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  1. This may seem to be an unusual question from someone who is a "budget" collector of dinosaur fossils, but for a project of mine I'd like to gradually acquire a collection of some large mammoth or dinosaur bones for public display. However, they still need to be relatively inexpensive, under $150 US. So my question of this: Are there any large bones (requiring two hands to hold large) that can be acquired for a relatively inexpensive price? I know mammoth bones can be pretty cheap (especially North Sea) but I'd only buy from a seller who properly desalinates them. Does anyone know of a dealer who supplies this kind of material? PMs welcome and thanks in advance. As for dinosaur bones, it's probably a long shot, but I know that some time ago some larger bones (rib bones and limb bones as well as vertebrae) used to be pretty inexpensive. Does this still hold true? Thanks.
  2. Mammoth Knee?

    I have a large joint-like bone found in NE long ago by my grandfather. It's "soft" in the sense that if you would use a tool on it it would flake. The bone measures 8" long, 61/2" tall and 6 1/2" wide. the tooth is fossilized and measures 7" long, 5 1/2" tall and 4" wide. Any help would be appreciated. I've exceeded my photo limit, i'll put in another post if needed Billyatom
  3. A curious Mammoth Tooth

    Back on January 29th, in a Peace River location that has had a huge amount of digging activity, a fossil buddy and I were finding a few isolated undug pockets and small shark teeth that were introduced in the last floods. Around 11am, he shouted loudly and lifted up this extraordinary find, which both of us later agreed should not have been there.. it was on the clay layer below a gravel , sand, mud mix of approximately 18 inches. This tooth had not moved for 100s (1000s) of year and since the area was well dug, should have been found years ago. Since his children are completely uninterested in any fossil finds, he sells 99% of everything/anything he finds and friends get a 25% discount over wholesales prices ( that which a dealer will offer him). I saw him and the tooth again at our fossil club meeting last night, and decided to buy it -- so you all get to see it. Questions below: I like the fact that it has some of the root, shown in the last photo. I believe this to be a lower jaw tooth based on size, and someone in the Fossil club indicated Imperial rather than Columbian Mammoth. Question #1 -- It seems pathological -- is it? It does not seem that the chewing surface laid flat in the lower jaw. Look at the amazing steep slope on the chewing running straight into the top of the roots. It is hard to understand how this tooth "fit" into the jaw. Question #2 - size is 6 inches x 6 inches x5.5 inches (last is length of chewing surface). From my experience this is a rather small mammoth tooth even for a lower. Does that mean juvenile? I am pretty pleased with this new acquisition, even though I did not find it myself.. SS
  4. Hunting at the Meeting

    I went hunting last night!! at my local fossil club. We had 96 attendees and I had volunteered refreshments (pulled pork sliders, various desserts). Lots of members come in and want IDs. I also saw Chris -Plantguy (TFF) but it was hectic. On show&tell, I showed the Grallator track, Capybara molar, and some shark tooth finds from the last month. Lots of club members came in to identify or sell fossils they had recently found. Here are some I scratched my head on -- I know there are 3 horse and 1 sloth, but which sloth ,, which horse? I think I have the ID on 2 and possible ID on a 3rd... Looking for Help. ALL of these found in the last month in the Peace River. I have added a 5th photo of a small sloth claw I found years ago and never quite nailed the identification. Are the 2 claws from the same species of sloth? Finally, I won some South Western fossilized wood found by a club member in the raffle and purchased a curious Mammoth tooth that I saw my hunting buddy find on January 26th,, Quite an evening.. Jack
  5. Mammoth Collections Repair

    Hey, I got these two jaws from hungarian gravel mines in 2016. I want to restore them, so I ask for your help in this. 1. The Mammuthus primigenius first jaw I glued together from 8 pieces, but during drying the bones were warped (deformed) so I could not quite right push together, is about a 5 mm gap left. What is your idea, how could you make this gap to disapear? 2. Elephas antiquus jaw. It is much more difficult because it doesn’t have all the pieces. Not all of existing pieces fit together. One tooth just put it close to its original position but there isn't anything really to glue on. Please let me know, if you have any ideas to this too.
  6. Killer NSR Texas Hunt

