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  1. Looking for an Invert spot

    Hey guys, I haven't been able to get out and about to my fossil sites this season, I have had far too much school work and regular work. Heck, I've even neglected the forums(sorry about that.) This is my final year...well, I'll probably pursue my master's but that's another story, anyway, I'm looking for an off the grid invert site. Looking at my fossil collection, the one thing it lacks is invertebrate Florida fossils...who would have thought that I would have too many vertebrate fossils in Florida lol! Anyway, if you have a good spot, we can trade spots, I can hook you up with some vert stuff, or you can take comfort in knowing that a Mosaic geologist owes you a favor.(kind of like an investment that will pay off big in 8 or 9 months) Just shoot me a message and we can work something out. -J
  2. Costa Rica

    I know that Costa Rica has a policy of confiscating natural items, so my plan is to photograph them. I read of a tourist attempting to drive fossils she bought and being charged with smuggling items of natural wonder, no bueno. That being said most I have found online is concerned with collecting and the prohibition of it. Does anyone know of any books about costa rican fossils and sites, books about costa rican geology, personal account, etc etc I have heard of some beaches on the pacific coast with petrified wood.
  3. I am talking about the bluish gray colored cigar shaped piece in the center of the specimen. I appreciate in advance your time and help. Kindly, Stephanie #2
  4. Compounded shells, sand and rock

    Hello. Can anyone help me to identify these types of rocks fossil? It was found on Indian River Lagoon Stuart Florida. Thank you very much in advance for your time and help. Kindly, Stephanie
  5. Trace in the Round Set

    From the album Starting at the Beginning

    Beach finds I'd kept prior to becoming truly interested and adopting this as a hobby all surrounding a trace fossil that was one of a handful of pieces found 4 months ago that turned me into a rock netd
  6. Trace in the Round Set

    From the album Starting at the Beginning

    Beach finds I'd kept prior to becoming truly interested and adopting this as a hobby all surrounding a trace fossil that was one of a handful of pieces found 4 months ago that turned me into a real rock nerd! I liked how they look as a set, so I framed them and hung them on my wall.
  7. Yesterday I stopped at a road cut that I had seen on the internet. The road cut is located on Dug Gap Mountain Road in Dalton, Georgia. To be honest, I do not know anything about this the age of this formation or the shell imprints that are in the matrix, which I believe to be a mudstone. The only thing I found were imprints of small shells and a live Georgia scorpion. If anyone has information on this site, I would appreciate it. Here are some pics of the area , the scorpion and my finds.
  8. Help identify these?

    These are pictures of three different shells that relatives brought back from their honeymoon years and years ago when i was a kid. Most of what they collected were ordinary shells, save for those three. What are they? Any help would be appreciated. I've held onto these for years and always wondered what they were. Here are the undersides of the shells respectively, in order.
  9. Help identify these?

    The first three photos are what I've always thought were fossils, they were given to me by my great grandmother. She had a farm in Kansas and collected them, but she didn't know what any of them were. Anyone here know what they are? Any help would be appreciated. I've held onto these for years and always wondered what they were.
  10. Name this Fossil...?

    I found this Fossil in a clay formation that had fallen apart the other day. I've always found pieces but never a whole one. Who is familiar with this shell and can give me some info. Thanks!
  11. Multiple sea specimens

    I love this piece. Every time I look at it i see something new. Although, I have no idea what I'm looking at. This was left behind by previous tenants so its exact location is a mystery. I live in Arizona and have found many shells just not like these. I'm excited to learn more about my fossils.
  12. What are these?

    I've always been curious to what these are. I've seen them in bricks and cement. Are they tiny sea shells? I found these in the river bed.
  13. My small collection

    My collection is quite meager compared to everyone else's, and most were bought, but I was excited to show it off anyway. I received two riker cases yesterday (though one was missing two pins, so I haven't put it together yet) to put my shells in from my Walton on the Naze finds. I'll need a deeper case for some of the other shells that aren't displayed. Other than the shells and the two corals on the sides of the knightia fish, the rest have been purchased.
  14. Hello esteemed experts, fellow learners and everyone else. I discovered lately, north of limassol, northwest of Amathus ancient city, 15 miles in, a 3miles by 1mile oval-ish rock formation, 300-400 ft tall, nice views villas and many nice fossils. I am gathering as much as possible, before it gets totally built over (sadly at around 60% now) So. I know what some of them are, or I could research, but why take the joy of sharing island fossils and the group learning opportunity go to waste? I have 50 or more fossils, 100eds of fragments, many concretions suspected to contain goodies, few nothings, and a lot of excitement! Any prep work needed was done with a small geometry tool with 2 needles (diabetes i thing) and custom made iron chisel, with a soft handle so that no hammer is needed. 1)big fatty 1/2 bivalve, 6x6x4cm T.B.C
  15. Help with identifying

