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Found 190 results

  1. Is there anywhere to find shark teeth(or other fossils) on the east coast beaches of NSW, Australia?
  2. These are some fossil glossopteris leaves from different beaches around the Newcastle area. The rocks they are found in tend to be very hard to break, but yield lovely fossils. Good luck!
  3. Hello everyone! I have been sorting through my collection and have some bivalve fossils to trade. These 5 million year old oysters come from a roadcutting near Shell Hill, in South Australia. The locality is a large oyster bed with 99% of the fossils being from oysters. The locality is believed to be the only one of its kind above the surface in the Southern Hemisphere. There is more shells than what is seen in the photo. In return I would like some other bivalves or shells from your local area. (I am especially looking for shells from European or Asian countries US states other than Maryland and Florida but am happy to receive anything ) Countries I am especially interested in: Germany Spain Portugal Canada If you are interested, just chuck me a PM. Thanks, Daniel
  4. Shells from NSW

    These are some shells found from a town near Mulbring, NSW. If you go fossil hunting these are what to expect, along with literal bucket loads of bryozoans. Good luck Also if anyone can further identify, go ahead.
  5. This leaf was found in the same location as glossopteris leaves. Is this anything different?
  6. Does anyone know how/where to get permission into mulbring quarry, NSW and if possible any contact information?
  7. Fossil sponge garden?

    These inclusions are in Broome WA Australia sandstone possibly just higher than the famous dino-foot prints. The shape, relative thickness of wall and lumen, the layout and spacing on the platform, and some of the detail on them, all remind me of sponges. Can anyone confirm. If so there is about an acre of them! The longer ones all lie prone or are aligned in the same direction. A fossil sponge garden or cruel geological hoax?
  8. Found near Mulbring Quarry, NSW. What are they?

    What are these shell looking things? I really have no idea however if it helps they were found alongside some bryozoans.
  9. Hi Folks, A couple of weeks ago we went on a 5 day trip around NSW to find a few different fossils which I'll post another day, but here are some of our best finds from near Cowra, NSW Australia. So in a nutshell, there's a quarry near Cowra that was quarried to be used as road base in the area, and thats how these specimens were found. You can find blocks of the stuff on the side of the road if you're lucky. Since you can't get into the quarry nowadays because the owner has pretty much lost the plot this is the only way to collect material. #1 Cowralepis mclachlani. This is one of a few species of fish at the site and is by far the most common. We have never found any other species there. Continued...
  10. I came across a quite interesting field guide to impact craters of western Australia. It has detailed descriptions of several impact craters and associated impactites. It is: Western Australian impact craters - a field guide Field Excursion 20-29 August 2012 (Post Meteoritical Society Conference Excursion) Geological Survey of Western Australia http://museum.wa.gov.au/research/departments/earth-and-planetary-sciences/western-australian-impact-craters-field-guide http://museum.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/Met-FT-2012.pdf Yours, Paul H.
  11. Does anyone know where i can get permission from to go into mulbring quarry and is there any required qualifications?
  12. Found this rock. Looks similar to when fossil bones are polished. I doubt it is a bone but is there a good way of telling the difference?
  13. Is this fossil? Or iron minerals?

    Found in NSW Australia. Is it a fossil or just an interesting iron mineral?
  14. Found in Newcastle, Australia. Gastropod?

    Hello i found and removed this small fossil from the rocks in Newcastle, NSW Australia. Is it possibly a gastropod?
  15. Vertabra

    Searching through some matrix I found this partial vertebra. Wish it was a bit more complete but maybe next one. This was found in marine sediment from near Richmond in Central Queensland Australia. It is from the Toolebuc formation witch is Cretaceous Albian about 98 - 100 million years old The longest length dimension is 6.5 millimetres so the animal it comes from must have been huge Also interested in where on spine this would have been situated if sufficient information can be gleaned for this partial. Thanks in advance for all input. Mike
  16. Fossil tooth

    Hi, found today on the Fossil beach in Victoria, Australia, fossil tooth and a rock with imprint. Tooth size is around 2 cm. Whose tooth could it be? And is it imprint of fish fin or some plant in the rock?Thanks
  17. Recaus,worth your time 10 Mb,or thereabouts
  18. There is a website that describes a controversial fossil found in 2003: http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2003/11/10/984724.htm Since it doesn't have a name at the time of publishing, I'm finding it difficult to find more information on it.
  19. Bird Cretaceous

    I have come across another small bird fossil and am unsure what bone it actually is. this was found in the toolebuc formation in central Queensland Australia near Richmond. This makes it about 98 to 100 million years old. The bone at longest length is 17 mm so still quite small. Thanks for any input in advance. Mike D'Arcy
  20. Dasyurus sp. (Quoll) left maxilla

