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  1. Hello, Did anyone attent to the Munich fair in previous editions? Its from the 22-24th October this year. Got a tip that it should be interesting. Im considering going, but its an 8hour drive from my home. Im not interested in Minerals or jewelry, just Dinosaur stuff, so would really help out if someone here knows how the fair is ? Is it good? Is there allot of Fossil-Dinosaur material? Thanks for your opinions! Best, Egon
  2. ArtsyAxolotl

    Seeking Eastern PA sites?

    I'd really like to get more into fossil hunting and rock hounding after how much fun I had at the beach. Are there any good sites I can access around Eastern PA? Specifically up to an hour or two of driving distance from Berks County. When I search for sites in PA I usually see suggestions for Central and West PA. I'm not looking to join any groups atm for personal reasons, but I'll take suggestions for when I feel up to it (there's a group in Reading I'm keeping an eye on). Any tips would be appreciated! Thanks!
  3. Pbassham

    Lauderdale/ Limestone County line

    I’m VERY new to this but have had some luck( I think). I had them all separated but with the storms came a strong enough wind that a piece of a tree that my husband uses in his hand built smoke knocked the leg off my table and boom there they went and then had to chase my protectors to get some back. Anyway, does it make since that all the different items would be found in a very small section of my yard. The dog house is farther away. It may take a minute to up load the pics. Of course if you want to help ID any I would give you a Dixie land, “Bless You, child, Bless You!”
  4. Daniel Fischer

    Interesting mineral that may be a fossil

    A few days ago I found this rock in northern Israel. At first I saw the part you see in the first picture but then I saw an interesting mineral in it, so I used the advanced tool of another rock to open a part of the rock and I found that the black mineral in it has an interesting shape. So i would love to hear any idea about this rock, are there fossils in there? What kind of rock is it?
  5. Chingazzin1

    Unknown Fossil Please Help Identify

    Hi I have a fossil I found while exploring an area near Dubbo NSW australia. I taught it was just petrified wood until I cleaned it and notice on one end has colour and looks like it could have fish fins on the side. The length is 300mm and width is at its widest point 180mm. It was just sitting on side of a dirt track and also has another part to it which I will pick up next time I'm out that way again. Any help in identifying what I have here would be much appreciated as I wouldn't have a clue other than what I think it is. Thanks
  6. Fossil mimicking geology more common than actual fossils https://www.sciencenews.org/article/fake-fossil-biomorphs-more-common-ancient-rocks-real-fossils
  7. Hello! First of all, I am not a geologist. This isn't my field of work. I am hoping somebody here can help me with this! Today I drove a few miles southeast of St George UT and into AZ. This place is amazing. Fossils everywhere. Just incredible stuff. Was out looking for crystals and whatnot... And unearthed these... Looking to what it is, a guess maybe on how old, and HOPEFULLY an explanation of what the small "hair looking" matter is. It looks like a root, and hair, I actually have no idea but this thing was entirely underground and inside this chunk of material tha
  8. brad2274

    New to Colorado

    Hey all, My names Braddock i just moved from Florida to Ft Collins, CO. I'm a new engineer out here and i do a decent amount of digging every year in my free time, i'm trying to explore my new state for fossils and minerals. I also have a side hustle where i weld custom stands for fossils/minerals/artifacts for people, still getting my workshop setup out here. Looking for dig buddies in the area to go hunting with, so i dont get hunted by the wildlife. I'll be searching the area west of my town soon for some rumored giant tourmaline. Also i have several connections and access to decent vertebr
  9. exchange for fossils only,i will consider all offers,minerals are taking too much space the biggest pieces can be send only in Europe. a Piece of Calcite from Dordogne
  10. A very simple website (mostly pdf-documents) about my fossil hunting trips and some other stuff: Die Steirische Geo-Seite All in German... Franz Bernhard
  11. Hey everyone! I saw that the Spring Gem (+mineral +fossil) Show is set for November 7-8 and was hoping to go. I was wondering, has anyone here been to the previous shows? If so, how was it? Were there good fossils to be found?
  12. Aloha, here is the best of my collection. Since I moved together with my girlfriend, only the small and nice samples are on display, one showcase out of three. Looking forward to the day when we will have some more space. So it is a crowded mix of fossils, minerals, recent beachfinds and mosty selfmade or altered skeleton models. Sadly, only a small percentage of my fossils is selffound, although nearly all of the beach stuff is. There is the "poultry showcase", dedicated to Birds and pterosaurs (Parrot skull is a replica of course, as is the Pterosaur plate regrettabl
  13. hi guys , i have some minerals that i no longer collect bit of a long shot but i was wondering if maybe someone would be interested, i can give closeups on request i am interested in most fossil fauna other than bivalves and brachiopods.
  14. Here is a quick guide to the key fossil venues of the 2020 Tucson Fossil Show. A list of vendors are in the links I've attached. Tucson Hotel City Center Venue: official dates Feb 1 -15 Details and dealers/displays https://www.mineralshowslld.com/tucson One of the better venues for fossils in general, a few of good Shark and Dino dealers are present. Dealers start getting there early some will open as early as the 27th since most are in private rooms. Most by the 29th. The Main ballroom opens on the 30th where you find Displays and the Black Hills Insti
  15. Pbassham

