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  1. craig.horvath


    Hello I’m curious as to what this might be, looks like a tooth to me, found it in my backyard. could anyone assist in telling me something more about this? best regards Craig
  2. johnnyvaldez7.jv

    SE Texas - Femur head to what?

    This here is what I believe to be a completely mineralized head to a femur. It's rock solid. Beneath it, the bone has some sort of blue crystallization to it... not sure what that's called. But I am not sure, based on the size, if its bison, juvenile mammoth or something else. Think it's too big for Equus and not big enough for mammoth. I have a large femur and it is bigger than that one. Found it yesterday, Saturday, on a SE Texas gravel bank. It has a nice blue color to the bottom of it due to the crystallization. And it's interesting that the crystals are only on the bottom part of i
  3. 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
  4. First: Happy Fossil Day! I've been waiting to post my most recent report so someone has something new to enjoy reading on National Fossil Day. This past weekend Cole unexpectedly didn’t have to work on a morning that I also had off! He asked me what I wanted to do while I was grocery shopping at 6am for fruit snacks, jerky, chocolate rice cakes. I told him to take me to Fort Worth area! He asked me how serious and I got him the big bag of jerky and offered to pay for the toll road fee. xD I messaged my insta friend who lives out there and regularly hunts heart urchin
  5. Hello! I found this in a field in Southern Texas. To me, it looks like a tooth....but now I'm beginning to think I've got tunnel vision. Please help me identify this mysterious rock....or fossil....or tooth. Thanks for any insight!
  6. johnnyvaldez7.jv

    SE Texas - Transparent Horse Tooth!!

    Yesterday I went out hunting and found some neat fossils while searching a couple of gravel banks that I'm now posting to see if the ID is correct and to ask a few questions about it. The first is a horse tooth I believe might be a cheek tooth but I don't know the specifics... if it's upper or lower. Sorry it's in my hand... that was to get it closer to the light for clear images. But why does it look like you can see right thru the enamel?!?! Of all the things I've ever found... this is the most unusual thing I've ever seen. How could that happen?? The tooth is see thru. It also has an un
  7. I recently purchased property in North Texas that has a rock bed in the front of the house. In that bed was an ammonite. I basically know nothing about fossils, but it seemed a waste for it just to sit out there. Any advise? Should it be glued together and polished, cut in half or what?
  8. johnnyvaldez7.jv

    SE Texas Tusk - Mammoth or Mastodon?

    Went out for a couple of hours today and came back with some good stuff and lots of questions about different things I found. I haven't had a chance to clean the specimens up and will this evening... but I'll start with this one. Pretty sure this is a piece of tusk. I can see the cross bands in some of the images. Is the entire thing enamel? Don't know anything about enamel. I see what looks like 2 layers... are both completely enamel? Also... how would you know whether it came from a mammoth or a Mastodon? Found in SE Texas on a gravel bank.
  9. Chelsie

    Lake Texoma Find!

    It’s been a while, but now I’ve got something worth posting about that I’d like identified. :) Took a trip to Lake Texoma yesterday and my husband found this. My guess is some kind of bivalve, but I’m hoping that someone here has a little more knowledge.
  10. johnnyvaldez7.jv

    SE Texas - Blue/Green/Orange Horse Tooth

    Found this yesterday amongst other unusual items on a gravel bank near the transparent tooth I recently posted. Based on the chewing surface... is this an Equus? I think it is missing the part where a protocone would be. It has beautiful colors. Lately I've been finding some unusual colored specimens. There's gotta be something in the water here.
  11. johnnyvaldez7.jv

    SE Texas - Bos/Bison/Camelid tooth

    I found this tooth today. It has a stylid which leads me to BOS or Bison. From what I read....Camels didn't have stylids, is that right? The chewing surface seemed kinda like a camelid tooth. Also... there appears to be another stylid on the side of the tooth not down the center like I've seen. It's a much smaller one. Is that normal? Was looking at other pictures online of stylids and didn't see one on the side like this. I do believe it has some age to it. Not sure how old tho. Size is 33 mm across or 1.3". Size is 51 mm front to back or 2" Found on a river gravel bank here in
  12. johnnyvaldez7.jv

    SE Texas - modern pig/hog tooth?

    I found this today. It has a lot of river wear to it and even the chewing surface is pretty worn. Are those cavities?? I suspect pig or hog. It's 1" across.
  13. JacksonFarmer

    JacksonFarmer NSR finds

    This will be my first attempt at identifying and photographing my collection of NSR finds. Please correct any of my mistakes. I can easily modify the photo captions. Sadly I haven't figured out how to italicize the font on my photo editing app yet. The only phosphatic mold of a bivalve that I have found. It's a dead ringer for the same specimen photographed in the NSR Fossil Hunter's Guidebook. Current consensus is that the Guidebook is wrong for labeling this A. argentaria.
  14. johnnyvaldez7.jv

    SE Texas - Claw, Bone, Antler?

