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  1. Piece of bone unknown

    Hey everyone, I've found this piece of bone last year at the "maasvlakte 2" in the Netherlands. (did see a post from max fossils who did explain really nice where this is :-D Link here) Since then I'm trying to figure out what it is and to who it did belong (not that I'm returning it ) Are you guys able to help me out? The size is in centimeters Thanks!
  2. Hi Everyone, Somewhat new to fossil collecting. I picked this up for 20$ at a flea market, sold to me by a very old man who didn't know anything about it. Is it real? Any help appreciated.
  3. Repairing Megalodon Teeth

    I have a megalodon tooth that I found and would like to repair. I bought another megalodon tooth to practice on but I don't know much about the repairing process. So can anybody help me out with the materials and the process to go through. I would really like any help anyone that has any suggestions. Thank you
  4. Summerville,SC hot spots

    I am new to this and have a vacation coming in Summerville, SC. How do I choose where to start looking? Are there any recommendations for this area. What are the best tools to take on your first time out? Thank you for your input!!
  5. Peace river

    Ok. I understand no one like to give up there secret spots. Not asking for that. I am asking for a little advice though. I spent three full days on the peace river recently. First trip I went to a boat ramp in Arcadia on 70 and kayaked south until I hit anotuther boat ramp, during that trip I found one area with some gravel, I spent a good amount of time sifting through it only to find very little teeth. The rest was sand. So the next trip I went up to The Gardner boat ramps, I went north and a litttle up Charley creek, but didn't find much. Than south again a bust. So I went back to Arcadia, this time I paddled north. I found some gravel and spent five hours sifting I did find some nice teeth and one like two inches. Although my daughter and I had an amazing time exploring and enjoying nature. I still know there had to be a better place to go for more luck. I leave about an hour and half away from the peace river so I intended to go back. Does anyone have any suggestions? I have a kayak.
  6. Please help me with the below.. I found this pectenoid fossil and many more in the rumbles of an old mine in Attika area af Greece. Usually the terestrial fossils near the beach are of Pliocene or Pleistocene age. But this fossil comes from the digged earth of a mine and looks totally different than the Pliocene shells. It has Black color and the shape is also different.. It reminds me of Neithea species?? But Neithea were Jurassic era fossils... Could it be??? Size 3cm X 3cm.. Thank you very much in advance...!
  7. Who can it be now?

    Hey guys! Have been lurking for awhile and finally decided to join the discussion after finding something interesting while out on a dig with my room mate. We live in Perth WA and found this. It's long and consistent in width. We've spent a few hours online but couldn't find anything looking too similar. Would anyone have an idea on what this is? We will probably end up going to the local museum or university but thought we'd take the opportunity to say hi Any advise is going to be greatly appreciated!
  8. Urchin?

    Sorry about the poor quality first picture but I am not able to currently take another pic. This was found in a Miocene area. Can you tell me if this is an urchin or something else? Thanks.
  9. Fossil ID

    Hi there I'm totally new to fossil hunting. I went on my first fossil hunt and found these. They were found on the Northumberland coast in England. The beach was mainly composed of granite and limestone and some shale. Does anybody have any ideas? I was thinking crinoid and coral. Thank you!
  10. Is this a fossil? Bone? Tooth?

    Hi, I found this on the beach in Northern California and am just curious to know what it is. I can't tell if it's just a shell or bone or if it's actually a fossil. Just thought it would be fun to find out. Thank you!
  11. Fossil egg- shaped thing?

