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Found 263 results

  1. Possible Toe Bone

    Good evening, i found a bone that I believe to be a toe bone of a mastodon or mammoth. The bone was found in the Neuse River in Craven County, NC. Thank you in advance for assistance in identifying this piece.
  2. Genuine Dinosaur

    "Genuine Dinosaur Bone" That is what is said on the painters tape written on black sharpie as I walked a Texas flea market. "Do you know what it is" I asked the old timer sitting among a collection of tools and plywood tables... "That's a dinosaur bone, I bought it years ago." He wanted $40. We settled for $25. I told him after I bought it that is was actually a mammoth tooth, showed him the enamel sticking through and thanked him for the purchase. So this morning, I took some quick pictures before work to get your thoughts. (not great quality, still has a lot of matrix on it.
  3. Mammoth Footsy?

    I recieved this Mammoth bone several years back and assumed it to be a part of the leg, but would appreciate a final ID on the location. Is it this portion of the foot? It looks like there was one on the table of big bones at the MAPS show Nimravis took a picture of.
  4. Good Florida hunt

    So today I was going to try to get in the Peace for a bit. I know where some gravel beds are that you can get in when the water isn't quite as low as you want. I messed around for about an hour but then it just wasnt paying off. One good hemi and everything else was just jar teeth. So I packed up and headed to my old stand by spot. Did pretty good but also put in a lot of hours. *In the pic the top is a section of mammoth tooth it is hard to tell looking at the pic now.
  5. New experiment using frozen mammoth cell nuclei causes some cellular activity but fails to result in cell division. Not as exciting as it first sounds since cell activity might be from the mouse egg cell used in the experiment, but at least someone is trying. https://phys.org/news/2019-03-mammoth-frozen-cells-life.html
  6. Florida fossil hunt

    Had a pretty good day today. I will post more pics when I get home.
  7. mammoth tooth id

    hello i would like to know and to learn how to ID mammoth tooth specie? i am in Serbia and i have couple od toot of mammoth but i am not sure which specie was it, steppe or woolly or what? could you direct me to some pdf or id guide for mammoth tooth identification..ill post pictures soon
  8. I'm trying to identify the polished fossil material in this Georgian English snuffbox, circa 1760 to 1820. Is it mammoth ivory? Walrus? Wood? Something else? The material is set in unhallmarked sterling silver. Thanks in advance for your suggestions. Adam
  9. Bone from Holland. Mammoth?

    This bone fragment was sold as mammoth bone from holland. Is it actually mammoth or was that just a guess?
  10. Mammoth tooth?

    This was found on my property in Ellis county Texas. Ellis county has history of mammoth fossil and we might of thought this part is a piece of a mammoth tooth?
  11. My Collection

    Hello Everyone! I am new to collecting over the past several weeks and have been able to obtain several fossils of recent and would like to show you all what I have collected. First one will be my Struthy Claw.
  12. My Collection

    Hello All, I am new to collecting fossils but would like to show you all some of my specimens. Hope you all enjoy. First one will be my Struthy claw. IMG_0164.HEIC IMG_0165.HEIC
  13. Hey! I have kind of an odd question. I am purchasing a fossil for a friend as a birthday gift -- between a tip of a mammoth tusk, or a section of mosasaur jaw with teeth. What makes this unique, however, is that we are traveling to the British Virgin Islands (from the United States) for said birthday and I would like to be able to gift the fossil on the birthday instead of waiting until she returns home as we live in different states and I would only be able to ship it to her house and not be there. I am concerned, however, about bringing the fossils with me on the trip as I have heard nightmares about customs causing long hold ups or seizing fossils. Does anyone have any advice on this? Thanks!
  14. English Mammoth

    Headed up to Walcott in Norfolk Saturday just gone, got there nice and early to beat the crowds, luckily the cold weather had put a lot of people off! Anyway, walked off towards Happisburgh and headed down below the sea defences, was soon finding small pieces of bone but nothing of any major interest, when suddenly i spotted it, up against the sea wall, standing out like a sore thumb, a tooth fragment! I quickly grabbed my prize and gazed in awe at it. I have travelled many miles searching for one of these and now i held one in my hands. I stowed my price in my bag and continued on my way, skipping along the beach until i reached the next groyne, walking up to the corner where you are able to pull yourself up the wall i froze. In front of me, laying on the sand, another one, bigger, better and mine. I couldn't believe it, two in one day! Pure ecstasy filled my veins. The markings on this one were incredible. I continued down to Happisburgh with my bag now considerably heavier (for once). Upon reaching it i could see a lot of other people searching the beach there so i decided to walk back the way i came but search on the tide line now as it was nearly dead low. i walked and waded down the beach until i got to around the halfway mark, i was on the phone at the time to a friend telling him about my day (gloating) and i wasn't really paying much attention so much so i nearly stood on it, looking down, with waves washing over it was another, this one was half buried in the sand so i dug it out like a madman and soon held my prize, this one had been rolled by the waves more so and had been worn down a bit. I carefully packed this one away and walked back to my car. I met a few other hunters on the way with kids who were most impressed by my finds. Now i have no idea of species on these, other than the fragment and second one being Mammoth and someone suggested the last one could be a straight tusked elephant, if anyone could expand my knowledge that would be great! This is my super serious fossil hunting face. It may surprise you but i am filled with joy inside. Thanks for taking the time to read this!
  15. Tusk Fossil

