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  1. Another find this weekend, actually Rick found it but let me bring it home, want to confirm that it's a petrosal and also what species based on my research I believe it to be. Found: Greensmill Run, Greenville NC among a huge array of items (whale bone including several tempanic bulla, shark teeth (great white, tiger,crow, Giant White Shark etc) and two Enchodus teeth etc. Believed to be a Petrosal from Balaenoptera Sursiplana? I thought (from one specific article/image reference below) that is was possibly Plesiobalaenoptera but it noted they are only found in Italy and the long flat part seemed much thicker than the reference image, but the rest seemed better matched than from the other species noted above?
  2. Hi. Very new to collecting. Tried to find an image match for this but i can't. Probably a fish, just can't id. Any help appreciated.
  3. Hello, I found an isolated, fragmented bone (I think plesiosaur is likely) which I would like to repair; I've not repaired bones before, so I wanted to ask to find out the best way(s) to tackle it, so I don't make mistakes I later regret. The bone was wet in the matrix (a calcareous shale), and I have kept it damp with wet paper towels in a zip-lock bag, to try to keep it as close as I can to the condition in which I found it, until I map out a course of action. I know there are a lot of variables, but I hope more experienced minds can offer some suggestions as to how best to proceed... The bone was recovered in about 8-10 pieces in the matrix. Is it likely that the bone will fracture more as it dries? Should I let it dry very slowly, or is the rate of drying unimportant? My finances are pretty limited right now, so is using a simple glue like elmers (which I believe is water soluble and therefore readily reversible) okay, or should I wait until I have excess money again and spring for paleobond? Any input is welcome; thank you very much in advance!
  4. We had a very productive couple of days fossil hunting at Walton on the Naze and an unexpected find on the beach at Holland on Sea while playing with my daughter. Here are the Walton finds: Firstly, left handed whelks (Neptunea) which were plentiful on this occasion (Red Crag formation) Next, Glycymeris and an oyster shell (Red Crag Formation) A handful of Striatolamia from the London Clay formation Two whale bone fragments from the junction bed. These are easy to spot due to their 'waxy' appearance. Very Tactile. An unidentified mammal bone from the Red Crag deposit. When I get a chance I'm going to see if I can narrow this down. Any ideas would be welcome. Holland on Sea The next one was a chance find from the pebble banks on the foreshore near the radar station at Holland on Sea. I was on a walk from Clacton to Walton with my family when I saw this. Its fossilised, feeling very stone like and heavy for its size. I'd love to know what kind of bone (?) this is but I'm guessing its too small to identify unless its possible to do so from the pattern of the inner cortex? Any pointers would be welcome. That's it for now. Thank you for looking.
  5. Another fake claw. It's advertised as a Spinosaurus claw. While it might be real bone, this is a complete fabrication. It has probably been sculpted from a random bone piece to make it look like a claw. Notice how the structure is mostly the same all over. The grain of the bone also does not follow the shape of the "claw". All the details seem horizonal and don't curve along with the curve of the overall shape.
  6. Hey everyone, I've found this piece of bone last year at the "maasvlakte 2" in the Netherlands. (did see a post from max fossils who did explain really nice where this is :-D Link here) Since then I'm trying to figure out what it is and to who it did belong (not that I'm returning it ) Are you guys able to help me out? The size is in centimeters Thanks!
  7. Hi, I'm Theo I'm new to the forum (I'll properly introduce myself on the introductions pages) and I've been collecting from the Oligocene beds on the north east coast of the Isle Of Wight for some years now. Yesterday afternoon whist collecting on the coast at Hamstead I came across this bone on the foreshore. I can tell it's a calcaneus bone and my initial thought was a mammal but I'm not sure. (I also stumbled upon some quite nice Bothriodon? incisors). Any help in identifying the calcaneus would be much appreciated. Thanks, Theo
  8. Found this in the lower Brazos River, Tx. Any guesses? Thanks in advance
  9. Hello again, Last year I found this chunck of dinosaur leg bone in the Boulonnais, North of France. Jurassic sediments. See this topic: I just polished a small piece and I am very happy with the result. I made a comparison with a picture from the internet of a duck-billed dinosaur on the left and my piece on the right. You can see the growth lines! source: http://scienceblogs.com/notrocketscience/2008/08/06/duckbilled-dinosaur-defended-itself-by-outgrowing-predators/
  10. Have half-heartedly been watching the super bowl and going thru some garage boxes simultaneously trying to put some more detailed names to some bone scraps that are from Florida that I've picked up in the past couple years. Mio/Plio-Pleistocene. 1) Seems to be the end of a long bone with half of the joint broken off...chunk is 52mm long...has a 37mm diameter for the half circular end. I'm guessing too small for a horse...maybe a llama/deer? Its pretty worn/broken but wondering if there is anything that may give a clue to its owner? 2) Has a thick stubby worn look to it but seems to flare out towards a non worn end. I suppose it could be the end of a bone but thats out of my league. Any chance its actually a pisiform? 35mm thick, 40mm wide, 50mm long 3) Seems to have different features/look/texture to it on every side. I'm not sure if I'm seeing different wear patterns or maybe its unworn and those are functional/diagnostic features? Is does to appear to have a small semi-flat ridge crescent shape on one side of it. Could this be another type of pisiform? 11mm wide along the crescent. 14mm thick, 40mm long. Think I've exhausted my guessing for the evening. Any comments/help are/is welcomed. Thanks! EDIT---looks like my experimenting with panorama continues to cause problems...for some reason they look fuzzy in the post but when you do full size they look better. I can add individual photos if any of these prove to be worthy of such scrutiny.....will hold off for now. Regards, Chris
  11. Hello everyone, I found this fossil while combing the beach the other day. I am trying to figure out what it could be. At first I thought whale, but it seems small for a whale bone.
