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  1. Hi all I would like to show some of my favourite ammonites from my collection. 1. Dactylioceras toxophorum and Harpoceras Isle Skye uk 2. Dectylioceras Toxophorum with Bivalve Isle of Skye uk 3. Calcite Dectylioceras in a pebble Isle of Skye uk 4.Harpoceras Falciferum Ilminster Somerset uk 5. Promicroceras in a fragment of Caenesites Lyme Regis uk 6. Parkinsonia Parkinsoni Sengenthal Germany 7.Ceratites sublaevigatus Germany 8. Pseudolioceras, P.lythense Whitby Yorkshire 9. Polished Cleoniceras Mahajanga, Madagascar 10. , Bajocian? Ammonite from Burton Bradstock, Dorset, England 11. Stephanoceras and Belemnite Natural Association 12. Echioceras Radstock, Somerset. Uk 13. A close up of number 4 14. Chalk Nautilus Beer Head, Dorset uk 15. Dactylioceras Cf Athleticum with a worm tube Ilminster Somerset.uk 16. Hildocerss Lusitanicum Ilminster Somerset 17. Lytoceras Crenstum with a Belemnite and Shells Northampton
  2. Thought I might as well share even though is not much it still gives me a lot of joy even if there have been one or two miss purchases .
  3. I'd like to share my small Ichthyosaur collection. It includes Verts, ribs, a paddle bone and two teeth. These are from lots of different UK locations.
  4. One of the cardinal rules for making a fossil collection is "Labeling". Many collectors have Curios, Drawers, Cabinets, Boxes, Tabletops, Lit displays, Glass shelves and the common "cubby" somewhere in the den, the basement or garage to keep their fossil collection. I'm not going to address where you keep your fossils or how you admire them. I want to talk about what should be alongside your fossils. This post is strictly about labels; so no mention here of controlled climate conditions or expensive furnitures. The information we have about our fossils is the single most important part of the fossil. It doesn't matter if you found it, traded for it or bought it. A fossil without information is a neat thing to see, or use as a door stop, but falls short especially if the fossil is valuable to Science or in the market place. I thought I would share how you can meet information requirements, organize and customize your fossil collection for displaying or for just plain storage. Some collectors have electronic programs to store the fossil collection information. I have Trilobase; other programs can include other types of fossils. These are good filing systems. The actual physical fossil label with an index number is great too. Both physical records and electronic records would be best. Playing around with many styles and formats can give you a feel of how much info is needed or desired. The labels I keep with my specimens for display are more minimal. I will show how you can keep a specimen index number, name, age, strata, locality, species, acquisition, and display it well. Using labels to hold unique index #'s that correspond to the marked fossil specimens is the best system. I like to publicly display my collection in viewing display cabinets. Storing them in between showings, in plastic bins, the labels can be modified to keep things straight and keep the necessary info all at the same time. I see many styles of labels other collectors and institutions use and they are practical and pleasant to see. My ideas are just the start of possibilities to suggest organizing this important part of curating. I start with 60# cardstock; one can get many colors, textures, patterns and effects to print labels. Colors can be Neutrals, Earth Tones and Vibrants, it is all a matter of taste and personal style. The different types of formats and fonts that can make the labels, is equally wide open to taste and style. I coordinate different looking colored labels to separate groups by localities, types, kingdoms or which display I keep them together in. Most labels are coded each with (*,P or T). that notes if I found it, I purchased it or I traded for it. Your uniquely designed index numbers can have secret codes to keep a secret locality only you know the code for. One could start with a basic adopted label form on hand and then fill in the lines by handwriting the information on the label or have unique labels in a pdf file that can print one or many of that label. This is my filing card which holds more information. The file is designed to print four cards on a standard 8 X 10 sheet of paper. You are welcome to download and use my file if you wish. Fossil Catalogue Card.doc If labels are printed on an inkjet or bubble jet, the labels should get a protective coat to prevent moisture or liquids of any kind from wiping out the information. If laser printing labels it usually isn't necessary to coat. If anything is gained out of this post, make it be, labels are a must for any serious collection. If your collection is one or thousands just do the labeling; our memories aren't infallible.
  5. Building dioramas of past life from Edicaran through Pleistocene for educational dioramas. Can anyone suggest resources for SCALED sets/collections? Hate it when the veloceraptor is the same size as the sauropods. Also, for backgrounds, can anyone suggest current paleo artists that might participate in an educational product?
  6. I'm not sure if this has been posted before. But I just found this cool page and found that it has a lot of very useful reference for identification. So I thought I'd share the link. On here you can just browse through their collections. They have some high quality photos. http://data.nhm.ac.uk/dataset/collection-specimens/resource/05ff2255-c38a-40c9-b657-4ccb55ab2feb?view_id=6ba121d1-da26-4ee1-81fa-7da11e68f68e
  7. Show me those collections, and how you display them....Really wanna see CBK"s with all those sick Meg ancestors.... Case of tigers and makos from gville.....
  8. Fossil collection

