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  1. Hi, I am brand new to forum. Signed up because of my sudden interest in fossils. I unearthed one in Michigan this past week 3/22, while digging a trench. I need to find someone that can verify and advise me how to protect it. I believe it contains bone fragment. One large portion of bone is removable. From what I am learning on the fly, it is a true form fossil, cast in place. I believe it is a complete animal skull. I will add any necessary details soon and pictures when I compress file size.
  2. About two weeks ago I bought this bunch of Kem Kem chunkosaur pieces in the hope that something interesting might be in there among the nondiscript bone fragments. There were some things that were identifiable. But this one piece completely baffled me when I looked at it more closely. I hadn't noticed it at first because it still had a bunch of matrix on it. But I soon saw some weird square shapes. These remind me of of the shapes some reptiles have under their scales on their skull. The bone piece already had a weird straight shape with a hollow in the middle. At first I assumed the hollow on the inside of the bone that was just exposed due to breakage. But I then cleaned it some more and a pattern emerged on the inside of the fold that I can only describe as a toothplate. I'm almost positive this must be some kind of jaw piece with a strange tooth plate. I know Kem Kem is still very much a mystery. But I've never seen anything quite this thoroughly bizarre before. Has anyone ever seen anything similar to this? Side with the "toothplate" visible as well as clear square shapes on the outside of the bone. It's still not completely clean, but the toothplate seems to extend futher into the fold. Flat outside edge. The square shapes end in half circles on this side. The other side of the edge also has similar patterns but on a different scale and not as clear. Other side with more subtle square shapes on a smaller scale. Both broken sides to show the cross section. It's also slightly asymmetrical.
  3. Any ideas on what this is...looks like fossilized bone. See the ball for scale. Thanks
  4. I thought this was a piece of concrete, but something told me not to throw it away. On one side it looks like triganocarpus may have fallen out of it and the other is an unknown (to me) object. My question it possible that this object is a piece of bone? I have never found any bone in my area.
  5. Gday all, . Recently I bought a nice Edmontosaurus metatarsal which arrived this week, unfortunately somewhere along the 20000 kilometre trip to Australia it was broken. It was packaged well by the seller but the box was ripped and damaged when it arrived on my doorstep - would be nice if the posties took a bit more care of people's property when it is entrusted into their hands but that's another story. The bone has been broken in half with a smaller piece being broken from one of the halves. I can match it up very well which is good but my question is what is the best glue to use for this purpose? I was going to use super glue to repair it but thought it might save me some grief if I asked here first before I make it even worse. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to read this, cheers, Dave.
  6. I've been cleaning up this block of Moroccan material, and have exposed most of the central bone. I have no idea what it is, despite the fact that it looks very distinctive. Does anybody have any ideas please? Judging by the size, I would guess it could be mosasaur, but I don't know if the teeth have been placed or were there originally. Numerous fish bones are also present, as usual. Thanks in advance.
  7. Took my first trip to the Peace River today and found plenty of fossil fragments and shark teeth. These are the items that seemed most interesting and most of these are hard for me to identify. I have more pictures of all these if you need to see other angles. I didn't want to overload this post if they're not needed. The top left bone piece looks broken at the large end, but mostly intact on the thiner end. Maybe the side piece of a vertebrate? Also thinking it might be from the pelvis area? I really have no clue. The top right bone piece is definitely the end piece of a arm or leg bone. I'm hoping the middle top piece with the grooves is part of a mammoth tooth. The middle left piece seemed different then all the other bone fragments I found. Maybe a tooth? The bottom middle piece looks like what I imagine a breast bone on a turtler would look like. I'm almost embarrassed to include the "rock" on the bottom left but it feels like fossil. It has two perfect cut holes cut in it, almost like where teeth would be. I want to believe it's a jaw fragment, but fear it's probably a rock... The other "rock" looking piece on middle top right seems shaped to well to be a rock. It's rounded evenly on each side and has an edge to it. Thanks for looking and any feedback. If any of these look interesting to you, I'd be glad to post more pictures of any of any them.
  8. Ok so I'm brand new here and I'm hoping you guys can help me out. I found this what I think is a fossilized bone (maybe skull) fragment washed up on the beach at westmoreland state park in montross virginia along the potomac river. The area, I believe, is part of the calvert cliffs along the chesapeake and therefore should be from the Miocene. I've been trying for months to figure out what this thing is and the best idea I have come up with is maybe a skull fragment from a miocene dolphin of some kind but I'm honestly not completely sure it's not just a rock. I may have gone overboard with the pictures but I wanted to make sure you guys had the best possible understanding of what this thing looks like. Its about 5cms at its widest point. Thanks for taking a look.
  9. This looks like a little skull with brains and such still intact - is that wishful thinking? Found this at GreensMill Run, Greenville, NC. It's fossilized, was found in a huge array from horse tooth to shark teeth to whale bone and lots of tilly fish bones etc. Is it a skull, if so is it fish? I am assuming fish because I've not found much of anything mammal fossilized at GMR aside from horse teeth, which this obviously wouldn't be a horse.
  10. Please help me find out what kind of bone this is, I found 2 of them in Venice, Florida
  11. My father had found this bone about 2 years back, we think it is a dugong or manatee bone. It was found in Venice, Florida. Thanks to anyone who can identify.
  12. A fossil my father found on the dunes of Venice, Florida. We thought it was fossilized turtle shell, but not 100% sure.
