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  1. Shellseeker

    A tusk

    On May 12th, 2020 I found this fossil in a Florida location that predominately has produce Miocene era fauna. On the same day, I found other fossils that grabbed my attention and my postings to the forum were mostly about the other items found that day. I am posting this today for a couple of reasons: 1) I would like my own identification confirmed, 2) I would seek other similar finds from other forum members. and most important, 3) I would like a record in TFF of the photos and find , so that I can more effectively retrieve it for myself and link other members to it.
  2. akzardog

    Rib bone?

    Unknown fossil found at Fort Fisher Beach NC after hurricane a couple years ago. Any ideas? 5" x 1"
  3. 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.
  4. rockaho

    Tusk identity?

  5. Toshia Betts

    Help Identifying Cincinnati fossil

    My son found a possible tooth around the Cincinnati OH area. Can anyone help identify?
  6. Found this and a couple of smaller ones that are identical. An hour ago
  7. strochim

    Tusk, tooth, or bone?

    I recently purchased this "tusk" from someone else who said he found it on a fossil hunt in South Carolina. He called it a tusk, but didn't know from what type of creature. I don't believe it's a walrus tusk, and I'm not sure it's even a tusk. Maybe a bone or a tooth? I really have no idea. Thus, I'd appreciate anyone who may have seen something like this before. I've also attached a few photos of other "fragments of a tusk" that came with it. Are all of these the same things? Any idea what they are, and what they are from? Thanks.
  8. Hi! Back when I was 10-12 I was hiking in Iowa when I found this "dinosaur tooth rock", which I have carried around for almost 25 years. I have always wondered if it was part of a mammoth tusk, a tooth, or maybe even a Native American whetstone. Or possibly just a weird rock? Any ideas? Thanks so much for any input!! Specs: Weighs = 2 lbs Length = 7 inches Circumference = 8.75 inches Height = 2 inches
  9. tarinfeinstein

    Tusk or Stone Carving Tool? Found in Eastern Iowa 1995

    Hi! I found this in Vinton/Shellsburg, Iowa in the mid-90's. I was exploring a wooded area as a kid with my family. I believe we were hiking by some sort of river. This was partially buried in the ground. I have always been a rock collector so I took it home and have had it ever since! I've always called it my "dinosaur tooth rock". It's definitely not a dinosaur tooth, but would love if anyone had some insight!! Thank you!!
  10. Lorna Mathews

    Please help me identify this fossil.

    Found very close to the location where a dinosaur was discovered. The dinosaur is now in the natural history museum.
  11. nicholai

    Please help me identify this tusk

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  12. I just wanted to share this, thought it might be of interest and there's definitely room for improvement and tips! This was the first fossil mammoth tusk I restored and prepared a few years ago- a juvenile mammoth tusk that was split laterally almost perfectly down the middle. It was sourced from central Alaska, though not sure if it was discovered in a mining operation or if it was exposed on a river bank as so many are. The first step was to submerge and soak the entire tusk in a PVA solution, followed by Apoxie sculpt and banding to merge the two broken pieces and restore some
  13. This is a tusk I prepped a few years ago, sourced from central Alaska. It was in great shape for being a partial, no breaks to repair or even major cracks to fill, all natural besides a little stabilization and polishing to bring out the colors. Really strong vivianite on this one and inside the internal cavity appears to be crystals. It was tricky to get a good photo of them, but see below. I took a few of the inside shots with a UV flashlight as well as just a flash. Vivianite crystals?
  14. So I bought this end point of a supposed deinotherium tusk from a man in France a while back. Before I purchased I asked how he knew it was deinotherium and not mammoth etc. he gave me an explanation in poor english I didn't quite understand and then said he got it from a palaeontologist in France who's name he quoted (I checked, real palaeontologist). I've attached some pics. What do you think? It's definitely very old ivory of some kind. Thoughts? It's a little over 3 inches long.
  15. Need help from Florida experts. Found this snorkeling near blind pass beach in Florida. Probably 4 ounces. Really nice cross hatch. What animal?
  16. RuthB

    Tusk or tooth, fossil or not?

    Hi Thanks for accepting me on to your forum - I'm hoping for some info re the attached images. I'm a complete novice so please excuse any obvious confusion/errors. These were a surface find in an inland, ploughed field in East Yorkshire, nearest coastal town Withernsea. I think they may be teeth or tusks, possibly wild boar, but could be completely wrong. Can anyone confirm the species and approximate age/if they are indeed fossils or too modern? Many thanks!
  17. Bbncee

    Tooth, bone, or tusk?

    Could someone please help me identify this piece. It was found in the bone bed area at Point A Dam in Alabama.
  18. I found this on BLM Land near Guadalupe Mountains National Park. No idea what it is. At one point I was hopeful it was a mammoth tusk. Help?
  19. Dear All ,would you advice with this fossil ID ..one of them weight 5.4 kg
  20. MichiganMan

    What animal and Tusk or Bone?

    My son Jacob and I found some interesting pieces still in grey clay matrix. 1. At first we were hopeful maybe Mammoth Milk Tusk, however He found a beautiful Meg blade amongst the material so probably not. But very heavy, and all are VERY sticky to wet skin. 2. Very heavy for its size and solid with no sign of a marrow channel 3. Very heavy for its size and solid with no sign of a marrow channel 4. Pretty heavy for its size and solid with no sign of a marrow channel, but end is slightly shiny and like chert, also has a tan tinge 5.
  21. Today along the beach in the Netherlands I found an odd piece of bone?shell?tusk-Enamel? This beach is known for prehistoric finds as the sand on the beach was dredged up from the north sea (that in prehistoric times was dry). I found two bone fossils that day as well but this one i can not seem to figure out what it is. The outside has the feeling of a horses hoof to it. Its about 5cm by 3cm thanks so much for taking a look
  22. Shellseeker

    A Canine or Tusk

    One of the enjoyable things of this hobby is friends sending me photos of their finds. Usually I try to post my own fossils, because I have them in hand and take additional photos and measure, etc etc. This one arrived today, a land find from a pit in Bone Valley.. I asked for additional photos and measurements, but felt I could show you the photo I have and request input. To me, it looks to be 3-4 inches and has some distinctive markings. I have a guess, but will wait on yours.. Jack
  23. jameshammond

    Possible Tusk or Tooth Fossil ID?

    Hello all! I found this fossil diving about a mile off the beach in Venice, Florida in around 30 ft of water and was hoping someone here might be able to help me get an ID on it. I initially thought it was a rib bone when I was underwater but the guide we were with said it could be some kind of tusk or tooth due what looks like an enamel layer on the outside and a core running through it. You can see what looks like an outermost enamel layer that has peeled off (especially visible in photos # 2,5,6), as well as a cross hatch pattern on the material underneath (especially visible in

    Stegodon Tusk Stabilization.

    Hi there I have this Stegodon tusk I’m putting on a stand, however I have some worry’s about giving it proper structural integrity. It’s in 6 pieces and when soaked with paleobond and glueing them together with superglue and other applications it would just brake under it’s own weight. I also worry that drilling too far into it to insert rods might make the whole thing split since it’s not really fossil that’s still bone and more straight mineralization, it also chips very easily. Any help on how to properly stabilize it would be appreciated!
  25. VicB

    Looking for ID

    Hello all! We just had a family member pass, and among the items we found, are several pieces like this one. Not sure of this one is petrified wood or some sort of fossilized tusk. There are a few more with a very similar "curvature" to them, like this one below. Beer can for size comparison. Any help in identifying them is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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