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  1. Hi everybody! Today I’ll show you yet another distinct fossil hunting location within the city limits. It’s situated in the south-east in the direct vicinity of the Moscow ring road (city and regional border). The outcrops are located on the banks of the shallow Shmelovka (Shmelyevka) river, effectively a small fordable creek.
  2. Hi all, I recently obtained several lovely ammonites from the late Triassic (Carnian) Xiaowa Formation of Guanling, Guizhou Province However, I lack the expertise to identify them and I was hoping you could help I suspect A is a Trachyceras multituberculatum as this ammonite type is abundant there, and that species is also the most common ammonite there I can't tell what B and C are. I am not even sure if C is a different species from A. From my research, the following species are also present there: Trachyceras cf. aon Paratrachyceras cf. hofmanni Paratrachyceras douvillei Hauerites cf. himalayanus Protrachyceras sp. Arctosirenites canadensis Arctosirenites columbianus What do you think?
  3. Hey everyone. Yesterday while out on the NSR. I found several new items. I have been able to identify most. I do have two waiting for help in the ID section. But, lets get to why I am here. I found a Pachydiscus (P.) paulsoni piece with a piece of black material sticking out of it. This material seems to "puncture" the ammonite. I am delicately cleaning it right now and hope to have some pictures soon. Of course my thought was a broken piece of a tooth. Could it be a tooth? Or, something other that was burrowing into the ammonite upon its death or after?
  4. Hello Folks, Currently going through the collection with a view to cataloguing and labelling. Purchased this ammonite a few years ago. It was labelled as Peltoceras from the North Yorkshire Coast. It looks like a nodule from that area but the ammo does not look like a Peltoceras in humble opinion. I cannot see the keel either as it is a partial and it is not visible - likewise the whorl cross section. Can anyone help with the id, please? Many thanks, Hamish
  5. Here we see a middle Cretaceous ammonite I recently found. Before cleaning attempt And the other picture is after. I used a dremel and various bits. I wouldn't rate it 100% bad since it is my first attempt using power tools, however I would not recommend it. It lacks accuracy and sometimes the bit moves unpredictably, removing fossil material. Nevertheless, the sample was not something I intended to keep in my collection so I thought to give it a try and verify myself the advice so many people give. Use an airscribe!
  6. Hello, Folks, New to the Forum. I am currently going through the collection in an attempt to systematise it and catalogue it properly before I pop my clogs. I came across this ammonite which I purchased online some time ago. All it had with it was South America Cretaceous, which is a start, I guess. Can anyone please help with possible provenance and id? It appears to be preserved in some sort of black and white calcite, and it occurred to me that it might be from Peru, but I could not find anything like it in any searches. I will attempt to describe it - apologies for any poor use of nomenclature. It has a series of well-defined ribs which bifurcate before they cross the venter. There is no keel and there appear to be four maybe five constrictions per whorl. There are occasional secondary ribs which fade out about a third of the way down the flank. I hope the photos are of more help. Any help much appreciated. Regards, Hamish
  7. Hello. I was wondering if anyone could help me with some fossil identifications. Thanks for any help. First, here is a Green River formation fish plate. I know the fish are Knightia, but I don't know how to differentiate the species. I think they are Knightia eocaena. Can anyone confirm the species? Thanks. Next, here is a shark tooth I found while digging on the Ernst ranch in Bakersfield, California. It is either Carcharodon hastalis or Isurus desori. I'm not great at telling the two apart. Can anyone confirm the species? Thanks. Last, here is an ammonite I received from caldigger. He identified it as Aioloceras besiaiei. I think the species might have been misspelled and is supposed to be besairiei. I've seen these sometimes referred to as Cleoniceras. Does anyone know the difference between Aioloceras and Cleoniceras? Thanks.
  8. Ammonites Id

    Hi I've been gifted a plate with different ammonites in it. As it comes from a second hand store, there's no record for provenance,age and all other infos. I'd appreciate any help with the identification. Thanks Back of plate:
  9. Ice Age & erratics in Lathum

    Hey guys! This hunt was on more than a month ago, on the 18th of July, but I haven't had time to make a trip report till today. Better late than never! In late June I invited my good friend Tijn ( @Hunter0811) to come hunt with me at the Zandmotor, and then come to my place to see my whole collection, and we had a great time talking about all things fossil-related. That evening he told me about a new location he had discovered near his house in the east of the Netherlands which also had Ice Age mammal bones, and so we made plans to meet up again soon, but this time over there, so that we could check this new place out together. He picked me up at the train station and we biked to the place. The weather was nice, although maybe just a bit too warm, but sunny and good for fossil hunting. We had to cross a small field with cows to get to the place after parking our bikes, and they were curious to see what we were doing so they approached us to say hi. The site is near a village called Lathum. It's quite literally a big pile of rocks: gravel with lots of erratic stones, all dredged from the bottom of a nearby pond. The hunting there consists of just looking in between the stones.
  10. Hi and Help

