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  1. Hey guys, new collector looking for some wisdom. Over the past year, I've collected over 150 Fossil specimens from the Chatham-Kent Area. The Majority of my collection is Middle-Devonian Corals and Brachiopods, but I've also found some Petrified Wood and Fossilized Bone. I'm at the point where I can't keep track of my collection and want to start labeling and identifying my fossils for documentation and display purposes. What resources do you guys use to identify fossils you've collected in the field? How accurate can I realistically date things?
  2. Fossil ID help plz

    Found this thing many years ago in Iowa in a rock pit and still have no idea what it is.... Anyone know?? Its about 4cm in diameter and 5cm tall Front Top Side Front Back Bottom
  3. Calvert Cliffs vertebra id

  4. A possible cat claw?

    Hi guys! I have something new here and it's very interesting, i think i found a cat claw. You already know that i found in my garden many stuff from Neolithic Vinca culture, such as figurines, pottery, stones tools, microliths and animal bones and teeth as well. So again, i found some cool bones as this claw, but i'm unsure if it belongs to some bigger carnivorous mammal. I compared it with Felis silvestris claw core but it's bigger. I don't know much about carnivorous mammals from Neolithic period but i think that they are the same as today like wolves, bears, lynx, jackals ... If someone would like to help me out identifying this claw it would be much appreciated. Btw, near the claw is i believe some paw bone as well ... Both are quite small and smaller than this battery which i put as a scale . Please help ! Darko
  5. Corolla NC Beach Find

    One more Corolla NC beach find. No one has been able to help me yet. Fossil, rock, slag?
  6. First time shark's tooth hunting

    Hi, I just got back from a family trip to folly Beach and found my first sharks teeth. I looked for hours, finding nothing and then found 6 in 5 minutes, followed by hours of nothing. I am very excited and thankful for the ones I found, but is this common? I also need help with ID from the experts. Thank you so much.
  7. Hello again everyone! i received the egg I purchased. I took pics outside in sunlight so hopefully some of the can “shed light” on whether this is real or faked. Again, I greatly appreciate everyone’s input. Thanks! Aaron
  8. Probably nothing, but

    My son found this rock swimming at our lack cabin in Wisconsin. Looks like a rock, but is sort of shaped like a tooth. A big tooth! Sorry, only have a US tape measure at the cabin. No metric. Devils lake burnett county Webster, WI
  9. Hi Fossil Friends, I have some big bone chunks that were recovered from the Peace River (Bone Valley Formation, Hawthorn Group, Florida). There a couple of partial bones here that can possibly be ID'ed. There are also 3 "bone balls" - I am guessing these are the broken-off ends of larger bones, but can they be ID'ed? We hung on to these in the hopes they might be something interesting or unusual. But given their condition, it might be difficult or impossible to ID them. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! MikeG
  10. Northeastern BC Quarry Find

    Hello all! This is my first post here but surely not my last. I have always been fascinated by fossils, but after accidentally stumbling across some fossils lately (some decorticated rugosa coral) I have taken quite the interest in fossil hunting. I have a recent find that really intrigues me and I'd like to have some expert opinions on it! This was found near some trace fossils and some small (1" or 2.5cm dia.) ammonite fossils. These were in a mountain quarry (approx 950m above sea level) on some nearly vertical shale. Thanks in advance!
  11. Unknown Kentucky Coral. Ordovician?

    I have this coral and I *think* it came from a batch of material from the Bardstown locality in Kentucky. I think it's Ordovician. It is a ball shape and one side shows a lot more detail than the other. Does anyone know what species this is?
  12. Serbian ammonites ID

    Hi guys! Can anyone help me to identify these Ammonites? I am not good at identifying Ammonites so, if someone could help me out, It would be much appreciated! I didn't found them btw, my friend did. They we're found at Stara planina Mountain in Eastern Serbia. The location where they we're found is called Oreovica. I don't know anything about that location. This is all i have from the pictures. Hope someone will help out. Good luck! Darko
  13. Here is an interesting potential fossil that I found in Oakville, Ontario. From fossils found in nearby rocks, I think this is from the Georgian bay formation which is ordovician in age. I don't know if this is a fossil, it could just be an interesting deposit of oxidized pyrite, but I would appreciate any help identifying this.
  14. Need Help IDing Hell Creek Dino Bone

