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  1. Bison/Bos tooth?

    Found this tooth while ago.Still not sure to which animal this belongs to.I know that it could be one od these two : Bison or Cow.I Found it last year in a Stream in the middle of the forest when i was looking for Oysters (Gryphea gingensis) in Paraćin,Serbia.People do not live near that forest but maybe they lived in some past.
  2. Is this bone material?

    Found on Myrtle Beach. I've been picking up a lot of bone that is quite obvious to me in its look and texture, but this is a strange piece and I'm not convinced it's bone at all. The only reason I haven't given up on it is because it has two colors - the outside is black, the inside is brownish. Thoughts?
  3. Hey guys, This tooth was recently purchased by a family member and they gave it to me as a Christmas present. They don't know much about fossils and thought it was the real deal. However soon after getting my hands on it I could tell it was a fake or at least partially a fake. The root was too big and it smelled kind of strange. I didn't have the heart to tell my family member that it was fake. It had only been in the draw around 10 days and it literally started falling apart. At this point we tried to contact the seller as they had listed it as a real genuine tooth (they mentioned small restorations but not that the entire root was fake). I didn't get a reply and this angered me as it wasn't cheap. It cost over £400. The guy is still selling fakes and people are buying them. I don't want anyone to feel as disappointed as I did. He even has a fake tooth on there right now. It's frustrating because it ruins it for everyone else who is interested in collecting real fossils. As mentioned the whole root was fake and was like a pink putty. After poking around more the whole thing crumbled in my hand. Even the tooth itself had strange white stuff embedded in it and started to chip off. I'm sure many of you are great at spoting fakes but perhaps this could help a new member or someone who's not sure about these kind of things. Thanks for reading!
  4. Trying to identify

    Found this arrow head hunting in northern Missouri
  5. I just recently bought one of my most expensive fossils and wanted to know if there's anything i need to do to prevent cracking / chipping. Its a partial antler of a Megaloceras giganteus . It came with a card saying it was treated for that but not to keep it in a room with a ton of humidity . anything else i should do , or is it going to be fine?
  6. Is this a fossil? From Guinea

    Dear friends, I've met a very nice man that has kept a stone very well hidden as he thinks that it could have some value. I don't understand what it is, but it came into my mind that it can be a fossil. Can you help to indentify it? Thank you very much. Best regards, David Duarte
  7. About a year ago I came across a fossil hunt report in Morocco and fall in love with the trilobites. From another website, I saw picture of Morocco crinoids plate and I just wish I have them. Last week I found a trip in groupon to Morocco for 15 days. Then I find there are many fossil hunting tours in Morocco from 8 to 15 days. I would like to ask if anyone using the tour for fossil hunt? Are they good and if anyone has a favorite tour company to suggest? I am appreciate any information and help. Thanks.
  8. I picked up this Wild boar (Sus scrofa) jaw section from Florida recently. While it not recognized in the Florida fossil record due to the boar being an introduced species in the past 600 years or so years. This piece has heavy patina, and is mineralized but is too young to be a fossil as it is thought to be a peice that is 400-500 years old. I have Mastodon and cave bear material that are older and far less mineralized. Other than using the rough date of 11k years ago, how else do I explain why a younger less mineralized peice is not a fossil while an older less mineralized peice is a fossil? Thoughts?
  9. Fossil?

    Appears to be mineral deposits of some sort, however the spiral shape of the mineral makes it look fossily. Matrix is 4"x4"x6", very dense, hardness around 5. Found in a river near Grand Cache, Alberta. Any ideas?
  10. Some time ago i received from a seller that photo.....what is that? only a sculpted rock or some kind of fossil ruined to create that?
  11. This time let's have a look in Oligocene, one of my favorite. The Oligocene in this topic includes 2 different localities with slighlty different periods of time : Stampian (-33.9 - 28.1) and Chattian (-28.1 -23). Back in time, Europe experienced a distension at the origin of a great tear of the continental crust: the Western European rift, which produces an alignment of ditches of collapse from the North Sea to the Gulf of Lion. Lakes, with locally marine connections, occupy these ditches. The best example is the series of great Oligocene lakes of Provence. The climate is cooler and drier than in the previous era. As a result, the environment is modified: extinctions and replacements occur within wildlife. Following the refreshment, the flora has a sub-temperate character. It is thus dominated by the elements of the North European flora associated with warmer species, witnesses of earlier flora that survived the cooling. Provence at this time is covered with a series of lakes (depressions of Aix, Apt and Manosque). At the bottom of these silts were deposited on large thickness, forming limestone in thin sheets, fossilizing fauna and flora. We can discover fish, leaves, insects, and exceptionally were found crocodile, birds, bats, frogs ... The sea was close and sometimes corresponded with the lakes. The climate was tropical, from where an abundant flora composed of palms, pine trees … Finally, the Pyreno-Corsican-Sardinian massif gave way and left the sea rush into Provence, covering the lands that were previously emerged. The lakes give way to a warm and shallow sea, which I invite you to discover on the previous topic: Presentation of a Miocene outcrop form Souther France The rock is made of very thin layers which have to be opened carefully to discover the fossils. Some pictures will speak better:
  12. Dinosaur Egg Fossil

    Hi everyone I’m not sure how this forum works I just wanted to get some info about this “real dinosaur egg” my grandpa recently passed away he was an antiques dealer and this was one of his prized possessions.
  13. Las Vegas rock shop

    Does anyone know of any rock shops in the Las Vegas area that would have fossils for sale? More of the Ma and Pa roadside stands rather than the commercial shops , real fossils still covered in dirt.
  14. Not sure what this is.

