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  1. Bradley Flynn

    Mini slab with macro fossils, maybe?

    I have this little slap I polished a awhile ago, it has some really interesting critters on it. Even a micro jaw bone with teeth maybe? Has many interesting things on it, I have just taken pictures of a few. Green arrows point out the "jaw" and a few other things. The "jaw" is the biggest at a whopping 40mm.
  2. I_gotta_rock

    Micro Fish (?) Tooth

    I found this - almost missed this - while sifting through some micro matrix today. I'm guessing some sort of fish tooth, but can anyone confirm? From Aurora Fossil Museum, Aurora, North Carolina. Lower to middle Miocene from the Pungo River Fm. It's so small that I have a hard time getting the camera to focus and my microscope cam just made it a big, black blob, so I apologize for the soft focus. That course rug it's sitting on is a piece of fine velvet!
  3. old bones

    Is this another denticle?

    I could use some help with the ID of this ornate little find from the Cookie Cutter matrix from Florida. I have considered ray tooth and shark or ray dermal denticles...@Al Dente @MarcoSr Thanks for looking.
  4. Gully.moy

    Micro print fossils

    Found sifting through little flinty pebbles on South Isle of Wight beaches First, which I am most interested in, was actually found by my landlord. He just picked it up saying "a stone in a stone" but I noticed some striations coming out of the hole. So took it home and pulled the smaller stone out and you can see a teardrop shaped impression with radial striation and pimple markings. Impression is 10mm long by 6mm wide. Second is just a band of tiny circlish markings 3.5x2mm. Third is a little hole with vertical r
  5. Rowboater

    small patterned fossil?

    Like most of what I find these days, this is small (the scalemarks are mm). A small cylinder with diagonal pattern of markings. Seems too solid for fossil cartilage or skin? Any ideas?
  6. Hipockets

    Tiny tooth ID needed

    I have a tooth here from some micro material from SE North Carolina, its mixed Eocene ( Castle Hayne Form.) and maastrichtian (Peedee Form.) It was suggested that maybe its a symphyseal ? Does anyone have an idea from what? There does not appear to be a nutrient groove, but it is only 4mm. Thanks for your help.
  7. Hipockets

    Toothed Jaw Bone ?

    Hello All, I was picking through some micro material from SE North Carolina, its a mix of Maastrichtian (Peedee Form.) and Eocene ( Castle Hayne Form.). I found what looks like a tiny ( 7mm long) jaw bone with teeth. If it is a jaw bone , is it a tiny reptile or a bony fish ? Or perhaps it is neither but something else. Thanks for your help.
  8. I was sorting thru prior finds from Cookie Cutter creek when I came across this tiny osteoderm that I must not have identified at the time. Am I wrong, or is this the most minuscule Armadillo osteoderm ever?! What else could it be? Can it be ID'd to species? It really is only 2 1/2mm.
  9. Hello all! A few weeks ago, @caldigger generously sent me some micromatrix from Sharktooth Hill/Bakersfield in California (Miocene in age), and there is one little fossil that is kind of weird - hopefully someone can help me identify it! It's smooth on one side and has sharp bumps on the other side - please feel free to let me know what you think it might be. If better pictures are required, we'll have to wait until I get some sunlight up here in Mississauga - hopefully soon! Thanks in advance! Monica View of the bumpy side:
  10. Mojave fossils

    images of amoeba on rock?

    Several clear images of different shapes on a rock that is about 1 inch in diameter. Found exploring on oustkirts of Las Vegas, NV. Are those images Amoebas? Cretaceous Period? I'm new here, so I hope I did this post correctly. Thanks for any input!
  11. I don't have a clue as to what these tiny things really are. These were found inside of a sandstone boulder that was broken apart, which was full of marine fossils. The size of the entire area seen in the first photo is about 8mm x 10mm and 0.50mm thick. I'm having a very difficult time wrapping my brains around what I'm looking at here, all of those tiny white dots appear to be embedded in some sort of resin-like material and connected by a web-like structure. That web-like structure is very similar to what you see with bryozoans, diatoms and radiolarians but I can not find anything that look
  12. Raistlin

    Possible micro mandible found.

