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  1. From Woodbine formation, picked it because it looked like maybe something other than typical weird concretion, still does, but when I looked at little protrusion I saw what looks like part of jaw and something else. Had a heck of time trying to clear pictures, two teeth are visible and looks like rest broke off maybe. I'm guessing Enchodus?
  2. Irongiant97

    Fossil bone?

    Found this in the Coleraine formation of northern Minnesota, it appears to be bone, possibly a part of an arm or leg, any guesses to what it may be? (I’ve already contacted a paleontologist but I thought I’d ask here, too. Also any tips of removing iron off of fossils? Many of the fossils here are within iron stones and i don’t know how to safely remove most of it.)
  3. Irongiant97

    Fossil bone?

    So I already made a post about this but I’ve taken a series of much better pictures and a video to show it off better. I’m certain this a humerus, elbow joint, of something, definitely from the Cretaceous. It was in a bit of ironstone matrix but I managed to remove most of it, however, it is very fragile and fragmented and I hope to have it looked over by a lab. IMG_6660.MOV
  4. JamieLynn

    A Fossil A Day.....

    A Fossil A Day....keeps the blues away! Or something like that... I started an Instragram account (jamielynnfossilquest) and am posting a fossil a day, so I figured I should do that on here, to REAL fossil enthusiasts! I'm a few days behind, so I will start out with a few more than one a day but then it will settle down to One Fossil (but I will admit, I'll probably miss a few days, but I'll double up or whatever.) I'll start with Texas Pennsylvanian era, but will branch out to other locations and time periods, so expect a little of everything! So enjoy A Fossil A Day! Texas
  5. will stevenson

    2 Moroccan mosasaurs

    Hi guys, I don’t know a thing about mosasaurs so I’d love it if you could help me with these 1. 2. This one appears to have facets which I think is important
  6. Lone Hunter

    Fossilized mud?

    Collected this a few years ago on the bank of Trinity river near the surface. There was a layer of sorts of this and that's where this concretion was containing a little Baculite poking out. So I'm assuming this is result of some evaporate process and this is gypsum but how did it come about? Was the concretion sitting in shallow muddy water? Hoping someone can explain the process that produced this.
  7. These fossils were all found at Big Brook in New Jersey. From what I know, they should likely be from the Cretaceous period. I was unable to find much reference on what the following fossils may be. Anyways, thanks in advance! By the way, I didn’t want to upload too many photos at once, so please feel free to ask for additional photos of any of the specimens.
  8. I had heard that C and D canal site had new dumps. I had heard that the C and D site was going to be covered over, I had heard that it was removed/recycled. I went out last week to look. There are fewer dunes, and evidence of tractors and trucks, however there is still plenty of unchanged of material. It remains a harvest of belemnites and very little else.
  9. Lone Hunter

    Unknown from Woodbine

    I've been finding all kinds of strange things in this new spot in Woodbine, here's another I have no idea on. First thought was shell piece until magnification, pretty sure it's not, looks nothing like typical shells or preservation in the rest of rocks. It's kinda square, flat, and the black lines appear to be associated with it like antenna or something. Not even sure if it's plant or animal, looks bug like. Appreciate any help as always!
  10. Good evening to my fellow fossil lovers! This report has been on hold for a while, hovering near the top of my paleo-to do list. But to be honest, I haven't been on the forum as much these last few months and I've just sort of kicked the can down the road, pushing it off. Well here we are in August 2022 and I'm a whole year and some change removed from this excursion, but I say better late than never. With that out of the way lets jump into this adventure! I hope you're ready for... The Roadtrip Through Time: Colorado Part I: Pierre Shale In the winter of 2021 I ha
  11. Jared C

    A weekend of rarity

    This last weekend produced probably the best results I've ever experienced while fossil hunting - these last two days will be hard to beat. Before I get to that though, I do want to include a find from the weekend before (since this is the topic of rarity). It was a local find and a first for the species for me. Not only that, but my first real "heartbreaker". It was bound to happen at some point! Sticking halfway out of the gravel, I instantly recognized a large Ptychodus tooth, of either P. marginalis or P. polygyrus - I couldn't remember at the time which of the two
  12. Anyone know much about locality 34? Not sure if anyone has made expeditions there or how one can access the area. Any input is greatly appreciated!
  13. PerthBloke556

    Found in late Cretaceous limestone chalk

    Hi all, hoping someone can tell me what these bits might be. The kids found them digging around/in a Cretaceous limestone chalk and greensand. Took them out there for a fun day, no idea what we were going to look for or where. Hoping someone can identify any of it. Thanks in advance
  14. Hi everyone! I have my eye on an interesting claw from Hell Creek in Carter County Montana on "that website" and was wondering if anyone could give some extra insight. The seller listed it as Alvarezsaurus, which I had honestly never heard of before, and a quick search revealed that genus is much older than Hell Creek and from South America. I think they might mean it's from the Alvarezsauridae family, but in any event before I try for it I figured I should ask for an outside opinion on what this is from since this group is new to me.
  15. bthemoose

    Cretalamna borealis shark tooth?

