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  1. Toshia Betts

    Help Identifying Cincinnati fossil

    My son found a possible tooth around the Cincinnati OH area. Can anyone help identify?
  2. Found this and a couple of smaller ones that are identical. An hour ago
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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!!
  6. 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.
  7. nicholai

    Please help me identify this tusk

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  8. 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
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. Need help from Florida experts. Found this snorkeling near blind pass beach in Florida. Probably 4 ounces. Really nice cross hatch. What animal?
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 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?
  15. Dear All ,would you advice with this fossil ID ..one of them weight 5.4 kg
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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!
  21. 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!
  22. 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!
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. 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
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