    Hello fosill lovers! After a long long time dreaming at last im starting my own fossil collection! So far i bought some ammonite and petrified wood,And im wandering what other fossils are a 'collector must have' Sadlly im on a really tight budget,so if someone know a good website to buy some i will be so Thankful
  9. Hello everyone, I'd like to share my extreme budget collection of megs for the US as requested, I've have been collecting shark teeth and other for a little over a year and a half now on a budget and have been surprised by what I was able to get a hold of so far. Condition doesn't bother me hence the budget but I have been able to find some megs from from interesting locations over the short period of time I've been collecting with a little bit of luck. I estimate I spent no more than $1,100 in total for this small collection. Tag me if there's any teeth you'd like to take a closer look at. In order: 1) Ace Basin, Ashepoo River SC 2) Lee Creek, Aurora, NC 3) Ocean teeth likely from offshore SC 4) Georgia??? 5) 7 inch+ meg fragment likely from offshore SC 6) Virginia Red Site (repaired) 7) Georgia??? 8) Virginia 9) St. Mary's??? 10) Georgia??? (repaired) 11) Summerville 12) Ocean teeth likely from offshore SC 13) St. Mary's Last photo: 6inch+ Calvert Cliffs, Maryland (restored) I'll do bone valleys for part 3 sometime soon! @ynot @WhodamanHD @snolly50 @sixgill pete
  10. Fossil Collection Pt 2

    Saltasaurus Eggshell Location: Argentina Velociraptor Eggshells Location: Mongolia Unknown Teeth Location: Wyoming Ammonite Shell (left) Spinosaur Tooth (right) Location: Morococo (Only two with a fancy things lol) Fish Fossils Location: Wyoming and Kentucky This is the second half of my Collection!
  11. Hello everyone, I'd like to share my extreme budget collection of exotic megs/shark teeth so far, I've have been collecting shark teeth and other for a little over a year and a half now on an extremely tight budget and have been surprised by what I was able to get a hold of so far. Condition doesn't bother me hence the budget but I have been able to find some megs from from interesting locations over the short period of time I've been collecting with a little bit of luck. Locations include Puerto Rico, Cuba, Japan, Hawaii, Morocco, Mexico, Peru, and The Phillipines. I estimate I spent no more than $430 in total for this small collection. Anyone else out there with extreme budget rare finds especially shark teeth (or from generally exotic locations), feel free to share and I'd love to see! In order of pictures: 1) Two megs and a hemi from Isabella, Puerto Rico 2) meg from Hawaii (Restored) 3) great white from Japan 4) meg from Morocco 5) meg from Cuba (unfortunately stuck on a wood plate but still a lovely display piece) 6) meg from the Phillipines 7) cubutensis from Peru 8) 2 Makos from Mexico 9 & 10) Heavily and horribly restored 5.9 inch Chilean meg (funny story with this one had an even worse restoration on it with made it look no different from a replica, was suspicious and bought it and when attempting a horrible derestoration process and a few slight touch ups of my own a large chilean meg was hiding under the mess, still needs a tad bit of work but I still love I was able to snag a large one cheap in this day and age ) @WhodamanHD Here we go uploaded !
  12. Rauisuchians are some of my favorite prehistoric beasts, rather specific but I'm wondering if anyone on here on the forum has any material to show I'd love to see. So far I've been only able to obtain postosuchus teeth and recently begrudgingly missed out on some Batrachotomus kupferzellensis.
  13. Fossil Collection Pt 1