    I don't know anything about claws... and I have learned that a river can wear down a bone to all sorts of shapes. I found this little bone today... seems like a bone. It is hollow within. One side (the inside i'll call it) is flat... well it kinda curves in a little. The outside has a roundness and a curve that seems to lead to a point that's not there anymore. I thought of a deer antler but at the end where the openings are...it has that curved center where it looks like a place to pivot? Again... it could all just be a bone that has been water worn to expose the interior which I don't reco
  15. johnnyvaldez7.jv

    SE Texas - What Is This??

    Out on the river gravel banks I always pick up the unusual. I pass up clam shells regularly and we do have oyster shells nearby on the Gulf beaches south of me. I thought this was weird and out of place... so I kept it. What is it??? I doubt it came upstream to my location so it had to have been washed down from further up north. I didn't measure it but if it needs a measurement I'll get it. Also, sorry for the color differences... I brought it closer to the light in the handheld images. Found in SE Texas on a river gravel bed where I do find Pleistocene material.
  16. CDiggs

    Pathological Proximal Tibia?

    Hi Fossil Forum! This past Monday I was searching my favorite gravel bar in SE Texas and I came up with some pretty great finds including my first ever ground sloth claw core but there was one object that has me and a few other people scratching our heads. I'm assuming that along with all of the other identifiable bone fragments I've found at this spot that this dates to the Pleistocene but there is Cretaceous invertebrate material and petrified wood that possibly date from the Eocene through the Pleistocene that I've found here as well. On to the mystery object! This a
  17. johnnyvaldez7.jv

    SE Texas - Equus tooth fragment?

    I found this tooth fragment today which I think might belong to Equus. I don't think it belongs to anything else... but I hadn't seen a horse tooth fragment where these lines were visible that run the length of it. They probably are in each of them... I just hadn't seen it so wanted to confirm with those who know. It's too busted for a chewing surface view. Almost no chewing surface available as it's kinda thin. Length is 2.3"
  18. It's been a couple of weeks but it's taken me this long to take all the photos of my fossil finds from my trip to Oklahoma with the Paleontological Society of Austin! Our yearly trek to find Silurian, Devonian and Ordovician finds (not much of that in Texas!) was a great success again, thanks to our OK friends! Since it's just over a 6 hour drive for me, I went up early on Friday to hit a couple of "non field trip" spots before our "real" field trip on Saturday and Sunday. I had heard about a Permian site that I was excited to check out. It's a weird barren moonscape in the middle of a fiel
  19. fossilhuntr1

    Unidentified Texas Fossil

    This came from a box of Texas fossils I purchased. I have no other information.
  20. johnnyvaldez7.jv

    SE Texas - Camelid distal metatarsal?

    Also found this bone the other day which I think is a camelid distal metatarsal? It's completely mineralized and would shatter if dropped. Very brittle. But I was wondering... does anyone feel as torn as I do when I try to clean these things up and you take off the matrix... the color underneath just doesn't match to what's been exposed for so long?? I do want to see the complete bone minus the matrix and crusty stuff... but dang the color difference bothers me. Oh well. So is it camelid? I did find one that seemed similar a while back. Sorry for the poor images. Included one where I was getti
  21. Texasfossilfinder

    Pawpaw fm. Engonoceras serpintinum

    Would like to see other members Pawpaw fm engonoceras ammonites for comparison. I have been prepping out ones with nice colors and would love to see others out there.
  22. Here's another small bone that I found. I'm not sure if it's a metacarpal/metatarsal?? Some images online use the same image but both words. But it is a small one and I'm not sure if deer would be the owner. Could be... I'm just not aware that it could be that small. Size is 3/4 inches wide and 1.5 inches in length. It does have some mineralization to it. Found where I find Pleistocene material.
  23. johnnyvaldez7.jv

    SE Texas - small bone?

    Was a good day today out hunting. River is receding leaving small gifts. Also saw the fattest and biggest water moccasin I'd ever seen on the gravel bank which was a bummer. After chasing him off I found this cool little point which is my 1st out here. But I also found this little bone that is either highly eroded and gave it this shape or it is that way. I can tell that the cracks are filled and the matrix along the bottom is gonna have to stay for a bit cause I'll end up breaking it if I scrape it with dental picks. It is brittle and appears old as other similar bones I've found here. But
  24. Hello, I found an oyster layer situated below a terrace overlooking the Colorado river in Travis county, Texas. I became curious about the ID after reading about the ostrea fossils found nearby. May be some more recent eastern oysters left over from others. There were plenty of these oysters embedded in reddish clay. Any help with this appreciated!
  25. johnnyvaldez7.jv

    SE Texas pair - Vert, Wood, or Toe Bones??

    Found a pair of bones (I think) this morning. They look like bones and my 1st thought was perhaps toe bones or phalanges. They are mineralized...the larger one completely. Then I couldn't really find a match online so I started thinking it was similar in appearance to mosasaur verts I see them find online up in the NSR. But that's way up there in SE Texas speak. But then I thought perhaps it's wood. So I'm confused. Every vertebra found so far has had a spinous process or a part where it was obvious one belonged or some other part. These are simple. Tail bone? The larger we can call #1
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