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Found 425 results

  1. Dinosaur bone ID help

    I found these stones today among stones of the digging residue of the suez canal . I hope to identify . many thanks in advance .
  2. petrified wood ID help

    I found these stones among stones of the digging residue of the suez canal . hope to know your opinion and encouragement as this is a very new start .
  3. Gotta start somewhere

    Hi. Total newbie here. But interested in what I see as I have been lurking this site for 5 years or so. I have acquired some basic prep tools and want to practice a bit of matrix removal to develop a feel for the rock and tools before I start anything important (to me at least). I picked up a few rocks yesterday from the Nanaimo Formations, upper Cretaceous, Campanian the map says. It would be handy to know what I am looking at so I could Google some images and know what to look for as I uncover things. If anyone would care to identify a few things, I would be grateful.
  4. Dino Egg? Or No?

    I found this in my back yard. Some tell me it's a concretion. I think it is an egg. I've tried several ways to break it down and it's doesn't change form. Except for where it looks torn. I need a professional eye.. any body?VID_20200216_000522088.mp4 VID_20200216_000633287.mp4
  5. Heirloom Fossils Identification Help

    These have been passed down from parent to child for generations. Anyway we can no longer remember what these were originally identified as. Possible plants? I see rings and some spots where it looks like a branch would’ve grown.
  6. Ciao, puoi classificarmi questi denti di squalo, sono fossili delle cave di fosfato di Oued-Zem in Marocco, grazie. (Hi, can you classify for me these shark teeth, they are fossils from the phosphate quarries of Oued-Zem in Morocco, thanks.)
  7. Petrified Termite or ant colony

    This was near wear (as best I can tell) a tree was struck by lightning or burnt out at least 40 years ago. It is rock but I’ve soaked it but am scared to use vinegar? Should I chance it? Any idea what it is? It’s 5 inches in Links 4 inches high 3 inches deep this is a close-up picture
  8. Ancient alien bite mark!

    The bite mark(lol I know it’s not a bitemark) is an inch long and ONLY that part has crystalline chips in it. Any help would be appreciated.
  9. What are these?

    Found at Abbey Wood
  10. What are the distinguishing characteristics of Abichites sp. (genus of ammonites)? I need to know for a project I’m doing please, thank you.
  11. He’s had these fossils for a while, he’s convinced he collected them himself, and he’s never collected outside the UK so they must have been from here.
  12. Rice Krispie fossil

    This is a brown stone and about the size of a dime. When the dark brown is scratched it leaves a copper red under it. When the “Rice Krispie” dots pop out it leaves a smooth void and there are smaller crystalline pieces embedded in it. It has been soaked in water and maintains shape so I don’t think it’s mud. The Krispie ranged in color like well, teeth? Any help would be appreciated.
  13. Anyone interested in a fossil hunt end of January?
  14. Hello I am thinking about going fossil hunting on the cape fear river, but I have no idea of where to start please help.Is there things i should look out for on the banks again please help Thank you guys.
  15. Fossil shark tooth

    good day everyone, this summer I went to Uzbekistan for holidays, knowing that I could have found some fossil, in fact once upon a time uzbekistan like many other countries was covered by the tethys sea! the great Aral lake (now almost dried up because of men) is what remains of the tethys. During my trip I found many formation rich of fossil, unfortunately the carbonate matrix was too hard to work without my beloved Estwing and I had to leave all those beautiful coral and shells . However during a visit at the bottom of Aral sea, inside the shale and sands exposed by the drying up of the sea,I found this beautiful shark tooth. Sharks are not my specialization so I'm a little bit lost. With a quick research I discovered that those Sediments are probably Eocene/oligocene in age. May it be a Striatolamia?
  16. Hello everyone, and happy holidays! I recieved this fossil fish (single fish split down the middle, so it's a mirror of itself). I'm looking to make a display case for it and I was looking for some help. I have a piece of plexiglass I want to use for the cover, and originally I was going to just build a wood case that holds the hinged box the fish is currently in, with a slot on top where the plexiglass could be slid in place. But now I'm not too sure, as I've seen some medal standoffs that can be used to hold up a piece of plexiglass over it, but then the sides would be open. I was hoping someone might have any suggestions. I'd like to keep the original box, but it's a real pain to open and close while keeping the halves in place. I definitely want to cover it because it's super fragile and I want to keep dust off of it. Thank you for your time, and any suggestions are more than welcome! Happy holidays! Ps. The box open measures 21 inches long by 14 5/8 inches wide and 1 inch tall. Regardless, it needs a solid wood base/platform to sit on so it can be picked up. Thanks again!
  17. ID help please

    I found these two fossils on a beach near the Mackinac bridge in Lake Michigan, USA. Can anyone tell me what they are? The first specimen with the flat dark inclusion is about 5 cm. The second specimen with the many small lines and holes is about 4 cm. Thanks for your help.
  18. WHat type of Fosslis are these?

    Hi Attached is a Fossil and here are some images ...
  19. A stony baguette and two other mysteries

    Hey everyone! I was wondering if you could please help me identify these items and whether they are worth keeping! I found these three today at Beaumaris. The first one (pictures 1 + 2) appears to be some odd, fortuitous weathering of sandstone? In the second (picture 2) it seems that there may be some possible gastropod remains in there? The third item - the baguette! (pictures 3 + 4) It caught my interest due to the ridges on the top and flat base. I assume it's likely an sandstone concretion? It feels like rock on the outside and isn't as heavy as ironstone. Thanks in advance for any help!
  20. New to Louisville

    Hi, I am new to Louisville, but can go anywhere in the sueeounding areas. I used to pick up limestone from my grandmother's house in Lexington. Anyway, I need a new hobby and would really like to find some fossils. My only experience has been with shells, crinoid stems and random coral.
  21. So, I'm new to fossil collecting and I would like to know what are the top 10 best online sites for me to buy fossils. Can anyone help me?
  22. Fossil site help

    I'm new to this. I'm a land surveyor; a new job site I'm on had a storm water creek burst & cut a new path. It exposed a fossil layer. At the bottom was a perfectly preserved reef of large oysters. As it had been undisturbed it was pristine. I've spent a few lunch breaks combing the creek, not much time, & found 100s of shark teeth, 1,000s of coprolites, dozens of bones. It seems everything was preserved here; I've found shrimp & crabs even. But it is getting destroyed rapidly & will be obliterated during the construction phase. I can not get anyone interested in checking it out before it's gone & I don't really know who to ask. The site is in Maryland, near DC. I don't want to give too many specifics on lacal. I don't know what to do to try & save some of what's in there so here I am. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. I can post pics of what I've found upon request, i just wouldn't know where to start. Thanks
  23. Tooth Restoration

    I apologize ahead of time if this is not the correct spot for this question. Does anyone know someone who can do restorations on teeth? And preferably quality restoration, not hacked together garbage. I don’t think we can publicly put names on here. So please feel free to message me. Thank you everyone ahead of time! Sincerely, J
  24. Help

    Cannot remember how long ago I found this but it has been in my shark tooth collection for years assuming it was a shark molar of some sort but now that I am a little knowledgeable I know sharks do not have molars. Have not been able to find anything that looks similar online. Any suggestions would be great. thanks!
  25. Fossil?

    I found this at North Myrtle Beach in late November 2019 on a day I found 100+ shark teeth including a beautiful 2 1/2 inch great white tooth At first I thought it was a fish vertebrae or something in that ballpark but can’t find anything that matches the description. It looks like it is covered in what I think is matrix but I am just an amateur fossil hunter. Please help, any suggestions will do. thanks!
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