    I was out on the Neuse River this afternoon (Havelock, NC area) and found this piece. It seems to have the correct cross hatching to indicate tusk. 6 inches long 2.5 inches wide. Heavy, layers are flaking off. Is this a tusk...hopefully mammoth and if so how best to preserve. Thank you in advance!
  16. Mammoth

    Hi, recently I was looking for a Mammoths tooth to add to my collection. I did manage to get nice tooth but as it happens I did bring home this bone with it It's a Mammoths leg bone from Hungary. Is it possible to identify exactly which bone is it? Bone is still in my workshop and I am not sure if I should make a stand for it and add it to my collection, need opinion from someone experienced. Is it a nice sample or is it fairly common? What about condition? Should I get better one and part with this one? What do you think?
  17. Bone of ????

    Hi everyone, does anyone know this bone, sold as a mammoth bone? It is more like a bison or bovine bone. Provenance: North Europe
  18. This was the year of the Mammal for me. The antler piece was given to me by my friend Bill who ONLY keeps shark teeth-he also gave me the meg pieces in the previous post. The 2nd piece in the picture I can not id. Pictures 3-5 is this a deer tooth? 6/7 horse? 8/9 piece of mastodon tooth? 10/11 mammoth tooth piece, 12/13 looks like tooth material?, 14,15 looks to me to be ivory? mastodon or mammoth? 16/17 looks like the baleen groove for a baleen whale? I have a number of other large bone? pieces that i will post later as part 3 to try and see if identifiable as well as some interesting modern stuff. I did not post the bryozoan material I found either. Thanks for looking and any corrections, suggestions or comments would be appreciated. Thanks.
  19. Non-fossils

    Are any of those mammoth "fossils" around actually fossils? Wouldn't they still be natural bone? I know that the remains found in colder northern area, the remains are still original dead tissue, because they're regularly found with soft tissue and hair, but they're found other places too, along with all other animals from the more recent periods, where freezing isn't a factor, but Is there even enough time for fossilization to occur for those animals? Is there a general point in, or period of time, after which it's just not old enough for fossilization to occur? I know any such point, or period, would vary depending on the regions environmental conditions, but I would imagine there are places where there is such a point before which geologically, remains are fossilized, and after which remains are still actual bone.
  20. Fossilized bone identification.

    I bought this fossilized bone at a flea market for my son. I'm not very knowledgeable on the subject but would love to tell him more information about this piece. The original owner did not know what it was, other than suggesting it could be from a woolly mammoth. It measures about 4.5" x 3". The bottom is naturally completely flat with two smaller flat spots nearby. I'd love to learn more about what this could be, some other people have suggested dinosaur but I'm in Florida and I'm not sure if this piece is local or not.
  21. Dog Finds Mammoth Fossil

    https://www.inquisitr.com/5189382/a-puppy-has-dug-up-a-13000-year-old-bone-belonging-to-an-ice-age-woolly-mammoth/ This isn't really important fossil news but still worth noting( especially if you are a dog owner.)
  22. Help Identifying a bone

    I need help identifying a bone. It was found in seminole, florida. It is 12" wide, 8" deep and 14" tall.
  23. Hi everyone ! I'm here to show you some of my new fossils which are also in my collection.This time something much different.I have mammoth bone parts,found in Danube river,place is called Ram,near Belgrade.I've got them as a gift from a friend. U can see first the part of the lower jaw of the Juvenile Mammoth,a scapula part,part of the mammoth molar and many parts of Mammoth tusk fragments.They are not from the same individual and it's unknown if it's from Woolly Mammoth,Mammuthus trogontherii or from Mammuthus meridionalis.Enjoy. Pozdrav, Darko
  24. First, I apologize for the crummy pictures, the original listing was removed so I had to get screenshots from google images. Second, my conundrum. I purchased an unerupted baby mammoth tooth, as seen below, for a very low price and have been excited for it to come in. I received my package this evening with a note from the seller that they couldn’t locate that tooth so they shipped a better preserved tooth in its place, and if I’m not 100% satisfied with it then they will give me a full refund. While the tooth does seem to have better preservation, it’s not what I wanted nor ordered, as it’s a worn tooth. I honestly wish they had emailed me ahead of time to see if I still wanted to go through with the transaction instead of just shipping something else in its place. The first images are what I ordered. The second is what I received. What at would you guys do? Keep the tooth that they sent, or ship it back for a refund? I really don’t want to pay shipping on an item I technically didn’t order, but I’d also rather have something more like what I wanted. I guess I want my cake and to eat it too.
  25. Florida creek hunt

    Had a pretty decent haul today.
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