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Found 19 results

  1. Old Bone or Ancient Tool fossil?

    I found this piece of limestone that seems to be too much of a coincidence for it to fit in my hand just right. It almost reminds me of the manubrium of the sternum but then I thought it could maybe be an ancient carved tool. It could also be just a rock :-). Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Stromatolite? Indian Tool?

    Is this a stromatolite? Or an indian tool?
  3. Air Abrasive Tool Help?

    Hi, I'm looking to purchase an Air Abrasive Tool, preferable online (or in a store that would sell them) I have been looking online but seem to get offers for tire maintenance and electronic cigarettes with dinosaurs on them when I look for "Air Abrasive Tool" on amazon / online So I have a few question for those who are experts to help out someone who has no idea about the tool at all. Any info would be helpful 1. Where can I get my hands on one? Can I go to a hardware store? Or can I buy one online? 2. If I buy one, I will want to use different PSI levels (if I even know what I'm talking about) so I don't damage the fossil when doing minor touch ups. How is the psi level adjusted? 3. Are there any rocks that it will not work on? Particularly the fossils I find are on mud stone and shale. 4. Can I use other abrasive powders such as baking soda which is less dangerous to breathe than aluminum oxide? (of course this would be outside with a mask on anyways) 5. What is the general price range for one that simply gets the job done (not looking for professional work, just trying to lightly expose my fossils from the matrix better)? 6. My girlfriend thinks fossils are utterly boring but would be very interested in using the air pen to touch them up (not sure why) is it possible you could hurt yourself if you accidently slipped and the tool touched you while on? 7. Will I need to buy compressed air cartridges, If so where should I buy them and what brand will fit? if not, how does it become pressurized? 8. Are there any things aside from the air tool that I will need to buy that is not included (other than a mask or fume hood) Anyone who can help point me in the right direction would be very appreciated. Thanks - John
  4. Fossil or some tool?

    Pozdrav! I'm not sure what this is: Some Fossil or maybe some hand made tool? I found it as always in my garden I wonder what can this be? I will add pics now:
  5. Beginner engraver.

    I'm planning on splitting the very hard yorkshire nodules on the beach and then tidying them up with an engraver at home. I'm looking at the DREMEL 290 for my first tool or would you recommend another? Also if you could recommend some additional tip sizes that i should buy. It would be very helpful. Thank you
  6. Possible Human Modified Bone?

    Hello again! Found this bone fragment at Flag Pond yesterday and it appears that it may have been modified. Could it possibly been a Native American tool? Notice the point, symmetrical indentations at the base/stem and the hole at the base. Thank you for your help!
  7. Hi, I have a load of amonite nodules and other bits, i really dont want to hammer them as i dont think i've got the right knack yet and i wont be going back there for a while, so want to excavate these specimens slowly and controllably. Is there a reasonably priced pneumatic drill for gradual removal of sediment? Or any other advice for tools more delicate than a hammer!
  8. Is this something sort of Native American tool? I found this at Big Brook this morning. Photos not loading...
  9. I'm in Spokane Washington and found this in the yard today. I'm pretty certain its rock but it is really odd. We did have Native Americans in this area so I thought maybe some kind of grinding tool, but honestly I really have no idea. The guy who lived in our house before us collected rocks according to the neighbors, and I have found a few odd rocks since we lived here but this one seems like it could have a story. The dark spot is water and its all the same color.
  10. fossil or tool perhaps?

    Hello! I found this on the beach a few years ago. I wasn't sure if it was a fossil, a tool, or maybe a piece of something from a ship. Thank you for any help you may be able to give.
  11. Help with a fossil ID