    I have a fossil found in the Hell Creek Formation in South Dakota. Through studying I have not found a bone that matches mine in any known Hell Creek dinosaur. The bone is 8 1/4 inches tall, 5 inches long, and a width of 1 3/4 inches. The fossil weighs 2 lbs and 14.2 ounces. My belief is that it is from an ornithischian, possibly a ceratopsian or an ornithopod. It has a large hole in it for bone marrow, and at first glance looks like a human hip bone. Please help ID my fossil! Thanks!!!! -Carnoraptor
  15. Hello everyone! I’m Aaron and I’m new here. I just purchased an egg online. I then started reading about how many fakes there are and now I’m very worried. Can anyone give me the skinny on whether it’s real or not? It’s coming from Malaysia and claims to have been part of a private Japanese collection prior to the 80s. I appreciate all your input, thanks!
  16. TFF, one of a kind!!

    Six years has elapsed since my fascination with fossils began. Without the Fossil Forum, I would not be where I am today with regards to both my fossil finds and the knowledge gained through the forum about my discoveries. Let me thank the MANY, MANY individuals that have helped with my adventures. I must first of all thank (from me) and blame (from my wife) @Bev for getting me initially involved in fossils . From our early hunts, a passion for the hobby emerged. But you all deserve a BIG pat on the back for helping not only me but so many others trying to gain knowledge in such a wonderful segment of science. More specifically, I have had the opportunity to taste the wonders of Floridian fossils over the last few years. @digit,@dalmayshun, @Plantguy, @MikeR, @Sacha @Shellseeker, @joshuajbelanger and more have all assisted me in one form or the other, making my vacations to the Sunshine State successful. Special thanks goes out to @jcbshark. He is the Florida version of Bev to me, taking this fledgling under his wing and making sure that I experienced an exceptional hunt each and every time that I visit him. Hopefully, he embraces our new friendship as much as I do. By the way, Jeff, are the fish biting????? It won't be long. During my first trip to Florida, Jeff volunteered to guide me to some fossils and took me to the infamous "Cookie Cutter Creek", known for its very tiny Isistius shark teeth. As a newbie to the art of shark tooth hunting, like everyone during their first hunt, I wanted BIG teeth, and I was successful at pulling a 2"meg out of the gravel!!!! As I sifted for more, Jeff was collecting fine matrix. It just looked like sand to me as I peered into his full 5 gallon bucket that took a day to gather, not appreciating what he had. Fast forward to today, I have matured a bit (don't tell anyone) and now totally appreciate the fact that bigger is not always better. Presently, I kick myself in the tush for not having done a little sifting for Cookie Cutter shark teeth, especially since the stream has currently been "cleaned up" and all the fallen trees removed, leaving the creek just a straight flat rock bottomed drainage ditch. My hopes of sifting for some cookie cutter teeth sadly disappeared with the creek's improvements. Then came the 2019 Rolling Auction to benefit the Forum, where @Darktooth kindly offered up "cookie cutter matrix". My wife knew my emotional attachment to this creek and my desire to find access to some matrix. So, since my birthday was the following week, she gave me the OK to bid away. I contacted @digit ,who collected the offered matrix, to see the likelihood of Isisteus teeth being present. With Ken's comments to me, I began bidding, that is until it jumped from my bid of $65 to $100 with many days left until the auction ended. Who was this @MSirmon character. How dare he blow my bid out of the water! Fearful that the bidding would go beyond what even I was comfortable spending, I elected to hold off further bids until hours before the auction ended. This was a mistake as you will soon see. And MSirmon won the auction with no additional bids. After reading the auction results and taking a few deep breaths, I posted this congratulatory note. Posted July 13 Congratulations @MSirmon. Great donation to the forum and great batch of fossils offered up by Darktooth who accomplished his goal of a $100 bid. Enjoy!!!!!!! My wife knew I wanted the cookie cutter mix terribly. My first fossil hunting trip to Florida was on this creek and it is a special place to me, full of wonderful memories that I will cherish. To make a long story short, as a "birthday gift" next week, she said BID AWAY!!! My intent was to be that last hour bidder making sure the prize came home! BUT unfortunately, I fished in the heat all day yesterday, came home, ate a great meal, and proceeded to fall asleep at 8:00. Slept until 2:30, at which time I woke up in a sweat, realizing what I had done. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! So watch out you future bidders, I have a green light if I see anything that tickles my fancy. To return to the point of this post, that being how wonderful forum members are, I will continue my story. A package postmarked from New York arrived a few days ago and was HEAVY. I questioned my wife if she had purchased any fossils for me and she said no. Still not believing her, I said if this was from her, then she would also owe me 100 backrubs. She agreed to this, convincing me that the origin of the package was unknown. I was perplexed. To solve the mystery, I went ahead and opened the package. Inside was a huge bag of "sand" and a note from Darktooth saying "Happy Birthday! This package is being sent on behalf of MSirmon (Mike) as a birthday gift. These are the items he won from my recent offerings (yes, there was more than the cookie cutter matrix in the box)............ I was stunned to say the least. What generosity from a person that I do not even know!!!! I now want to say to a special person THANK YOU MIKE, from the bottom of my heart And a smaller, yet also heart felt thank you to everyone else. Mike

