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  1. Portuguese finds

    So as I said before in my other Portugal threads, I unfortunately didn’t have any luck with finding any dinosaur fossil material, however I did come across some interesting things more modern..much more modern. These may not be of interest to all, but most, or all these are modern. I still thought they were interesting and I’m still not sure on what they are, so I figured I would post them for feedback. This tooth below was the most interesting. I took it over to my buddy paleontologist David Parris over at Trenton State Museum and he identified it as a horse tooth. It could be more on the modern side..but he said it doesn’t look too, too modern because there is some mineralization on the tooth. Said it could possibly even be from plesitocene.
  2. Thanks to some help from @Troodon I now understand much more about Kem Kem and how little is understood there still regarding fossils and species of that area.. I tend to find that buying these fossils online becomes a difficult task because of how much eveeything is ID’d wrong. I’ve done pretty well with dodging the really bad junk stuff, like two different fossils being plastered together, fakes, etc. (At least I’m almost positive), but sometimes you buy things and of course it’s a different animal than l you expected.. I’m not sure if there is already a thread for this but anyway, this way others can benefit also... two questions: 1.) does anyone know any credible, honest, and knowledgable fossils dealers who deal moroccan fossils online, who from your experience is good to buy from? 2.) any good literature, or links online for learning more about dinosaurs and reptiles of Kem Kem?
  3. Took a trip out to South Carolina today to visit the Campbell Geology Museum! It wasn't big, but honestly I was surprised by how many really cool specimens they had. Pictures to follow:
  4. A few past beach finds

    A few finds I want to learn about if possible, any info appreciated! found Myrtle beach South Carolina, where Cretaceous, Pliocene, and Pleistocene aged fossils can be found. #1, Crab claw #2, heavily worn Croc tooth? #3
  5. Fossilized reptile skin???

    Please help identify Found in country of Georgia.
  6. are these anything special?

    hi everyone, i’m new here and am needing help identifying some recent finds of mine. any tips or comments are greatly appreciated, thank you!
  7. Good fossil locations NE Oklahoma

    Hello everyone, I'm new to this community and to Oklahoma. My lady and myself are trying to find good fossil sites here in the NE Oklahoma region. We are primarily looking around the Pryor area, which is East of Tulsa about 30. However, we are willing to drive to find some good spots. We hear of the Arkansas river and the potential it has, and have tried it once south of Wagoner but didn't find much. If there is anywhere in this area please let us know because after moving from MN a month ago we are dying to find some good spots from Grand River to Tulsa areas. Thanks!!!
  8. nj cretaceous stream ids please

    any help please....I'm assuming the second is fish jaw......thanks
  9. Vt fossils

    Got out for the first time this year to one of my favorite spots on Lake Champlain. Came home with a grocery bag full of rocks. tons of crinoid bits and pieces as usual, some bryozoa pieces and some brachiopods. Any info on these would be much appreciated! (Iberville formation-Ordovician) these fossils are very small so I’ve tried taking pictures through a magnifying lense to show detail, if more are required of any given piece just ask! 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) 9.)
  10. Hello! I'm new to this website and I'm wondering what interesting geological things and fossils I can find in Northern Illinois. I'm new to geology and fossils so any tips/education would be welcome! Thanks!
  11. 12-Foot Devonian Aquatic Predator (Hyneria lindae) Redescribed

