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  1. Today I stopped at the Gainesville Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Florida so my wife could see the Rainforest Butterfly Exhibit and walk among the butterflies. Well after doing that, I did what any good FF Member would do, I took a ton of pictures of their Fossil exhibits. It is a very nice museum and it is free, with the exception of special exhibits like the Butterflies. For your viewin pleasure, her are the pics- it will take a couple posts.
  2. Surplus Finds in Home Decor

    With a little experience behind us, most collectors soon realize that we can’t display everything, and finds languish in boxes unseen for sometimes decades. Always mindful of economy of display space, I embarked on a mission to Target and executed a surgical strike on the Housewares Dept, egressing with 3 hollow glass lamps under arm. I like Pleistocene horse teeth, so the biggest lamp is loaded with nothing but them, showcasing the full color spectrum generally encountered in Texas terrace deposits around the state.
  3. Found these fossils

    These fossils, amoung a few other, have been sitting in my curio cabinet for decades. My parents were the first homeowners in a brand new subdivision in Mission Viejo in 1967. When the backyard was dug up for a sprinkler system, they found this pair, which look like an egg. They are not matching pieces, I don't believe. They are about 3 1/2 inches long.
  4. My Collection

    Hi everyone on Fossil Forum, I am pretty new to fossil collection but I have decided to post what I have currently collected and will continue to update this page with new fossils that I acquire over time. I am now looking to acquire rarer teeth now! Details of Specimen: Triceratops Tooth Hell Creek Formation, Carter County, Montana Late Cretaceous Period (65 Million Years Old) Measurements: 1.5 inches long x 3/4 inch wide x5/8 inch thick Weight: 8.9 Grams No restoration at all. all natural specimen. I love the way this looks and its huge!
  5. Hi Everyone, I was recently out collecting along Ramnessin Creek in Holmdel, NJ when I found this fossil. It's about 1.5" long and appears to be a bone of some sort, possibly a toe bone or a claw, but I'm far from an expert. Can anyone help with an ID? I have a few more pics as well, but was over the max size for a post, but I can add them as a reply if anyone would like to see more pics. It looks very similar to some dinosaur claws I saw online, but I didn't want to get ahead of myself and assume that is what I found, so I figured that I would see what others have to say. The funny thing is that I also found my first Mosasaur tooth the same day, after about 50-60 trips out in that general area collecting fossils. Thanks for the help, John
  6. Shark id?

    Hello Can anyone tell me from which species of sharks are these teeths? Those are from my friend but he don't know the determination.Thanks
  7. Echinoid

    last night there were heavy thunderstorms in Myrtle beach so I figured some good stuff would get churned up and deposited on the beach, I braved the brutal wind and cold early this morning and it payed off, I found these 2 fossilized echinoids within 20 yards of each other, any more specific info would be great!the top of the first is missing, and I know the second one is in real bad shape and a positive ID is unlikely.
  8. Fossils found in St. Louis MO

    Help!! I don't know much about fossils, but collecting them is a hobby of mine. I was in a creek in my backyard when I found these and have been trying to find out what they are to no avail. I find many crinoids, shells, and other ocean fossils often so my guess is some sort of ocean plant maybe? Just an educated guess but any help would be greatly appreciated.
  9. Peace River, trip 2

    Well, I got to go to the Peace River again! Only for a couple hours this time, but still found plenty of stuff to make me happy Tons of tiny shark teeth, turtle shell bits, stingray mouth pieces, and assorted bone chunks. Below are pictures of the highlights, and I would love any help in narrowing down my tentative IDs. Thanks! ~Penny for scale in all shots~ 1- Carnivore tooth (?) No roots attached, but nice cusp. 2- Mammal molar. Could be recent based on color, but feels and looks old. 3- Small mammal tooth fragment. Peg-shaped, but probably not enough there to ID 4- Very thin bone. Was whole when it was found, broke between the river and home, but having it break let me see that it's pretty hollow. 5- Large chunk. Looks a bit like petrified wood, but I'm hoping maybe mammoth tooth piece based on how dense and smooth it is. It looks like it has been wearing down in flakes, and the flakes look like what I think mammoth enamel bits look and feel like. 6- Long bone. Could be recent, but feels quite dense. Mammal limb of some sort. 7- Shark tooth. Interesting curve, would like to know species.
  10. While driving thru Marion, Illinois ( 5 1/2 hours South of Chicago) I decided to stop for 1 hour at the Southern Illinois Earth Science Club Show that is going on today and tomorrow. I have never been to this show and I was pleasantly surprised by it. It was a great show that had a lot of people that showed up. This show had a Kids Corner, Flint Knapping, Sifting for Minerals, Demonstrations and Exhibits. There was a wide range of items for sale at good prices. If you ever have a chance to be in Southern Illinois during April, check to see if this show is going and stop by, you won’t be disappointed. Below are pics of the show and some of the items that were being sold. I do have to mention an exhibit of Pennsylvanian Plants from Carterville, Illinois shaft mines. I have to say that they are some of the prettiest ferns that I have ever seen, in my opinion, better than the ones found at Mazon Creek.
  11. My collection