    I picked up the shark tooth below a while back, labeled as Cretalamna borealis. I'm not very familiar with the species--does this ID appear to be correct? The label that came with the tooth says it was found near Stary Oskol, Belgograd Oblast, Russia, and that it's Upper Albian in age from the Kursk Osteolite member of the Seversk Sandstone formation. The tooth measures 38.6 mm along the slant. One of the root corners is missing and there's some hard matrix still cemented to the tooth near the root margin of the lingual side. @ThePhysicist, I think this one might be a D
  16. bthemoose

    Cardabiodon or Dwardius?

    I acquired the tooth below a little over a year ago along with some Cretodus crassidens teeth from a Texas collector. They're from a Dallas County, Texas, site that exposes a buffer zone between the Eagle Ford and Woodbine Formations (Cenomanian-Turonian). All of the teeth were identified to me as Cretodus, and that appears to be correct for the others, but I'm pretty sure the ID on this one is incorrect. On further examination, it appears to be a cardabiodontid, though I'm not sure whether Dwardius or Cardabiodon. The slant length is just under 39 mm. @ThePhysicist @siteseer, you
  17. MrsMojoRisin

    Fossils of Big Brook in NJ

    Found this at Big Brook in NJ. Looks a little different than the throw aways I found so I held onto it. Not sure what it is so please help! Thanks!
  18. My last few excursions have been a continuation of my exploration of the Woodbine. In my experience, it is a very difficult formation to hunt on, so even the smallest of discoveries is a welcome sight to behold. If you have the fortune of finding something there, it is likely to be different and unlike anything from the nearby surrounding formations. My most recent outing took me to an exposure rich with coalified material. The "peat" layer I dug into was extremely brittle and fell apart with minimal effort. Densely packed in was numerous chunks of wood and fragments of leaves likely from the
  19. Goal: collect all Pierre Shale formation main fossil specimens. During my fossil hunting trips I collect a lot of different fossils but never take the time to figure out what it is exactly. Here I will record my trips and finds but more importantly try to identify what it is. This list will encourage me to not just look for the big marine reptiles but also smaller things I normally ignore. I understand how unrealistic this goal is but it's fun. Any feedback or suggestions are welcomed! Specimens shown on wiki for Pierre shale. Marine vertebrates
  20. Lone Hunter

    Cretaceous plant fossil?

    Collected this in Eagle Ford formation, sure looks like leaf or leaves, there appears to be hollow stem at bottom. Not getting hopes up since they're not common but could it be?
  21. Found a peculiar bone in the upper HSCF this weekend and am unsure of what it is. I occasionally find marine material, but for the most part the area is all terrestrial dinosaur fossils. What could it be?
  22. Ben Daniels

    Flint Fossil?

    Hi All, I was hoping someone could help with identifying what this formation is within this flint I cracked while flint knapping earlier this week. The formation looks very organic and even plant like however I know that mineral deposits and other geological formations can seem like fossil material to the untrained eye, and my eye isn't very trained in this! The flint used was taken from a beach in Littlehampton, Sussex, UK. This flint is of Cretaceous age if that's useful at all. If you could add your input on whether this is a fossil or a geological feature and what it is exactl
  23. Hello everyone, I'm Li, a D.Phil student doing history of art at Oxford Uni. I'm very passionate about collecting fossils because my late uncle is a great collector of fossils in China. But I'm a complete novice in this field. I just came back from my FIRST EVER 'fossil hunt' on the Isle of Wight. I found three 'interesting' fossils on Shanklin beach and Compton Bay. I found them when the tide was low (between 3 pm and 6 pm). I have asked some local experts to identify them. They are two wood fossils and one block of stone (sandstone?) containing prints of shells. Though they are
  24. Anders Jonasson

    Strange cretaceous fossil ID

    Hello. Needing help to ID this strange fossil. Found in a quarry i Scania, southern Sweden. Lowermost lower campanian. Sandy biocalcarenites. Nearshore enviroment. The quarry have produced a number of rare, still unidentified fossils both marine and terrestrial. Findings of mosasaurs, marine crocodylomorphs, aquatic birds, flying reptiles, bony fishes, sharks and also neaceratopsian dinosaurs have been made in the quarry. I have sent pictures of this fossil to a local expert at Lunds University but it´s still unidentified. The brown bone seems to end
  25. LBI


    Found this in Bandera County, TX. It seems to be fossilized but kinda hard to tell. Any ideas as to what it’s from?
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