    Hoping someone can identify what I found. Found in Smyrna Tennessee July 31 2017. Size is 2" x 2" x 3/8" thick Thanks
  16. I have a lot of these shells for trade! In this trade I would like to trade for some teeth,like shark, mammal or a gator teeth ! I found them in a Marl Stone mine in Popovac,Serbia.They're 14m years old.If somebody likes this let me know! They're Miocene lake shells and you'll se pics now!
  17. Short trip

    Me and my brother decided to go looking for shark teeth at our regular spot but road ended up being closed and we ended up at another spot along the river. I heard there were fossils there, so we decided to try it because we only had a few hours. Ended up being a nice trip. Can't wait to go back. Can anyone tell me more about these. How old are they? <img> <img> <img>
  18. On my recent trip to Fort Meyers / Sanibel area, I came across a few dump sites of shell material from what I believe is the Caloosahatchee Formation. I always like to take shells that are full of sediment so I can clean them out and search for very tiny shells that are in great condition. It is amazing the diversity of shells that I find.
  19. Paleobond Tips for Shells?

    I have a big batch of thin, cracked, sometimes punky fossil shells I am trying to stabilize. Normally, I use watered-down Elmer's Glue, but this batch is so fragile that the wet brush was tearing them apart. I got a sample bottle of Paleobond and it worked great! It stabilized the shells and made a solid block of the wet, packed-sand matrix I wanted to leave in. Only problem is that it sticks to more than just the intended targets. I wear gloves to keep from bonding my fingers to the fossils, but that still leaves me to glue the gloves to the fossils instead, or whatever surface I rest the fossils on to dry. The day before yesterday, I came up with the idea to make a bed of pins on some Styrofoam to rest my projects while the stuff set. Kinda works, but the drips eat the Styrofoam! What do you all do to keep from gluing your fossils to the table, tweezers, and fingers? Part of the problem is that some of the shells are fragile, but barely porous the stuff runs off. I only use a little bit, but because it isn't porous, I get a shiny, wet looking shell. I suppose wet is a good look for something that was under the sea, but not always what one wants with fossil prep. Any suggestions?
  20. Bivalves from the albian clay of Troyes

    From the album Elcoincoin collection : 1 - Albian of Troyes

    Case with bivalves from the albian clay of Troyes
  21. Actual shells ... Possible ?

    Hi friends. This is strange for me to understand. I went 3 mi. eastward to the nearest Oriskany Sandstone formation and picked up a modest 40 lb chunk, brought it home and busted it in two. It was relatively hard, coarse grained but inside, there is a cavity, well not really an open cavity but the center is very soft, almost loose sand with what looks like real shells mixed in. They are whitish and very fragile, just like you'd see at the beach. I can easily pick/rake the loose sand out with a needle point and completely expose each piece of shell. (only did 2 so far). Could the sandstone have deteriorated and broken down from the inside out ? Or what ? ? ? Only 2 picks for now, more later if needed. Thanks for an explanation for this one. Kind regards.
  22. Succesful Fossil Hunt

    Hello all! Recently, I went down to Beaumaris to look for fossils. We were there for a few hours and only found the usual fossils (Lovenia Woodsi) But as we were making our way out of the site, I spotted a large and unusual rock laying in the sand. When I picked it up, I was surprised to find it was filled with a number of fossils and fossilised imprints of shells and over invertebrates. Does anyone know a good way to clean the fossil or should I just leave it? Thanks, Dan
  23. Plz ID

    I have these two rocks from the trilobite ridge that have all these shiny black (Hematized? Is that a thing?) shells. Any idea on taxon?
  24. DSCF4634.JPG

    From the album The marine fossils malacofauna (Pliocene)

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