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April 27, 2019 at 12:35 pm #55481
This was found in central South Dakota in Sully County where I live on our farmland. Sully Co lies almost center of the state on the east side of the Oahe Dam. Our farm is located 6 miles north of Onida, SD on hwy 83 and due east another 7 miles.August 30, 2018 at 3:55 pm #40932
Thank you for your input. Do you or anyone happen to know if I should try to “clean” this up more — maybe try to remove some matrix?March 29, 2018 at 5:59 pm #34128
Thank you for your input on my “unknown” specimen!December 7, 2017 at 5:34 pm #29574
Didn’t realize how bad some of the pictures I first submitted would look. Here are a few other shots.
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Forgive me. New to this thought I was replying properly but see I messed up. Jim, thank you for the links & Jack, thank you for the info to not mess with the matrix or specimen!December 6, 2017 at 10:38 pm #29538
Thank you Jack for the links. I don’t think I had found that website prior as I really didn’t know it was as extensive as it is. My read on this specimen is that — yes, I thought digit/toe maybe… especially when I turned it over. It is very heavy for its size. It was found almost dead center SD in NE Sully County. I picked up some smaller black rocks also that upon further sharing with a few friends who rockhound — they suspicion that they are bone. But that’s a different find. Thank you for the suggestion to not mess with the matrix — I have been torn by that idea. SD School of Mines is about a 3 hour drive one way for me but I may need to make a trip there this winter.
I also picked up the fossil I posted on my account on this same field which SD School of Mines tentatively ID’d per email pictures and I related on my account posting. I would love any feedback on that fossil also as no one with expertise has had a hands-on look at them yet.