You get to spend a week hunting for dinosaur bones with guides out in the field!
You will be able to keep almost everything that you find. In most cases each participant finds several hundred bone fragments, ten or so mostly complete bones and an occasional tooth and claw.
There aren't many cooler things you can say than "Hey, want to look at my fossil collection? It's a hobby." At least, that's what we would like to think.
Cretaceous marine and new productive Oligocene ranches in and around the area of Chadron. Excellent in 2017.
Traditionally a very good Lance formation ranch with abundant triceratops material, plant fossils and petrified wood. One day will be spent on a fantastic 44,000 acre Oligocene ranch south of Newcastle.
Due to the totally unprecedented discoveries on the this ranch in 2017 this week will be dedicated to the removal of some of the 6+ animals found in 2017.
This week we will be collecting the same ranch as the previous week, which has proven to be the best ranch that we have ever collected. One day will be spent on the above mentioned Oligocene ranch south of Newcastle.
Same as above but different sections of the ranches.
This week will be split between the ranches in and around SD and ND.
During our last session, we will be on a Judith River formation ranch, North West of Glasgow. Last year was another excellent week of collecting on this physically demanding ranch. For those able to tough it out it always provides excellent fossils. New areas uncollected in past years were investigated this year with very positive results. In addition we are beginning, finally, to understand the nature of the fossil bearing layers in the Valley.