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Found 53 results

  1. Micro fish teeth?

    I recently started poking around in a few different microfossil matrix packs & have been having fun... aching neck & back, but fun. Anywho, I just started with some from the Winchell fm out of Brownwood Texas, Pennsylvanian period. Listed as having crinoid stems (check), Fusilinids (check) & coral (check). I found a tiny little thing that looked like an odd shaped agate, sort of pinkish yellow in color, then a 2nd, 3rd.. I've found 8 of them so far, in just the 1st 2 teaspoons of matrix (I've got 8 oz of it). Just slightly over a mm in size. I'm thinking fish teeth, but not sure. Found this other thing that I'm not sure on as well. 1/2 cm in length & looks like a mini saw blade (sort of). I'm including a couple pics of it as well. All 3 pis are at 50x magnification.
  2. Lee creek matrix, micro teeth ID help

    I found these, amongst many others in some lee creek matrix. I was hoping someone could identify them for me.
  3. Texas micro shark teeth

    Micro fossils from the pecan gap right where it meets Austin chalk, shark teeth with the roots dissolved are common here, as are baculites, if you see something you know or want to know more about say.
  4. Creek was a little flooded today made it harder to navigate, started the day with 2 dead drill battery's that I had charged the night before so I decided to move father up to look at some different exposures, started by picking up some matrix for micro's from the bottom of the pecan gap, more on that later, and then some Del Rio clay for the same, (if someone has suggestions for how to wash this faster that would be great) spent the next 2 hours picking up heteromorph mariellas.
  5. Another microfossil

    Found this in the micro matrix. I know I've seen one before, but I can't place it. I also wish I could get the matrix off it, but it's so thin.. Anywho, it's 0.5 cm at the widest.
  6. Micro Thoracic Vert?

    Here's another one I found in the "Cookie Cutter Creek" matrix I got from a Fla member - so no other age/location info is available. Looks like vert, but from what I don't know. My initial guess is a small mammal thoracic vertebrae, but I might be way off base with that. It might not even be mammal but maybe reptile or fish? Hopefully someone will share their thoughts and knowledge on this one. (Should I have posted this in the Micro section instead of here? Moderators please help.) Sorry for the poor quality pics but I took them with a "point and shoot" camera, held by hand to the eyepiece of my microscope; and the specimen is also very fragile, so I wanted to minimize handling. The first pic is for scale only -- scale is 1mm. Thanks for looking.
  7. KT boundary micro glass

    From the album Invertebrates and plants(& misc.)

    Debris, including micro glass "beads" from melted earth ejected into the air, from the KT boundary burn layer. Garfield county, Montana, Hell Creek formation. Late cretaceous (duh) *i added "misc." to this album because this didn't fit anywhere, and I thought it was really cool and should definitely be included somewhere. **There could even be vaporized dinosaur material as part of the glass and melted debris included. There definitely was plenty of it, but I guess realistically, unless it became evenly spread into the atmosphere and airborne debris, this is too small an amount of ejecta, and by percentage such a minuscule amount of vaporized dino, so sadly there probably isn't any.
  8. Micro teeth?

    These guys are interesting. One I'm positive is a tooth tip, one might be a worm...all I got. Lol first one I *think* is a tooth. 3 shots of it. 2nd one I dunno, but looks toothy. 2 shots. 3rd one is tooth tip, no clue from what. 1 shot. 4th one the tip broke off. No idea, mineral or fossil? 3 shots, larger piece, tip, then flip side of them together. 5th one no clue, 2 shots. 6th worm? 2 shots. Lastly, coral or bryozoan? 2 shots. My new microscope is getting quite the workout! SW Florida, Tamiami formation. Thanks in advance. Btw, they're all on a cm strip. These guys are dinkier than dinky.
  9. My first trip to Lilliput

    My first go at fossil hunting in this miniature media. I got some fantastic Micro matrix form Shark tooth Hill off the man himself @caldigger. The matrix is from the famous fossil localiton at Sierra Nevada foothills outside Bakersfield, California. Full of tiny teeth at some unknown to me surprises. Any ideas of the missing IDs please let me know.
  10. Cookie cutter creek tooth id

    I was lucky enough to get some matrix from the famous cookie cutter creek this weekend from @digit and started searching through it grain by grain tonight. Came across this tooth and can't seem to find it in any of my papers and books. Sure I just overlooked it, but I'm sure someone can help me.
  11. Help with Lee Creek Micro Fossil Tooth ID

    I was going through some Aurora Creek matrix, and I found that this tooth was a bit more unusual than the rest. Its root is a bit wider and its blade is shorter than the other teeth I have found. I'm thinking it could either be an angel shark tooth or a hammerhead shark tooth.
  12. Isistius tooth?

