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  2. Welcome to the forum They all look geological to me, IMO they could be concretion fragments.
  3. Hey guys, Ive found these while out on a walk with my dog. I was wondering if they could possibly be teeth or maybe my imagination is seeing things and they are just rocks. Any advice would be great! Thanks in advance. Foxx
  4. Dr Mud & The Crab Concretion Crusade

    It had such a nice shape to it, shame it was empty Oh well that’s the way to find the complete crabs. Lucky that it split so easy. Great to hear about your bone cluster. Did you donate it for Al Mannering to prep? I think that would be the second penguin off Glenafric beach. Several from Motanau, but I think maybe mine was the first from there? Just adds something great to a fun day. Fingers crosses you have another low sand day again soon.
  5. Dr Mud & The Crab Concretion Crusade

    @Doctor Mud I knocked that concretion open this evening and made a short video of it here: I also went past the museum today to show them my maybe-penguin (it's maybe a penguin!) and saw your one lying there all nicely prepped. Looks amazing! So many bones in it.
  6. Woo hoo! The postal departments are coming through this year.
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  8. November 2019 - Finds of the Month Entries

    Franz Not much to tell past the link Pemphix supplied. The formation was a deposit formed from a large inland sea so most material is marine with the only dinosaur being Mimi that was a bloat and float and the bird material that is now assumed to be a sea bird and some flying reptile material. The rest of the material is roughly 100 million year cretaceous marine material, typical of the era except there is no moasaur or crocodile material that has been found. Mike
  9. I received my parcel on Friday.
  10. Clypeaster humilis (Leske 1778)

    nice
  11. The search for extra-terrestrial fossils is looking more promising. But, I suppose one mustn’t get one’s hopes too high. NASA's Mars 2020 Will Hunt for Microscopic Fossils “Scientists with NASA's Mars 2020 rover have discovered what may be one of the best places to look for signs of ancient life in Jezero Crater, where the rover will land on Feb. 18, 2021. A paper published today in the journal Icarus identifies distinct deposits of minerals called carbonates along the inner rim of Jezero, the site of a lake more than 3.5 billion years ago. On Earth, carbonates help form structures that are hardy enough to survive in fossil form for billions of years, including seashells, coral and some stromatolites — rocks formed on this planet by ancient microbial life along ancient shorelines, where sunlight and water were plentiful. The possibility of stromatolite-like structures existing on Mars is why the concentration of carbonates tracing Jezero's shoreline like a bathtub ring makes the area a prime scientific hunting ground.” “Mars Scientists Investigate Ancient Life in Australia Could Mars ever have supported life? In the Australian Outback, scientists from NASA's upcoming Mars 2020 mission and their counterparts from the joint European-Russian ExoMars mission visited the oldest convincing evidence for life on Earth to prepare for their own searches for signs of ancient life on Mars. The field lesson in astrobiology in the Pilbara region is being applied in the near term by NASA, ESA and Roscosmos for mission planning, and will also pay dividends when both rovers begin to send back science data and imagery from the Red Planet. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Also see: A field guide to finding fossils on Mars. (open access paper)
  12. Help identifying this item

    Looks like a deer ungual (hoof core).
  13. Help identifying this item

    I located this item in a cave where other items where located too. It’s about 1 1/4” long by about 3/4” wide. I am new to this forum and would like any guidance you may offer. It has been enjoyable looking through the posts. Thank you.
  14. Fossil sealant?

    I have a dog I use it. He doesn’t like the smell and it dries so fast that he couldn’t get any off the fossil if he tried. It’s basically nail polish remover with a few paraloid beads dissolved into it. The rest is stored in a sealed glass jar. If I’m soaking anything it’s either in a sealed container or I keep a pet gate up so he can’t get in the room. And the fumes are gone quickly if painted on
  15. Horse tooth?

    How could I find out what this is? I found in a cave along with some other items in TN.
  16. Fossil sealant?

    The paraloid is sadly out of the question since it's a resin and toxic to my animals in this house :/ . I'd be willing to try other stuff though if it doesn't give off fumes.
  17. Fossilized cretaceous sea worm?

    I three agree.
  18. Thanks for the additional pictures. This is a syncarid shrimp.
  19. Thanks for the nice words and tale, Jess. It is part of an associated partial skeleton. The only skull part I found, though was a worn piece that was on the surface, indicating that the skull had eroded away a whole ago. I collected it some 15 plus years ago and have yet to bust open that jacket.
  20. Tyrannosaur Tooth ID

    If I found that I would call it a rex, but there others here who are better educated than me on the topic.
  21. What nice fauna! That second one does look tricky- I can see it either as a shrimp or millipede depending on how I look at it- the mysteries of Mazon Creek fossils.
  22. Tyrannosaur Tooth ID

    Hi Fossil Forum, I’m hoping you could help me with a tooth ID. It’s from Hell Creek and I believe a Tyrannosaur. I’d love for it to be a T. Rex, but I’m hoping you could confirm either way. Thanks! Also, this is my first post, so if it’s in the wrong discussion, just let me know and I’ll delete and re-post.
  23. Fossilized cretaceous sea worm?

    I agree with Adam. These can be fairly common on Texas Lower Cretaceous, irregular urchins.
  24. Fossil sealant?

    I use paraloid 72 on my fossils. Cheap, reversible, easy to use.
  25. Super thread. Ah, I can dream. One day.................
  26. "splitting" really soft slabs

    I probably posted in the wrong part of the site.... this is a "finding" question. I have the slabs at home. I have no idea if there are fossils hidden inside. I've split a lot of hard rock (and cut some harder rock) but its my first try at peeking inside something that's already pretty soft. If I try the techniques I use for harder shale and limestone, I really make a mess!
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