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  1. dinosaur fossil shows in Ontario

    hi i am wondering are there any fossil shows in Ontario that have lots of dinosaur fossils thanks
  2. Oxford Fossil Show

    Hi guys I have never been to one of the Oxford shows and I was wondering whether it would be worth me going? Does anyone have any advice? I saw in a previous thread that some people have been there, but weren't so sure on the quality? Thanks. (Also is anyone going?)
  3. Hey! I didn't know if anyone knows the best places to collect or look for Onchopristis rostrum fossils and Sclerorhynchidae fossils. I work at a National Park that protects pretty much the last remaining population of smalltooth sawfish and was looking to try to get my hands on a fossil specimen of each or see if people wanted to potentially donate a specimen of each to the park to help tell the story of this incredible critically endangered animal. If you or anyone you know is willing to help in sending me in the right direction on excivating, searching, purchasing, or donating please give me any pointers! Thanks to everyone on here for the help!
  4. I will be going to Lourinha in Portugal this summer, which is an excellent opportunity for fossil collecting! However, I can´t find anything about taking fossils with you back on the plane... does anyone know if this is allowed? Thanks in advance!
  5. Fossil sealant?

    I was wondering what everyone uses to prevent their fossils from splitting or cracking. I know some fossils have a mixture of some kind of glue that's diluted to seep into cracks of fossils. Does anyone know how to make it?
  6. I picked up my middle son today and off we went to 'The Fossil Shed' to pick up some fossil stuff and bring it home for me to work on or sell. A truckload I tell you! Haven't seen some of this stuff for about 15 years or more!!! What fun. Forgot lots of what I had/have including some very nice surprizes!!! Plus I need to make some moneys too. Getting broke. I have a heck of a lot more to go through but this is it for now. Check the 'Sales' part of the forum. I will posting some stuff soon. RB My son was looking through boxes in my shed and yells out, "dad, I found an intire box of mammoth teeth". I had no idea I had any left!!! I also thought that all my echinoids were gone too and then I run into this freakin BEAUTY!!!
  7. This is my first post in the Fossil ID section - I am SO excited to find this resource! A have found a few very helpful folks in other places, but this group is a huge wealth of information! A bit of background - we moved into a house just outside of the city limits of Huntsville, AL, a couple of months ago. After finding a couple of fossils laying around in the yard, I decided to investigate the wooded area at the back of our property a bit more. Whoa!!! There is a creek bed on the property and the closer you walk to the creek the more rocks you have to walk over. Every single rock I picked up had some kind of fossil in it. The sides of the creek have rocks embedded in them, too. It seems like someone may have looked around a bit in the past (found a small pile of rocks) but many (MANY) of these rocks are in their natural state. Most of them, in fact. It seems overwhelming to me, but I have been delving into understanding the treasures I am finding. I don't understand all of the classification systems, but I found a place online that seems to indicate that we are in the Mississipian Age? The rocks which have been identified so far are all limestone, so I am assuming this one is limestone as well. The soil is VERY red (someone called it ochre red?) and some of it always remains on the rocks after I clean them. The fossils that have been identified so far are fenestella, bryzoan, crinoid. And I think the word fossiliferous was also used? I am a photographer by trade and macro photography is my FAVORITE, so I will post plenty of photos. This particular rock is a very small one compared to most of them. It is also harder than the other ones I have worked with - less "crumbly". The first couple of photos are of the top and the bottom of the rock, to get a general idea of the size and shape of it. The rest of the images are close ups of various areas. Any and all input is appreciated! Is it common to find an area like this where rocks such as this one are very abundant? From what I can tell these are all common fossils, but a great springboard for learning! Hints on how to clean and store the rocks appreciated, too, since there are so very many of them? Thanks!! Ramona
  8. Hey TFF Members! It's been a while since I posted, and I see I have messages I need to reply to as well. I will get back to them ASAP. I have just been ridiculously busy and it's hard to keep up with everything. I just went up to Georgia to hunt for Agatized Coral Geodes! Cris got a saw and we were able to cut what we found in the video as well. I had a great time and we found some really great specimens that looked amazing cut up. Check it out when you get a chance!
  9. NSR Fossil Identification

