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Hunting the yellow
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03 July 2018 05:53 pm

hi all just wanted to let you all know im working on a small Victorian book that includes fossil sites/locations for starfish shells trilobites crinoids etc. it will be only 60 or so pages and include some photos of the fossils and where to find them on a map. since these sites have not been mapped before my info is valuable to the palaeontologist who might want to find another species of fossil not recorded. I would be selling the books for about $30 plus postage as this is just to cover costs to get to the sites and time/effort to map and accurately GPS plot each fossil site as well as costs of printing out the actual writing/photos witch im making a limited number of the book.

just a question would you buy/be interested in this sort of thing if you didn't have to go out there and do all the footwork/research to find all the sites included in the book ?

just another hint these fossils sites are not well know or recorded and are in central Victoria.


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03 July 2018 10:33 pm

also free postage for PA members only thumbsup

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08 July 2018 08:15 pm

Sounds like a good idea,I would definitely be interested in it.

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08 July 2018 08:43 pm

I'll buy the book for sure.
How do you stop the particular areas from being cleaned out of their fossils though once the book is published?


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12 July 2018 02:13 am

Flowerpot wrote:

I'll buy the book for sure.
How do you stop the particular areas from being cleaned out of their fossils though once the book is published?

not likely to be cleaned out as the fossil beds/strata extends for many kilometres and over a wide area with many rocky outcrops. and there's always fossils found in the creeks as lose rocks

I actually went out last week and found several more sites in total I have found 28 fossil sites over a 15km area all very similar fossils found in the same rock/strata.


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12 July 2018 02:20 am

my goal is to find another 7 sites witch will be in total 35 different fossil sites to visit in the book over an area of 15 to 20km so there's a fair amount of different sites to visit for the same or very similar types of fossils however some of the tracks to get to them may be 4x4 only as Vic roads don't re surface/grade them often enough and erosion takes over not to mention idiots who sit on their motorbikes doing wheelies on the spot creating massive deep ruts witch turn into bog holes.


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16 July 2018 03:15 am

here's a teaser

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in this photo these lines marked out in red are the layers in which will yield starfish you simply use a bolster to crack them open down the line these types of tips ill be sharing in the book as if you don't know what to look for or how to break the stone correctly with the cleavage you won't find any fossils.

not well formed but this is a starfish found by simply splitting certain types of strata mainly shales witch ill photograph in show my readers how to read the rocks and what to look for

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and one of the better ones I've already sold on the forum

gotta love that view too
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16 July 2018 04:32 pm

Hunting the yellow wrote:

here's a teaser

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … -_copy.jpg
in this photo these lines marked out in red are the layers in which will yield starfish you simply use a bolster to crack them open down the line these types of tips ill be sharing in the book as if you don't know what to look for or how to break the stone correctly with the cleavage you won't find any fossils.

not well formed but this is a starfish found by simply splitting certain types of strata mainly shales witch ill photograph in show my readers how to read the rocks and what to look for

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … -_copy.jpg

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 139251.jpg
and one of the better ones I've already sold on the forum

gotta love that view too
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … -_copy.jpg

Good advice.I smashed open heaps of rocks before I turned up any fossils.
Is that second starfish in siltstone?

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17 July 2018 03:06 am

Mick Cov wrote:
Hunting the yellow wrote:

here's a teaser

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … -_copy.jpg
in this photo these lines marked out in red are the layers in which will yield starfish you simply use a bolster to crack them open down the line these types of tips ill be sharing in the book as if you don't know what to look for or how to break the stone correctly with the cleavage you won't find any fossils.

not well formed but this is a starfish found by simply splitting certain types of strata mainly shales witch ill photograph in show my readers how to read the rocks and what to look for

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … -_copy.jpg

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 139251.jpg
and one of the better ones I've already sold on the forum

gotta love that view too
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … -_copy.jpg

Good advice.I smashed open heaps of rocks before I turned up any fossils.
Is that second starfish in siltstone?

correct but only in certain layers of the strata.


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19 August 2018 02:34 pm

Hello Hunting the Yellow
Yes i would be interested in purchasing your book when its done.
Cant wait.

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19 August 2018 02:47 pm

Probably be good to include technical and technique data as well so people will be schooled up properly as they read your book.
and definitely collecting etiquette so there are only footprints left behind by someone who has read your book and gone on an adventure to search.


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update about half way done been busy with other projects ive found multiple fossil locations Flowerdale clounbinane Wandong Kinglake Kilmore east just to name a few have done huge amount of foot work walking up and down hills to find more sites. just getting photos and GPS plots finished and slowly putting all the info together.


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silver wrote:

Probably be good to include technical and technique data as well so people will be schooled up properly as they read your book.
and definitely collecting etiquette so there are only footprints left behind by someone who has read your book and gone on an adventure to search.

defiantly be adding that sort of info and more thumbsup


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21 January 2019 05:32 am

Good on ya hty, your neverone to just sit around and do nothing.
Keep at it mate.
Cheers steve thumbsup


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21 January 2019 08:50 am

stoyve wrote:

Good on ya hty, your never one to just sit around and do nothing.
Keep at it mate.
Cheers steve thumbsup

your not wrong there


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21 January 2019 09:44 am

I would be very interested

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22 January 2019 10:42 am

Me too!

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28 January 2019 11:13 pm

Submitting my interest too! Love your work...

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12 June 2019 07:59 pm

Very interested ands can share some sites you probably do not know.

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13 June 2019 10:37 am

Hi hunting the yellow how is the book going,i will be getting one for myself and one for a mate beer


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13 June 2019 11:54 am

Hunting the yellow wrote:

update about half way done been busy with other projects ive found multiple fossil locations Flowerdale clounbinane Wandong Kinglake Kilmore east just to name a few have done huge amount of foot work walking up and down hills to find more sites. just getting photos and GPS plots finished and slowly putting all the info together.

Keep in mind that there are large areas of National Park (and regional park) at Wandong, Kinglake West, Flowerdale. It should not be a problem as there are many fossil sites outside those areas (in fact, virtually all that I used to collect at are outside). The big swing in strike in that area means that all rock units that occur within those areas also occur outside them.


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13 June 2019 12:19 pm

Hunting the yellow wrote:

update about half way done been busy with other projects ive found multiple fossil locations Flowerdale clounbinane Wandong Kinglake Kilmore east just to name a few have done huge amount of foot work walking up and down hills to find more sites. just getting photos and GPS plots finished and slowly putting all the info together.

Interesting that you mention these places. I've got a property in Eden Park which is about 24 kms from Wandong. In Grants road there is a cutting that I have often seen what looks like young adult students with notepads and pens being lead along as somebody points out things as they take notes. I assume they were interested in the Geology of its many layers, as along the side of my place just up the road in Second avenue, I once found a rock in the table drain on the side of the road that had what looked like the fossil of a small Trilobite in it.


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