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  1. Coprolite or meteorite?

    Hi, I found this in a creek in Austin. It's very dense and has lots of smooth bumps. I was wondering if it was maybe Coprolite or maybe a meteorite. I tested to see if it was magnetic but I couldn't really feel anything. It's about the size of a golf ball. Can someone help me id this? Thank you!
  2. What is this I’m very curious

    Hey I was curious as to what this object I found while making a fence on my piece of land that I just bought in Southern California is. I’m not a fossil guy in fact I just created this account because I found this forum on google while researching about getting a fossil I’d.
  3. Hello, can anyone help me to understand if this tooth is original, a copy or restored?
  4. Croatia Tooth?

    Hi everyone, just joined to try to ID this little find I've had for about 25 years now. I have no knowledge about fossils of any kind, a friend suggested this may be one and showed me this page so I thought why not ask experts. This was found along river Kupa in Sisak, Croatia, during one very hot dry summer that caused significant water levels drop. It measures 4 cm wide, 5.5cm long and 1.6cm thick
  5. Hi there! I’m very new to the forum. I’ve recently been collecting various specimens - crinoids, fish, brittle starfish, trilobites, etc. I’ve come across the attached Cordulagomphus. The seller has said he/she purchased the fossil from a shop in Tucson, Arizona in the past and that it was found in Brazil, but I’m almost scared it’s a bit too good to be true, and I don’t want to get burned after paying the price. Can anyone take a look and tell me what they think? I really appreciate it!
  6. coprolite?

    I Found that stone several years ago . I failed to identify it . recently I thought it could be coprolite . I hope you can help me identifying it . Many thanks .
  7. Claw ID help

    Hi all I hope you can identify this stone I found today. petrified wood is predominant in my location I can easily distinguish it , but this stone looks different . many thanks in advance
  8. Paleontological tests?

    Hi, For the course I'm doing in biology, I have to perform an experiment or study in which something can be measured, and then complete a write up of it. I want to do something palaeontological for this, but my teachers said no study could be done without having to damage fossils. (I am allowed to consult experts for this coursework) Does anyone have any ideas for a method that wouldn't involve damaging the fossils? I am planning to those supplied by my place of education, and some from my own collection. Thanks!
  9. Dinosaur bone ID help

    I found these stones today among stones of the digging residue of the suez canal . I hope to identify . many thanks in advance .
  10. petrified wood ID help

    I found these stones among stones of the digging residue of the suez canal . hope to know your opinion and encouragement as this is a very new start .
  11. Gotta start somewhere

    Hi. Total newbie here. But interested in what I see as I have been lurking this site for 5 years or so. I have acquired some basic prep tools and want to practice a bit of matrix removal to develop a feel for the rock and tools before I start anything important (to me at least). I picked up a few rocks yesterday from the Nanaimo Formations, upper Cretaceous, Campanian the map says. It would be handy to know what I am looking at so I could Google some images and know what to look for as I uncover things. If anyone would care to identify a few things, I would be grateful.
  12. Dino Egg? Or No?

    I found this in my back yard. Some tell me it's a concretion. I think it is an egg. I've tried several ways to break it down and it's doesn't change form. Except for where it looks torn. I need a professional eye.. any body?VID_20200216_000522088.mp4 VID_20200216_000633287.mp4
  13. Heirloom Fossils Identification Help

    These have been passed down from parent to child for generations. Anyway we can no longer remember what these were originally identified as. Possible plants? I see rings and some spots where it looks like a branch would’ve grown.
  14. Ciao, puoi classificarmi questi denti di squalo, sono fossili delle cave di fosfato di Oued-Zem in Marocco, grazie. (Hi, can you classify for me these shark teeth, they are fossils from the phosphate quarries of Oued-Zem in Morocco, thanks.)
  15. Petrified Termite or ant colony

    This was near wear (as best I can tell) a tree was struck by lightning or burnt out at least 40 years ago. It is rock but I’ve soaked it but am scared to use vinegar? Should I chance it? Any idea what it is? It’s 5 inches in Links 4 inches high 3 inches deep this is a close-up picture
  16. Ancient alien bite mark!

    The bite mark(lol I know it’s not a bitemark) is an inch long and ONLY that part has crystalline chips in it. Any help would be appreciated.
  17. What are these?

    Found at Abbey Wood
  18. What are the distinguishing characteristics of Abichites sp. (genus of ammonites)? I need to know for a project I’m doing please, thank you.
  19. He’s had these fossils for a while, he’s convinced he collected them himself, and he’s never collected outside the UK so they must have been from here.
  20. Rice Krispie fossil

    This is a brown stone and about the size of a dime. When the dark brown is scratched it leaves a copper red under it. When the “Rice Krispie” dots pop out it leaves a smooth void and there are smaller crystalline pieces embedded in it. It has been soaked in water and maintains shape so I don’t think it’s mud. The Krispie ranged in color like well, teeth? Any help would be appreciated.
  21. Anyone interested in a fossil hunt end of January?
  22. Fossil shark tooth

    good day everyone, this summer I went to Uzbekistan for holidays, knowing that I could have found some fossil, in fact once upon a time uzbekistan like many other countries was covered by the tethys sea! the great Aral lake (now almost dried up because of men) is what remains of the tethys. During my trip I found many formation rich of fossil, unfortunately the carbonate matrix was too hard to work without my beloved Estwing and I had to leave all those beautiful coral and shells . However during a visit at the bottom of Aral sea, inside the shale and sands exposed by the drying up of the sea,I found this beautiful shark tooth. Sharks are not my specialization so I'm a little bit lost. With a quick research I discovered that those Sediments are probably Eocene/oligocene in age. May it be a Striatolamia?
  23. Hello everyone, and happy holidays! I recieved this fossil fish (single fish split down the middle, so it's a mirror of itself). I'm looking to make a display case for it and I was looking for some help. I have a piece of plexiglass I want to use for the cover, and originally I was going to just build a wood case that holds the hinged box the fish is currently in, with a slot on top where the plexiglass could be slid in place. But now I'm not too sure, as I've seen some medal standoffs that can be used to hold up a piece of plexiglass over it, but then the sides would be open. I was hoping someone might have any suggestions. I'd like to keep the original box, but it's a real pain to open and close while keeping the halves in place. I definitely want to cover it because it's super fragile and I want to keep dust off of it. Thank you for your time, and any suggestions are more than welcome! Happy holidays! Ps. The box open measures 21 inches long by 14 5/8 inches wide and 1 inch tall. Regardless, it needs a solid wood base/platform to sit on so it can be picked up. Thanks again!
  24. ID help please

    I found these two fossils on a beach near the Mackinac bridge in Lake Michigan, USA. Can anyone tell me what they are? The first specimen with the flat dark inclusion is about 5 cm. The second specimen with the many small lines and holes is about 4 cm. Thanks for your help.
  25. WHat type of Fosslis are these?

    Hi Attached is a Fossil and here are some images ...