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Found 275 results

  1. egg or strange rock

    i prefer to play in the dirt to find fossils but i couldn't pass this up at an estate sale. price was right so i brought it home to study. not sure where it came from. any info would be much appreciated. thanks
  2. Hello all, I saw one seller online listing this piece for auction. I'm interested in bidding but the fact the seller is from Taiwan worries me. Other than that, the egg looks nice. Seller says it might be a small tyrannosaurus or large therapod egg. Locality is noted as "East Asia", which I assume is china. And the description says this is from an old Chinese collection exported in the 80s. Cretaceous of East Asia. Best wishes
  3. Oviraptor eggs

    Hi All, hope everyone had a great Christmas. I hope someone can help, I recently received a quantity of egg shells, originating from China. They are from Oviraptor supposedly. My question is that some have nodes, others have ridges, some have something in between. Is this just something that differs from individual to individual or from species to species? A search on Google images show a selection of both nodes or ridges so I am none the wiser.
  4. Dear all, I am new to this website and to collecting fossils. I have seen a dinosaur egg, supposedly real, advertised as an egg from a large theropod. To me, the egg looks fake because the surface is very smooth and the shape "too perfect". Supposedly the egg was discovered in the 1960s. I would be happy if a knowledgeable person could briefly state their opinion on whether this is a fake or not.. Thank you very much
  5. I know the typical signs to look for in Chinese fakes, but this one is stumping me. It's got a pretty unique patina to it. Here's info and photos: Species: Oviraptor Egg Country of Origin: Taiwan (red flag) Origin of Find: China, mid-80's Measurements: 18cm x 13cm x 5cm (egg without matrix) Weight: 1,970g This seller's other items look legitimate so I'm hoping there's authenticity here. Lend me your special fossil eyes.
  6. Dino eggs prospecting

    Last Week-end I went in the area of Aix en Provence in South of France. i wanted to find some clues of dinosaur eggs for further digging next spring. I wealked in the red badlands of the region, with nice sun and landscapes. I finally found eggshells fragments, coming from destroyed eggs because of the rain. I also spotted a few eggs in section. Enjoy the pictures ! CAN YOU SPOT THE SHELLS ? HALF EGG ABOUT 20 CM IN THE STONE
  7. Hello, I found this while at the oregon coast. Is it a fossilized egg of some kind? Its about 3 inches long. Thanks
  8. ID - Fossil Egg?

    Hi there. I found this in the construction fill dirt around a house in North Carolina. I noticed that it was abnormally heavy compared to the other rocks in the area.
  9. Hi everyone, I'm relatively new to collecting and have gotten most of my fossils so far from one website that I think is reputable. I am trying out a website that I have purchased one fossil from already because I am interested in getting a dinosaur egg. It is a little pricey, so I just wanted to get some reassurance that it's the real deal before I pay for it. It says in the description that the original owner bought it 30 years ago and that its location of origin is unknown, which made me a little suspicious. I would greatly appreciate if I could get a little direction on this one before making a commitment.
  10. I give up. What is thisl?

    Hello - I have spent hours with this rock under the microscope hoping to find a clue that will help me confirm what it is, but....I know NOTHING about this stuff so it's best I just ask. So about 3 years ago I acquired 2 interesting looking rocks. I was told they were found here in Ventura, California along the Santa Clara river bed and I believe they were found within the last 30yrs. This first one is interesting as it looks like there's what looks like a lizard head to me protruding out of it. It also looks like it has an outer shell and in some areas you can see crystals on the inside of the rock. Could this be an egg fossil? Any help with this is greatly appreciated! Also, I can send additional pictures if needed. Thank you!
  11. Egg or fake

    Found in river rock southern Indiana. Fossil or stone?
  12. I'm checking at this probable Crushed Dinosaur Egg, though I myself do not see the hallmark characteristics of an egg. The description says that bones and skin can are present. Just want to know what you guys think of it. The images are the top and bottom views Country: Argentina Formation: Rio Colorado Formation Period: Upper Cretaceous
  13. Hi guys what do you think of this dinosaur egg? It misses quite a lot off egg shell right? It comes from an old collection and is found in the Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence in France. Often sold as Hypselosaurus egg. Approximately 25 cm. I know these eggs are quite rare but I am doubting.
  14. Egg fossil ID?

    Weighs 16.5grams found myrtle beach, SC
  15. Split Egg - Real?

