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  1. today i have found another inclusion from my raw lot of cretaceous NJ amber. it bears resemblance to a stellate fern hair (comparison picture shown below) and also to stellate fern hairs I have found in a piece of (presumably baltic or dominican) amber that is 30 MYO. i'm not sure about this and i was wondering if anyone could shed some light on it, have these been documented in NJ amber before? (probably) anyway, here are the pictures: the fossil in NJ amber i found---> comparison picture of another stellate fern hair i found this one on the internet---> another stellate fern hair i found in 30 MYO amber (probably baltic, maybe dominican) -->
  2. ok so i have just recieved a rough unsearched lot of New Jersey Cretaceous amber, and this particular inclusion caught my eye. at first i thought it could possibly be just a misty part of the amber but no, it definitely has a solid shape. strange round object with a protrusion from the middle that seems to have small hairlike things coming off the protrusion. i've been talking to vermiculosis about this inclusion and he says that it looked fungal at first, but he wasn't sure. if you need better pictures let me know as i'm working on the piece to bring you just that. the inclusion is white and about 1.5-2 mm across. i personally think it is a seed or some kind of fungal object but i couldn't help noticing it is somewhat like a tadpole in shape although that is 1 in a billion chance and the "tail" looks wrong under magnification.
  3. So I posted on here around a year ago, about some fossils that I found in Yorkville Illinois where a new bridge had been put in leading to a small strip of land on the river. I had forgotten about my original post. I went back to the same place and found a few more, which reminded me that I didn't know what they were! So here I am again. I have a few pictures of the new ones and some old ones. I don't have all of them with me. So if anyone can help out that would be greatly appreciated. ( I heard someone at the site where I found them saying that they were really old, maybe a couple million years?? I don't know if this is accurate or not though). ***I have more pictures. This is all I was able to fit on this post***
  4. Shark Jaw Help?

    I found this, surprises of surprises, in a thrift shop and could hardly believe it. Especially when they told me it was real. After examining it I'm pretty sure it is but I have no knowledge of sharks. Most of what I've collected, fossil and bones in general, are plants or small fish for fossils and animals such as deer, otter, raccoon, birds etc in bones. So obviously I have no clue about sharks. Don't even think this what you'd call a fossil but again, I'm no expert. Thought I'd come here for help after internet searches kept sending me back. Anyone interested in helping? I can provide further photos and hopefully by then I can get an actual camera and not my phone's camera. Still, they should be visible enough. What I'd like to know is if this is really real and if it is what species, is it protected, and is it a fossil or simply bone? Any help would be greatly appreciated and I'll thank you ahead of time! The paper in the original picture is regular printer paper if that helps for size. And of course I apologize for my likely idiotic statements and assumptions. I really have no clue about sharks. Front of the jaws. This is what I believe is the bottom jaw. What I believe is the top jaw. Inside of bottom jaw. Inside of upper jaw. Back view of the jaws.
  5. I am an aspiring fossil collector from Minnesota. I have gone on multiple fossil hunting trips, but had trouble finding the layer I was looking for. Can anyone provide me with more detailed descriptions of Minnesota's fossiliferous rock layers? I have checked the guide to Minnesota fossil hunting and I am still having trouble distinguishing between rock layers. Any tips from more experienced fossil hunters?
  6. Hey everyone...been a while since I've been on here. I'm taking my son and about twelve other 8 year old Cub Scouts to Eisenhower state park this weekend and wanted to know if there's anything to find out there. I was there about two years ago and the water level was so low there was a little island exposed with a ton of ammonites. Is there anything else to look for out there? If so, where? Thanks for the help, Mark
  7. Fossil Identification

    I have had this rock for a number of years and have often wondered whether it was an just oddly shaped or a fossil, if anyone would be able to help it would be very appreciated thank you
  8. Shark Teeth Id Help

    These small shark teeth were found in Morocco, and I would really like to know what sharks they are from. The first two look similar, but the last looks like it is from another shark. I need some ID help.
  9. Help Me Id This Fossil!

    If someone could please ID this for me it would be really helpful! I need to know by tonight!
  10. Help With An Ongoing Research.

    Hi, there. I am seeking for help on an ongoing research. You see, there is two fossil sites in wich I work as a graduate student. We are developing a new method to identify isolated Bison teeth using multivariate statistics. Until now we beign able to differentiate between two ecotypes, a large form and a small form. These are not sexual differences (we alrealy test them and find the sexual difference does not correspond with our findings). The help I need now is if you know someone or directly posess skulls of fossil North American fossil bisons with attached teeth. I only need to identify your skulls and to measure all individual teeth. I currently use 5 variables and all I need is to measure them. Of course, I don't need you to send me the fossils or something like that, I just need you to measure them and send me close up pictures with a scale bar. The species I look for are Bison latifrons (giant bison) and Bison antiquus (ancient bison). I'm already seeking for museum's collections but they have few skulls with teeth on them. If know museums wich have a large number of them I appreciate you give me some info. This are the teeth I need to measure in the upper jaw. I'm also looking for some jaws that are associated with skulls in order to identify the species. This are the teeth I need to measure in the lower jaw. I will be very very thankfull if you can help me people. Thank you very much for reading. HAVE A NICE DAY.
  11. The Size Of Liodon?

