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  1. So I found these fossils around Tukwila Washington. I'm not looking for an ID but I'd just like to share with you some of the gastropods and bivalves I found along the way And for all you Washington fossil hunters, don't listen to people who say you need to be in Utah to find fossils, they are everywhere here (Information: These come from the Eocene time period 40 million years ago. Some of these fossils are Turritella Uvasana (Identified by Professional) some gastropods, some pecten looking shells (still not sure) and bivalves of unknown species.)
  2. tiny shell ID?

    I found this in Washington state, Oligocene era. Its quite small but doesn't have the same horizontal striations of the other bivalves I found. It has vertical striations like a scallop (not that I suggest it is one)
  3. Please help with id and how to proceed.

    Hello to all fellow fossil lovers. Ok I found this at the Lincoln formation in porter wa. At first I tried to relieve it from its cast by striking it with a hammer. Then I soaked it In Vinager and chipped away at it. I decided that I would ruin it if I continued. I froze it and thawed about 4 times. The end fell off as you can see. Is this a lobster or shrimp? How do I finish exposing it?
  4. Please help id

    Found in the porter creek area in washington also concidered Lincoln formation. it was covered with lots and lots of mud. I soaked it in acid for about 48 hours. I still couldnt find anything. I decided to cut into it with a rock saw. This is what i found. The pictures are taken in sequence of how the rock goes together. Thank you in advance.
  5. Proboscidea?

    Ill add more pictures. I found it on a beach in Washington State.
  6. I bought two crab concretions from a guy about 3 weeks ago. Not happy with these concs, but if you don't gamble you don't win. In this case, I lost. These will be b-grade crabs. Simply not good enough to make it into my crab collection. In the second picture you can see what I see when I sit back and just look at what ive done. In this case, Im sittin back and lookin at how im doing with the 'rock smoothing'. Lookin purty good for a b-grade piece of cow poop. Im also very spoiled. Belive me, with what I payed for these and the amount of time spent,,,, after I sell these dang things I will hopefully make about $10 an hour!!! Just letting you know that there is no moneys to be made on prepping fossil crabs. Oh, these are Pulalius vulgaris from the Lincoln Creek Formation in Washington and Eocene in age. RB
  7. The Claw

    This is a big one I'm working on he looks mostly complete so fingers crossed
  8. Fossil image Hi I'm new to this whole scene and gained interest after I found a large fossil near a estuary in Washington state (western side). I was hoping you guys could identify the various creatures that are contained below as well as possible locations that I might have more for me to find in my state, preferably on the western side. It is roughly 14-18 inches (35-45 centimeters) at its longest point and around 2-3 inches thick(5-8.5cm) Thanks for the help!
  9. Wood from Washington

    As I've said before, I am a rockhound of many years. I see recent posts on wood so figured I'd show a few of my personal finds. All are from my home state of Washington.
  10. Sunday's finds

    Sunday's find. Many fossils. I wasn't really prepared to go on a hunt so these were all found at the base of an outcropping. Some slabs with fossils too. Impossible to move. I also ran into a person who collects rocks and he shared a rock he found at the Deschutes River. Looks like petrified wood but on the sides it looks like it could be bone. I put these pictures here too. Going to try to clean some of these up and get the twigs out in one piece later this week.
  11. Part 2 (from Washington)

    Boy! I could really have some fun with this but I'll be nice for now as I'm new, new, & more new to the world of fossils. Once again, my name's Tracy & as I mentioned in previous post, I joined so as to research a recent project I've taken on. A friend of mine recently expressed that he was going to "get rid of" his Mastodon fossils. He didn't want them in his house anymore so he was going to throw them out! Shocked, to say the least, I asked him if he'd hang on to them long enough to give me a chance to do something with them. At this point I started looking for the best ways to go about getting them ready to auction, which auction & how best to make sure they made it to their destination intact. Now, there's the first group of questions I'm seeking advice on. 1.What auction house has the clientele that would appreciate this type of fossils. 2. What preparation should be done to them to solidify the outer portions which seem very fragile at this point? 3. How should they be shipped & in what? Below are a few pictures. #1 & 2 are of one tooth. #3 & 4 another. I'm over my limit in file size so I'll be posting somewhere with more pictures, more questions, etc. Any input would be highly appreciated. In next entry I'll tell you a little more about them. They've got a good story. Think I'll pop on over to i.d. list to post part 3 of my adventure. See me, Tracy
  12. Washington Sharks Teeth?

    I found an article online from 1996 that cites Point No Beach as a place that you can find fossil sharks teeth. Can anyone confirm this? I'm in Portland, OR - so I wouldn't want to make the trip if it's a dud. Otherwise - does anyone know of any areas in the PNW where shark teeth can be easily found? Thanks in advance - Patrick
  13. Hey guys! I haven’t posted in a very very long time but I came across this in my journeys and have never found or seen one before. Any ideas? Found in the Lincoln creek formation of Washington state. It is about 1 1/2”
  14. I have really been itching to go out and get some crab concretions from the Lincoln Creek formation. I am not l looking for any extreme high quality specimens I just want to be able to get my hands on some concretions, so if anyone has locations that put out quantity over quality (preferably public land) please reply below or pm me. Any help is greatly appreciated!
  15. Woehr's 2017 Paleo Meanderings

    2017 was a fun collecting year, but not without its challenges. A ruptured water heater flooded part of our house, and as a DIY kind of guy, I tore out the flooring and put down travertine. During this season of domesticity, I was forced to survive on gastropods alone as they occasionally presented in the travertine.
  16. Hello, I recently found what I believe is a mollusk fossil in a western washington river. Is it possibly a freshwater mollusk fossil (as I found it in a river that currently has freshwater mussels that live there)? You can see size comparison to my average womens sized hands
  17. Going to be in the Gig Harbor area of Washington for a couple weeks for work. Not sure how much I'll get to get out, but are there any sites to fossil hunt near there?
  18. Washington Members

    Anyone in Washington State still active?
  19. Need help in identification!!

