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The collective experience of The Fossil Forum's membership is vast, and we take the opportunity here to help those with less experience avoid some of the pitfalls faced when purchasing fossils (particularly on-line purchases). We cannot appraise or otherwise assess the $ value of a specimen, but maybe we can help keep those seeking guidance from making an uninformed mistake. We solicit for tips on distinguishing the genuine from the non, and encourage inquiry about specific specimens when certainty is elusive. For this to work as intended, we set forth the following special guidelines for
I found this near the 476 turnpike where they tore up all the ground and exposed the New Brunswick Formation. This formation is triassic. I went to a dump site where the construction company took all the rock. Is this possibly some sort of trace fossil from a lizard or sphenodontid? (If you neer to see it better flip your phone or device upside down)
Gatorman posted a topic in Fossil IDWhen posting in the ID section it is very important to follow these simple guidelines. Images should be in focus and the fossil should take up most of the photo, it is important that the details of the fossil can be seen. With some fossils it is necessary to take multiple images of the fossil at different angles. It is also important to tell us what formation or location the fossil was found or to know the geologic age of the fossil. When posting a new topic for an id be as descriptive as you can in the title instead of putting id needed put mammal tooth id need or if you think you might know