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  1. JamieLynn

    A Fossil A Day.....

    A Fossil A Day....keeps the blues away! Or something like that... I started an Instragram account (jamielynnfossilquest) and am posting a fossil a day, so I figured I should do that on here, to REAL fossil enthusiasts! I'm a few days behind, so I will start out with a few more than one a day but then it will settle down to One Fossil (but I will admit, I'll probably miss a few days, but I'll double up or whatever.) I'll start with Texas Pennsylvanian era, but will branch out to other locations and time periods, so expect a little of everything! So enjoy A Fossil A Day! Texas
  2. I'll start it off, with South Carolina. Left to Right: Otodus Megalodon Isurus Hastalis Isurus Desori Hemipristis Serra As a bonus; the day after I started this thread, I received some new specimens, and could have shown a representation of North Carolina fossils too. So just as a bonus:
  3. Jaimin013

    My Collection

    Hi everyone on Fossil Forum, I am pretty new to fossil collection but I have decided to post what I have currently collected and will continue to update this page with new fossils that I acquire over time. I am now looking to acquire rarer teeth now! Details of Specimen: Triceratops Tooth Hell Creek Formation, Carter County, Montana Late Cretaceous Period (65 Million Years Old) Measurements: 1.5 inches long x 3/4 inch wide x5/8 inch thick Weight: 8.9 Grams No restoration at all. all natural specimen. I love the way this looks and its huge!
  4. Traditionally in early January one reviews where one is, and sets goals for the coming year. So as the topic says: What are your palaeontological goals for 2023 ? For myself: I don't get out collecting much. So I would like to go into the field at least once this year. Also, I seem to have added Ammonites to the list of fossils I concentrate on. I want to add a few more, and of course do the research surrounding that.
  5. FossilRobert

    Hell Creek Foot Unguals

    I have 3 foot unguals that I'm struggling to identify. All are from the Hell Creek Formation in Fallon County, Montana.
  6. Hello everyone, I just came back from a short trip to Florida to visit some relatives who recently moved out there. I knew very little about fossil hunting in Florida but with the generous help of a number of forum members got to learn a lot. On one of the days while visiting, we decided to visit Venice. While there I did end up picking up some tiny shark and ray teeth, interesting modern shells but nothing particularly special, once we got off the beach, though, I noticed a pile of shell material in sandy matrix near the parking lot I initially thought it was just the same modern st
  7. At least 415 individual shark teeth; although many are very small and / or broken. None are pristine; but they are fossils, and all were found in a few hours, by little ol' me. I hunted until I was worn out, from walking and bending over to pick them up. A few tiny pieces of ray plates, too.
  8. I have decided to start a thread showing pieces from my collection. I usually post in the "mailbox score" thread, but have found that my additions get lost in the volume of postings in the thread. So my collection will be in my own thread.
  9. PetrosTrilobite

    Your "wish list"

    What is your "wish list"? My wish list, i think is this: 1) Morrison fm Sauropod tooth 2) Acrocanthosaurus (I know that is very, very rare and i will never get one) 3) Troodon tooth 4) Suchomimus 5) Ceratosaur tooth 6) Morrison theropod 7) Dimetrodon tooth 8) Tyrannosaurid tooth 9) Acheroraptor 10) Pliosaur tooth I write only about dinosaurs, reptiles and synapsid because if i will add more clade, is very hard to make the list.
  10. So this past weekend was another very successful weekend. Didn’t have quite the volume of finds, but the things I did find… So starting off… found in 2 pieces and put back together with epoxy - a lower left M3 Columbian Mammoth molar: Following that with 2 chunks of the lower right molar and a chunk from one of the uppers - all found within a ~8 foot circle: A 2” long, the biggest I’ve ever found, gator tooth, 2 other smaller gator teeth, and a decent gator osteoderm: 13 Glyptodon and 2 Holmesina Osteoderms: Megs -
  11. I found these on the beach in The Netherlands. I would appreciate if someone would tell me if they are fossils or just rocks and what they are, if fossils. In the case of the sand dollars, I don't know if they are skeletons or fossils. They are hard and I can't break them. Thank you so much!
  12. fordslanding

    Edisto Beach South Carolina finds.

