Tar River Collecting Trip - October 2016
NC Fossil Club Tar River Field Trip October 29th 2016.
Despite having about a third of those interested in the trip cancelling we still ended up with about six members present for the Tar River Field trip. The weather was absolutely perfect for fossil collecting and the river was no longer high due to the recent flooding.
After exchanging some pleasantries, the group made its way towards the river and after a bit of slipping and sliding we arrived at the cliff face. The recent storm had caused sections of the cliff containing fossil layers to break off and be deposited on the ground for easy access. We learned that raking through this loose material was the easiest way to find fossils.
Every person in the group found something interesting and at least a few buckets were hauled out full of bivalves. A few nice ecphoras were found as well as some fish vertebrae and teeth and even one beautiful limpet. It was a great day for fossiling with good people.