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  1. I'm seeking feedback on what exactly is this bone-looking structure. It seems to closely resemble the tip of an alligator's toes. Do you think this is something that could happen to naturally forming rock? I cropped in closely to the image so it can be clearly seen. It measures 8mm from top to tip. I would sincerely appreicate any expert insight into what this could be.
  2. Hey all! Hopefully the pics are decent enough. I found this odd looking rock at my feet while out fishing in a creek in South Eastern British Columbia in the East Kootenays region. Any insight or info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  3. Unknown bone

    This is the largest bone fragments I have ever found, it was in the river and I’m not sure what it may have come from.
  4. Large Bone Fragment, Maybe Rib Bone?

    Found near the Savannah River, I was thinking it looks like it could be a rib or shin bone. Does anybody have any idea what it could be?
  5. Bone

    This is one out of 2 bones. Just want to know how old. Seems like dog bone. It makes y thin rock sound when flicking on it or gently hiting the concrete with it. Maybe that’s normal but I don’t know! Lol it doesn’t let me load more due to pic size. I will add the other pictures as replies. It’s 3” long
  6. modern bone preservation

    good morning is there a need to preserve modern bone? and if so, can you suggest a safe and (relatively) easy way to do so? i'm hoping there may be some kind of aerosol spray or perhaps something i can just brush on i don't have the equipment or space to use acetone and paraloid (and am hoping that would not be necessary for modern bone) thank you
  7. good morning all a recent post of mine and then the response of 2 members concerned keeping (or not) of found modern bone. which got me wondering - WHAT DO YOU FOLKS COLLECT OR KEEP? (not exactly sure what the difference is). For me, collecting in Cretaceous Big Brook, fossil shark or other teeth are my main finds and hence my main collection. But i collect, or at least keep pretty much anything i find that i like so i also keep belemnite, fossil shells, modern bone, interesting stones and artifacts ranging from pottery shards to glass bottles (and even odd stuff like shell casings). (I even have a glass vase full of translucent rocks). What do you collect or keep?
  8. Concretion 6: Fish material

    From the album Muncie Creek Shale Nodules

    My best guess is fish material or crustacean material
  9. Concretion 4: Unidentified

    From the album Muncie Creek Shale Nodules

    I assume this is some sort of bone either from a fish or some sort of other specimen. It could be a spine of some sort but I am extremely doubtful
  10. I’ve been afraid all week that I would get cancelled by the lightning. As late as Friday evening the forecast was for occasional thunderstorms and I already asked my wife if I could go Sunday morning instead. Set my alarm for 5am and the shark gods were with me and the forecast was just cloudy. My 16th trip to big brook and I’m already psyched for number 17. Today’s highlights were a pair of bones. Femurs I think and likely deer and modern but still way cool. Always a couple of “not sure what this is” pieces. All in all, another great day picking teeth. Still, I kick myself for all the years I could have been doing this. I envy our younger members who have a lifetime of this to look forward to.
  11. Fish or turtle NJ river fossils?

    Hi all, had these in the collection for a bit but need help with ID's. These come from Big Brook and guessing they are assorted fish bones and possible turtle bones.
  12. Found this the other day

    Hi, Found this little fossil the other day and can't tell what is it. Does someone know? Location: Cascais, Portugal Thanks for the help, Ricardo
  13. Hello, I am new here, but very happy to find this forum. I found this rock while digging in my garden. I am in Ontario, Canada, close to the shores of lake huron. It may be nothing, but this rock looks like it is part of a petrified bone. I would love for some insight.
  14. Suffolk England River Bed

    Hi I am new to this. I found this in a river bed in Suffolk East of England. Anyone know what it is? It’s about 10cm long
  15. Possibly some type of bone?

    So sorry for all the spam, I just have so many items I’d like to get identified. Found this at a site along the Southern California coastline, along with many other specimens (some already published looking for ID). Can’t tell if it’s bone or some type of petrified palmwood (this site is littered with chippings of palmwood).
  16. Some type of bone?

