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  1. I found this yesterday beachcombing At Otter crest, just after high tide " King Tides" This Beach is between depoe Bay and Newport Oregon.. I also found 8 agatised gastropods and 2 agatised mollusk's.. but my question is what this belonged to?.. I'm sorry I only had a centimeter or inch to measure with... So I chose the centimeter.. the closest thing I can find online seems to be a Vertebra.. it is completely mineralized and in the light glitters like Crystal. I rock hound quite a bit, but this is out of my privy... Lol can anybody give me more information?
  2. Poser

    Cetother Bone

    I found this bone in the sea cliff at Poplar Beach in Half Moon Bay, California. I found the bone partially sticking out of the cliff about 30 ft below the top of the cliff facing the ocean. A reputable marine biologist, Dr Bob Rubin, identified the bone as being the head of humerus from an extinct whale species known as Cetother. This whale species went extinct about 10,000 years ago and is related to the Grey Whale.
  3. evanmistur

    Possible Fossilized Rib (ID Help)

    Found this fossil in a riverbed in Fannin County (North Texas) while hunting for fossils from the cretaceous period. (This is a follow-up from the same trip as my previous post - thank you to those of you who helped ID the mosasaur vertebra! And also thank you for correcting my terminology on mosasaur vs mosasaurus ). I'm not totally sure what this is (at first I thought it was nothing too special - possibly just a very eroded Baculite as we were finding many of those in the area), but on closer inspection, there are fine striations on the fossil that make me think it is bone. My c
  4. I found this fossilized vertebra in a riverbed in Fannin County (North Texas) while hunting for fossils from the cretaceous period. My understanding is that the concave/convex ends of the vertebra indicate that it is from a mosasaurus, but I am very new to this so I don't have a lot of faith in my ID skills. If it is a mosasaurus bone, is there any way to determine species? I've read that Tylosaurus and Platecarpus are found in the area, but don't know if there are reliably identifiable differences in their vertebrae structures. Is this a mosasaurus vertebra, and if so, is the
  5. Have I found a tiny fossilized mammal jaw? Found from the gulf of kutch(65-2 mya) late cretaceous-tertiary. It was found in a creek .
  6. Burke_Family

    Pet. Wood v. Coral v. Bone?

    Hi. We picked this up thinking it was a piece of petrified wood. But upon closer inspection we think it could be something else. Our family is still learning and this has us stumped. It was found on one of the beaches in southern Oregon, we don’t remember which one. Thanks!
  7. Good morning! I share with you two findings that, as a rookie, I have collected with great enthusiasm on the beach in Alicante, a mediterranean city in Spain. The first, I think they are two small fossils collected in a small stone. The second, if I'm honest, I think it could be a bone. He was on the shore of the sea, among the stones. To the touch and to the sight, it did not seem like a conventional bone to me, but when I looked closely, I seemed to appreciate that it has an articulation socket area at both ends. I found it curious to say the least and I share it with y
  8. Here's something I found while rockhounding in my back yard in Richmond, VA. There are an abundance of agates in the area which is (I believe) geologically speaking, from the Cretaceous period. The striations on the broken side looked different from the other cracked quartz pieces from the area. They looked more like pores. It could be xylem from something botanical, but the rounded part makes it look like a joint. Also, on the rounded side, there is a part of it that looks like it might be where a tendon would attach to bone. There are numerous limestone caves in Virginia, so perhaps it is a
  9. Found this yesterday in Texas (Gulf coast plains area). Looked like petrified wood at first but now I'm not sure. Either end is very pourous and looks a lot like the inside of a bone.
  10. Mtwombly

    Strange little find

    Hi all, This is a tiny little find from a creek here in Florida. It could be nothing more than a polished bit of fossilized bone with some coincidental marks, but the markings are odd to me. I haven’t found bone pieces with such symmetrical and aligned cuts like this before. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas what this may be?
  11. Mtwombly

    Gator/bovine bone?

