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  1. If someone finds a number of fossils that scientist can not ID, do the person that found them get to name them all if they turn out to be new a specie.?
  2. Coprolite???

    Hello Trying to figure out if this is coprolite! Just one of the fossils I found this last Weekend. I find most of my fossils ironically while metal detecting. I'm new to the forum and look forward to talking and sharing!
  3. Unknown tyrannosaur

    Hi I found this and am wondering is this a new species of tyrannosaur I don’t think it’s albertosaurus libratus because it is in a collection with gorgosaurus libratus and albertosaurus sarcophagcus so if it was albertosaurus libratus there would not be any specimens named gorgosaurus libratus there are other specimens then just this tooth too any information? Thanks.
  4. fossils from Paxos Greece

    Hi guys I looked up fossils in Paxos and only one result cane up , shell beds in Gaios, I didn’t hunt these I found the flint corals on the northern tip of the island tumbled by the sea and seemingly from a flint band about 1/4 up the cliff. The other were quite erratically found on the coast around the island , I also found a belemnite but due to a lack of hammer and chisel couldn’t remove it. Does anyone know anything about these fossils thanks, will
  5. Corys lane finds

    Hi All, I am new to fossil collecting and this was my first time hunting for them. I went to corys lane in RI. All I had with me was a hammer and I really had no clue what I was doing. The tide was low. Was I supposed to be looking/breaking the shale that was at the low tide line or was I supposed to look in the shale that had fallen from the bottom of the cliff? Do I even need to break the shale or will the fossils already be visible? I spent 4 hours there and found nothing up until my last 10 minutes there. Attached is what I found. I believe the first picture is a fern? And have no clue what the second one is.
  6. Is this akylosaur skin

    Is this akylosaur skin it matches the euoplcephalus skin above found in dinosaur provincial park.
  7. Myrtle Beach Finds

    Hi guys, new to the site and just wanted to get some help on identifying some items I found at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I typically just look for shark teeth but thought these were interesting enough to keep. Thanks in advance for your help.
  8. Quick question, I am aware it is illegal to export vertebrate fossils from China to other countries. Is it legal to ship them to the U.S. from Hong Kong, and Thailand?
  9. Hi all, I have fossils from Singapore's Jurong Formation, aged from late Triassic to early Jurassic (235 - 175 mya). Some were found over 10 years ago by a fossil-digger while others were dug up recently by the two of us. Several specimens have been handed over to our local museum. However, no one really knows what family or genus these bivalves belong to. I was hoping you guys could help. Specimen 0A Specimen 0B Specimen 0B alt view Specimen 0B alt view
  10. ID gastropods

    These are 2 of the largest gastropods that I have come across while digging fossils out of these sandstone boulders. I'm not sure but I think the first one is maybe a solariella maculate. I can find photos of what looks like the second one but I can't seem to place a name to it. Location, near Palmdale, Ca., most likely from the Pliocene period.
  11. Whiskey Bridge first time

    I decided to check out Whiskey bridge in college station. Awesome place, it’s beautiful. U can see where people have been chipping away looking for fossils. Cracked open one of these geode balls and found pyrite inside and found this large round ball that looks like a clam, gonna clean it to see what it is
  12. I have come across several tiny bivalves and gastropods while digging marine fossils out of sandstone boulders, they range in size from about less than 1mm to about 10mm. I was wondering, do all of these small specimen grow into the larger ones? Also, I can plenty photos of present day small specimen but I can not seem to find many photos of prehistoric small bivalves and gastropods, anyone have any links to tiny prehistoric shells???
  13. 4 Different IDs

    Hello, So, I have a LOT of fossils after my trip to Kemmerer, Wyoming last week. To save time on identifying them, I sorted them by what they looked like. I have 5 piles, so 5 different species. I am posting pictures of one from each pile, so I can find out what these are. The pictures are attached. The first and second I have a LOT of, the third I only have one of, and I only have three of the fourth, (The others are not as big as the one in the picture.) The fifth I am having problems uploading. It will come later. Can someone help me ID these four? I will post the fifth when I have a chance. Jared
  14. 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.
  15. Please Help Identify!

