Author: NC Fossil Club

Greens Mill Run October 2017

Despite a chilly start to the morning we had a good turnout. After some debate among some of the group regarding waders we set off to the creek. As usual, some people immediately took...

NCFC Fossil Fair 2017

Organized by the North Carolina Fossil Club, the Fossil Fair is an annual gathering of fossil enthusiasts who share their passion and knowledge of paleontology with the public. Some to the best fossils found...

NCFC Meeting September 2017

The September meeting included a celebration of the club’s 40th anniversary and the debut/release of Volume IV of the Fossils of North Carolina series. Volume IV is in two parts: reptiles, birds, Proto-mammals and...

VMNH Dino Days 7-2017

VMNH Dino Days 7-2017

Dino Day was a 2 day nod to the life and various times of the dinosaur giants.  It opened at 3 pm to 8 pm on Friday, July 21 and from 9am to 3 pm on Saturday, July...

World Ocean Day – Discovery Place 6-2017

World Ocean Day – Discovery Place 6-2017

World Oceans Day was held on June 10, 2017 at Discovery Place in downtown Charlotte, NC. The NC Fossil Club was in attendance with Joy Herrington’s whale material collection.  Ruffin Tucker (aided by his...

Dino Egg Hunt March 2017

NCFC members helped out at the Fossil Dig pile at the 2017 Museum of Life and Science Dino Egg Hunt. Thanks to the following for helping out and to Trish for organizing and all...

NCFC Meeting March 2017

The March speaker was Dr. Andy Heckert,  Professor, Vertebrate Paleontology, Dinosaurs, Litho/Biostratigraphy. Dr. Heckert spoke on Triassic Vertebrate Fossils of central and northern Arizona.

VMNH Ice Age Festival 1-2017

VMNH Ice Age Festival 1-2017

Members of the NCFC, Ruffin Tucker and grandson, Joseph Zufall attended and presented a mixed collection with emphasis on my Edisto Island Ice Age animals from sloth, camel, glyptodont, horse and deer and manatee and others.  They had a...

NCFC Meeting January 2017

The NC Fossil Club held it bi-monthly meeting at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences on January 15, 2017. During the meeting, the 2017 Chandler Award for meritorious service to the NC Fossil Club...

NC Fossil Fair 11-2016

Over twenty NC Fossil Club members set up displays at the NC Fossil Fair at the Greensboro Science Center.  This was in addition to the “Pungo” fossil dirt pile set up in front of...

Discovery Place Fossil Day 11-2016

The Discovery Place in Charlotte, NC held their Fossil Day on November 12, 2016.  The NC Fossil Club was represented by Ruffin Tucker and Joy Harrington.  Discovery Place had some interesting ideas for hands...

Rankin Museum Fossil Fair 9-2016

Members of the North Carolina Fossil Club participated in the Rankin Museum Fossil Fair from 9am to 3 pm on Saturday, September 24, 2016.  Fossils were displayed by Jonathan Fain, Richard Chandler, Joy Harrington...

NCFC Meeting September 2016

Members of the NC Fossil Club held their bimonthly meeting at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences on Sunday, September 18, 2016.  The featured speaker was Vince Schneider, Research Curator, Paleontology, NC Museum of...

NCFC Meeting May 2016

The May meeting of the NC Fossil Club was held Sunday, May 15. Presentations were made by Julie Neiderkorn and Mary Harbison about their experience in Florida at the Paleoblitz, and by Linda McCall who...

Old Dock May 2016

We had a beautiful sunny warm day to collect ~2mya fossils from Old Dock, meeting first at the Master Mart on Rt. 130 and caravanning to the site. Libby Smalley expertly lead the trip...

NCFC Meeting March2016

The presentation for this month, The Rise of Archosaurs and Their Close Relatives in the Triassic Period, was given by Dr. Sterling Nesbitt, Asst. Prof. of Paleobiology at Virginia Tech’’s Department of Geosciences. During the...

Greens Mill Run 10-2015

Greens Mill Run 10-2015

Greens Mill Run Fossil Collecting Trip-October 17, 2005. The day started out quite cool and a couple of the planned participants ended up cancelling but those brave few that did show up at Greens...

Belgrade October 2015

Walking through the washed out area, a large triangular shape jumped into my sight. Picking it up, I was holding the largest tooth I had ever found at this quarry, a 3 ½ inch...