    I was looking in a creek bed for arrow heads and this popped up. I thought it was strange. The core is stone also.
  15. Thoughts on this skull. Contacted the seller and they stated they didnt know the locality where it was found. Is it Authentic fossil, possible species? Thanks guys
  16. Russian shark teeth ID

    Hello guys! I saw these shark teeth from Ryazan, Russia. The first 6 ( you can put numbers to the teeth according to the order of the pictures ) are identified as Archeolamna. The second 4 are identified as Cretalamna. I am very sure some are not IDed correctly, some swapped btw Cretalamna and Archeolamna and some are completely different species. I really appreciate the help, and if someone could tell me the complete specie name from that location, that would be awesome. Kind regards. Ps : tell me if you need extra pics of the back of the teeth if needed.
  17. Egg Id

    Hi Forum Got a Chance to buy an Egg for a quite a reasonable Price. The Seller told me he bought the egg years ago from China and bought a whole nest with 12 eggs then. Would be great to know more about it, if its possible withe the attached Images. Does anybody has experience with prepping an egg like this? Would you recommend this for a beginner? Thanks
  18. Fossilized egg?

    I found these last week in Texas about 60 miles south east of Amarillo. 2 are nearly identical in size. Do you all think these are fossilized eggs? Appreciate the help!
  19. Russian marine reptile teeth

    Hey guys! I acquired 7 teeth from Russia as plesiosaur teeth. But now I am seeing more pliosaur than plesiosaur in some. A clear ID on the teeth when possible would be really appreciated. You can use the ordre I posted the pics and associate them as numbers . They are all more or less 1cm. Thanks a lot!
  20. M.A.P.S. National Fossil Exposition XLI

    It is almost time for this years M.A.P.S. (Mid America Paleontology Society) National Fossil Expo. It is always billed as the World's Largest Fossil Only Exhibition. The actual Expo takes place at the Sharpless Auctions Facility in Iowa City, Iowa, but there is also a Hotel show at the Clarion Hotel on Dodge St., also in Iowa City. If you have a chance to attend, you should stop by, though it is not as large as it use to be 20 years ago, it is always fun. Hours- Friday and Saturday 8am-5pm Sunday 8am-3pm
  21. The Munich Show

    Welcome to the 56th Munich Show! Whether as a reseller, collector, scientist or interested private visitor, the Munich Show 2019 awaits you with countless natural treasures and an exciting program for learning, participation and experience. The yearning for nature is omnipresent and the desire to surround oneself with natural materials plays an important role in interior design in particular. We cordially invite you to be inspired in the “Living Unique” area of the fair before you start your tour and to be infected by the fascination for precious stones. Opening Hours daily 9.00 am - 6.00 pm TICKETS Day pass Sa/So: 15,00 € Children Sa/So (6-14 y. ): 9,00 € Afternoon Special Sa/So (from 2 pm on): 11,00 € Adress for google maps: Am Messeturm 4 81829 München https://munichshow.de/?lang=en If there are any questions, feel free to ask me There are especially a lot of moroccan sellers with lots of stuff from KemKem.
  22. Dinosaur fossil?

    Hey there, So I’m a total newbie, and don’t have any education in fossils. But I have grown up rock hounding all over the Pacific Northwest. Happened to be hunting for sea glass, and ran across this gem on Cat Island, Bahamas. I’ve brought it to several rock shops to try and get some information or ideas of what it might be but to no avail. Any ideas? Hope it’s an interesting one for anyone to look at on here
  23. Wrightsville Beach Fossil

    On my recent visit to Wrightsville Beach, NC, about 2 weeks ago, I found the shore scattered not only with large amounts of the usual shells, but also large, rocky chunks of the seafloor. Among them, I found large granite blocks and pieces of seafloor containing nondescript bivalve impressions. However, I also found this strange fossil(?) lying on the shore (although I did not collect it). What is it? It looks like a piece of shipworm-infested wood, although it felt pretty hard in texture. Could it be petrified shipworm wood?
  24. Any Fossil hunting spots near Adelaide? really curious
  25. I cracked open a nodule last year on the Yorkshire Coast and it contained this Pseudolioceras Ammonite. It had this weird brown stuff all over it, was this the shell? As found I tried to clean it up and clear the middle with my pen.