fossils can be very easy or become a torture of several
hours, under a burning sun or under the weather inclemency.
That's why I love it!
As a good practice, a good knapsack to fill, a hammer
and a chisel are neccesary.
We can find a fosil on the field surface, free.
But also we can find it as a part of a extremely hard
rock. Here, we would need a lot of time and job to get
it. And sometimes the fossil is broken down during the
extraction, which could break your nerves down, too.
An advise to fossil-lovers:
Dont' be in hurry. Search carefully, slowly. Come back
over areas yet visited. There are a lot of fossil sizes,
from the little foramminifers like a lentil to the ammonites
of 50 cm. diameter.
Go to look for fossils on good days. On bad days is
better to devote to clean and prepare the fossils yet
Once cleaned, the pieces should be classified as soon
as possible and inserted in the collection. By my own
experience I tell you it is discouraging to have the
house full of "stones" waiting for that job.
At the end, even the strongest will goes down when you
see the behind job.
The true is the proccess doesn't finish with the collecting
on the field. That's the beginning!
Afterward, is neccesary to clean, prepare, clasify,
fill the file, photograph, insert in the collection,
finally. And that's all, so... COME ON!.