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  1. hi guys , i have some minerals that i no longer collect bit of a long shot but i was wondering if maybe someone would be interested, i can give closeups on request i am interested in most fossil fauna other than bivalves and brachiopods.
  2. Aloha, here is the best of my collection. Since I moved together with my girlfriend, only the small and nice samples are on display, one showcase out of three. Looking forward to the day when we will have some more space. So it is a crowded mix of fossils, minerals, recent beachfinds and mosty selfmade or altered skeleton models. Sadly, only a small percentage of my fossils is selffound, although nearly all of the beach stuff is. There is the "poultry showcase", dedicated to Birds and pterosaurs (Parrot skull is a replica of course, as is the Pterosaur plate regrettably) The big showcase is a composite image because I could not get all into one foto. The whales you may know from the Palaeorecreation thread. Best Regards, J
  3. 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.
  4. Here is a quick guide to the key fossil venues of the 2020 Tucson Fossil Show. A list of vendors are in the links I've attached. Tucson Hotel City Center Venue: official dates Feb 1 -15 Details and dealers/displays https://www.mineralshowslld.com/tucson One of the better venues for fossils in general, a few of good Shark and Dino dealers are present. Dealers start getting there early some will open as early as the 27th since most are in private rooms. Most by the 29th. The Main ballroom opens on the 30th where you find Displays and the Black Hills Institute. Pete Larsen is typically there and has had no problem answering questions. Parking is very limited so get there early, they do have remote parking, a short walk. It's within walking distance to the Day's Inn venue. Big venue for minerals and meteorites. This is the last year at this venue will post later whats going on for 2021 lots of changes expected Days Inn (formerly the Ramada) venue - official show dates Feb 1 to 15 An AAPS show guide will come out shortly giving more detail.. Will attach link. https://xpopress.com/show/profile/25/fossil-mineral-alley In my opinion the best venue for fossils especially Invertebrates, Dino and Shark. Lots of high end European dealers. Parking is reasonable Please note dealers get there early so expect some to be open on on Jan 28 and leave early so quite a few are not there the last week. European dealers stay to the end and party cannot beat the weather. 22nd Street Show venue: Official Dates Jan 30 to Feb 15 (no early access like the other venues) https://www.22ndstreetshow.com/ Used to be one of the better shows its turned into a parking nightmare and contains mostly trinket and junk dealers. Having said that there are several key fossils dealers present and unfortunately a MUST visit. Just be prepared to fight parking and do LOTS of walking and complaining. They keep making this show bigger at the expense of parking. $5 to park. Get there before it opens to ease the pain and do not plan to come back after you leave. A short drive south from the two venues just mentioned before. Already erecting the mile long venue tents Co-op venue Official dates January 31 to Feb 16 https://xpopress.com/show/profile/44/mineral-fossil-co-op A couple of dealers are there year around but others are there just for the show. Best to wait to do the other venues first then hit this one. Have an interesting variety of items, fossils, minerals, sandstone and has had a nice dinosaur showcase of museum grade skeletons.. See what this year brings. Kino Show Official :Jan 30 to Feb 30 https://xpopress.com/show/profile/41/kino-gem-mineral-show Huge show separate from downtown. Cool place to visit has everything..and fossils. Big Moroccan tent dealers are located here. Watch out for the fakes. Main Street Venue Feb 2 to 16 https://xpopress.com/show/profile/43/main-avenue-fossil-mineral-show Interesting venue.. mineral/fossil dealers in tents and nice Moroccan fossils in building and a small museum. Across the street is a cool group of Moroccan Tent dealers. Again watch out for fakes they abound, negotiate heavily with these dealers. Overall guide for all the shows. Most venues other than the pure Gem one have fossils... 50 shows and venues. It takes up the city plus https://xpopress.com/showcase/profile/1/tucson-gem-mineral-fossil-showcase
  5. L.S., Recently I was involved in a study on the growth of native copper porphyroblasts in a sample of mine prop wood from a Bronze Age copper mine on Cyprus. While the paper approaches the subject from a mineralogical/structural geological rather than a paleontological point of view, it might still be of interest to some of you. For a limited period of time, the paper can be downloaded freely via the following link: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1a0ShhdGqSQ49 The work describes how the formation of copper porphyroblasts in the mine prop wood has locally deformed the tracheid microstructure. This is significant, because the deformation suggests that the native copper formation involved so-called 'displacive growth'. Simply put, the copper crystals must have exerted mechanical force on their environment in order to make room for themselves to grow. This phenomenon is known as the 'force of crystallization' and can be observed under specific laboratory conditions (see e.g. Wolterbeek et al. 2018), but it is generally very difficult to unequivocally prove displacive growth and force of crystallization-driven processes played a role in natural samples. Kind regards, Tim
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    More show info HERE. Show will be held at: First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. Lakeland, FL 33801
  7. 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!”
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    Baltimore gem cutting club's annual show. They have displays of gem work, rock, mineral, and fossil collections various vendors selling rock, mineral, and fossils. They have a scavenger hunt for the kids to learn about various rocks, minerals, and fossils as well as an area for them to gem hunt. Gem cutters guild website
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    Baltimore gem cutting club's annual show. They have displays of gem work, rock, mineral, and fossil collections various vendors selling rock, mineral, and fossils. They have a scavenger hunt for the kids to learn about various rocks, minerals, and fossils as well as an area for them to gem hunt. Gem cutters guild website
  10. Well, it finally happened ... made the time to stop off this summer at the Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals in Oregon. Specifically in Hillsboro, Oregon. And wow, WOW .. what a collection !! One that rivals or equals a good number of natural history museums that I have visited. The most impressive was the extensive collection of petrified wood. Some of the slabs could have easily swallowed me. The minerals, as you will see were also quite impressive. Outside there was a seeded rock pile that the kids could dig around in and save their treasures for a minimal fee .. 1.00/lb. The first fist-sized mineral was free. Palm wood from Texas ... Some fantastic corals too ...
  11. Enamel lines in teeth

