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  1. Hi all, first post and newbie collector so appologies if this is posted in the wrong place. On a Recent trip to Dorset these were found and I’d love some input on the best way to prepare these. One is large and I as tempting as it was to just have at it with the hammer and chisel, I suspect more interesting things may be lurking in there. The others are much smaller and may need something like an air scribe?? Recommendations on that line appreciated also. thank you in advance for any help/tips/recommendations.
  2. Lewis

    Fossil with dotted lumps?

    Is this a fossil and if so what is it? (Found In Wales on a pile of rocks)
  3. First step to wisdom right? So the two most likely sites I'll be hitting first will be Burnham-on-Crouch and East Mersea. Reading those two profiles, looks like a non-zero amount of sieving will be required to find anything, so I guess my first question is whats a good sieve to get? I'm assuming your basic kitchen equipment is not whats being referred to here. Secondly, in terms of identification, what are some good resources? Preferably books since I absorb printed info much more readily than something from a document online, but I'll take online if that's all there i
  4. Hi can anyone tell me what this is? I've no idea what it is or where it's originally from, I'm assuming it's a fossil? My grandmother passed away a few years ago and it was amongst her possessions so we've no idea where it came from, however, it has a drilled hole running through the middle and its been polished, so at some point in the past it looks like its been worn as jewellery. Her father was a merchant sailor and so she had a number of items from around the world, so really it could have come from any country. Can anyone help?
  5. JustinT.

    Fossil?? Help IDing Please.

    Found along a backwater slough of the Mississippi River during very low water this summer along with some other interesting things while hunting for Indian Relics. Please identify. Thank You in Advance.
  6. Tigereagle12345

    Help With Green River Fish Fossil

    I have recently recived a fossil fish (Probably a knightia) from the Green River formation. I am inexperienced with these fossils and have no idea how to prepare them. If someone could give me advice it would be greatly appreciated. The Fossil Outline My tools (The tool on the left is an electric engraver with air scribe tips, I have 2 fine tips and 1 chisel tip)
  7. Cul8r

    Petrified wood or not?

    Found this in a water feature a home owner built in tx. He said it was petrified wood. I'm not sure. Help to identify pls?
  8. Cul8r

    Petrified wood or not?

    This was in a fountain in texas that I demoed the home owner swears it's petrified. I talked with him about it but never got where he got it from out of him. I doubt with the amount that was in the fountain that he had it hauled in from anywhere else. But I have an abundance of it maybe 350 or 400 lbs give or take 50lbs. The ruler is 6 inches long
  9. Lewis

    Is this a fossil?

    Is this a fossil? It was found in Wales
  10. Hi Community, I am not quite sure what my latest addition to my fossil collection really is. Kryptodrakon? Kunpengopterus antipollicatus? Confuciusornis? (But there is no tail and no indication of feathers) Monkeydactyl”? Please help me in identifying what it really is. Size: 12" by 10" Many thanks, Peter
  11. Hiya everyone does anyone know of anywhere I can find fossils in Merseyside England I’ve googled and can’t find anything thanks in advance
  12. Hey everyone, I recently got gifted some potassium hydroxide in order to help clean up fossils. I tried it on a few smaller fossils which i was not too fond of to see how it worked and it had good results. After i got a bit more confident with it a tried it on one of fossils i've had for a long time and liked a lot but never was able to clean with the tools i had. So long story short i applied it, it chew through a bunch of the fossil itself leaving it worse off. After cleaning it off i noticed it was covered in a white substance i was unable to get off even with an hour of furious
  13. I acquired these and some other actual bones which I will make another post for. Not sure what they are pretty sure they are mammals. Any help would be appreciated thanks.
  14. Alexander D.G

    Stoping pyrite's disease

    Ik know this isn't a fossil but i thought people probably have experience with pyrite here so i though i'd give it a shot. I've had this piece for a year or so and as you can see it's corroding pretty bad on top, is there a way of stopping the corrosion once it has begun? If not i'll try to cut off the bottom half so that that might survive.
  15. SafariSam

    Sea Urchin ID Needed

    This is at a museum gift shop so I can't measure or give you the location found sadly. Seems like a sand dollar of some kind. Not really my speciality. Can anyone help me find the specific species? Thanks!
  16. so i was wondering were can you exactly find a sea scorpian can a fossil like that be around a lake like ontario? ive really been eger to find one. but i lack a huge amount of paleontalogical experiance. i am also excited to get to know this community.
  17. Purplesandpiper

    Not sure from Northern NJ brook

    A little perplexed on this one. I’m guessing ghost shrimp claw perhaps? Found near Ramenessin while sifting. Tooth of some sort maybe? I’m open to options but for now thinking claw.
  18. Georgemckenzie

    Help with this trilobite on ID and quality

    Hiya everyone needing help with this morrocan trilobite seller says it’s a drotops, size is 8cm long, and help with the quality would be great as well
  19. Hiya everyone I’m looking to buy this ceratarges trilobite, it’s from a trustworthy seller any help would be great .
  20. morganabc123

    I really need help identifying this

    I found this on the ground near the cabin I was staying at near black mountain North Carolina I think it is either antler or bone but not really sure I kinda want to turn it into a ring to wear cause it would look really amazing but I'm not sure what it is and if it even has any value or not so any and all help would be appreciated thanks and God bless
  21. Hi there, I found these two fish fossils. I've never owned any before, so I'm just starting to learn about them. I don't even know how to begin to figure out who these fish were, and where they're from. Hoping you can help me. I know nothing :/ The shorter on has a little piece of fabric glued on the bottom that looks like it's been there for a long time. Allows you to prop up. Looking forward to hearing from enthusiasts, experts They look like pike or pickerel to me, but I doubt I'm in any way close to right! Thanks in advance, phon
  22. it has an identification number written on it looks in black sharpie. You can see the grooves and swirles in the concave part but i also see on side a little.
  23. KristinP

    Type coral

    Anyone know what coral this is
  24. Hey all These have popped up on my local buy/sell page, they're advertised as fossil teeth but I'm not experienced enough to confirm this - from the very little knowledge I have I'd guess Crocodilian....? Teeth from prehistoric predators always pique my interest so I'd like to know more before I even consider purchasing The catch is, there is zero information provided, the auction description simply states "Unknown species". That is it! I have talked to the seller about a Megalodon tooth he's selling, his knowledge on what he owns is poor, he's just been collecting interesting f
  25. Soo I've been digging and finding bone in different areas along w buried deep charcoal and or black thin stone. Most rocks I let sit on a shelf but this one has been bugging me and has me stumped and YES I LICKED IT gross and it was slightly sticky. I've honestly not a clue and the pattern on parts of it has truly just thrown me for a loop. Any help appreciated. USA/VA
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