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  1. I have a fondness for fossil teeth that have unusual coloes to them. I think it would be nice to see some of Yours. Any type of tooth will do as long as it has atypical color(s) to it. Here are a few from My Sharktooth hill finds.... A porpoise tooth.. And some shark teeth (front and back views... Looking forward to seeing what Y'All have! Tony
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    April 22-23 the Santa Lucia Rockhounds will be hosting their annual Gem and Mineral show at the Midstate Fairgrounds Paso Robles Event Center. There will be something for everyone. over thirty vendors with rocks, mineral specimens and fossils. This years theme is "Out Of This World", which about sums it up with items ranging from minerals found deep within the earth to meteorites from outer space. Lots of displays and demonstrations to keep the adults entertained as well as lots of kids activities. Show times are : Saturday 22nd 10am to 5pm. and Sunday 23rd 10am to 4pm. Come check it out!
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    April 22-23 the Santa Lucia Rockhounds will be hosting their annual Gem and Mineral show at the Midstate Fairgrounds Paso Robles Event Center. There will be something for everyone. over thirty vendors with rocks, mineral specimens and fossils. This years theme is "Out Of This World", which about sums it up with items ranging from minerals found deep within the earth to meteorites from outer space. Lots of displays and demonstrations to keep the adults entertained as well as lots of kids activities. Show times are Saturday 22nd 10am to 5pm. and Sunday 23rd 10am to 4pm. Come check it out!
  4. hi, i bought this big ammonite to prepare, a megalytoceras maybe, any suggestions? i dont want to ruin it.
  5. Going to South llano River State Park in May. What if any fossil sites around Junction,Texas? Thank you... GEWJr.
  6. I bought this megalodon tooth online to practice repairing. Here are some pictures of my progress. Please any constructive criticism or anything would be extremely helpful. Thank you
  7. hi guys, i went some weeks ago in besom hill ,oldham uk to looking for something and the only thing that i found was a big block of stone that i splitted today. inside was almost full of this things. what they are?
  8. had a blast exploring and sifting through the creeks!
  9. Please help me find out what kind of bone this is, I found 2 of them in Venice, Florida
  10. Hi, i bought this russian trilobite for preparation, done just some ammonite before this. i have a record power engraver and a lot of patience. any good advice on this? here some pic of the specimen that is splitted in 2 parts.
  11. Hi. Does anyone have any Mazon creek fossils to trade? I'm mainly interested in non plant fossils. I have many different fossils to trade. If you have anything to trade please let me know what you would like and I'll let you know if I have any of them to trade. Thanks, Daniel
  12. Hi everybody. Recently I found this fossil in the coal measures, but I don't know what is It. Maybe seeds? What do you think? Regards Juan
  13. Looks like we will have a new book describing Vertebrate fossils from the Hell Creek Formation courtesy of the paleontologist Thomas Holt and others. What I heard is that the publication is scheduled for this fall, no idea of price. I was able to get a hold of a beta copy while visiting one of ranches I collect on and took some quick phone pictures. I had several reactions when I read the book, the dinosaur section getting poor grades while the other sections were informative. It was the first publication that covered vertebrates other than dinosaurs. The information shown was very descriptive and covers finds collected by the authors group since 2006. The books weakness is that if it was not collected it did not make the publication and the authors did not look to supplement the information. The other weakness is that the photos used were that of the actual pieces collected in what ever shape they were in. For example, they are providing you a guide to an Ornithomimid hands claw only showing you a half of a claw. Here are some pages from the book. Covers fish, lizards, salamanders, crocodiles and dinosaurs. The best part of the dinosaur section was the descriptions of Thescelosaurus foot claws and teeth which I will show on another post. Theropod teeth shown were poor examples and not every species covered. No mention of Nanotyrannus since this author does not support its existence. So the best use of the book is for trying to ID fossils other than dinosaurs from the Hell Creek or Lance Formations. A book that is not all encompassing but few are and should argument other reference material. I will probably purchase this book for my reference library I was appalled at the statements in the front of the book. Most collectors do not have an opportunity to collect this fauna and their only way to enjoy Hell Creek material is to purchase it. Are the writers of this book on such a high pedestal that they look down on everyone else. So who is this book written for? I'm happy to know that the theropod paleontologists that I'm familiar with support and work with diggers and collectors to gain a better understanding of the mesozoic era. Let see what the published book contains this is only a beta version. @LordTrilobite I did scan the book to see if your vertebrae were shown but no luck. Guess they did not find any. REMINDER: This information us from a beta version so it's subject to change
