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  1. Cyril's Walkers useful knowledge about fossils has brought us a book he made for fossil hunters like us. This book contains hundreds of pages of fossils and everything about and how to identify,rarity,time period,etc. It is very useful and I have identified some fossils such as sand dollars,trilobites,and shark teeth I have bought. It also gives us info for earths history,where to look for fossils,equipment,and many more.
  2. hi everyone this is matthew again today in the creek again I found 2 neat fossils and a quartz crystal the first one has many corals in it and the second one has a nice horn coral sticking out of it here are some photos
  3. Hi everyone, Today I was in Weymouth (south of England) when I stumbled upon a popular fossil shop. The shop specializes in selling a variety of both fossil replicas and 'fossils'. While I was there I stumbled across a selection of Mosasaur teeth with the root kept inside a locked cabinet. I decided to purchase one of them for £10. So what I was wondering is if the tooth and root are real or not as I am still sceptical. Can anyone give any insight?
  4. Senile Bovine?

    Just recieved this from a Chinese seller ( might not be originally from there though!) Stated as Pleistocene. Not sure what I am looking at. I have tried comparing with many photos online and can't seem to come up with a good match. Might this be from an "off the normal grid" bovine such as Water Buffalo or oxen or just a very senile animal like bison? Heck, it may not even be bovid at all. There doesn't seem to be a pronounced stylid on the side. Any and all opinions are welcomed.
  5. Cretaceous mystery

    Hi everyone !!! Recently I found this fossil in lower cretaceous sediments and I cleaned it , but I'm not sure what is it. Seed? Plant fragment? bone? What do you think? Lower cretaceous (Aptiense-Albiense) Continental sediments. Regards Juan
  6. Mystery Cretaceous fossil

    Hi What is fossil it? Campanian Poland
  7. Mammal pleistocene fossil

    cześć, Jakie zwierzę to kość? Hello, What animal is this bone?
  8. Too Many Fossils

    Hello, So, I'm going to get straight to the point. I live in a small house, and I have way too many fossils right now. My entire collection consists of 35 Diplomystus, 10 Knightia, 7 Phareodus, 2 Mioplosus, 36 pieces of petrified wood, 1 fossilized sand dollar, 2 gastropod shells, some fish bone fragments, and 38 other fossils that are unidentifiable. I'm going to be up front right now, I have way too many fossils in my small house. I'm trying to figure out what to do with the excess. Does anybody have any ideas what I could do with the excess? Any help will be appreciated, Jared
  9. Wisła river pleistocene bone

    Hi Im New user Im from Poland Im dont better speak anglish What animal bone it?
  10. I think its a fossilised sea bed?

    I found this on a beach on the isle of wight. I think its fossilised sea bed fragments. It appears to have gold imbedded in much of it. Could someone confirm what it is? I expect it to be fools gold but it adds a good spin to the story when told. Thanks
  11. Skull, Teeth, Jawbone, etc.

    Hello everyone and thanks in advance for any help or ideas. Earlier this summer my friend moved to South Dakota and purchased a home. A few days ago he was cleaning out a shed on the property and found a cardboard box filled with the fossils seen below. It is unknown if the prior owner had found these on the property or if they had been purchased elsewhere. So unfortunately he has no idea where or when these were originally found. Neither of us have much experience in this but obviously fossils such as these catch your attention! If anyone wants or needs additional pictures let me know and I will see if he can send more. I have included mostly pictures of the skull and teeth as I figured they would likely be most helpful for identification. It is assumed all these pieces belong together but it is possible it is just a random collection. The pictures in order are: skull facing front, skull bottom, skull side (close up), three different angles of the jaw/teeth, and then one pic of all the pieces together with a ruler to get a ballpark idea of sizing. Hope you guys enjoy the pics and hopefully someone out there has some guesses. Thanks!
  12. Oreodont prep

    Thought I would share before and after of an Oreodont skull I prepped out. It still needs some detail work on the teeth. I have reconstructed the 2 upper canines, my first time ever reconstructing any part of a fossil and havent decided if I want to reconstruct the rest of the skull. What do you guys think?
  13. Is this anything?

