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  1. Crazy story... I recently started work with the Port of Miami in Florida, while at work and on a brake i was hiding from the rain that we usually get here every day, and walking around day dreaming about fossils since I haven't hunted in years, when all of a sudden I see this weird looking flat spiral shape in a puddle next to a garbage bin, I thought to my self that there's no way that it might be a fossil, I must be losing it and seeing things,must be some sort of metal washer or garbage but decided to give it a better look... and there it was , an ammonite in the most unlikeliest places, I snatched it pretty fast and put it in my pocket. I thought someone had it as a pendant and lost it but after 5 mins I decided to go back and give it another look.... and there it was, another one and then a trilobite and after that a horn coral, there were broken pieces scattered all over the pavement that led to a garbage bin so of course I had to look inside and there were more broken and whole pieces of different sorts of Moroccan fossils that were wrapped at one point in a Moroccan newspaper. I eventually jumped in and picked up as much as I could, handfuls of broken shark teeth, some minerals, orthoceras, etc. Most of them were completely broken and beyond repair or restoration, a.k.a dust. Some even ended up in the gutter but managed to get my hand in there and save whatever I could. I took a photo of the best pieces, hope this makes it in the " Fossil of the Month " ;).
  2. I assume bone and probably cant be id,but any input thanks
  3. About 2 weeks ago I headed out to the Peace river with my kayak, screen and shovel and decided to launch at a new bridge and take a long paddle into the middle of nowhere. I paddled for over an hour before I spotted a downed tree on shore with big chunky gravel stuck in the roots and around the base. The river had fine sand on the surface but I went about 50' down stream, stuck my grounding rod in and at about 12" deep felt chunky chunky goodness. I tied up the yak, grabbed my trusty shovel and began to excavate a 6' hole. It took a good hour or two to get deep enough that I wasn't constantly getting sand caving into the hole but then the treasures began to show up. I got a little bit of everything here and a nice mix of mammal and shark teeth. I threw some snarge in the hole to make it look unappealing to others and came back yesterday with a good friend and his father. We all did good and left with several treasures and some great memories. Over the two trips I collected what is pictured below as well as a bunch of smaller fossils, random bones, turtle shell etc. There are several megs, horse teeth, bison teeth, cow teeth, tapir teeth, a full rooted camel tooth, big chunk of mastodon tooth, piece of sloth tooth, Antler attached to piece of skull, Astralgus, tympanic ear bones, verts....It was a good day to say the least! We never hit bottom and I have no idea how long this buried gravel bar is but I plan on spending time investigating further I really do love this river. Some days the finds are small and slow, some days you feel like spending the night in the river so no one jumps your hole of "gold" but it's always a good day!
  4. is this a ray tooth and scute and also any help on what appears to be a tooth......
  5. well I stopped by the brook before the snow storm comes and found some shark teeth and also found these if anyone could help out with id please....thanks!!
  6. This show has NOT been canceled. This show is still planned. Be there!
  7. I found the pictured fossil on the Potomac River at Westmoreland. It is broken & worn, which makes me question what this is. Can anyone verify whether or not this is in Megalodon or another type of shark tooth? Are their features of this piece that makes anyone think one way or another? Thanks!
  8. I am located in Charleston SC. Here we have river guides that will take you on their boat and put you over sharks teeth. I have paid land guides in Florida and offshore fossil hunting boats. I may be in Bakersfield CA on business in the near future. Interested in knowing of any paid guides for shark tooth hunting. No guarantees, just someone that knows the area and makes a business of taking paying customers to sites. How do things work in that area? Most of our best sites are underwater and the boat owner must have a Captains license to charge for his service.
  9. Here are a few of my fossils that I assembled in a shadow box that I received as a gift for Christmas. There are some fossils that I am not sure how to identify. but most of the fossils are from Maryland except a few that are from south Carolina.
  10. My family and I are taking a trip to Disney March 25_ April 1. One day will be spent at Venice beach. This will be the only day I will be able to hunt shark teeth on this trip. I would like to make it as successful as possible. So any tips or advice for this location would be much appreciated. I plan on getting a sifter while I'm down there. Would snorkeling be worthwhile? Also is there areas where collecting tends to be better. I wish I could go to the Peace, but that will remain a dream for now. Thank-you Dave
  11. this is a cool book by cyril walker and david ward.mine is cantonese,there may be an english version at a library or bookstore near you.
  12. well the collection is growing as picture along with a few nice teeth added to the picture are a couple questions...........
