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  1. paalsbrook

    Central Alabama Fossils

    Hi guys, I just joined the forum and wanted to post some photos of fossilized artifacts I've been finding in central Alabama. I'm unsure of their identity, but they appear to be vertebrae, and phalanx bones. I have also found what appears to be large tooth (unknown origin), and two positively id'd shark teeth (only one shown). I was hoping someone may be able to shed some light on them; I find them very interesting and would like to be able to educate people on their history. I have attached photos that I believe should be clear enough, showing the main features of each item. I also have more
  2. I don’t know where else to ask, I need your expertise. I've had a great opportunity come my way, but i'm out of my element and need help from like-minded fossil collectors. I've collected fossils in the rivers of Florida and in New York state. I love collecting vertebra and joint bones, and of course teeth, but never in the low country of South Carolina. I will be saying at Harry’s Fish Camp on Lake Marion from the 19th to the 27th with some friends. Were all kayak fishermen, but I love fossils, and they know this and are expecting me to take them on a trip or two. We will all have kayaks a
  3. Doctor Mud

    Bones In Concretion

    Hi Folks, I came across this chunk of concretion recently while wandering on a beach in New Zealand. This is a Miocene marine siltstone. There are several bone fragments that seem to run length-ways along the rock. Since the rock splits cleanly here and I can only carry a limited amount, I split of a piece to get an inside look. The bone looks too thin to me to be mammalian and it could possibly be bird or fish. It looks like the bone should be easily exposed using an air scribe after the block is glued back together. First image: Overview of the block with top view and views A and B. View
  4. This is the trip report from when I went to calvert cliffs on the wednesday after it snowed. That was a cold day, but quite productive. Once again, I had to leave very early to make that I was the first one, but not for very long. Her are the teeth finds of that day.
  5. A couple weeks ago, I took my cousin to calvert cliffs and it was not too great in terms of collecting. I went this past sunday and the results were much better. I met a nice young couple, whom I talked with a bit while walking along the cliffs. They found two parital megs that were just sitting on a rock; very lucky. I found mostly bone fragments and some verts. I found two of the verts next to each other in the mud. There were two different teeth that I found that I have not been able to id. I have attached them and I was wondering if any of the regulars to the cliffs know whom these
  6. Hello, im trying to identify a large fragmented vertabrea I found, I have emailed so many pictures to museums with all info I had, but so far most have said that it's probably bipeodal. there is a lot of marrow or honeycomb structure exposed and a lot of bone surface and my question is this: is there a way to distinguish between carnivors and herbivores through the type of bone structure ( size, shape, direction?) just thinking that two different types of food would produce some sort of difference in bone growth? the bones are from England and roughly 130 myo I'm really hoping there is
  7. So glad I joined the forum recently. Years ago, I was an undergraduate in PA in Geology, and finished some other degrees in Climatology along the way. Although my academic geology days are gone, I collected a lot and visited areas along the east coast, including the now defunct Fruitville Quarry for the Kinzers formation - and finally did some field work in Montana (I will post another thread shortly about a fossil I found in Elk Basin that I would love some pointers on). I found these bones in Maryland along the coast around 7 years ago. My notes are poor, but I believe them to be from the
  8. Hello . Brand new to this forum and wish to know if anyone knows what type of bone this would be ? I found it today at our gravel pit . We have found bones there before and I was told they were from some sort of elk . The gravel ridge we are mining is the Northwestern shoreline of lake Agassi . The bone was found at the bottom of the pit under approx 25 feet of gravel . I hope to hear from someone on this , I can take more detailed photos later and post . Thanks.
  9. shavosbeard

    Need Help Id Bone

    This bone was found near a lake along the shoreline. There were a few found along the way so I was curious to know what it was. Found along the shoreline of Pyramid lake Near Gorman, CA. I assume to be maybe part of a jaw, or possibly the connection point or hinge point of two pivoting bones. Any help would be great if not a recommendation to a different forum would be appreciated as well. Thank You
  10. jpevahouse

