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  1. Years ago I use to hunt what was called the Scotai Bluffs when I live in Northern California, Eureka. I found hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of clams in those days. 99.9% were not very good. The preservation being not so good, but once in a rare while, and knowing where to look, I did find some very nicely preserved clams, but even these 'good' ones were far and few between! These are known as Clinocardium meekianum. This is one of the very best groupings ive ever found. 3 of these stuck onto a rock. Yes, these are polished but I do have one or two of these really nicely preserved ones that I left untouched. Just found this in yet another one of my boxes in January. Its now sittin in my collection. Woooooop!!! Wooooop!!! They are just the common clam, but these are truly the best Ive ever found. RB
  2. My fossil collection

    Hello, Here is my entire fossils collection, it is very small but has some cool stuff. I started collecting fossils since I was about 9 years old but I really went in to fossils, interest and collection-wise 4 years ago. It is mainly my friend who motivated me and made me interested in these remains of our past, so a big thanks to him. My collection is growing every day,slowly but surely and I am always searching for the best deals. Please ask all sorts of questions and ask for information,This is the goal of my post. Ask me for more picture too! I will have the pleasure of answering and sharing all I know. A big thanks to The Fossil Forums for helping me through my decisions,giving me advice,identifying my unnown fossils and for being so kind. You are a great bunch. Cheers,Thomas
  3. Hello Everyone. I have recently returned from some fossil collecting trips and have many Australian invertebrate fossils to trade. I have a large collection of sea urchins, gastropod, bryozoa and other marine invertebrates to trade. The Victorian fossils I have to trade are Miocene to Pliocene and the New South Wales fossils are Devonian and Permian. I would like in return vertebrate fossils. ( Sharks teeth, fish and shark vertebra, mammal bone, etc.) I am also happy to trade overseas. Thanks, Daniel
  4. I had wanted to get out to the NSR earlier, after the big rains of a few weeks ago, but yesterday was my first chance. The water in the area I frequent was lower than expected, so the access was pretty good. Many previous footprints but I do not let that bother me, so many square feet of area, you can always find something. Finds were mostly small vertebrae and bone pieces, one possibly a portion of turtle plastron, similar to one I posted previously. Did have some luck with artifacts, found a couple within a foot of each other. Hard to make out in the photo, look for the quarters! Overall a good trip, you always want to find more.
  5. North texas lake

    Our trips all start out as a kayak fishing adventure. We usually end up pulling ashore for a little while and exploring. On this trip we found a lot of these fossil clams. Very cool. I dont know much about them just thought i would share.
  6. Ive always been very fond of the fossil fishy's. I also learned to aquire the little tiny fossil fishy's too. I have the little tiny phareodus and the little tiny priscacara, but today whilst going through yet more boxes of stuff, I ran into these little tiny beauties. The first, a 5/8 inch Mioplosis. 2nd, another Mioplosis measuring 3/4 inch and a very nicely preserved little 1 1/4 inch Knightia. Really made my day running into these!!! Just freakin love these!!! Life is really good!!! RB
  7. Why are these black

    I have numerous size rocks that are pure black, that I found this past weekend. Since I found them when the creek was low and they were grouped together I thought I found something!
  8. GESCI Rock, Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show

    “The 38th annual Geodeland Earth Science Clubs, Inc.’s (GESCI) Rock, Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show will be held Saturday-Sunday, March 10-11 in the Western Illinois University Union Grand Ballroom. The show is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission and parking are free, but a free-will donation is used to obtain feature displays for each year’s show. This year’s theme is “Digging the Past: Fossils from Around the World,” and highlights a program by WIU Assistant Professor of Geology Thomas Hegna. LINK
  9. I'm wondering if I am allowed to bring fossils I find in Ontario away to overseas locations. Any idea? Replies are appreciated.
  10. Dinosaur Bones

    Ive had these forever. I may have gotten these from a little rockshop in Hanksville Utah about 26 years ago. Earnest Shirleys Rockshop. he's long gone now. Was a really nice old man. anyways, i am trying to get whatever info on these before I put them up for sale. One looks like some kind of toe bone, the others some kind of verts. May not even be from a dinosaur? Thanks RB
  11. I've made a short video describing how to remove Moroccan super glue which i know some members have had major issues this is one method I use for stable fossils with minimal glue deposit on them (or smudge technique as i like to call it)
  12. Tulsa Oklahoma

    Hi I just moved to Pryor Oklahoma and am looking for areas to fossil hunt near Tulsa Oklahoma
  13. not sure if this is a small mosasaur tooth, bottom is chipped but seems to have cutting edge or croc? and if the other is just a rock thanks
  14. Arizona ID request

    While hiking in Arizona last year I saw dozen of tiny fossils very similar to what I find back home in Illinois, so I left most of them there (I was already carrying 50lbs on my back and didn’t want more weight). But I brought a few pieces back as a keepsake. Any special IDs for this guys due to their location?
  15. Thrilling Threshers!

