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  1. After the summer end Clean
  2. Hello, Just wondering what the best fairs are to go in - Belgium - Netherlands - France Do you have any recommendations? Im interested in Dinosaur fossils only. Looking to get more fossils, and also looking to get more experience in this fascinating hobby Thanks for the tips ! Cheers
  3. will stevenson

    Will's summer 2021

    Hi Guys, I’ve been doing a bit of hunting this summer and thought some of you might like to see what I have found , this trip report is mostly going to focus on finds as in the moment, I wasn’t great at taking photos now I’m not very organised so we aren’t doing this in a chronological order, I’m just going to describe each site separately the bulk of my hunting occurred on the Isle of Wight, so it is only natural that we start there, I’m going to start with one of the less interesting sites, whale chine (an image from the internet) , I stopped here on the way to the
  4. My grandson is turning 8 soon and he dearly loves dinosaurs and fossils. I want to take him fossil hunting for his birthday. I'm in Winn Parish, which is the northern part of the central area of Louisiana. Natchitoches, Grant, Rapides Parishes are close. Does anyone know where I could take him to find any fossils in these areas? I hope so and would be so appreciative!
  5. bamontgomery

    Need help with some local IDs

    I was a grad student at Mizzou from 2006-2012. I wasn't really a rockhound at the time, but one of my fondest memories was fossil hunting with my father and grandfather when I was very young. Because of that I took my son to a creek in Columbia around his third birthday to collect some. I didn't really know what I was doing, and he mostly entertained himself by throwing rocks into the water. A couple of days ago I found our rocks from the trip. They had been in storage for a decade. I'm still learning Illinois rocks where I now live, but know almost nothing about about Columbi
  6. I'm starting to get into mechanical prep seeing as with the quarantine I have extra time on my hand. My equipment arrived before my projects did so I've been practicing on this invert I had on hand. I believe this is a gastropod? Or is it a bivalve? I can never keep them straight in my head. Anyways, I forgot to take a before picture so I apologize for this awful photo as it was the only one I had: And this is it currently: Obviously not done yet, needs some more work and then some serious clean up to make it look nice but I'm thinking to put it aside for a
  7. HappyDiggs

    Egg or congregates

    So I found these in Lethbridge Alberta on the Old Man River in the Bear paw formation about 20 feet down from surface in some exposed shale formations. And we would like to figure out what it is?? The first one weighs about 2.3 pounds and length is 15.5 cm and 6.5 wide. The second is smaller at 0.6 pounds and length is 14.8 cm and 6.4 wide. We have found ammonite and baculite in the same area.
  8. So I had a great week out there. Visited all the museums around as well as Dinosaur Ridge and Red Rocks. Also checked out Florissant fossil quarry and Pikes Peak. I have way too many photos to share all of them. I want to say for anyone out that way, go check out the museums. OMG they are amazing. It's hard to pick the best but one that stands out on top (because of more than just their fossil displays) is the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Their wildlife displays are better than any zoo I've been to. Hands down simply an amazing place. The others are fantastic too. The Morri
  9. DrogaMleczna

    Sandstone fossil ID

    I found them in abandoned sandstone quarry around 10km West from Chmielnik, Świętokrzyskie, Poland. I have no idea what they can be. Can anyone help?
  10. Hi everyone! So I am planning on doing some fossil hunting this year before it gets to cold and I am trying to find some good places. Thanks in advance!
  11. Hi again! If you saw my thread from yesterday, you'll know I bought some Moroccan fossils for dirt cheap that turned out to be pretty nice. I went to the same dealer today and bought three more for the same price. I suppose I will start with the worst (most suspicious) first: I saw this vertebra and liked how it looked, so I bought it. I'm totally fine with spending $20 for a vert recreation, too, so no big deal if it's fake. What makes me suspicious is the place where it's chipped, it looked like there was paint flaking off. I guess I'm asking, how much of it is real and what is i
  12. I took my wife out for a quiet weekend in San Saba, TX and vicinity to escape from work and busy city life. It was fun to visit the river, suspension bridges, and bump into a couple old Indian campsites denoted by snails, freshwater bivalves, and burned rock on the surface. But the first thing to really catch my eye there was the small fossil display in the historical museum at Mill Pond Park...one fossil in particular. This huge orthocone nautiloid was the highlight of the visit for me. It is said to be from western San Saba County, which has Ordovician through Pennsylvanian st
  13. Hello again HappyDigsters!! We found some shiny fossil spaghetti!!! In the shale formations sifting through the fines and we discovered this little strange object...maybe some fins or feathers all bunched up. Thanks again for the help
  14. Brookelynnoddart

