On May 18, Bruce Lauer participated in a field trip to Braceville, Illinois, sponsored by the Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois (ESCONI). The trip was to a spoil hill of an old coal shaft mine to collect iron stone concretions from the Pennsylvanian age.
The trip was well attended by old and young alike. It is so good to see youngsters out in the field looking for fossils. Andrew Young and Rich Holm brought buckets of fossils to share with participants, just in case they did not find anything. Beautiful weather and a good time. We collected about a quarter of a bucket of concretions. Now the freeze/thaw process starts and someday, maybe an interesting fossil!