    The genus Alopias, commonly known as the Thresher Shark, has been around for millions of years. These sharks use their abnormally long, whip-like caudal fin to stun their prey. This fin can grow to become more than half the length of shark's entire body. It is a strange and fascinating creature, and has been one of my favorite sharks ever since I was a little boy. Today, we fossil hunters can find the fossilized teeth of Thresher Sharks. They are typically rather small, and relatively uncommon. They look really cool in my opinion, and they're among my favorite types of shark teeth that are on the smaller side. So for this thread, SHOW US YOUR THRESHERS! I'll start by posting a neat little ring I made with my best Threshers so far. I'm excited to see what you all have found. Like I said, most of these teeth are pretty small, but I do understand that there's a species of Giant Thresher that can apparently be found at Calvert Cliffs and elsewhere. I've seen a few pictures, but never found one. Let's see what you all got!
  16. Phareodus preps

    Im still working on getting an air dryer, but still working on fossil fishy's. Here are two Phareodus fishy's ive been working on and ive got another one but that one still has a long way to go. Ive really got too many fossil projects, but for me, thats a good thing. Keeps me busy and out of the bars. I also havent been to a bar for about 20 years. Oh, the fish in the background just needs a little bit of clean up around the jaws mostly but the bottom fish needs a lot of fin work still. Hoping the fins on that one are better than what it seems? RB
  17. classification

    chiedo collaborazione per la classificazione Green River Formation, Middle Eocene Wyoming (USA). dimensioni 15,5 x 10,5 cm. I request collaboration for classification Green River Formation, Middle Eocene Wyoming (USA). dimensions: 15,5 x 10,5 cm.
  18. Hey guys! I would like to ask if someone who is from the Balkans wants to Fossil trade,or from other parts of Europe as well! I have mostly Miocene fossils such as seashells,snails,some fish parts,leafs and some plants.I hope to go in the Spring to fossil hunt,then i'll have Much more fossils for trade! Thanks anyways! Hope someone wants to trade! Regards, Darko
  19. Hello Fellow Fossilers, My name is Tyler and I am a 31 y/o amateur hunter from Michigan heading down to Florida for a week long fossil excursion on the Peace River and surrounding areas. My knowledge of the Peace would probably be regarded as limited, as the majority of my time spent hunting on the Peace was over 15 years ago (aside from 2 days 5 years ago) with my dad (we used to do it over my winter breaks visiting my grandma). Anyhow, I've wanted to take a trip where I had a solid week to do as much rooting around as possible with no other plans or obligations for years now. Now, I am a little leary about doing this on my own, however, not worried enough to keep me from doing it. I have all the tools/materials (aside from a kayak as I am flying in from MI) but wanted to post here to see if anyone on this forum would possibly care to meet up/allow me to tag along on a day trip here and there during the week on the Peace. I understand people are often protective of their spots (in MI it's fishing and hunting), however, I can assure you this is an isolated trip for me with no real motive to return anytime soon. My main goal is to find a few companions that share the same passion and want to spend some time doing some good ol' fossiling. Feel free to shoot me a PM or Email (ty.cizek@gmail.com) if anyone is at all interested or willing to point me in some decent directions. Monetary compensation is also an option if required. Also, looking for a relatively inexpensive place to rent a kayak for the week (I think the canoe rental place is like $40 a day-more than my rental car). I realize I may be asking a lot but thought I would put it out there. Thank you all so much for taking the time to read this- I have posted a little in the past about panhandle fossil spots, however, the Peace has captivated me from a young age. Looking forward to hearing from you! Tyler
  20. Hey hi Everybody! I like the unusual teeth. And posterior teeth are some of the most unusual in any given species. So I thought I would start a thread for posterior shark teeth of any species. To kick it off..... Here are some from Shark tooth hill (round mountain silt). I think these are Carcharodon hastalis and (?) planus. The smallest one is just under 1/8th inch wide. So, if You have any posterior shark teeth - please post pictures here. Thanks, Tony
  21. Help with fish jaw ID

    Hey guys. Ive been trying to ID these jaws but to no avail. Is it possible you can help me out? They were collected from Withlacoochee river in west Florida.
  22. Just wondering if there my be a way to put together a list of people that do fossil preparation and restorations that are legit for each state. I know for myself that I have specimens that are in field jackets still that need work done to them. And you really don't want to have to try box these things up and mail them across the states. Not only is it expensive, but by the time it reaches it's destination, it's going to need even more restoration. It would be great to know if there are people in your local area that have the ability and skills to take on such task that can be trusted. There are plenty of hacks out there just like in every other kind of work. But if we could compile a list of documented people that have references and history to back there abilities up, that would be awesome. Just a thought.
  23. peace river id

    hey guys might be a long shot but here goes ! what could this be ?
  24. Scientific Name Pronunciations