  14. Just another cold and blustery day here in Central New York! I had to get the kids out of the house, and I wanted to get a fossil fix at the same time. I knew thw going fossil hunting with temps in the teens, was not going to happen. So I decided on the next best thing. Trip to the museum! Located in the Fingerlakes region of N.Y. I what I consider a hidden gem. The Paleontological Research Institute- Museum of the Earth, is a rather small but really nice museum. I found out about it many years ago when I first became a member of the Syracuse Gem &Mineral club. There is virtually no advertising for it. And its location is outside the city limits. It is home to the famous Hyde Park Mastodon that a family found in a pond in their backyard. It is 97 percent complete! I guess you can find cool things anywhere. I took plenty of pics, so I hope you will enjoy this virtual tour.
  15. not sure if I have anything here on these 3 items,any help.....thanks
  16. hi guys, anyone know if the Crock hey mine in wigan (lancashire) it's still ok for fossil hunting? heard about this place but i found just few old news on the web.
  17. I had a great time in Colorado over the past weekend, got to see a lot of geological sights but my favorite part was going to this place by the mountains called the Garden of the Gods were there was all these lovely red rock formations and I was even able to get myself a really lovely red rock which is about 8 pounds and about the size of a flattened Milk gallon. Along with that I found this old sun bleached peice of curly wood that was also orange, must have been at least a few years old. Don't worry I checked With the Park Ranger if I could keep them. Also while I was visiting, since I did not bring any brushes or drainers I did not find any fossils though Fish, clams and ammunites are common there. I did however by a little 2 dollar assortment of those. Along with that the Garden of the God's sight is the home of the only partial skull of the "Theiophytalia kerri" A dinosaur described by Marsh himself. I found it out it was a single individual from a new genus of ornithopod that lived during the Aptian period of the cretaceous. I don't know about all you folk if this is the reason you love fossils but For me it's because I just like to Imagine what It would be like to live back in that time era, When Theiophytia roamed were Colorado springs would form. Not only that but at one point in time it may have been home to Acrocanthasaurus that would view it as pray. It may have also been home to Tenontosaurus and Gastonia. Maybe even a game trail at the point when the Garden of the Gods was once a thick with ferns and cycads that out looked out over an expanding in-land sea. Basically what I am saying here is it was fun, It's very sad how many Brush fires are happening to the areas as I passed by it. It's the beginning and end of an era. And traveling through time to see what Geological and ecology presided and changed as the ages went on, It only leaves me to Wonder what the next step in the planets history will be. Perhaps a Second age of Dinosaurs or a perhaps Colorado will become a desert like most of Western America. No matter what happens, Life will adapt.
  18. my collection....
  19. A friend of mine wanted to try collecting fossils, so i took him to deer lake yesterday. i havent been there since the road expansion. but, even though he found some fossils and was happy, i was pretty disappointed since the area changed so much and collecting is alot harder. the larger chuncks better collecting areas are no longer there, alot of stuff has been moved and covered. and alot that is there now has been so exposed that as soon as you touch it, it just crumbles into millions of pieces. collecting there is alot harder, but stuff is still there. Found alot of pyrited material this time, and the coolest piece i found was a very nice spiral shell. lots of conglomerate pieces with multiple fossils. my friend found a huge clam fossil with both sides still attached it was pretty nice. ill post some pics, if you know any names for me to id them fire away, and thanks.
