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  1. Bob Saunders

    Shark teeth

    Species Carcharodon (Isurus) hastalis Extinct Mako Shark Notorynchus primigenius (Agassiz, 1843) Fossil Cow Shark Miocene - Pliocene (~2.6 to 15 million years) Hawthorne Formation Beaufort County, South Carolina Large tooth 1 1/16 in 2.8 cm Notorynchus cepedianus tooth identification 5 five cusp, showing masial side. Lower lateral Notorynchus cepedianus fossil shark tooth tail gate show find.
  2. Hey all This has popped up on on my country's version of online.... yep, no online here! I appreciate your thoughts on this one I'm sceptical... real tooth, seemingly in good condition (on the one side at least) apart from a missing tip. I can see two different colours on the matrix.... is the bulk of it real matrix with fake matrix coated over the top to hide a bunch of inconsistencies? Or is the whole lot fake matrix. The area where the crown and root meet is bad, really bad - definitely manufactured. Is that even a real root or a random piece of bone? As
  3. Bob Saunders

    Mako shark teeth

    Tailgate show finds. as tagged. Species Carcharodon hastalis (Isurus) hastalis Extinct Mako Shark Miocene-Pliocene (~2.6 to 15 million years) Hawthorne Formation Beaufort County, South Carolina my added if correct. I would like more information such as upper or lower and which side is showing. Is this an extinct great white shark and type? large 1 3/8th in. long small 1 1/16th inch This is a 1 3/8th inch long, nicely colored tooth of Isurus hastalis, an extinct giant mako shark.
  4. My son will be vacationing in Florida for the next week and a half with his grangmother. Since the Peace River will be off limits for fossil collecting due to seasonal high water flow, I was hoping he could grab a gallon of micro-fossil matrix from along the river. Does anyone know any sites along the Peace River or any other sites I suppose where I could send them to grab a scoop or two? One positive might be submerged areas might give access to spots that normally would be considered bank and technically illegal to scoop. Thank you for any help. Pics are just a few of many small
  5. ThePhysicist

    6/17/21 Trip

    From the album: Post Oak Creek

    Nothing extraordinary, but I found an area with several chunks of matrix with teeth in them.
  6. ThePhysicist

    Matrix chunk (1)

    From the album: Post Oak Creek

  7. Is this tooth remounted on the matrix? Or it is a natural piece?
  8. Chris33

    Trilobite; Eldredgeops

    Is there anyone in Ontario that can direct me how to better expose more of this fossil or who I can pay and mail it to for revealing more of the body of this guy? Please? I suspect he’s almost curled ATM and the bottom of the rock is his back with a lot of magiexi between his and his mouth and covering him completely. Is it even possible to expose more of his body/limbs?
  9. A few more of my favorite finds from the Aurora Fossil Museum Matrix - I am not even half way through the two gallon bags of matrix from my purchase! SO MUCH COOL LITTLE STUFF!! Being micros, all specimens are under 1/4 inch Shark Teeth: Top Cookie Cutter, Sand Tiger Bottom : Catshark, Unknown Not Shark Teeth: Top: Not sure what this one is, Second one is Raja Bottom: Fish Porgy and Dasyatidae Top: Echinoid spine and tubercle Bottom: Burrfish mouthplate and a bit o' Crab I think Not sure a
  10. Hey Folks, My five year old son found this 10lbs slab with shells embedded in it. There are more on the sides. I would say that each shell is about 3 inches long. What is the best way to clean this up? Should I buy a dremel? E & B
  11. hokietech96

    Nice Little Shark Tooth

    It has been a bit since I have done a post. It has been over a year since I have been out hunting. I am days away for things to open up for me.... finally. I am ready to just live in a creek and look for fossils for weeks. I have been lucky to pass the time over the year looking through matrix from different locations. I was very fortunate and extemely thankful to receive some matrix from @sharkdoctor. These two squalus teeth are from matrix in Calvert Formation in central Virginia. Each of them are just a tad over 1mm. Found this one last week Just found t
  12. bigulica

    Eocene matrix specimens

    Hello guys. I have found this collection of specimens on the matrix on the eocene era site near city of Vrgorac, Republic of Croatia. In my humble opinion, it is quite interesting, considering the number of different species included. In other words, there is really a lot going on So far, I have only identified some kind of solitary coral (picture 2 and 3) and several species of nummulites (pictures 4,5 and 6). I would greatly appreciate any help with identification of other specimens. Thank you in advance.
  13. BellamyBlake

    Stabilizing Indonesian Matrix

    Hi, I have an Indonesian Meg on matrix. I didn't expect the matrix to be so soft. It's chipping. Is there any way to stabilize it? I was thinking coating it in an Elmers and water mix.
  14. Thanks to a post from Candace ( @thelivingdead531 ) I found out about the Aurora Fossil Museum's box o' matrix that they sell! (all moneys benefit the museum, which was a bonus). I got two Gallon Bags of matrix to sift through and wow....some really great stuff! They send a really good ID sheet too. But of course, there's even more info here on the FF! So here are some of my favorite finds so far. I've only gone through about 6 cups of matrix!! SO MUCH MATRIX! I havn't really done much ID'ing yet (the shark teeth) but my favorite by far is the crab stuff....love those pincers!! And the colo
  15. Hi Everyone, I have several verts that are encased within the red matrix from NSR. Has anyone soaked that in a vinegar solution? If so, did it work? Did it hurt the fossils? If there is another way to remove it let me know. Planko
  16. Finally getting around to posting some of my New York Devonian Penn Dixie matrix finds! So much neat crinoid stuff, the occasional trilo bit and some other goodies! Someday, I hope to visit and maybe find some "Big" stuff! The CRINOIDS.....so many amazing shapes. I love Crinoid Geometry: (all are around 2-5 mm) The Trilo Bits: (2-5mm) probably Eldredgeops A friend was trying to type in Pygidium and it auto corrected to Pudgy Idiom.....so yeah. That's what they are now. Plus this nice sized one (5mm) in situ with a crinoid!
  17. I am looking to trade for some unprepared ammonites, ideally multiples or pieces with other shells on them as well. I have no real preference for the location, and they do not need to be rare species. I can offer shark teeth of all different kinds, megalodon, hastilis, great white and most other species. I also have some mammal fossils and lots of petrified wood. I would post pictures of all but I am away at University for a couple more weeks, and am hoping to arrange a trade for when I get back home for the winter.
  18. thelivingdead531

    Aurora Fossil Museum micro matrix

    I have a quick question for those that have bought and gone through their micro matrix from the Aurora Fossil Museum. Did you wash it before going through it, or wash it after you've found your fossils? I got the pack with the mini screen for sifting, but I'm a little afraid to wash it all first and risk losing tiny teeth. How did you all go about doing yours, or what do you think the best way would be?
  19. I just got a spinosaurus tooth by my girlfriends dad for christmas and i have a few Questions: 1. Is it real or how much of it is fixed up with some kind of matrix? 2. What is that bright white part glimpsing between the sand? 3. Should i try to free the tooth from the dark/sandy part, to reveal his real beauty? 4. If yes, how? Thank you for your time!
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