    Rice Krispie fossil

    This is a brown stone and about the size of a dime. When the dark brown is scratched it leaves a copper red under it. When the “Rice Krispie” dots pop out it leaves a smooth void and there are smaller crystalline pieces embedded in it. It has been soaked in water and maintains shape so I don’t think it’s mud. The Krispie ranged in color like well, teeth? Any help would be appreciated.
  16. L.S., Recently I was involved in a study on the growth of native copper porphyroblasts in a sample of mine prop wood from a Bronze Age copper mine on Cyprus. While the paper approaches the subject from a mineralogical/structural geological rather than a paleontological point of view, it might still be of interest to some of you. For a limited period of time, the paper can be downloaded freely via the following link: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1a0ShhdGqSQ49 The work describes how the formation of copper porphyroblasts in the mine prop wood has locally def
  17. Darktooth

    What a great weekend

    Well folks Spring has finally arrived in Central New York! We actually had two days in a row of sun! The thermometer is reading 70º as I write this. Me and the boys were busy this weekend. Yesterday we collected some gypsum specimens, shot their BB gun and a found an old Coke bottle. Today we went to Briggs road for a short Trilo hunt, went fishing and went to one of the nicest waterfalls in our area. We all enjoyed being outdoors and soaking up the sun. While at the fossil site I found a huge spotted salamander wedged in between the shale. I felt bad for disturbing it but I didn't see it unti
  18. Darktooth

    Gemworld 2019

    I wanted to let everyone know about our upcoming Mineral and fossil show held in Syracuse New York. If you have not already seen it posted on the forum's calendar of events, our show is Gemworld 2019. It is hosted by the Syracuse Gem & Mineral Society. It will be held at the New York State Fairgrounds Center of Progress Building Saturday July 13 from 10am- 6pm and Sunday July 14 from 10am- 4pm. If you will be in the area that weekend please come buy and check it out. I believe we do put on a great show. This year I will be helping out in the youth area making beaded bracelets for the kids.
  19. Well, it finally happened ... made the time to stop off this summer at the Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals in Oregon. Specifically in Hillsboro, Oregon. And wow, WOW .. what a collection !! One that rivals or equals a good number of natural history museums that I have visited. The most impressive was the extensive collection of petrified wood. Some of the slabs could have easily swallowed me. The minerals, as you will see were also quite impressive. Outside there was a seeded rock pile that the kids could dig around in and save their treasures for a minimal fee .. 1.00/lb. The first
  20. anastasis008

    Enamel lines in teeth

    So when I was taking a better look at my spinosaurus teeth I noticed that in the enamel part there are lines coming out from bottom to top, are these created by minerals or it was some kind of blood vessels or veins from when the animal was alive? Thanks.
  21. gigantoraptor

    My collection

    Hello all, I recently saw a whole lot of collections on this forum, and they were all beautifel. Now I cleaned up my room (what's a hell of a task to me, I spended 8 hours) and I deceided to take pictures of the nicest part of my fossil and mineral collection. It's by far not as nice as most members here, but I still have decades to get a nice collection . It's a bunch of everything older then the cenozoicum, because I find it hard to choose what group of fossils I want to collect, trilobites or dinosaurs/ reptiles. Dinosaurs are pretty hard to get here without paying high import a
  22. Taedra

    Geode or marine fossil or....?

    This is the part I found, I know that I know the outside of this geode or rock or whatever from some thing, but I can’t find it... marine fossils....? Didn’t know if corals could be geodes if it is a coral, by all my posts on here everybody knows I don’t know what I’m doing
  23. I found a beautiful burned and petrified tree under a hundred feet of basalt in oregon. Can someone please help me identify this and point me in the right direction? Christopher Finck. Thank you
  24. Here is another show that I visited today, I really had my hopes up high for this show and arrived 1 hour early to it's 9 am start time. This sale was billed as the largest sale that the Wheaton College Geology Department has ever held. I was 8th in line and by the time the show opened there were about 70 people in line. There were 4 rooms on the lower level that held the items for sale. Each person was given a ticket with a number and we were advised to grab a box or bag that was located on the lower level and place the items that the person selected into the box / bag and then write your num
  25. To day I stopped by the ESCONI Rock / Fossil and Gem Show that was held today and again tomorrow at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, Illinois. It is a nice little show and a great way to start the Spring season. In my opinion, the show was a little smaller than last year, but that did not stop the people from coming to seen what was for sale and to look at displays of nice fossils. The ESCONI Show is a free show, no entrance fee and no parking fee. When you enter, you are greeted from members of Esconi who will give you a ticket for a door prize. Throughout th
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