How Do You Do This?

UNDER CONSTRICTION

Not very many people in the area I live are interested in fossils.   There are lots of “Rock Clubs” but very little knowledge of Marine Fossils and Microfossils in the Applegate Valley area of Southern Oregon.   This changes as one travels to the coastal areas, or to Northern Oregon, but this area is, from what I have encountered so far, is devoid of interest.

Every once in a while I am asked if I do any rock testing, and the answer is yes.   There are the standard tests such as scratch tests that everyone does, but I also do sg testing for rocks I have questions about.   Since quite a few of the fossil rocks I have are in the 50 to 80 pound range, I had to rig up a rather unique sg testing station.   It was located outside and is shown below.   I also had a “Medium Weight” and “Light Weight” station since I was handling so many rocks.

You learn very quickly that organization is everything when it comes to rocks.   And everything gets reorganized constantly as your collection and knowledge grows.   Rocks that you thought nothing of all of a sudden become important, and vice-versa.   It’s ridiculous.

The pictures below will show a variety of different things that might be interesting to some people.

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Marine Fossils Found in Southern Oregon