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  1. Hello all, Found a couple of very nice Cretaceous fossils in Limburg (in water). Age: 72-68 mya/73-68 mya (late late Campanian - early Maastrichtian) and/or around 68 mya (if we only focus on de 'Kalksteen van Vijlen' from the Gulpen Formation). One source says 72.1 (± 0.6) million years ago (late Campanian). Thus 72.1 (± 0.6) million years ago till 68 mya (Kalksteen van Vijlen). One source states that the Vijlen 5 Member (boreholes in Gulpen and Crapoel) have a age of around 69.8-69.3 mya. So its possible that the fossils are also of this age. During this time,
  2. Are you able to collect fossils legally using the BLM and US Forest Service rules if there is also a mining claim for a locatable mineral such as copper or iron etc? Assume the fossils have no legally locatable mineral in them such as copper or precious opal. For example, a company files a claim for copper in 2 square miles of land in the desert with lots of non mineralized fossiliferous limestone. Another example: a company files a 2 square mile claim for coal. Can you collect the fossils in the sandstone in the surface? Assume the land is not fenced off and being actively mined.
  3. hello all, I found a lot of this specific type of rock and I thought they could be fossils. Now I'm not so sure. They have what appears to have a spongy inside and flat outside, on the sides that are still there. I tried to take pictures to show them well. A few of the pieces have two "lobes" at one end and the lobes appear to be splitting. They are all the same color, though some are dry and some are damp still. I was trying to figure this out on my own, and I thought it could possibly be coal (if not a fossil), but i really don't know how to test it. My husband did try to light i
  4. Brookelynnoddart

    Coldwater, MS fossils

    I have discovered these in Coldwater, MS in a nearby gully I frequently go to for these amazing finds. If Anyone has some great insight into what they are for sure, I would greatly appreciate knowing how much or if they are worth anything ?
  5. Hello to everybody! I'm kinda new here, but before I start I must say I really love this forum! It has really great vibes and you instantly can tell that this is a good and friendly community! So, I am ziggycardon, I live in Belgium, close to the border of the Netherlands and when we start speaking geologically, I live on the same cretaceous sediments as where the first major Mosasaurus discoveries where done! Unfortunatly I have never been on a fossil hunt myself and everything currently in my collection was bought or given to me. But I hope to change that soon, as I am dyi
  6. I grew up in Austin, going to Shoal Creek and Barton Creek and my local backyard creek, picking up the odd fossil or rock and stashing it away. It has only been recently (within the last 8 years) that I really got interested in Paleontology and finding out about the formations and proper fossil names etc....so it's been fun to revisit a lot of the places I went as a kid and see them in a whole new light. When the Paleontological Society of Austin used to hold meetings in person, I'd go up to Austin early and go fossil hunting in Shoal Creek - it has easy access and is a hop skip and a jump fr
  7. Hi again! If you saw my thread from yesterday, you'll know I bought some Moroccan fossils for dirt cheap that turned out to be pretty nice. I went to the same dealer today and bought three more for the same price. I suppose I will start with the worst (most suspicious) first: I saw this vertebra and liked how it looked, so I bought it. I'm totally fine with spending $20 for a vert recreation, too, so no big deal if it's fake. What makes me suspicious is the place where it's chipped, it looked like there was paint flaking off. I guess I'm asking, how much of it is real and what is i
  8. Today I stopped at Goodwill to see if I could find any plastic Plano fishing containers to store some fossils and instead found this extremely large pill container that I will use to store small / micro fossils. It is a very secure case and should work out nice and limited clutter from other cases, and at a price of $3.99, not a bad deal.
  9. xraymike79

    Please identify this ammonite?

    I have no knowledge of this ammonite’s history. Does anyone have any idea of its type? It’s about 5 to 6 inches in diameter, a portion of it being fossilized with calcite.
  10. will stevenson

    Will's summer 2021

    Hi Guys, I’ve been doing a bit of hunting this summer and thought some of you might like to see what I have found , this trip report is mostly going to focus on finds as in the moment, I wasn’t great at taking photos now I’m not very organised so we aren’t doing this in a chronological order, I’m just going to describe each site separately the bulk of my hunting occurred on the Isle of Wight, so it is only natural that we start there, I’m going to start with one of the less interesting sites, whale chine (an image from the internet) , I stopped here on the way to the
  11. Hi, I live very close to big brook, NJ and have collecting many beautiful specimens of the oysters there. The oysters there are very unique, as they are some of the best and biggest of the species you can find in the world. I have many various specimens. Ill take any request for size, look, style as they all look different. Perhaps some like a more wavy pattern or separated pattern or a bubbly pattern. Im interested in anything you have to offer! I attached various pics to see. Although I have many and some even better.
  12. Brookelynnoddart

