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Tornado MC

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Mark - Verwood, Dorset
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deerhunter
Talking to the misses the other night (she has no interest in fossils) about if one of us dies. I said what would you do with my fossils if something happened to me? And she replied they can go in the bin its only rocks. Oh my God !!!
Seems I am going to have to catalogue all my fossils and make arrangements in case the worst does happen.
Has anybody else discussed this subject ?
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Elbert

Hello, don`t know really; I`ve binned the missus...

But it is wise to catalog your collection and make sure that important specimen are saved from these women binners. 


greetings, Bert

the search is as valuable as the finds...
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deltapodus
I've got it in the will - they have to be donated to a museum, along with all the books on fossisl I've accumulated. That's the back-up plan: plan A is to donate them myself before the inevitable happens.
Finally found bone[biggrin]
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Coolz
Hmmmm good question! I hadn't thought of what we'd do with ours. I'll probably ask for mine to be returned to the beaches for some new explorers to find or if my niece would like any (we can't have children) then to give some to her.
Ammos everywhere!
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2012
Partner will be going to New York. 
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aurelius
Was your wife saying this with a twinkle in the eye and a smirk upon the lips? If not... I am aghast!
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sd41
I've touched on this subject before on a past post. And I too, ponder about what the possible outcome would be for my collection after I've kicked it.
I half jokingly suggested to another member that perhaps a 'Discuss Fossils forum' museum/collection should be started... where members can bequeath their finds, so that they can be continuously enjoyed and appreciated by members of the forum.

BTW guys- not all women are fossil binners!!!!!!... I absolutely love my fossils, and would be devastated if that was to happen to my treasured collection.

I think we should donate them to this forum community. OR, I like your plan deltapodus... Put in to your will that they are donated to museums. OR.... if anyone would like to donate, for example their dinosaur jaw bones/skulls/verts etc etc to me, that could be arranged




Edited by sd41 2015-05-25 22:18:38
Fossil hunting...What a rush! :)
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fossils-uk
All your other halves could come see me and benefit financially from your collections instead of the fossils rotting in a box in a stuffy museum.
Just a thought.
Byron
fossils-uk, whitby
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PaleoStu
Dinosaur Isle Museum for my collection. You never know what specimens are lurking in your collection that someone else might notice. They might be rooting through, spot something, say "Have you seen this?" and there's a new line of research right there (although in my case it's likely to be "What a lot of rolled bone").

Luverly jubberly!
I love VP. I love whelks.
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Tornado MC

Good thread - like Coolz suggested, I have already done this. As my collection grows, out goes the old, not so good, easy to find stuff - back to where it came from (never just anywhere or you just confuse the beginners!) I mean you don't find ammonites hanging around Highcliffe/Barton cliffs! - its impossible to keep everything and its rather amusing watching some holiday makers getting all excited at finding a pile of fossils that you just strategically placed 30 minutes before hand.
My kids have already discussed what they want when I depart the planet. As for the other half, she appreciates the beauty of some of things I find, but then I tend to agree with her that as finds get better, its best to let go of the bread and butter stuff or dusty old rocks that never get out on display and let someone else enjoy them.
 
Mark - Verwood, Dorset
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dinogary
mine will be along to byron,with a van full lol
Growing old is compulsory, Growing up is optional!
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fossils-uk
All I am saying is your family might not be impressed that you have "given" to a museum loads of old rock that could be worth thousands of pounds. Just saying ! ;-)
Lol
Byron Edited by fossils-uk 2015-05-26 18:20:49
fossils-uk, whitby
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deltapodus
Byron, that's not a bad idea - I know that a lot of museums will turn away finds unless they're the subject of a paper in a journal - simply because they have so many specimens already. I'd rather my stuff goes somewhere where it would be appreciated, and helps the family financially, especially as  most of it might be have personal significance - like my 1st belemnite phragmocone - but has no scientific value.  
Finally found bone[biggrin]
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