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  1. So today Ive went down to the bay that I was planning to find fossils in for awhile, only to come back empty handed (I couldnt reach any of the shale quarries and just decided that its layers are too flat to house fossils anyways). Being a Palos Verdean, There are small pockets of quarries which are generaly unprotected by preserves (usually alongside roads, sometimes beaches). Palos Verdes has a rich history of Miocene-Quarternary fossils, but much of the fossiliferous zones are protected by preserves. Because I cant really go far just to find fossils, I can only hunt in the small pockets I can find. Ive studied some geological maps and do know where the according-to-theory fossiliferous shale are, I just dont know how exactly to find fossils without destroying the place and getting under a legal flat. Are there any tips and tricks for this kind of fossiling?
  2. Unknown Small NJ Cretaceous Bone?

    I found this piece a long time ago in a cretaceous site in New Jersey and haven't really been able to figure out what this is since. I'm not sure if its fish, marine reptile, dinosaur, or etc. Just noticed it browsing through my collection and figured this would be the best place to get help, any help appreciated to get a label on this, thank you.
  3. Tooth ID request

    Found this in N Sulphuri River. Front and back photos; second photo of back side is actual size (about an inch long). Any ideas?
  4. So I have this small block of Green River matrix that has fish material. When I got it, A part has been prepped, exposing most of it, but then I checked the corners, saw more covered material, and realized that it could be prepped even further. The problem is, I don't have any prepping tools because I've never prepped a fossil before But maybe is there any household tools that could efficiently prep Green River matrix? I just need to remove one tiny layer.
  5. Round fossil

    Hello and thanks to those who will help me:) Ten years ago i found this fossil in a marble quarry in northern Italy (veneto). What is it?
  6. Savannah River - Small mammal molar

    Hi! I found this small beauty at a beach in Savannah River. Any input is appreciated. Thanks for checking it out!
  7. Hi, I work at a fossil shop in Moab U.T., and for the life of me, I can't figure out what species or period it's from. I have reason to believe it's from China, but I can't confirm this. This has been on my mind for a long time, and any help would be greatly appreciated!
  8. Could you help me?What is it?

    Hi and thanks to all those who will help me I found this fossil in northern Italy and I can't figure out what it is. Found it in a grotto. Thank you:)
  9. eastern PA

    I'd like to go out to look for some decent fern fossils before the end of September. Can anyone suggest a spot or mind if I tag along with them?
  10. This is something I picked up walking in a park about three years ago, and I felt it was Something, but Just Do Not Know What. Any guesses? Any stab at it would be a help!
  11. Strange Rock Patterns

    So a family member of mine found a large bolder in an area that has been known for having some fossils of fish and tracks. It doesn't look like anything but the patterns are odd enough where I can't determine if they are fossils or just mineral marks. Any help is appreciated!
  12. Need help identifying this

    Hi, i was recently going through my old collection from when i was a child and came across this...Not a clue what it is, any help would be appreciated, thanks. Josh
  13. Hey there! I'm sorry its been so long since I've posted on here but suffice it to say I need your help. I'm planning a six to seven day fossil hunting trip in Pennsylvania (sometime in mid august) and I need your help verifying that the sites I've picked to visit from Robert Beards guide Rock Hounding Pennsylvania are still accessible to collecting as well as coverable given my time frame. The places I'm looking at hunting are sites 27. Beltzville State Park (Outcrops on shoreline), 28. Lehighton, Lehigh Canal (Former borrow pit and outcrop),30. Deer Lake (Borrow Pit), 33. Suedberg (Outcrop in former borrow pit), 35. Centralia (Former strip mine outcrop), 38. Rockville (Former quarry), 48. Walker Lake (Hillside and unpaved road), 51. PPL Montour Preserve (Hillside, Former borrow pit), 57. Uniontown (Former quarry). Any insights as to whether or not theses sites are still accessible to collecting, weather our not you believe covering all these sites within 6 to 7 days is possible, and any other tips and tidbits of information on the sites, and or planning a large trip like this etc, would be greatly appreciated! When I go I'm planning to take notes and pictures and then, when i get back, write a few essays illustrated with pics that I will post on here! Thank you in advance, Glenn aka Fossil123
  14. My name is Samnang Nuon and I am a student at a school in Cambodia called the Liger Leadership Academy. LINK My school, the Liger Leadership academy is a unique project based experiential school for Cambodian secondary students selected from throughout the country. We learn subjects areas contents by conducting real research or projects and learning about Cambodia by going out to explore and doing things around the country. Several months ago we did a project about the geology of Cambodia. There is little written about, known or understood by the general public about this topic. So, we invited a recent graduating geology major from the University of Minnesota to come and lead the project. It was great and she taught our students about field research, etc. They did three one week trips throughout the country to document the information and learn see the real deal. They created the following bi-lingual Facebook page to begin helping people here know about geology. Geology of Cambodia Facebook Geology is not a popular major here in Cambodia. Therefore, there is no geology program, major, etc. in any university in this country. However, there is a Ministry of Mines and Energy here and the students of our school went to interview them about geology in Cambodia. They met with the Minister for the whole ministry and one thing he told them is that they, just this past year, discovered dinosaur tracks in rural region at Battambang northern Cambodia. Along with the location of the site, he recently emailed me this: " During the last survey to the site, our staff and paleontologist of the Department of Mineral Resources of Thailand found trackways of both bipedal and quadrupedal dinosaur. As I know, the site is within a private property and land is reworked, but you might find footprint in surrounding area. I also planned to talk with Battambang department of Mines and Energy and Battambang provincial authority on possible way to protect the remaining area for conservation. I hope we can cooperate in keeping the site safe. Yours sincerely, SIENG Sotham Deputy Director General General Department of Mineral Resources" Unfortunately, the ministry does not have budget, time, staff, etc. to realistically pursue this. I am very interested in having a group of my high school friends learn from this possibility. First, learn what to do scientifically with a site. Additionally, write about it. To my knowledge, there has never been evidence of dinosaurs in this country (I think for many reasons) and I would like my team to write articles, research papers, create documentation for media to get young people throughout the country here interested. There is no university here to take on such a project. But, it would be perfect for us. The students at my school, in the past few years have written two books that have been sent by the Ministry of Education to all the government schools in the country as a part of their curriculum. Remarkably, I know we are up for a rigorous, scientific challenge. But, what I don't know what it is I’m unsure if the footprint is real. I know very little information about dinosaurs. My learning coordinator, Jeff Holte of the school has spent the last two weekends traveling to the site to take some photos and have done some casts of the tracks. I would be very interested in you looking at the photos I have attached to tell me if these are probably a real dinosaur tracks. The site is about 40 km from Battambang towards the Thai border. To make it interesting, there are snakes and still land mines (from Khmer Rouge regime) in the area. The coordinates are found where they have been filling in a piece of land to build on at some point. They obviously moved big pieces of sandstone to the sides of the land and that is where I found some things in the photos attached. The site is mostly covered over but there are some boulders and small outcroppings on the sides. Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated. Let me know what you think. Contact me if you got any idea: samnang.n@ligercambodia.org s.nounsinoeun@ligerlearning.org Thanks in advanced, Samnang
  15. A possible fish fin?

