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Found 19 results

  1. I have some rattlesnake creek micro matrix for trade( 1/4" and smaller). I am open to any trades of something I can't get here in Gainesville. I have a bunch about a gallon worth and some to dry still. The pics are from 1 cup worth. I quickly went through. I know I left some was getting tired and my kids helped. Sorry US only international cost to much. Also willing to trade for rocks and minerals, for my daughter she got a small set at school and looks threw them daily trying to ID them. lol
  2. Any chance there's a shell hanging on to this ammonite? I'm talking about the protrusion on the bottom right, at 5 o'clock.
  3. I used to just bag up loose matrix from bone material to sieve for macros. This is the first time I've tried drying out the dirty water from gently cleaning the bone. I'll post some results in the New Year if I should fine anything interesting.
  4. image.jpeg

    From the album Hollys Fossil Finds

    Beautiful Matrix I found along the James River one day! My favorite still! Perfect condition.. Still need help identifying the exact type of shark, or Era...?!
  5. What do you guys use for cutting down matrices that are err rock hard? I've thought of a tile saw but unless a lot of money is spent then the depth of the cut is really small, 25mm/1in. Would an angle grinder with a concrete blade work? Thanks John
  6. Ammonite in matrix

    From the album Whitby Discoveries, England

    Due to the delicacy of the ammonites found in the slate I like to keep them in-bedded in their natural matrix.

    © Lolman1c

  7. I have dug up a number of middle Pleistocene bivalves and gastropods but some have a very friable (crumbly) matrix. Is there some spray or something to seal and preserve it?
  8. I have dug a number of bivalves and gastropods out of a very friable, crumbly matrix. Anyone have any experience how I can preserve some of the matrix and also make the specimens look good?
  9. These were collected when I was probably ten years old (I am now 21), so I do not know the specifics of where these were found. I only know that I was somewhere around the Kansas/Nebraska border (SE part). I was hoping to get some input as to what fossils may be in these slabs? I know there are brachiopods, crinoids, an fragments of corals. I was hoping to maybe get some specifics, or general ID's on some of the fossils. There are some that look like fish ribs or spines of some sort. Any input is appreciated!
  10. This tooth in matrix has been sitting on a local diver's desk for about three years, under a dust cover, and has remained very stable. We think the matrix is essentially a phosphatic nodule. It's basically a piece of the ACE River Basin river bottom, and obviously it's an amazing specimen. I wanted to prep. it using a hardener, but I've never prepped any fossils before, and wasn't sure which product that I should use. I've heard of Butvar, of course and know people use it on bone, but this isn't bone, it's more mineral. Should I dip, or brush? It would seem a lot cheaper to brush it on. I'd also like something that would be water proof, afterwards. Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated. I'd also like some direction on a reputable seller of the product. Any folks here in that biz? If you are, then I'd rather throw the biz to a member, but I will need the product over nighted to me. I want to do the job myself, and I won't be doing a lot of prep. work, so I don't need a ton of the stuff, just enough for this one piece, which measure's about 10" in length. Here's a list of products that are advertised on a site called PaleoPortal Fossil Preparation. - http://preparation.paleo.amnh.org/47/adhesives-and-consolidants Solution adhesives which set by evaporation of a solvent and include:Paraloid B-72 (ethyl methacrylate co-polymer, formerly called Acryloid) Butvar B-76 (polyvinyl butyral, or PVB) Butvar B-98 (polyvinyl butyral or PVB) McGean B-15 (polyvinyl acetate or PVAC, formerly called Vinac B-15) “White glue” dispersions and emulsions (e.g. Elmers, Rhoplex, Lascaux) - Not Waterproof, so not my choice Thanks in Advance, guys ...
  11. Given the enormous number of repaired Megalodon teeth, which we must endure, and in honor of the new sub-forum here, I thought this might be a good time and place to revisit a classic case. It all began with a simple, but hopeful question, put to the membership here, last year. The item below was the item in question.
  12. If anyone would like a free sample of sifted or unsifted matrix soil from the bison excavation I was involved in, please send me a private message. The interior cavity soil has been 1/4" screened and came from the rib cage and thoracic area of the nearly complete bison skeleton mentioned in other threads on this forum. I also have unscreened matrix from the cranial, nasal, and oral cavities of the skull. NOTE: this unscreened skull matrix has lots of bone fragments in it. If you are able to pick up in or near Austin, I would be happy to meet you. Otherwise, if you want to send a self-addressed stamped package with the amount of soil you'd like, I will gladly send samples back to you. I'm not seeking any financial compensation, or financial loss-- so if you want a sample please just cover the shipping cost. In return I just want you to share what you find! Let me know if you're interested.
  13. Does anybody know of any localities where you can obtain micro-matrix in Utah? I have looked at a good many sites ad can't seem to find anything about any. The closest thing I have found is that there is microfossils in the Uinta mountains.
  14. Hi All, Does anyone here have a clue where I can get some lbs/kg's of matrix from the phosphate mines? I'm interested in the micro's that come out of it... but I can't seem to find a source/supplier for the stuff... Anyone?
  15. Hello all, I'm looking for a supplier of a lot of fossil matrix, similar to the Miocene Age fossil spoil matrix used by the Aurora Fossil Museum in North Carolina. I've been in touch with the phosphate mine that provides their spoil piles, but I'm having trouble renting a tri-axle dump truck (required by the mine's terms and conditions) that will drive from NC to Texas. So, does anybody know of another source of fossil matrix? We use the matrix for children's programs (they dig through it looking for shark teeth and get to keep what they find), and we would love to get some more soon. Ideally, we are hoping to get a bunch, several gallons if possible. Do any of you have any ideas?
  16. Just got home, but Harleyville has been on my to-do list for some time now. So, I stopped by and grabbed a quick 5 gallons. I've only begun to investigate this matrix but I'm pleased with what I'm seeing. First picture was too dark! Also looks like I'm gonna have a lot of little stuff to post. But it will be a bit before I'm ready to show more
  17. Matrix? I really dont have a clue what this is found it today on foreshore bay area Queensland. Australia. It also has shiny spots of mica looking glitter on rock. Please help me identify.
  18. Attention all microfossil fanciers! I have, on a first come first served basis, many samples of microfossil matrix available. From the recent to the Devonian. If you would like a sample(s), PM me with a name and address and I will send it to you, gratis: Mississippian- Leitchfield, KY Paleocene- Gosport Form- Monroeville, AL. Plio-Pleisto- Venice Beach, FL Miocene - 10 Mile Creek (Chipola) - Althea, FL. Oligocene - Astrup, Germany Eocene - Chipola - Whiskey Bridge, TX. Recent - Talofofo Beach, Guam Recent - Asan Beach - Guam Recent - Pogo Beach, Guam U.Cretaceous - Lagerdorf, Germany M.Devonian - Silica Shale Form - Toledo, IH. Eocene - Orangeburg Form - Harleyville, S.C. Cretaceous - Toolebuc Form - Queensland, Australia U. Cretaceous - Ripley Form/Coon Creek member - Tupelo, MS Initial limit of 2 per person.
  19. 2013 03 30 17.21.39

    From the album Calvert Cliffs

    Along the edge of the cliffs there are three major formations. The youngest of these three is known as the St. Mary's formation which began forming during the Miocene. This is a chunk taken out of the St. Mary's formation. As you can see, these formations produce evidence of prehistoric marine life. See: http://www.mgs.md.gov/esic/brochures/ccliffs.html