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  1. Stone or Fossil

    I've seen pictures of certain fossilized eggs that look similar to this. I was thinking it is some form of sea floor dwelling organism.. i'm still learning so identification is important. Anybody know?
  2. Anyone ever have trouble with buying fossils and customs sitting on your package indefinitely? I bought some jacketed mosasaur bones from the UK, and they've been sitting in a ups warehouse since June, supposedly being held up by customs. I had actually forgotten it because work and a family vacation had occupied all my time for the last 2 months, then saw snollys prep the other day and realized I had never received it. Needless to say I'm a little annoyed and confused with where to go with this. The seller is trying to help, but ups is being useless and vague about the whole thing. I just wonder if customs would really hold it that long or if ups just lost my package and didn't want to pay me. My wife used to work for them so the latter would not surprise me at all.
  3. Mappleton Fossils

    I am heading to Mappleton near hornsea for a day of collecting for my birthday. Does anyone have any tips to make the most of the day. I'm thinking about placing some nodule like rocks in my bag to split at home to save some time. It's an exciting location to me because the finds are from glaciers so who knows what I could find.
  4. ID please !!

    What kind of ammonite is it ? I found this in south of morocco in a place called imssouane see the photo in this green area late cretaceous
  5. Found 3 more fossils at Calvert Cliffs I would like help identifying. Item 2 Item 3
  6. Chillagoe, Australia fossils

    Hello everyone! Since I can't actually go out fossil hunting these days, I thought I might post pictures of some fossils that I've had for a while to see if anyone out there in TFF can help me with identification. First up are two fossils I collected when I traveled to Queensland, Australia for a field course back in May 2000. I recall that we spent an afternoon looking for fossils in a creek/river in the Chillagoe area, and I found a total of three specimens: 1. an echinoid (maybe a sand dollar?) that I gifted to my professor because he was interested in it (I now wish that I had kept it, but oh well!), 2. an orthoconic nautiloid (photos found below in this post), and 3. something wierd (photos included in the post that follows). I'd appreciate any assistance that you can give - thanks! Monica PS - I have no idea as to the age of the rocks out there, but maybe someone out there knows Orthoconic nautiloid:
  7. NJ Cretaceous streams today

    Well been some time since ive reported on one of our trips....blew off work early and grabbed the wifey and went hunting on a beautiful nj day and had a lot fun and thought id share with some pictures from today...... here are a few of todays finds.... some pics of today and on the way home as the sun goes down...:)
  8. Hello, I've been recently fascinated by large isotelus trilobites. Does anyone on here own one and would like to show and talk about it, I would if I owned one but I don't see that happening anytime soon haha. This is the largest I've seen for sale so far that would've been 8 inches, would be nice to be able to find one but I don't have that luxury.
  9. Just rocks?

    My boyfriend just got back from hiking and came back with a backpack filled with rocks!? He thinks they are fossils. Can anyone help identify? Thank you!!!
  10. I have a secret place in Texas in which I've found many excellent fossils of sea creatures, such as clams or mollusks and other shellfish. I may also have found bones of some kind, and saw impressions that may have been dinosaur tracks. I am no paleontologist and would not know what made the impressions, but I know that dinosaur tracks were found in other nearby areas. In particular, I found large, intact, fossilized shells there that match some of the photos of "bivalves" I've seen online. I found many smaller cone shaped shell fossils, and oddly shaped rocks that may have been bones. Plus other things, such as rocks that seemed to contain tiny plant or animal fossils. The fossils were plentiful and easy to find, with little or no digging needed, so I may be the only one who knew of this place, which is in a washed out gulley in a remote part of a public city or county park (NOT a state park). My question -- can people legally gather fossils from such a place? Would paleontologists be interested in knowing about such a place? I no longer live near there and worry that one of Texas' new toll roads may have destroyed the site by now. Should I have said something, to prevent that? Unless somebody else has discovered the place, there are probably still some fossils around the site, even if a toll road was put in, but they may no longer lay atop the ground like they once did. I accidentally forgot to pack my fossil collection when moved, so I have no samples or photos to show anybody.
  11. Today was a really good hunt! I was as always,hunting at my hunting grounds in Popovac with my girlfriend , so it was her first time to hunt fossils with me! We found insect at the beginning,then bulrush and at the end of our hunt we have found fishes and fish bones1. It was really amazing! Enjoy guys !
  12. Happy hunt day

    And again it has been succesful day for me.Tho i didn't found fish material, i found beautiful leafs,small fossilized snails and seashells.Popovac marlstone mine is definitely the place !! Enjoy
  13. What is this?