    I couldn't get a good picture of it, any clue on what it might be? It almost looks like an Isistius tooth, but the crown isn't the typical equilateral triangle that I normally see. All I know that its from Florida
  13. Yesterday I went over to Bakersfield ( Sharktooth Hill locality) East of the river. Just for kicks, I grabbed a small amount of matrix chunks to see if any small fossils could be found. Fast forward to my prep lab ( kitchen) for a cleaning. I was surprised at the abundance of tiny fossils in there and they have the same coloring as the larger teeth.lots of reds, yellows, sable browns, etc. Tonight I did some sorting and looky what I found. A very small Cow Shark tooth only 6mm long.
  14. Little tiny fossil

    So small it was difficult to get a quality photo with my phone, but this little fragment of whatever it might be has tiny dots and circles that are quite perfect, found at myrtle beach, SC
  15. Micro Finds - 2/10

    Along with the 3 pristine Hemis I found at Brownies Beach, I also found some interesting micro finds. I really like the 3 sand tiger teeth with the perfect sharp cusps on each side and they're REALLY sharp too. I also was able to score 2 nice Angelshark teeth (I love how they stand up on their root). I also found what I believe to be a tooth from the rostrum of a Sawfish? or perhaps some species of fish. I need help to ID the micro tooth, it has small serrations on either side and I have found one similar to this previously on another trip.
  16. Another coprolite for consideration

    Here is another of the many coprolites that I have been finding in Sacha's Merritt Island matrix. I haven't focused on these too much, being more intrigued by the bones. But with all of Lori's interesting threads on coprolite lately, I figured that I would put this one out there. Many of the coprolites in this matrix resemble this one. Sometimes I can see tiny bones in them, often not. I am curious what animal these are from. Most of my finds are terrestrial, with an occasional fish otolith or vertebra. So, @GeschWhat and @Carl et al., what do you think?
  17. New Jersey Cretaceous unknown

    I recently found this tiny fossil around the Big Brook area of the Monmouth County NJ Cretaceous. I really have no idea what it is. I believe it to be fossilized and under a loop it appears to show what looks like bone structure but other that, I'm stumped. Any idea what it is? Thanks! -Frank
  18. I found a nice little assortment of micro shark teeth today in the North Sulphur River in Ladonia, Texas. These were found about 3 feet up in the wall of the bank. Anyone know what type of sharks these are? There’s also a little round black unidentified object. I thought it might be a tiny fish very, but unsure about that.
  19. Bone valley teeth

    I recently got some bone valley matrix (thanks @joshuajbelanger) and over my first search I found these, and I am horrid at identifying shark teeth, do you all know what they are? They are all around one millimeter in size. Thanks!
  20. Rattlesnake Creek micro

    Being the good dude that he is, @Jakuzi gave me a bag of some of the micros from Rattlesnake Creek that he had traded some POC micros for. I finished up the RSC bag today and found this nugget. Any clue what it is? I definitely have no clue.
  21. Any ideas what is in this matrix?

    Noob here. We tried our luck near Andalusia, but as expected the water was too high. We ended up in Sepulga River and this was all we walked away with, but still curious what might be here. There were lots of new mollusks strewn about and I grabbed these just as a MASSIVE huntsman spider chased me off.
  22. Microfossils

    I'm currently working on an oil rig in the Bay Of Campeche off the coast of Mexico. We currently have 5 paleontologist on board sampling micro fossils that are brought up when drilling. I had a chance today to look at some amazing specimens under a microscope. I wish I had pics but cameras are banned here. I got to see many types of Foraminifera that resemble the ammonties I collect. They were quite impressed when I showed them some of my Cretaceous finds from NSR.
  23. Kids Club Micro-Fossil Hunt!

    So I didn't know where to post this, but figured fossil hunting trips would be a good spot since the kids were doing an indoor fossil hunt! Today I did my annual class for the Western Interior Paleontological Society (WIPS) Kids Club. It is always a hit, but due to scheduling I was unable to make the February class and did this one in May. May tends to be a smaller group because of the nice weather and vacations, but we still had a great time! The adults even wanted to get in on this activity and I was more than happy to help! The worst thing that happened was I forgot to take lots of pictures! I took (2) 5 gallon buckets of matrix, one bucket from Peace River, FL and the second bucket from Aurora, NC. I talked to the kids about how fossils in different locations can be similar (ie. shark teeth!) and we explained the importance of labeling your finds! Each person was given (1) 5-ounce cup of matrix from Peace River, and (1) 5-ounce cup of matrix from Aurora. We set up microscopes and laptops an allowed the kids to photograph their 5 favourite finds. We set out books, posters, and print outs to help with the identification part. They then loaded these photos on to a USB and have some very nice detailed photos to take home with all of their finds. That's right, I let them keep EVERYTHING! One kid found a cookie cutter tooth, full root and all! I don't even have one in my collection yet! Aside from keeping everything they found I made sure to send each kid home with a small 125mL bag of each matrix, and 5 various fossils from my Peace River hunting trips ((3) 25mm+ shark teeth, a dugong rib, and a turtle piece.) I shared with them my preferred methods of hunting and encouraged them to try their own! All in all it was a great day with lots of very nice finds! Thanks again to @Sacha for sending me Peace River matrix for my classes!
  24. Bone valley FL

    Going back through some of the material received earlier this month in a trade and continue to find some small items. Most I can identify but need some assistance on these.
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