    Hello all, I recently saw a whole lot of collections on this forum, and they were all beautifel. Now I cleaned up my room (what's a hell of a task to me, I spended 8 hours) and I deceided to take pictures of the nicest part of my fossil and mineral collection. It's by far not as nice as most members here, but I still have decades to get a nice collection . It's a bunch of everything older then the cenozoicum, because I find it hard to choose what group of fossils I want to collect, trilobites or dinosaurs/ reptiles. Dinosaurs are pretty hard to get here without paying high import and shipping costs. So let's start then. The trilobites are the firsts. Selenopeltis longispinus. Upper: Flexicalymene ouzregui 2 X Elrathia kingi Flexicalymene ouzregui Lower: Minicryphaeus sarirus Cyphaspis agayuara Crotalocephalina gibbus Upper: Cyphaspis walteri Boeckops boecki Combination of Cyphaspis sp., a very tiny kettneraspis sp. and two phacops sp. Coltraneia oufatenensis Lower: Kettneraspis pigra Cornuproetus sp. Gerastos tuberculatus Stapeleyella inconstans Trinueleus fimbriatus Elrathia kingi Phacops latifrons Foulonia sp. Right upper corner: Phacops sp. with bite mark A whole block with partials of Stenarocalymene celebra (I don't find much about this species so I'm still not 100 % sure if this is correct) and a ventral prepped Ogygiocarella debuchi The personal high-light of my trilobites (pictures don't do it justice). A Kettneraspis williamsi with a couple of free-standing spines. Personally the best I have ever seen. So far my trilobites. Next my Khouribga fossils: Lytoloma elegans ( a bit of restoration but most is real) A roothed Mosasaurus globidens tooth. Enchodus fang (there is a jaw in the stone also) Pretty big Mosasaurus sp. tooth Two verts of Otodus obliquus. Partial Mosasaurus globidens jaw Mosasaurus sp. partial jaw. 3 Weltonia ancistrodon teeth Otodus obliquus tooth Roothed Prognathodon tooth a box with misc fossils from Khouribga My two only teeth that are not from Morocco or Europe Denversaurus schlessmani Indet. Croc from Patagonia More to follow
  12. Gault Clay Fossils

    Took some pictures of a small collection of fossils i have. They are all from Folkestone (Kent) Small Ammonites Belemnites Corprolites
  13. Every year for Easter week, I go to the Atlantic coast near Biarritz. Walking on the beach and looking for fossils is very nice. We can find echinoids (Stegaster, Schyzaster,...), ammonites (Pachydiscus), crabs (Harpactoxanthopsis) and also vertebrate (Ray)
  14. Zdravo to all! Today was quite nice hunting day in Popovac,Serbia. Found so many interesting fossils at my Quarry.This is only just the beginning of a successful season. Hope you will enjoy as always
  15. North Sulphur River fossil help please.

