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Title: Ammolite Hunt
Post by: rockpup on January 16, 2010, 08:25:04 PM
Went Ammolite hunting today.I love ammolite and I dont think I would ever sell any of my collection,its getting harder to find these days.
I would love to be able to pit mine for ammolite but...the laws are touchy.Only surface finds,you get lucky with nice stuff sometimes.I do enjoy the exersice of hiking up and down the coluess in search of the ancient creatures.It does get rather dangerous at times getting to the very high steep cliffs to examine the iron stone to see if its shell or just stone.
The first picture does no do the piece justice,its very nice with greens,reds,pinks,gold,oranges,yellow but no blue.It would need to be cut and polished but this would make a few inchs of good material if not more.

Now I think I found a older river channel way above the river(Way up a 90 degree crazy slope,pretty scary if you dont like heights).I am always thinking "gold" now I will have to bring a pan next time and see whats in that gravel.So hard to tell if its glacial till,It does not look that way,looks real staked well and has smaller gravel packed in the spaces?


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Title: Re: Ammolite Hunt
Post by: jonniebud on January 21, 2010, 06:20:09 PM
lov the pics u r one lucky guy ibought mine
Title: Re: Ammolite Hunt
Post by: Vikingsniper on January 22, 2010, 09:50:09 PM
Nice finds Rockpup  {cool^sign}  8)
Title: Re: Ammolite Hunt
Post by: whammy on January 23, 2010, 10:40:20 PM
Hey rockpup, where abouts do you go to find these?
Title: Re: Ammolite Hunt
Post by: rockpup on January 24, 2010, 12:01:20 AM
on the old man river,thats about all I can tell you.
Title: Re: Ammolite Hunt
Post by: Eu_citzen on January 24, 2010, 06:02:45 AM
Rockpup, take the pics when the rocks are wet (water), not laying in water but just wet from water.
It shows the colours better, used on Opal. <-yes_>
Title: Re: Ammolite Hunt
Post by: rockpup on January 24, 2010, 11:27:08 AM
Yeah your right! They are fairly hard to get the colout to show well.

Whammy you should be able to find some in lethbridge-look in the river bottom parks,I find pieces in the gravel bars sometimes.
Title: Re: Ammolite Hunt
Post by: whammy on January 24, 2010, 03:52:38 PM
rockpup,
you might be interested to know that the Alberta Paleontological Society is doing a field trip to the Korite ammolite mines this summer!
Alberta Palaeontological Society homepage (http://www.albertapaleo.org/)
Title: Re: Ammolite Hunt
Post by: rockpup on January 26, 2010, 05:05:37 PM
Cool thanks for the tips.My brother went in school and found a small whole ammonite in there tailing pile,they thanked him it turned out to be worth alot of $$.
Title: Re: Ammolite Hunt
Post by: bad on July 31, 2010, 09:04:45 AM
Rockpup:
Is there any chance you'd be willing to tell me where you went? My wife and I live in Calgary and would love to go ammolite hunting one weekend. I've heard that along the St. Mary's river is good but there are mines on one side that protect their claims vigorously and reserves on the other that do the same. Any help you could provide would be appreciated.
Bruce
Title: Re: Ammolite Hunt
Post by: rockpup on August 01, 2010, 06:11:10 PM
Just look around lethbridge.There is deposists along the river in lethbridge.Look for the real black soils.You can goto the St.mary along the river on one side is white mans land.The river acts as a border to the reserve and the first nations will kick you off if they catch you on there land.


Title: Re: Ammolite Hunt
Post by: lowbike1 on October 01, 2010, 03:57:58 PM
that stuff is beautiful! any place to find it in BC?
Title: Re: Ammolite Hunt
Post by: rockpup on October 02, 2010, 10:17:17 PM
None in bc.Only southern alberta for the colours.ammonite can be found alot of other places but lack the gem coatings.
Im sure some form of ammonites could be found in bc alot of other fossils  are.
Title: Re: Ammolite Hunt
Post by: dagrub on February 15, 2011, 11:44:44 AM
I've got an extrodinarily large amount of that stuff rockpup. I do believe you are in Coaldale...i live there too. Your more than welcome to come take a look anytime!
Title: Re: Ammolite Hunt
Post by: UofCglgy on July 06, 2015, 07:03:01 PM
good day all!

I realize this is an old thread but I thought I would try my luck.

Background I'm currently going into my last year of glgy at the u of c. Over the last few years I have become very interested in the paleobiology aspect of the degree. I  have enjoyed examining the fossils in class, but have since gotten the itch to get out and find some for myself.

With that being said, I am curious if anyone is willing to divulge some locations where one may find Ammolites/ammonites. I realize the lethbridge area, old man river/ st Mary river valley is a good area to start. anyone willing to be a tad more specific than that? :) ha ha

thanks in advance  <-good_>