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  1. Howdy Everyone~ Went exploring on the James River a few days ago. I was able to find more fossils than usual due to the erosion caused by the hurricane recently. I have been collecting for over a year now so this (my second biggest tooth) is a lucky find I don’t come across often. My question is how often do you all come across bigger teeth? I live in the Chesapeake Bay Area in Virginia. I can usually find 20 half inch or smaller shark teeth, some bones and verts on a good day. I’m curious to know what the more expierenced folks here are finding in the state Virginia and in others states along the east coast. Thanks *tooth measured a little over 2 inches
  2. I'm looking for as many as possible urchin spines all sizes to reconstruct an urchin. I would also like matrix to mount it on preferable from the same area as the spines. I can trade fossils from Washington a prepared crab or unprepared either of your choosing.
  3. Strange Marks on Shell?

    This shell was found in-situ in a late Oligocene formation. The site represents a shallow tropical near-shore environment in what is now the Gulf of Mexico. What is strange to me is the unusual marking on it that I have not been able to determine the identity of. I want to say that it is a bite mark from something, but I really have no idea as this is really not my area of expertise. Edit: I am not referring to the borehole produced by a predatory snail, but the scratch marks near it. I figured that it would at least make for an interesting conversation. The shell measures about 2" across.
  4. This coming up weekend?! Sept. 20-22.

    Hello everyone! I was originally going to go to the Mine in Maysville NC this weekend and look for Teeth but I’m pretty sure they will call it off due to the bad weather they had. I also thought about going to GMR but they flood very easy and I don’t know if the water will be down by Thur. Or Friday. Can anyone help me with any spots that might be good within a 3 hour drive of Virginia Beach. Or if anyone reading this lives near Greenville and have any news on the water levels at the park or the bridge could you please let me know?! Thanks in advance! -Holly
  5. Fossil ID help Texas beach Tarsal?

    Hi, my 8 year old found this on the beach in Galveston Texas today. Just on the surface at the Shell line. Less than 2 inches long by 1 inch wide. Smooth ends
  6. Hi I'm new to this

    I found this while searching for fossils, didn't come up with much, but I still found them interesting. And I figured hey, I know a network of people who could tell me all about these sedimentary rocks and what they are all about. My guess is that one is plant matter. And the other is some kind of quarts (it was a huge slab that I picked up and broke open.) What do you see here with your expert eyes that my novice ones don't?
  7. Fossilized material from Oklahoma

    Recently I got a fossil and it was originated from Oklahoma. I'll like to know from your experience, what do you think this is? Thank you.
  8. Any ideas? I’m stumped. Found on beach in Michigan.
  9. Is this a fake Moroccan crocodile? Sorry for the bad pics it's at a fossil shop I can try and go back and get better once if people think they need ones that are better.
  10. Thoughts on these trilobites from Morocco found on our favorite auction site. Is there any restoration? Has any part been carved or painted? Any I do is greatly appreciated!
  11. Looking for ID

    Does anyone know what this is? apparently it is from the banks of Lake Sakakawea, Tobacco Gardens, outside of Watford City, North Dakota.
  12. Looks like a squid!

    Hi All, This fossil is about 1" long, 3/8" wide and 3/16" thick. Found in Dallas Texas after a rain just peeking through the soil. Any help identifying it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Brever
  13. Daspletosaurus toe?

    Listed as a toe end metatarsal from Two Medicine formation, NW Montana. Would be this be Daspletosaurus hornei / Gorgosaurus sp. or indeed is 100% Daspletosaurus?
  14. Ichthyosaur Vertebrae

    From the album Ichthyosaur Finds

    A good sized Vertebrae i found yesterday.
  15. Yesterday when i was walking back from an unsuccessful collecting tip i spotted this beauty laying half buried on a beach near Whitby! Before this point i'd only found one icthyosaur vert, and it was very worn, and half broken. So i'm extremely happy with the preservation on this one!
  16. Dilophosaurus ??? footprint

    From the album Dinosaurs & flying reptiles

    Eubrontes: Dilophosaurus ? Raised relief (footprint coated to stand out). 200 mya Triassic Erving, Massachusetts . Connecticut River valley. Clay sandstone **Sadly, something smudged the tip of the middle toe while still wet, and ruined the beautiful claw mark. Heel to middle claw tip = 10", & from tip of right claw to top of left claw = 8". The 2 main types you commonly see are Eubrontes and Grallator, but Eubrontes is different, as it is apparently understood to be pretty much dilophosaurus footprints. (Citation???) I know there are probably sometimes others' footprints that will fall under the name, but it seems to be to the point of Eubrontes almost being synonymous with dilophosaurus. (Citation???) I KNOW I'm going to take flak for labeling this as just "dilophosaur", and I understand why, but all in all, in this case I feel completely comfortable and safe using the name without a qualifier. I'm very sorry to all who are bothered and annoyed by it
  17. fossil id request

    found southern indiana area
  18. Hi Guys, I was looking at this bone fragment and didn't thought much of it until I notice it's symmetry. Not only that but as per the picture below it has two protrusions (exact same shape and size on each side. Looks like teeth (or some kind of horn?) was present at some point. Let me know your thoughts. Alex
  19. Hello, I'm new to this forum, from time to time I find fossils...bones, rocks, etc. I luckily found this forum which is great because most of the time as an amateur I don't know exactly what I've found. In this case, it's a bone fossil. It is 15" long x the belly is just under 3 inches and the beak is about 3" Thanks for any help that you can give! - Wow, I love that I can put as many photos as I want!!!
  20. What the heck is it?

    Hello, I'm trying to find out what this is. can anyone help? Thx
  21. Could it be fossil wood?

    Hello, please, colud it be Fossil Wood? Thanks
  22. Guys (and Girls), I know I have seen a specimen similar to this one somewhere but cant remember where... Can you guys take a look? Thanks Alex
  23. Tooth

    I am a rock hound who came across this the other day and I am not sure what to think about it. I am almost positive it’s a tooth but not sure from what species. I was only allowed to upload 2 pictures so I chose these 2. Does anyone know what it may be? If it is a tooth the tip has been busted off at some point. Thanks
  24. Insane Brachiopod

    Hi all, I recently saw this very cool, but also very expensive fossil brachiopod. And well it may be a little out of my price range I would still like to know if it is legit. The seller states it is an undescribed brachiopod that has affinities to the genius Echinaurus. It is from a layer several meters above the Drotops couche at Mrakib, Morocco. This area is Middle Devonian. The seller states that it is about 3.33 inches wide and that the white mineral on the brachiopod itself is natural, not glue or anything like that.
  25. Fossil or not?

    Hi guys I found this today,now i'm not sure if this is a fossil or acheological find.I tried burning test,it doesn't burn ,it makes a bit black color and it doesn't smell like burning bone,it smells more like soil.Also can anyone tell me possibly from which animal this is? Thanks