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  1. Lake Texoma

    Good Morning! My wife and kids are spending a few days on the Texas side of Lake Texoma (Gordonville, Texas). Are there any places nearby that might yield a few of the famous ammonites from this region? Thanks in advance, Daniel
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    Stamford Mineralogical Society Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show LINK Saturday - 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM Sunday - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Venue: Civic Center Address: 90 Harding Rd Civic Center Old Greenwich, CT 06870
  3. Bristol CT. Gem and Mineral Show

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    Bristol Gem and Mineral Show. Saturday: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  4. Hey guys! My latest project is finally at its first stage of deployment. As some of you may know, 2 years ago I released PaleoArchiver, a computer based program for cataloging, archiving, and documenting your fossil collections. Well, I found a lot of problems with it: #1 is that it was not mobile, I couldn't take a laptop out into the field, #2 is that it was based around one central flaw, and that is that you could not make custom tags/IDs for your specimens, they were autogenerated in numerically ascending order, and #3 is that the application had no way of organizing specimens by the site that they were found. As a result of these problems, I started working on a new version of PaleoArchiver, a mobile Android application, rebuilt completely from the ground up. It allows you to go out into the field and create new sites, add specimens to those sites, create field notes, etc. The best part is that everything you do is automatically geo-tagged. The GPS location, altitude, and GPS radial accuracy are all found using the phone's built-in GPS receiver. Further, rather than storing all of the data in a proprietary file format, all of the data is stored in a SQLite database. You can export or import databases as you wish, and use open-source, free computer applications to look at your database from your computer. This also allows you to share your database with friends and colleagues. Pictures for each specimen, site, and field note can either be uploaded from your gallery, or taken within the app. Also, there are fields for not only fossils, but minerals and arrowheads as well! A brief summary of the app's capabilities are as follows: Add new sites, specimens, and field notes quickly and easily Upload or capture photos of sites, specimens, and field notes Automatic site, specimen, and field notes geotagging Automatic storage of data in a SQLite database Export the database for safekeeping or sharing with friends and colleagues Import a database for easy transition when switching phones Search function for retrieving information about specific sites, specimens, or field notes Designed to be simple and easy to use both in and out of the field Edit and remove existing sites, specimens, and field notes And of course, I will continue to update the app. The feature that I plan on adding next is automatic specimen label generation, so that you can create and print labels for your display pieces. And like all new things, there may be some bugs/errors that I have not encountered. I have tested it on a Google Pixel, Nexus 5, and Samsung Galaxy S7 without any problems, but all devices are different. Google Play should tell you if your device will work or not, I don't think that any modern devices would fail (unless you have not updated your phone in the past 3 years!, which is a bad habit...). The app is not free, I spent a lot of time developing it in my own free time. There are no ads, and once you buy it, you never have to purchase it again and will have access to all of the updates. To purchase it, go to Google Play and search for PaleoArchiver, or click this link here. If you are unsatisfied with the app, please tell me what you dislike/have problems with and I will do my absolute best to fix it! For more information and some screenshots, also visit: my website
  5. Cambrian oddysey

    Hi everybody!!! How's life my friends ??? It's been a long time Recently I went with my father to look for trilobites in Cambrian sediments. Sadly we didn't found any complete trilo, but we've found other specimens. I Hope you like It
  6. After visiting the Natural History Museum in Oxford England last year, I really recommend it, London eat your heart out. Easy to get to via train, within walking distance of rail station. I think the displays of fossils are well laid out around the outside of the gallery as well as the larger ones in the middle. I hope to take more photos of the displays as I am going again this year. Well worth a visit, prefer it to the NHM in London. Their website is: http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/
  7. Hi all, seems I have seen plenty of old style paleo books where they use something called a "camera lucida" to draw fossils. Looks like it would be fun to make one, has anyone tried this?
  8. Fossil news on your laptop or phone