    I found this in a marlstone mine when i was hunting fossils.Could this be a wood fossil stuff or something else? Let me know!
  14. How to create a digital copy of dinosaur fossils BBC News, September 5, 2017 http://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-41012554/how-to-create-a-digital-copy-of-dinosaur-fossils Yours, Paul H.
  15. I was wondering if you good folks here can shed some light on how do you tell the difference between fully grown sub adult and juvenile. Now I know obvious there is a size difference but how would you tell for sure with the example of teeth say for example you had two of different sizes as there where different size teeth in the mouth of spinosaurus and crocodiles and other theropods. Thank you for all your help Matt
  16. Hi guys! I would like to ask if anybody wants to trade fossils with me if he is from Europe. For other questions about fossil trades send me pm! Thanks Darko
  17. New here to the forum and to fossil hunting. Found a few teeth over the past few weeks was hoping to get some help with identification and where to find more in the low country. Living in mount pleasant with access to a 23 foot bay boat as well as a few paddle boards. Would love to meet some great people with the same interests as myself and my wife. We would love to host some new friends on our boat for some hunting. If you are in the area and wouldn't mind the company of some newbs that are eager to learn and hunt send me a PM. We are looking forward to becoming knowledgeable on the area and meeting others that share our interests. I have attached a picture of a few of the things we found any help on ID would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  18. do you guys know any fossil sites in Michigan, I live in the lansing area and places like rockport state park are a bit far. Do you guys know any places closer that I could go to look for a high quantity of fossils and I wouldn't have to drive very far?
  19. What's this reddish-purplish coloration?

    In one very particular site of mine on the peace river, I noticed that some of the fossils have this coloration. Here is a pretty good example on a mammoth tooth I've found. It seems that the fossils vary, but every now and again I get this mineral on the fossils. What is this? What causes it? I'm sure it's probably pretty common and I really should know this, as I'm studying geology at the University of Florida. But, hey, you guys have a collective fossil and mineral knowledge of an ancient god. Put this mystery to bed for me please.
  20. Any clue what this is?

    I've found this one as all of my fossils in marlstone quarry in Popovac.It looks strange , i've never found something like this before. Help would be nice!
  21. Hallo Friends, Colleages, Collectors Grauwacke and the Rhenish Slate Mountains Bundenbach and Gemünden are famous for the roof slate mining and the fantastic fossils that are handed over. Bundenbach is Unesco World Heritage. But the "Rheinische Schiefergebirge" has even more to offer .... Quartz clefts with great mountain crystals, ore mining and "Grauwacke" - a Palaeozoic sandstone with a high proportion of clay minerals and FOSSILS ..... see the pictures ..... these Pieces are from the quarry between Dieblich and Niederfell on the Mosel, a few kilometers further is Alken, famous for Devonian plant fossils ...... there I still have to go ....!
  22. My girlfriend is wine tasting her way through Italy for a few weeks. Tough gig huh? Anyways, today she’s in Tuscany and the winery she was at had a display and story of how the soil was very fossiliferous. No listing of geological age and the server there didn’t know much more either. She wasn’t sure which area of Tuscany she was in and the geologic maps I looked up seemed to run anywhere from upper cretaceous on. She managed to talk them out of one of their display pieces for me, with a fairly good sized wine order no doubt! She only sent this one photo, and they packed it with her wine to ship, so I don’t have a lot to go by until I have it in hand. It’s an interesting rock and kind of has the look of some Schist like formations I’ve seen her in the states. I can kind of imagine possible shell imprints in a few places but not sure. Or could the whole piece be fossil? Not sure. Any guesses or illumination would be appreciated. Thanks!