  13. I bought some coprolites ( Mineralized dung) that came from Madagascar. I have some questions. What is the real age of them? Some sellers on the Internet say it's from the Eocene, others say it's from the pliocene. What animal did they come from? They were labeled as turtle coprolites. And last, Are they really coprolites? They could easily be concretions or some other geological thing. I have not been able to find much information. Here's a pic
  14. Hi! I'm a novice collector of rocks, crystals and ammonites. There is just something about the shape, textures or patterns of ammonites that I love. I can't quite explain it. I know my collection is likely laughable as a lot of them came from eBay and are polished or worked on. They just looked appealing to me. I try to do research or ask questions before I buy anything. I wanted to show the ammonites I've collected over the years. Some of them came from the local rock shop and some came from all over. I vaguely have an idea what some are but not sure completely please dont laugh lol
  15. Hello! If all goes fine, I'm going to South Africa in june or july. I will stay near Ellisras (Limpopo). I would like to go fossil hunting some day. But I dont know if I am in the proper zone, since I've seen in google that most of the fossils are in the south. Is it possible to find some fossils in the north? And if it is, what kind and what period of time? It would be nice to go back home with some small ammonite or other fossil. It would be a nice remembee of South Africa!
  16. Just thought it would be cool to make a share your fossil collection post. Here are my favorites. I have some other little fossils but I'm sure they are your everyday fossils. So, please share your collection. Looking forward to seeing your fossils. Raptor tooth, Arizona petrified wood, and megalodon tooth
  17. I had an interesting conversation with my Executive Director today.... I recently acquired some fossils from a TFF member in Canada, and I took the pieces I got to him because I thought he may be interested. I handed him my newly acquired fossil worm burrows and made him figure out what they were, no information, just here tell me what you think. He stared at them, pulled out a loupe, stared at them, and announces it is a worm burrow....he looks some more, and then says, but I don't recognize this rock. I told him it was a Canadian specimen to which he replied, "is it legal?" I was caught off guard. I informed him how I came about it, and he commenced to tell me that years ago when he was working in Canada, all fossils were legally property of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, everything was supposed to go through them. Bear in mind, he is going on 70 so when he was in Canada it was quite a few years back, but it got me wondering...I know we have lots of Canadian members on here. Can anyone enlighten me as to the comments he made? Have any of you heard this before? As I said, it caught me off guard, I know it has been mentioned on here that it is legal to surface collect in Canada, but not dig, but I had not heard anything about all finds being routed through the ROM. Let's hear what you have to say!
  18. Hello everyone, This is my first time here, as well as my first time purchasing fossils. I'm interested in purchasing the attached fossils. How do I know whether or not they're authentic? I would really appreciate some help.
  19. Hello everyone, So I recently became serious about my collecting, but have had a few fossils for years now. I keep them in my room in an open bag (for now). My room is small and I usually have the door closed. I just learned some fossils could have uranium which could produce radon gas as it decays. Being someone who is paranoid about everything connected to the big 'C' word, I was wondering if my small collection poses any health risk. I have two fossilized shark teeth, two amber specimens, an alleged dinosaur bone fragment, a trilobite, an ammonite, a cephalopod, a mammoth tusk shard, a dino eggshell piece, and some non-fossil artifacts. It's a very small collection in a very small bag. But...being quite paranoid due to my father passing from cancer (he smoked A LOT) I became kind of scared and it actually made me want to stop collecting fossils altogether and just focus on artifacts. Anyone know anything about the safety of collecting?
  20. Hello Everyone! So my mom and I are going to be flying to Florida in the beginning of March to do a shark tooth hunting trip in the Peace River. (Will also be a vacation) Can anyone please give some tips on the best places to stay, parts of the river to hunt, best guided tours, anything will help!! We will be flying into Sarasota Airport.. Also, if anyone knows where you are able to rent shovels and shifters for a few days, since we will be flying I can't bring mine. Thanks in advance! Holly
  21. just a few items that I wasn't sure of,if anyone can help,may be nothing....
  22. Has anyone come upon accounts of Native Americans finding dinosaurs and other prehistoric reptiles? I was reading a book about early dino discoveries in North America and I've heard of the Native American sand beast Seitaad (for which the prosauropod Seitaad is named). It's also interesting that the dubious tyrannosaur Dryptosaurus kenabekides is named after Kenabeek, a T. rex-like beast of Native American folklore. Would it reasonable to assume that the Native Americans occasionally came upon bones of dinosaurs and other prehistoric reptiles when they devised myths and legends of Native American monsters like Kenabeek and Seitaad?
  23. 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
  24. I went last week to visit this stunning city of Morocco,and of course I had a look in the fossils shops J At first an official shop,with something extremely rare,prices!but looks only fakes sorry(perhaps the Mamites was good)
  25. Unknown fossils from the Wenlock Limestone, Much Wenlock, Shadwell, Shadwell Quarry. Any help would be gladly appreciated.