Here are some finds from my most recent Mississippi trip. Lucky for me, I found a gorgeous honey-colored sawfish rostral tooth and my first Cephalic Clasper from a horn shark – Probably Hybodus!
This tooth was found by Nathan Rickman at one of the Cretaceous sites that I like to visit. The tooth is over 1.75″ long, which is larger than any other mosasaur tooth that I have seen from that site. Amazing find, and one that I couldn’t help sharing! Thank you, Nathan, for allowing me to share your pics!
Earlier this month, my misfit group of rockhead friends (The Goonies) and I got to visit the Eureka mine in Marion, KY. I’ve seen people post beautiful crystals they have found there, but I think other groups had been there since they last turned the ground, so I think we got their seconds. We filled our buckets, but when we got home, we found that the best crystals we collected were small. Many have been dinged and damaged by being turned over by heavy equipment, but we were very happy with the few that came home with! They were covered in the most impossible to remove iron clay, as were our tools, boots, buckets, EVERYTHING!!! Our feet were double in size thanks to the clay sticking to us.. and shoveling was like pushing clay on clay. STILL… fluorite! 🙂
The Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum was very cool.. and we ended up finding a few treasures there that we couldn’t go home without! Check them out sometime!