    Found this in my grandfathers cabinet after he passed away. Supposedly found in Michigan. I have no idea what it is. Any suggestions/ help is appreciated!
  12. Hello! We went fossil hunting in North Texas about a month ago and found these oddly shaped rocks. Two of the three really have me scratching my head and wondering if we found something cool or just oddly shaped. Found in a shale creek bed, where paleontologists recently found a really neat fish specimen from the Cretaceous period (skull and vertebrae). We also found several ammonites and concretions (crab). they were fairly easy to pull up out of the changing creek bed, found while hunting for concretions and turning over large bits of shale and rock. I was curious if anyone had any idea of what they could be, if they are anything. The first one is round, with a knob, and a hole in either side that doesn't look like it goes through but looks like it could have been connected at some point. It's fairly smooth. The second is too defined to just be a random rock, but I have no idea how to go about identifying it. I thought maybe coral (but it's smooth) or maybe bone? The third was in the same area as the second and was picked up by my 5 year old as a "tooth". I'm pretty sure it's just a rock. I will post more pictures in comments #2 #1
  13. Please help me identify

    Let me start by saying I have virtually no experience in fossils. This was found in someone's shed in SE Minnesota. I have no idea if it was originally found in this area. It's approximately 8x7 inches. It weights about 7.5 pounds. We brought it to a local nature center and they couldn't really tell us much. Can anyone shed any light on what it might be? Thank you!
  14. Finding Fossilized Shark (Selachimorpha [Selachii]) Teeth On The Shores Of Myrtle Beach, SC: A Definitive, Authoritative, Don't-Deviate-Or-Die Guide By Shane R., a.k.a. "THE master expert of all gurus" Shell-bed - Crushed shells deposited during the high tide transformation to low tide. A proper bed will have NO SAND VISIBLE, ONLY CRUSHED SHELLS!! The ocean's dump... Dump of joy and goodness! This is where you always want to be in some form or another. DO NOT waste time with shell-bedless sand. Bigger pieces of shells in the bed = bigger teeth, less chance of finding squat. Smaller pieces = small teeth but higher chances. Zone 4 - Fine, hot, trash-filled, bone-dry, dredged, behind pretty sea oats sand that's furthest from the ocean (2.25/5 rating & small teeth) Zone 3 - Lumpy, warm, uneven, ever-so-slightly-moist, feet-trodden, gritty sand that's marked by beach scraping machinery tracks (?[unimportant enough that I've never looked]/5 rating & small teeth) Zone 2 - Cool, moist, older-shell-bed-filled, severely foot-trodden, vacationers-set-up-shop-full, smooth sand (3.5/5 rating & small to large teeth) Zone 1 - Very cool, super moist, lightest of waves, fresh-shell-bed filled, heavens-opened-up, stay-here-all-day, smooth-as-a-baby's-rear, where-toothy-addictions-and-backbreaking-obsessions-are-made shore sand (5/5 rating & small to very large teeth) ps. if you can't already tell, this is the zone you want Zone Almost Pointless - Cold, in the "deeper than lightest of waves," impossible-to-see-anything, "that fast wave took my spotted treasure away before I could process," shell-beds so exceptional your feet cut open and bleed, waterery sand (1.75/5 rating & large to extremely large teeth) *Baby Zip bag needed. Leave open the whole time searching. Touch fingers in ocean water, let water drip into bag, fill about 1/4 of bag (the water atoms secure your teeth), hold in one hand between thumb, forefinger, and middle finger (thumb is on right side gripped next to zipper [sharp edge of bag], forefinger nail distance is inside bag, middle finger is above forefinger outside of bag gripped to forefinger nail) while searching. Touch (or drop if you found a big momma) newly acquired teeth to water inside bag until said atoms overtake tooth, securing it in bag. Check continually for low water level and leakages. If found, dip ocean fingers and refill. DO NOT DROP BAG!!!!!! HOLY.. DONT DROP THE BAG. AND.... Don't... be.. tipping the bag either Ahem... Now for that meat. A good mindset to always, always keep is that, chances are, if a shell bed is not actively being eroded at by active waves, any teeth of substantial size have been already taken by another collector. If you aren't actively eye-searching, continually walking, moving around, and searching for the next great eroding shell bed, you ARE wasting precious, valuable time! Look down the beach and head to the next visible bed near the shore! Lots of speed walking is needed! Check to see if waves are or might be close to hitting beds. If so, GET there as fast as possible! Scour the beach with your eyes and be PROACTIVE! Beat the next collector! Be on top of it! If you aren't bent over the whole time, you ARE missing great teeth! R.I.P. Mr. back When you've found a shell-bed near the shore that's actively being eroded by waves, pay super close attention to the area where the sand (closest to ocean) meets the shell bed. This area (and just to the top of bed [furthest from ocean]) is where very large teeth can be found! The middle of the bed is just as good! So check the whole bed!!duh! Make sure the sun is BEHIND YOU and the tooth's enamel should shine like utter diamond from the fresh water on them. Pay SUPER close attention to the bottom of said bed when a wave thoroughly hits it: sometimes teeth come SHOOTING out! The water is naturally sorting this big bed of shells for you! Thank the wind for the eroding waves! Thank the moon for providing the large tide that dropped the shells! The bed that is actively being hit by waves is loooong, as you can see, so don't stay in one place! Pace back and forth the distance of bed where waves are hitting (only where waves are sorting for you)! You are greatly increasing your chances of finding a tooth if you are walking back and forth whilst looking! Pace! Don't stay in one place! Pace! Don't do et . Pace! Scan scan scan! If you aren't actively scanning, you are missing! Active active! Nonstop! This is work since they're valuable to the Gay Dolphin dude! If not trying to fool with tide charts, prepare to be out for at least six hours in order to catch key times. Full moons and new moons are the greatest times to look. Day before and after. Morning. 6:45 am. Nautical twilight time... If there is a storm, GET OUT THERE NOW. Legendary fun awaits. If no shell beds can be found (you're basically fricked...but), bring a short metal shovel, use toes to find an under the sand shell bed, make sure it is close to the ocean, dig large scoops, throw to edge of where water is hitting, let nature erode, search quickly at results. Thank me for this quality, highly treasured, highly secret, authoritative, veteran, insider, seasoned info and data by... Showing me what you find! <3 ~SR
  15. Columbia SC for turkey day