    Reference Collection

    From the album: Jerry's Really Old Stuff

    I learned from Dr Parris at the NJ State Museum that having a reference collection is a very useful tool in identifying bones. The museum has an extensive reference collection of modern bones. Every time I take a fossil in for identification the first thing Dr Parris does is go to the basement and bring back bones which may be similar. Usually after a few minutes of careful comparison we arrive at a reasonable conclusion as to which kind of animal the bone belonged. He's also an expert at spotting new bone which may look old and I haven't been able to fool him yet. This area is rural and the
  11. What's up people, I am new to this so bear with me. I am venturing to Wyoming in the near future by truck and was wondering what type of potential collecting sites I could stop at along the way? South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming fossil collecting sites would be greatly appreciated. As I will be traveling by truck, I will make multiple stops along the way to break the monotony of driving. Fee or free, I just need places to collect along the way. I am open to just about any type of fossil collecting, hunting and exploring so feel free to suggest anything. I appreciate it, bones
  12. Tennessees Pride

    Vertebra From Late Cretaceous Of Tennessee

    Good morning to all, This is my first post, i will try to respond as timely as i can (getting accoustomed to controls).....it had to happen @ some point. as, i have viewed this forum for awhile now and really like it. It seems to be the best place for engaging those with the same passion. Hello to all! This is a vertebra my mother found last week while were hunting a late Cretaceous site. At first i thought Mosasaur or perhaps Crocodilian, but haven't so far seen identical specimens from those same animals. What remains of the centrum appears to be the front and is very rounded. The
  13. catmaggie

    random fossils

    From the album: mosaic ft meade

  14. claire01

    Can Anyone Make Sense Of This?

    This is Approx 12 x 8 inches. Cenomanian. http://imgur.com/a/D3dCq It looks like bone in the matrix to me, but it may just be geological. Thanks for your help, y'all.
  15. Hey all, Here are some bones from a Miocene-Pleistocene deposit in SC. I think they should be fairly easy to ID: ankle, wrist, fish, vertebra, etc... Thanks for any help! Specimen #1: Specimen #2: Specimen #3: Specimen #4:
  16. jessie1984

    Animal Pelvis? Odd Beach Find.

    I found this on Beach. It looks like an animal pelvis but I wouldn't have a clue... HELP PLEASE IDENTIFY
  17. I'm hoping someone remembers who posted a fossil hunting trip. I was telling a friend here in Galveston about it, and they just couldn't hardly believe it....so I set out, searching on here for that entry; but can not find it. This is what I remember! One of the members was down here on the Texas coast (and I believe they were in Galveston), and found this incredible amount of fossils washed up in the surf. They had taken many, many photos, of all these fossils (what I remember is bones, mostly), and they were photographed in a heavy shell-bed. I remember how amazing I thought that find was,
  18. wunderkammer

    Venice Beach Finds

    Here is all the noteable things I've found. I'm relatively new to fossil hunting so this is about 50% of my entire collection.
  19. http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1147369-digging-for-dinosaur-clues Article on the work going on at Wasson's Bluff, site of where Canada's oldest dinos were found. I just posted on the forums a blog post I just did, as I went down there myself to lend a hand. http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/39864-dig-going-on-at-wassons-bluff-where-oldest-dinosaurs-in-canada-have-been-found/
  20. tonypatino

    Need Help Identifying These

    Found these in a creek just outside of Lexington, Kentucky. Some believe that may be Bison Antiquus from the Pleistocene Epoch.
  21. Fossil-Hound

    2013 04 05 16.51.06

    From the album: Calvert Cliffs

    Most likely porpoise bones. The region was also a haven for other mammals such as seals.
  22. The other day I found this three bones on Spanish Pliocene sediments. The first is a phalanx: But don't know what animal belongs to. And I have no idea of which animal would be these other two bones: Any help? Thanks!
  23. juan

    Marine reptiles bones fragments

    From the album: Vertebrates

    Marine reptiles bones fragments from middle jurassic of England
  24. car209

    Id Help?

    Hello Everyone. Can anyone possibly tell me what I have in these pictures? There are 3 what I think are claws?? There is more of this animal that I will be posting. Im so anxious to hear what everyone has to say . The Large claw # 1. actually has veins in the petrified bone at the beginning of the claw, I guess there veins. #2. is spectucular in itself. Almost tooth like but feel its a claw as well. #3. is claw like but not real sure. It is some kind of Bone,it appears to be anyway. I appreciate anyone that takes time to answer this post. Thanks again
  25. Hi everyone, I found this forum a couple of days ago and this is my first post. I live in Portugal in an area known for it's fossils, I have official dinossaur tracks about 2 km from my place and the whole area has fossils all around. Ever since i was a kid i've been collecting what i thought were dinosaur teeth. Lots of them were just in the soil surface others were a bit buried. A lot of them are stuck in stone and those i could never get out. Over the years most of the places i used to collect this from were destroyed, new building were created there, roads, etc. Destroying all the rocks
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