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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. cabes234

    Fossil Sites Near Kingston NY

    Hello all, I am going to be traveling to Northwestern CT to spend Thanksgiving with my family and this summer I found some Devonian era fossils near there that had been brought from upstate NY. Currently I have no commitments on Friday and my family is not using the car so I was planning to go and check out the sites along route 209 in Kingston NY and I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this site and any tips about where to look and just general information about this location. Also, are the road cutouts the best place to go fossil hunting in the area or are there additional near
  4. . . . . . . . . . . . . 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?
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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?
  8. BlastCat

    Help!

    Collected from here, let me know if you need additional information or more detailed photos.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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?
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Dear members of the fossil forum, this might sound weird, but for school I need to make an online interview for someone who has a career which I'm interested in, does anybody know a paleontologist which I can interview? The interview doesn't have to be today I just need to manage/plan one today before it's 3:30 pm. (As you might be aware the deadline has passed, but I can still manage to find someone as long as it is today. So please it's urgent and I don't want to stress more than I originally was). Kind regards, -oualidbro
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. Supira Tooth

    What is this? Megalodon Tooth?

    Is this a Megalodon tooth?
  24. 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!
  25. 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.)
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