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Found 5 results

  1. Northern California Bone

    This Miocene/Pliocene bone was probably collected near the coast north of San Francisco in Marin or Sonoma Counties. Is this a whale bone? What part? Is the long narrow bone on top in the proper place relative to the other larger bones or is it unrelated? The length of the bone is 7.5 inches. Note that under the top bone, the 1 or 2 bones appear to have their bumpy and darker non cancellous surfaces exposed. @Boesse Thanks, John
  2. Hi all. We found this on the rocky Pacific Ocean beaches about 50 miles south of Mendocino, CA. To my untrained eye it looks like a winged insect or perhaps scales. Or am I seeing what I want to see? The photos give dimension and one shot is 7X macro. Any thoughts or comments are always greatly appreciated!
  3. Miocene Petrified Plant?

    This piece of chert is about 10 millions years old that was found east of San Francisco, CA in volcanic and lakebed deposits. What are the 0.3 to 0.6mm wide tubes- palm fiber?
  4. Is this a fossil? Bone? Tooth?

    Hi, I found this on the beach in Northern California and am just curious to know what it is. I can't tell if it's just a shell or bone or if it's actually a fossil. Just thought it would be fun to find out. Thank you!
  5. Another Day At The Bluffs

    I took another trip out to the Scotia Bluffs, Located in Northern CA, on monday. Here is a description of the geology according to wikipedia: The course of the lower Eel River changes from northeasterly to westerly as it encounters a resistant formation of fossiliferous upper Pliocene marine sandstone 15 miles (25 kilometers) inland from the Pacific Ocean.River turbulence has created deep pools beneath steep sandstone cliffson the northeasterly bank. Tributary streams, including Nanning Creek, cut steep, narrow canyons through the cliffs. The southwesterly bank ofthe river is an alluvial plain extending to the estuary. The community of Rio Dell occupies the bank opposite the cliffs.[1] The cliffs expose abundant remains of ancient clams and sand dollars.[2] This is a beautiful spot and has many fossils, but not a whole lot of variety. The area is constantly changing and somewhat dangerous during the rainy season, but it has been an uncharacteristicly dry winter this year. I had another good day and found many scallops and clams as well as some moon snails. There were an incredible amount of clams this time, I probably could have brought 100 home, but I figured I'd leave some to appease the fossil gods. In fact if anyone wants a clam, PM me with your address and I will mail you one. I included pictures of my finds for the day. I am particularly pleased with the trace scallop fragment, it stands and displays very nicely. I am getting more familiar with the site and will be going back today to hopefully find some sand dollars and maybe bring home some concretions to experiment with cracking them open. Happy Fossil Hunting, Rodney
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