    My uncle lived in Davenport, Iowa. He gave me a bunch of items like this 30 years ago when I was like 9 years old. I do not know where this was found, or if it is real. Thanks for any insight! Dan
  16. Is this a fossil

  17. Can anyone identify

  18. Clutch of small eggs?

    Found this a couple days ago on my ranch. Western Colorado - Morrison Formation. On the surface. No prep besides light brushing. I'm not that knowledgeable, but could this be a clutch of small dinosaur or other ancient reptile eggs? Lots of dinosaur activity in the area. Probably about 20 eggs total including what isn't visible in the middle. 105g total weight. They measure roughly 1/2 inch or 1.25cm each. Larger pics included in link. Thank you https://postimg.cc/gallery/nni2692y/508eae1d/
  19. May I have your view on the authenticity and condition of this egg cluth? It is from Guangdong of China.
  20. Is this a theropod eggshell from the Allen formation Argentina?
  21. Egg or Coprolite or Something Else?

    I picked this up in a second hand store of all places her in south(Coastal) Alabama, so I don't know where it originally came from. I've never seen anything even similar around here. It's a decent size...about 4.5" x 2.5" x 3.75" (114mm x 63mm x 95mm) and seems heavy for it's size...21.6oz (614g). Whatever it is, it appears to have petrified bones or fragments (looks more like whole bones) inside it. It's asymmetrical in shape with a textured outer surface and some holes that show some of the inside. The coin in some of the pics is 1 inch(25mm) across and some of the photos were taken of the item wet to show color better. I have a lapidary saw and was thinking about cutting it open, but I'm afraid I'd ruin it if it was a fossil that was better left intact. I know I don't have much information to go on but any help identifying it greatly appreciated.
  22. What is this?

    I recently bought a collection and everything was marked but this egg. The only info I have on it is that it is from China. Any help is very much appreciated and thanks to everyone in advance
  23. Need fossil ID

    3 1/2 in. X 4 1/2 in. 2 in. Wide
  24. There are lots off fossil eggs popping up on the market. Would be nice to get some opinions on the following one: middle one
  25. Yet Another Egg ID Request

    Hi! Yep, this is the ten thousandth request to identify an "egg". I am pretty sure it's a fossilized egg and not a concretion, but I don't expect it to be from a dinosaur - maybe an ancient turtle or prosauropod or something, or possibly an Archosaur like Aetosaurus (which has been found in the same area). I have read the basic and advanced topics on egg identification on the forums, and I hope I can provide enough information for a clear identification. I found this "egg" a few days ago along the south shore of the Merimere Reservoir in Connecticut. This reservoir is located in a glacier-cut valley about 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Dinosaur State Park. It is in the town of Meriden, where remains of the small Hypsognathus were discovered. Here's a bit about the geological history of the area (which is an 1800 acre preserve called Hubbard Park) from the official website: "These areas, known as the Hanging Hills of Meriden on the west and Lamentation Mountain on the east, were formed by volcanoes 200 million years ago when dinosaurs still roamed the earth. Two of three major lava flows covered the red sandstone valley in Meriden. Each one cooled and hardened into trap rock known as step (basalt) and was gradually covered by sand and mud eroded from the surrounding hills. Through time, these sediments were buried by new sediment and cemented into brownstone by the slow trickle of groundwater. One exposure of the contact between the sandstone and basalt is in the cliff Northeast of Mirror Lake, 0.15 mile south of the Southern tip of Merimere Reservoir. A two foot thick layer of sandstone covers light-brown to light-red-banded silt stone and lays on top of two (2) inches of red clay with overlying basalt. Once the volcanic activity stopped, the whole region was fractured and tilted to the West. Since then, hundreds of feet of the softer sandstone bedrock have eroded from the valley leaving the dense, hard volcanic trap rock ridge layers standing out far above the surrounding landscape." What remains of the "egg" is about 11 cm (4") long and 5 cm (2") thick. It could have been round but I think more likely elongated (elongato/dictyo) and appears to have been squished a bit before fossilization, as you might expect from either being stepped on or crushed by earth or mud. It appears to have had a thick, leathery hide-like "shell" around it, in which tiny evidences of porosity can be seen, along with irregular cracks from the compression. There is a noticeably flatter side (the "bottom") which has a pattern of cracks that would be consistent with something like a crushed soft-shelled turtle egg. Unfortunately, it has been damaged and parts have broken off. The interior appears to be darker than the "shell" and the center of that core darker yet. I created a Google Photos shareable folder for the pictures since the total would be more than 4MB. You can access it HERE (I hope!). Photo comments (starting from the top, left to right): This pic mainly to show thickness of and striations in the "shell". Note the cracking pattern and the porosity of the "shell". This is what I am calling the bottom; it's very flat and also cracked. Close-up of the bottom cracks and holes. Another, closer shot of the "shell" for thickness and pattern. Side view more clearly showing the core of the "egg". Bottom again from another angle. Top view for measurement (cm). Side angled view for measurement (cm). Thank you in advance for your help. I'm happy to take any additional photos required (and maybe with better lighting!). Chris
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