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Found 23 results

  1. ID Help

    Spent a long day on the Peace River last week and came up with many bone fragments, teeth, etc. There are several items I can't identify and hope the knowledgeable folks here can help. First up, fragment of alligator bone?
  2. Topsail Beach - what is this?

    does look like anything you have found?
  3. Big Brook Deer / Antelope

    My daughter found this at Big Brook NJ today. Measures 3.5" in length. Looks like has socket for 2 other joints. Is this a modern white tail deer? The blackness has me thinking it may have some age to it.
  4. Found in a river

    I found this in the sulphur river in North East Texas. It is covered in a thin, light grey layer layer of rock and the center is a glassy looking grey/tan material with vain like patterns and a scaley texture. It has a smooth bottom that looks like it might have been attached to a smooth surface. It was in the wall of the river about ten feet below ground level. It broke when I hit it with a metal tool while I was digging. Any help with identifying this would be great. I've had it for years and have not seen anything that looks quite like it.
  5. Nature's tie dye?

    So I found this pretty rock and felt the need to bring it home. Can anyone tell me why it formed like that?
  6. A few tips for getting better ID's. First, make the object you are trying to get an ID for be the central object of the photo. Not your hand. Put the object on a neutral colored background and photograph it as close up as possible. Then crop your pictures. Using your hand for scale is no good, we don't know how big your hand is. Make sure the photo is well lit and focused. Second, use a scale rule (preferably metric; millimeters and centimeters) we have members from all over the world. The U.S. is about the only country that does not use the metric system Coins for scale are not good. A member in Belgium probably has no idea how big a U.S. quarter is, and we here have no idea how big a Chinese Yuan is. If you dont have a rule, tell us in the post how big it is. Length, width, height, thickness etc. Third, give as detailed info as possible as to where it was found. State, County, Country, Province, Parish. Was it in a river, a beach find, a quarry? If you know the geologic info, tell us. If not do not guess, if we have the right info on where it was found, that can be obtained. Lastly, don't expect miracles on your items. We are mostly amateurs on here. We can and do make mistakes. If the item is really worn, don't expect an exact Id. But I promise we will do the very best we can, or try to direct you to someone who could possibly ID your item.
  7. Cool fossil. What is it?

    I think this fossil is so cool, but I have no idea what it is and would appreciate your help identifying it. To me it looks like the spine of a creature. Like the few other fossils I have found it was included in a bag of "river rocks" sold at a home center for landscaping purposes. All thoughts are welcome! Ready... Set... Go!!!
  8. York River State Park

    These are the best items we found today. Anyone know what the dark, curved piece in the middle might be?
  9. Fossil Egg?

    Can any one tell me what this fossilized egg is.
  10. KY RIVER FIND

  11. I found this on a construction site in southeastern Summit County, Ohio. Is it a rock or a fossil?
  12. My boyfriend works in northern Ontario (Canada) at a limestone rock quarry and found this while chipping a piece of rock. I am not sure if this is even a legitimite fossil and if so what kind it is and would love some feedback!
  13. We found this working outside of Horseshoe Bay Texas. Can anybody identify it? thanks
  14. Fossil Found in Ecuador

    I recently returned from living in Ecuador, South America, with a fossil that I found while at one of the beaches there (Canoa) and I am looking for some one who might be able to identify what it belongs to/ or came from/ and how old it is. It looks like a toe or maybe the tip of a tail...? I have attached detailed photographs. Thanks so much for the help!
  15. My first fossil jaw

    Hi there, I'm new to the fossil forum and I am hoping to learn a lot from all of you! I live in Akaroa, New Zealand. This fossil supposedly comes from the Sahara. Any guesses as to what it was? I was hoping for Pakasuchus kapilimai, but that is not likely
  16. Purse State Park Find 2

    One other thing... Flipped
  17. Purse State Park Find

    I found this at Purse State Park on August 24. It looks like a part of a bivalve, but I have no idea of what it is. One side: Flipped over: Help, please? Thanks, JohnPM
  18. 2013 08 16 20 33 08.367

    From the album Interesting stuff

    I came across this while examining rock with a zoom scope. I snap this pic from my video camera on the Computer. Very unusual to say the least. If there of you that have an idea I'm all ears.
  19. Dinosaur Egg

    Hello My husband brought this fossil back from South Africa. I'm not sure what kind of egg it is, or what would it's value be. It is approx 12 cm long and 7.5 cm wide. Your comments/thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
  20. INTERCENTRUM

    From the album BONES

    Here is a seldom seen bone from a fairly common fossil animal. The bone appeared on The Fossil Forum as a "quiz" to identify its source and function. Here are some of the clues that finally led to an identification: It's a bone . . . IOW, from a vertebrate. It's about five million years old, but similar to bones much older and much younger. It's part of the Palmetto Fauna which is not a marine assemblage. It not from an unfamiliar animal . . . everyone would recognize it. It's not a toe bone (phalanx). It's not a patella. It's not a caudal vertebra. It's not any part of a sternum (including manubrium). The bone is bilaterally symmetrical. It's not a part of a neurocranium. It's not a glyptodont bone. If you would like to know more about this bone, navigate over to the thread: http://www.thefossil...ene-of-florida/ Even better, if you have an example of one of these bones, post your image there. (This image is best viewed by clicking on the "options" button on the upper right of this page => "view all sizes" => "large".)

    © Harry Pristis 2012

  21. This was found at around 4000 feet elevation, a mile north of the Colorado river. What is it?
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