    Hi. I’m new to fossil hunting and collecting its a little hobby my 8 year old son enjoys. We came across this on the beach last year and I have no idea how to open it and if it is a ammonite. Any advice would be very much appreciated.
  11. I took my daughter to the Natural History Museum in London last year and the highlight was seeing Mary Anning’s ichthyosaurs, so we’ve been planning this week away ever since. Unfortunately we haven’t found any bones yet but we’ve found a few nice samples that I’ll get up here once we’re home. Here’s a few pictures from today’s walk along Monmouth beach, hunting in the land of giants!
  12. Hello all! This is a little photo project I've been working on for a while. When I first started Fossil Hunting I was content to collect whatever. Then I was excited about Identifying what I was finding. The education continued and now I work to identify the geological formations I am collecting in and am able to know what fossils to look for in what areas. The Pocket Texas Geology website is invaluable for finding out the formation of a specific area (while not 100 percent accurate, it's pretty good). So I wanted to create a post that would help with Central Texas Cretaceous Fossil Identification and this Species by Formation post. There are a couple of great websites for North Texas Fossil ID, but none (that I am aware of) for specifically Central Texas. I am considering Central Texas to be the counties of Hays, Travis, Comal, Blanco, Bexar, Kendell, Williamson, Hill, Burnet, Llano, Bell, Coryell, McLennon and Bosque. And bear in mind, this is not a comprehensive list of all species found in these formations...still working on THAT! But this is what I have found and ID'd so far. I believe it contains MOST of the more commonly found fossils, plus some uncommon fossils. If you see a mis-identification, please let me know! Also, there are more formations than I am presenting, but these have been the most accessible to me. I will list them by ascending order of time period. My time periods are approximate. (Be aware, I am not a geologist nor paleontologist, just an avid amateur, so take it for what it's worth! ) Cretaceous Formations: Glen Rose, Walnut, Comanche Peak, Edwards , Georgetown, Buda, and Austin Chalk. Glen Rose Formation 106-110 MYA (Upper and Lower Glen Rose combined here) ECHINOIDS From smallest (1/16 inch) to largest (3 inches) Row 1. Row 2. Row 3. Row 4. Row 5. Row 6. 1. Hyposalenia phillipsae Echinothurid plates Plagiochasma texanum 2, Paraorthopsis omalensis Pygopyrina hancockensis Loriolia rosana 3. Polydiadema travisensis Goniopygus whitneyi Pseudodiadema aguilerai 4. Leptosalenia texana Hetearaster texanus Heteraster obliquetus 5. Coenholectypus sp. Pliotoxaster comanchei Phymosoma texana 6. Cidarid sp. Tetragramma tenerum Paracidarid texanus ECHINODERMATA ETC. Smallest (1/8 inch) to Largest (i Inch) 1. 2. 1. Isocrinus annulatus Isocrinus annulatus Echinoderm Madreporite 2. Balanocidarid Spine Echinoid Spine Balanocidarid Spine AMMONITES Both are approx 3 inches 1. . Engonoceras piedernales Hypacanthoplites mayfieldensis DECAPODS From smallest (1/4 inch) to largest (1 1/4 inch) Row 1. Row 2. 1. Crab Claw Unknown Crab Claw Unknown Pagurus banderiensis 2. Pagurus banderiensis Pagurus banderiensis Pagurus banderiensis ETCETERA From smallest (1/4 inch) to largest (2 inches) 1. 2, 3. 1. Foramnifera Orbitolina (single) Pycnodont Teeth Porocystis globularis 2. Spirobus Worm Coral Heliopora labyrinthicum 3. Foramnifera Orbitolina (group) Annelid Worm GASTROPODS From smallest (1/2 inch) to largest: (5 inches) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 1. Neritina sp Semineritina apparata Pleutomaria glenrosensis 2. Natica texana Nerinia texana Nerinia harrisi 3. Fusus haysensis Turbo cuyleri Anchura monolifera 4. Nerinia incisa Pseudomelania pupoides Tylostoma traviensis 5. Turritella sp Natica traski Cerithium bosquense 6. Tylostoma turmidum Purpuroides harperi Lunatia praegrandis BIVALVES From smallest:( 1/4 inch) to largest: (6 inches) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Other Bivalves : Smallest (2 inches) to largest (6 inches) 10. 11. BIVALVES 1. Lima wacoensis Arca texana Ludbrookia arivechensis 2. Trigonia whitneyi Unknown Bivalve Plicatula parkerae 3. Brachidontes pedernalis Chlamys santoni Granocardium pseudopendens 4. Neithia occidentalis Cardium congestum Arctica comalensis 5. Trigonia gordoni Homomya comalensis Laternula simodsi 6. Psilomya walker Trigonia wendleri Homomya knowltoni 7. Tapes decepta Panopea henselli Arctica texana 8. Psilomya banderiensis Protocardia texana Arca medialis 9. Cyprimeria texana Idonearca terminalis Arctica roemeri 10 . Kimbleia capacis Peilinia crenulimargo Liostrea ragsdalei 11. Lopha comalensis Ceratosterean texanum Exogyra guadalupae
  13. I recently moved into a house with some friends on our university campus, and this nice cabinet was included right past the front door. So of course I had to put together a little museum! These are just the fossils I have on me at this time, but I’ll probably pick some more up to add next time I visit home or if I go on a hunt soon. I tried adding some fun blurbs with a couple that I felt had some really cool information hiding in them. If there’s any specific part you want to see, or if you have any fun suggestions, let me know!
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    From the album My finds from portugal