    Please Help Identify

    Hello, I am an active crazy lace agate & fossil hunter who has many specimens that I hope can be identified. Please help identify my precious findings so I can rest assure at what they really are. Found in Coldwater, MS in a Gully I visit often.
  15. Hello all, Found a couple of very nice Cretaceous fossils in Limburg (in water). Age: 72-68 mya/73-68 mya (late late Campanian - early Maastrichtian) and/or around 68 mya (if we only focus on de 'Kalksteen van Vijlen' from the Gulpen Formation). One source says 72.1 (± 0.6) million years ago (late Campanian). Thus 72.1 (± 0.6) million years ago till 68 mya (Kalksteen van Vijlen). One source states that the Vijlen 5 Member (boreholes in Gulpen and Crapoel) have a age of around 69.8-69.3 mya. So its possible that the fossils are also of this age. During this time,
  16. Are you able to collect fossils legally using the BLM and US Forest Service rules if there is also a mining claim for a locatable mineral such as copper or iron etc? Assume the fossils have no legally locatable mineral in them such as copper or precious opal. For example, a company files a claim for copper in 2 square miles of land in the desert with lots of non mineralized fossiliferous limestone. Another example: a company files a 2 square mile claim for coal. Can you collect the fossils in the sandstone in the surface? Assume the land is not fenced off and being actively mined.
  17. hello all, I found a lot of this specific type of rock and I thought they could be fossils. Now I'm not so sure. They have what appears to have a spongy inside and flat outside, on the sides that are still there. I tried to take pictures to show them well. A few of the pieces have two "lobes" at one end and the lobes appear to be splitting. They are all the same color, though some are dry and some are damp still. I was trying to figure this out on my own, and I thought it could possibly be coal (if not a fossil), but i really don't know how to test it. My husband did try to light i
  18. Brookelynnoddart

    Coldwater, MS fossils

    I have discovered these in Coldwater, MS in a nearby gully I frequently go to for these amazing finds. If Anyone has some great insight into what they are for sure, I would greatly appreciate knowing how much or if they are worth anything ?
  19. Hello to everybody! I'm kinda new here, but before I start I must say I really love this forum! It has really great vibes and you instantly can tell that this is a good and friendly community! So, I am ziggycardon, I live in Belgium, close to the border of the Netherlands and when we start speaking geologically, I live on the same cretaceous sediments as where the first major Mosasaurus discoveries where done! Unfortunatly I have never been on a fossil hunt myself and everything currently in my collection was bought or given to me. But I hope to change that soon, as I am dyi
  20. I grew up in Austin, going to Shoal Creek and Barton Creek and my local backyard creek, picking up the odd fossil or rock and stashing it away. It has only been recently (within the last 8 years) that I really got interested in Paleontology and finding out about the formations and proper fossil names etc....so it's been fun to revisit a lot of the places I went as a kid and see them in a whole new light. When the Paleontological Society of Austin used to hold meetings in person, I'd go up to Austin early and go fossil hunting in Shoal Creek - it has easy access and is a hop skip and a jump fr
  21. Today I stopped at Goodwill to see if I could find any plastic Plano fishing containers to store some fossils and instead found this extremely large pill container that I will use to store small / micro fossils. It is a very secure case and should work out nice and limited clutter from other cases, and at a price of $3.99, not a bad deal.
  22. xraymike79

    Please identify this ammonite?

    I have no knowledge of this ammonite’s history. Does anyone have any idea of its type? It’s about 5 to 6 inches in diameter, a portion of it being fossilized with calcite.
  23. Hi, I live very close to big brook, NJ and have collecting many beautiful specimens of the oysters there. The oysters there are very unique, as they are some of the best and biggest of the species you can find in the world. I have many various specimens. Ill take any request for size, look, style as they all look different. Perhaps some like a more wavy pattern or separated pattern or a bubbly pattern. Im interested in anything you have to offer! I attached various pics to see. Although I have many and some even better.
  24. Hi guys, I have this serratolamna from muddy creek, now s,gafsana is described from here but apparently this looks more like older serratolamna teeth. The age of the formation here is ypresian, but I was wondering if anyone knew of any older underlying strata that may be able to produce an older serratolamna or if this one is just an odd ball thanks
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