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  1. Blubby the blobfish

    Need ID on this interesting australian fish fossil

    Hi everyone! Im new here, I wil soon make an introduction.I have a question. I recently came accros one of these fossils here in the Netherlands from an old private collection. Can anyone tell me about the rarity of this fossil? From what ive gathered its a set of fossilized leptolepis fish from the Talbragrar fish beds in New South Whales, Australia. Its a fossil site thats been closed for a while now. Even well known geologists that I know personally were unable to correctly identify this piece, never have they even seen such a thing. My piece is 22cm long (8,5inch), it has 3 small
  2. australianelo

    Tooth Looking Fossil Find

    I found this very tooth shaped fossil on the coast of Noosa in QLD. Not sure if this actually is anything as I don't know much about dossils at all. Would be very interested to know if anyone has seen anything similar!
  3. Below are some of the slabs/slices/limb casts of petrified wood from my collection. I'll post more pieces in latter replies. I especially like very colorful pieces and unusual pieces like Teredo bored pieces or pieces with fungus. I have hundreds of close-up pictures. If you would like to see close-up pictures of a particular piece, reply to this post with the number/numbers. 1 Petrified Wood botryoidal agate golden calcite insect borings ostracods Eocene 50 MYA Green River Fm Blue Forest along Lake Gosiute Sweetwater County Wyoming 1.2 lbs 8.25 x6x.38 inches
  4. The Amateur Paleontologist

    Fairly recent bit of opal fossil research

    After learning about Weewarrasaurus, I thought it'd be nice to report the 'lesser-known' recent bit of research about the opalised fossil site Lightning Ridge (New South Wales, Australia) It's basically the most up-to-date paper dealing with the geology - including age, stratigraphy and lithology - and vertebrate paleontology. The paper provides many new details about the Griman Creek Formation (GCF), a Cenomanian (mid-Cretaceous) formation which crops out in the area around Lightning Ridge. The GCF is a formation especially known for its diverse vertebrate paleo-ecosystem; of which many spec
  5. Hi ive planned to head down to the beach at Torquay in Australia I’m im just asking what would I be looking for I know the general shapes and such for fossils laying about or in sand but I’ve seen some videos of people going through slate and sand stone and finding fossils inside and since I’m in Australia I was wondering if there is a specific type of rock or formation to look for since different countries and beaches have different geological layouts and such Thanks
  6. Erika1631

    (Possibly Australian) ammonite

    Hello! The other day I visited a museum here in Perth and noticed they sold fossils in the gift shop. I bought a fossil of an ammonite as a gift for my younger sister, who absolutely loves anything prehistoric. The store gave no information other than it was an ammonite, but having bought it here in Perth I suppose it might well be from Australia at the very least. I apologise for not having more a specific location. If necessary I could send them an email and ask, though from the conversation I had at the store it seemed like the gift store staff weren't particularly well-informed themse
  7. I have just researched what to look out for when hunting ammonites and other fossils and I read that they can be found in and around the Great Ocean Road but does anyone know any spots that had a high concentration of them?
  8. oilshale

    Archaeomaene tenuis (Woodward 1895)

    Taxonomy from Lynne Bean 2021. Archaeomaene tenuis can be easily distinguished from the much more common Cavenderichthys talbragarensis by the more posterior dorsal fin. Diagnosis for Archaeomaene tenuis from Bean 2021 (modified from Woodward 1895): “ Same as family with the following additional characteristics. The supraorbital sensory canal has branched (ramified) tubules [*]. The dorsal fin is placed opposite to the anal fin. Pelvic, dorsal and anal fins are without fringing fulcra [*]. There are six uroneurals; the epaxial margin of the caudal fin has a few long basal fulcra and long f
  9. A new publication on Sauropod teeth from Australia. We don't see very much published on teeth from Australia so those of you down under here is some reading material. https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.220381#.Ys62dHRiRVk.twitter
  10. Hi guys, I have recently found what I presume is a fossil crab on a beach in the Gold Coast, Queensland Australia. I’m wondering if anyone knows any more details about it, age, etc? Thanks! NP
  11. Hi everyone! I'm new to fossil hunting and I found a few interesting rocks underneath Sea Cliff Bridge near Wollongong in Australia. There was a lot of coal in the area for context. I will attach some photos of the rocks I found, I'm particularly interested in the small white (quartz??) lines intersecting the black part of the stone. Any help would be hugely appreciated! Thanks
  12. Dear Community, I need big help for small tooth that i found in North-east Queensland, Australia. I suspect it to be a shark tooth, but a missing root makes the search much harder.. I'll be using metric sizes, or specifically mm= millimeter Here the hard facts I can give: -ca 6mm long and 4,5mm wide -triangular shape, no serrations -no cusplets (maybe broken off?) Ps: sorry if I am spamming pictures, wasn't sure what lighting would be best... Thanks in advance for all the knowledge sharers and gatherers out there!
  13. Hi all, recently i have come across this website. I have always been interested in finding fossils, but I'm not sure where to start. I am mostly interested in finding fossilized shark teeth, and was wondering if anyone would know of any good locations I could visit around Melbourne. Thank you for the help, Lyndon
  14. Montana

