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Found 30 results

  1. Mosasaur skull cast

    Hello evereybody, I dont know if this is the right place to post this but I would be interested to learn more about mosasaur skull three-dimensional anatomy. Do someone know where it is possible to buy accurate mosasaur's skull cast? I am looking for something more educational than decorative and ideally not too big. I know that there are plenty of interesting stuffs on the web but from my experience in human medecine nothing is as good as a three-dimentional model to understand complex anatomical structure like the skull. Thanks for helping!
  2. So, I found this guy on the auction site, really only this one representative photo. These are often fake or frakenfossils, but I didn't see anything that screamed fake to me in this one photo. Just wanted to put it out to the room for other people's input. It doesn't matter as I basically stole it for 9$, so even if it's fake, I don't much care. Just curious what everyone thinks. (I don't have more photos, I just bought it this morning, this is just the provided photo. I'll be able to tell if it's fake when it arrives this weekend for sure, but the suspense is just too much, lol.) Also, it's about 5" long, not that that matters.
  3. is this a clam cast???

    While I was out cracking that last rock I found this in the drive is this a clam cast??? found in my drive from a gravel load west oh Houston Texas from Brazos river
  4. This supposed real Cretaceous croc from Khourigba, Morocco is up for auction and, uh, isn't this just a painted cast with some real croc teeth thrown in?
  5. rapp creek hunting

    Howling wind and deep ice cold water, but figured the creek bed would protect me from the wind (it did) and cold (not so much). Less hunters out. Don't usually post casts/steinkerns but this gastropod(?) has two small fossilized worm like things on it (probably need to get a better photo than the scan). All the rain has washed shells everywhere (lots of 5" to 7" scallops/ pectans everywhere; didn't see any whole ecphora, the only shells I usually pick up. Frilly oysters were everywhere as well; top half is neat). Most of the teeth I found was small or broken or both; three cow shark, one decent with root. Four(?) angelshark and several others, lots of spikes most missing their cusps, small triangular most with faint serrations, and a bunch of glossy drum teeth (photo is of the other side). Broken verts. When other stuff dries, may find something else interesting.
  6. Cast of what?

    I picked this bit of oyster shell up because it has pretty barnacles on it. I started cleaning mud out and a chunk fell off revealing this. I thought maybe a gastropod cast that's settled in, but it looks attached? It's also not evenly spiraled. It doesn't show in the pictures, but the fatter section has an undulation to it. Worm cast? Anyone know what it is? (Sw Florida)
  7. Mind Blown

    Hello, I am reluctant to post this because of the flame I might get. I don't know how else to interpret this "rock". I can't believe it left as much detail as to even have the pink spot at the end of the trunk. Where should I go from here?
  8. What is this?

    I wasn't sure if this was a rock or a cast. I just found something in the first two photos. It looks like a mineralized blood vessel. Can anyone confirm that?
  9. Snail?

    I found this cast? Mold? Unsure of the correct terminology. I looked at the usgs website and they said snails were unlisted. I wondered if anyone had any helpful information they would share.
  10. Mussle Shell Steinkern

    This is a particularly fragile type of shell, made of many fine layers, and is prone to disintegrate as these did. This rare steinkern was found on a block of matrix submerged in the Chesapeake Bay. Dimensions are for the best-exposed steinkern on the block. The entire block is 14 cm wide x 10 cm high x 5 cm deep.
  11. Please clarify for local discussion. Referencing the attached sketch: First is a coin simulating a fossil. If split at the red line, there would be 2 pieces of external mold. Correct ? or incorrect ? Second is a lens shape, like a saucer or moult of a pygidium. If split at the red line, there would be 2 pieces of external mold. Correct ? or incorrect ? Third is an egg or complete bivalve. If split at the red line, there would be 2 pieces of external mold and 1 internal mold. Correct ? or incorrect ? All 3 assume that the specimens have dissolved an left a void which if filled would be the cast. Correct ? or incorrect ? The local argument is that the pygidium moult example is 1 external mold (top) and 1 internal mold (bottom) because it is the "internal" side of the animal. I don't think that is correct. Just a local discussion needing clarification, thanks. ref: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/paleo/fossilsarchive/casmol.html
  12. pile of shells?

    Area found, Ay Athanasios, Sfalagiotissa Area, 10km north from Limassol shore its 5cm diameter shell-shape 2cm thick. on top there is a dent, when wet a red shell-like shape appears. in photo 1 it is slightly visible on the left. bottom i can see at least 2 shell casts, which means there were shells under and there are shells on top. Anyone thinks I should try and extract that red one from the top? And if yes, any recommendation apart from scratching my way around hoping for the best? All over that area, I found many sponges, shells and other reef fossils, that I will post here at some point.
  13. Cretaceous Clam

    This large bivalve cast; 5 3/4 inch wide was found during a hunt at an eastern N.C. quarry.
  14. My first cast and paint EVER!

