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  1. I've always wanted to visit the Florissant Fossil Quarry due to my interest in paleoentomology but for one reason or other, I was never able to make it out there. I was finally able to make a detour out during a roadtrip returning from a funeral last week. There were beautiful calm skies, which was lucky too since heavy rains were forecasted for the next 2 days. After a good 5 hours, this is what I had to show for my efforts: Most pieces will have unidentifiable organic smudges. Aside from that, small leaves are the most common readily recognizable fossils. I am a terrible botanist
  2. Making the most of the last of my unplanned leave from work, I decided to make a trip to the Eocene Upper Parachute Creek Member of the Green River Formation in Colorado. Unfortunately, the road was not plowed and there was isolated patches of snow on the ground: I decided to walk the 5 miles to the site anyway through snow, slush and mud., although other parts seemed clear and pleasant Mostly, it looked like this though. I didn't count on the extra effort it takes to walk through hilly landscape with slush and mud, which made the walk seem longer than it wa
  3. Is anyone familiar with the Paleozoic formations on Bear Mountain, just northwest of Silver City, New Mexico? I have collected there a couple of times but am unsure as to which formation I was sampling. My first guess is that it is the Andrecito Member of the Lake Valley Limestone (Mississippian (Early Osage) but I know that there are also fossils found in the underlying Devonian Percha Shale, especially east of Silver City. There are a variety of brachiopods, bryozoans, rugose corals, and some crinoid bits. The photos show one of the larger brachiopods. Do you recognize it? Thanks.
  4. Rockwood

    Emsian mystery

    I took advantage of a cold day to sneak into the quarry. It's mud season and this road is one that has the potential to be a walk back from. I think it is most likely in the Emsian, Tomhegan formation. There is actually a fairly good representation of typical finds in the shot taken for scale. There appears to be a crinoid stem, or feeding arm near by, but what is the other shape/object ?
  5. musicnfossils

    March Has Been Pretty Nice...

    ...so I headed out to find some Dinos. All fossils dinosaur park fm. Got some new land permissions so I have lots of area to wander. Here’s some notable finds from today. Large hadrosaur (or possibly ceratopsian) foot bone, large hadrosaur foot claw, tyrannosaurid caudal vert, possible tyrannosaurid toe bone, and some indet. fused verts. These will be pictured, there were various other verts and smaller bones found that I may post later.
  6. Robert Mahorney

    Diplomystus green river formation Wyoming

    Diplomystus green river formation Wyoming. herring fish fossil lake Gosiute Eocene
  7. CBchiefski

    Advanced Dinosaur Egg Guide

    The Advanced Dinosaur Egg Guide Please share this with those who have egg questions. When possible, technical terms were avoided or defined. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, but it is always important to do your own research. This guide is merely a snapshot of information taken from many scientific publications. I am not an expert on eggs, rather I just love sharing what little I have learned over the years, what science has learned over the years. For an overview on how to spot a fossilized dinosaur egg and the sizes of eggs, see the basic guide:
  8. Crusty_Crab

    Cretaceous Macro Fossil?

    This was found in the Turonian aged marine deposits of the Ladd Formation of Orange County, California. The size is .5 cm along the longest axis. Any ideas as to what this may be?
  9. For the last year I have been working on the first part of my 3D animated documentary series about prehistoric Earth. The first episode will take you to Hadean eon 4.6 - 4 billion years ago and tell about the formation of our planet, moon, emergence of water and, finally the first life. The full documentary is pretty much done and is being edited at the moment (voice over, sound effects, etc.). Finally, here is the trailer for Part 1 (everything is CGI and done by me). Not sure yet about distribution methods. Anyways, here is the teaser:
  10. FossilGuy24

    Stalactite

    I purchased this in Mexico legally many years ago. It was brought back through customs and inspected. Is this a stalactite and is there anyway to know it’s approximate age? Thank you.
  11. I_gotta_rock

    Tiny Sea Urchin

    From the album: Delaware Fossils

    So sweet! This is a very rare Cretaceous echinoid (sea urchin), Boletechinus. They are typically no more than a couple mm in diameter. This one is shown next to a pencil eraser. Most of the ones in the Smithsonian's collection come from sand and silt removed for the creation and maintenance of a canal, which exposed fossils well below the surface. This one comes from New Castle County, Delaware.
  12. lone5wolf117

    First sauropod teeth

    Hello all I would like to share my first sauropod teeth in my collection it is a brachiosaurus tooth from morrison formation looking at the size of the teeth is likely a juvenile teeth love the colours on it has well.
  13. Here is a brief report from one of our latest forays into Calvert County, MD. The well-known stretch of shoreline along the western Chesapeake Bay is loaded with Miocene fossils, with the Calvert, St. Mary's, and Choptank formations progressively exposed along a ~24 mile stretch of beach and cliffs. We found an Airbnb in Lusby, MD which was not too far from Matoaka Lodges, which seemed the best bet since the nearly 2 mile walk to the beaches at Calvert Cliffs State Park is impractical for our family at this time. Covid-19 and Maryland's onerous private land regulations can make it
  14. The rock in the image was actually found on Mars. I know it's probably not a fossil as NASA has addressed this saying it was likely formed by water and wind erosion. Please don't take this post the wrong way. I am not interested in perpetuating anything unscientific. I am just curious about the topic; how we can analyze rocks like these found on another planet. If one were on the team, and we spot something like this, to the untrained eye it would look like an astonishing find. But we have to be objective, and we have no idea what fossils on Mars might look like, in the unlikely case they actu
  15. earthprime

    Unidentified Fossil - Maybe a Tooth?

    Below are pictures of a fossil we can't identify. My father gave this to me in the 1990's, and the only story he told was that he found the fossil as a child, which would have been around Ohio. We've never been able to identify what it is.
  16. Crusty_Crab

    Trilo??

    This was found in the Ordovician Platteville Formation near Platteville, Wisconsin. Only a tip was exposed and i thought it might be a trilobite but prepping it further, it looks like just a fragment. My best guess is that its part of the cephalon but its curved and I can't really tell which part it might be from. Any opinions?
  17. After getting my Horseshoe canyon formation Hadrosaur and Ceratopsian fossils I decided to set a goal for 2020. To get dinosaur and and other fossils from the Carboniferous to the Cretaceous from around Canada formations. If anyone could help me out with this please PM me, it would be much appreciated. Thank you!!
  18. Hi everyone, fellow Charlestonian here. I've recently got back into shark teeth hunting and have been to a few locations such as behind the YMCA and in those creek branches round there. I am posting here to ask everyone if they have any good locations they would share. I know this community is tight lipped and secretive when it comes to this, but I was hoping there would be a few individuals who didn't mind helping someone actually find some good finds. I get most sites are on private property or the individual has connections to get onto quarries (i.e. Black River Fossils), but I know there a
  19. Hi everyone, this believed to be "tooth/bone" was found in the Dorchester Creek / Ridgeville area.
  20. Max-fossils

    Formations in Peace River

    Hey everyone, I was recently looking through some of my older fossils and found the shark teeth I had found in the Peace River around 2 years ago on a trip kindly organized by @Sacha. I noticed I hadn't included a Formation tag on my labels, so I went to do some research. I googled 'Peace River formation' and found a formation carrying the name of the river; I also remembered that some of my shark teeth had Bone Valley-like coloration, and if I remember correctly the Bone Valley and the Peace River essentially represent the same fauna. According to Wikipedia, the Peace River
  21. lone5wolf117

    Bones from Lance formation

    Hello this bones are form lance formation what could they be form? Thanks.
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