    Please Help Identify

    Hello, I am an active crazy lace agate & fossil hunter who has many specimens that I hope can be identified. Please help identify my precious findings so I can rest assure at what they really are. Found in Coldwater, MS in a Gully I visit often.
  13. Hi guys, I have this serratolamna from muddy creek, now s,gafsana is described from here but apparently this looks more like older serratolamna teeth. The age of the formation here is ypresian, but I was wondering if anyone knew of any older underlying strata that may be able to produce an older serratolamna or if this one is just an odd ball thanks
  14. Geogrl13!

    Hell creek dinosaur fossil

    Good evening, I recently went fossil hunting in Dawson county MT in the Hell Creek formation. I believe that the fossil I collected is a possible dinosaur vertebra. Is there any way to determine what dinosaur this maybe and if it is a vertebra? The measurement is 7 inches long and 4 inches wide. Thank you, geogrl
  15. Lickrocks1

    Dinosaur bone

    I am very curious what exactly this is....can anyone help me identify this fossil...was discovered in california.
  16. I am getting some fossils together to take to the ESCONI Braceville Shaft Mine trip that is running this Saturday and Sunday. The fossils that are collected there are Mazon Creek flora and fauna. When I am able to make one of these trips, I always pick up the car with several buckets full of fossils that we dump out and allow the participants to take home. This time I’m bringing a bunch of Mazon Creek fossil’s, Ordovician fossils from St. Leon, Indiana, Mississippian fossils from Anna, Illinois, Pliocene / Pleistocene shells from Florida, some echinoids and shark teeth from Morocco
  17. STAVROULATD

    Seashell rock fossil

    Anyone has any idea what this is? My husband found it in our fields in Crete approx. 400m .
  18. MarcoSr

    M&M Ranch in Nebraska

    My younger son Mel just led his first fossil trip of the year on our Oligocene M&M Ranch in Nebraska last week. My sons, Mel and Marco Jr., are starting to get back from their prepper some of the fossils that they found on our ranch in 2018. Not all fossils go to the prepper. Mel preps some of the specimens himself. Below is a picture of the specimens Mel found in 2018 that he will prep. Here are a few pictures of 2018 specimens just back from the prepper.
  19. Ima Surchin

    Stones or Fossils?

    New at hunting so I have no idea what I have. Location: Nolan County Texas
  20. SharkToothMaster

    Instagram fossil account! :-)

    Hey everyone! Im running a instagram account for fossils. Im posting 1-3 times a week, and its my fossils from my biiiiig collection! Fossils from Denmark, Belgium, USA and more Im currently on 721 followers, and im hoping to reach 1000 before summer So go and search for Danishfossils, on Instagram and you'll find it Have a good day Jonas/DanishFossils.
  21. kurtl

    Dolgeville sites?

    Anybody know of sites in or near dolgeville? I saw that Little Falls is good never been there.
  22. I don´t know if I can find the time to prepare fossil hunting trip reports for TFF regularly. However, I will at least try to prepare them regularly for my personal website in pdf format. I would like to share them with you. They are in German, though: Fossil Hunting Trips 2021 (link to my personal website) Thanks! Franz Bernhard
  23. Hello, Just wondering what the best fairs are to go in - Belgium - Netherlands - France Do you have any recommendations? Im interested in Dinosaur fossils only. Looking to get more fossils, and also looking to get more experience in this fascinating hobby Thanks for the tips ! Cheers
  24. I took my wife out for a quiet weekend in San Saba, TX and vicinity to escape from work and busy city life. It was fun to visit the river, suspension bridges, and bump into a couple old Indian campsites denoted by snails, freshwater bivalves, and burned rock on the surface. But the first thing to really catch my eye there was the small fossil display in the historical museum at Mill Pond Park...one fossil in particular. This huge orthocone nautiloid was the highlight of the visit for me. It is said to be from western San Saba County, which has Ordovician through Pennsylvanian st
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