    Thanks for accepting me to the forum!! My husband and I love collecting rocks and recently moved to the Pacific Northwest. We found 2 rocks on our property that look like fossilized skin, but haven't been able to find any information on what they may be. They are both about 2x4". One is imbedded in basaltic type rock which is common on the islands. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  20. What is this?

    Hi there, I'm part of a rock panting group and I found this rock up in the PNW and the first thing I thought was cool I want to paint something hatching out of it! But I thought I'd make sure it isn't something special before I paint all over it. Hoping someone here might know, fossil, geode, concretion? Thank you!
  21. Is this a Claw?

    I found this and thought it might be a claw? Found in the Eastern Washington/North Idaho area. It weighs 20 oz and measures 5" x 4" and is about 1.5" at its thickest point. I do have more pictures but I'm having sizing issures. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  22. I don't usually write more than a sentence or two and sometimes a paragraph, but this will be a long one. This is also 20 years in the making. Way back when, I met a guy over the internet and made a crab concretion trade. After that he invited me to Washington for a crab concretion fossil hunt. I couldn't wait. I dragged along my intire family. Me, wife and 3 kids. My youngest son Coleton was 8 years old. Hes 28 now. I always wanted to take my kids on fossil excursions and get them out into mother nature. We get to our camping site where we were to meet this new fossil friend of mine in the late afternoon and its raining cats and dogs! My new friend shows up the next morning and we get packed up with all out fossil hunting gear and off we go. It was only about 20 minutes to get to the spot where we park and then,,, we hike down this canyon about 15 or 20 minutes and get to this little creek. We head down steam and within 4 minutes or so I see this little bank that has crab balls in it. Now im excited! My kids and I started digging out crab concs and my new friend was literally in the creek digging out another conc. I see that he picked one out and 'wacked' it right then and there with his little 4 pound mini sledge. A big piece broke off and fell into this overflowing creek. I had a heart attack!!! I tell him that he should keep each and every piece of a crab concretion. He looks around in the creek and finds one of the pieces. he then comes onto shore and then,,,,,, gives it to me and says I can have it! First time anyone has givin me a fossil for free and I feel overwhelmed. What a freakin nice guy. I wasn't expecting that. Anyways, we begin to go downstream again. We had to clime over a huge log jam and kept working our way down stream. I was lagging behind. I was already a very happy camper having several concs. I had one of those carpenter tool belts where my pick hammer hung onto a metal loop. I was walking along a very slippery sloping bank and slipped. I landed on my pick hammer onto my left ribs. I layed there and realized that if I didn't take a breath I was going to pass out. I finally was able to take a gasp of breath! I looked over to my left and saw my youngest son just going around a corner in the creek. I figured I was going to be there awhile. I could not move! I hurt really bad. Also, my feet were in the creek and the water was cold enough that if you stayed in it your feet would become numb! I knew they would be back at some time, just didn't know when? Well, within a few minutes my son came around the corner, saw that I was in bad trouble and went and got the other two guys. They took my backpack and helped me to get up. it took me about 3 hours to get back up the creek and back up the canyon to the trucks. Every step was nothing but pain! Especialy each left step! The next morning I had the biggest baddest bruze on my left sife the size of a basket ball!!! Even the drive home was super painfull! I was about 12 hours from home. Took me about 3 weeks to be able to really get around again, but slowly. Two things, my new friend gave me several concretions and my 8 year old son had the thought to check up on his dad. Brings tears to my eyes!!! I don't remember any of the other crab concs, but the one my buddy found in the creek and gave to me is now something special to me. I was still purty new to prepping fossil crabs and here is a picture of this one. Back in those days I didn't have a whole lot of patience and was always in a hurry to get things finished. Not a good thing. While I was putting my fossil display cabinet together the other day, my wife came in and asked why this concretion was not also in the cabinet. I told her I could easily see that it needed a lot more work and that this one was one of my early crabs. It is now being more proffesionlay prepped. Just wish I could spell? Ha!!!
  23. Its been a long time coming, but my biggest display cabinet is finally coming along. Ive got more crabs and lobsters, but no clue as to where they are at right now. I moved about 11 years ago and boxed everything up. In a box or 3 somewhere? I can also see now that ive got a 'display stand' problem. I need some kind of stands for the bigger crabs to be sitting 3 or 4 inches higher than they sit right now. But still, its lookin purty good. and ive also got quite a bit of room left for more, that's a good thing. RB
  24. Hi all, I am going to be in Seattle for three weeks, is there anything worth collecting in the area? Any info would be appreciated. Feel free to PM me . Thanks, Herb