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  1. A few tips for getting better ID's. First, make the object you are trying to get an ID for be the central object of the photo. Not your hand. Put the object on a neutral colored background and photograph it as close up as possible. Then crop your pictures. Using your hand for scale is no good, we don't know how big your hand is. Make sure the photo is well lit and focused. Second, use a scale rule (preferably metric; millimeters and centimeters) we have members from all over the world. The U.S. is about the only country that does not use the metric system Coins for scal
  2. RMac

    Rock? Bone? Something else?

    I bought this about 20 years ago when I purchased my dinosaur egg. For the life of me I have no clue what it is. It could be a rock for all I know. Any input is greatly welcomed:)
  3. Hi folks. New here. Glad I found the forum. My son and I found this in a creek bottom where we have found several large complete ammonites. Any ideas on what kind of bone it is?
  4. FSL1

    Please Help with Fossil ID

    Hi, I am new to this, so before this goes in the planter, I wanted to see if I could get an idea of what, if anything, I have. I located this in the San Bernardino County area of CA, private land, Mojave Desert, hills next to a wash, as you see it. I followed the instructions on this site, but pics may not be good. I can add more. If this is nothing or something I can keep, either way I appreciate everyone 's time. If I'm missing anything, please let me know. Thank you!
  5. Is it worth cleaning these up at all? *Beginner with Fossil prep- I have a dremmel
  6. Looks like some type of coral? Approx 1" high and 2" across- broken off of a larger piece.
  7. Some small finds + some rocks I thought would be nice in the garden What do I have here??
  8. Maybe it’s nothing but this rock bone thing is weird and I kept it in case it’s anything significant. I found it on the beach today in seaside, oregon. I found it high in the sand above the tide line in an area with tons of rocks. I can’t scratch anything off with my nail , it is porous. It’s not light like I would expect it to be if it were wood. Any ideas?
  9. Alyshiaholdiman

    Found this

    Discovery I made on blm land
  10. EngNet

    on the way home from school

    Hey! My name is Johan and I come from Sweden. a few days ago when my daughter went home from school she found this stone. it was located in a forest area just outside the city of Västerås in Sweden. I have googled and looked for what it could be but can not find anything that looks the same. Has anyone here seen anything similar? I think maybe it's a petrified egg of some kind?
  11. Rocksandrocks

    Anyone know what this is?

    Hi! I just found this fossil (it’s a fossil right?) in Northwest Arkansas, but haven’t been able to ID it. Anyone know what it is? It’s about two and half inches wide. Thanks!
  12. JustinT.

    Fossil?? Help IDing Please.

    Found along a backwater slough of the Mississippi River during very low water this summer along with some other interesting things while hunting for Indian Relics. Please identify. Thank You in Advance.
  13. Hello everyone. I found this piece in one of my journeys to the Cali mountains (Farallones hillsides), in my country Colombia, South America. Please let me know what do you think it is. I thought it was a fossilized fruit, but it seems to have like a shell or so. I also want to know, -no matter what it is-, how can I preserve it the better possible way, so I can keep it safe for years to come. A big hug for you all. C.A.King Zapata
  14. SweetPea21

    What is this

    My dad found this on our property this morning, just wondering what the heck it is
  15. FB003

    Trilbote ID

    Received this from a family member who had it laying around in their basement randomly. Can't seem to ID exactly what it is. He does not remember where it came from. Looking for any ideas or suggestions. Hoping to let him know. Appreciate any help! Hello!
  16. Cherri

    Is this a brachiopod?

    Is this one?
  17. fossilhunter21

    Fossil ID

    I have really been wanting to get this ID'ed but until recently I didn't have a good camera good enough to take a picture of it. Thanks in advance.
  18. fossilhunter21

    Geodized fossil.

    I found this the other day and it has really puzzled me ever since! I would appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks in advance.
  19. ColemanND

    North Dakota Missouri River find

    I found this on the shore of the Missouri River in Western ND. Any ideas?
  20. Hello - I'm a new member of the Fossil Forum. I'm excited to learn more here. I would like to find out if the more experienced folks think this is petrified wood? I found this rock in our gravel driveway in McLeod County. It looks like water-worn wood to me, and seems to have a clear grain to it. It is about 1 1/2 inches long. I have found several similar rocks while running within 3 miles of my home along gravel roads (usually I pick them up mistakenly thinking they're agates). The Science Museum of MN positively identified one of them (not pictured here) as petrif
  21. Phillipscar1

    Fossil is just Unusual

    At our camp near a gully in wellsboro, PA, I spend my time fossil hunting. I find thousands of common fossils in a variety of rock. This time I found this cluster that doesn't look fully fossilized. Any ideas what would cause this appearance?
  22. Interested In Everything

    I’ve been walking over this every day

    Hello, first time poster - long time admirer. I moved to a new place and have been walking over this every day while getting exercise. What is it? KC Group, Middle Zarah Subgroup, Wyandotte Formation, Quindaro; aprox 4cm across at widest. This is in Kansas City, once the fringes of a great inland sea - so shallow marine fossils abound! It is located on the top edge of a natural bluff, enhanced by being an interstate highway cut, and is actually on the floor of an old stone quarry from the 1940’s - hence the probable erosion. At first glance I thought it the thorax of a
  23. Hi, We hired a mansion that was abandoned for several years and strolling through the gardens I saw what I thought was a small concrete chair, hidden under leafs and bushes. I did not give it a second thought until the next day when I looked at it again and recognized it as a vertebrae, a big vertebrae. Upon giving it a closer look I saw that it was not concrete but more likely bone. And then I figured it could be a dinosaur bone, hence coming here and asking your opinion. Full width is about 60 cm, see pictures below. Thanks in advance. Best, Pi
  24. tbwampler


    Hi, these were found in limestone shale in a canyon in Western Montana. Do you think these are crinoid columns, some kind of annelid, or other? Thanks!
  25. Frank Westix

    Stone Fossil ID

    Hello everyone, Does anyone know what it could be? ... is this Geologic or fossilized?, if it’s fossilized, what did it come from? And if so would it be a finger, or toe bone ? Found in the country of Mexico, specifically in the state of Guerrero, in a limestone mountain near some volcanic area or with tectonic plate activity, because there is quartz in the surroundings. I have never come across anything like this and around the discovery there are some pieces like these with some similar characteristics Thank you!!
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