    I found these rocks at Black River Harbor and Little Girl's Point in Michigan a few days ago. It's driving me crazy not knowing what they are! Any insights would be greatly appreciated!
  16. Hey-Oh!!!! I found some little neat containers for super cheap and thought I'd share what and where! First pics are from Walmart's Back 2 School section. These were $1 dollar each. They are stackable, have two latches for containment and are great for smaller finds that are worth separating out and isolation. Second are classic plastic cotton ball containers that were being merchandised as small screw containers at Mendards. These come in two sizes (can't remember what) and they are $1.88 per container. I like these for separating my new finds that are smaller and need to soak in vinegar/etc... to further break down any matrix. OR as another source of stackable containers. Let me know your thoughts in the comments!!! Steve
  17. Various extra fossils ID

    Hello again! Asking for help, AGAIN! =]. Im thankful for all the helpful people on this forum. So these are various fossils that I collected and at the time didn't think much of. Now that its been a while and collected from various locations, maybe one of these fossils I didn't think was anything could be something good. Any help is appreciated. I understand most of these wont be able to be I'd but like I said any information is appreciated. Here is a toe bone that looks very similar to a dryptosaur toe bone, however, I do not believe this to be a fossil as it is rather light and still a little wood-like. (.9inch x .5) I am unsure of what I have in the first picture, but it does have some patterning on the top. Otherwise, it looks like another iron inclusion to me. The second object on the right has the side cuts like a mososaur would but its very rounded and no lines on the front/back. Something tells me a possible crustacean. It came out a little blurry so let me know if you would like to see a better pic. (Left with grooves= 1.1 inch x .25 inch and sharper crustacean bit = .7 x .25 inch Two unidentified bones Top = 1.75 inch long x 1.6 wide , bottom =1.6 inch long x .5 wide Assuming shark tooth with worn molar, just looks a little off compared to most teeth = .75 inch long Right = .75 x .5 inch Left = 1.1 x .75 inch Two more weird peices. Worn mososaur? and idk Perhaps the most interesting one. = 1.1 inch x .4 inch The second most interesting = .7 x .5 inches
  18. The ESCONI fall field trip to Braceville, IL will be on September 14th and 15th, 2019. Come on out and stock up on Mazon Creek concretions to freeze and thaw this winter. We have two Braceville field trips each year, one in the spring and one in the fall. There is space to 50 people in each day. You do need to be a member of ESCONI to attend. That is a simple process on our website using PayPal. Send an email to fossil54@att.net to reserve a place! All the details are here: https://www.esconi.org/esconi_earth_science_club/2019/08/esconi-field-trip-to-braceville-il-for-mazon-creek-concretions-september-14th-and-15th-2019.html Cheers, Rich
  19. Preserving Fossils

    Hello, Just got back from Kemmerer Wyoming with 63 fish fossils. I was told by my dad's co-worker that using a 50/50 mixture of Elmer's glue, and water would make the fossils more durable and seal them. I'm curious about the process. How long do you let them soak in this mixture? Is it a good technique to use for my kinds of fossils? Any help will be appreciated, Jared
  20. Gallery of Schnebly Hill Formation Fossils

    Here is a collection of photos of fossils from the Permian Schnebly Hill Formation in Arizona. I believe that this is from the Promontory Butte Uranium Mine which is in the Schnebly Hill Formation just above the Naco Formation. Photo is from geological educator Stan Celestian.
  21. Three Big Brook Fossil ID's

    The long object = crab claw? hoping for a unique tooth or something Reptile scale? And gastropod with interesting design?
  22. Road trip, I’m coming your way!

    Hey everyone, I just moved to Ft. Collins and the wife and I are heading out on a month long sight seeing/fossil hunting extravaganza. We leave on Sunday-here is our trip. Let me know if any of you guys can meet up and show me some fossil spots! I’ll bring plenty of Pleistocene peace river fossils as payment. Cheers -j
  23. Heading to Wyoming Sunday, advice appreciated

    Hey guys and gals. I just recently moved to Ft. Collins, and I will be taking a month long fossil hunting/sight seeing excursion starting Sunday. I believe we will start off in Wyoming and head for Yellowstone, then head south to other national parks and the Grand Canyon. I plan on stopping at Fossil Safari for some nice fossil fish, but I would also like to hunt some other areas around the state. Should I just look for road cuts? Any other spots or pointers will be appreciated. If I meet up with any of you, I can bring some Florida fossils to trade for a couple of hours in your spots! Let me know! -J
  24. I will be taking a month long trip across the western states. I will be leaving Ft. Collins, Colorado on Sunday and traveling to Yellowstone then the Grand Canyon and everything in between. I’m looking for some good pay to dig fossil quarries. This will be a long trip, and I plan on stopping at several fossil locations. Let me know the best ones and where you guys would recommend I go!!!
  25. Hi here is some fossils I’m willing to trade Here is some small crinoid stems from Belleville area ontario next is some horn coral from Ontarios side of Lake Erie from a Devonian reef next is a Madagascar ammonite with colours of pink orange and yellow from mineralization and then I have fossilized fish skin and some other cool unknown Devonian fossils from the same area the horn coral came from and all I want is just anything cool any kind of fossil I don’t have yet thanks.