    Aup all. I found this earlier in the week on Hunmanby Bay, near Filey, Yorkshire, UK. To start off, I noticed the shells embedded into the rock on one face. Upon further inspection this afternoon, I noticed this on the back of the rock. It is possibly nothing, but on the close up, it looks like a scale pattern. Does anyone know. Many thanks.
  14. Fossil bone near Mt. Ida

    So yesterday I was out looking for quartz in Mt Ida and happened across this interesting piece of fossil. Anyone have any ideas? I sifted through some pages online and didnt come up with anything that resembled it's relatively small size and pointed spine features on top.
  15. Yesterday I went on a little fossil hunting trip with former Forum member Kim Texan. She had stopped by on her way to Oshkosh, WI. I decided that it would be better to have a successful trip at finding fossils, so I took her to a Pennsylvanian roadcut that exposes the LaSalle Limestone / Bond Formation. It never fails to yield fossils. While collecting, a car stopped by and a reporter and photographer from the LaSalle Tribune stepped out and asked if they could take some pictures and ask some questions. Here are some pictures that I took of Kim, the area and a couple of our finds - I did find the article in the Newspaper today, along with a couple pictures that I ended up buying. No interview would not be complete without mentioning the Fossil Forum. Here is the article below: "With hammers swinging and chisels chipping, fossils were being uncovered along the roadside of County Highway 62. Just down the hill from Illinois Valley Community College, two out-of-towners were digging their way into limestone in search of different types of specimen. “It’s like a fishing hole. Nobody wants to tell you where they’re finding them,” said Ralph ******** of Aurora, who hunts for different fossils around the area. Ralph said he, unlike some others, tries to let other people know about good spots to search in on The Fossil Forum. It’s how he came into contact with Kim ****** who is from Dallas and was on her way up to Oshkosh, Wis., before stopping in the area to hunt with Ralph. “That’s one nice thing with the forum is you meet a lot of people,” Ralph said. And after 25 minutes of looking, the pair had found a few different items such as brachiopods from the Pennsylvanian period. Ralph said what they were uncovering was from about 310 million years ago. “You find shark teeth here too,” he said. Ralph said he found Peripristis teeth and confirmed it with a paleontologist with a local connection. Stephen Brusatte, now a chancellor’s fellow at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, was born in Ottawa and is an Ottawa High School graduate. “I sent him a picture to see if he could confirm what it was,” Ralph said, adding Brusatte got back to him quickly with a confirmation." (Brent Herrmann- NewsTribune Online Editor)
  16. My New T Rex Tooth

    Just got back my online purchased T Rex tooth. Bought it last month and then sent it off to my prepper to do some minimal clean up/work. It's back and so excited for you all to see! The tooth is 3.6 inches and is a shed maxillary tooth with a small piece of the root. It has great serrations and I especially love the worn tip. This tooth did some work! The person selling it obtained it from Hell Creek but thought it was a BIG nanotyrannus tooth. I paid a premium for a nano tooth but definitely cheap since it turned out to be Rex. I told him it was Rex after I received it and he was happy nonetheless. Special thanks to @Troodon for the advice given.
  17. Mazon Creek Fossil

    To those of you who are serious collectors, this is probably not thought of as an outstanding specimen, but as I'm primarily a mineral collector, I was thrilled to find this piece! I believe it's a section of Calamites, with what I consider some amazing crystallization of calcite and sphalerite.
  18. Fragment of bone? (Ukraine)

    Hello! Help with id, please. Is it part of bone..? It was found in Western Ukraine, neogene or cretaceus. Thanks
  19. strange coral that needs ID

    Hi this is matt again the other day in the creek I found this strange fossil coral can anyone id it for me ? here are some photos
  20. Found in Southern Ohio

    We found this in the creek in Southern Ohio, trying to identify it.
  21. Dinosaur or Mammal bone ID help

    I found this on the bank of the Red Deer River in Alberta Canada. I have no idea what it's from. I have never found a fossilized bone before. Does anyone have any ideas? Not sure if it could be from a Dinosaur or a mammal like a young mammoth or something. I would love to get some ideas on this one. I am willing to answer any questions or take new photos if needed.
  22. Possible fossil or just a rock?

    Hi everyone. I will update my profile and introduce myself soon, but I'm eager to see if I can get some help with this. Found on Happisburgh Beach, Norfolk, England. I don't know if it's just a rock, or a bone, a fossil...?! Can anyone help or point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance!
  23. Help with easy Trilobite ID

    Hello all, I am a new member here and haven’t searched for fossils for 50 years, when I was 14 years old living in upstate New York. Currently on a trip to Newfoundland with my wife while visiting a friend in Harcourt, NL just 15 miles East of Clarenville I started digging and opening shale rocks in his backyard. I found a few smaller items that were non identifiable fossils but when I opened this one I knew immediately from my teenage years it was a trilobite but after googling I soon discovered there are many many varieties and periods which led me to this forum. I’m thinking this will be an easy one for many of you and save me Many hours of questions. Hope my images come through ok as ok as we are still on the road and I’m doing this with my phone and iPad. Thanks in advance for your help. Rick location found: Harcourt, NL approximately 500 feet from Smith’s Sound Its 2” in length if I don’t get the image with tape Measure loaded aqua blue shale
  24. Please help ID this fossil

    Please help Id this fossil we found it in a creek in north central Florida are the holes natural??