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Found 937 results

  1. Bone ID request

    Good morning, i found this this item while walking the beach near the old Boy Scout Hut at Cherry Point located near the Navy Boat Docks just past the Grants Landing housing area. This area is known to produce fossilized sharks teeth and other fossilized bones. I believe it is a bone but the shape is confusing. Can anyone help me identify the bone such as where it is found on a skeleton and possibly what type of animal? I had it posted in a facebook group but haven’t had any comments posted. Thank you
  2. Is this bone material?

    Found on Myrtle Beach. I've been picking up a lot of bone that is quite obvious to me in its look and texture, but this is a strange piece and I'm not convinced it's bone at all. The only reason I haven't given up on it is because it has two colors - the outside is black, the inside is brownish. Thoughts?
  3. Hi all, I'm relatively new to this forum and have been fossil hunting for a few seasons. I'm certain I've run into a few of you in the NJ brooks, since some have mentioned checking out this forum :). I'm hoping to be more active on this forum! A few months ago I found this fossilized bone on a gravel bank. Based on the concave end, I can only surmise that it is a distal femur or acetabulum. Thanks for any and all input! Krystal
  4. Looking for Id on possible bone

    Hey there I was prepping a plate of Baculites when I noticed what looking like a bone. At the time int was hidden under a crust of calcite. After removing the calcite I now need to gather ideas on what kind of bone this maybe. So, I am looking for some ID help.
  5. Lance formation matrix fun

    I had picked up a box full of Lance formation matrix bits a little while ago. This evening while in the garage I couldn't fight the urge to poke around a bit at a couple of pieces. I probably should only focus at one at a time....but temptation. I didn't really mess will the champsosaurus vertibrea in the matrix. I broke out the dental picks and started to play with these chunks. I didn't stay out there long because it doesn't have heat but there are some interesting things that are exposed. Hopefully I can get a spot in the basement set up so I can get deeper into this. I don't know I this fits better in the fossil hunting section or the fossil preparation section.
  6. Mammoth

    Hi, recently I was looking for a Mammoths tooth to add to my collection. I did manage to get nice tooth but as it happens I did bring home this bone with it It's a Mammoths leg bone from Hungary. Is it possible to identify exactly which bone is it? Bone is still in my workshop and I am not sure if I should make a stand for it and add it to my collection, need opinion from someone experienced. Is it a nice sample or is it fairly common? What about condition? Should I get better one and part with this one? What do you think?
  7. More Fossils

    Here's some more teeth guys I need help identifying. Thanks!
  8. NSR Mosasaur Bone Structure 2

    From the album North Sulfur River

    This mosasaur bone mineralized in a way that more details of the finer bone structures are preserved. This sample shows osteocytes, which are rings seen around holes where blood vessels used to be.
  9. NSR Mosasaur Bone Structure 1

    From the album North Sulfur River

    Closeup of mosasaur bone. This specimen has mineralized in such a way that the crystals form in planes, so that they reflect light at a given angle creating a glassy flash. This phenomenon is not captured in the photo.
  10. Need id if possible

    Found this skull bone piece in a sand dune by the beach, I think it might be some sort of fish or hopefully a reptile. Found in southern Africa.
  11. Bone

    I found this rock in the satsop river Washington state. I am a newbie in the fossil world. I would love any information you may have.
  12. STH ID Help

    Here is a find that I have been wondering about, it's about 7". First glance it looks like a average rib bone. Thing is I have a lots rib bones but nothing like this. First interesting thing is the weight, it's heavy, at least twice as heavy as the average STH bone. Second it's not fragile, I dropped it on the tile ( by accident) and it bounced. Third is that it is very dense by the outer edges and is hollow in the middle. Any ideas? Thanks
  13. Item #2 large bone fragment...

    this was found in the same location as the possible tooth fragment in my previous post.
  14. Fossil bone

    Bought this fossil bone from an old man, not sure what it is, guesses?
  15. Ice Age Trail find

    Found on Ice Age Trail walking trail. Fossil bone or tooth? Odd shape. Lighter than rock.
  16. UPDATE: Object with Embedded Shark Tooth!

