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  1. Help identifying fossil

    Hi, I’ve had this in my box of things from childhood (1970). What is this, is it a tooth? Thanks for your help.
  2. I have a Ordovician-age brachiopod that I am currently prepping. The matrix is very soft and prone to cracking and a few smaller pieces have fallen off. How do I know when to stop prepping and leave it as is? Any general tips when working with fossils in extremely soft matrix? Should I continue prepping and risk breaking it further or stop and leave it in the matrix? I can provide pictures if needed.
  3. Hi I recently purchased an air scribe, it's late, I can't remember the kind right now however it's highly recommended by you folks on this site, off brand but good. Anyways it makes a really high pitch whining sound like air escaping from a balloon and Air comes out around the rubber gasket by the tip. I don't know what it's supposed to sound like, or how it preforms to be able to troubleshoot further. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks in advance.
  4. Whats a Good first air pen?

    So i have always prepped with hand tools. But i really like the air scribes. But theres alot to choose from. Many of my fossils are limestone and sometimes theres a super small layer of matrix on the fossil that if i try to remove will damage the fossil. I have heard about sand blasting is that any good? I would really like one that can prep fragile fossils. I have seen many where they dont even Touch the rock when prepping. I also saw a shop called zoic palaeo tech i think its called. They were selling alot of tools but dont know what to choose anyhelp? I Also see these wooden boxes people use for prep i right now prep on my desk. Should i also get those wooden boxes? And when i prep the fossils now i spray little bit of water to see more details so its easier for me to prep. But i have heard fossils get destroyed while drying fast. I Only use a ikea desk lamp and the sun does not reach in. I know that the sun can really sunburn fossils. Sorry for the long text and questions
  5. Hiya everyone I’m just about to purchase this fossil fish and was wanting advice on its species and if it’s real thanks in advance
  6. Is there a youtube video of how this is prepared to use on a fossil? I have one in particular i want to use it on to preserve better. Of course im a total newb to this so i want to know the do's and dont's before i even attempt it.
  7. Today while at the beach with the kids I came across this amongst the stones. I know that it's a shark tooth but that's all I know as much help as possible would be fantastic to identify it please. Location Gosport, Hampshire UK I have a few more pictures if needed. Many thanks in Advance
  8. I have seen these sheets on google that show fossils from locations so u can id the species i have alot of fossils from one location in sweden from the ordovician period ( not sure if i spelled it right) but Nothing comes up where can u get them do i buy them or print them out? Not really sure what topic to choose i hope its the right topic for this
  9. I was wondering if anyone here has insurance coverage on their fossils? Especially the more pricey ones? How does one go about getting that?
  10. Are these discolorations?

    So i forgot to take the limestone inside it was in paper and the other one flint it was black but not anymore the flint i cleaned with soap and water it was night time when i did it can i fix it?
  11. Hiya I’ve seen this tooth set up for auction and I’m not sure how much it’s gonna go for but u can make an offer on it I’m not sure if u can talk about prices here or dm me what u guys think my top line should be thanks
  12. Edisto Beach Tips?

    I am going to be heading down to Edisto Beach in South Carolina and I was wondering if anyone has any tips for finding fossils there? I know what to look for regarding shark teeth, but this will be my first time hunting ice age fossils, so even help on just identifying ice age fossils will be great! Thanks in advance!
  13. Help me identify this jaw

    Hello everyone, someone offered me this partial jaw. Clearly it was found in the Guangzhou province and should come from Taiwan. By the look of it I think it's a hyena or hyena like animal. But I can't decide if it's an adcrocuta jaw or a Dinocrocuca jaw. What are you opinion? Can anyone help me?
  14. Trilobase help

    For anyone using Trilobase i seemed to have encountered a problem. It might be easily fixable. But when i enter fossils 1 through 9 everything is normal. But when i enter number 10 it seems to keep number 10 in between 1 and 2. Is there any way to keep them in order? I cant simply drag the order in the way i want it.
  15. Unknown fossil

    Please help identify and if you can offer any advice on how to safely remove it from the surrounding rock it would be appreciated.
  16. It's definitely a..thing?

    Look guys I have a... well its definitely a something? Is it a plant, the top of a crinoid, a broken tooth, a really tiny volcano??? No idea. And as a bonus I have no idea where it came from either. It was given to me ages when I was a kid. So if you've got any ideas on what the heck it might be, I'd love to hear 'em! Thanks!
  17. Hiya recently started collecting this year and my collection is starting to build up looking for ideas for inexpensive ways to bulk my collection out a little if anyone could help it would be appreciated thanks in advance
  18. Sea Bug? Sponge? Jellyfish?

    I found this fossil as a child on my grandfather's ranch near Snowflake, AZ. Would love to have some help IDing it. Thank you!
  19. Hi all , Completely new to this site but hoping to learn from others. I found this today and was hoping for more information ? I can't work out how to add a side photo. Thanks in advance, Rosie
  20. I use this site https://mrdata.usgs.gov/geology/state/map-us.html#search-results to see what formations my collecting sites are in. But, due to my lack of knowledge (?) it only helps so much. When I click on the map at the collection site location I get this type of data : Record ID Name Comment OHOdl;0 Drakes, Whitewater and Liberty Formations, Undivided Ordovician OHOgm;0 Grant Lake and Fairview Formations, Miamitown Shale, Undivided Ordovician OHOwa;0 Waynesville and Arnheim Formations, Undivided Ordovician I interpret this to mean that all 3 formations are represented at this site. In this case, standing at the site I can visibly discern 2 very different areas, one above the other. But that isn't typically the case. Can anyone give me some guidance or point me in the direction of how to interpret this information? Is there a better place to go to figure out the formations?
  21. Hello. I'm working on organizing my collection and was wondering if anyone could help me with some identifications. Thanks for any help. I don't have any info on this one. I think it is a Mucrospirifer brachiopod. Can someone confirm this? Help with the species name would be appreciated. Thanks. These are crinoid stems. I don't have any further information. Does anyone know the species, where they came from, or the approximate age? Thanks. I think this is a dolphin tooth. It was found on the Ernst Ranch in Bakersfield, California. Can anyone help me identify it further? Thanks. Last, here are some fossils I collected when I was young. They were found near Thermopolis, Wyoming. They were found on one of the paleontology digs that the local museum hosts. I think they are orthoconic nautiloids, but I am not sure. 6 year old me was not taking good notes. Thanks for any ID help.
  22. Hi I've found a keichousaurus specimen that looks pretty good, just wanna check here if it's actually authentic!
  23. 1st fossil find need info

    Hello This is the frist fossil I have found and need help with it. Can see what appears to be a skull bone and feather in prints. Found in Ontario. Thanks for looking.
  24. New member ID Request

    Hello all, new here and looking to ID a few pieces I have. Any assistance is much appreciated. All found at Caspersen/Venice, FL a few years ago. #1 #2 #3
  25. Algae Removal

    I have a few specimens that I recently collected from a river. The best are covered in dried algae that needs removal. Does anyone know how to remove the algae?