    8 mile NSR hike trying to get past all the footprints. I had a great day. I found a nice variety of Pleistocene and Cretaceous fossils and all kinds of artifacts. I really like the partial Mosasaur / Pleisosaur scapula with shark feeding marks. The Mastodon tooth enamel has some great color. The Ammonite septum that size is pretty rare for NSR. 2 Mosasaur teeth in one day always makes my day.
  7. Mammal limb bone piece

    From the album @Max-fossils 's Zandmotor Finds

    A big piece of a limb bone of a large mammal (mammoth, woolly rhino, bison), found on the Zandmotor. Probably not more identifiable than this.
  8. Mammoth ivory

    From the album @Max-fossils 's Zandmotor Finds

    A small piece of mammoth ivory found on the Zandmotor.
  9. NSR 10 Mile Hike

    Long 10 mile hike at NSR and some meager finds. The weather was beautiful so I didn't mind. I found lots of Pleistocene tooth enamel. This particular area of NSR I seem to find more Pleistocene material and points than Cretaceous material.
  10. proboscidean patella?

    I found this in pleistocene river gravel on the Brazos River. There are a lot of references to patellae on the forum, but it seems this bone is often confused with carpals. So, I'm looking for confirmation that this is either a mammoth or mastodon patella or carpal. I'm leaning toward patella from what I've seen so far. It measures 6.5in X 4.25in X 2.75in. Thanks for looking!
  11. We had a really low tide Thursday with the cold front came through so before work I made a quick trip to check a favorite spot and picked up another partial tooth. The 5th one I've found in perhaps 15 visits to the same 100 yards of shoreline. Darrow
  12. Big mammal vert from North Sea

    Hi everyone! I received this vert from the Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam. It was in a big box with many other fossils fished from the North Sea (Pleistocene). The size of the vert makes me think of rhino or bison, even possibly mammoth. I asked already on Fossiel.net and they said it could be a chest vert from a bovid or a horse. But no definitive answer came up... What do you all think? Any help appreciated, Max
  13. A couple old finds to ID

    Both of these fossils come from Peace river in Florida. Judging from the edge and size I'm wondering if the top one is from the scapula of a mammoth/mastodon? Either that or something from a whale. Any ideas? The bottom is an armadillo scute that I once mistook for scrap bone and left in the scrap box until being rediscovered. Any way to tell if it's Holmesia septentrionalisis or Holmesina floridanus? Thanks
  14. Peace River surface finds

    We started the day with trailer troubles, the brake lights had to be replaced, but my dad could do it so we got to the river at 1:20. We put in my gheenoe at Gardner and since my brother with no interest in fossils was with us we had to go there for the deeper water. 4 minutes of boating later the motor overheated so we paddled a little to the nearest promising area. We saw a nice area and dug for 30 minutes and found tons of shark teeth. Then my dad went a little was away while eating to scout fish, I walked while eating later and after 30 seconds of walking I pulled up a nice turtle shell fragment on top of the sand. With that we quit digging and my brother walked with us then went back to fish. My dad and I walked a little and found a old jar ,that sadly broke later, but we kept going and right in top my dad saw 2 old marbles. We continued walking in hopes of more. After a few hours of hunting we ended with a chunk of mammoth tooth 59 bone fragments, a big bone section and some other odds and ends all in my two pockets by the way. On the way back with me struggling to keep my shorts up we arrived at their spot we found the marbles and 3 more had reappeared. Thanks for reading
  15. Large unknown fossil

    Found this in North Texas in a spot that has produced bison and mammoth fossils before (currently have a mammoth ulna from the site). Due to its large size I'm thinking this one is mammoth as well, just not sure which bone it might be part of. Any comments or thoughts are more than welcome
  16. The new pics are in the old post under could this be a mammoth toe bone. Thanks. LINK
  17. Could this be a mammoth toe bone?

