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  1. Georgemckenzie

    Help with the ID on this Dino bone

    Hiya everyone I got this bone in a collection a while back it has a strange texture and shape to it and that just wondering if anyone could help with an ID it’s from Colorado
  2. 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
  3. I've always been really into fossils and prehistoric stuff but I only recently starting going out and fossil hunting. On a recent trip I found 5 concretions from the lincoln creek formation in washington state. I'm pretty sure only the middle one has something in it but I'm at a complete loss at how to go about cleaning these. I dont have a air scribe and I'm completely content with just seeing some of the crab, if there is one inside any of the concretions, and would love some pointers to go about this. Also how to preserve them once they are exposed. I've seen people using some
  4. Georgemckenzie

    Recent Trilobite Acquisitions.

    Hiya everyone just got these trilobites some extra help on them would be great including some prep tips thanks
  5. Hi , my name is Matt I am new to the forum and to finding / collecting. I was searching in a creek bed and found this bone on a sand bar tucked under some grass. To touch it is chalky / clammy feeling . It is slightly polished in one area . I can scrape into it somewhat easily with my fingernail, It has the consistency of damp chalk. Can someone please help me identifying this ? thank you very much for your help, i will attach some photos including what i think is a petrified tadpole found when cracking open a segment of sedimentary rock.
  6. I've tried everything I can think of to remove this mud that is caked on so many of my newly acquired specimens. Every time I use my brush to remove the mud the fossils beneath become horribly disfigured. Any ideas for how to remove the mud and keep the fossil intact at the same time? I can't use water because the rock is soft and cracks when wet. Any brush recommendations? Currently I am using a standard paintbrush.
  7. Hiya everyone I just recently purchased this trilobite ain’t arrived yet some help would be great
  8. Hey! These are just a few of the bones I found recently which were all found near each other in horseshoe canyon AB. I found what I believe to be albertosaurus teeth and a piece of a hadrosaur jaw as well with them which makes me assume they are from one of those two species. However, I need help identifying which species each one might be from and what part of the dinosaur they are. If you need measurements I'm happy to post pics next to a ruler!
  9. Georgemckenzie

    Help ID this green river fossil

    Hiya everyone my friend has sent me sone green river fishes I’m guessing there knightia he’s glued some pieces together because they have started to flake but I’ve noticed a little thing on the back plate and revealed it a help would be great to ID
  10. acolangeli

    fossil bone identification help

    found in kansas, any info appreciated. Lighter for scale
  11. Carrie12

    Identification help

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me identify this fossil please. I found it this morning on a beach near Whitley bay, I've put a ruler in one of the pictures for scale. Thanks
  12. Hiya everyone thinking of getting this small piece of amber says there’s a fly in it just wanting to know if it’s real there’s no information on age or that but the seller has sold me a real fossil so a little help would be great thanks
  13. Hiya everyone thinking of purchasing this trilobite a help to say if it’s real would be great thanks
  14. Hiya all recently got this piece of fossil bone the seller was saying it’s plesiosaur but any help from you guys would be great it was purchased at Bristol but I’d imagine it’s from the Jurassic coast
  15. Hiya I just recently got this trilobite nodule with 2 trilobites on it I’m aware the species is quite common but I know they stick specimens together to make a whole one so a little help would be great thanks.
  16. OHDave

    Bone Found in TN

    I found this bone on the shore of the Wolf River in TN near the Dale Hollow reservoir. Curious to know what it might be. The bone looks fossilized but I have no idea. Any ideas what this might be?
  17. EarlyDecay

    What do I have here??

    Hey everyone!! I ran across something that was given to me many years ago when I was a child, and am interested in learning more about it. It has a paper with it stating what it is supposed to be, but I'm not 100% sure it's accurate either. Thanks for any help that can be given!!
  18. Got this delivered today and was wanting a little help on an ID thanks In advance guys
  19. Georgemckenzie

    Just got these. Help with ID please.

    Just got this I can identify some of them but a help to identify the rest would be great thanks
  20. SarahD


    This was found near the Farmdale Geologic Exposure, and I am having a heck of a time identifying it; I'm used to your typical bryozoa, crinoid, and brachiopod - not this! The inner, u-shaped part looks biological, and is packed with a more clay-sourced material around it, and perhaps inside? I've taken numerous pictures to try to give a full look at this weird find. The outermost rock layer can flake off of picked. I'm not even 100% convinced it's a fossil, but i'm having trouble coming up with what in the world it could be. Please help me out!
  21. Emilysol

    ID help

    Hope someone can help me !! Wondering if this is the jaw bone of maybe a carnivore? Found in my basenent alongside several newspaper pieces dating back to the 1920's. Hope this is relevant
  22. Ninajay

    Help identifying fossil

    Hi, I’ve had this in my box of things from childhood (1970). What is this, is it a tooth? Thanks for your help.
  23. I have a Ordovician-age brachiopod that I am currently prepping. The matrix is very soft and prone to cracking and a few smaller pieces have fallen off. How do I know when to stop prepping and leave it as is? Any general tips when working with fossils in extremely soft matrix? Should I continue prepping and risk breaking it further or stop and leave it in the matrix? I can provide pictures if needed.
  24. Hi I recently purchased an air scribe, it's late, I can't remember the kind right now however it's highly recommended by you folks on this site, off brand but good. Anyways it makes a really high pitch whining sound like air escaping from a balloon and Air comes out around the rubber gasket by the tip. I don't know what it's supposed to sound like, or how it preforms to be able to troubleshoot further. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks in advance.
  25. So i have always prepped with hand tools. But i really like the air scribes. But theres alot to choose from. Many of my fossils are limestone and sometimes theres a super small layer of matrix on the fossil that if i try to remove will damage the fossil. I have heard about sand blasting is that any good? I would really like one that can prep fragile fossils. I have seen many where they dont even Touch the rock when prepping. I also saw a shop called zoic palaeo tech i think its called. They were selling alot of tools but dont know what to choose anyhelp? I Also see these wooden boxes people us
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