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Posted in response to Dating Fossils? from lisa wells on December 21, 2010 at 15:20:50:

Re: Dating Fossils?

Generally a fossil is dated by identifying the geologic formation in which it is found. You can find the geologic formation by looking at a geologic map of Montana or better, a geologic map of the county in Montana where the fossil was found. If you do not know exactly where the fossil was found except that it is from somewhere in Montana then it becomes a very different problem to find the age. You might post a picture of the fossil and someone might recognize it and be able to date it that way. As far as value, that is also a very different problem. Generally a fossils value will depend on the fossil being properly labeled (a fossil without a label is just a rock), its completeness and state of preservation, rarity, beauty, desirability, etc.

I can't help on the jade.

JKFoam

From jkfoam - December 21, 2010 at 20:01:42

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