    Hello member of TFF. I finally got a chance to really dig (sort of pun intended) into some matrix I bought back in December of 2013 from I believe tj102569 (but it's been so long I cannot find the sale post anymore). If I remember correctly the matrix was from a quarry in possibly Grant county South Dakota. But it was definitely from a quarry in South Dakota (yeah I know there are more than one). The matrix is pretty hard. Engraver and dental pick don't do much more than scratch the stuff. The seller at the time said he used a hammer to just break it open and find sharks teeth. Bu
  13. lone5wolf117

    Micro fossil?

    Does anyone know what's this could be? it's form Purbeck Group matrix form UK
  14. In 2006, University of South Florida student Mike Meyer found the beads during a summer project in the field, working with Florida Museum of Natural History invertebrate paleontology collections Director Roger Portell. Very Interesting!
  15. To Rumi: Thanks for the ID of the elphidium ...The specimen in the last post was the largest I came across, it was about 1.5mm, all the rest are well less than 1mm. Are these smaller ones in this post of the same species? Thanks....
  16. vellis

    Micro teeth? Not sure

    Found in Atco formation in Texas, Coniacian age. Looking in my Welton Farish book and I can’t find anything similar. Maybe spines of some sort? Kind of looks like teeth and kind of not. Lost on this one. Scale is in mm.
  17. Found this digging through my micro gravel. It comes from the late Cretaceous, bottom of the Austin chalk, top of Eagle ford, Atco formation area. It is 3mm in length and I would say 1ish in width. Internal mold of something, crustacean maybe? Really not sure.
  18. Rainy day today, so here are a few of my micro finds. Mostly they are from Post Oak Creek, a few from the North Sulphur River, and a few from a location somewhere between the bottom of the Eagle Ford and top of the Woodbine. All are late Cretaceous and all are microscope pics, either 10x or 60x. Sorry some do not have any objects for scale. A piece of coprolite from the North Sulphur River with some fish verts, possible Ptychodus tooth, and mystery shiny stuff:
  19. vellis

    Micro fish tooth Cretaceous

    Any ideas on this one? Found at the bottom of the Eagle Ford/ top of Woodbine. It is 4mm long and 1.5mm wide. Found on a slab with lots of fish parts.
  20. hndmarshall

    micro bone and claw?

    found in gravel from Brazos river here in west Houston it appears to be a very tiny claw but will let the more experienced determine also there is what appears to be a small bone also took a pic of it with micro scope camera. I guess another possibility could be a tiny tooth?
  21. G'day everyone! I have become increasingly interested in finding conodont fossils and have found a locality near where I live that is rich in paleozoic vertebrate micro fossils, including conodont teeth. The locality is apart of the Coopers Creek Limestone formation, early Devonian in age and rich in carbonate. I have checked out this locality before and the rock is very, very hard (It has no layering and takes a few hard hits from a hammer to smash the rocks open). My question is what is the best way to dissolve these rocks and once dissolved what should I do next to find the micr
  22. U.S.Fossils

    Have I Found a New Species?

    Hello, I'm 12 years old and my name is Kenan S. I think I have found a new species inside a Tabulate Coral! There seems to be tiny bivalves inside of the coral after I split the coral in half. Wherever the growths are there is a cavity in the coral missing from the region. Also something new to my notes on this coral is that it grows hexagons (like any Tabulate coral) but over each other, but when the 'parasite' eats at the coral it does not grow over the spot or just makes a couple new polyps like any other coral (I own a couple living corals in my 75 gal) it kills the surrounding couple pol
  23. Hello all, As part of my dissertation I have been sifting for micro-fossils using Braiser's (1980) white spirt method. The samples have yielded a range of micro-fossils, most of which I have been able to identify. However, this has stumped me. I believe it to be a tooth/toothplate from a fish, the enamel texture is similar to tooth textures I have seen before, though I cannot identify the species or if it is one. Any help or advice with this would be greatly appreciated! Cheers, Jacob.
  24. Hi all. Only one of my first few posts on here as I'm primarily a collector. However, this would tie two of my hobbies together. Microscopy and fossils! I've gone through the pinned articles on prepping, cleaning, etc. The one thing I'm still not clear on is retrieval of the matrix as easy as digging a shovel full of dirt, running it through sieves, sorting, and hunting? I'm currently living in Biloxi, MS, so I assume I'll need to travel an hour or two to get out of the marine deposit area that is constantly in and out. Thanks so much!
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