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  1. I got this at an estate sale years ago and was wondering if it is real or fake? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks
  2. Hi! my question here is about books, I want to know where I can buy fossil books to learn more about the subject of fossils, geology and prehistoric creatures. The books preferrably in English but Dutch is good as well and Also available with shipping to the Netherlands! I already own a trio of books about fossils and dinosaurs but all of these books are from different times and feature different things. List of books: Dinosaurs, A big book about prehistoric animals from 2009 (English) Fossielen, An encyclopedia from 1988 (Dutch) The fossil enyclopedia, well the title says it from 2007 (Dutch) Thank you for reading and for helping me out!
  3. Hello everyone! I found this specimen also in a creek on a walk through a local park north of Pittsburgh. Thinking it may be a burrow fossil, but if it is, was wondering if there is an actual scientific name for it, so I know how to file it away accordingly under the proper name. Found the term Cruziana online, and wondering if this would qualify. Does anyone have any opinions? Or, if it is a burrow, is there any way of narrowing down what might have made it i.e. trilobites/arthropods etc? Details: 1) Found in isolation/there were no other similar pieces nearby. 2) Measures about 8-12 inches long. Burrow notches are about the width of a penny. 3) Again, found in Carboniferous territory in Western Pennsylvania found in a creek. Thanks everyone!
  4. Purse State Park

    I recently made a trip to Purse Park on the Potomac. The only two places that I have hunted are Purse and Bayfront. Wow, such different places and with different things to find. I have been to Bayfront a handful of times and have not scored big. Nearly every time I had been there, I had seen people score Megs or Makos. Maybe one day I will get lucky. This past weekend I hit Purse park and I am really beginning to like it. It has such a different look and feel than Bayfront. Although, the teeth are generally smaller, I have talked to people that have found teeth 2-3 inches in size. I had met someone that had found that day a tooth almost 1.5 inches. It may have been a sand shark, but it did not have the V shape on top. I had found a tooth about 1.2 inches and a number of other between .5 and 1 inch. Lots of small ray plates. I have met people that had found crocodile teeth that day. And had read about people finding arrow heads as well. Now every time I want to go hunting for fossils I have a hard choice, bayfront or purse. I know there are other parks, but these two are about 1 hour from my house. The pic with teeth shows some I found at Bayfront (top row) and some at purse (bottom row). Thanks
  5. Hi everyone ! I'm here to show you some of my new fossils which are also in my collection.This time something much different.I have mammoth bone parts,found in Danube river,place is called Ram,near Belgrade.I've got them as a gift from a friend. U can see first the part of the lower jaw of the Juvenile Mammoth,a scapula part,part of the mammoth molar and many parts of Mammoth tusk fragments.They are not from the same individual and it's unknown if it's from Woolly Mammoth,Mammuthus trogontherii or from Mammuthus meridionalis.Enjoy. Pozdrav, Darko
  6. Hi everyone ! I'm here as u know to show u my Personal finds which are now also in my collection.All of the fossils belongs to Miocene epoch (14,5myo) and they're found in Marl stone Quarry in Popovac,Serbia.Here u can see almost whole fish fossil,just without the head and the tail.I hope soon to find one whole . Except that fish,you can also see many fish remains,snail,lake clams,leaf,Equisetum part i think also...And one tinny bone,i honestly don't think that's from a fish tho.I hope u will enjoy Pozdrav, Darko
  7. Sunset Colors

    From the album OBX

    It's hard to say just how much of the shells littering the beach at Cape Hatteras are really modern. These few are embedded in sandstone that makes up the Pleistocene shelf holding up the barrier islands. Their colors are more vibrant than some of the shells from animals that just died, and they are the same species, by and large, that live in the water here today.
  8. Paleochris68's collection

    Hello ! I present you my very small collection. I started it last summer, so I do not have many pieces yet, but I prefer pretty pieces. I do not have the chance to search on the field, so I buy my fossils. We have: Keichousaurus Hui, I really like his broken tail Russian trilobite, Asaphus punctatus (I have not been able to label it yet). Restoration verified with violet lamp, less than 10% Spinosaurus tooth, correct quality, only glued but with pieces of the same tooth Last Acquisition: caudal vertebra spinosaurus I am going to buy other teeth of theropauds (carcharodontosaurs) in the next few months and I am mainly interested in dinosaurs fossils. The choice is unfortunately limited for the cheap parts (less than 1000 dollars) See you soon !
  9. A fossilized worm Id?

    Hi guys! Can anyone tell me is this maybe a worm or something else? It has rings normally on it like a earth worm but I'm not sure what to think... It's also from my hunting spot at Popovac Marl stone Quarry.. Please help and thanks!
  10. Hi guys ! After a while i finally decide to hunt some fossils at my old spot,Marl stone Quarry in Popovac.After few hours i found almost whole fish remains,lake clams and some plants...And also one bone which i think that is from a bird or from a mammal. Here are the fossils btw Thanks and enjoy!
  11. A bird or a mammal bone ID ?

