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  1. Are there any individuals offering guided trips for fossils on the Santa Fe river in Florida? G
  2. Dear Canadian Fossil Collectors, Some of you may have heard that the ROM is finally going to open an invertebrate gallery, something that has been sadly missing for many years. There was a recent announcement of a $5 million (Canadian I assume) donation for this project. https://www.rom.on.ca/en/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/royal-ontario-museum-receives-landmark-5-million-gift-to-establish This is a great move on the part of the ROM. Jean-Bernard Caron has contacted me regarding the new exhibition. We have communicated both by email and phone. It seems that they are in desperate need of "spectacular" Ontario specimen for the exhibit. They probably contacted me because of my web site and in general people are aware of my "Ontario" collection, both Arkona and Brechin. It is very unfortunate that they (ROM) have no relationship with Canadian collectors or any other collectors for that matter. Jean and I spoke about this problem at length because at this point no one is willing to donate anything. We spoke about my Brechin crinoid collection and how it is going to an American institution simply because someone at the ROM told me that there was no one at the ROM interested and I should find someone somewhere else. We also spoke of a Arkona crinoid collection I personally gave them over 30 years ago and how it is still sitting in the same boxes under a table. No one bothered to accession it. And finally we spoke of a recent find by a Canadian collector of a very rare fish from Arkona. An American wanted to work on it, had no problem with it being deposited at the ROM and even made arrangements for the ROM to contact the collector. The collector sat at his phone for weeks waiting for the ROM to call. The specimen ended up being donated to an American Institution. I made it very clear to Jean that his problem is the historic relationship with the collecting public and more importantly the total lack of interest in working on ONTARIO projects. For being called the "Royal Ontario" all of the work is outside of Ontario. Jean has recognized this as a problem and is willing to work on repairing the relationship and maybe getting some Ontario projects going. I think that Jean is sincere in his statements and would really like a better relationship with the collecting public. I have agreed to donate some specimens but I am not going to fill the entire "Ontario" exhibit. The purpose of this post is to encourage Canadians, and other collectors to contact Dr. Caron and to start a relationship with the museum. And of course he is looking for Canadians to make donations to the exhibit. What exactly he needs is a very open question. I personally will be visiting sometime in the new year to see exactly what is needed and go from there. Maybe you can do the same. His contact information is below. Dr. Jean-Bernard Caron Richard M. Ivey Curator of Invertebrate Palaeontology Department of Natural History Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C6 CANADA Tel: 416-586-5593#1 Fax: 416-586-5553 E-mail: jcaron@rom.on.ca<mailto:jcaron@rom.on.ca>
  3. Fossil claw?

  4. Burnt,petrified,wood

    wanted to show off this burnt petrified wood
  5. Fossils, Dino head

    Found this in South Dakota glacial till any opinions
  6. Peace River Rapids

    Hello - first post here. I've been lurking in the background reading lots and lots of your posts in the forum. Very informative, really enjoy looking at the pics of the fossils being found on the Peace river. I noticed in some of the pictures what appears to be rapids on the river - appears to be shallow water moving over rocks. Where on the river would these rapids be located? On the satellite images it looks like there may be some rapids 5.24 miles (following the river) or 4.2 as the crow flies - north of the Gardner ramp near Oak Creek. Has anyone made it that far north from Gardner and checked out the area for fossils? I'm trying to plan a trip and was thinking of using a canoe with a small outboard to travel from Gardner to Oak Creek. Is it possible to motor on the Peace river north of Gardner - or are there too many obstacles or shallow water? Thanks in advance for any information you can share - hope to see you on the river soon! G
  7. Durango Colorado?

    Hey, I'm going to Durango next summer and I was wondering if I could find any fossils there, and if so, how can I find them.
  8. Hi Everyone, I’m headed to Jacksonville FL for Christmas and was looking to get into some fossil hunting somehow some way. Looking for any recommendations within a 4 hour radius. Paid guided hunt? Popular creeks, beaches, or rivers? Would like to take my nieces out but if that’s not feasible then that’s ok. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks!
  9. Hi people! I need help for identifying these two canine roots.They were found in some Cave in Southeastern Serbia,along with Cave Bear,Cave Hyena,Bison and Deer bones. I got this as a gift from my friend who has found them also this smaller partial tooth which i think also that is from a Cave Hyena. He thinks that the roots belongs to Cave Hyena canines.On the last picture u can see the scale with his teeth collection and with 3 teeth that he gave me. Thanks
  10. Fossil du Jour

