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  1. Recently, I visited a special exhibit on fossils from Hokkaido, which was held in Tokyo (only in Japanese: https://dep.chs.nihon-u.ac.jp/museum/exhibition.php?l=3&r=181010-125701 ) Here are some photos.
  2. Any assistance with ID appreciated

    My current collection presented as best as I can. It never occurred to me to ask about the species name etc. Could anyone here assist me with identifying these specimens?
  3. I just got this amazing fossil, but there is one ammonite and two in the other side. I can only display one.. unless... do you guys think I should try to cut it in half? They are on opposite sides, so that's not a problem. I would love to display all three. Thanks, Tyler
  4. I cracked open a nodule last year on the Yorkshire Coast and it contained this Pseudolioceras Ammonite. It had this weird brown stuff all over it, was this the shell? As found I tried to clean it up and clear the middle with my pen.
  5. Can you tell what these are please?

    Hi all I know nothing about fossils but have been tasked with finding out what two fossils are. Please see image attached. Are they ammonites? They were found in Pembrokeshire. Many thanks in advance for your help.
  6. Current Prep Thread

    So, what do we all havecurrently on the prep table? Be interesting to see what challenges await everybody. My current piece is this bone block, most likely ichthyosaur rib. A few scattered ammonites from the genus Dactylioceras sp. if expecting to probably found more bone further in all being well, probably a vert or two and some more ribs.
  7. Need help identify Texas Fossil

    I found these fossil in Texas and not sure what they are or which species they belong too. Please help me identify them. Thanks. 1. I found this in Kiamichi formation in Fort Worth, Texas. I think it is fragment of turtle shells but I am not sure. 2. also on Kiamichi formation, Fort Worth, Texas, I found this ammonite, please let me know which species it belong too. Thanks. 3. and the echinoid is also at the same place. Which species is it? 4. I also found this at Duck Creek Formation in Fort Worth Texas which I don't know what it is Thank you.
  8. White Nothe, Dorset. Ammonite ID.

    Sorry for the thread hijack but I thought some of the posters might be able to help me out. I found this ammonite at White Nothe in Dorset. I thought it was upper greensand initially. I now think it's chalk but I've no idea on which layer it might be from. I know there's little to go by from the photos but can anyone give an ID or information? I thought possibly mammites or acanthoceras but I usually only collect the lower Jurassic so this is all new to me! Cheers, Matt
  9. Texas fossil hunt trip

    I and my 8 years old boy a great time fossil hunt in Texas. During our time in Austin, with Erose help, we hunt at Texas 360 and found a nice sea urchin, some devil toe snail (oyster,) and shells. It was raining so I didn't spend much time there. After Christmas, we start our fossil hunt trip. We stop at Meridian road cut for some heart sea urchin, coral, and shells. Then drove to Mineral Wells Fossil Park. My son love this place so much because the fossils are so easy to find and he love crinoids. We didn't find any shark teeth or trilobite but we are happy. My son want to assembly the crinoid pieces to make full crinoids then we decide to put everything we found at Mineral Wells Fossil Park to make Pennsylvanian period ocean floor. We stayed at Fort Worth for the night. The next morning, me and my son visited the 2 sites KimTexan gave us (thanks Kim.) I went to the first site, parked the car at the day care (read Kim post carefully) and crossed the street. We walked for about 15 minutes and couldn't find anything except for this, please help me identify this fossil if they are actually fossil. It was so cool and my son want to get back to the car. On the way back, we found the first echinoid. I walked my son to the car and came back for more echinoids. I walked around another 10 minutes without any echinoid but I realized the white rocks I steps on are fragment of ammonites. I decided to search for a complete ammonites or at least a good fragment. And I found this. This is what it look like after I remove some matrix I found 2 more echinoids and got back to the car to go to the second site. The second site has a lot more fossils and is very easy to find. I found many echinoids which are all less than 1 inch, a complete ammonites, and 3 pieces of fossils which I don't know what they are. I found this ammonites in the clay. Since I have no tool with me, I walked back to my car to get a garden shavel (the only thing I have) and a bottle of water. i pulled the water to the clay to make it easy to extract the fossil. Here is what it look like after I clean it up We went back to the hotel to pick up my daughter and husband, checked out and drove to Dallas for lunch then to Waco to visit Waco Mammoth National Monument and back to Austin. We had a great time hunting and so happy with the fossils we got.
  10. ammonite genus ID?