    Civil War Bullets Location: Kentucky, USA Trilobites Location: Various Megalodon Teeth Location: Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA Mosasaur Tooth Location: Kansas Meteorite Bits Location: Various This is the first part of my collection. Note some were gifts and others I found.
  14. I have been fortunate enough to obtain a large-ish (well, 25 kilo) collection of fossils. It's an odd mix of genuine specimens and replicas. I have no interest in old replica fossils, and the lot was advertised as basically just that - but I bought the collection suspecting that some would turn out to be genuine, and sure enough, they did. These are the replicas. They vary in their levels of quality, but some are convincing at a glance. The crinoid bottom right is so stunningly detailed that I thought it might be genuine for a moment, but it's just another cast. It's a very unusual collection. It contains many old painted plaster replicas (even of exceptionally common specimens, such as Yorkshire dacs) and a number of very interesting genuine fossils, some with ancient collection labels. I would guess that they are mostly British fossils, and oddly for a British collection, there are no ammonites! But given that these fossils were collected a very long time ago, and cover periods that are unusual to me, I'd be very grateful for any help with IDs. It's a shame, every single item in the collection had a numbered label, but the corresponding cataloge was not included. First off, this coral block. Does anybody have any idea as to what it might be, and where it may be from? Might it be worth polishing it? I'm going to tag @TqB, who tends to know these things! Side 1: Side 2:
  15. My first fossil

    Hi guys. just introduced myself on the board. here is a photo of my first fossil. the start of my new collection
  16. Hello all, I am looking for tips on putting a collection together. Once your collection is posted can you update it with more fossils? Can they be polished to show definition or should they be rough? I have some that I obviously would not polish but I have some beautiful petosky stones that I have polished. I am planning on taking some photos to start a collection but thought I would ask for any tips or pointers first. Thanks, Kim
  17. Hi Fellow Forum members. I have been using a home made dust collection system and think it is time to upgrade. Does anyone have any recommendations? I have seen some woodshop dust collectors that will filter down to 0.3 microns but I am not sure if that is good enough. I am looking for feedback from anyone with experience with dust collectors. Thanks, Andy
  18. How do I start a collection of fossils? What container should I use?
  19. Just thought it would be cool to make a share your fossil collection post. Here are my favorites. I have some other little fossils but I'm sure they are your everyday fossils. So, please share your collection. Looking forward to seeing your fossils. Raptor tooth, Arizona petrified wood, and megalodon tooth
  20. Laws abiding Fossil Collection.

    Dear all, Is anybody aware of the legal prospects regarding Fossil hunting and Collection in India. Please let me know if there is any provision of registration of such collections such that I can legally have possession of Fossils and related stuff.
  21. an oldie,by someone who knows his fish teeth wardcollectiopracticeszoollinneapiscesmuseologyheuristixj.1096-3642.1984.tb00546.x.pdf
  22. I used to have some fossils when I was younger, but they've all been lost to time. Just purchases these from some highly rated sellers online. I like them for different reasons. Any opinions? They were cheap. The plant was $4.50 and the Trilobite was $13 (it's just 3/4 of an inch). The fern is about 2 x 2 1/2 inches. What do you think of them? It's a Cambrian trilobite btw.
  23. Hi fossils friends, I have a collection exclusively based on Permian and Triassic Cephalopods. At the moment, I have around 400 pieces (Ammonoïds and Nautiloïds), but all is tidied up in cardboards. (Not place enough). Later, my wish would be to display my collection in an original way. I would not only put fossils on shelves. Maybe recreate for the differents foundplace a setting with rocks/sand/wood ... Anyone has an idea ? Here are a few examples of my cardboards. Thanks a lot by advance. Gilles
  24. I bought a former dealer's remaining collection today. It is a nice mix.
  25. Reorganising fossil room

    G'day all, was inspired today to reorganise my fossil room, I get that urge every couple of months or so. I've basically just moved things around a bit and tried to group them into some kind of order. I hope to get a few more of the glass display cabinets in the next few weeks as I have a few more pieces I want to display. I've picked up a lot of ideas on displaying my collection from the forum here, it's not only a great knowledge resource but it's a fantastic place to learn from the ideas of others. Thanks to the contributors and moderators for making this the great place that it is, cheers, Dave.
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