    Hey everyone, I thought it would be interesting if a thread was made for fossils we have found most recently whether that be in situ and posted the day after the trip or if you find something new while going through matrix or concretions you may have brought home. I'll start it off, here is a snail and baculites I found today when cracking into some of my Pierre shale material from Wyoming.
  11. I did another ammonite hunting trip to South Dakota this last September with my youngest son and we brought home a ton of rock. Last week my son came over and we got to work. He set up my tile saw with some hot water and I started marking rock where it needed to be cut. We cut a lot of crab concretions too but thats for another thread. I have to say it was a very fun day but now I have my work cut out for me, pun intended. There is some easy stuff to prep and of course some harder stuff to prep. I will start with an easy one. This little ammonite came apart and part of the living chamber was on the opposing piece of rock. I marked that hunk of rock, my son cut it and after it had dried I glued it back on and after 24 hours I scribed off the rock and WaaaaLaaaaa!! This piece is still not done. Im going to cut off a bunch more rock and finish it up so it stands nice and is still in part of the matrix. I believe this is Discoscaphites conradi found in the Fox Hills Formation and is Cretaceous in age. RB
  12. Ramanessin

    From the album Field Pictures

  13. Green Mill Run

    Can anyone who has recently visited or lives near Green Mill Run tell me how it is at the moment? I am planning to collect some fossils from there on Saturday or Sunday for a school project, but I am somewhat concerned by the water temperature and the possibility of rain (though the forecast indicates it won't be too bad on Saturday). Would it be dangerous to go there in the rain in this season?
  14. Ok, when I wake up, drowzy, make some coffee, then into the computer room. This is what I see. Lots more in the display cases behind me with no room left! Then I open the top drawer, more crab fossils, forgot about those. Lots more in the garage! then I realize, there are two more in the glove boxes of my 2 trucks. Now I wonder where else I have more? We all have problems. We all need help. but for me, Im not sure how I can find a cure? But for now, I will just smile and go on. This is a problem I can live with. All I need now is more to prep. Do I have a disease? RB
  15. Absolutely new to fossil hunting

    on this piece, there are several various fossils. I beleive they are all encased in this clay rock. Found in Dresden Tn 38225 in a old creek.
  16. Fluorescence in Fossils

    While taking pics of some calcite under long wavelength UV light, I noticed a glow coming from my one and only Fox Hills ammonite (thanks to @RJB). I thought it was rather beautiful. All of my fossils that have calcite preservation fluoresced nicely.
  17. Myrtle Beach?

    Hi- Does anyone know how Myrtle Beach fossil hunting is these days? I'm planning to visit mid December. What should I expect? Where should I go? I hear they are re-nourishing the beaches-does this hurt my chance to find anything? Thanks
  18. Crystallized oyster shell?

    Shell right side of picture .. Can someone explain if this is common to find this fossil crystallized inside the shell where the meat was exposed? Nothern california , along eel river scotia bluffs area. Thanks
  19. Carolina Beach, NC area

    Hi to all the NC forum members! My wife and I will be staying @ Carolina Beach, NC from 12/8 to 12/15. First time ever in that area. Would love to find some fossils either on the beaches or nearby sites. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Currently we are at NMB, SC finding a variety of fossils on the beach here. Will post some pics when we return home. Happy Holidays to everyone and Good Hunting, Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
  20. I have shown this before but not w/my microscopic pics (and my increasing education!)
  21. Thank you @Kane for sending “the plate of spaghetti”! I am taking too many pictures so please just ask for more if you only see part of “something”
  22. Sealing fish fossils

    Me and the family did a trip this summer to Wyoming and picked up some nice fish fossils. I want to use them on my new BBQ islands backsplash but I want them to last. What is a hardcore sealer I can use. It’s outside, no cover, I live in soCal so temp is 40s to 90s, but 70s 10 mths out of the year, no snow and little rain ty
  23. Do you see what I see.... FINALLY!

    I loved this rock, and I really wanted to find the fossils hiding in it. It looked like a carved mother and child, or tied bunches of wheat, until I played with it in vinegar. There are lots of things I would love to share visually FINALLY!!! There is one, microscopic, fascinating hole with something that looks like a “gear” within it. Thanks- Karen
  24. HERE’S THE CHALLENGE! Please assist me by recommending the method you think is best for extricating fossils I know are present in the ocean rocks pictured below to the point of being “identifiable”. It has been tremendously frustrating for me to share pictures of rocks I know contain fossils, and even more so to be unable to photograph them or “clean them up” to the point where they are CLEAR. The only method of removing rock I have tried so far has been vinegar. I now have muriatic acid AND a Dremel. I have never used either before, but I have researched their usage AND “my youngest”, who is a chemistry wiz, will be home, and he has used both, (but neither on specimens that are this tiny. For example, #1 is about 1.75” x 1” OR 4.4 cm x 2.5 cm ) For rocks #1 through #8, tell me, based on the rocks, what method you think I should start with/which should be primary, for 1 or ideally for all 8. (And what kind of rock/mineral you believe it is.) Thank you! Karen
  25. Hello! New to the forum and plan to introduce myself properly later- I've spent a lot of time hunting in Southern Indiana near Bloomington and at the St. Leon cut- going to Indiana Caverns tomorrow and wondering if there's any spots nearby to hunt for fossils. Spatial reasoning is not my forte- if anyone has specific directions to a great spot I'd be so grateful! On break from teaching art to my high school students- would love to make some great finds over my break to show my kids
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