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  1. Made it out to the North Sulphur River yesterday and found a couple of interesting pieces of bone. One was a small jawbone that may be mosasaur but may be small enough to be from some type of fish, not sure. The other piece was one of the largest that I have found but is an odd shape and I am not sure if it may be from a mosasaur, most of the material from this area falls into that group? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
  2. Bawdsey Trip - Tooth ID??

    Headed down to Bawdsey in Suffolk for a few hours. The beach has built up loads covering up the best big teeth grounds, still managed to find a few. Got the Striatolamia macrotas from the bottom of the shingle ridge and also a fish vertebra? (Can anyone confirm). The rest of the teeth were all from the red crag layer. Also found a possible cow shark tooth which i have never found! (Please say it is!!!) And some other fossil, i have found a lot of these previously but never as large. Apologies i cant take any better photos due to using my phone! If anyone can help with identifying these that would be marvellous! Thanks for reading guys and girls!
  3. Teeth

    Hi everyone, Here I've two teeth, which seems -as you can see by the color- to be fossils or sub-fossils. I found them in a beach of a volcanic lake (Central Europe), where there aren't sedimentary formations, so I suppose they are not older than the lake itself (the collapse of the caldera and the formation of the lake are dated between 400,000 and 150,000 years ago). Do you think they could be recent fossil or subfossil? Which kind of animal? They are 3 and 2 cm long.
  4. Emmitsburg MD Find

    Backyard was a prehistoric lake. Dino fossils found close by. Found these recently. They clearly seem to be teeth with a root stem and ridges. Possibly some herbivore, or else, I could just be wrong. Any help would be humbly appreciated Please zoom in. Could not get good pics with file size limit.
  5. I don't have any tyrannosaur teeth in my collection, so I am looking for advice when purchasing teeth from these famous theropods. Does this tooth look look like daspletosaurus, it 9cm long. The seller has not put any locality on as far as I can see.
  6. Bony Jaw?

    This bony jaw-like fossil was found on Panama City beach in Florida. Any idea what it is?
  7. I was told by a friend that most spinosaurus teeth are sigilmassasaurus. Is this true? If so, does this make spinosaurus rare and sigilmassasaurus the common one? Sorry about my limited knowledge on these things.
  8. Hey all, I really want to see peoples Stethacanthus teeth or better maybe a skeleton of some kind. If anyone has these can they show them below? Thanks.
  9. I personally own a 1,57" (4cm) Squalicorax tooth from Morocco and was wondering how large they could get. What is the biggest Squalicorax tooth you guys have ever seen or own?
  10. So in my few months of collecting, I’ve really found my favorite tooth to collect is the Ptychodus. Not sure if it’s the fact that it’s a shark tooth but not your normal sharp at a razor style, or just because they are all so different. I am really wanting to start just a collection of Ptychodus teeth. In the mean time, I want to live vicariously through everyone else. I really wanted to start this topic just to see who has the biggest one out there in fossil land! So if you all don’t mind, please post!!!
  11. Largest basilosaurus tooth

    Does anyone know how large basilosaurus canines can get? I don't know if they're all technically canine teeth, but I'm referring to the 4 to 5 single-point front teeth. Crown & root together.
  12. Hi all! I am new to the forum and relatively new to fossil collecting. I would like to try my hand at preparation, but am not sure where to start. It seems like purchasing mosasaur teeth still embedded in matrix and slowly working to get them out might be a good way to practice with cheap and easily obtainable fossils, but I do not know how to go about this. In my head I imagine purchasing a few 20-30 dollar teeth with matrix, chisels, and scribers to be a great and (relatively) cheap way to begin practicing various techniques that I intend use for the rest of my life, is there anything else I need to be aware of, or perhaps other recommended forms of practicing preparation and removal of fossils from rock for beginners with a plethora of patience/time? Hopefully this makes sense!
  13. Plesiosaur/Ichthyosaur teeth

    Hey! Thought I would share a photo of my British Ichthyosaur and Plesiosaur teeth (and 2 Plesiosaur ribs and a shark tooth!) Most of these fossils come from South Wales except for the large tooth. It is suspected to be from Eurycleidus and was found in Aust, England. Plesiosaur teeth from the UK are apparently very rare.
  14. Mystery Fossil From Rock Show

    Quite some years back my late uncle purchased the attached fossil at a gem show here locally. Too be completely honest it looks kind of fake to me... but im might just have a untrained eye. My Aunt has taken the picture. I Couldn't possibly imagine it being from around here so I'm really not sure what age it could be or what location it is from. I'll try to acquire some more photos with a scale shortly. I know its a shot in the dark but any feedback would be greatly appreciated. -Nick
  15. I found this in Florida but I am not 100% sure what kind of tooth it is any help would be amazing.
  16. Hello everybody Here are some fish all directly from Solnhofen. I bought these many years ago at the local fossil store in Solnhofen. No idea about species, I just can assure these fish are all from there Looking for any Dino teeth material (except Spino and Abelisauridae from Morocco) or rooted Mosasaur teeth (maybe even with a small jaw fragment?). I can trade more fish for one tooth If you want these fish, but feel your tooth is worth more, maybe we can still make a deal. Let us talk about it Be aware that I live in Germany, however shipping to the US or other parts of the world is no problem. Will check this once I know the destination, because of the weight. I can provide more close up pictures, no problem My pocket rule only has CM, sorry! Fish 1 Fish 2 Fish 3 Fish 4 Fish 5
  17. Please Help Me Identify This Tooth

    Hey guys, Just purchased this lovely looking tooth however the seller doesn't know what it's from? Any suggestions would be great. A few people have said that it could possibly be raptor? It has some beautiful serrations. Looking for to your suggestions. Thanks
  18. Are all these Tiger Shark teeth?

