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  1. Is this a real jaw? Any red flags?
  2. Hello! I have a fish i'm trying to take photos of, and they always come out blurry and the lighting is horrible. Its quite hard to do when the fossil is the same colour as the rest of the rock. Any tips? I know I'm being kinda vague and I don't really know how much you guys would be able to help . If you need any more info in order to help, just let me know. Thanks
  3. Hi guys , yesterday i found this in wenlock edge (uk) , can be a really big coral? I've got just this picture right now, I will post a better one when I'll be at home.
  4. Simple question is this trilobite real partially real or completely fake I understand much of large Cambrian trilobites are completely fake and have no actual genuine fossil remains in them I would like to be informed of which category this "fossil" falls into thanks in advance. (I'm expecting all the replies to be fake if it is completely fake with no fossil remains at all I ask for advice on what to look for next time I know most of the common signs only after the purchase of the "fossil" but before I completely give up the idea of a genuine fossil I figured some more experienced people could look at it again thanks in advance.
  5. Hello all... I am on a plane to coastal North carolina. On the way to the airport, a friend called and thought there was a quarry near Wilmington where they allow fossiling on wed and fri mornings. Can any of you north carolinians confirm or help me out? I am going to visit my wife's family at Ocean Isle beach. I did manage to find a crab claw on the beach last time we went. Many thanks, y'all.
  6. (Note: this was originally posted under fossil trips) 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, and thank you to Fossil-Hound for directing me on were to properly post this! Glenn aka Fossil123
  7. By the title your probably skeptical about me actually finding a fossil in my backyard of course I didn't actually find a real fossil in my backyard as that would be quite fictional. I thought I would say that before beginning the fossil ID help... Because in reality I found 2 fossils in my backyard not one!!! In the lot beside my house is dense forest I live in Florida with very invertebrate rich soil in fact almost all soil in my area (suburbs near Indian river) contains hundreds of small shells Pleistocene to recent. However last year when I was looking for modern animal bones I was very surprised to see a white shard sticking up from the ground I tried the porous test with my finger but it was not positive so I concluded it was most likely not bone as most Pleistocene epoch fossils are much more reactive to the test than older fossils and since in my area there are only Pleistocene to recent fossils I assumed it was an invertebrate so I started to excavate the area. To my surprise I found a very large conch-like shell I actually had to cut the roots of a nearby tree as the roots were going through the shell. I later came back and found yet another specimen. It's quite the story to find literal fossils in your backyard but anyways here are the two specimens i'm curious to see your opinion on them please feel free to ask for different pictures and or questions. Thanks in advance, -RJD Yellow>First Specimen Orange>Second Specimen Blue>Modern Invertebrate IF YOU ARE TRYING TO ANSWER ID USE COLOR CODES PLEASE AND THANK YOU,
  8. My father and I are planning on taking a trip fossil hunting this summer, we can't seem to find anywhere that really seems worth driving to. (Everything around us is basically Devonian.) We were looking for something different: Mosasaur, Arthropods (Cambrian preferred), Holocene, etc. My dad loves actual bones and I love arthropods from Cambrian. We came to a consensus and are looking for anything marine in the Mid-West. But we will take any suggestions into consideration! (We are new-ish to fossil hunting and are willing to go anywhere and do anything.
  9. 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
  10. Hello, New to the forum and collecting fossils in general. Went to my moms house and mentioned that I had been fossil hunting and she says "I have found some fossils before." and she pulls out this giant worm like thing. This was found in Port Hope Ontario possibly up to 25 years ago. I have included both a wet and dry picture. The fossil seems to have a dark red tinge to it. Also the back had a ton of fossils on it I have attached a picture of the back as well. Any help with an identification would be much appreciated. Thanks Folks and happy hunting:)
  11. I found this rock at Brick New Jersey Beach right on the seashore, what kind of fossil is this, could someone please help? Thanks!
  12. Hey guys, so I need help in figuring what this is. So this belonged to my grandpa who passed away recently. My mom told me it was given to my grandpa by his grandfather back in a rural village in Northern China. It has a slight crack in the rock due to transport about 30 years ago. Also I shined a light in the back to show the transparency. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
  13. Hey everyone. Im new here and have always been interested in finding things. I found these years ago but have never known what they are. Any ideas would be appreciated. Im hoping to learn a lot here.
  14. Well... after being away big move, etc..... I'm back !!! - I was opening a couple rocks I got awhile back and came across this one, my question is, should I just leave it as is, or would I be better to try and expose more of what's on both sides ? ....... I'm just now starting to prep, so I'm by no means an expert & honestly; a bit nervous to ruin things. If someone could circle what is what - I'd appreciate it alot !! ( the end of the tail is where the rock ended, I didn't hack it off !! ) more pics ( same rock )
  15. Hey!! Are these cephalopods? More specifically Dawsonoceras? Found in Vaughn Ontario near a stormwater pond - I have a feeling it's from a local quary since this pond is a man made structure. TIA!!
  16. plz identify tooth thank you for the help
  17. So, while I was in Kentucky hunting Ordovician crinoids, my wife climbed to the top of this road cut and found a boulder(I was up there first, so how I missed this beats me) she called me over and smack on top of this boulder was this. Took a good 20 minutes to get it out with minimum damage. What can I say, I'm kinda brutish... At first I was thinking crinoid, being hopeful, but once I got it home, it appears more like a rugose coral. What do you guys think? oh yeah, be jelly of my cube lol @aerogrower
  18. I'm going to be in San Diego for a couple days next month and would love to hit a site for a bit of collecting, IF I can talk my wife into breaking away from the beach and the sea lions for a few minutes. Can anyone give me some insight into possible locations? Any help is greatly appreciated.
  19. I am wondering if anyone can help identify these. More than likely, a couple are parts of shark teeth. The others are probably some sea mammals, early seals , dolphins etc. I am not sure.
  20. Hello fossil wizards, please help. I found this washed up on Myrtle Beach when I was a kid. I think it looks like a tooth? I've always wondered what it is or what it belonged to. It keeps me up at night, haunting me, floating in my mind's eye mouth, 20 years of unidentified oversized toothy torture. Anyway, I would love to finally find out the tooth to this mysterious mystery of the perhaps dental variety & put this & myself to bed.
  21. I found this what I suspect is a tooth this weekend in Burnet, Texas. I was fishing in Lake Buchanan when coming up on shore found this in the water. Now this is a man made lake is fed by the Colorado river. I looked at teeth of local predators in the area and found no match but I'm no expert either. Was looking for help to see if anyone knows what this tooth could belong to. It is just over an inch long.
  22. Hi guys I'm on holiday in Sardinia (Italy) , yesterday I went in a place called S'archittu , it was full of miocenic limestone I found a lot of sea urchin , bivalves and this one that I don't know what can be. It's splitted in many parts
  23. Hey guys, I am really new to fossil hunting. I am going to plan a trip for my family next week to Big Brook Park in Monmouth County which is around a 2 hour drive. What should I bring there? What should we look for? Thanks
  24. I'm in Spokane Washington and found this in the yard today. I'm pretty certain its rock but it is really odd. We did have Native Americans in this area so I thought maybe some kind of grinding tool, but honestly I really have no idea. The guy who lived in our house before us collected rocks according to the neighbors, and I have found a few odd rocks since we lived here but this one seems like it could have a story. The dark spot is water and its all the same color.
  25. Hello, I am going fossil hunting in a stream called Big Brook in NJ. It's mostly a stream ankle high. So I was wondering where should I dig and sift to find the most fossils? Should I dig deep? Should I go where all the rocks are? Should I dig on land? Thanks.