  13. Hello everyone, I found this thing back in my collection. At first I thought it was a piece of wood, therefore I did a flame test (as you can maybe see from the black at the tip), but it revealed to be a fossil. Therefore I started thinking more, trying to figure out what it could be. Then I remembered that I only knew one thing so delicate from the Zandmotor: a piece of bird bone. I'm pretty convinced now that it's that, because I don't know what else it could be. The structure feels right for bone too. Do you agree with my guess as bird bone? Found on the Zandmotor (NL) --> Pleistocene. Thanks, Max
  14. I don't usually post bone fragments but this one was odd enough that I thought I would ask the experts. This bone was found on the Chesapeake bay on Saturday. It looks like it has a line running down the center, making me wonder if it is some kind of sternum. Any help is welcome. Thanks!
  15. Hey all this is my first time posting here! I found a fossil (i think) that i need some help identifying. Its unlike most fossils i have seen. I work in landscaping so i see a lot of rocks, this one was different and appeared to have all sorts of shells and mollusks trapped inside. I cracked it open to find it was full of bones, iridescent bones that looked like an oil sheen had dried over them. I have tried to look up opalization but find mostly plants and nothing really comparable. I need help! More pictures available on request. The pictures do no capture the true sheen of the bones and some of the opal looking substance has started to oxidize i think. You can see where it is starting to peel away. Some of the bones that cracked in half revealed more fossils inside the bones including a large grub worm looking thing sticking out of one. I was only able to fit these 2 pictures per the limit, just ask for more. Thanks for any help!
  16. Here's a size comparison of the bone to a guitar pick I need help identifying. I live in the tip of the central basin of TN and have believed for a while now that central TN also used to be an ocean like west TN however thats not backed by anything but a ton of coral. If this is in fact a mosa tail vertebrae than it would prove my theory, If I'm wrong please let me know.
  17. Hi, Had a very wet and windy trip to Hamstead this morning and amongst the usual finds of crocodile, turtle, and fish I stumbled upon this large and fairly unworn piece of a mammal calcaneum (fairly unworn for hamstead) at the base of a mudslide on the foreshore. The cuboid is missing and so is the rest of the calcaneum but apart from that the articulatory processes are almost intact. It's somewhat larger than the calcaneum I found a few weeks back (posted up on here), which was later identified as anthracothere by my local museum (so most likely Bothriodon), the articulatory process is also at a different angle. The mudslide was from the Bembridge Marls which is pre-grand coupre and dates to roughly the Eocene - Oligocene boundary but I'm unsure as to whether it is from there, possibly explaining why it's less worn than usual, or was washed into the mudslide by the sea. I'll attach pictures below in multiple posts because of size limits, including a comparison with the smaller anthracothere (The unidentified calcaneum is on the right)
  18. Hellou,found this and some ppl. tell me is piece of spine...this piece is 60x20cm and weight 5.5kg...what you think..tnx...ah..and found in Balkan.
  19. Hi all, Last weekend at the fossil fair in Ede I bought a big box full of great fossils, but i need your help with some of them. Here are some verts, and the seller said they were greater siren verts (Siren lacertina). Is that true, or are they from another animal? They were found in Florida (US), but no exact location was given. They are apparently Pleistocene in age; and were collected in 2011. I made closeups of the most complete one. Thanks for your help! Max
  20. I have a large joint-like bone found in NE long ago by my grandfather. It's "soft" in the sense that if you would use a tool on it it would flake. The bone measures 8" long, 61/2" tall and 6 1/2" wide. the tooth is fossilized and measures 7" long, 5 1/2" tall and 4" wide. Any help would be appreciated. I've exceeded my photo limit, i'll put in another post if needed Billyatom
  21. Found yesterday in Peace River. I guess scapula of something. Would you please ID. TY
  22. Hello everyone. I am new to your site. Came across you all while doing a Google search to identify a find today. I am not an avid fossil hunter, just a beach comber. After spending sometime on Google and then searching several of your forum posts I have been unable to find an answer. Some friends think I have found a bone, others say fossilized coral. Here is what I can tell you: Found along the York River shoreline during low tide (west of the Coleman Bridge) Was not attached to anything but simply lying on top of the sand about 3-4' out from the marsh grass. It is heavy. btw: I did not know I picked up a shell with a living snail it - which attached itself to the barnacle during transport. You may be happy to know I returned it to the shoreline. Yes, I am one of those who puts spiders outside too instead of stomping on them as well. Sorry about the hand pics. Noticed you all recommend not including hands for scale purposes (after taking said pics). Thank you in advance for any insight you may provide!
  23. Hi all, I love this site, lots of really learned people sharing thier knowledge. Ok food for thought, I love aquiring old collections of labelled fossils. For me they have a third life. What I am describing by this is their life as an living creature, their life as a fossil, mineral/rock and their life as part of an old collection. I suppose you can call it the romanticism of collecting. So the question how can you tell this bone is from a Masterdon? I can see only a part of a river worn fossilised bone with piddocks boring holes but can't say what animal or part of that animal it is. Any thought on the identification or old collections? I will try and and add more photos but I think I need to resize them. Need to work that out. thanks for your time Bobby
  24. Can anyone id the large bone?
  25. This may seem to be an unusual question from someone who is a "budget" collector of dinosaur fossils, but for a project of mine I'd like to gradually acquire a collection of some large mammoth or dinosaur bones for public display. However, they still need to be relatively inexpensive, under $150 US. So my question of this: Are there any large bones (requiring two hands to hold large) that can be acquired for a relatively inexpensive price? I know mammoth bones can be pretty cheap (especially North Sea) but I'd only buy from a seller who properly desalinates them. Does anyone know of a dealer who supplies this kind of material? PMs welcome and thanks in advance. As for dinosaur bones, it's probably a long shot, but I know that some time ago some larger bones (rib bones and limb bones as well as vertebrae) used to be pretty inexpensive. Does this still hold true? Thanks.