    Hi all, How do you all go about pronouncing the scientific names of species that you find? So far, I've just gone with what sounds right and tweaked it based off what I hear others say. Most genus and species names are derived from Greek and Latin I believe, so looking at pronunciations in those languages may help. But is there any outside resource that you all use, or do you just say it how you see it? I'd hate to disrespect a shark by butchering his name!
  25. Brownie's Beach 02/18/18

    I can confidently say that Brownie's Beach is my favorite site so far. I have only been to a handful of collecting locations, but I can already tell that this park is a gem. There are so many things to love about this site, from gorgeous scenery to great accessibility. I hadn't been hunting for about a month, and when you're new to this type of addictive hobby, that much time can begin to feel like withdrawal. So I can't tell you how excited I was to finally get back out there. As a side note, I'll try to keep my trip reports a little more brief. I've noticed that I'm practically writing an essay each time I post one of these. Anyway, once I saw that the forecast wasn't nasty, like it had been on the weekends for so long, I seized the opportunity and made my way out to the Cliffs once again. I got there very early, just before sunrise. I began collecting after snapping a few shots of the stunning scene over the bay, of course. The tides were not ideal, as it was just after high tide when I arrived, so I had quite a bit of trouble even making it past certain points. I may get some waders at some point, but I love my boots. With the high tides, I found myself transformed into a parkour master at times throughout the day. For the first few hours, I really wasn't finding too much. I was a bit discouraged because I had expected a couple decent finds for being the early bird. Turns out another TFF member had beat me to it. We crossed paths not too long after sunrise and shared the few finds we had so far. I forget his username, but I think his name was Phil. Later, we met again and showed out best finds so far; mine being a beautiful upper Hemi, and his being one of the biggest and most pristine Isurus teeth I've ever seen. It truly must've been nearly 3 inches in slant height. Apparently he had found it where I had already walked. Not to self: slow down the pace a bit. Later in the day, I began spotting some much better finds than earlier. The beach got busy near the entrance, but the Cliff base remained relatively calm. I ran into a good deal of other collectors, including another forum member, named Rob I believe, who was happy to show his finds and pictures of previous hauls. He's found loads of chubs at Brownie's, which gives me hope. I continued collecting along the Cliffs and near the entrance a bit, but the tide never really went out very far before it began to come back in. Because of this, I found myself hugging the cliffs along some stretches. This proved dangerous in multiple ways, one of which I learned the hard way. Twice. Walking right at the base of the Cliffs means you'll sometimes be stepping on extremely slippery, wet, clay-like material. Doing this, I fell two times. The first time, I feel on my bottom. But the second time, I stuck my hand out instinctively to break my fall. You know how there's a layer of broken shells protruding from the cliffs? Yeah, my hand went straight into that. If anything were to ever bite me at the Cliffs, I would think it'd be the sharks, not the shells! Another danger, and something I think we all should take very serious, was the cliffs falling. There were at least two places where there was a large tree hanging on for dear life on an overhang, directly over the beach. You could see the roots of the trees because the cliff under it had eroded and fallen. Very unstable and highly dangerous. The fallen logs along the beach are proof that the can and will fall. Point is, BE CAREFUL ALONG THE BASE OF THE CLIFFS, and keep your distance if you have the choice. I wrapped up the trip a bit early this time around, because the tide was high again and my body was aching from jumping from cliff fall mounds and rocks all day. Honestly, aside from the physical strain, this may have been my best trip yet. At least in terms of finds. It was definitely an enjoyable outing. My finds including a lot of the usual. Of the couple hundred teeth I found, the majority were small Lemons and Requiems. However, I also got many things that are a first for me. A couple large upper Hemis made me jump with joy because as you know they're my favorite. I found a cool broken Cosmopolitodus (Giant White) tooth, and a couple Cows, one that is actually pretty much complete! I found a lot of shark verts, which isn't typical, and my first fragments of dolphin verts too. I also managed my first ever crocodile tooth, which I am ecstatic with! Also got some Threshers and Hammerheads, as well as two complete Angel Shark teeth! Other than that, some decent ray plates and tigers round up my haul for the day. Thanks for reading. I tried to keep it short, but sometimes my enthusiasm just takes over and I want to share every little detail. As always, Hoppe hunting! (p.s. If either of the forum members I met read this, drop a reply so I can see your account names!)