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Found 12 results

  1. Color of Russian trilobites

    Why are trilobites brown from Russia and black from other countries? What's the difference of the mineral composition between a brown trilobite and a black one? Both the trilobite fossil and the matrix are stones, why are their colors so different?
  2. I'm sure y'all are aware that fossil shark teeth come in many colors, from Bone Valley White to Jet Black. I've also heard of weirdly colored ones, including some that had purplish roots! So what is your weirdest colored tooth? For me, it's a small one that has a pitch black root and a sky blue blade (no related image, though).
  3. Cephalopod Shell Color!

    Hello all! Recently I have been obsessed with cephalopods and realized there is a real lack of reconstructions of the color patterns on extinct nautiloids and ammonites! This led me to compile a list of known fossil color patterns on cephalopods. After a year of on and off research, I found about 90 species of cephalopods retaining official or undescribed, original patterning on their shells. These are the first 15 species on my list. The color markings are based both on descriptions and photographs of the fossil material. The shades of the markings are based on the fossils, but also inferred. I Hope you will appreciate my work!
  4. Hi all, I wanted to start a thread for people to share their favorite fossils with amazing coloration. To kick it off here is one of my favorite shark teeth (a hemipristis from BV in Florida, miocene age). It is near max size for the species, just under 2" on the slant.
  5. Some Dinosaurs laid blue eggs

    And I'm not talking about that blue little dinosaur that hangs out in your backyard... Dinosaurs Laid Blue Eggs—And That's a Big Deal - National Geographic LINK
  6. Hello, I am going fossil hunting in a stream called Big Brook in NJ. It's mostly a stream ankle high. So I was wondering where should I dig and sift to find the most fossils? Should I dig deep? Should I go where all the rocks are? Should I dig on land? Thanks.
  7. I ordered a couple of caliper stands and one is for this little beauty! This is Hoploscaphites nicoletti. One of the best I have. I now wish I could find a caliper stand that is black in color. I think the shiny brass takes away from the specimen? Also, I just wish you could see the real color this has. The picture doesn't do it justice. RB
  8. Keeping the wet look

    Sometimes a fossil shows more of its detail when wet than when dry. The photos below show what I mean. What is a good way to treat the fossil (I mean with oil etc.) so that it will keep the more attractive wet look? The first photo is dry, the second is wet. The pictures were taken with the same lighting and camera settings. Russ
  9. Fossil Colors

    http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/structures-fossil-dinosaurs-confirmed-be-animal-pigments
  10. I've always wondered why many specimens are extremely colorful. Many seem to be unrivaled in terms of color with other fossils. Any thoughts?
  11. I looks real, but you can't start a camp fire with this. The species is unknown, but I like to imagine perfect pigmentary replacement.
  12. mostly fozzz 045

    From the album 2012/13 Discoveries

    My fav Mako. frm a crk
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