Category: Collecting Trips

NCFC sponsored fossil collecting trips.

Greens Mill Run April 2018

We could not have asked for better weather or a better group of people. Our group consisted of members who had been to GMR many times as well as some who were experiencing the...

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...

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...

Castle Hayne April 2015

I was pleased with the new area Martin Marietta provided us to hunt this year.  The hunting area was rather small compared to years past but we had both Cretaceous (Peedee) and Eocene areas...

Rucks Pit – Florida 1-2015

Day 3 found the 5 of us at the Fort Drum Crystal Mine (aka – Rucks Pit), a farm field turned into a large collecting are where spoil piles of material are dumped from...

SMR Quarry – Florida 1-2015

It’s cold, it’s snowing and I’m cooped up inside and want to go fossil hunting. The solution? Go to Florida, of course! And that is how a plan was hatched to go do some...

Onslow 11-2014

Deborah Young led a NC Fossil Club trip into Onslow Quarry on Saturday November 8, 2014. A last minute attempt was made to see if the club could hunt in this quarry, and the...

Castle Hayne 11-2014

During the fall, David Sanderson led two collecting trips to Martin Marietta’s Castle Hayne quarry.  The first was October 3rd and the second one was on took place on November 7th. Between the two...

Aurora Cookout 11-2014

NC Fossil Club annual picnic, November 1st, 2014.  The Aurora Fossil Museum kindly hosted our annual picnic, attended by 19 NCFC members plus two AFM staff.  AFM’s Museum Educator, George Oliver, Jr., M.D., and...

Hanson 10-2014

Thirteen plucky NC Fossil Club members turned out for a perfect fall day of collecting the Yorktown Formation at Hanson Quarry in Rocky Mount. We have only been coming to this locality since April,...

Belgrade 10-2014

This was an awesome meeting for everyone! Such a delight to get all of us together and visit too! We could not have asked for a better weather day with a light breeze which...

Oklahoma 10-2014

Just a few hardy souls made the trek from North Carolina to Oklahoma in October for the 4 day hunt (Linda McCall, Lynn Moore, Diane Willis, Carl Willis and Earl Guertin making up the...

Hanson 9-2014

Seven crazy NC Fossil Club members showed up to hunt Hanson Quarry after it rained several inches the day before. The road in was a slippery, sloggy mess. We had to ditch all the...

Belgrade 6-2014

Members of the NCFC met on June 27, 2014 at the Belgrade, Martin Marietta quarry in Maysville, NC.  This was a much anticipated trip due to the fact that hunting fossils had been limited...

Aurora Cook Out 6-2014

The June 15th Aurora Cook-Out (and Auction) was a big success.  The new load of dirt delivered for the Aurora Fossil Festival a few weeks earlier had been mauled nicely – and only needed...

Hanson 5-2014

This trip to Hanson Quarry was just a week after the previous one – with no rain in between. I was a little worried that it might be a bust – but I did...

Utah Trip 5-2014

Paleozoic invertebrates of Millard County Utah, May 28th-31st, 2014.  NCFC Vice President, “JB” Bain, led a trip that included Brian and Brigid Kram and three of their young children (Kolbe, Aidan, and Agnes); Pam...

Tar River 5-2014

The initial scout trip to Rocky Mount proved so successful that David Sanderson secured two more trips there, one on May 23th and the next on May 30th (still looking at the fact that...

Castle Hayne 5-2014

Twenty five members met on May 2nd for the second trip into Castle Hayne this Spring. Again, great weather greeted the group where some great specimens were found. It reminded me of the old...

Greens Mill Run 4-2014

The trip went fairly well…the abundant rains of the previous days did cause the river water level to be 1ft higher than normal collecting conditions. It was however a warm and sunny day and...

Smithsonian Trip 4-2014

The cherry blossoms were done blooming, but even so – eleven members of the North Carolina Fossil Club journeyed to Washington DC on Good Friday to visit the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History...

Hanson 4-2014

The Tar Heel Gem and Mineral Club obtained access to the Hanson Quarry in Rocky Mount the weekend of April 12th. Mary Harbison, a member of their club and ours, told us after their...

Castle Hayne 3-2014

Twenty seven members of the NCFC met on March 28th for the first trip of the year into Castle Hayne. Rains earlier in the week left muddy roads but provided fresh hunting areas. Most...

Jacobs Creek 3-2014

The heavy rain of Thursday and Friday resulted in delaying our trip until Sunday, March 9th.  Some NCFC members had to cancel due to storm damage caused or other commitments.  Therefore, some on the...

Jacobs Creek 2-2014

The Jacobs Creek Quarry Trip took place on February 9th due to rain.  We had 16 club members attend. Ediacaran material is from the Cid Formation, the unnamed mudstone member. It dates from 542 million years ago in North Carolina. ...

Aurora Cook Out 11-2013

The second Aurora Cook-Out of the year was again a big hit. What turned out to be a very pleasant November day saw 25 club members turning out for another round of fossils, food...

Castle Hayne 10-2013

Twenty-eight members of the North Carolina Fossil Club were greeted by cold and dreary weather on Friday, October 25th to try their luck fossil hunting at Castle Hayne. By 10 AM we had the...

Greens Mill Run 9-2013

It was definitely a nice but wet trip!! On September 21st,  2013 we met at 9am at the Ball Park on S. Elm Street in Greenville to fossil hunt in Greens Mill Run (GMR)....