    So when I was taking a better look at my spinosaurus teeth I noticed that in the enamel part there are lines coming out from bottom to top, are these created by minerals or it was some kind of blood vessels or veins from when the animal was alive? Thanks.
  12. Gemworld 2019

    I wanted to let everyone know about our upcoming Mineral and fossil show held in Syracuse New York. If you have not already seen it posted on the forum's calendar of events, our show is Gemworld 2019. It is hosted by the Syracuse Gem & Mineral Society. It will be held at the New York State Fairgrounds Center of Progress Building Saturday July 13 from 10am- 6pm and Sunday July 14 from 10am- 4pm. If you will be in the area that weekend please come buy and check it out. I believe we do put on a great show. This year I will be helping out in the youth area making beaded bracelets for the kids. The lady who usually does this cant make it and needed someone to fill in. I will be there for most of both days. I will also have a display of my sharkteeth. There is plenty to see, and plenty to buy. Presentations will be given and there are other activities for kids. So fun for the whole family. Hope to see you there! Dave
  13. Geode or marine fossil or....?

    This is the part I found, I know that I know the outside of this geode or rock or whatever from some thing, but I can’t find it... marine fossils....? Didn’t know if corals could be geodes if it is a coral, by all my posts on here everybody knows I don’t know what I’m doing
  14. I found a beautiful burned and petrified tree under a hundred feet of basalt in oregon. Can someone please help me identify this and point me in the right direction? Christopher Finck. Thank you
  15. 2019 GEMWORLD

