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  1. paleomiles

    Fossil id

    Hey new member from Charleston SC I have a few fossils I would like identified. All were found here in Charleston (besides the third one) at a spot I frequently hunt for sharks teeth the first fossil I know is a horse tooth but the specific species is what I want to know. The last fossil I believe might be a bird bone because the hollowness but I’m not sure. For the others any help would be appreciate, thanks. 1. 2. 3.
  2. Hello everyone ! I wanted to ask you where I could find "silhouette" images of the species to put on labels for my collection. I am in fact making an inventory and cataloging all my fossils and I would like to create labels on the style that I am attaching to you at the bottom. Is there a site or any stock images of this type? From the images it would seem that they all belong to the same "style". Thank you in advance and have a nice week!
  3. Do you think we'll find a new kind of dinosaur every few years after 100 years?
  4. So I own 4 Spinosaurid teeth from the KemKem beds now between 79MM and 116MM. As looking closer, they can vary a lot between the teeth. Is there any explanation. As most of the people call it the regular Spinosaurus Aegypticus. Looks to me there could have several big spinosaurids lived during the time? I am not as educated as most of you are. Hence the question I'm asking out of curiosity.
  5. Is the dinosaur, or so called dinosaur Deltadromeus Agilis an actual valid species of dinosaur. As some people claim it to be. Others do not. I do not have a clear view of the situation and I'd love someone to properly explain it.
  6. Aquired a big megalodon tooth who seemed to have certain deformation/pathology to a certain extent. However, it looks like serrations has started to split off in two directions? I'm not familiar with this at all. Anyone who is more familiar with megalodon and shark teeth that can help?
  7. Kimberlily73

    Found in the South Toe River

    Hey all! We uncovered these two horn/tusk/tooth looking items under silt and huge rock on a bend in the South Toe River in Burnsville, NC. Any ideas? We thought maybe steer? They aren’t scratchable with a finger nail and one definitely has some pattern at the tip. We are more curious than anything to find out if anyone knows what they might be. Could totally just be roots or wood but thought we’d check.
  8. so I know that in order to hunt for fossils at the braidwood area you need a permit (https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/Parks/Activity/Documents/MZB_FossilPermit.pdf), but i’m not entire sure how to get one when i search up online a PDF comes up that can be filled out. Do i just fill this form and then send it to the DNR? Also, who can get the permit? Like, would it be limited to scientists/professionals or can the general public sign up for it too? Any clarification would be really appreciated. Also, let’s say I got the permit. What would be the best places to
  9. This question came to me after thinking about a few fossils I bought online a little while ago (trilobite, fish). Are these types of fossils normally coated with anything to protect them from the environment, or is that something for the purchaser to do?
  10. Hello, I'm a novice hunter and need help identifying two specimens. Thanks for any info u can give found 40 miles north of cookville tn. Thanks
  11. ancientremains

    Orthoceras Tower Question

    Greetings! I borrowed this image from the internet for a reference. What is the unpolished matrix that the orthoceras are embedded in, is that fossilized limestone (aka marble or dolomite)?
  12. I'm curious. Why are Fossils in Matrix, so Popular? Is it the impression that they are "as found", and somehow more genuine? Inquiring minds, want to know.
  13. Packattack

    Fossil or rock?

    I found this thing near the hoodoos in drumheller alberta and it doesn't look like any rock I've ever seen.
  14. I think I know this answer but is feasible that a piece of petrified (real) could have an end of it that was cut (doesn’t appear like a newcomer) it’s just a chopped off end in a perfect cut but not like a shear break and this piece is course like it wouldn’t break like that if it broke and it looks original. Not sure if that makes sense. It’s a whitish piece and came with a cross section slice of another piece that was with it. But I know to be petrified it was before mankind so couldn’t be cut back then?
  15. TyrannosaurusRex

    Mazon Creek Freeze/Thaw

    Howdy folks. I had a question about soaking mazon creek nodules before starting the freezing process. I’ve had mine soaking in water for 2 days (prior to the first freeze, will be several more days), and there seems to be oil on the surface of the water. Is this normal, or is it something I should be concerned about? This is my first time doing this, and I just want to make sure I’m doing it right. It is just plain water, I’ve added nothing else to it. Thank you!!!
  16. fossilhunter21

    8315-C Air Scribe Question

    Hi everyone! So I really like the PaleoAro from paleotools.com but I would rather not spend $470. So I am just wondering if the 8315-C from qtena.com would work with the PaleoAro bushing and PaleoAro stylus from paleotools.com? Thank you in advance! -@fossilhunter21
  17. Hi Community, I am not quite sure what my latest addition to my fossil collection really is. Kryptodrakon? Kunpengopterus antipollicatus? Confuciusornis? (But there is no tail and no indication of feathers) Monkeydactyl”? Please help me in identifying what it really is. Size: 12" by 10" Many thanks, Peter
  18. . . . . . . . . . . . . Looks like some kind of Ammonite perhaps - found near to Filey (Hunmanby Gap/Reighton Sands). Question is, if it is a fossil, where do I WALLOP it with the hammer, please?
  19. fossilhunter21

    Oreodont question

    So I am thinking about getting an unprepared oreodont skull. But I was wondering how hard it is to prepare one and if I should buy something less expensive to work on? Thanks in advance! Ps. I have a little bitt of experience with preparing fossils.
  20. Hello all, I have a question about fossil fragment souvenirs sold in various gift shops. Does anyone have information on who/what company distributes them? I bought one not too long ago, and from the tag I can’t gather much on the company or location other than being made in USA. I know an ID is impossible, and am just trying to find a possible formation of origin. The only thing I could find is Google searching 1586b and having it possibly be from Utah. Thanks as always!
  21. 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?
  22. BlastCat


    Collected from here, let me know if you need additional information or more detailed photos.
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. 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
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