    Multiple teeth and two vertebrae

    Hi guys I’m from NSW Australia and have been finding teeth for the last couple years and just wondering if someone can help identify a tooth and two vertebrae. Thanks!
  15. As the year comes to a close i decided to do a bit more collecting at one of my favourite Australian sites: Beaumaris near Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. Once again i travelled down and stayed at a motel near the beach for three days (27/12/18 through to 29/12/18). This trip is a sequel to the previous two trips i have made here which are also posted on the forum: Jan 2016 trip: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/61248-fossil-hunting-holiday-in-victoria-australia-dec-2015-jan-2016/ Feb 2017 trip: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/71996-fossil-hunting-h
  16. Tidgy's Dad

    Adam's Cambrian

    A rangeomorph holdfast trace fossil from the Ediacara formation, Rawnsley quartzite of the Flinders Range, South Australia. This specimen is Medusina mawsoni, so called because it was until recently thought to be a jellyfish, but is now believed to be the attachment point of a fractal rangeomorph as Charniodiscus is the point of anchorage for Charnia sp. This one may have been the holdfast point for some species of Rangea. The diameter of the outer circle is 1.5 cm and the fossil is estimated to be 555 million years old.
  17. Hi friends! Just a beginner/amateur fossil hunter(?)/collector(?) (lol) here and I thought I would ask to see if anyone knows about any cool places around Newcastle - NSW - that I can go fossil hunting? Particulary one that is open to the public (perhaps a beach, hiking trail, etc) and that does not require me to have to call anyone or ask for permission! (and also that I am legally allowed to take the fossils I find hehe) I tried looking on this forum to see if there was any posts about fossil places in Newcastle but I thought I would just ask anyway!
  18. Vopros

    Minerals or fossils

    Hello, Here are a few microscopic images of Yowah opal. I wonder if this spider-looking thing is a fossil or a mineral, and also what do you think about other things in this opal
  19. Here is my small collection of fossil mud-lobster. I know they are very very common but still find they are fascinating to look at. They are all from Gunn point , Northern Territory (Australia). From the last photo, I can see some soft tissues exposed and preserved. Can I please ask, under what circumstances, the soft tissues can be preserved? Because I am not sure of its age (probably 17000??), I don’t know if they are fossil or just sub fossil? Thanks in advance ️
  20. MarcusFossils

    Australia/Emu Bay/Cambrian/Lower Cambrian

    From the album: My Collection

  21. Untitled

    Undescribed shark species - Australia

    From the album: Cretaceous Shark Teeth

    Undescribed shark from Toolebuc Formation, Australia. Albian in age. This tooth possesses folds along the enamel on both sides of the tooth (hard to see in photos), resembling those on Cretodus.
  22. Untitled

    Undescribed shark species - Australia

    From the album: Cretaceous Shark Teeth

    Undescribed shark from Toolebuc Formation, Australia. Albian in age. This tooth possesses folds along the enamel on both sides of the tooth (hard to see in photos), resembling those on Cretodus.
  23. Untitled

    Undescribed shark species - Australia

    From the album: Cretaceous Shark Teeth

    Undescribed shark species from Toolebuc Formation, Australia. Albian in age.
  24. Untitled

    Undescribed shark species - Australia

    From the album: Cretaceous Shark Teeth

    Undescribed sp. from Toolebuc Formation, Australia. Albian in age.
  25. Untitled

    Undescribed shark species - Australia

    From the album: Cretaceous Shark Teeth

    Undescribed species of shark from Toolebuc Formation, Australia. The central fold in the root and shape reminds me of Dallasiella sp. ?
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