Welcome to My Fossil pages. These pages contain photos and descriptions of some of the fossils in my collection. I have been collecting fossils for about 50 years. My collection contains a variety of fossils from all over the world, but it is dominated by US and Canada fossils and more specifically by fossils from Ontario, Canada. This is mainly due to the proximity of Ontario to my home. In my high school years, I was introduced to the collecting localities at Arkona, Ontario. (Thanks to Barbara and Barbara for the introduction). I spent many years collecting those pits with my buddy Mike. Those were great collecting years. We collected so many crinoids that to this day, we are still prepping specimens collected in the 80's. Eventually the pits at Arkona ceased quarrying and the locality became less productive. At about that time, I was introduced to the quarries at Brechin, Ontario and since that introduction have spent a significant portion of my time collecting in those quarries. For about 20 years I collected at Brechin Localities. Those quarries yielded a huge number of fossils specimens. I have kept the very best or most unusual for my collection. Even with keeping only the best, the specimens from Brechin make up about 40% of my collection. Crinoids dominate the Brechin fauna and thus the collection is dominated by crinoids. I want to thank Sean, Forest, and Bob G. for collecting with me all those years. You made the drive up to Brechin a lot easier. Unfortunately in 2009 the good quarries near Brechin closed to collecting and eventually by 2016 all the quarries closed to collectors. Now I have to move on to other localities. It will be interesting where the future will lead me.
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