    Found these fairly close together in the Peace River. I think #1 is mammoth toe bone (height 3 1/4"). Need help with ID. Dn't have a clue what the other two are - ???related??? I know, i know, #2 looks like it came from a BBQ with those smooth skills cut edges! What do you think?
  18. Partial Mammoth Tooth

    Found this fragment today. Galveston Bay dredge spoils. Darrow
  19. I'm shopping for a mammoth tooth online, where I have no way of assessing the seller. Is there some way to be sure I'm buying a 20,000 year old fossil instead of a 200 year old tooth from an elephant? To a nooby like me, they look a lot alike. The web has lots of commentary on mammoth vs mastodon, meridionalis vs woolly, upper vs lower, and the like--but I'm not finding any guidance on how to tell if the tooth is the real McCoy.
  20. Metro 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-mammoth-discovery-Tusk-teeth-skull-ancient-elephants-discovered-construction-Los-Angeles-Metro-line.html Yours, Paul H.
  21. Hello fossil-hunters! My most recent fossil hunt was rather successful! I went to the Zandmotor, in the Netherlands, which is known for its abundance of: fossil seashells, big Ice Age mammal bones, fish material and more Pleistocene fossils. Here are the things I found: 1) All the black/brown things on the top are bones/bone shards from big Pleistocene mammals such as the mammoth, the cave lion, the cave hyena, the Irish Elk, the woolly rhino, the bison, etc. - 2) The big white shells on the right are Acanthocardia tuberculata - 3) The smaller shells next to them are Mactra plistoneerlandica (clams) - 4) Next to the Mactra we have some Cerasroderma edule (cockles) - 5) Underneath those are some Macoma balthica - 6) The big grey things to the left are Ostrea edulis (oysters) - 7) The "tooth" underneath the oysters is actually a crab pincer - 8) Next to it we have a small piece of mammoth ivory - 9) All the small black things at the bottom are fish vertebrates - 10) And finally the small black thing above the fish verts is a partial fish jaw with one tooth! In the close-ups we have: 1) The partial fish jaw with the small tooth - 2) The fish verts - 3) The crab pincer - 4) A big piece of bone, maybe a partial femur of a rhino, bison or mammoth - 5) A small piece of mammoth ivory. Some of these fossils were given to me by a really nice young man named Rick, that I met that day on the beach. Rick was searching for fossils just like me, and he gave me some tips for the hunt, and have me many cool fossils! Some of you might notice this is the same post as on my Instagram account @world_of_fossils. What do you think? Best regards to all, Max
  22. Several Fossils

    I've posted photos of 5 fossils which were found in a dredge operation near Houston Texas. I think the large one is a fragment of a mammoth tooth but I really don't know just what the others are. They may all be fragments of teeth but I could use some help to identify them. Thanks for your time and help.
  23. Mammoth Tusk Prep

    @StevenJDennis brought me quite the project. It's a central Texas mammoth tusk that is in terrible shape! Texas tusks are as close to the complete opposite in preservation as compared to Siberian or Alaskan tusks. They are always brittle, broken, and just looking for an excuse to fall apart. Props to Steven for rescuing this monster from a terrible fate in the back of an old man's shed! The pics below show the tusk in the sate of preservation as they arrived to me. I have spent the last week with the fragments on end literally pouring medium viscosity PVA solution (about as thick as 20w 20 motor oil) into the cracks in an effort to stabilize them. 1 gallon later and they are beginning to toughen up a bit. PVA application will continue until the fragments will no longer absorb the solution. Then, I will attempt reassembly of the fragments. Unfortunately, there has been serious degradation of the fragments in many places. More to come!
  24. Are these from a Mammoth?

    More from a creek in north Texas, Cretateous or Pliocene. First pic appears to be a tooth I think, next ones shows what looks like very worn vertebra and yes it's got a purple hue for some reason, was partially exposed in gravel bank. The other object I thought was a turtle carapace when I saw it sticking up out of gravel, but after digging up not so sure esp since it doesn't feel like turtle bone. Sorry for the poor quality phone pics. Having problems with phone or website and somehow that first pic is out of order!