    Could belong to either Dasyurus viverrinus (Eastern Quoll), D. maculatus (Tiger Quoll) or D. geoffroii (Western Quoll).
  21. Hello everyone, I have been collecting fossils for almost two years now but even incthis short period of time I have amassed a large collection. Unfortunately bringing home slabs of rock home atleast a couple times a month starts to fill up the house and does not bode well with my parents. Still being 15 I do not have a lot of space for the fossils so my dad and I have started cleaning through the garage soughting through the large slabs. To also tackle the storage peoblem I have started collecting smaller fossils (Shells, teeth, etc) and have now taken an interest in micro fossils. There is a couple sites in Victoria and South Australia where you can collect micro fossils (Small gastropods, bivalves, echinoids) but I am looking to buy some micro vertebrate fossil matrix. I have been looking around a couple places and have found a store with some good reviews (D and D Fossils). Is there any other places I should check out? Also I am happy to trade for micro fossil matrix if any one is interested. Thanks, Daniel
  22. So we ventured out this last Saturday and had a bit of luck. We chanced upon a poor bit of bone protruding from an unusual deposit and went to uncover more of it to see the extent of which it went into the soil. After a time, it started to look like an upside-down Diprotodontid jaw: So we finished up the property and went to get a late lunch; we decided we would come back to put it in a plaster jacket. I later decided it would get too cold and dark for me to be of much help (I can barely yield "Maximus"-our giant pick-and am quite out of my element in the dark), but @Ash and a friend of ours decided to head back around 3:30 p.m. (Brisbane time) to at least get it pedestalled and plastered. They left the jacket to dry during the night after having finished at about 7-7:30. The following morning, Ash and I headed back out with a sturdy garden fork to dig under the jacket and flip it over. I had had the idea of taking a wheelbarrow down to carry it back to the vehicle (which was a ways away because we couldn't drive directly to the site due to the terrain) the night prior, but we had forgotten it, so Ash was dreading carrying it (I'm only about 110 pounds, and this jacket weighed much more than I, so I was not going to be of much help in hauling it back...I resorted to carrying the fork back and paving the easiest trail back to the vehicle for Ash). Anyways...we did manage to get under it and flip it over, which was a relief. The jacket had worked. Then we both hoped-if it was a jaw indeed-that it had teeth! But our first task was getting it back to the vehicle, so we made many stops along the way until we could leave it at a place we could go get the vehicle and drive back to: We got back to the house, rested a bit, and then started on prep. This was a BIG jacket: And it would prove to be an unusual prep. We had never come across such a mix of soils. Clay, white rock, charcoal-like clay, and black nodules with orange inside them. Finally, we found...a tooth! We grew excited. All the work for the plaster jacket was worth it if the jaw had teeth, and it seemed it did. But as time wore on, our excitement was quelled by the difficulty of determining what was bone...and what wasn't. And what was bone was so soft! And...deformed? We started finding more teeth (a beautiful black-blue), but they weren't arranged appropriately: And as always, so many cracks! But when we started towards the back of the jaw(s), we started to realize things were getting really "wonky"...what were we to make of this? Where was the bone going (obviously not where it should be)? After sending a few pics to the QLD Museum curator to see what he thought, we decided to call it a night last night. So far as we can discern (with the help of Scott, the curator), we think it is Diprotodon, but it's unusually small and has odd preservation. Time will tell us more, hopefully, so we'll keep this page updated. Right now we are waiting for it to dry so we can apply paraloid to help stabilize it. We just tried to remove as much clay as possible so that when it does dry, it doesn't crack the fossil further. Here's a 15 cm ruler for scale where we stopped:
  23. Fish scales

    I came across some interesting fish scales when looking trough some matrix. ruler scale is .5 off a millimeter so all are about 3.5 mm in width so fairly small. The scale on the left has a small curve and the others are flat. the specimen on the right is fairly common but the other two are the only ones I have found and both were in the same small batch so could be from the same fish. Any ideas on what family of fish they come from? Mike
  24. Cretaceous Bird

    looking trough some matrix I came across this little specimen. When it was complete it would have been 40 mm in length. Unsure of the orientation of the section of bone on left end and small section in middle is upside down, but due to this being very delicate, I am not going to play with it. The bone is hollow, thin walled and filled with calcite but the bone will chip easily so this is the only photo as specimen now in small case so as to not damage further. I am comfortable with this being bird as it matches the preservation of the other pieces found in the area. I assume it is an ulna due to the curve so it would be the only one known from this species. The other bird specimens from this local are assumed to be enantiornithine, but only time will tell for sure. Mike D'Arcy
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