Last week my family and I went fossil hunting at a lake. We’ve gone fossil hunting before, but never at this particular place. At the place that we went to before, we were able to find mainly shark teeth and squid, which I might show in another post. This time, however, we found fossils embedded in rocks.
Here are the tools of the trade. You can see how muddy they are from use.
Now I’ll let you look through the pictures of all of the fossils that we found. It was fairly easy to find these fossils. All we did was wade into the clear water and pick up stones to see if there were fossils embedded in them. If we found an interesting rock that didn’t have much on the surface, we used the tools above to crack it open so that we could see if there were any fossils inside the rock. We were able to find so many interesting fossil imprints ranging from shells to tubular creatures to the prize find: a trilobite. Scroll through the pictures, and if you look carefully, you can see the imprints for yourself.
This is the prized possession, which I found. It is the fossil of a trilobite, which is a creature that is now extinct. In my opinion, these creatures were really interesting, and I encourage you to look them up.
I love how much detail you can see in this fossil. You can see the ridges on the trilobite’s back, the head, and even the eyes. It looks even better in real life. In order to get the most out of the fossils shown above, you really have to be right there holding them and looking at them in real life. Pictures are great, but they still can’t convey exactly how each of these fossils look.
Have you ever gone fossil hunting? If you have, what are some of your favorite finds?