    Hey guys! I'm hoping someone can help me ID this bone? I found it a little while ago in a river close to me in south Florida. I feel like it’s something obvious like a gator or a bovine but I can’t get a definite answer and it always drives me nuts when I can’t ID a bone! I’ve found one or two others similar to this in the past.
  12. Collected in northeast Iowa which is part of the Driftless, very rugged with lots of streams and flooding that cut away the earth. Most fossils here are Ordovician. Most are limestone of the Galena Formation. HOWEVER, this area is a hotbed for mammoth and mastodon teeth and bone finds that the locals call "dinosaur bones". That said, there is an area recently rumored to have a lot of "dinosaur bones" just 30 miles southeast east of Spring Valley, MN on the edge of Iowa. No one wants to talk about it for fear the government is going to come and confiscate their finds. Posting for a
  13. Jacob Harrison

    Please help identify

    I found these on the surface of the Mississippi River bank in Natchez Mississippi within 20’ of each other.
  14. A Nader

    Help with ?Fossil Identification

    Hello All! My husband and I are building a home in Central Kentucky (Frankfort) and have been finding a plethora of agate, jasper and geodes. I found some odd looking "rock" that I was puzzled about. It looks a lot like a scapula maybe, is very porous looking under the microscope and is very heavy. When I put my tongue to it, it sticks. The specimen is about 5 inches by 3 inches. Here are the photos: I would greatly appreciate any input anyone has for me. Thank you, Annette
  15. Yesterday I took a short trip to Crystal Beach, Bolivar Peninsula, TX. I found plenty of tumbled fossilized bone fragments, but this one caught my eye. I have no idea as to what it could be from, but if I had to guess it might be some bone from a fish. Maybe one of the many knowledgeable forum members can help me out. It is very thin, no more than 3 mm, and about 2 cm in length. It probably comes from an offshore deposits of the late Pleistocene, Beaumont Formation, which has been known to produce mammal remains and shark teeth.
  16. Hi everyone. I found this small cap-like structure at Brownies beach last Saturday. It is around 1.5 cm across. The second is 3.5 cm long and 1.9 cm tall. Any help id-ing these would be appreciated, as always.
  17. Good Evening, I saw an image in my fossil book of an enamel cusp from a mastodon tooth that looked similar to my chunk. I found it in SW Florida and its a about 1 1/8" x 3/4". It's caramel and black in color with a few red spots and highly polished. It has yellowish fragments of something in the bottom of the indentation. Could this be tooth fragments? All replies are much appreciated.
  18. Jake alexander

    Unknown fossilized bone

    Please help me find out what kind of bone this is, I found 2 of them in Venice, Florida
  19. dads2vette

    Would like for you to ID these

    Sorry about this being my 2nd post(introduction was the first) but I really have no idea what I'm doing. I picked up a box lot of mineral and fossil specimens recently. Primarily for the goniatite fossil that was included. In that lot, I found a few pieces labeled "dinosaur bones" and one piece that looked to be a tooth, only in shape, and a mystery piece. I'm hoping that you can id these for me. These are keeper pieces for me just because they are very cool. The first owner was kind enough to glaze the pieces with a high gloss protectant. I would also love to remove that. Thanks Dave
  20. Kellielafleur11

    What is this ?

    Help me identify this bone. I found it at my ranch in Lagrange Texas .
  21. Hello, I am need of help identifying this fossilized bone I found back in October 2005.Found bone on the Brazos River sand bar located in Wallis Texas.Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
  22. p62ford

    Found On Fossil Ledge

    I was scuba diving 40 miles off Wilmington, NC and was 103' down and found this bone among whale bone fragments and meglodon teeth. I thought at first it was a vertebrae but do not think so anymore. Would someone be able to help me identify what it is? thanks in advance, peter
  23. brainfogbetty

    Help Id Fossilized (Animal?) Bone.

    I found this while tilling up my garden a few weeks ago. I thought it was a rock until I washed it off and removed all the packed dirt. I know nothing about fossils, but I thought it was unusual enough ( for me) to save and try to ID it. I hope these photos are clear enough to see. It's got a real smooth ridge on one side. I found this in lower SE MI. Thanks in advance. B.
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