    Hi all, I am thrilled to bring you an update on the object I posted not too long ago in the Fossil ID section. As advised, I brought it to the Calvert Marine Museum to be examined by expert eyes, but unfortunately the paleontology staff was not at the museum when I arrived, so I left the fossil with them along with my contact information and details about the location and age of the fossil. This was a few weeks ago. I just recently received a voicemail from the museum staff notifying me that an expert on marine mammals had taken a look at the fossil and rather easily recognized it as a dolphin periotic, a bone in the ear! When I called back and asked about the shark tooth that was buried in the bone, they said he must've missed that (I don't blame him; it's a small tooth!), but I asked if it would've been a result of feeding. They confirmed that the tooth undoubtedly wound up in the bone when a shark bit into the animal, but suggested that it is much more likely that it was a result of scavenging, not hunting. Because of the size of the tooth especially, it is most reasonable to conclude that a small shark scavenged the remains of the dolphin after it died, as a shark of that size typically would not pursue such large prey. Regardless, I think it's a spectacular find and it's certainly one of my favorite in my collection. A huge thank you to the experts at the CMM for their unparalleled expertise and willingness to help out an amateur. I'm very happy with my find, and can't wait to go pick it up next time I'm in the area. Thanks for reading this update! ~David (p.s. below is a picture of the fossil that I posted on the original ID thread. I'll post more detailed pictures once I pick it up from the museum)
  17. It was a great day of discover on Myrtle Beach for me. Hope ya'all don't mind the multiple posts. Here's another one. Is this bone? One side is flat and kind of striated, the other side is porous. Am I looking at outer bone on the flat side, and the porous marrowy middle on the other side? (Sorry the photos are a little blurry this close up. I can repost if they are unidentifiable.) Thanks! -- Paula
  18. Need help identifying bone

    I'm told most bones found on Myrtle Beach are dugong, but I can't quite place this bone on a chart I have of the dugong skeleton. Ideas? Thanks! Paula
  19. Where's the beef?

    Think I found more of my previous cow find! Any thoughts? (and yes, I did use a Target gift card for scale)
  20. 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.
  21. Possible bone??

    Hi! I found this about a month ago and have kept it on my night stand ever since. I have a tendency to do that with new finds that I am unsure about. I found this on my property in Indiana. I live in a geologically interesting place as this is where the glacier did not reach but the melt created hills and hollers. Also this was shallow sea at one time. I am not in the limestone area but I find alot of limestone fossils. This area has native sand stone which is why the glacier melt left the hills and hollers. The best part is this area became the resting point of what ever the glacier brought with from the north so there is plenty of non native finds. This item I found was near my seasonal creek (it's running when it's raining). I did have to scrub it a while because it is very porous which is not normal for my fossil finds. It is a little over 4cm long and rounded. It also is narrower on one end than the other. The larger end is about 3cm and the smaller end is about 2.5 cm in diameter. It does have a "knob" on one side. Also the larger end seems to have a white interior or at least it is more pronounced on that end. It's weight is 2.1 oz. I did do the lick test and it was successful and did not taste like a rock (lol sorry I saw a member wrote that some where kiddingly about testing bone and it is sooo funny I nearly fell of my chair). Ok now some photos and thank you for any and all help. I have now snooped this forum enough to know help is on the way!!! Picts are Knob side Larger diameter side Smaller diameter side Side opposite knob
  22. Fossilized bone or not?

    Hi all, Looking for some help to identify if this is a fossil or not. It was found in Freshwater East beach in Wales, UK (SA71) over the New Year. It's quite heavy (103g) and stood out as It didn't match any other of the red limestone or grey pebbles around it. Dimensions are 7.5cm long and 4.5cm wide. It is slighted flattened on its side so would measure 4cm. Thought it was a fossiled bone as the ends appear rounded and porous whilst the sides are smooth. Appreciate it might be fossiled wood or mineral too. Any ideas would be greatly welcomed. Many thanks S
  23. Good day all! Spent a couple hours down at the beach (Milnerton,Cape Town) yesterday - unfortunately it was a bit of a quite day. Only came across one tooth and some interesting bones I wasn’t able to identify.
  24. Hi everyone. My first time posting. Just found this one today at Myrtle Beach. It looks like a bone to me. Ideas? And if it is a bone, any thoughts on what it could be? I'm including photos with and without flash. Thank you! Paula
  25. I found this very small mosasaur bone (part of the paddle I assume), and it has a very small hole towards the top. This was found in the Cretaceous North Sulphur River of Ladonia, Texas. There have been a few discussions on other forums whether this is a natural or man-mad occurance. Has anyone else here ever found a mosasaur vertebrae or bone that has a near perfect hole in it? I’m very interested in how this occurred. Thank you for your input!
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