    Last Saturday I decided to try something new. I had made a couple of plaster casts in the past, but NEVER painted any before. I don't like painting the walls in my house so never though I would enjoy painting a replica but by golly it was a BLAST! To start with the casting I made 5 teeth, and 3 broke, but 2 came out somewhat decent. I decided to paint my 3 broken ones first just to try it. The fourth tooth in the pictures is a REAL fossil rom Hell Creek, not a cast! I did not have it with me while I was painting so I was just trying to go off of memory. I used a matte sealer for the root, and a high gloss sealer for the crown. They both have a shine to them though! Tell me what you guys and gals think! I promise I won't be offended, in fact if you can offend me you have done something no one has done before! Hmm which one is real? Nope not this one. It could use a little more blending at the crown and root I think. The mold I used seems a bit fabricated from the real deal, but it looks nice! I think the white I added on the tips bothers me the most, but I was trying to give it that shine. Lets see what the real deal looks like. Not the greatest trike tooth out there, but its nice! No idea what is going on with this side of it. A little enamel peel, but it is to be expected. I thought I remembered the crown being darker? Eh, its still a cool piece!
  15. Bivalve inner cast?

    Near Crosbyton, TX found what looks like a piece of chewed gum. I'm thinking the inner mold of a bivalve or maybe just an very interesting rock. Thought?
  16. possible cast ID

    Good afternoon, I found this along the creek's edge near Del Valle Texas. Both sides are somewhat uniform. Plenty of shale formations nearby. Thanks
  17. Bacculites

    From the album Delaware Fossils

    Bacculites ovatus Cretaceous Reedy Point (North side) Delaware city, Delaware Mount Laurel formation
  18. Mounting a Psittacosaurus Replica

    I recently bought a Do It Yourself Psittacosaurus skeleton cast. And I thought it would be fun to share the process of mounting the skeleton. I already had a skeleton cast of a juvenile Psittacosaurus but now I also have an adult version! As it came painted, I could just have mounted it as is. But I wanted to give it a more interesting post rather than a a straight spine and tail. Since the spine and tail come in bundled segments of vertebrae. I thought I would cut them apart so that I could create curves better. And as I was modifying it anyway, I might as well improve it here and there as well. Some parts like the vertebral foramen on the vertebrae and some fenestra are filled in on the original cast. So I decided to dril some holes to make the details a bit more accurate. Size comparison with the adult and juvenile skeleton. The frame I made for the juvenile is pretty basic and primitive so I want to make a better and prettier mount for the big one. Drilling out the vertebral foramen in the middle and separating the vertebrae. Process of drilling holes and opening up the inside of the skull to more accurately reflect actual openings in a real skull. I'm not done smoothing out the new hole syet though. So right now it still looks quite ugly. More to come soon!
  19. From the album Copenhagen, Louisiana finds

    I have no idea. Rock, bone, casting. Found in creekbed of Copenhagen, Louisiana

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    From the album Copenhagen, Louisiana finds

    I have no idea. Rock, bone, casting. Found in creekbed of Copenhagen, Louisiana

    © &copy

  21. From the album Copenhagen, Louisiana finds

    I have no idea. Rock, bone, casting. Found in creekbed of Copenhagen, Louisiana

    © &copy

  22. From the album Copenhagen, Louisiana finds

    I have no idea. Rock, bone, casting. Found in creekbed of Copenhagen, Louisiana

    © &copy

  23. From the album Copenhagen, Louisiana finds

    Found in creek bed in Copenhagen, Louisiana

    © &copy

  24. From the album Copenhagen, Louisiana finds

    Found in creek bed in Copenhagen, Louisiana

    © &copy

  25. I've started to put together an entry for the "Paleo Re-creations" forum but it will take some time to get all the info entered in and ready to post. My first step has been to create a gallery. I've begun to garnish it with information regarding each plaster or resin cast. Currently, I have the album loaded to the gallery titled "My fossil replicas (casts in plaster and resin)." My Isotelus replica has comments attached now. I'll provide information about each image via comments. Upon completion of that task, I'll write a short article posted here on "Paleo Re-creations" describing my successes and failures so that we can have discussions regarding making fossil replicas as amateurs. I am looking forward to learning a great deal from each of you on this subject. What I know I will happy share with all of you. Bill Heimbrock - billheim@cinci.rr.com
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