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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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!
  18. 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.
  19. Tooth or Scale

    While sieving micro material from my favourite spot I came across this small specimen. It is 3.5 mm at the longest side so not very big. There is a distinct shine on one side so a first I tended to think tooth but I am unsure. Part of me wants to think it is a tooth from some type of parrot fish. The more logical part of me tends to think it is a fish scale of some type with the end broken off. Due to size I can not tell if the end is broken or complete except for a little wear. At the moment I am open to opinions as to what the micro fossil is With the photo I will go with fish scale? Mike D'Arcy
  20. Echinocyamus parvus

    This tiny echinoid; 6.21 mm by 4.31 mm is extremely large for the species. Most range between 2 and 4 millimeter. The measurements were taken while taking pictures with my digital microscope. They are an uncommon find by most collectors. Seeing them in situ is extremely difficult unless the sediments have been very well weathered. Most I have found are from matrix I collected. The last picture of the 2 is meant to show the size range of these. The smaller one measures 2.68 mm long by 1.74 mm wide; and I have a few even smaller.
  21. Shark Tooth Hill Micros

    First off, I want to thank Doren for sending me a small flat rate box full of STH matrix for me to try sifting through. I still have quite a bit of fine matrix to sort through but already I've managed to find hundreds of specimens. I've found quite a few Carcharhinus, Cetorhinus, Galeorhinus, Squalus, and tons of ray teeth. When I'm finished with all the matrix, I think I'll write a follow-up post with all the nice specimens I found. I'm having a little trouble identifying various species of rays - maybe someone has a literature suggestion to help me get familiar with different tooth characteristics? From what I can tell from other posts, the features that differentiate some ray species are quite subtle and to my untrained eye, very difficult to distinguish. I wouldn't mind some ID help with these teeth in particular. Scale to the right is in mm. If you could also comment on how common/uncommon these species are and what position they are in the jaw that would be immensely helpful as well. Also, maybe someone wouldn't mind making a list of the species found at STH and rank how common they are? Also, does anyone have suggestions for removing the last bit of silt/sand from the crevices in the teeth? I've tried water and gently stirring but that does not have much of an effect. Thanks for your help!
  22. Lance Formation Micro Tooth

    I have some Lance formation matrix I purchased on that auction site and I have been slowly breaking it down. This is one of my finds. I don't have a scale small enough to measure it against so . . . It is a little smaller than the head of a pin, flea speck. I did a Google image search on Lance Formation micro teeth but came up with nothing. The photos were taken with my Nikon point an shoot through the eyepiece of my microscope. These photos are the best I can do.
  23. polished dinosaur bone

    Hello again, Last year I found this chunck of dinosaur leg bone in the Boulonnais, North of France. Jurassic sediments. See this topic: I just polished a small piece and I am very happy with the result. I made a comparison with a picture from the internet of a duck-billed dinosaur on the left and my piece on the right. You can see the growth lines! source: http://scienceblogs.com/notrocketscience/2008/08/06/duckbilled-dinosaur-defended-itself-by-outgrowing-predators/
  24. A fellow TFF member gave me some micro material from the Eocene, Meridian Mississippi . I don't know much about micro fossils so was hoping to get some info on the following? Which were all photographed next to a US nickel. photos 1 and 2
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