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  1. Organizing Collection/ ID Help

    Organizing my collection has been the tedious, but also a really fun process. I’ll probably continually posting here for assistance. When I’m feeling a little more confident about my ID’s, I’ll post it in the members collection section to share. I still have some fossils to prep, piece together, display, label, etc. and really fortunate that I have all of you helping constantly; it really speeds up the process. In another year’s time, I’ll be much more educated/ well rounded Some of my fossils are rookie purchases, so I’m just trying to make the best of it. The issue is , I think they’re pretty cool, but not sure if they are worth displaying given that they are bone fragments. I was thinking maybe in a riker...also the issue of labeling...Below are three separate purchases. Group 1: The seller sold these in fragments. Several of these pieces I glued back together neatly with Paleo bond. The seller must’ve used some kind of thick glue originally because there are some marks, but it’s no big deal... anyway these were advertised as Albertosaurus bones... when I asked the seller why he labeled it as such, he said because it’s very probable? I asked him for a coa, and when I received it, it only said Tyannosaur bones... so I’m going to leave it at that...because it’s indeterminable. Even back then I knew Coa’s were pointless, but I always like asking for one, because I feel like it could possibly put a little pressure on the seller to be a somewhat more honest like it did in this case...however in most cases sellers don’t care: Tyrannosaur bone fragments: Judith River Formation, Northern Montana The other small miscellaneous pieces I don’t think can be glued back...no fit or match, just associated bones...What would you label the fossil as, and are they worth displaying?
  2. Cataloguing software?

    My ever expanding fossil collection is without documentation. With all the details of the fossils in my head alone, is there a software or website capable of cataloguing my collection? Ideally i'd like to be able to upload photos of each fossil and fill in custom parameters and notes for each. Does something like this exist? Note: I am running macOS Sierra version 10.12.1
  3. Collection Catalogue Plan

    I thought I'd share how I plan to catalogue my collection in case someone finds it useful. Each entry will be two parts - a photo of the fossil sized about 2.5x3.5" (5x7 print cut in fourths) and a business card with ID/location/etc. information. Here is an example: Every fossil will have a unique reference number which will be on the bottom left corner of the ID card and photo. Reference numbers will also be displayed with the fossils. The format: (3-letter ISO country code)-(4-letter formation/location code):(4-digit number in order of acquisition). Country code list: http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/country_code_list.htm. Whenever possible, I will include an image showing what it may have looked like when alive. Skeletal diagrams will be preferred if extinct, photos if extant and credit will be given to the author. The "notes" section will include at minimum a short description of the specimen and a length measurement. Date found will be noted if known. Any restoration done will be described here as well. The photos will probably be lit by an off camera flash and shoot-through umbrella on a light stand instead of the desk lamp used in the example. The camera will be tethered to my PC and photos will be placed in folders named with their reference numbers to avoid any mix-ups. Exposure and white balance will be set manually for consistency and tweaked in batches if needed (in RawTherapee) before being composited for the prints (in GIMP). These will be organized by location in a binder full of 9-pocket trading card pages like these below. One pocket per specimen, photo on the front, ID card on the back. Most of the ID cards are done and ready to print, but I expect the photos to be pretty time consuming. Again, hopefully someone will find this post useful. Constructive criticism is welcome.
  4. Balteurypterus tetragonophtalmus + Ortoceras. Newest addition to my collection.
  5. My small collection

    My wife and I took a trip to the Trammel Fossil Park just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, a couple of years ago. Prior to this visit, I had no fossils. Now, I have these few. Hope you enjoy. Up first, what I am assuming is a brachiopod, but I could be wrong. Next, another brachiopod.
  6. Wood from Washington

    As I've said before, I am a rockhound of many years. I see recent posts on wood so figured I'd show a few of my personal finds. All are from my home state of Washington.
  7. Bone guy's collection

    I've been a member of this forum for a few months now, and I just wanted to say thank you to all the members who have helped me learn as much as I can learn about fossils. 80% of my fossil knowledge comes from posts I read on TFF, it is a truly amazing resource! I'm exited to show the collection I've amassed so far. To start I have some overview photos of the display. Lighting quality is aweful, but that's just until I get some better lights.
  8. My Collection

