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  1. Hello everyone, First of all I must say that I’m new to buying fossils and that I know nothing about Ammonites. Recently I saw this Ammonite laying around in a small home decor shop. I immediately loved it, so I decided to purchase it. However, I’ve got a suspicion that this one is fake (or at least heavily sculpted), for the following reasons: 1. It was quite cheap. The certified ones I’ve seen on the internet (same size, same price) are much less detailed than this one. 2. It has ‘flaking’ layers and some cracks (see close up pictures) 3. It just looks a little bit too perfect compared with the ones I’ve seen on the internet. I wouldn’t really mind if it were fake, because it just looks really cool. But I’m really curious what you people think. Is this real, fake or sculpted? Thank you!
  2. Hi! I’m currently in Lyme Regis, UK and will be here for a few more (I’ll hopefully be adding to this thread as it goes on!) My parents and I arrived into town yesterday, but before we even could do that, we missed the bus due to a slightly delayed train ride. So we decided to take a short stop in the cafe at the station and was met by this massive beauty. It was great to be greeted by Mary Anning before we even made it to Lyme Regis! Our bus finally came (after a great lunch!) and we were on our merry way! Once we got into town, it was lovely weather - sunny and windy - even though it’s been quite stormy here the past week or so apparently! Makes for good fossil hunting! Unfortunately it was high tide when we arrived so we couldn’t go hunting, but we walked along the Marine Parade along the people beach and ate the best scallops I’ve ever had. In the background, you can see the cliffs of the Jurassic Coast, where Mary Anning found the first Ichthyosaur. The whole town is peppered with fossil shops and paraphernalia, even the light posts are ammonites!
  3. Pleuroceras

    From the album Yorkshire Ammonites

    A small but complete Pleuroceras ammonite found at hawsker bottoms.
  4. From the album Yorkshire Ammonites

    A unique piece with bone all over the rock.
  5. Phylloceras

    From the album Yorkshire Ammonites

    A small but complete Phylloceras ammonite.
  6. Hildoceras

    From the album Yorkshire Ammonites

    A 6 inch hildoceras ammonite i found at saltwick bay.
  7. Ammonite

    Fossils found out of Shawnee creek in texoma
  8. Runswick & Kettleness finds

    Had a walk from Runswick Bay to Kettleness and here’s a few of our finds
  9. Does the green stuff look like glue to you? Any way to tell if it is just repaired or a composite? Edit: seller confirmed that he though it was glue also, though he did not know if it was repaired or a composite.
  10. I have this nautiloid/ammonite that I *think* comes from the "Bear Paw" locality of Montana (Cretaceous) - or at least that is the info I have for it. Can anyone tell me if this is correct, and what species/type of fossil ammonite this is? Thanks!
  11. North Texas cracked open unknown

    I’m not sure what I have here. I was thinking it was some type of worn ammonite... it’s been in my rock garden for years and I can’t remember for sure, but think I found it either up near Paris or west of Fort Worth. Regardless, I chipped away at it today to reveal the hidden side. But it was not what I was expecting. (And what are the two small encased stones?)
  12. I found this 'geodized snail' in a 25lb lot of kentucky geodes I got off of online years ago. I'm going to call it a geodized snail till one of you corrects me because thats how the seller referred to it in the post. Again, I haven't really prepped a fossil up to this point but I've gathered some information from this forum! From what I've gathered an airscribe would be a good way to start? Would it be safe to attempt to chisel off the larger chunk of matrix?
  13. Hi all, Last week I had theopportunity to visit the place once again (first described here). Unfortunately the trip went way worse than I expected. I knew the water was high, but was not prepared enough. I thought with high water I could still access small beaches and concentrate on small stuff - not necessarily big bones and verts, but maybe teeth, echinoids, crustacean fragments etc. I hoped having seen the pictures from the forum I woudn't miss interesting material. Having arrived to the coast I immediately saw the passage was blocked by fallen and washed ashore trees. I surely tried to move along but didn't make it far due to numerous trees, slippery clay and algal bloom.
  14. Last weekend was almost surreal; I've always been looking to go hunting for ammonites at some point, but the opportunity finally arose while I visited Hokkaido, Japan last week. Ammonites from Hokkaido have always been captivating; they definitely represent some of the best the Asian continent has to offer, and are also known to produce the biggest in the continent. In the far north of Hokkaido, iridescent ammonites could be found, while in the central region, heteromorphs are more common. In very rare occasions across the island, titanic ammonites are lifted out of the streams. On the 13th of July, my first day in the Hokkaido Prefecture, I met up with a local friend in Sapporo to go hunting. He's had quite a few years of experience, and is very knowledgeable about the ammonites of Hokkaido. After a few hours of driving, we went off the road and into the Hokkaido wilderness to search for ammonites. Not long after our arrival at the creek, we started finding clues of ammonite-bearing rock.
  15. Fossils near Houston