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    I would like to notify forum members of 2019 Gemworld which is the show put on by the Gem & Mineral Society of Syracuse. This is a Gem, mineral, fossil and jewelry show which will run Saturday July 13 from 10 am- 6pm and Sunday July 14 from 10 am- 4pm. The show will include over 60 retail and wholesale dealers, educational demonstrations and exhibits, Kis activities and much more.
  16. Here is another show that I visited today, I really had my hopes up high for this show and arrived 1 hour early to it's 9 am start time. This sale was billed as the largest sale that the Wheaton College Geology Department has ever held. I was 8th in line and by the time the show opened there were about 70 people in line. There were 4 rooms on the lower level that held the items for sale. Each person was given a ticket with a number and we were advised to grab a box or bag that was located on the lower level and place the items that the person selected into the box / bag and then write your number on it and pay at the end. I would say that 99% of the items for sale were rocks and minerals, the fossils were located on one table in one of the rooms. The information on this sale stated that the prices on the items were lower than rock stores, that may have been true for the rocks and minerals, but the majority of the fossils were very high. Regarding the fossils, there really was nothing to write home about. I did pick up one piece identified as "Columnar Stromatolite" for $10.00. One thing that I was surprised with, especially seeing that these were supposed to be items that were the property of the Geology Department, was that lack of identification on the fossil specimens that were offered. After I post some pictures of the fossils for sale, I will add some pictures of the fossils that the school had on display. Here is the piece of Stromatolite that I purchased. Here are some pictures of their displays.
  17. To day I stopped by the ESCONI Rock / Fossil and Gem Show that was held today and again tomorrow at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, Illinois. It is a nice little show and a great way to start the Spring season. In my opinion, the show was a little smaller than last year, but that did not stop the people from coming to seen what was for sale and to look at displays of nice fossils. The ESCONI Show is a free show, no entrance fee and no parking fee. When you enter, you are greeted from members of Esconi who will give you a ticket for a door prize. Throughout the day, they draw numbers and the lucky winners get to pick an item from the prizes that they have offered. As usual, I pass my ticket onto a lucky youngster who hopefully will win one of the goodies. This year I donated over 1000 Moroccan Echinoids and a large box full of Ordovician Hash Plates that I collected from St. Leon and Lawrenceburg Indiana. All of the fossils were given to a person who was handling the Kids Corner section. This is a great spot for kids to go and get fossils, I believe many are free or at a very cheap price. Throughout the day they also run silent auctions and you can get some nice stuff for for a couple dollars. They also have better items that they Auction off in a "Live Auction" format. This year, like last, they had some great Mazon Creek fossils and some really cool looking minerals. See below-
  18. Hi All, For those in Western Australia, just wanted to let you know that the Mineralogical Society of WA will be hosting their Swap and Sell meeting tomorrow 17th March, 2019. There will be a selection of Minerals, Fossils and Rocks for sale. Sorry if this is not the correct place to put up about such things, hope to see some of the WA members there tomorrow. Minsoc Mineral Market Flyer Mar17th 2019 -finalCB.PDF
  19. Rock shows.