  12. This dinosaur fossil is about the about 12 " long and I am not sure what part it is from. I was wondering if anyone could help me identify it.
  13. Hi all, I recently went to Sharktooth Hill and collected a few bones and plenty of teeth. Wondering if there are bite marks on this small bone. There are three deep grooves on the bone which I suspect are bite marks. May be wrong though.
  14. I found this while walking my dog around my neighborhood here in Albuquerque. It was sitting in pile of river rock. The bumps make it look like a bone to my amateur eyes. Any ideas? I'll post more photos in a reply, let me know if you need more. Thank you to all who leave a comment! I've only been on this forum for less than a day and it's helped me out so much already. All of you are awesome!
  15. Hey guys, I'm new to this site. I'm hoping someone can help me identify some fossils I've found here in central Texas recently. I've done some research and found out that the fossils here are mostly from the Cretaceous period. I was walking around in a creek bed today with two of my kids and we found some things that look like old bones. I'm obviously unsure of what they are and would really appreciate some feedback. Thank's, Ben P.
  16. Hey everyone! I was looking for fossils again with two of my kids and we came across a few bones scattered across the creek bank. I'm seriously hoping this is NOT a human arm bone. It's obviously not a fossil. Thoughts? Should I call the cops? Should I just chillax? Also, am I a weirdo for picking it up and rolling it up in my sweatshirt?
  17. I saw this Pterosaur tooth and supposed Pterosaur bone fossil, and I'm wondering whether is real. Please, I'd like your thoughts on this! Thanks to everyone who can help me!
  18. Another Arkansas river find a large hunk of bone
  19. Another Arkansas river find a bone I can not identify. Any help would me great. Thanks. Found in Arkansas city kansas on the river.
  20. Hello everyone! Today I'm fighting with this special piece !. I have been doing a lot of comparisons with other similar remains, but unfortunately there is very little published. It comes from the Cenomanian stage, of the Cretaceous region of KemKem (South of Morocco). Concretely of the red sandstones of the Aoufous Formation. Of the basal levels, really difficult to differentiate from the Ifezouane Formation (with much more sandy nature than the clays of the Aoufous Formation). I forgot the scale at pictures! Sorry! It measures long: 32mm = 1.25 Inch It looks a lot like pterosaur cervical vertebrae. It has some very special characteristics! I would like anyone who wishes to contribute with their opinion. Help is always welcome!
  21. Found a lot of stuff on the Arkansas River today. I found a small tooth as well as everything in posting. Thought it was from a deer but all the pics don't look exactly like it.
  22. Another Arkansas river find a large hunk of antler and some small bones. From what I can tell they are not fully fossilized since the antler is soft on the break up top. The small bones are what I'm wondering about.
  23. I have finally found the courage to display just 3 of the fossils that I have...as I am just a "baby" in terms of even the novice hobbyists. I cannot guarantee that they are all completely clear of matrix material. I am concerned that my as of yet limited knowledge, could/would likely negatively affect the "Arrested Beauty" that has been set before us; as a "annal" before before written language. These fossils were found at home, in my backyard near Maple Valley in King County Washington. As I have said before, I am new at this, but as far as I can tell from the limited information I have found in my search for clues, the area where I live has formations from the Mesozoic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. My best educated guess (if you can call mine educated), is that at least number 1 and 2 (from left to right) are foot/hand bones from a Pterosaur. I am fairly confidant that #3 is one end of a femur. Unsure of the animal given that to me, they all look so very similar. I am absolutely not confident enough to make a guess as to the specific species. I am skeptical of my general assessment, given that I have found no evidence that any other fossils of the like have been found in the area; immediate or otherwise. I have also found what I believe to be small diameter pieces of fossilized ivory/tusk here. With that being said, please be gentle. I keep talking myself out of even posting these out of fear of making yet another fool of myself (only in a different way). I defer to my much much more experienced peers. Please do let me know if any other angles, etc. are needed for identification.
  24. Greetings. I am a newbie inside the world of fossil hunting and I would be very happy if someone could help me to identify this broken fossil I found at a quarry. I am actually living in the Balearic Islands were is possible to find fossils from the devonian to the miocene and the one I found is lying at the lower level of a coast quarry in the island of Menorca. This area of the island was formed during the miocene and is full of bivalve fossils like pleistocene Pecten. The fossil I have found looks like a robuste bone which is about 16 cm (6,3 inch) long and which you can see at the picture I have attached here, thank you very much in advance.
  25. I'm in a rock crevice found the skeleton .This one bone to identify .It is modern but I do not know.It does not come out of the cave just rock cavities.