  18. I’ve got quite a handful of Devonian fossils that I’ve found this past week on the shore of Seneca lake in Upstate NY. This post is more of a confirmation of my original thoughts and a hope for a more definitive and exact identification of some of these finds. Thanks for any help in advance! 1– horn coral
  19. Here is a piece of shale(?) that I believe is from a locality near Bardstown Kentucky and either Devonian or Ordovician deposits. There is nifty-looking trilobite with detailed eyes popping out of the rock matrix. Can anyone verify what type/species of trilobite this is? Thanks!
  20. I have this nautiloid/ammonite that I *think* comes from the "Bear Paw" locality of Montana (Cretaceous) - or at least that is the info I have for it. Can anyone tell me if this is correct, and what species/type of fossil ammonite this is? Thanks!
  21. Found at Amonite falls

    My son and I were at Amonite Falls in Naniamo, BC and we found this intriguing object on the river bed. Found July 22, 2019. Rocky and lots of shale along the river in a forested area. The ruler is in centemeters. Any help identifying this would be greatly appreciated!
  22. Yearly Family Reunion

    We just arrived back from my wife's family reunion held in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. In the past, during such trips, my goal has always been to check out a few fossil spots while visiting kinfolk. This trip was no exception. Unfortunately, the weather was trying to be uncooperative so we visited a few museums and arboretums during some of our down time. The Delaware Museum of Natural History was average at best but was air conditioned!!! Just the right size for children (see the T Rex pic) but not truly stimulating for adults. Longwood Garden was our next stop. It , on the other hand, was absolutely WONDERFUL!!!! Beautiful landscapes, festive fireworks alternated with fountain displays at night. A strong recommendation to visit if in the area. My favorite area was the water gardens and some lovely pics have been added to the forum's "Nature Photography" post. Take a look if interested. Here is @snolly50's favorite. One more floral picture that I liked. Next on the itinerary was Sunnybrook Creek. Due to the heat, I thought a wade in the water would be nice. However, upon arrival, I found the creek to be dry!!! So my desire to cool off was shot down. I did spend about 30 minutes in the creek bed before it became uncomfortable. The creek has many minerals in it but botryoidal goethite is the common thing found.
  23. I received some rough material that is labeled as Mahantango Formation, Middle Devonian : Givetian, McCoy's Ferry, Maryland. The stone has some strange circular impressions on it. I have no idea what these are. Can anyone tell me what these impressions are? Thanks in advance! MikeG
  24. ID help needed

    This was given to me by friend who inherited his grandfather's collection of petrified wood, crystals, and much more scattered around his yard. I'm not sure if it was originally from northern California but that is where it was when I received it. Sorry for the lack of info. I'm hoping the cross section that it has my help.