    I'll be moving in a few months or so . I was informed there are some rock shows where i'll be moving too, so i might check those out. However my question is how can i know what i'm getting is real? Even if a vendor says they are real but i know it's not always the case. What can i look out for? Besides the obvious perfect placement of some fossils?
  20. On Sunday I took a trip to the Natural History Museum in London. I queued up before it opened at 10am and even before then there was a long queue. I have not visited this museum since I was a child and spent an entire day there (10am to 4.30pm - a long time). I was surprised as it is a lot bigger than I remembered and there was so much to see. This place has the most wonderful things and is an incredible place to learn. The museum showcases a Baryonyx, Sophie the Stegosaurus (the world's most complete Stegosaurus) and more! The moving Trex and Deinonychus are also really realistic in the way they move. If you like your dinosaur teeth, the Megalosaurus and Daspletosaurus teeth are out of this world! There is something for everyone in this museum and I would highly recommend that you visit here if you have not already! A lot of the dinosaur specimens are casts taken from other museums but they are still cool to look at. I had taken the photos on my SLR and due to the size of the photos I had to reduce the quality of them to be able to post on the forum which is unfortunate but it's the only way otherwise the photos would take a really long time to load. There are more non-dinosaur related photos that I will be posting at some point later on but may take me some time to pick out. Enjoy the photos from this section of the museum! Blue Zone Dinosaurs (has a mix of some photos of crocs too)
  21. Well another Fossilmania show has come and gone. I have been attending these shows since it's inception in the early 80's. What was once a fossil only show/sale/trade venue has turned into "just whatever they display" type of show. Lots of "just plain rocks", gemstones jewelry and yes fossils, most of which I have handled many times. There were a few recognizable friends there behind those, select few fossil only tables, but it is so different this year than from years gone by. No longer friends getting together having a great time camping fireside chats swapping lies and stories true or otherwise. It seem that every year fewer and fewer people who were part of a comradery that stood for years attend. Admittedly disappointing now, back when the show was held in the Oakdale Park grounds we always had a great time. Since moving the show to the Somervell County exposition hall, it peaked around 2010, it has fallen short every year since. No longer a source of neck hugging, friends and fun (with few exceptions) the show has changed. It is doubtful that I will attend anymore unless they go back to "fossils only" sale/show. If you have attended in the past and have experienced this slide; post your thoughts. Surely there are some who share this view and long for the days of friendship and sharing a love of fossils with each other. "It's a rock when found on the ground" "Pick it up and keep it, It's a specimen." Bone2stone (Jess
  22. I finally completed the reorder of my collection of fossils and minerals. It is a wooden hexagonal display cabinet of several wood/glass shelf; in the pictures attached I only show some of them. I 3D printed more than 20 custom drawer compartments for the smallest specimens. I decided to go for a modular design, so I can adapt every compartment to the specimen. As printing material, I used a "wood PLA" filament 3D printed with 1 mm nozzle on the Alfawise U20 3D printer. I finally added a strip LED inside the cabinet door and powered it via a USB power-bank - so it is fully wireless. In this picture you can see some of my recent purchases: Two Sinosauridae indet. teeth from Kem Kem One Acheroraptor tooth from Hell Creek formation, Powder River Co., Montana Some Mosasaurus teeth from Kem Kem One Pterosaurs tooth from Kem Kem A piece of Rhinocerontidae indet. jaw from South Dakota Some ammonites, shark teeth, a Flexicalymene ouzregui, a couple of echinoids (I found the white one in a brick!); the Velociraptor skull is 3D printed as well. This is the other side. The big sand echinoid was also found by me in a brick! On the right there's a nice fossil coral: I never seen something similar, please let me know if you know it's name. Three fossil fishes and a nice ammonites cluster with some quartz in the background. At the end, some minerals... Now I only have to finish the cataloging of all specimen. I already finished with fossils, now I have to start with minerals - it will be very looong! What do you think? Do you like it? Ciao!
  23. 2018 Annual Bristol Gem and Mineral Show

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    Saturday, October 20 • 9:30 am to 5:00 pm Sunday, October 21 • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday At the Beals Community Center, 240 Stafford St in Bristol, Connecticut. Admission for the show is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors. Kids under 12 are free with paid adult, and scouts with leaders (in uniform) are free too.
  24. Albuquerque Fall Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show

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    Abq. Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show, Albq., NM, Oct. 5 - 7, 2018. Open daily 9am-5pm in the Creative Arts Bldg. at Expo NM State Fairgrounds. Enter Gate 3 @ San Pedro & Copper. 300 San Pedro NE, 87108. FREE ADMISSION to the show. 60 dealers, gemstones, mineral specimens, rough, slabs, jewelry, beads, cabochons, fossils, tools, equipment.
  25. Please help id and inform me

    Hello i went to the river today in central alberta and found these fossils i believe one is petrified wood but it also has a translucent mineral in it?? I think?? And orange mineral around it which i assume is sap amber??? the size of these rocks are around a baseball please help identify all of them and offer info ill greatly appreciate it first two pictures are of opposite sides same as the other two.
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