    Hello all! It's been a while since I last posted but it's been a while since I went on a good fossil hunt. These four fossils are the ones I found in the NSR over the weekend that I'm not sure of. I can tell that they are all bone and one is for sure a vert of some type. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you very much.
  16. Really enjoyed the fossil expo yesterday In Edison, NJ. Just wanted to share some of my purchases with all of you. 90% of my purchases came from an expert or directly from a paleontologist that found the fossils. The only downside is that those who deal the Moroccan stuff.. you have to be careful. I came across some phony specimens. Like mosasaur Teeth plastered onto a different species jaw, or spinosaurus claws that are mostly fabricated. In any case if you are interested in buying Moroccan fossils, I suggest talking to somebody who is an expert there, like a paleontologist, and show them a picture of the specimen or bring it directly to them to tell you if the specimen is okay or not. That’s exactly what I did, and I felt much more comfortable because I only bought material that was fool proof. At least I hope haha. Anyway they have so many options, especially for those who love minerals. Looking forward to going back. Here are some pics This first pic is of an Allosaurus bone.
  17. After visiting the MAPS Show yesterday in Iowa City, I decided to stop by a small show that was held in a Western Suburb of Chicago. It was the 50th Annual Des Plaines Valley Geological Society Show and it was the first time that I have attended. It is a very small show that is really geared towards rocks, minerals and jewelry, but there was one vendor that I saw there that had fossils. She had various items for sale, but the prices were quite high for many of the items ( i.e. 1" portion of a Spinosaurus tooth for $150.00), but being a local show, I do like to purchase 1 or 2 items to help the vendors, so I bought a couple fluorescent minerals for my 4 year old grandson and a small bird bone in Tar Matrix (Rancho La Brea, CA), though I think it may have come from Maricopa Brea, CA. Like other shows, they had a couple of displays , door prizes and silent auctions. If you live in the Chicagoland Area ans you have nothing to do tomorrow head out to Des Plaines and check it out- the information is on The Fossil Forums Calendar. Here are some pictures from the show:
  18. So Thursday afternoon i drove 3 1/2 to the Clarion Hotel in Iowa City, Iowa so I could be up bright and early for the start of the show. Like Tucson and other show locations, there is a Hotel Show that takes place inside the Clarion on Thursday thru Saturday nights. I have to admit that I had more fun at the Hotel Show versus the couple hours that I spent at the actual show today. I would guess that there were maybe 30 rooms that were open and that contained mostly fossils, but some minerals. Not all of the vendors at the hotel participate in the actual show. With that said, I was really disappointed in the amount of vendors that showed up today for the show, but I did hear that there was some show taking place on the East Coast, and many of the vendors went there. I will start with a few pictures from the Hotel Show. Here are Pics from the actual Show:
  19. Awesome day today,spur of the moment with getting off work early and grabbing the wife to go hunting and so glad we did,,,,,,some awesome finds today!!!!!!
  20. Hey guys! I was hunting today in Marl stone quarry of Popovac and i found interesting stuff with my friend! I hope u like the pics
  21. Over the weekend on Saturday, The boys in our family went out to Grand River Waterloo for fossil hunting. Although I do not have pictures of us hunting the fossils. Here are some fossils we found. Google Drive Link to my fossils I feel that the names can explain a lot about the rocks (Appreciate any help naming them). I kept the green and black ones since they looked cool (Shiny). For fossil hunting, we looked for the layered rock and crossed our fingers hoping for the best (Anywhere I can find out more strategies and techniques). That was how my dad found the fan fossil. The funny thing about the Sun fossil (gonna keep calling it the "Sun Fossil" until I find out the correct naming) was that I found it right next to the place I laid down my water bottle. Was it planted there or is that normal?? I was going to upload my fossils to the site but I could only put up one and it was too much work. Can someone explain to me how to add more than one picture in your post Thanks Nathan (man these emojis are nice) (I should be studying) (I did my homework though @Monica)
  22. Peace River fossils for ID

    Long time reader, first time poster. Just hit Peace River for the first time, and I found a bunch of awesome stuff. Would love it if anyone could weigh in on IDs. (Let me know if I'm not posting this correctly) All fossils were found near Wauchula, FL. My thoughts for each specimen: #1 Equus upper cheek tooth #2 Alligator / crocodile teeth #3 Vertebra of some sort. Very curious on this one. #4 Mammal tooth. Again, very curious. #5 Softshell turtle fragments #6 Hemipristis tooth. Largest tooth of the day (not very big, but it was my first time out there and I'm happy) #7 Dugong ribs #8 Burrfish tooth plate #9 Bone. Not sure if this will be IDable #10 ?? Piece of tooth or maybe something manmade #11 Mammoth enamel? #12 Mammoth enamel? #13 Mammoth enamel pieces? Thanks! -Brian
  23. Fossils Near Las Vegas?

    Are there any fossil sites near Las Vegas?
  24. Peace River first timers

    Hi all, A friend and I are down here from Jacksonville Florida. First time hunters to this area. We did Charlie’s Creek today without much luck. I’m wondering if anyone has any pointers of where to look. I realize this is last minute. But, any help would be greatly appreciated. We plan to go back out tomorrow and Saturday.
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