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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. Dear All ,would you advice with this fossil ID ..one of them weight 5.4 kg
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. SKELETRON97

    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!
  11. 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!
  12. John1234567

    Large Tusk Tooth

    Found this on the beach in the outer banks, NC. The tusk or tooth part is 6-7 inches long. We have no idea what this could be and would welcome any help with the ID. Thanks!
  13. garyc

    Interesting piece of tusk

    I found this piece of tusk on the Brazos River in southeast Texas. I’m not seeing the typical schreger lines that determine if it’s mammoth vs mastodon. This could be Pleistocene or Miocene . The coaster is 4 inch diameter.
  14. Hello Group! Its been a hot minute since I have posted, but here is goes... Fossil tusk/tooth fragment Found in the Cakipundung river in Indonesia I purchased a group of fossil tusk fragments and this was in with them. I have never seen the hole and channel before. Can someone help with the purpose of it and possibly an ID as well
  15. Hi all! I recently bought these two pieces of mammoth tusk that have been fished up from the North Sea during the 80ties. The current owner inherited them and didn't know if they had been desalinized. The larger one was badly preserved and coated with some sort lacquer with all kinds of ugly blobs. I did 3 passes of 400 grit water resistant sandpaper on both of them which removed all the old gunk from the larger one and smoothed both of the tusks out nicely. As you can see in the pictures they both have some cracks, the larger one gets up to abo
  16. Cool find and article on this recent discovery off of the CA coast. It was found while searching for rare species of jellyfish found 10,000 feet down, near a seamount. Perhaps Pleistocene would have been more appropriate for the time period? https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/22/science/mammoth-tusk-ocean.html I believe the NYT allows some number of free articles before a subscription is required. Sorry if this is not the case, or if you've already used up your allotment.
  17. Never been startled by a fossil before now, this thing has a life of it's own. Came from creek in Eagle Ford with QT and QAL material, looked like wet wood until I washed and dried it, I could shine it with my shirt, almost looks silver it's so shiny, as I'm turning it and looking with loop I hear a click noise, couldn't figure out where it was coming by from until 3rd time, after I stopped moving it clicked and I could feel it. That's when it got weird, as I'm taking pictures , not touching it, it clicked, several times. It is light, sounds like bone when tapped, very hard, and wondering o
  18. Shellseeker

    Fossil texture

    Normally, I am pretty quick to recognize and toss bone fragments. An unusual texture stops the toss. Here are a couple of finds from last week. Fossil #1 Fossil #2
  19. Hello, I managed to find a few different pieces of tusk and I need help with ID or maybe a link to any good resource for fossil ivory identification. These were all found in Bradenton, FL at one individual site. Not all were found together. I will lable them when I post the pictures. Thank you very much. The first set below I found all together. They are pretty straight and have what appears to be enamel on the outside. Maybe Gomp?
  20. I found this in a creek in middle Tennessee. Is this part of a bone or is it chert? Or maybe it's something else completely. i see a circle on the inside of the tubular shape. there is also a less worn area that makes me think it is fossilized bone. I'm posting pictures with and without a louper. We have ordovician fossils as well as some ice age mammals. One dinosaur was found here, the hadrosaur. Birds, crocodiles, trees, i don't know about whales.
  21. Brandy Cole

    Dugong rib possible in Brazos River?

    I may be embarrassing myself here, but I can only learn if I ask. :-) I found a piece in the sandy gravel in the Brazos River bed that looks similar to dugong rib examples I've seen on the forum. While trying to identify it, I found an article online from October of 2020 that indicates people have found dugong fossils in Texas, but it seems like it's incredibly rare. I would think it may be especially unusual to find any this far inland. (Around Waller County, TX). But I do know that so far I've found a lot of pleistocene fauna fossils here that
  22. Hugh Mongous

    3 teeth and half a mandible

    Hello all. I have a few fossils for you guys to take a look at. Hope it’s ok if I stick all 4 of them in one topic. My father pulled these out of the wall or side of a 50 m/164 ft deep lake on one of his diving expeditions, Vinkeveense Plassen in the Netherlands. The lake where these were found was formed when a layer of peat/turf was removed to be used as fuel, below it was a vast layer of sand which was dredged up to a depth of about 50 meters m / 164 ft. The fossils themselves were found at depths of 30 m / 98 ft to 40 m / 131 ft. As my dad
  23. I`m new to colllecting mammal fossils and thinking about buiyng this tusk. The seller said its a mastodon tusk and no the usual stegodon tusk, which seems pretty common. Couldn`t find much information about mastodons from indonesia. So I`m wondering if its real and also how "rare" is it?
  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
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