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    From the album My finds from portugal

  16. North Texas Ammonites

    Hey Everyone, Ammonites are my favorite. Gastropods are a close second. I live near Rockwall, tx and hoping to find an area to get some decent ammonites. I have search, Lake Worth, Lake Texoma, several creeks and NSR. I can normally find something in NSR but they are small and broken. I have a nice one from Texoma, 14" in or so, but I see all the videos of private creeks, etc. Anyone have a spot they are willing to give some information on. Planko
  17. Possible ammonite soft body?

    Hi all! I've had this little ammonite hiding in a rock for some time now. Today I decided to split the rock and chipped away at the matrix to reveal the fossil. It looks like some of the original shell has been preserved and what looks like the soft body as well. Could it be? Apologies for the reflection on the magnified pics, my usual lens is on my telescope.
  18. I had a job in Dallas this morning (retirement still hasn't quite taken), but finished very early, so I decided to stop by a spot that was on my list, that was only five miles or so from where I was working. Wearing jeans and a work shirt, and with a forecast high of 99 degrees today, I knew I wouldn't be staying long, but I was close to the spot, and it wasn't nearly as long a hike from where I'd park as I usually end up with, so I figured I'd take a look. This is an Eagle Ford outcrop. It's in the middle of DFW, so not exactly secret and off the beaten path, so I wasn't sure if I would find anything or not. I spent an hour checking the outcrop and nearby gravel bars, then headed for home. If I'm identifying this piece correctly, it's a burrow with a small ammonite fragment attached. Not too exotic, but it was so cool looking, I had to take it home. It almost looks like a cow skull with a small crown.
  19. I found these two fossils whilst searching in Whitby a few days ago and could do with some help identifying them. I’m not sure if one appears to be sections of an ammonite and I have no idea about the other.
  20. I found these Jurassic fossils in the Jaisalmer Basin, Thar Desert, India. Belemnites (left), brachiopods of various sizes (center), ammonite fragments (top) & 3 small whole ammonites (lower right). Quarter coin shows scale.
  21. I found these Jurassic ammonite fragments and belemnites near Seatown along the UK Dorset coast.
  22. Big Ammonite Repair Adhesive

    Hello everyone! I managed to bring home this crazy guy, the problem is that it was so big it broke in pieces when extracting it. I've been using "Loctite Super Glue 3" (ethyl cyanoacrylate) for repairing my fossils until now and it worked pretty well. However, this one might be too heavy I'm afraid it wont be enough to keep the pieces together and it can be dangerous (since the whole fossil probably weights over 70 lbs). There are also some cracks I would like to fill, I heard a technique where you ground some matrix rock to dust and then use that powder to make a glue that has the exact same colour of the fossil, anyone knows about it?. To summarise: what is the best adhesive for heavy rocks? and, is there a way to fill the cracks so it won't look like it's broken? Thank you very much for your help. Here goes the picture of the fossil: Best regards,
  23. Big Brook Ammonite Genus?

    When fossil hunting in Big Brook yesterday, I came across an ammonite fossil that was very well preserved for the area! It was multiple chambers put together! I'm just wondering if it is possible to tell the genus of the animal, any help would be much appreciated! Thank you! -Snag
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