    I have just discovered that if you search for 'fossils' on flipboard under 'your passions' (it is an app you can get on your phone, also will open on laptops) it will bring up loads of news on fossils from all over the world. Once I was signed in I deleted off my phone and just used it on my laptop to save data usage. I expect I am probably the last to find out this but I thought I would mention it anyway.
  9. Best place for variety in America

    So I'm curious for the best place in America for a variety of fossil hunting. If you guys could move anywhere in the US, where would it be? There has to be a perfect spot with different epochs in all directions right? Maybe not, but what do you guys think?
  10. Has anyone ever been to the Greater Detroit Mineral, Gem, and Fossil Show (coming up in mid-October)? If so, can you comment on the number of vendors and diversity and quality of fossils available for sale?
  11. Southport, NC area

    I'm headed to a job out in Southport, NC and I haven't been on a good fossil search in a couple of years. I have been doing some research but I was just curious if anyone had any tips. Trying to stay close to Southport for a search but am willing to travel a little bit. Does anyone know any good spots for any fossils other than shark teeth? I'm more in to brachiopods and corals (I could just never get into the shark tooth scene). Thanks! Kelsey
  12. National Fossil Day 2017

    October 11th, 2017 was designated National Fossil Day. This year's logo is one of my favorites a primitive fish. The National Park Service has had this commemorative day in previous years. Check out the graphic logo at this link: https://www.nps.gov/articles/fossils-of-the-2017-national-fossil-day-artwork.htm
  13. I've been known to be sentimental at times. I drift in and out of The fossil Forum as my life ebbs and flows, leading me in different directions. Yet sitting here reading all of your wonderful posts, it made me wonder "What inspired all of these people to fall in love with fossils?". We all have our own unique journey, and I'd love to hear yours. My journey began as a very young child. My father is and was an extremely scientific and nature loving man. I grew up surrounded with dinosaur books, digging in the dirt, and nature in all shapes and forms. Growing up and being homeschooled, I spent many days on digs and field trips with the University of Kansas Paleontology team. My family owned a large swath of forest in eastern Kansas, so my free time was spent digging through shale for ferns or cracking into limestone in search of crinoids and ammonites. (My parents still have a 22 inch Permian ammonite that I found in the river bottoms when I was 10.) Fossils were all I thought about, I remember on long road trips, looking out the window and imagining what the world must have looked like so many millions of years ago. Suddenly, in the chalk flats of western Kansas, mosasaurs and megaladons were battling it out for supremacy. I completely fell in love with these great ancient creatures. Today, my life is far more complex. I'm an entrepreneur who runs a number of companies, my wife and I are expecting our first child, the sands of time have moved on... Yet I still haven't lost that wonder, the bubbly sensation in my gut whenever I discover a trilobite, or visit a museum and see the grandeur of a T-Rex. With fossils my inner child is awakened, my soul comes alive... I believe that our society is missing something, in our mass amnesia and our obsession with the ephemeral... We're missing a sense of wonder, my friends. And holding a fossil so ancient, so lasting and steadfast, seems to give us continuity and peace in our ever changing world. Please share your stories my friends! I would love to hear! Dylan (PS, wasn't sure which category this should be in. Mods, please feel free to assign accordingly.)
  14. I took a trip up to Sherman, Texas today to sift around the Post Oak Creek. Here are my finds. A few good teeth and fish vertebrae, but mostly bits and pieces and tiny teeth. Do any of you know what the white tooth at the top of the group picture might be? I included a close up. Also the black tooth (?) to the right of the white one. Closeups as well. Thanks in advance!!!
  15. Term needed

    The other day I saw a term used that i forgot to write down and can't find again. HINTS: 1. It described "wishfull" seeing i.e. seeing something (a fossil) in a rock that wasn't there but was suggested by cracks, lines, or structures in the rock. 2. it started with p----- 3. It was in the ID section, as I recall. Any help would be appreciated.
  16. A team from Harvard were in luck, finding tetrapod bones that could add to the story of life. =) http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/harvard-fossil-find-cape-breton-1.4311303
  17. 9/30/17 Creek walk