    Just saw this published.https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180507153124.htm
  12. It has been a long time since I've logged onto the forum. I've been so busy with AP exams and finals that I really just got out of the habit of checking it. My hiatus is over, however, and I look forward to diving back into the rich information this site offers. I had the pleasure of going on a guided trip to some of Virginia's Miocene cliff exposures. Until this point, I had only ever hunted in parks with public access and well-known sites, but this trip presented me with the opportunity to finally hunt in more remote areas that don't get picked over by the crowds. The site where the trip took us is technically private property, but for this special event, the leaders of the trip gain special permission from the owners to bring people onto the grounds. My dad bought us two spots on the trip as a very early birthday present, and I was thrilled to hear I'd get a chance at some better finds than usual. We drove down early Saturday morning and arrived in a parking lot to meet up with everyone. In total, there were about 50 people who paid to come along. The weather was amazing; warm and sunny. Some people opted to simply walk past the usually off limits ropes, but most chose to take a ride in one of the boats that the leaders were running to get to the desired areas of the cliffs faster. One of the boats was run by the fantastic @SailingAlongToo who I finally had the chance to meet. He's a great guy, and I can't thank him enough for helping transport me and my dad along the cliffs. I hope to run into him again at some point. I was eager to get on the very first boat to depart, and I did just that. After a short ride, we hit the beach and started to hunt. The first hour of so was not the best for me. I found a couple decent teeth, but hadn't even hit a dozen yet. I was going at a slow pace as usual, and eventually a young girl caught up to me. She asked how I was doing and we talked for a minute. She showed me a beautiful transitional meg she had found. Finding a meg tooth was certainly a goal for this trip for me, as it was for everyone else as well. As we were still talking, she picked something up and said, "Huh, isn't that interesting?" and showed me a large flat rock covered in moss and barnacles. Only it wasn't just a rock. As she showed the front side to me, she saw the clean back side and screamed, "THAT'S A TOOTH!" and showed me the back. Sure enough, it was a MASSIVE, nearly 4" meg tooth. Happy for her, but also disappointed that I didn't find it myself, I congratulated her as she proceeded to run back to her family to show them. I couldn't beat myself up too much, though, because it wasn't my fault for not seeing something that no one would've though was a tooth. Besides, that was just proof that the big ones were out there. That tooth ended up being the largest tooth found on the entire trip, of all 50 people over the span of two days. And it was her first time ever fossil hunting! Talk about beginner's luck. Congratulations again, nonetheless. My finds starting getting better as the day went on. I think I finally found my specialty in fossil hunting: large, broken Hemipristis teeth. I was finding plenty of Hemis, but I just couldn't get my hands on a whole one. It was a shame too, because had they been complete, some of the teeth would have been absolutely beautiful, and Hemis are my favorite. As I was hunting in the water, I saw what I thought was possibly a meg tooth root sticking out of the sand, and pulled it out. It was big alright, and VERY heavy, but it wasn't a tooth. It was a rib fragment from a prehistoric dugong! I didn't know that's what it was at the time, but I certainly suspected it was a rib based solely on the shape. Later on, I eventually found a small cove as the water was rising. I had it all to myself for a while. There was tons of gravel and sand in the cove that was dry and far away from the waves, and in digging through that I found one of my biggest teeth ever. It was a beautiful mako, Isurus desori. I took that as a sign that this spot was a nice place to settle down for a while. Just then, SA2 came to the cove in his boat to pick a couple people up who wanted to move elsewhere. He happily threw me his sifter so I could thoroughly search the wake. After sifting for about 20 minutes, I found the best tooth I've ever found in that sifter. It was a PERFECT and HUGE hastalis! I was so thrilled. That one cove gave me my two best teeth of the trip, and possibly ever. Although I didn't find a meg, I did find a few "fraglodons", which I've never found before. That wrapped up the first day. My dad and I grabbed dinner at a local Mexican restaurant and went to our motel to get some rest in order to have the energy to hunt again the next day. The second day was much less nice in terms of weather, and we got a little less time to hunt. Regardless, my dad and I tried to get on some of the first boats again. This time, I asked SA2 if he'd bring me in the opposite direction as most people were going, and he kindly agreed. I was one of the only hunters on that side, and for a while I was completely alone because he had dropped me off at the very edge of the property. I finally got to hunt on cobble, which I've never done before. I often see videos of people finding huge teeth in cobble, which is why I was sure I'd find something decent. I didn't find anything too big, but I got some unique finds for sure. I found my first crab claws, and a croc tooth! I ended up just gradually walking all the way back to the starting point, hunting along the way. My finds were not quite as nice and the previous day, but I was still satisfied. In the last hour of hunting, a storm started to come in and the boats stopped running. Many people left before the stated time because of the weather, but I stayed out there. I got my last nice find of the day: a cow shark tooth; my first from Virginia. Near the end of our day, I ended up in a scary situation when I got stranded by the crashing waves that had completely engulfed the beach. I ended up wading through the water, letting it fill my boots completely and trying my best not to slip on the clay-like cliff material beneath my feet. I made it out alright, but got totally soaked. With that, my dad and I were some of the last to head out. It was an absolutely phenomenal trip. I got to hunt on usually restricted grounds with lots of great people and came away with some really nice fossils. I found a lot of everything, really. Tigers, Hemis, Makos, Whalers, Lemons, hastalis, fraglodons, Croc, Cow, crab, ray, vert, dugong, gastropod, shell, etc. All of them will make great additions to me ever-growing collection. A big thanks to @SailingAlongToo and all those who led this excellent trip. I know there were a few other forum members there, including @I_gotta_rock, so if you were there be sure to let me know! Hope everyone else who participated had a great trip as well. Hoppe hunting!
  13. My girlfriend and I are making a trip to Middleville in a few weeks and are going to stop in to dig up some Herkimer diamonds. Was wondering if there were any public dig sites around the area? We're coming from Northern NJ so Penn Dixie is out of the way. Any help or info would be greatly appreciated. Going to be up there 5/20 - 5/24
  14. Hello all, In juli I go to the south of France for 2-3 weeks. We go every year to a different place. Now I want to ask if there are good hunting spots over there that are free accessible? I would prefer to find some vertebra fossils but I know that might be hard. Inverts are also fine. Anyone here that can help with tips or locations? I never found fossils in the south before but I know they are there. We don't go to the West/South coast because there are too many tourists over there. Thanks in advance. Greetings
  15. Stroke Crabs