    I will be going to Columbia SC. For thanksgiving and wanting to go fossil hunting. I will be there with family so a kid friendly place would be nice. I have never hunted up that way yet.. Well thanks for any help in advance.
  16. Can anyone help me ID this?

    Found this in a creek in upstate New York. Can anyone tell me what I am looking at?
  17. Identification please

    I found this fossil some years ago but i could never identify it.
  18. 4 trilobites!

    I'm back again to disturb you all... This time I have 4 trilobites I'd like to ID. If better pics are needed of a specific one, tell me! Help please! 1) Sahara; 600mya (Calymene?) 2) Erfoud, Morocco; 460mya (Calymene, but what species?) 3) ??? 4) ??? Thank you already for your help! Beat regards, Max
  19. Help

    Could anyone help me with what this is. I found it on the beach along with other fossils that i think came from a whale. Ill post that another time though.
  20. Can anyone identify this? Thank you!

    My 9 year keeps coming back with these fossils and we need help identifying the type! We live in upstate NY next to Lake Ontario. Thank you all this group is amazing!
  21. help with fossil ID

    trying to find out what this fossil is, sorry, i have no information on it whatsoever, any help will be greatly appreciated
  22. North Orlando Help

    Hey! I'm in Tavares, FL just north of Orlando and I have a free morning tomorrow (maybe) and am wondering if anyone has any recommendations in the area to collect. Very interested in echinoids and pleistocene material but will pretty much take anything as I don't have much of any Florida material. Let me know! Thanks!
  23. Do you own a nautilus/nautili that was found/purchased from the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, UK? If you do please can you help me to compile a bit of information. I would be extremely grateful if anyone with a Sheppey nautilus could let me know the location the specimen now resides in (Museum, County, State, Province etc) and if possible a picture of the specimen with the species name if known. Also if you have seen one in a museum please can you let me know which museum. Myself and another collector on the Island were talking about how prolific the Sheppey London clay has been over the years and this raised the question on how far spread the Sheppey fossils may be. I will start things off with my own little collection of Sheppey nautili, still at home on the island. Many thanks in advance for any information you can provide!
  24. Help please ID oddities.

    Are you sure this isn't a fossilized head of ?