    Hi everyone on Fossil Forum, I am pretty new to fossil collection but I have decided to post what I have currently collected and will continue to update this page with new fossils that I acquire over time. I am now looking to acquire rarer teeth now! Details of Specimen: Triceratops Tooth Hell Creek Formation, Carter County, Montana Late Cretaceous Period (65 Million Years Old) Measurements: 1.5 inches long x 3/4 inch wide x5/8 inch thick Weight: 8.9 Grams No restoration at all. all natural specimen. I love the way this looks and its huge!
  9. My collection

    Hello all, I recently saw a whole lot of collections on this forum, and they were all beautifel. Now I cleaned up my room (what's a hell of a task to me, I spended 8 hours) and I deceided to take pictures of the nicest part of my fossil and mineral collection. It's by far not as nice as most members here, but I still have decades to get a nice collection . It's a bunch of everything older then the cenozoicum, because I find it hard to choose what group of fossils I want to collect, trilobites or dinosaurs/ reptiles. Dinosaurs are pretty hard to get here without paying high import and shipping costs. So let's start then. The trilobites are the firsts. Selenopeltis longispinus. Upper: Flexicalymene ouzregui 2 X Elrathia kingi Flexicalymene ouzregui Lower: Minicryphaeus sarirus Cyphaspis agayuara Crotalocephalina gibbus Upper: Cyphaspis walteri Boeckops boecki Combination of Cyphaspis sp., a very tiny kettneraspis sp. and two phacops sp. Coltraneia oufatenensis Lower: Kettneraspis pigra Cornuproetus sp. Gerastos tuberculatus Stapeleyella inconstans Trinueleus fimbriatus Elrathia kingi Phacops latifrons Foulonia sp. Right upper corner: Phacops sp. with bite mark A whole block with partials of Stenarocalymene celebra (I don't find much about this species so I'm still not 100 % sure if this is correct) and a ventral prepped Ogygiocarella debuchi The personal high-light of my trilobites (pictures don't do it justice). A Kettneraspis williamsi with a couple of free-standing spines. Personally the best I have ever seen. So far my trilobites. Next my Khouribga fossils: Lytoloma elegans ( a bit of restoration but most is real) A roothed Mosasaurus globidens tooth. Enchodus fang (there is a jaw in the stone also) Pretty big Mosasaurus sp. tooth Two verts of Otodus obliquus. Partial Mosasaurus globidens jaw Mosasaurus sp. partial jaw. 3 Weltonia ancistrodon teeth Otodus obliquus tooth Roothed Prognathodon tooth a box with misc fossils from Khouribga My two only teeth that are not from Morocco or Europe Denversaurus schlessmani Indet. Croc from Patagonia More to follow
  10. Hi all I just thought I would like to show my small shark teeth collection. I have only recently started collecting Sharks teeth manly because I have been given some very nice examples from different forum members . 1. Palaeocarcharodon orientalis ,Palaeocene, Khouribga, Morocco. 2. Shark Teeth ,Carcharias sp. - Sand Tiger Shark, Negaprion sp. - Lemon Shark, Miocene, Peace River Florida 3. Carcharodon carcharias , Norwich Crag .UK this is the only tooth I have purchased it was part of a Victorian collection of Norwich Crag find. I do really like this tooth , it has a nice hue. 4. Carcharodon carcharias from Chile 5. Crow shark Squalicorax pristodontis Morocco
  11. This is my fossil collection that i've acquired over the last few years. Some i've found my self but most i've purchased. My collection is not neat and most are not labelled sorry. It's a little crammed because i'm low on space. Firstly this large box is full of various fossils that i've decided to not put on display. Lots of bits and bobs. A large ammonite from Morocco, genuine mosasaur jaw and polished orthoceras. At the center back there is a iguanodon vertebrae. Then further to the left there are various labled fossils from kent. Some plant fossils, Crab from USA, ammonite and bivalves and a belemnite phragmocone. Here we have a starfish, ammonite, bivalve belemnites. At the far right there is two shark teeth. Lots of different ammonites. Some more ammonites and trilobites. My favourite reptile is the ichthyosaur. On the bottom right there are three bits of amber. Various bits here, some dinosaur teeth and three megalodon teeth. A Knightia fish, my smaller Keichousaurus and a ichthyosaur jaw section. Another Knightia fish and a fish negative impression from brazil. Shrimp fossil and two fish scales from Morocco. At the back there is my bigger Keichousaurus. Thanks for looking through my collection!
  12. My fossil collection