    Hi guys ! Can anyone help me out with this ? I found two days ago at my Marl stone Quarry a bone and I don't know if it's from a mammal or from a bird? The lake as you know is from the Miocene epoch.I will send you pics now,it's quite small bone....It looks like metacarpal or metatarsal bone to me..
  12. My Small fossil collection

    Hi Nicky here! This is my small fossil collection which I started since I was 10 and expanded it when I was 18 If you have questions or have any suggestions for me please feel free to ask/tell My collection This is a overview of what I have. This is one of my favourites, the Spinosaurus I loved the creature when I first saw him in Jurassic park 3 and ever since it is one of my favourite carnivores! Carcharodon, A pretty tooth in my opinion. One of my newer tooth that I got, It is not specified what Kind of raptor it is but maybe you guys know? It's the smallest tooth that I currently own! Mosasaurus, one of the first teeth that I got and It is in my collection for a very long time. Plesiosaurus, This tooth is pretty cool in my opinion since it comes from the plesiosaurus which I find to be a very interesting reptile. Megalodon, Yes you read that right! a very bad condition meg tooth but never the less I find the unique look very cool. Otodus Obliquus, I fell in love when I saw the tooth and how it was stuck in the stone. Dalpiazia Stromeri, A tooth I got because it was one of the prey that the spinosaurus hunted on so I needed this one! Flexicalymene Retrorsa, My first trilobite and a cool looking one as well! Leptolepis, I found this fossil but I do not know allot about this creature so if you guys know more please tell me! Atlasaurus imelaki, Also a dinosaur that I do not know allot about but this piece was very cool. Oviraptor eggshell and a titanosauria eggshell, I always wanted a piece of a dinosaur egg so I got two shells! Mammoth hair and Amber with an insect, Cool things to own in my opinion. Dinosaur bone fragments, I picked these up on my trip in the USA when I was 10 good memories of visiting that shop :D. Ammonite, A small piece of ammonite which looked pretty cool to pick up. Whale ear, I got this from the same guy that gave me the Megalodon tooth in spain. Big ammonite, It is 40 cm in diameter and weights 14 kg this big ammonite is a big piece of my collection! Those were my fossils I got big plans to get more and bigger!
  13. Fossil Books

    Does anyone recommend books books about Mesozoic marine chordates? ( German or English )
  14. I was just wondering as I collect most of my fossils in Dorset and that is very far away so I rarely get to go
  15. I drove out to my fossil shed yesterday. I can also see now that I do not belong on the road with a stick shift and clutch! Being that my left foot is numb I also hit the break instead of the clutch a few times! But, made it back home alive with lots of fossil boxes and spent the rest of the day going through them. That,,, was a ton of fun unwrapping and seeing some rather nice fossils for the first time in about 13 years. Here are some of my yesterday finds from the Fossil Shed. Was told this was dino poo? First Aturia I ever found. So glad to have found this beauty again! Aa block of coral I found in Idaho when the kids were young. A sinohydrosaur i bough the day after the two towers went down. Very surreal that day! Opalized belemnite from Australia. A super nice fish from Brazil I still need to finish. Happy to see this guy again! Comptoni vinctifer? and yet another mammoth tooth. This one is quite nice!!! Lots of other stuff but this is some of the better ones. RB
  16. Some very sad news today. It's with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Riccardo Levi-Setti (Physicist and Trilobite specialist) who passed away this morning at the age of 92. He will be missed. RIP Riccardo.
  17. In Israel, fossils like these are newbies! I believe the rocks are “Jerusalem Stone”. Typical response from Israelis after I was excited about finding AMAZING BEACH BLING & FOSSILS.... “You found a bug or a flower inside of a rock or its imprint on a rock? Great.... go find more and clean up the beach!” It is an awesome experience for everyone- any background- any religion- even no religion!
  18. #1 From Mediterranean Sea- Tel Aviv, Israel

