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  1. Hello everone, Thank you in advance. This is my first post so bear with me if I don't give the proper information needed or if my photos aren't sufficient. I think this is a fossil? Possibly some sort of fish? Found on the Los Angeles coast in San Pedro area of california. I'm posting two photos but because of the size I couldn't post the rest. I will try to post more in another post on this thread. Thank you again, Amy
  2. This looks like a little skull with brains and such still intact - is that wishful thinking? Found this at GreensMill Run, Greenville, NC. It's fossilized, was found in a huge array from horse tooth to shark teeth to whale bone and lots of tilly fish bones etc. Is it a skull, if so is it fish? I am assuming fish because I've not found much of anything mammal fossilized at GMR aside from horse teeth, which this obviously wouldn't be a horse.
  3. I bought two unprepared fish nodules from a dealer at a show and have started to prepare them. I'm a total noob when it comes to preparation. I've prepared a few trilobites from wheeler shale but that's about it. I have a Paleo Aro and a Paasche air eraser. Can you all take a look at what I've done so far, and help me to understand what I'm seeing? Obviously I just got a fin, but I don't understand what the big long part is in the middle, or how the fish is oriented. A lot of the black/brown layer has chipped off while I've been working on it. Is this an actual 3-dimensional fossil? I expected it to be just like a thin plate, like Green River fish. I have only used the Aro, haven't tried messing around with the air eraser yet, although wouldn't the air eraser chip off the thin brown layer just as badly?
  4. I started the preparation that @snolly50 won on my auction. Here's a pic of the fish as I received it.
  5. I have been going through a group of tiny coprolites from the Ryan Formation, Waurika, OK. Most of the inclusion I have come across are fish scales. Can anyone identify this ribbed bone? My first thought was part of a fish spine. Thanks in advance for your help!
  6. Hi all, Picked this fossil up at the fossil fair Ede last weekend, and I have no clue what it is. The paper that came with it said (in Dutch): "cleitrum / schelvisachtige" and apparently it's from the very early Holocene, and it was found in Ymuiden (NL). Doing a quick Google translate, I got as a translation: cleithrum / haddock-like. Those were new words to me, so I googled them and saw that a cleithrum is part of the skeleton of bony fish (though I still don't know where), and that a haddock is a kind of fish. So now I ask you, what exactly is it? And where in the fish would it have been? Thanks in advance! Max
  7. Hi, I bought the first fish and they said it was an Eohiodon but I do not know enough about Green River fish to tell for sure. The second I bought unprepped with only the half backbone sticking out. After prep, I think it is a Knightia but am not sure. It looks like it's head exploded a bit due to gases and such. Thanks for any help. Dom
  8. I'm still breaking down shale chunks that I brought home from the Martin Marietta quarry in Midlothian, TX. Site covers the Atco contact between the Eagle Ford shale & the Austin Chalk formations. Lots of micro stuff in there. Here are my latest tiny finds. Scale in all photos is in millimeters. Pycnodont fish tooth. Thanks to Mike Everhart for the ID! Ptychotrygon sp. ray tooth #1 Ptychotrygon sp. ray tooth #2 Vertebra, I suspect fish of some type or other, That's the offbeat stuff. Most of the rest is all shark teeth in varying condition. Haven't gotten photos of those yet, too big for my micro camera.
  9. Here it is, the show booth layout! What do yah think? did we get enough fish this year? I am kind of fond of the table, it is fully lit all the way around the inside with LED lights!
  10. From the album Cretaceous

    Fish Vertebrae Upper Cretaceous Wenonah Formation Big Brook Colts Neck, N.J.
  11. From the album Cretaceous

    Ichyodus (ratfish- cartilaginous jaw piece fragment) Upper Cretaceous Wenonah Formation Big Brook Colts Neck, N.J.
  12. Hi all, Maybe this find is past identification due to erosion, but i thought it may be of interest to others Length is around 8 inches I can see similar lines to the shell / tail feature on the right of the 'solid' part.. Wondering if anyone has any idea what it might be? is it two separate fossils perhaps? All the best Ben
  13. I have not been very frequent on here lately, so I thought I'd post a little something to let the old timers on here know I'm still around. First let me say I'm no professional when it comes to prep. If I found something completely crazy cool and in need of a professional I would send it there. However cool something is to me, most of the time there are bunches of these in museums already so I don't think I am causing any dis-service to science by trying my hand a prepping these myself. That said, I do my best, and take lots of pictures along the way. I figure it is better prepped by myself (however poorly) than crumbling in one of my drawers of my shop. The following are a few pictures of a fish (Pentanogmius) my wife found two summers ago, and I finally got prepped this summer. A large section of a chalk pyramid had collapsed, and this fish was found in the debris pile. Much of it had already weathered away. We picked it up in pieces and brought it home. I prepared a box to mount it in, and set the bones in plaster.
  14. Replicas of different fossils. Size is about 15cm X 25cm
  15. From the album Triassic

    Diplurus newarki (flattened skull) Upper Triassic Lockatong Formation Newark Supergroup Granton quarry North Bergen, N.J.
  16. From the album Triassic

    Diplurus newarki (partial coelacanth- body and fins) Upper Triassic Lockatong Formation Newark Supergroup Granton quarry North Bergen, N.J.
  17. So, I haven't gotten a chance to ask about this weird tooth I got in Tucson. The root is there, and in good shape, but I don't think there is any way I can get it out of the matrix. The matrix is solid stone with the hardness of concrete, and I would probably break my tools on it. Youll have to ignore the cat in the background continued
  18. From the album North Sulphur River

    2-18-17
  19. From the album In-Situ Shots(various locations)

    2-18-17 North Sulphur River
  20. Hi I have read about the green river fossil formation in eastern Utah. Has anyone ever been there? Where is it and can you collect? thanks
  21. From the album @Max-fossils 's Zandmotor Finds

    Some fish verts from the Zandmotor. Most are incomplete.
  22. From the album @Max-fossils 's Zandmotor Finds

    Me holding a perfect fish vert found on the Zandmtor, still a bit covered in wet sand.
  23. Fossil Hunt Leads University of Chicago Professor to Antarctica Paul Caine, WTTW, Chicago, February 14, 2017 2:48 pm http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/02/14/fossil-hunt-leads-university-chicago-professor-antarctica Yours, Paul H.
  24. From the album @Max-fossils 's Zandmotor Finds

    A partial fish jaw found on the Zandmotor, with one tooth (shiny black thing). Probably from a bream (Sparidae).