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Found 31 results

  1. Phosphate mine dinosaur tooth?

    I was offered this tooth it has serrations but it looks more mosasaur shaped. Any input is appreciated @LordTrilobite you have a decent amount of experience in dealing with mosasaur material correct?
  2. DKNC-001 Carcharocles auriculatus (Togo)

    From the album Elasmobranchs

    TFF DKNC-001 Tooth height is 2-3/8 inches (≈6 cm)

    © David Kn.

  3. Hi all, I have an ammonite specimen from Folkestone, UK that is locked in a phosphate nodule. Is there any way for it to be removed? Thanks, Jay
  4. What is this? Croc scute?

    Can anyone identify this for me? I would think it was a crocodile scute, except Ive never seen that shape before.
  5. Mosasaur premaxillary bones

    From the album Marine reptiles and mammals

    2 unidentified mosasaur species' anterior end of premaxillary bones. One with teeth broken off just beyond the skull, and the other has 2 remaining teeth, with the rest broken off at the level of the skull. the larger fossil was found in the phosphate mines of Khouribga, Morocco. ive since lost the information for the smaller fossil, sadly.
  6. Mini Mosasaur collection

    From the album Marine reptiles and mammals

    A little collection of assorted mosasaur fossils from 2 different places that I got when I first started collecting. 2 different types of vertebrae, one is mosasaur, and the other is a questionable claim of mosasaur, a corprolite that was claimed to be that of a mosasaur, a tooth, & 7 rib fragments. 2 ribs have predation marks, as well as the large vertebra. The large vert has a round tooth indent on the very center. The 2nd rib down has tooth scratches along the surfaces, & 3rd rib down has a round tooth indent in the center, which is probably what caused a strip across the middle to break off. There are 2 other tooth marks on that rib as well, forming a diagonal line from above left of the center indent, breaking off a piece along the top, to below right.
  7. Cretaceous crocodile; likely Dyrosaurus

    From the album Marine reptiles and mammals

    Unidentified Cretaceous crocodile species, suggested by multiple people, to appear to be a Dyrosaurus, came from the second phosphatic layer of a phosphate mine(what a shocker!)around the suburbs of Khouribga, Morocco. Original teeth, not replacements. Have gone through and cleaned up the base of some of the ones that had some sand around them.
  8. Hey Gang, So need your opinions on this one...We find alot of nodules down here and this one has a particularly well digested lumpy look to it, more so than most. Any chance you think this might actually be a coprolite? It does have a few clam borings and along the top wrinkle you can see some irregular parallel tubes that make me wonder. All thoughts are welcome. Thanks! Regards, Chris
  9. I buyed this from a local dealer who, lucky for me i guess, not know what this was. He told me he found this in couche 2, which is Paleocene. I think this is a unique specimen because i never see this from the phosphate before.
  10. Kem Kem phosphate vertebrae

    Nearly finished this item, it did not survive the journey well (not packed by me) and was in numerous pieces. Turned out ok though IMO once stabilised and re-joined. Can you see the gastrolith? Nigel
  11. Biochemical 'fossil' shows how life may have emerged without phosphate, Cell Press, March 2, 2017 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170302133445.htm https://phys.org/news/2017-03-biochemical-fossil-life-emerged-phosphate.html the paper is: Goldford, J. E., H. Hartman, T. F. Smith, and D. Segrè, 2017, Remnants of an Ancient Metabolism without Phosphate Cell, Published Online: March 02, 2017, Open Access DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2017.02.001 http://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S0092-8674(17)30133-2 Yours, Paul H.
  12. Astarte

    From the album Beginner collection

    Astarte from the ypresian (53-46 MY) of El Kouif in the center-east of Algeria.
  13. Burrow of crustacean

    From the album Beginner collection

    Burrow of a crustacean, El Kouif, center-east of Algeria, found in the phosphate from the ypresian (53-46 MY).
  14. Burrow of crustacean

    From the album Beginner collection

    Burrow of a crustacean, El Kouif, center-east of Algeria, found in the phosphate from the ypresian (53-46 MY).
  15. From the album Beginner collection

    Coralina algae + Homotrema rubrum (pink foraminifera)
  16. Coralina algae + Homotrema rubrum

    From the album Beginner collection

    Coralina algae + Homotrema rubrum (pink foraminifera) + tubes of worms.
  17. Gryphea sp.

    From the album Beginner collection

    Gryphea oyster, ypresian (53-46 MY) phosphates of Algeria.
  18. Gryphea sp.

    From the album Beginner collection

    Gryphea oyster, ypresian (53-46 MY) phosphates of Algeria.
  19. Other Algerian pelecypods

    Hi everybody, here are others fossils from Algeria that were given to me. They mostly are ypresian pelecypods imprints. Their finder wrote ctenodonte, i think the one on the left of the first photo and on the top on the following is one, i am right ? They all three are about 3 cm of width (a little more than 1 inch). I took some of my photos without flash, like those two ones : 1) 2)
  20. It had been a while since I had been fossil hunting and I needed to scratch that itch. SouthEast Geological Society (SEGS) planned a trip into the Fort Green Mine, Bowling Green Florida on July 29th-30th. I was in Mass/Vermont returning Friday and just could not make the field trip dinner and presentations Friday night. GREAT details about the geology and formation of Southern Florida. I did make the field trip Saturday.. I did have some concerns. I have not gone hunting in 2 months was just as brutal as I recall and I had to return twice in 3 hours to re-hydrate, rest, and avoid heatstroke. But life is like a box of chocolates... I met some old friends including Roger Portell, Barbara Fite (who has given her name to a Sabertooth Rhizosmilodon fiteae) and MikeR from this forum). Barbara standing in the pit. as close as I have ever been been to the machinery and a drag line - about 100 yards. We also had a tour of the plant and a "reclaimed" section which included wetlands and a Cypress Swamp. Mosiac actually plans and recreates a stream and associated muck and plants the Cypress trees -- amazing. I learned something new today. This was one of my better days hunting a phosphate mine -- I found a small Bone Valley blue Meg with white roots in the 1st 5 minutes. A photo of Mike and Jack, plus pictures of my better find in my next post... Enjoy!!!!
  21. Early Eocene Fish Jaw

    From the album TEETH & JAWS

    This is an Early Eocene (Ypresian) fish jaw from the phosphate deposits in Central Morocco. For more images and discussion, see this TFF thread: http://www.thefossil...jaw-with-teeth/ (This image is best viewed by clicking on the button on the upper right of this page => "other sizes" => "large".)

    © Harry Pristis 2015

  22. 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 ...