    New to the group, need your help. I found these items March 11th at Edisto Beach, South Carolina. I'm hoping my pictures are good enough to ID what I found. Each square on the grid is 5mm. Thanks in advance!
  13. So had a couple VERY productive diving days towards the end of last month, and I’m finally getting around to posting. Went out with a couple of off-forum friends. So I’ll post the finds, and then a little story at the end with the best find. Starting off with teeth - Paramylodon harlani M2, dire wolf canine tip, beaver molar, 2 capybara molar chunks, a partial tapir tooth, 2 raccoon jaws, one with a tooth: Bison premolar, camelid premolar, tapir incisor, partial Dugong tooth, dolphin tooth, and a modern (ish) pig symphysis with an unerupted canine:
  14. Robert Halvorson

    Fossil identification

    I just want to apologize to everybody about my previous post this is all new to me so it's going to take me a minute my location is central Pennsylvania is where the fossil was found and again hello everybody it's great to be here have a great evening
  15. Hello all I recently got permission from my family to build a preparation room, so I'm getting some tools to finally start preparing fossils. I've got a few fossils from my own hunts that I can start practicing on, but those are all in extremely hard, sticky rocks, and often badly preserved. I would however like to get some fossils from other locations to practice different techniques, mainly with air abrasion and to get a feel with the preparation of a wild variation of fossils. I picked some fossils (mainly from the USA), that aren't too complex I think, but please correct m
  16. LordWampa

    Dinosaur chunks

    Hello, a local store brought this fossils from Tucson and are selling them. Are chunks of different dinosaurs. Is it really possible to ID the dinosaur with just this kind of piece? Or you have to hope that the guy that found them, found other pieces in the same matrix to be able to ID it? Thanks!!
  17. I'm planning a trip to Washington, D.C. soon. And will have plenty of time for stops. And I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for places to look for fossils and minerals. I'll be driving along Florida's east coast, coastal Georgia, semi-coastal South Carolina, the middle of North Carolina, semi-coastal Virginia, and Maryland. Anyone have any recommendations for good places to stop in these areas?
  18. JorisVV

    My collection update

    New to the collection, added last week. Nest of 5 oviraptor sp. (Elongatoolithid?) from the Nanxiong Fm in China.
  19. A quick group shot, once I made it back to the car:
  20. archaeo

    Mazon Creek Anemones

    Roy Plotnick's article about the Mazon Creek Essexella fossils in Papers in Palaeontology (2023, 9 (2) ) is summerized in Science Daily's latest news: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/03/230308084343.htm
  21. Hi I’ve been wondering for a while if some fossil preparation tools cause nerve damage. I have been prepping for a for years now mainly with air scribes and haven’t noticed a difference. However a few people say that the vibration coming from the tools can cause nerve damage in the future. Is this true? Thanks for any information.
  22. Hello fellow Trilobite fossils collectors. I have 2 specimens in my collection that were specifically prepared 'with microfossils'. So, instead of blasting away everything around the specimen, the preparator took extra efforts to maintain the surrounding 'environment' that the specimen was contained within. I really like this preparation style, and am wondering why the Trilobite fossils I see for sale on the web, etc are much more likely to be just the specimen itself carved out of the matrix and leaving only scrapes, scratches or smoothed rock nearby. Does anyone know why there aren't mor
  23. Rock Hound

    Some New Acquisitions

    It's been a long time, since I have posted anything. I'll try to contribute, now. Best pictures I can get with a cheap phone, and not being able to be very still, myself. I took many duplicate photos. Sorry. I acquired these 6 fossils today. The Theropod tooth has visible serrations, when viewed with a common magnifying glass.
  24. So I was caring for my snapping turtle when I found these 4 rocks in his tank. 3 of them are undeniably fossils. I was wondering if anyone knew what type of fossils they are. One looks to be some sort of clam, one looks to be the tail of something, and the other almost looks like a turtle shell. The rock that looks like a turtle shell has a smooth top, what looks like car tracks under it, and a hole in the middle where a turtles head could go. As you can see by the photos, they are very small, and there's likely much more in my turtles tank. There is a 4th rock that I didn't take photos of tha
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