    Went to the very upper par of NSR this morning. Didn't really find anything special. Cannot identify the pics. Coloration really stood out from the dark matter they were in. They were not in the creek area but closer to the middle of the high material in the bed of the river. Everything else besides a few odd rocks were dark grey or black. All were found within 20 feet of each other except a really small (.25x.5) red colored piece. Still need to clean and photo. Total of 8 around the same size. Pic 2 has flat surfaces compared to the round of the others. I am thinking Diploporita. No idea of species. Any other thoughts?
  10. I had to drive into the city this morning to visit the dentist and see my grandson. Prior to heading home I decided to drive the additional 4 miles to see what new fossils Dave's Down to Earth Rock Shop in Evanston, Illinois had to offer. If you have seen my previous posts on the little store you will remember that they have some great stuff to offer. In this post which like the rest, will be picture heavy. I did not take pictures of everything that the store had to offer, but I did take pics of some cool stuff. The store has fossils for every budget and I am sure you will see something that you like. In addition to fossils, the store has a huge selection of rocks, minerals and jewelry, and that is what most customers seem to come in for. The lower level of this store holds an unbelievable collection of fossils, from Mazon Creek to trilobites to dinosaurs to White River Badland fossils. I other posts I have taken a lot of pictures of the fossils on display in the museum, but for this post I just took a couple cursory pictures so you can see what I mean. If there is some picture that is not of the best quality let me know and I will see if I can post a larger size example. If you are ever in the Chicagoland area, this is really a must visit, when @Monica was recently in town I took her there and I think she will agree that it is a great place to visit. It will take me a couple posts to load all of the pictures, so if you look at the first couple post, I will not be done so, stop back a few minutes later. Now on with the show----- I think there are a couple things that @Troodon and @Ludwigia might like.
  11. Help me identify these Fossils

    Hello! I am new here and have never really used a forum before- honestly. But I would love it if someone could help me identify these fossils! I should also add, I found these in Ontario in Canada! Thanks!
  12. Hey all! I seen some member's collections and wow, you all have some awesome pieces, the type of things I hope to add to my collection someday. I've only been seriously collecting for about half a year and am still in the early process of learning about ancient life and the science surrounding it, but I wanted to post what I have thus far. About a quarter of the collection is things I collected during my childhood, but my favorite stuff is things I've found and/or bought this year, which is the majority.(after learning how to finally identify fossils a little better so I didn't think they were just rocks and move along) There's a couple more insignificant things I don't have on these shelves but it's really crowded and I need to get a larger display before I add them. First pic is my display in it's entirety. This second image is of the top shelf, there's no particular rhyme or reason yet, as in nothing is placed in any way regarding age, type, etc, I just put the stuff I like the best at the top. This is mostly dino bones, and though it looks like quite a few different fragments, most of them are from a single unidentified bone I found completely shattered after a flood a few years ago caused a cliff to crumble. (at least I assume that's why the cliff crumbled) One bivalve of some sort, dino teeth, ceratopsian bones (frill I found, rib which I bought, caudal vertebra possibly ceratopsian, thank you to the users on this forum that helped me identify the frill and vertebra as well as the tyrannosaurus tooth) and an ammonite that I found. Spinosaurus tooth, another unidentified tooth, knightia. Some of the bones in the top display haven't been cleaned and prepared as of yet. The second image is just a bunch of random stuff. Shark and alligator teeth, fossil plant imprints, animals in resin, a nile croc skull, minerals, another ammonite & a trilobite, etc. Third shelf is kind of neat, it's mostly filled with bones a customer of mine found and gave to me of very old bison that were chased off a cliff by native hunters. They were washed out of banks along the Red Deer River and aren't completely fossilized. Also some petrified wood.
  13. Dinosaur park formation hunting

    Hi I was wondering where are some good spots for fossils in the dinosaur park formation outside of dinosaur Provincial Park thanks
  14. Lower Lias fossils

