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Found 11 results

  1. Having bought fossils for years, I noticed that fossils are photographed or measured in a way that might exaggerate their sizes. Such methods include: 1 - Pinching their fingers or creasing their palms to create a small rise for the fossil 2 - Zooming in specifically on the fossil (Good to show details, but not good for size judging) 3 - Using a small hand, e.g. a child or woman's hand 4 - Giving a "by the curve" measurement instead of the straight line. E.g. a 4-incher tooth is in fact 3-inch if measured on the straight line As an example, here's a juvenile Rex tooth: Looks pretty big eh? Here's the real size: It's a hair under an inch long! I've been at the receiving end of this myself where a tooth I mistakenly assumed to be decently sized turned out to be pathetically small. To sum it up. if purchasing fossil teeth online in the future, ask specifically for the straight line measurement, or better yet ask for a photo next to a ruler. That's the only way to be fully informed about your purchase. Good luck, and happy buying!
  2. Hi all, a friend of mine has lost a fossil of almost $1,000 in value because the parcel was delivered to a different address (in the same country) even though he had a tracking code. The local postal company claimed that they delivered to the address as stated on the parcel and the tracking code. They refuse to tell my friend which address they sent to as that is confidential information. The seller meanwhile stated he wrote down the address exactly as my friend specified, and that he checked my friend's online and Paypal as well to triple confirm that was the correct address. Right now, the seller claims he wrote the correct address. The postal company claimed they delivered to the address they were given (which isn't my friend's address). Neither side is giving in much to my friend's horror. This headache would be solved if the seller had only taken a picture of the address he claimed to ship to. It only takes 10 secs to snap a picture, but it could save you a $1,000 disaster. Sellers, please take a picture of the box. Buyers, please request for a picture.
  3. I've noticed that two popular websites seem to be selling the same fossil. Thoughts? Edit: I've edited the images to remove any identifiable information, but they are well-known sellers.
  4. Gravicalymene celebra

    From the album Trilobites

    Gravicalymene celebra
  5. Gerastos tuberculatus marocensis

    From the album Trilobites

    Gerastos tuberculatus marocensis Devonian Jebel Marakib, Tafraoute, Morocco Full, partially prone, nicely inflated pustular glabella. This is a common proetid. Specimen is roughly over an inch. (This is a lower resolution image at 113 kb - the higher resolution image of 1.5 mb will not upload at this time).
  6. Bulk Megalodon Teeth

    Hello, I have been fixing Megalodon shark teeth for a little while now and I was wondering if anyone knew of someone that has a lot of big broken Megalodon teeth for sale. I have checked on eBay but everyone there is a little expensive. Thanks for any help
  7. Hi everyone! So it has been a busy week for me, as I have things to post but haven't found the time. I just got back from Gemworld 2017 and I would like you opinion on my one and only purchase. I went to the show with the mindset that if I bought anything at all it had to be something special. I normally do not buy fossils. So after walking around and looking at many interesting specimens, what caught my eye was a Cretodus crassidens tooth from South Dakota in matrix. I have wanted one of these for awhile. The tooth is pretty nice. It is all intact. But there are two cracks which run though the tip of the root above one of the cusps. As an added bonus there is a smaller Cretodus as well as a few Squalicorax falcatus teeth on the top and bottom of the piece. There also appears to be possible bone and fish teeth. I paid $97. I know that Cretodus teeth are sought after and can demand a fairly high price. Because don't normally buy, I would just like to know if you guys think it was a good purchase. I don't know if I would have paid that much for the Cretodus by itself , but with all the other teeth in the matrix It was hard to pass up. Here are some pics. I can try to take some close-ups later if anyone wants. Thanks Dave
  8. I watched a youtube video on a fossil collection someone had purchased, and someone in the comment section actually said something like "buying fossils is for (expletive). I go out in 110 degrees and work all day to find mine". I thought "wow! do people really think like that?". So is there some unsaid rule that people who dig their own fossils are somehow cooler or tougher than those who buy them? I don't have any accessible fossil sites near me. My collecting career was limited to a few months I spent in southwestern New Mexico. I was then in an accident from which I'm still recovering, which prohibits me from strenuous activity. Just curious. I just bought some fossils online. Scott
  9. Is there a good source for bulk fossil material from different locations around the world?
  10. Hi, this is my first time posting as I am new to the forum. I am considering buying a Woolly Mammoth Tusk for Christmas, but I do not know how to know if it is a real or a good quality item. Would you all be able to provide your guidance? It says cracks near the base have been filled with glue. It says it is the tip of a larger tusk. It says it is 23" long, circumference is 8" and weighs 4 pounds. It says the species is Mammuthus Primigenius (woolly mammoth), location Belovo, Kemerovo oblast, southwestern Siberia in Russia, Age 22,000 years old. Also, if you could provide names of good quality honest vendors that sell in the US that would be great.
  11. I want to get a megalodon tooth as a gift for my friend, but I have no idea about which sights are reputable, what to look for in a megalodon tooth, or what appropriate prices might be. What I do know for sure about what I want is that I want it to be 4"+, still sharp, and I have a price cap of $170. I've seen that some sights advertise that the enamel of the teeth they sell have been ground for a polish. I would prefer the tooth I buy to not be ground to a polish, but I don't know what the consequences of not grinding them might be. I should add that neither me, nor my friend, has really owned a fossil, before, so some maintenance advice would also be helpful. I have 3 teeth that I'm looking at, but if someone can show me something better, I might go for that. The sights I'm looking at are below. https://www.fossilsplus.com/store/ https://www.fossilera.com http://www.megateeth.com (I'm looking at 3 teeth from this sight) There also some megalodon teeth on these 2 sights, but I'm skeptical of the purchase method they have set up. This is also where I saw that they grind the tooth enamel. http://www.sharksteeth.com http://www.jtssharksteeth.com Any advice you all can give would be much appreciated.
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