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Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Photo: Dianna Lord


Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Photo: Dianna Lord

Digging!


Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Photo: Dianna Lord

Andrew found a pick end and donkey shoe. Donkeys were used to take the spoil pile carts up the hill. These items could well be from the late 1800 or early 1900s.


Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Photo: Dianna Lord

All ages trip!


Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22
By Andrew Young

How fortunate we were to have good weather when storms were in the forecast. On Sunday, the weather was particularly nice - wind blowing and not too humid - and the sense of community was strong. Andrew Young.

A view from the top of the hill of the group heading home.

This site is on private property and accessible only through express permission from the landowner.


Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

By Andrew Young

Looking up as a member digs in.


Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

By Andrew Young

Members have varied ideas and theories about how to best find Mazon Creek concretions, as you can see in the different digging patterns.

This site is on private property and accessible only through express permission from the landowner.


Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

By Andrew Young

All ages are welcome on this field trip.


Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

By Andrew Young

Lunch time consists of people brushing off the dirt, getting their packed lunches, sitting to eat lunch and comparing notes, stories and food with others.


Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

By Andrew Young

A view from afar.

This site is on private property and accessible only through express permission from the landowner.


Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

By Andrew Young

Some members walk and find good concretions laying on the ground.



Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

By Andrew Young

Beautiful day!


Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

By Andrew Young

Talking and comparing notes.


Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

By Andrew Young

John Good wears knee pads - good idea!


Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

By Andrew Young

So many concretions to find, so little time.


Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

By Andrew Young

Walking to the site.


Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

By Andrew Young

This was on Saturday - a more hot and muggy day than Sunday. The breeze on Sunday kept the bugs and humidity away.


Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

By Andrew Young

Buckets hold the concretions one finds when digging.


Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

By Andrew Young

Something must be there.


Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

By Andrew Young

Many sites being tried.


Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

By Andrew Young

The soils vary throughout the hill. Some areas have more iron, others have more sulfur/coal.


Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

By Andrew Young

This member is using a pick, which is probably the best tool to use on this site.


Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

By Andrew Young


Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

Braceville Field Trip 5/21-22

By Andrew Young


Going Home

Going Home

After successful day, everyone takes their gear and filled buckets home.
Taken by Dianna Lord


Braceville Hill

Braceville Hill

More collecting....

This site is on private property and accessible only through express permission from the landowner.
Photo: D.Lord


Braceville Hill

Braceville Hill

Just a view of the erosion.

This site is on private property and accessible only through express permission from the landowner.
Photo: D.Lord


Bracevill Trip

Bracevill Trip

Collecting

This site is on private property and accessible only through express permission from the landowner.
Photo: D.Lord


Getting there

Getting there

Sometimes we get a little dirty.

This site is on private property and accessible only through express permission from the landowner.
Photo: D.Lord


Braceville, 9-26-09  #1 - private property

Braceville, 9-26-09 #1 - private property

This site is on private property and accessible only through express permission from the landowner.


photo by: Andrew Young


Braceville, 9-26-09  #2 - private property

Braceville, 9-26-09 #2 - private property


photo by: Marie Angkuw


Braceville, 9-26-09  #3 - private property

Braceville, 9-26-09 #3 - private property


photo by: Marie Angkuw


Braceville, 9-26-09  #4 - private property

Braceville, 9-26-09 #4 - private property


photo by: Marie Angkuw


Braceville, 9-26-09  #5 - private property

Braceville, 9-26-09 #5 - private property


photo by: Marie Angkuw


Braceville, 9-26-09  #6 - private property

Braceville, 9-26-09 #6 - private property


photo by: Andrew Young


Braceville, 9-26-09  #7 - private property

Braceville, 9-26-09 #7 - private property

photo by: Andrew Young


Braceville, 9-26-09  #8 - private property

Braceville, 9-26-09 #8 - private property


photo by: Andrew Young


Braceville, 9-26-09  #9 - private property

Braceville, 9-26-09 #9 - private property


photo by: Andrew Young


Braceville, 9-26-09  #10 - private property

Braceville, 9-26-09 #10 - private property


photo by: Andrew Young


Braceville, 9-26-09  #11 - private property

Braceville, 9-26-09 #11 - private property


photo by: Andrew Young


Braceville, 9-26-09  #12 - private property

Braceville, 9-26-09 #12 - private property


photo by: Andrew Young


Braceville, 9-26-09  #13 - private property

Braceville, 9-26-09 #13 - private property


photo by: Andrew Young


Braceville, 9-26-09  #14 - private property

Braceville, 9-26-09 #14 - private property


photo by: Andrew Young


Braceville, 9-26-09  #15 - private property

Braceville, 9-26-09 #15 - private property


photo by: Andrew Young


Braceville, 9-26-09  #16 - private property

Braceville, 9-26-09 #16 - private property


photo by: Andrew Young


Braceville, 9-26-09  #17 - private property

Braceville, 9-26-09 #17 - private property


photo by: Andrew Young


Braceville, 9-26-09  #18 - private property

Braceville, 9-26-09 #18 - private property


photo by: Andrew Young


Braceville, 9-26-09  #19 - private property

Braceville, 9-26-09 #19 - private property


photo by: Andrew Young


Braceville, 9-26-09  #20 - private property

Braceville, 9-26-09 #20 - private property


photo by: Andrew Young


Braceville, 9-26-09  #21 - private property

Braceville, 9-26-09 #21 - private property

photo by: Andrew Young


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