    Found this piece at China Lake, CA on private property in a large deposit. Only removed this one piece for identification, can anyone help ID this specimen? Can provide more images if possible.
  17. Bone with marks on it!

    Hey, this is another bone I’ve got that I’m wondering what the marks are I know they’re probably not bite marks but I can’t help asking and I couldn’t bare if I discarded a bone that had bite marks on it! It is a little over 4 inches long! TIA
  18. Hi all, As a newbie in the field, I have a question: What sort of 'vascular' structures/martix can you expect in fossilized bonelike structures? I've attached some pictures of something I ran into: its still unclear if this is bone or not, but in general the question seems interesting. Location: Doesburg, The netherlands, rock deposition: early pleistocene most probably. the black lines are not elevated or depressed, are not jagged, and seem to be branching Did some searching online, fund this article on pubmed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1685849/, but how feasible is this in general? Or is most of 'vascular structure' caused by plant infiltrated root structure? thank you, Regards Joep
  19. Bone with marks

    Hey, I was looking at this bone I found in Summerville, SC and I’m curious to know what the marks are, I know they’re probably not anything but I figured I’d ask so that I could just stop wondering! TIA!
  20. Unknown Bone

    Found this in the Tar river in eastern NC along with some whale material and a few teeth. Never found one quite like this before. It’s about a foot long and pretty dense. Definitely fossilized but unsure from which period. Any ideas on what it is, or what period it may be from?
  21. Is this a bone?

    Is this a bone, and if so what kind of bone is it and maybe what kind if animal could it have came from? For context it was given to my grandfather by his brother in Arkansas a long time ago. Any help would be greatly appreciated
  22. Sorry for the loooong post. I am a science and natural history illustrator, and I work part time at a fossil shop. We have various, easily identifiable specimens that come through our shop every day. But I've recently stumbled across a specimen from the depths of our collection that has puzzled me. Unfortunately, I do not know its origins so identifying it as belonging to a particular species is probably all but impossible (?). I've taken as many detailed photographs of it from every angle as I can, in hopes that a more knowledgeable mind might be able/willing to shed some light on it. Firstly, I'd like to just confirm that it is indeed fossilized bone & not a rock. Secondly, I would love some insights as to some of the particular features. There are some exposed, whitish areas inside the specimen. I'm wondering, assuming this is a bone, if this might be fossilized marrow? When dampened with a sponge, the white areas reveal red and blue micro markings. The largest of the exposed white areas has a distinct gash alongside it (which I've circled in red). I'm wondering if anyone thinks that this might be a tooth mark of some sort? There are also some distinct red markings on the exterior surfaces. I've seen examples where fossilized protein such as blood or soft tissue can manifest themselves as reddish marks. I'm not sure if that is what is being exhibited here (?). Lastly, and as I mentioned - this is probably a longshot, is there anything discernible or recognizable about the specimen to anyone? Obviously, knowing its geographical origins & knowing more about the rock in from which it was excavated would go along way. Unfortunately, I simply don't have this information. I appreciate anything that anyone might be willing to offer. Thank you in advance!
  23. Bone?

    Hello! Is it part of bone? Scale - mm. Neogene, Miocene. Western Ukraine.
  24. I just found these fossils this week. Can someone help me to identify? The fossil with the quartz band looks spongy and almost like it has bone marrow. The second one almost looks like fossilized skin? Perhaps a headless fish? Found on the ground in dry riverbed after rain this week. Thank you! Ellen
  25. Large heavy limb bone Need ID help

    I just love the color on this one, like a work of art to me. Like the last bone I posted, I don’t really expect to get an exact ID but was hoping to learn which bone this was. It is more than likely mastodon or mammoth. Titanotheres were quite a bit further west from the area I hunt. This bone has not been cleaned or preserved in any way , this is how it looked when I came out of the ground. If nothing else it will make a great display piece!