    Its been a tuff 3 weeks with this dang stroke, but ive been out n the garage twice now and did some prep. Im a bit slower nowadays, but super really nice to get out to the garage, (Prep Lab). Here is 3 concretions. One turned out to be a BFN!! I hate those, but its very common. I hit carapace on the other two. Im gunna need some time to get these finished, but the good thing for me is that Its practice that will get me good enough to finish up that Tumido I was working on before this happened. More pics later as I get out to the garage and do more prep. RB
  16. I have 11 rocks that I believe contain fossils. Is there anyone on here who can verify if these are indeed fossils? These rocks were obtained years ago in Texas while oil drilling. They were found at approx 50-60- feet below the ground.
  17. Found in St. Louis Mo

    Hi! I know these are only fossil impressions, but I've never seen sossils like them so could anyone help me I'd these?
  18. Today I stopped at the Gainesville Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Florida so my wife could see the Rainforest Butterfly Exhibit and walk among the butterflies. Well after doing that, I did what any good FF Member would do, I took a ton of pictures of their Fossil exhibits. It is a very nice museum and it is free, with the exception of special exhibits like the Butterflies. For your viewin pleasure, her are the pics- it will take a couple posts.
  19. Surplus Finds in Home Decor

    With a little experience behind us, most collectors soon realize that we can’t display everything, and finds languish in boxes unseen for sometimes decades. Always mindful of economy of display space, I embarked on a mission to Target and executed a surgical strike on the Housewares Dept, egressing with 3 hollow glass lamps under arm. I like Pleistocene horse teeth, so the biggest lamp is loaded with nothing but them, showcasing the full color spectrum generally encountered in Texas terrace deposits around the state.
  20. Found these fossils

    These fossils, amoung a few other, have been sitting in my curio cabinet for decades. My parents were the first homeowners in a brand new subdivision in Mission Viejo in 1967. When the backyard was dug up for a sprinkler system, they found this pair, which look like an egg. They are not matching pieces, I don't believe. They are about 3 1/2 inches long.
  21. My Collection

    Hi everyone on Fossil Forum, I am pretty new to fossil collection but I have decided to post what I have currently collected and will continue to update this page with new fossils that I acquire over time. I am now looking to acquire rarer teeth now! Details of Specimen: Triceratops Tooth Hell Creek Formation, Carter County, Montana Late Cretaceous Period (65 Million Years Old) Measurements: 1.5 inches long x 3/4 inch wide x5/8 inch thick Weight: 8.9 Grams No restoration at all. all natural specimen. I love the way this looks and its huge!
  22. Hi Everyone, I was recently out collecting along Ramnessin Creek in Holmdel, NJ when I found this fossil. It's about 1.5" long and appears to be a bone of some sort, possibly a toe bone or a claw, but I'm far from an expert. Can anyone help with an ID? I have a few more pics as well, but was over the max size for a post, but I can add them as a reply if anyone would like to see more pics. It looks very similar to some dinosaur claws I saw online, but I didn't want to get ahead of myself and assume that is what I found, so I figured that I would see what others have to say. The funny thing is that I also found my first Mosasaur tooth the same day, after about 50-60 trips out in that general area collecting fossils. Thanks for the help, John
  23. Shark id?

    Hello Can anyone tell me from which species of sharks are these teeths? Those are from my friend but he don't know the determination.Thanks
  24. Echinoid

    last night there were heavy thunderstorms in Myrtle beach so I figured some good stuff would get churned up and deposited on the beach, I braved the brutal wind and cold early this morning and it payed off, I found these 2 fossilized echinoids within 20 yards of each other, any more specific info would be great!the top of the first is missing, and I know the second one is in real bad shape and a positive ID is unlikely.
  25. Fossils found in St. Louis MO

    Help!! I don't know much about fossils, but collecting them is a hobby of mine. I was in a creek in my backyard when I found these and have been trying to find out what they are to no avail. I find many crinoids, shells, and other ocean fossils often so my guess is some sort of ocean plant maybe? Just an educated guess but any help would be greatly appreciated.