    Just a few pics of my day in upper Miocene area of S.C. US. Actually didnt even have to set foot into the creek thanks to the county works. They bring in a backhoe and dig out the creek to avoid flooding and bring it all up to the surface, so I just walk along after rains and pick through it. Gotta love it.
  18. Trilobites are common in Northern Africa and prolific in Morocco but are scarce and very hard to find in the Middle East. Despite their rarity, extensive fieldtrips in Jordan to promissing localities proved worthwhile, we literally managed to find the first articulated trilobites in the Middle East in early mid Cambrian outcrops. Following is a link to the video I made documenting fieldtrips to the beautiful locality and some of the finds, enjoy.
  19. I live in South Carolina and was wondering if anyone knows of any good locations to find fossils or shark teeth here. I've heard that Summerville has some good spots but I haven't been able to find any specific locations. If anyone could help me out I would appreciate it. Thanks
  20. Did you watch the "documovie" Dinosaur 13? What do you think of it? Was it slanted to an unacceptable level? What is the part of the truth that is not portrayed in the movie? Why were interviewed just two (or one?) witnesses on the part of the federal government in all the movie? What was really wrong with the activity of the BHI? I would like to know more about that story, about the wrongs of each of the parts interested in the trial. From the movie it seems that the federal government was the evil and the BHI was the good guy: is it a fair reconstruction of the reality or was it the other way around? I am about to read the book of the story, Rex Appeal, because I want to know more about it, I want answers. Probably is not the best choice I could have done, as the book was written by Larson himself and Kristin Donnan, two victims of those events. The fact is, probably buying that book was the only choice, as there are no other books, to my knowledge. Was Pete Larson really doing some illegal trading of fossils as people say? I mean, he seems a good guy, I have read comments by some of you that say so. And his passion is snarge clear: I can see it from his eyes, he is in love with his job. I cannot understand how is possible to convict someone like him of illegal trade of fossils, as he seems well aware of the importance of science and of dinosaurs on education. I know I am in a huge community and probably some of you have more information about that infamous story. That's why I am writing. Thank you guys!
  21. I found these bone pieces, at least I think they’re bone, in the shallow water of the North Sulphur River of Ladonia, Texas. Any ideas of what type of mammal they belonged to? Thanks in advance!!!
  22. I found a nice little assortment of micro shark teeth today in the North Sulphur River in Ladonia, Texas. These were found about 3 feet up in the wall of the bank. Anyone know what type of sharks these are? There’s also a little round black unidentified object. I thought it might be a tiny fish very, but unsure about that.
  23. My most recent and most exciting acquisition, a giant partial vert from a tyrannosaurus rex from the hell creek formation of Montana. Nearly went into cardiac arrest that I was able obtain such a large specimen from t rex, so I thought I would share. It really fills up the dinosaur collection and feels like it weighs a ton, I think the dimensions are somewhere around 6.5 inchs or so long and 10.5 inchs tall if I remember, would've been alot taller if the process was still intact and I like how the giant pores are visible cause of the damage. Super massive piece, I was worried about it collapsing my shelve but it fits fine so far.
  24. Central Oklahoma

    I enjoy all types of fossils, rocks, & skulls. I've never hunted my own (except for hanging out in rock shops in Colorado!). I live in Chandler, OK & would love to learn about where I can go to hunt for my own fossils. Just an occasional outing once or twice a year. Any ideas?
  25. New here to the forum and to fossil hunting. Found a few teeth over the past few weeks was hoping to get some help with identification and where to find more in the low country. Living in mount pleasant with access to a 23 foot bay boat as well as a few paddle boards. Would love to meet some great people with the same interests as myself and my wife. We would love to host some new friends on our boat for some hunting. If you are in the area and wouldn't mind the company of some newbs that are eager to learn and hunt send me a PM. We are looking forward to becoming knowledgeable on the area and meeting others that share our interests. I have attached a picture of a few of the things we found any help on ID would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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