  16. ID required.

    Please could somebody help me identify this rock I found on the beach. Many thanks in advance.
  17. ID? Can you help Verify this...

    I am working for a non-profit and am attempting to ID this fossil from their collection. It was dredged up by a fishing trawler south of Long Island, NY in the 1950s. The vessel was still above the continental shelf. An "expert" from a Natural History Museum, probably in NYC, since that is where the vessel was from, stated that it was from the Mesozoic, but I have no other details about the identification. I'm not so sure that it is Mesozoic in origin, but I'd welcome any other identifications. Thanks! Here's a link to the fossil pics: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0Bx-miOxgtIbUSU8ybWpYaHJpT1k?usp=sharing
  18. I found these fossils on Whitstable beach when the tide was out, what are they?
  19. Unidentified fossil!

    Found on Winterton Beach, Norfolk, East coast of England. No idea what it is, and can't find info! Any help appreciated. Many thanks.
  20. Unidentified fossil!

    Found on Winterton Beach, Norfolk, East coast of England. Any help appreciated. Many Thanks.
  21. Petrified wood

    I have a 600 plus pound petrified log with the petrified bark intact. Due to its size I can't add it to my collection. I have no clue where to even start to find a buyer. This is the first piece I've ever tried to sell.
  22. Hi, Im sorry to be back on this topic again but the suspicion is bothering my way to much after spending even more time looking at this piece and comparing it that resembles a very worn, broken up trilobite head from a possibly large one, the location (New York) I found this in I also found other more clearer trilobites but also a few that are 100%trilobite but worn to point that they nearly blend in right with the rock and have minimal features, my guts bothering the hell out of me so I provided a final set of even better photos below from an angle that I haven't posted on the original thread Hoping for someone to lay me to rest once again and tell me its a rock one more time , the texture though barely visible in the photo makes me believe its something, if not trilobite it doesn't share the same consistency as the surrounding rock and shale in certain areas and upon very close examination has very minimal fractions of pieces with a celluloid trilobitey or living thing texture.
  23. Hello, I live in one of those unlucky places that has the bare minimum of natural fossil bearing formation to the point there is pretty much none, I've found an odd location that has rocks I'm guessing from Upstate New York that are littered with Devonian fossils. I have very little knowledge of Devonian trilobites after searching this location I've found a few worn trilobites, but then I stumbled upon this worn monster with a head that seems to measure around 3.2 inches from eye to eye (since lucky they are still preserved enough to see the texture. I'm looking for any help if possible to help identifying this, I treasure this though its extremely broken and worn because I found them in a place that shouldn't have fossil material. Anything will be greatly appreciated, thank you and I'll provide some photos below (it maybe tough due to their condition) From personal research I can only compare it to a Trimerus delphinocephalus cause of the massive size but I am no trilobite expert, and I can only dream. Here is the scale compared to some of my hand, broken head shape begins towards the bottom of the picture.
  24. So I have a few days off duty and I'm planning on making a long weekend out of it. I'm starting tomorrow in Aurora, NC at the museum's spoil piles. This will be a first, so any suggestions are appreciated. Saturday I will be going to the Charelston, SC area to try my luck again. I was looking for advice in this area. I have done a ton of research with little success. I don't expect someone to give exact locations to their honey holes but advise would be great! Also anyone interested in joining would be welcome. Finally, a few days of free diving the bone yard in Venice, FL.... That's home! Any advice, suggestions, or anyone interested in joining please chime in. I'll post pics as it happens. Thanks in advance, Justin