    Hello, Here is my entire fossils collection, it is very small but has some cool stuff. I started collecting fossils since I was about 9 years old but I really went in to fossils, interest and collection-wise 4 years ago. It is mainly my friend who motivated me and made me interested in these remains of our past, so a big thanks to him. My collection is growing every day,slowly but surely and I am always searching for the best deals. Please ask all sorts of questions and ask for information,This is the goal of my post. Ask me for more picture too! I will have the pleasure of answering and sharing all I know. A big thanks to The Fossil Forums for helping me through my decisions,giving me advice,identifying my unnown fossils and for being so kind. You are a great bunch. Cheers,Thomas
  13. Well, Shark Week has come early this year! I'm starting to photograph my collection for more "safekeeping" while I'm away, so I figured posting them here would be a good thing to do. Now, I can't really tell any species from another, so I don't really have any ids for any of these guys, but I know many members here would know, so I don't mind if some of you all id them (or correct the ones I do give) . These first ones are from Aurora, North Carolina, and come from the Miocene epoch. I think there's some hemis and tiger shark teeth in these, as well as "requiem sharks" (?).
  14. Show me your Sassy Sandtiger

    I figured that while we are on a show me your sharkteeth kick, why not show some of our specail sandtiger teeth The poor sandtiger hardly gets any press, but they can still be a nice addition to any collection. Here is my absolute favorite. It is another Brownies beach special. When I found it in the surf it was a dark black/grey color. But when it dried out I got a blue/tan mottled blade with a brown root. Also the root is kind of oversized for the blade. It has some wicked cusps as well.
  15. Hey guys. Since I'm a new collector I'm looking for some advice. Would it be best to start my collection by buying bulk fossils? The one pictured bellow I'm considering and it has a couple neat things: dolphin jaw, alligator scute, meg tooth, etc. Or should I save for quality stuff right from the getgo?
  16. I am definitely an amateur when it comes to collecting and need some advice: I recently purchased my first 'larger' Spinosaurus tooth from a small gem/fossil shop in Seattle. The owner told me that it had no repairs or restorations, and that it of course came from Morocco. I tested the tooth under a UV flashlight and there were no anomalies, but I just wanted some more experienced opinions. The enamel looks good- no apparent cracks or suspicious color variations, root still has some of the matrix on it, but the tip seems a little suspicious to me... maybe I'm just being paranoid, but I have read so much about fake fossils and just want to be sure! Let me know what you guys think- Thanks!
  17. Fossil Collecting Gloves

    Anybody have some good recommendations for great fossil collecting gloves. I'll be hammering hard nodules and will also need to have good grip.
  18. ID required (Possible Sea Urchin Spine)

    Another fossil from my collection. This fossil I don’t really know exactly what it is but my guess is a sea urchin spine. What’s yours?
  19. Some of my collection

    Hi all Brought some shelving and just starting to layout my fossils and minerals this has barely touched them and still have about 8 boxes to sort, think I'm going to need more shelves.
  20. Identification for Mosasaur and various sea fossils

    I had done a post about the tooth. So the info on the Mosasaur tooth is that it’s from Morocco. That’s all I know about it and if someone could figure out the specific species that’d be great. I also would like to know what the creature was for my other fossils.
  21. Hi all just wanted to do a show and tell on my small mammal collection. I will be updating the post over the holidays . Thanks for looking and have a very Merry Christmas . Bobby 1. Mammoth Tooth North Sea Brown Bank 2. Mammoth Bone North Sea Brown Bank 3. Very rare a Tip of a Strait Tusked elephant Tore Newton Cave Devon U.K. This and the next few are part of an old museum collection.
  22. Show us your Equus teeth!

    Hello again, Paleo friends! It's been a while. It was way back in my July trip to Summerville that I got this 2 14/16" horse tooth from the Hawthorne, the same formation producing the Megs in the area. Finally got around to finding an image compressor so I could actually show y'all: Flip side: Grinding surface: Root side (kinda blurry though): What do you guys have?
  23. Trilobite IDs

    All, I have a lot of different items in my collection but I am not a trilobite expert by any means. That's why I'm looking for help with ID here. If anyone knows more about Trilobites than I do that is. Photos 2,3 and 4 are Moroccan I believe. Specimens I have picked up over the years. Photos 1 and 5 were part of an old collection from a UK locality (Pembrokeshire, Wales?). Any help appreciated.
  24. 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
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