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  1. Hello I present an interesting question that I'm not to confident to answer myself and am seeking help from the more knowledgeable. Since it seems like (from what I had seen) iron concretions can at rare times preserve certain fossils or traces in one way or another such as molluscs, brachopods, and such. Due to this would it be possible for material such as turtle shell scutes or maybe even croc scutes to turn up in such concretions in one way or another? (the pics are just snipets of general info that I came across online)
  2. Hello everyone, I am in desperate need of help with a huge debate I have been having with a friend over fossils preserved in ironstone concretions. From some of what I had read to some advice from other members I it possible to find vertebrate bone among shells and other mollusks preserved in an ironstone concretion. Whether it leaves a trace of the organism, morphs the organic material into the structure of the iron concretion through the decomposition with preserving, or whatever else it may be it seems to be possible. So recently I have hunted a place known to have recorded marine cretaceous shell and other mollusk found in ironstone concretion as well as cretaceous plants in shale, it seems like not to vast of enough study has been done there only from what I know, but since no vertebrate material had yet been discovered there though there can maybe be the possibility. I found these two particularly distinct pieces in iron concretions that exactly mimic the scute structure of soft shell turtle and croc in my opinion, I know how iron concretions are famous for leaving psuedofossils and such but these two pieces look way to exact and since its possible for shells and mollusks to preserve why not scutes? So I am here looking to end this debate, I'm looking for your opinion, can these be labeled as fossils, traces, etc? Or are these among some of the world's best iron concretions and nothing more. Your input especially if you are very experience in this subject would be tremendously appreciated.
  3. Last Saturday my friend and I once again ventured out. We had such a great time last trip, we decided to try to repeat it. I am including a slide of the nicest teeth I found, and a fun layout project that I may ot follow through on, and the remainder of the fossils found in 4 hours of sifting gravel. We went to the same little stream in Northport. jIt runds into the Myakka river, but I don't know its name, in face there are lots of tributaries in the area, so it may well be just a branch of somehting, or unnamed. At any rate, the place is magical. After our hurricane last years, the canapy has opened up and lots of wild orchids were blooming. These are little yellow green ground orchids, that grow in moist ground or actually float in the water, sometimes forming large mats. They are called water-spider orchids. The stream had changed little....we did more walking this time, exploring. My friend found some nice joint pieces, horse, we think, and a beautiful piece of box turtle shell, almost a third of the shell. My find were these large teeth. We are getting a slight cold spell now, but nothing like you folks from S. Carolina to the north....we lelft snow behind a long time ago. Next time we head out in January, it will be to the rivers...they should be nice and low then.
  4. Hello, I have two fragments of what looks like turtle shells. The triangular one was found on SW Florida Beach. The rectangular one Tampa Bay, Florida beach and has a curve They both have divisional lines or segments on one side. Is there enough to ID? (4 photos of front and back of 2 fragments) Thanks so much.
  5. Turtle shell?

    I was at Matako cabins this weekend and found this where parts of the cliff had broke away. It looks like a turtle shell. Can any one ID this for me please.
  6. Turtle Shell?

    We found this in Post Oak Creek in Sherman, TX. Is it a turtle shell fragment possibly? Thank you.
  7. I'm Back!

    I had a great day on the North Sulphur River Texas. I kayaked a few miles but found most of my quality items right by the first bridge and surrounded by tracks. The shark verts were in situ coming out of the clay. I only found 3 but I feel more will come out with another rise. I will come back and check the location. The big piece of turtle shell looked like old metal in the water so I'm sure people had been walking over it. The mosasaur tooth is nice but broken on one side. The artifacts were a nice bonus.
  8. Hi guys me again, Anyone knows of a turtle with spikes on the Miocene of Florida? Regards, Alex
  9. Unknown fossil

    Just wondering if anyone knows what this is. It looks like a turtle shell from the top but looks like it was round at one time.
  10. Fossil find Apr 4

    Found this fossil in North Texas dallas area (grapevine lake). No clue but resembles turtle shell? It's small - about 2-3 inches across.
  11. Fossilized turtle shell?

    A fossil my father found on the dunes of Venice, Florida. We thought it was fossilized turtle shell, but not 100% sure.
  12. Not fossils, but amazing anyway

    From the album First Fossil Hunt - Summerville, SC

    These were not fossilized; however, they were well worthy of being added to today's collection. On the right is a piece of a turtle shell and on the left is a scapula. After looking up what a turtle scapula looks like, it isn't from the turtle the shell came from (me flexing my desire to possibly pursue forensic anthropology; yes I know it isn't human, but still). Comparison between human and turtle scapulae: http://www.riken.jp/~/media/riken/import/en/info/release/press/2009/090710/image/01.gif
  13. Armored Turtle Shell?

    I found this in the same creek as the dino prints. It's really wild looking--maybe a turtle/tortoise shell? Has anyone seen anything like it?
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