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My Meager (but Growing) Collection
Lordhonkhonk posted a topic in Member CollectionsHere are the only fossils that I have at the moment I hope to continue to grow my collection! Pictures 1, 2, and 3 are of my Mantellisaurus atherfieldensis vertebra. Per the seller, it is from the Cretaceous (Barremian Stage), and originated from the Isle of Wight's Wessex Formation (Wealden Group). Picture 4 is of my flea market Colpocoryphe grandis, likely originating from Morocco. Picture 5 is of my gifted partial (most likely) Merycoidodon gracilis skull, originating from possibly Wyoming or Nebraska. Picture 6, my most recent purchase, is of a plate of four up
My first fossil
Kendall posted a topic in Fossil IDHello all! This is my first post, so forgive me. I found this near a small stream in a hiking spot called LimeKiln in Porter Ranch, California, Los Angeles County. I know nothing about the area, and while I’ve heard that LimeKiln used to be a lime quarry I don’t even know what lime looks like so I’d rather not guess as to what sorts of rocks are nearby. Anyway, is this an actual fossil? It feels heavy like a rock, not light like bone. If so, any ideas as to what it might be? Please forgive my hand holding video with no measurements. I will dig up a ruler tomorrow, but for tonight I’m
Sandstone in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA fossil?
David Gllutierrez posted a topic in Fossil IDFound this about 10’-12’ deep while digging a soil sample in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. I’m located on the peninsula, 575 feet above sea level. Object weighs 2.5 lbs and is pretty solid. Noticed a very small shell imprint. Ignore dark colors, it was damp from cleaning. any ideas on what it might be?
Natlandite Fossil Stone
BrandonMassey posted a topic in General Fossil DiscussionI joined with the hopes that someone here may know more about Natlandite fossil stone. My wife inherited a polished three piece set and unfortunately there is very little information available about it online. Within the two articles I could find we have learned that "it was first discovered in 1954 in Los Angeles, Ca. by geologist Manley L. Natland, during a small dig he made in his offices backyard. He was given a rock brought up during soil testing for an annex to the old Atlantic Richfield Building at 6th and Flower streets. Natland estimated the fossil st
La Brea Tar Pit Beetle?
Mochaccino posted a topic in Fossil IDHello, Could anyone identify the species of these two beetles from the La Brea Tar Pits of Los Angeles, California, USA? The large one is 3 cm and the small one is 1 cm. I've heard the terms "water beetle" and "carrion beetle" get thrown around but it's confusing. I think the larger might be Cybister explanatus? Thanks.
How Low Can Hunting and Vacations Go?
GJordan posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsHi Everyone, this is my first post and I like to thank you for your information. I will be traveling to the US in October. I'm going to travel in my car from Los Angeles, las vegas, Flagstaff, Albuquerque, Amarillo, Oklahoma, Memphis, New Orleans, Panama City, Sarasota, and Orlando. I want to take advantage of that to do little fossil huntings across that sites. Obviously, I don't want to do something illegal or wrong while collecting. I was talking with some guy from natural science and tell me which is legal and which not. The original idea is to fossil
Bones of prehistoric animals found during construction of LA subway
Kasia posted a topic in Fossil Newshttp://www.newsweek.com/fossils-prehistoric-mammals-unearthed-during-subway-construction-los-angeles-859032?piano_t=1
Looking for someone who can polish T. rex tooth
LouiseB posted a topic in Fossil PreparationHi there, Do you know anyone who can polish a baby T. rex tooth? It's been made into a necklace / jeweler but the tooth needs to be fixed. Please let me know! Must be based in the Los Angeles area. Thanks!
New Pleistocene Vertebrate Fossils from Los Angeles, California, Subway Excavations
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsIce Age fossils emerge during Los Angeles subway dig Diana Kruzman , USA Today, July 10, 2017 https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/07/10/ice-age-fossils-emerge-los-angeles-subway-dig/103026368/ Yours, Paul H.
La Brea Tar Pits Museum Bracing for a Flood of Fossils
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsLa Brea Tar Pits Museum Bracing for a Flood of Fossils This Summer http://www.lamag.com/mag-features/purple-line-fossils/ The La Brea Tar Pits http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/quaternary/labrea.html Yours, Paul H.
Nevada Ichthyosaur Hitched a Ride on a Beer Truck.
Fossildude19 posted a topic in Fossil NewsYup. You read it correctly: Forbes article HERE. It was a monster, too. Enjoy.
Santa Monica Mountains Shark Tooth
JBMugu posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsThe tooth that started it all, found while looking for rocks in the Santa Monica mountains. I just looked down and wow nice great white. At first I thought someone dropped it as why would there be a big shark tooth on the side of a mountain. Turns out I got lucky and found a great fossil. I have looked a bunch more and not found anything else in the area, it is still the largest tooth in my collection! Thanks for looking
Mammoth Fossils Found Beneath Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsMetro unearths ancient elephant fossils below Wilshire Boulevard, Curbed LA - Dec 1, 2016 http://la.curbed.com/2016/12/1/13802216/metro-mastodon-mammoth-purple-line-fossils Metro Workers Unearth Mammoth Fossils During Purple Line Construction K-Earth 101 FM http://kearth101.cbslocal.com/2016/12/01/metro-workers-unearth-mammoth-fossils-during-purple-line-construction/ Mammoth tusk, teeth, and skull discovered during construction of Los Angeles Metro line Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3989006/A-ma