    Hello all, I have what I believe to be a segment of an ammonite. I think this is in the Acanthoceratidae family. I can see the suture patterns very clearly. This piece is 15 mm long and was found in Mancos Shale near Moab. In ID-i got it I find the Cretaceous Atlas of Ancient Life particularly helpful. So first, am I on the correct track so far? If so, then I wonder how I can I go to the genus level of identification. I am looking at the robustness of the ridge pattern and see it is common with Acanthoceras, but there are other possibilities as well. Does an incomplete sample like this allow you to make a genus identification or not? Or is the best you can do make a probability statement, such as it is this or that? What specifically about this segment should I focus on to get to the next level and what source would you recommend for this type of identification? Is the key in the suture patterns? Thanks for your help. Tom
  11. I feel clammy

    Misaki_cretacjapasiaet_misakcommensmollusal-2014-Palaeontology.pdf COMMENSAL ANOMIID BIVALVES ON LATE CRETACEOUS HETEROMORPH AMMONITES FROM SOUTH-WEST JAPAN AKIHIRO MISAKI, HARUYOSHi MAEDA, TARO KUMAGAE and MASAHIRO ICHIDA Palaeontology, Vol. 57, Part 1, 2014, pp. 77–95 "Lagerstatt" is not among the keywords,but some ammonites are reasonably well preserved A long while back I said here that syn-vivo encrustation might be more common in the fossil record than usually assumed . @Heteromorph
  12. "Himalayan Fossils"

    Hey fossil friends! I purchased these fossils a couple years ago from a local gem shop. Unfortunately, all I know about them is that they were labeled "Himalayan fossils" and are quite heavy. One appears to be an impression of an ammonite but I'm not sure what the other is, or if they are genuine. Any help appreciated, thanks!
  13. Pyritized Ammonite

    From the album Fossil Collection

    This is a jurassic ammonite from the UK that has been mineralized by Iron sulfide - pyrite.
  14. My finds from North Sulphur River near Ladonia on Saturday, December 22. The weather was great, the water was low and competition was moderate. Pleasant surprise finding an arrowhead. The little vert and the plate-like bone were both found near the Hwy 34 bridge.
  15. Aptien

    annother stage of my collecting
  16. I am itching to find my first ammonite. The problem is I dont know where to look. I know they are found in southern alberta but here is my question. Can ammonites be found anywhere in alberta? Also I live on a very large lake in northern alberta, is it worth my time to look around my lake for ammonites? I dont want to bother if it's not possible to find any. Also any advice on ammonite hunting would be much appreciated.
  17. Recently found a decent ammonite at Lake Texoma. I wanted to reveal the specimen in its entirety, but this would require more preparation than I was used to - meaning it would require more than warm water and a soft brushing down. The preparation began with a tack hammer and a variety of nails. After the bulk of the situ was removed, I exchanged the soft taps of the hammer for the electric buzzing of a Dremel with a small carving tip, which seemed to work well for the remaining excavation. A little high quality wax was applied before display.
  18. Lake Texoma, Ammonite

    Over winter break, I decided to head north for some fossil hunting. In particular, I wanted to find a complete ammonite for my collection. In the past I have only found pieces. So I went to Lake Texoma and was happy to see that recent rains didn't make the excursion pointless. It was a little brisk at 40 degrees and a 10 mph wind from the north. The first ammonite I found was complete, easy to excavate, and entirely too large to make the hike back to the car enjoyable. So I left it behind for the next person willing to haul 30-40 lbs. back to the parking lot. The next ammonite fell within my weight specifications, and appeared to be encased in relatively soft situ. I excavated it within a few minutes. Here are a few more that I found on the same trip.
  19. Silicate veins in coral?

    I found these in Lubbock, TX in an area having lots of ammonite fossils. These feel more like a skeleton of silica or something. And they have a blueish tint. Any ideas?
  20. Hello all, I just started collecting and would like some help. I bought this at a local store here in town and after doing some research I am now worried if this is the real deal. I have tried to find information to see if I can figure it out myself but after hours of looking I can not come to a clear determination.I would like your guidance on my new found journey into fossils. Thank you.
  21. This Christmas I spent 4 days of fossil hunting with my girlfriend on the French coast. The planning was 2 days in Normandy at the "Vaches Noires" cliffs in villers sur mer and one day at Cap blanc Nez near Calais ( we finally extended the trip with one extra day near Boulogne sur mer ) Day 1: The first day we got at Villers sur mer after a 4h drive from home. Once at the cliffs we had to wait a little while since the tide wasn't low enough, but the beginning of the cliffs were already accessible. The fossil fauna was very variable, we found echinoid spines, echinoids, gastropods, bivalves ( lots of oysters like rastellum ) , ammonites ( mostly fragments ), brachiopods... Our best find of the day was a complete Cardioceras sp. Day 2 started with a visit to the local museum. in the afternoon we got back to the beach. Natalie found 2 ammonites, one of them was a really nice Euaspidoceras. On day 3 we went back North to Boulogne sur mer, here we looked through late Jurassic deposits. Day 4: The last day of our field trip, we visited the late cretaceous of "Cap Blanc Nez"
  22. Here’s one of my rarer finds. Maybe not for the genus itself, but the size. I found this right when I very first started collecting, I took it home, and glued it up. A few months back I was having a clear up, and found it in a draw, not remembering what it what. I then popped it open again to see what was inside, as you can see, it was quite the mess, and was definitely a reverse prepper. Aroun 8 hours later and here she is in all her glory. A 4 inch Pseudolioceras Boulbiense. A rather rare size, usually they come around 2 inches at the most. Hope you all enjoy
  23. close-up for a look at the suture lines.small ammonite. only got one of these.HUGE (and polished!) ammonite. this is currently my biggest specimen.now here is the "something else" coral! got these near natchitoche. would love get id for these.