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  1. Jurassic Ammonites

    Evening everyone I would much appreciate help in identifying these little ammonites preserved in pyrite. I picked them up on the shore of Portmuck Harbour which is on the Eastern Coast of Northern Ireland. They originate from the underlying early Jurassic Waterloo mudstone formation. Thanks for looking!
  2. Ammonite

    From the album Missouri Ammonites and Nautiloids

    My first Ammonite find, Gave it to a friend a year ago so I was unable to measure it properly
  3. Got these this week. Still have a few more Megs on the way in but these arrived today. first is a red tooth from N.C. It's a bit over 3 inches. Not perfect but it has a great color. A little damage on the serrations and the tip is also gone but the enamel is gorgeous. I believe these come from the miocene era ? Next one is a 3 15/16 green tooth from Indonesia. I believe it is miocene era tooth. It's got some cool coloration. No tip but that's ok, that's what made it affordable. 3rd on the list is my Jumbo tooth. Also a NC tooth but this one from off the coast in deep water. It's not as good of condition but at 6.15 inches long and 5.10 inches at the widest point I am not complaining. It has some cool colors to it and is just a massive tooth. I have a pic of it with a tooth from Bill Eberlein that measured 6.06 inches from Florida. It is a tad shorter and narrower, but thicker and in slightly better condition. Weight is similar, but I would give the NC the advantage there just from holding them. Last tooth is a new one from Bill that isn't up to the typical standards I buy from him at this size, but that color outstanding to me and really unique. Bill said it was 4.98 inches, though my calipers make it hard to make the call between that and full 5 inches, but I will defer to Bill on this. Its a nice tooth even with the root damage and the chips in the blade. That blue color really pops out at you in person. Then we have a couple of Ammonites from the Duck Creek formation. The big one is 15.1 inches in diameter and has some fabulous details to it. The smaller owe isn't as nice but I'm not complaining as my 8 year old daughter loves it. Gonna try to get up to the Waurika sight when traveling through there and see what there is to see.
  4. Found this ammonite or gastropod this afternoon between Capon Bridge and Wardensville. The formation is supposed to be Oriskany Sandstone, but it looked like siltstone not sandstone. Is this an ammonite or a gastropod? It seems too big to be a gastropod to me, but wanted to check, as I've never found an ammonite in the area before. Thanks! Matt
  5. Aioloceras

  6. Normannites sp

    From the album 2020, a year in review - 3 : cephalopods & gastropods

    a Normannites ammonite from Saint-Laon (France) - Bajocian - collected in october 2020
  7. Oecoptychius refractus

    From the album 2020, a year in review - 3 : cephalopods & gastropods

    Oecoptychius refractus a weird ammonite from Saint-Laon (France) - Callovian - collected in october 2020
  8. This last weekend I hit the NSR along with the crowds and decided to start at the Ladonia Fossil park. I got there shortly after dawn and already there were several groups of people down in the river. I don't mind walking in others footsteps and in fact quite a few of my good finds have been within feet of where others have already walked so I started off and within about an hour of slipping and sliding around on the marl I found two of the ugliest associated mosasaur verts I've yet to lay eyes on. Maybe they will clean up nicer than they look now but in my experience the preservation in the highly fossiliferous 'red-zone' is generally terrible compared to the marl above and below it. I was able to extract the verts under the careful watch of a committee of buzzards. This squalicorax sp. tooth was in the matrix around the mosasaur verts. Throughout the day I found a few more things such as a bone (possibly fish - not sure) with predation marks: I think the growth rings on bones are particularly cool: A fish something - tooth? (again not sure the ID): Very small jaw section: An ammonite that I considered tossing several times over due to the weight and the fact that's broken in two places: A small fish vert section: And finally vert #1: and #2: Eventually I hope to prep these out, but it'll have to wait till I get my prep station all set up. Thanks, - James
  9. More megs incoming

    Well after I tracked down and got my long pursued T Rex tooth in 2019(it's posted here somewhere) I took a bit of a break from fossils till recently. I have several new nice Megs coming my way from a variety of locals. Also have a huge ammonite I need to pickup. Will post them when I get them but this one is here already so I will share it. It isn't a perfect tooth but I think it looks astounding. I wasn't certain it was legit...thought a repair was possible, so I offered a low price on it and shockingly the seller accepted. Well lack light inspection, comparing it to my other teeth, and going over it witha pick and a comb and she appears to be legit. Seller said Phillipines though I guess it could be Cuban. Not truly concerned on origin I just love the look of the enamel on this tooth. Has the point and serrations as well. Really pleased with this one.
  10. Good evening folks. I have two items from the Fox Hills Formation that I recently prepped that are in need of identification. All help is appreciated.
  11. From the album Ammonites