  20. Hello everyone! I'm new here so please forgive me for making any mistakes or for not thoroughly reading through other topics/sections before posting here. I went to Portugal with my family almost 3 years ago and came across a few interesting sea shells on top of the cliff leading down to the beach. I'm always intrigued and fascinated by things which have a lot of age or have a story to tell. Can anyone say or estimate how old some of these shells/fossils are? Some look a lot older than others. Edit : So it only seems to allow me to upload up to 3.95MB. One image alone is 3.5MB. Will post again with the other pictures.
  21. Please be aware there's a bunch of supposed Ankylosaurus fossils on our favorite auction site. They are sold as Ankylosaurus armor, or tail plates. There are other similar pieces of maybe-fossils sold as Ankylosaurus parts, along with pieces of rocks sold as dinosaur eggs. I admit my knowledge in Ankylosaur fossils is limited, but I see absolutely nothing about these that's indicative of authentic Ankylosaurus fossils. No locality is given either. Please be on alert when you see these, along with the sellers' other suspect items. Real Ankylosaurus fossils should firstly be sold by a reputable dealer(since they are hard to identify properly), they should have bumps/ridges indicative of armor, and should have a rugose/wrinkled/bumpy texture. They are found in the Hell Creek Formation, Lance Formation, and Scollard Formation. Here are pictures of 4 authentic specimens for your reference.
  22. 1. First one is a Spirifer i think, but dont know which kind, sorry forgot something for scale size, its a little under 3/4 inch. 2. Some type of shell 3. Some type of shell 4. Another type of shell 5. ( pictures 5-6-7) A conglomerate with alot of different types of material, ive tried taking like 20 pictures but couldnt get better detail. 2 things i think that weird the most i have marked in last picture, but if i could get better detail you would see. but i cant so had to draw as best i could. top marked area looks almost like scaled lzard skin, and its folded also going 90 degrees not all flat. the bottom circle marked is really detailled and has a bunch of lines almost fingerprint like. 6. (pictures 8-9-10-11) A cavity in the rock with spongy like material, both big pieces were conected together but broke in half, pictures 10-11 show a little piece that was connected and broke off, but shows some detail. 7. I believe crinoid, but never seen this type pictured? 8. Is this crinoid?
  23. found some interesting things today....any help please.......... I'm assuming first is a pathlogical tooth, and the second petrified wood and I'm thinking ray barb on third and don't know the tooth
  24. Hi. I went fossil hunting today in an old coal mining tip in South Yorkshire, UK. Almost all of it is overgrown and there is very little rock which contains good fossils but it is possible to find some nice fossils. Years ago, the tip caught fire, which changed the colour of the rocks. Most of the rock is now red or pink. The fossils at the site are from the Pennine Middle Coal Measures formation, which is around 312 million years old. Good quality fossils in West or South Yorkshire are very rare, mainly because the rocks which contain the best fossils are rarely exposed. When they are exposed, it is usually in places which are very steep and difficult to get to. The Coal mining tips like the site I went to today are quickly becoming overgrown and most of them don't contain any good fossils. The rock layers which contain the best fossils in the British Coal Measures seem to be very thin. The marine bands, for example are usually only a few inches or a foot thick, so finding them is very difficult. In the sites where I find plant fossils, the layers which contain the good plants are all very thin, and usually there are unfossiliferous rocks above and below the layer. West and South Yorkshire are therefore not very good for fossils, but rare fossils can be found. I have found Shark teeth, fish teeth, scales and bones, a millipede, coprolites, a shrimp, goniatites, bivalves, plants, ostracods, burrows and tracks in West and South Yorkshire. Overall, the most important thing is to know the geology of the area well, and then with a lot of research it is possible to find sites which have fossiliferous layers. Today, I didn't find much, however I did find this plant fossil. It seems to be a part of a large Cyclopteris sp which is covering what I think is an Asterophyllites sp. Daniel
  25. Hi, my brother sent me this stone that he found on a beach in sicily (taormina) can this be a fossil coral? or its just volcanic stone?