    Hi guys recently found this in the jurassic lower lias of Gilbert’s grave, a not very well known site near oxford and I was wondering whether you guys could help me with a few id’s, I am in the process of prepping others as well sorry for the poor scale but I was low on time my hands are 7.5 cm wide
  15. I have recently joined am quite new to hunting for fossils. I have recently gone on a collecting trip to lake Texoma (located on the Texas/Oaklahoma border) and found some specimens. I already have the usual geological tools (chisel, bricklayers hammer Estwing brand, chisel, crack hammer,etc). I then brought them back home and I am quite troubled by how hard they are to get out! I am afraid that I will ruin my specimens (I live in Virginia, so I am no where near the collection site in case I want to go back and obtain more).
  16. Where I'm looking for fossils

    Thought i'd ask about an area I revisited to see if it seems like a good spot to start looking for fossils. It's a mine dump, most of it seems to be shale I think (is it?) Means I don't I have to dig, but most of it is pretty shattered.
  17. Fossil Id Chart

    Have this Fossil ID chart since 90's, may help someone.
  18. until
    More show info HERE. Show will be held at: First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. Lakeland, FL 33801
  19. Lauderdale/ Limestone County line

    I’m VERY new to this but have had some luck( I think). I had them all separated but with the storms came a strong enough wind that a piece of a tree that my husband uses in his hand built smoke knocked the leg off my table and boom there they went and then had to chase my protectors to get some back. Anyway, does it make since that all the different items would be found in a very small section of my yard. The dog house is farther away. It may take a minute to up load the pics. Of course if you want to help ID any I would give you a Dixie land, “Bless You, child, Bless You!”
  20. Venice Beach Florida unknowns

    Hello all! I had a nice little trip to Venice Florida (I posted about it in the Fossil Hunting Trip section if you want to see the "good finds"). Here are a few pieces that I am not sure about. Any help with ID would be appreciated! I think these are turtle: A B C I think these are alligator teeth: D I don't know if these are teeth or claws: E other side: Not sure what the heck this is...it's ever so slightly curved: F Not sure what these long straight sections are. Possibly large stingray mouthplate broken sections? They are not like the stingray barbs I found- these are more straight and parallel lines. G Not sure if this is the same as above but it is more curved: H Thanks for any help!
  21. A varied collection

    A lot of my collection is bought, as in 'oooh, pretty' many years ago with the result of having no clue as to species or where they were found. But I figured I'd show you all what I got anyway. This one I found and am hoping will look decent after prepping.
  22. End of Another season?

    I just returned from a fossil hunt in Iowa and Wisconsin enjoying the fall colors as I looked for fossils. But the reality of the seasonal changes occurring hit hard this morning. I had soaked some of the fossils in a 5 gallon bucket of water overnight so as to loosen the mud on them. Mother nature added the maple leaves and ice overnight as it dipped to 22 degrees! Florida, here I come!!
  23. Great Morava bones ID

    Hi. Found these bones yesterday at gravel pits facility where workers separate big rocks from the fine sand from Great Morava river. They don't burn at all or smell like a burnt bone. Here are some photos if someone can help me identify them : I know for one that is radius bone from Bison/Bos, but don't know about the others. P.s. Also u can see that one bone has something similar like "scars" from a possible flint? Please help! Darko
  24. Penn dixie never disappoints!

    Penn Dixie never disappoints Hubby and I went last Saturday and I got loads of goodies. I find it rather interesting how all of these trilobites came from the same small area but the way they sit is so different. I would be curious to find out About the conditions that cause the "hugging" trilobites. It's hard to see because I need to be cleaned but each little group has a couple of them , mostly belly to belly. I'm trying to clean them useing an etching pen and a soft brush but pieces keep breaking off and I'm not sure how to do it without them crumbling.
  25. Fossils for Sale - SVP 2019

    George Winters shared this link on Facebook "Here is Peter Larson's recent presentation at the annual SVP meeting on Commercial Paleontology and the cooperation with academic paleontology. An interesting presentation please take some time to review it. Thank you Peter!"