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Found 4 results

  1. Iowa Surface Find

    This piece was found while surface hunting in a field near Boone, Iowa, USA, It measures approx. 6x3x2 cm
  2. Fossil Bone?

    Hi All, I'm wondering if you could help me identify this item? I think it's a fossil bone, but I just don't know. I found it lying on the surface where I was camped for the night by the Kem Kem beds. The reason we were camped was to visit the Spinosaurus dig site that was featured in the National Geographic Documentary, Bigger than T. Rex. I can provide the long and lat, for the exact location. The surface it was on was rock strewn, so it was a chance find amidst many rocks. About 8-10 metres from a dry stream edge, not an obvious exposure or deposit from running water. The item had no part of it buried. A link to the full resolution version of images is here, I'll leave the link active for 6 months. https://1drv.ms/u/s!AutS1HGsNzVXi-8IRNetXsI3rwZA4Q?e=C3cqMg My feeling is that if it is a bone, that it may be spinal, with the hole through it as a major conduit for a nerve, or possibly a blood vessel. But really I have no idea, and that's why I'm posting to gain your expertise! Many thanks for your time. Phil
  3. Hi all, I found this sea shell by a Malaysia beach. It was unusual in that of the thousands and thousands of "fresh-looking" shells around, this one looked incredibly old and felt more rock like than shell like. A museum staff examined this and concluded it is a Murex shell that's at best Pleistocene-aged but he admitted he isn't a specialist in sea shells. I asked the FB group, Fossil Seashells and got the following answers: 1) Chicoreus brunneus - Max 15 years - Fossils are found deep in sediments or on land in sediments, definitely NOT Fossil 2) Some scientists use the term "subfossil" for holocene specimens of species that still exist today 3) Old shell , probably a neonate in the 60's, dead in the early 80's, been rolling around/ used as a home base for a lot of marine life since then May I have your thoughts on this?
  4. A friend of mine spotted this on the beach at Belmar, NJ yesterday February 2nd. This is kind of an unusual locale, adjacent to the jetty at Shark River Inlet where the Shark River meets the Atlantic. In the past my buddy and I have found small beachworn fossil shark teeth at this spot, so we thought for old time's sake we'd take a quick look again. We didn't find any teeth (there's much less fine gravel there now than in the past) but he did find this, which is way bigger than anything we've found here before. I have some guesses but I would like other eyes on this too in case I'm missing something obvious. Thanks in advance
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