    Hi All, I will be visiting the Houston Museum of Natural Science in September. While in the area I am wondering about doing some local fossil hunting. Are there areas near Houston anyone would recommend? I am hoping there are some marine Cretaceous deposits nearby. Thanks. :-)
  16. Found in Central Texas creek bed

    Found this in a creek bed. I have very little knowledge of fossils so just reaching out to those with more knowledge. Just curious to know what I found. Thank you in advance. More pictures here https://imgur.com/gallery/fCevhLW
  17. Ammonite ID? Perisphinctes?

    Hi there guys, I got this ammonite as part of a set from Madagascar. I would like to know if this is a Perisphinctes. What caught my attention is that it seems to be more "larger" than the regular Perisphinctes I'm used to, at least. Let me know your thoughts.
  18. Can someone tell me if this fossil is real or not, thank you.
  19. Ammonite Fossil ID request

    Hello, I am a new user and I recently picked up this ammonite fossil at a local rock & fossil shop. I got it for $80, and it has not been worked on much, only one side has been mostly cleared of rock. I have tried to use various sources on the internet and galleries, but I am new to this and have not been able to identify this fossil myself. It is decently large, and about 8-9 inches across at its longest. There are lots of deep ridges in the shell, but each ridge as far as I can tell is uniform, with no protrusions. Unfortunately, I do not know the origin of this fossil, or the type of rock it is in, though it seems to be very soft and break easily. I can provide more information and/or photos as requested. Thanks!
  20. Ammonite Suture/Piece from Big Brook

    Hello everyone, My girlfriend and I ventured over to Big Brook in New Jersey again this morning. After hours of digging I came up with this odd piece. I am under the belief that it may be a piece of an ammonite, but I am not 100 percent sure, as I know they are kind of hard to come by at Big Brook. If anyone could identify it, or just tell me its a weird rock it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! -Snag
  21. Hi guys, Could anyone Tell me if this Fossil Is real? I bought in México, it Is supposed to be from the State of Coahuila, it Is over 600 mm. The specimen was kept in an old man garaje not for sale, i saw it and i bought it from him.... He had another one from different genus that definetly was real from the same location but it was in a very bad condition, so i only buy this one. Thanks for any help!!
  22. A while back I was working on obtaining one of these heteromorph ammonites from a Texan member, but she is no longer a member of the Forum. I had taken a Google search pic for her as a reference to what I was after and have now realized these are from a Forum member. However, I can't find the original search pic to research which member posted this. I would like to get one of these guys in at least the same size and condition with multiple whirls ( more the better!) like these. Does anyone know who posted these?
  23. Ord Perm Triassic Ammonite or ?

    In a recent trip to the Candelaria Mining district of west central Nevada some rocks that suggest fossil forms where found. Is this a fossil? How big where coiled Nautiloids in the Ordivician? Is this more likely Permo-Triassic? I have more pics but the file size limit. Maybe another post later. The rock formations in the area per Mineral, Deposita 29, 318-329 (1994) MINERALIUM DEPOSITA O Springer-Verlag 1994 The Candelaria silver deposit, Nevada - preliminary sulphur, oxygen and hydrogen isotope geochemistry the basement consists of Ordovician cherts of the Palmetto complex; this is overlain unconformably by Permo-Triassic marine clastic sediments (Diablo and Candelaria Formations); these are structurally overlain by a serpentinitehosted tectonic melange (Pickhandle/Golconda allochthon); all these units are cut by three Mesozoic felsic dike systems. The local rock descriptions are obviously simplified. Palmetto Basin Assemblage - Shale, chert, quartzite, greenstone, and limestone Nolan Belt - Shale, chert, phyllite, quartzite, and limestone Diablo Siliciclastic Overlap Assemblage - Sandstone, siltstone, limestone, conglomerate, and carbonaceous limestone Siliciclastic Overlap Assemblage - Shale, sandstone, and limestone Candearia FM Golconda Terrane - Basinal, volcanogenic, terrigenous clastic, and minor carbonate rocks Siliciclastic Overlap Assemblage - Conglomerate, sandstone, siltstone, and limestone Siliciclastic Overlap Assemblage - Shale, sandstone, and limestone Shale with interbedded sandstone and minor limestone characterize the Lower Triassic Candelaria Formation (Ferguson, Muller, and Cathcart, 1954).
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