first dinosaur skull @ CBC News

On the News @ CBC News Title:  Chiropractor on holiday discovers B.C.’s first dinosaur skull Roshini Nair Excerpt: “A Vancouver Island chiropractor on a camping trip in Tumbler Ridge, B.C., discovered a stunning addition to B.C.’s dinosaur fossil collection: the province’s first dinosaur skull. Rick Lambert, along with his wife Sonia, had been spending time exploring the hiking trails in the area in B.C.’s northeast. The Tumbler Ridge area has

On the News | USA | Local dinosaur bone hunters discovering new fossils @ KY3

On the News @ KY3 Title:  Local dinosaur bone hunters discovering new fossils Excerpt: “A local group of Dinosaur hunters is wrapping up a trip to Wyoming today. They’ll be back home this weekend with new bones for display at the Missouri Institute of Natural Science. Matt Forir of the Missouri Institute of Natural Science showed us the view in the video. He said, “This is a 360 degree view of

On the News | USA | Possible fossil discovered in Lilesville creek @ The Anson Record

On the News @ The Anson Record Title:  Possible fossil discovered in Lilesville creek Imari Scarbrough Excerpt: “One Anson County resident thinks he has found ancient fossils in a Lilesville creek. Jonathan McCormick first became interested in digging about 15 years ago when he was crawfishing, looking for bait to use to try to catch catfish. “I was about 14 or 15 when I tripped on the biggest I’ve found,” he

On the News | USA | 16 million years later, fossil collector makes rare find @ Golden Isles News

On the News @ Golden Isles News Title:  16 million years later, fossil collector makes rare find Excerpt: “An isolated dirt road in east Brantley County might not be the first place one would expect to find a world-class paleontology lab. But that is exactly what Chet Kirby has created. The self-taught scientist has been scouring the rivers and estuaries of South Georgia for decades. Along the way he has discovered

On the News | Canada | Scallop fisherman boasts impressive fossil collection @ The Gulf News

On the News @ The Gulf News Title:  Scallop fisherman boasts impressive fossil collection Excerpt: “Devoted collectors, on the other hand, would see a treasure trove of artifacts millennia in the making. Patrick Moss didn’t set out to collect fossils and dinosaur bones. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time. “I was a scallop fisherman in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. We fished in Georges Banks,