    Hi, I really want to know what the size of the mosasaur Liodon was. I can't find any info about it. I have also heard that it might was Prognathodon. Do someone know?
  12. Fossils Or Rocks? In Need Of Help

    I'm new at this, but I've found a few things that caught my eye while hiking. I have no idea if these are fossils or just rocks. All of these are creek bed finds coming from eastern Kentucky. I'm trying to learn as I go, so any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  13. Need Id - Crab

    Hi , Last Friday i went to Spain , to Alicante. My Brother and i found tihs white crab with 3x3 cm at the beach but what i want to know is the name of the speciem . I search at some books that i have and i didn´t discover nothing : ( If anyone could help i really appreciate.
  14. Help Needed On Identification

    Hello there guys, I recently visited a cave up in the Mediterranean mountains with a group of fellow fossil hunters, among the fossilized water droplets covering the floor I found this strange specimen, I have found many fossils during my fossil hunting lifetime but I am not very good at identifying them. I'd really appreciate any help on what this is, to me it looks like anything from a fossilized skull to a fossilized sapling. I doubt it is a sapling though seeing as I found it in a cave. Thank you
  15. Tooth I'd Help

    Can anybody tell me what kind of tooth this is
  16. Tooth Or Claw?

    This was found in Florida last month. Can you tell me what it is?
  17. Swedish Fossils

    Hi. These two small fossils (Scale is in cm) were acquired in 2011 in Southern sweden, i can´t remember exact formation as we were travelling around a lot then, but i Think these are from Ivö Klack which is famous thanks to it´s mosasaur finds (Extremely rare here), which should make them late cretaceous. I have really no idea what they are, and they could be from somewhere else than Ivö Klack. Regards, Sebastian.
  18. Mysterious Dinosaur Tooth

    So, a couple of days ago i bought this fossil dinosaur tooth. The information i got was the following: - It is a real fossil dinosaur tooth - It was found in Morocco - It is 80 million years old By looking at it, it is about 1,2 cm long (i do not have anything to measure it with right now). Judging from what i know about moroccoan cretaceous fauna i´d say it´s a dromaeosaurid, but i am not sure. It could be a mosasaur or shark tooth, but that would contradict the information i got (i do not know if it´s real information though). In the photo i´m providing i realise that it looks like plastic, but i can guarantee that it doesn´t look like that in real life, plus, it´s not my first dino tooth, so i´d say that it´s a real fossil dinosaur tooth, i only need help to identify it. Did this belong to a dromaeosaurid (sorry for the quite big picture) ?:
  19. I was wondering if anyone knows of any great locations in Scarborough to look for fossils that are easily accessible by foot. The reason I ask is I am semi-disabled and requires a cane for walking, meaning very steep hills are out the question for me until Scarborough Parks a Rec provide a shuttle to and from the Bluffs for those that want to go there but can not. I have done good so far in my fossil hunting and would love to explore new areas. I truly love fossil hunting and its quickly become a passion for me to explore a long lost world of what was to better understand it and share part of its beauty locked in a stone time capsule.
  20. My wife and I "hunted" at a few locations in Ohio today. We found a few enrolled flexis but are both wondering if anyone could ID these three fossils? We are still fairly new to rock hounding and appreciate any help. The first three photos are of a fossil I found at a road cut on US RT 42 near Waynesville, Ohio (near Cincinnati). The fourth photo is of a fossil I found at Caesars Creek spillway The fossil in the fifth picture was found at the same roadcut in Waynesville.
  21. Weird Fossil/rock

    Please help me figure out what this is! My Dad found it near his work about a year ago. It looks like it could be made out of road pavement or some kind of rock. It appears to have two slanted slits for eyes, two inward-curved ears, and what kind of looks like a spine on the back of it. I've attached photos, please help!
  22. I posted these in the 'gallery' area, but haven't got many views so I thought I'd try them in here. I don't know if pics tell the full story, but I'm hoping maybe someone has found them before and knows what they are. To my 'rookie' eye, they appear to be teeth because of the unique striations. I thought they may be petrified wood at first, but I've found a lot of that now and no longer think it is so I'm now leaning towards teeth. I'm sorry, I haven't figured out yet how to post the pics in here since I posted the gallery from a different computer. Please check out the album through this link; http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/gallery/album/1644-n-sulphur-river-trip-3-4-teeth/ All input is greatly appreciated, -Mark
  23. Are There Any Fossils In Milwaukee?

    I am new in Milwaukee and I wanted to know if I would be able to find any fossils here. I know there should be fossils in the area from the Devonian and Silurian eras but I heard that glacial activity has made fossils scarce here. Is it conceivable that I could find fossils if I searched the banks of the Milwaukee River or went to the beach? Any help would be very much appreciated
  24. Giant Clam/ Oyster Or Nothing?

    OK, Just joined up because I recently found something on a trip to the desert that has me scratching my head. The area was at one time an ancient sea which leads me to think it could be a clam or oyster but any input would be greatly appreciated as to just what this thing is.. (Can't get pics to upload because file is too big) Anyone that can help, let me know and I can send you pics. Thanks!
  25. Interesting Pattern.... Any Ideas?

    Here is some sort of carboniferous somthing ( ). Any ideas? Great texture. Country of origin: Poland. Thanks! Peco