    Sorting my sharks' teeth. Not 100 percent sure about some of these. There are just enough differences to throw me. I used a flash because it seemed the best way to highlight the details. First picture front, second picture back. Thank you!
  19. I'm out of time!!!!

    Hey all! Well, if you've read some of my previous posts you'll see that throughout 2018 I've been working in Maryland and Virginia. While here I've been visiting some of the local haunts along the Atlantic to find.... really anything, and I have! HOWEVER, I have yet to find a single shark tooth!!! The rub now is timing. I am about to accept a new position with a company and my time on the Bay is coming to an end. I'm here this week and plan on visiting Matoaka Beach for the first time tomorrow. I am going to leave my hotel in Columbia, MD at 8am. Any suggestions, tricks, hints.... scooby snacks????? I've been talking about finding my son a Meg tooth for a year now and I'm coming up with squat! hahaha
  20. English Mammoth

    Headed up to Walcott in Norfolk Saturday just gone, got there nice and early to beat the crowds, luckily the cold weather had put a lot of people off! Anyway, walked off towards Happisburgh and headed down below the sea defences, was soon finding small pieces of bone but nothing of any major interest, when suddenly i spotted it, up against the sea wall, standing out like a sore thumb, a tooth fragment! I quickly grabbed my prize and gazed in awe at it. I have travelled many miles searching for one of these and now i held one in my hands. I stowed my price in my bag and continued on my way, skipping along the beach until i reached the next groyne, walking up to the corner where you are able to pull yourself up the wall i froze. In front of me, laying on the sand, another one, bigger, better and mine. I couldn't believe it, two in one day! Pure ecstasy filled my veins. The markings on this one were incredible. I continued down to Happisburgh with my bag now considerably heavier (for once). Upon reaching it i could see a lot of other people searching the beach there so i decided to walk back the way i came but search on the tide line now as it was nearly dead low. i walked and waded down the beach until i got to around the halfway mark, i was on the phone at the time to a friend telling him about my day (gloating) and i wasn't really paying much attention so much so i nearly stood on it, looking down, with waves washing over it was another, this one was half buried in the sand so i dug it out like a madman and soon held my prize, this one had been rolled by the waves more so and had been worn down a bit. I carefully packed this one away and walked back to my car. I met a few other hunters on the way with kids who were most impressed by my finds. Now i have no idea of species on these, other than the fragment and second one being Mammoth and someone suggested the last one could be a straight tusked elephant, if anyone could expand my knowledge that would be great! This is my super serious fossil hunting face. It may surprise you but i am filled with joy inside. Thanks for taking the time to read this!
  21. Hey guys, This tooth was recently purchased by a family member and they gave it to me as a Christmas present. They don't know much about fossils and thought it was the real deal. However soon after getting my hands on it I could tell it was a fake or at least partially a fake. The root was too big and it smelled kind of strange. I didn't have the heart to tell my family member that it was fake. It had only been in the draw around 10 days and it literally started falling apart. At this point we tried to contact the seller as they had listed it as a real genuine tooth (they mentioned small restorations but not that the entire root was fake). I didn't get a reply and this angered me as it wasn't cheap. It cost over £400. The guy is still selling fakes and people are buying them. I don't want anyone to feel as disappointed as I did. He even has a fake tooth on there right now. It's frustrating because it ruins it for everyone else who is interested in collecting real fossils. As mentioned the whole root was fake and was like a pink putty. After poking around more the whole thing crumbled in my hand. Even the tooth itself had strange white stuff embedded in it and started to chip off. I'm sure many of you are great at spoting fakes but perhaps this could help a new member or someone who's not sure about these kind of things. Thanks for reading!
  22. I dont have a lot of room in my fossil/computer room,, so when I start to sell off some things,,,,,,,,,, they get in the way. Does anyone else have this problem? Its not a bad problem so maybe I should just quit complaining. or get a bigger room? RB
  23. Hi there, I'm wondering if anyone can help me identify what this belongs too? Location is morocco which we all know can be risky, however it doesn't look like a typical fake to me. Not my expertise but would like to know an ID for it? Please see bottom image! Typical Fake Is it real? What does it belong too? Thanks in advance
  24. Lance formation matrix fun

    I had picked up a box full of Lance formation matrix bits a little while ago. This evening while in the garage I couldn't fight the urge to poke around a bit at a couple of pieces. I probably should only focus at one at a time....but temptation. I didn't really mess will the champsosaurus vertibrea in the matrix. I broke out the dental picks and started to play with these chunks. I didn't stay out there long because it doesn't have heat but there are some interesting things that are exposed. Hopefully I can get a spot in the basement set up so I can get deeper into this. I don't know I this fits better in the fossil hunting section or the fossil preparation section.
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