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  1. Hello, This might be a simple/straightforward question, but I'm still curious to know how you guys deal with all the rubble created from fossil preparation.
  2. What's up, everyone?! I'm in Quincy, WA for work for about 6 weeks and would love to do some digging. Does anyone know if there some good spots out here? Also, I don't know if the regulations are the same as at home (New Mexico). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Hope you all are happy and healthy! View from the base of my driveway. Columbia River at dawn.
  3. Kathyjo

    Clean coral fossils

    Hello, I'm new. Can someone tell me how to preserve and clean my coral fossils? Vinegar, hot water and soap, none of that works. How do I keep the black off of them? And should they be kept outside and watered regularly with the hose? Any information would help. I have been collecting fossils for 21 years now and just realized I have a wonderful hobby. I love rocks. Thank you so much.
  4. Rock John

    Texas finds.

    Just sharing, let me know if something stands out. Thank you.
  5. Rock John

    Not sure what this is.

    Not sure what this is. I found it in the Texas hill country Blanco river. Its approximately 1 1/8 round. Can anybody help identify. Thank you.
  6. All of these are from the Winterset Limestone Formation and dated to the Pennsylvanian period Found in Missouri I found this in a rock that was completely covered in these structures and had many layers to them Here are a few I decided to take home with me Natural color in daylight (measurements are in the last photo of this specimen): Specimen #2
  7. FossilBoi

    What rock is this

    Got these from a friend and wondering what type of rock this is. look pretty cool.
  8. STAVROULATD

    Seashell rock fossil

    Anyone has any idea what this is? My husband found it in our fields in Crete approx. 400m .
  9. G00dfella4024

    septarian concretion??

    What do you think. Found in James river. Central Virginia
  10. Bloodrobe

    Found at Wilkeson WA.

    Looking for some ID on these if anyone knows. Just trying to understand what I might have here. These were found around the coke ovens in Wilkeson. #1 Flat wood looking striations. #2 Black speckled #3 Small dark pours evident
  11. I found these both in an area where a couple of arrowheads and a some broken pieces have been found but these two rocks along with one more that looks just like them I found on a different day a couple hundred yards away look all to similar to make me think that they are possibly tools or something used by an ancient people, but I don't know I'm not to good at identifying stuff like this. Also the pictures just aren't as good as seeing them. Any help would be great please and thanks.
  12. 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!”
  13. I have a serious question. As.I was taking pictures of a few of my fossils, I decided to zoom in on my rock. I became so intrigued By what I was I continues zooming in on alot of my small fossils. Does anyone else being their zoom to a max and just inspect a rock? It looked like little dinosaurs everywhere. My questions are does anyone else do this? And also what are these things that look like little dinosaurs when I zoom? It's like I can see how many crazy things. Any answers or suggestions would be great. I'll take the negative and positive. Should I stay away from zooming in or what?
  14. San Antonio, Tx 78023 The rock in the left was found behind my sisters house about 30 yards from a dried out creek bed. It was found about 8 in down while metal detecting. So far we have pulled about six various size rocks from this hole. It looks like it hard a corn, on the top right of that rock. The rock on the right is just another one from my back yard.
  15. I found this strange cracked rock in the Oquirrh Mountains in Tooele Co (Ut) in an area that I've found fossils. It’s got a crusty sedimentary like texture underneath the cracked subaqueous surface. I sure would appreciate some help in identifying this rock and why it has strange cracks all over it??? I share many of my fossils and rocks w/ local school children, so it would be nice to know more about this rock before I share it. All of the pictures are of the same rock & one is a pic of the backside of it.
  16. Keljay777

    What are these

    Can anyone please tell me what these are? Found in a quarry in Australia I have a lot of unusal shape rocks from there. 20210311_090719.heic
  17. Hi guys! I am looking for new areas to hunt for rocks and fossils around the KC area. I have been to the Blue river, Kansas river, Cedar creek, Tuttle creek, Perry Lake, Mill creek, and abandoned quarry areas. Anyone have any general locations of where I can find some stuff? I am an avid hunter for all sorts of fossils and rocks (rockhounding is my favorite past time)! I've had the most luck at the Kansas river and Perry lake. Some of my finds include cow skulls, cone coral, shells, agates, vertebrae, and a bunch of druzy quartz geodes and chalcedony. I ha
  18. So i really like the fossils from morroco so i would really like to buy slabs/rocks from morroco mostly the kem kems. So i could find fossils in the rocks myself is there anyway to do that? Should i contact fossil sellers from morroco? Is there some website/store that sells them? And i have seen many fossil morroco sellers that are scammers. Is there any really good sellers i can Contact?
  19. Mjb99

    Possible mudcrack?

    Found this on a rocky beach in Southern California and have no clue what it could be. Both sides are almost Ying yang like. Let me know if you have any clues!
  20. Hello, here is my experience with my cheap little tile saw purchased 12/22/2020. That´s the setup at the moment: Some modifications and additions: - I rotated the saw by 180°. This is first to reduce spraying into the face. And second it is much easier to "feed" from the back. You also have much more visual control producing an even cut in this way. Electric switch is now at the back right, which is no problem. - Glued two thin plates (2 mm) onto the table, touching the blade. The table has a big gap at one side of the blade to allow tilting of the table. That´s a nui
  21. Vnaz50

    Backyard

    My last one for the week I promise.This is after I did some cleaning at lunch. Everyone has been very helpful. Thank you. San Antonio
  22. Ronnie H.

    Hunting at McFadden Beach

    I've found a number of fossilized jaws on this beach that I have no clue of the animal they came from. Hopefully someone here will be able to tell me. We also find many bones of probably bison that hasn't fossilized. So here are a few pics -------- This is what the beach looks like.
  23. Ronnie H.

    Hunting at McFadden Beach

    I have hunted McFadden Beach many times. It's located on the Texas coast near the small town of High Island. Most of the it's easy collecting bones, teeth and if very lucky, even a paleo dart point. I can't put names to many of even the bones we find on the beach but my question isn't about the obvious bones, but about many of "something" we have found that has turned into what I believe is iron. Please get your opinions. Were these some kind of animal or plant or just funny looking rocks? First picture is what I'm asking your opinions about. Seems to me they turned into a
  24. LSUWIL

    rocks with holes

    are these natural , found a few of these
  25. LSUWIL

    new rocks

    found the first two yesterday , the second pair have a lot of shiny crystal like stuff in them
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