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  1. I want to get into collecting fossils but can't seem to find anywhere to go, is there any places on the Delmarva peninsula where I can collect fossils?
  2. BlastCat

    Help!

    Collected from here, let me know if you need additional information or more detailed photos.
  3. Vnaz50

    Rock or Fossil?

    I found this rock on the edge of the hill in my backyard in Helotes, Tx. The previous heavy rains have exposed a lot on my hillside. I am in sure what the wood looking pieces are in pictures 3&4. If anyone is familiar, that would be great.
  4. randyrn72

    Mammoth Tusk?

    Hello everyone! I recently dug this out of a stash that's been in my family for a while. It appears to be a mammoth tusk section (with one end polished). Also, the outer part appears to have "bark " like characteristics and the polished side looks to have a different color that by other pieces I own. It appears to have schreger lines , but looks a lot different from other's I've seen in the past (color, texture, hole in middle ). This was in a box with several other items, including petrified wood. I am obviously not familiar with tusks and just wanted to see what the forum members
  5. Hi Everyone, I'm very new to fossil hunting and was considering going down to Cory's Lane in RI as it's only about 40 minutes from me. I scoped the place out on Google Maps and have some questions for anyone that's hunted there. Do you need a permit to fossil collect in RI? It looks like you can't collect in state parks, but I don't think this area is a state park. I'm actually not even sure if it's town property or private? Google wasn't much help and I'm not really sure which department it would fall under to go through state websites. Are people actually
  6. I've been looking at some Russian bugs, but all of them have anywhere from 2-8% restoration. I'm still new to collecting, so I'm not sure how much restoration is too much.
  7. Shannon_marie

    What's this shiny stuff?

    I've broken apart this ammonite, what is the shiny stuff, especially 20210704_183705.mp4 on the side?
  8. So I was wondering what's the best position to display all my fossils so before I buy the equipment to display my fossils I just wanted to see your designs at displaying them
  9. Hi, everyone. I’m brand new here, so, pleased to meet all of you! I’m wondering if any of you know of locations in the US where you can dig for dinosaur fossils (body and/or trace) on a one-day-at-a-time basis and keep some of the material found. Thanks in advance.
  10. Hey all! So I found what appeared to be a large geode, but upon further investigation turned out to have 5 or 6 fossils imprints! They seem to be seashells, scallop-like so possibly bivalves or brachiopods. I'll attach the pre-cleaning pictures below, then some more later after I rinse it and dry it off. My big question is: since this thing definitely has fossils (I can see at least two are half buried in the stone matrix) and is very likely a geode (it's heavy, has dimples, and I can see shiny facets in a few of the dimples), what should be next step be? I wanted to crack it open al
  11. Vnaz50

    Chert coloring

    On this piece of chert it appears to have either an iron or copper coloring at the top but a green undertone at the bottom. On the second picture I’m assuming that was caused by erosion. What would create the green undertone coloring?
  12. Vnaz50

    Vegetation question

    San Antonio, Tx How long will vegetation in sediment stay alive? I’ve had this piece of sediment that I found here at my house set aside for about two months.
  13. Does anybody here ever post a photo using Insta360 One X photo which you can rotate 360 degrees using a mouse? I have this camera, but have not tried here yet.
  14. Vnaz50

    Sediment coloring

    San Antonio, Tx I was curious as to what would cause a difference in sediment coloring? This piece isn’t like the other hardened sediment pieces I’ve found in my yard. The others are more brown or tan in color.
  15. I found this on a beach in Massachusetts. I've attached images of several angles of a single specimen. Its dimensions are roughly a 6 cm cube. To be honest, I do not even know if it is a bone, but that is my best guess. Thank you for any help in identifying it. Adam
  16. Supira Tooth

    What is this? Megalodon Tooth?

    Is this a Megalodon tooth?
  17. I have a nice selection of various species of Ammonite from cowboy pass, Utah. I’ve been sitting on them for a year as I have no clue how to prepare the ones that have the very hard encrustations. Wire wheels had little effect. I’m thinking something more aggressive on the bench grinder... last year I saw some prepped on here, but was no info on technique. And I cannot seem to find that thread now... will post photos when not on mobile!
  18. Is this a real fossil? And if it is how much repairing/work has been done to it if any? (It's a Hyphalosaurus, sorry about the image quality, I couldn't get any better.)
  19. I have been looking into Maryland fossil sites, and am trying to plan a day trip, but I realize it is Labor day weekend, which can complicate things. How busy do the usual fossil beaches get in Maryland? I currently have Purse, Matoaka, and Calvert Cliffs on my list Should I just wait til next weekend? When is the best time to hit the beaches? I am especially looking for a Ecphora gardnerae, if there are any sites which would be better to focus my search at? Any advice would be appreciated! Thank you!
  20. Mr.Waffles

    It's definitely a..thing?

    Look guys I have a... well its definitely a something? Is it a plant, the top of a crinoid, a broken tooth, a really tiny volcano??? No idea. And as a bonus I have no idea where it came from either. It was given to me ages when I was a kid. So if you've got any ideas on what the heck it might be, I'd love to hear 'em! Thanks!
  21. Whatisthisplease

    Any info on this .....mushroom?

    I found this in my garden when I was digging out an invasive weed. I was keeping some interesting stones in a separate pile to add to stone edging I have around a garden bed. I saw it, and even covered in soil, it looked interesting. I removed some dirt and saw it was really lovely. At first I thought it would be porcelain. After I removed more dirt I realized that it isn’t. Both sides are truly beautiful. It looks like a mushroom to me - the detail is amazing! I don’t know anything about things like this but came across your website as I was trying to find out more about my find. An
  22. In my backyard, I found this rock that was uncovered by recent rainstorms. It has strange "zig-zag" marks along some of the sides, and looks to be porous. I cleaned it off and did a tongue test, and the majority stuck to my tongue. The part that didn't was the noticeably smooth part shown in what I believe to be the 6th photo. My question: Is this just a rock, or could it be something else?
  23. I have a bit of money to spare at the moment and was just wondering other than independent sellers what are some good/trusted websites where I can buy fossils from?
  24. Maygar

    Fossil ID

    Have been doing some fossil exploration in Oklahoma and found the following. Would welcome any help in the ID. Thank you.
  25. Hi All: I’m new to fossil collecting. Today my wife and I rode out to Haywood Landing, NC for an adventure. I didn’t know where the fossils were to be found other than something I read “100 yards east of the boat dock there is a trail - follow that down and you will see the formation” or something along those lines. Well - we got the boat dock parking lot - found a trail down the road from there and walked it for a long time it never went down but circled around to the road. It was a very nice walk (unless you are looking for fossils). Eventually went back to the parking lot an
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