I got a little book called
"211 Things A Bright Boy can Do" by Tom Cutler
on page 212 is info on how to find fossils.
Should I be asked to choose between being the kind of guy who
wanders the beach detecting bottle caps with a circular carpet
sweeper, or one of those fellows who discovers a new species of dinosaur
with a single blow of his hammer, the choice would not be a difficult
Equipment And Collecting
o Notebook and pen
o A magnifying lens
o Sturdy waterproof boots
o Whacking tool (see below)
o Flask of hot chocolate
o Goggles and a hard hat for serious walloping under falling cliffs
o A strong bad for the big ones
Always keep a proper record in your book and label each fossil
with details of where it was found.
That's just a small sample of the info on fossils and that's just 2 pages of info.
The book is 312 pages... and yes most of the stuff in the book is silly and of no use to anyone, but its still fun and that's a okay list of fossil hunting (even the hot chocolate). It cost me 2 dollars at 1/2 price books in Greenwood Indiana. On a scale of 1 to 10 , 1 being the best... maybe 6