    In Israel, fossils like these are newbies! I believe the rocks are “Jerusalem Stone”. Typical response from Israelis after I was excited about finding AMAZING BEACH BLING & FOSSILS.... “You found a bug or a flower inside of a rock or its imprint on a rock? Great.... go find more and clean up the beach!” It is an awesome experience for everyone- any background- any religion- even no religion!
  19. Well another Fossilmania show has come and gone. I have been attending these shows since it's inception in the early 80's. What was once a fossil only show/sale/trade venue has turned into "just whatever they display" type of show. Lots of "just plain rocks", gemstones jewelry and yes fossils, most of which I have handled many times. There were a few recognizable friends there behind those, select few fossil only tables, but it is so different this year than from years gone by. No longer friends getting together having a great time camping fireside chats swapping lies and stories true or otherwise. It seem that every year fewer and fewer people who were part of a comradery that stood for years attend. Admittedly disappointing now, back when the show was held in the Oakdale Park grounds we always had a great time. Since moving the show to the Somervell County exposition hall, it peaked around 2010, it has fallen short every year since. No longer a source of neck hugging, friends and fun (with few exceptions) the show has changed. It is doubtful that I will attend anymore unless they go back to "fossils only" sale/show. If you have attended in the past and have experienced this slide; post your thoughts. Surely there are some who share this view and long for the days of friendship and sharing a love of fossils with each other. "It's a rock when found on the ground" "Pick it up and keep it, It's a specimen." Bone2stone (Jess
  20. I finally completed the reorder of my collection of fossils and minerals. It is a wooden hexagonal display cabinet of several wood/glass shelf; in the pictures attached I only show some of them. I 3D printed more than 20 custom drawer compartments for the smallest specimens. I decided to go for a modular design, so I can adapt every compartment to the specimen. As printing material, I used a "wood PLA" filament 3D printed with 1 mm nozzle on the Alfawise U20 3D printer. I finally added a strip LED inside the cabinet door and powered it via a USB power-bank - so it is fully wireless. In this picture you can see some of my recent purchases: Two Sinosauridae indet. teeth from Kem Kem One Acheroraptor tooth from Hell Creek formation, Powder River Co., Montana Some Mosasaurus teeth from Kem Kem One Pterosaurs tooth from Kem Kem A piece of Rhinocerontidae indet. jaw from South Dakota Some ammonites, shark teeth, a Flexicalymene ouzregui, a couple of echinoids (I found the white one in a brick!); the Velociraptor skull is 3D printed as well. This is the other side. The big sand echinoid was also found by me in a brick! On the right there's a nice fossil coral: I never seen something similar, please let me know if you know it's name. Three fossil fishes and a nice ammonites cluster with some quartz in the background. At the end, some minerals... Now I only have to finish the cataloging of all specimen. I already finished with fossils, now I have to start with minerals - it will be very looong! What do you think? Do you like it? Ciao!
  21. You will love this!

    Approx 1” square and 1/4” thick... this is a good one!
  22. Trustable Fossil Sellers

    Hey everyone, I have been wanting to add on to my collection by buying some legal fossils online. The problem is that I don’t know what online websites to trust. I was just wondering if anyone knows who to trust when it comes to this. I want to be able to trust that the fossils they are selling are real. So if you have any recommendations or know anyone, please respond. Thanks so much! - FossilsandScience
  23. GMR Trip

    This past weekend I went to the creek (GMR) in Greenville, NC. We leave the house around 8 am and get there at around 9:15 am. We get in the water, walking to the spot, testing spots in the bottom for a while till we make it to the spot at around 10. When we got there, our hole looks like it was dug out a whole lot. We were walking up, hoping there was still gravel and I spot and little meg laying there on the bottom. I see lots and lots of smaller teeth, causing me to think that a storm washed out all the gravel. We start digging, finding tons of teeth, and around 1 pm, we eat lunch and my friend @AshHendrick shows up to join the party. We dig for about 2 more hours until the hole keeps caving in and its pretty impossible to dig. We Walk downstream for a while and go to a new spot. The spots were okay for around 30 minutes, but then it caves in. That's when we started walking out when we come across and huggge gravel bar on the side of the river. We sit around there for around 45 - 60 minutes picking up some fossils. This is where I found some Native American pottery and some petrified wood. The pictures will tell the rest. Enjoy All the shark teeth. These pictures dont do them justice, the teeth are bigger and more plentiful in person my favorites 2.5 inch mako Nice goblin The great whites fish teeth enchodus with jaw? I think this is a giant barracuda, but it has some really worn serrations? some barracuda teeth This wierd blue thing Native American potterery Gator scale Shark-bitten bone Giant barnacle steinkern First petrified wood I've found. In real life this is read, these pics are not good Belemnites Whale ears fish vert ray scute The only coral I've found there I think this is a partial mammoth tooth
  24. THIS ONE HAS SEXY FOSSILS- heck, I can even feel the cockles clamming-up over this one! Sooooo... did I get this right? (Not volcanic glass, and definitely from “ancient water”....right?). :-D
  25. Last October I visited Dave's Down To Earth Rock Shop located in Evanston, Illinois and I put together a picture heavy post in the "Trip To the Museum" section of the Forum. At that time I took pics of a lot of great fossils from different locations and all time periods, if you have not seen that post, you should take a look at it, you would be hard pressed to find this quality of fossils in the largest institutions. Today I picked up my grandson and we drove the 14 miles from his house to Dave's. I usually use a scale cube when taking pics of my fossils, but decided to use my 5 year old grandson instead. As I stated above, Dave's is such a great store to purchase Rocks, Minerals and Fossils- but it also has a fantastic "Prehistoric Museum" in the basement. I have been to many Fossil Stores across the US and I have never been to one that can compare to Dave's or even come close. If you are ever in the Chicagoland area you need to stop by this place and I guarantee that you will leave drooling. I am going to break this picture heavy post into TWO sections. The First section will contain pictures of some of the best, if not the best, of what Mazon Creek concretions can hold. In this section you will also see THREE HOLOTYPE Mazon Creek Fossils- one after Dave, one after his father and the other after his mother. The Second section will pics of some of the fossils that are for sale at the store. MAZON CREEK- The first fossil that I will show is one that I personally found about 25 years ago while sitting on the ground near "Tipple Hill' at Pit 11. This is a rare fossil and the only Mazon Creek fossil that I have ever sold, I really wish that I never did, but it can now been seen but the countless people that visit Dave's. Here are the Three Holotype Fossils-
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