    Pachydiscus jacquoti australis Henderson & McNamara, 1985. Late Cretaceous, Miria Formation. Giralia Range on ‘Giralia’ Pastoral Station, Exmouth District. Western Australia.
  12. Hey Everyone, If you've been able to get to the NSR lately pickings are slim. I decided to head out yesterday at sunrise for another shot. Not hopeful because last few trips I have only found a few gastropod and small teeth. Yesterday was much better. Figured I would share my two favorite finds. Trachyscaphites spiniger ammonite covered in calcite Nice size gastropod semi-covered with calcite.
  13. These are two of my favourites, which I have been working on with my dremel to remove matrix. Parts of both show a fantastic golden pyrite. Sorry the pics don’t show it too well. I suspect the gold is fading however. A few questions: 1. Can I do anything to bring out the gold? Would polishing with a wire dremel head help? 2. What can I do to preserve the gold? Should I coat/seal them? Thanks in advance!
  14. Hey all. I have a19 inch diameter Nautiloid I am trying to display. I was thinking of something like a plate stand like my wife has holding her very large plates. Problem is this nautiloid weighs close to 25 or so pounds. Yea, I drug that thing out of NSR. Any ideas on where to find a good display option. As also, thank you in advance for any feedback.
  15. Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas everyone Solved the problem of what to do with the extra fossils and broken fragments that don't make the display. Hope you enjoy
  16. Ammonite ID request

    Hello folks, I have a two ammonites in need of an identification. I wish I could provide more information, but I can't. Any help will be appreciated.
  17. Help ID this German ammonite

    Hiya everyone I recently got this ammonite today it’s from Germany the locality is on the photo with it but there was no species name a help to ID it would be great thanks
  18. Ammonite meal?

    Good evening folks. I have an ammonite that I've had for many years and until today I didn't mess with it. I semi prepped it an in the process I noticed (what appears to be) a "bite" mark on the outer shell. Can anyone confirm this for me?
  19. pyritized ammonite

    Ive seen pyritized plueroceras ammonites that look golden, like this one, but there is also this one that is the same species from same location with same pyrite but not as shiny, is the difference just one is polished and one is not? Thanks for the help
  20. I've been posting Fox Hills Formation fossils from a recent trip but I feel that those are a poor representation of the often spectacular preservation and diversity of the Fox Hills Formation. Because of that I've decided to post some of my better Fox Hills specimens from North Dakota. We'll start with some lovely ammonites. Jeletzkytes nebrascensis is common throughout the Fox Hills Formation in the Timber Lake Member (perhaps a bit less so in North Dakota) and is a typical flagship species for the formation. This microconch from Emmons County is the largest complete J. nebrascensis I've collected. The slash mark is an unfortunate result of removing an ammonite from directly atop this one before I was aware of this one. I think it turned out well despite that.
  21. I am looking to trade for some unprepared ammonites, ideally multiples or pieces with other shells on them as well. I have no real preference for the location, and they do not need to be rare species. I can offer shark teeth of all different kinds, megalodon, hastilis, great white and most other species. I also have some mammal fossils and lots of petrified wood. I would post pictures of all but I am away at University for a couple more weeks, and am hoping to arrange a trade for when I get back home for the winter.
  22. I was considering buying this heteromorph ammonite from an online dealer and was just wondering if it looks authentic. Any advice would be much appreciated!
  23. Golden Whitby Cannonball

    I’ve been slightly obsessed for a long time now with finding a Whitby cannonball nodule good enough to put the hours of prep work into. I have given up while trying to split many, I have split a lot of empty ones, I have chipped a load while trying to split them. I do have a nice eliganticeras nodule that could potentially polish up but the shape just doesn’t lend itself. I found this at the weekend at Runswick Bay and while it would have been nice to have a split nodule with the positive and negative, I could see the potential in this. The actual ammonite is just a crushed up pyritey mess, but there’s a lovely shiny impression lurking below. So far I have uncovered around half of the impression on top and polished up a very small patch on the side, but it’s slow going. I’m trying to avoid using any power tools for the polishing (because dust) and have a decent selection of wet and dry paper (down to 600 grit). I was wondering if anyone with experience of these cannonballs could tell me how fine you need to go with the wet and dry to get a really nice shine, or if there’s something beyond that I should use?
  24. Tarrant County 11-21-20

    Here are some pictures of my latest fossil hunting trip. I have been going to post oak creek a lot for shark teeth and wanted to try something new out. I found a steep embankment on a river in Tarrant county with several partial ammonites sticking out. After climbing down the embankment I found an assortment of fossils. I am not sure of the period or the formation in Tarrant county but there was quite a variety. Picture 2 is a conglomeration of marine fossils. Picture 3 is a nice ammonite I went back and chiseled away later. I will post that picture later but it was a very nice enact one. Pictures 4 and 5 are of a nice ammonite that unfortunately broke as I was removing it from the matrix but I was able to piece it back together. It was also interesting to see the internal structure of it as well. The rest are just closeups of common fossils except for the last 4 pictures 13-16 I have no idea what they are. Any ideas? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.