    Hello, I made my second fossil hunting trip, this time to the North Sulphur River. I have a couple things to run by the veteran folks: The first is what I think is a mosasuar vert. Is that correct? Also, the second is a petrified wood object. On one side are two well-worn grooves. Can anyone help out on what this could be? Some kind of caddo tool or a piece of junk? Thanks!
  12. Hi Folks, I just wanted to share an idea with the group. It's not revolutionary, but it's a very useful for me. After trying out a few different things to use as a probe (the usual golf club handle, iron rod, long machete, etc), I decided to make my own tool. I took a 6-foot section of sturdy (but thin) bamboo cane pole and attached a metal spear tip to it. Well, the tip is actually an authentic 18th century, Spanish ox-goad that I acquired in a trade with a collector in New Mexico. (Apparently these ox-goads are not particularly rare). It's basically a forged iron cone that tapers to a tip. The tip is blunted and is not very sharp. I could have used something else, but I wanted to use this ox-goad for something purposeful instead of letting it sit in my collection cabinet. If it gets lost, it's not an expensive loss. Back to the tool. After securely attaching the metal point to the pole, I used a measuring tape to measure 1-foot increments and marked them with white paint and the numbers 1 through 6, starting from the bottom and working up. This allows the pole to function as a depth gauge to measure the river height. Lastly, I epoxied a small pocket compass onto the top end of the pole. The end result is a multi-purpose tool : 1) walking stick 2) fossil probe 3) depth gauge 4) improvised weapon (hopefully this is never necessary) I use this to poke around the riverbed when I cannot see the bottom. The metal tip allows me to hear the welcome crunch of gravel or tink-tink sound of bone hidden in sand. I've used it to steady my balance a few times in swift currents. I use it to probe dark holes before I reach my hand into them. Since we frequently hunt on a stretch surrounded by private property that we have permission to use, I will often climb onto and over the bank. It has come in handy when trying to scale steep, slippery banks. Now it's one of my constant companions when we go hunting. It fits in the kayak or canoe without getting in the way too much. When we pass over areas, I will take the pole and drop it down over the side of the kayak to test the water depth in dark areas and look for gravel. And it has saved me one time from a possible snake bite. I was probing a rock pile with it and it flushed out a water moccasin. This same rock pile yielded a partial horse pelvis, dire wolf tooth, and dozens of smaller common pieces like shark teeth and gator scutes. At the moment, I don't have a photo of it, and it's in my soninlaw's garage, so I don't have it handy right now to snap a picture of it. But, it's fairly simple and your imagination can probably conjure up a good mental image of what it looks like. I'll post a photo of it in a few days after I go there next. Best regards and happy huntings, MikeG
  13. Tool to cut stone

    Hi ! I search a tool which can cut stones ... So for example a saw like this: http://onlineshop.real.de/Steintrennmaschine-RT-SC-570-L/0483921001001?adword=onlineshop/google/sales/PLA-S&adword=onlineshop/google/sales/02_Haus-und-Garten/(DE:SAD)_Heimwerken/&gclid=CKGPy6WGldACFZEW0wodHW8C8Q ? Is this a good tool ? It shouldnt be too big or too loud .... Thanks for your help !
  14. Ancient Hand Axe?

    Hi guys, I found this and felt I should share and see what you think: Ancient Hand Axe? First, I was struck by the 'cutting edge', which seems used, and has radiating shock marks from the edge, inward. There also seems to be debris in the cutting area, one piece contains 2 small, thin inset hairs, light brown in color, which I've bagged. The ergonomics are amazing. The mass of the stone fits neatly in your hand, while there appear to be wear marks where your index finger and thumb might go. Also, when held in that manner, the cutting edge is parallel to your cutting surface.
  15. Possible Tool

    Looking for identification on a possible rock tool.
  16. Ancient Stone Tool With Sea Shell Fossil

    Have been investigating a Pleistocene archaeological site here in the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. This double burin was found recently. Can the fossil on this be identified, or is it a generic shell?
  17. What Is This Rock? Tool? Or Rock

    found in florida. that's all i know
  18. Biological Or Ancient Alien Tool?

    I was at Red Rock looking for fossils. I've picked up millions of rocks, but never one like this! I've been looking at this thing literally for days straight. Every morning I stare at this thing. I'm not sure what this could be. Also, on the other side of the unkown fossil is a crinoid. Let me know if anyone has ever seen anything like this. What is the best x ray or c scan so we can see if this thing has any dimension. Thanks. http://www.flickr.co...N03/6876795600/ http://www.flickr.co...N03/6876795548/ Here is the crinoid: http://www.flickr.co...N03/7022897073/
  19. So when i was growing up, my mother came across a, then unknown to her, fossil while arrowhead hunting with my father. When i got old enough for it to grab my attention, I did research and found it to be from a horse, which obviously makes it at least 12,000 years old. Well a few days ago after looking at the fossil again, I found something i found interesting, very obvious tool marks. I'll attach some images and please let me know anything you know about what I have. I have read conflicting accounts as to when Native Americans actually came to America, anywhere from 60,000 to 12,000 years ago, but this fossil forces me to believe it is closer to 60,000 than 12,000, as the horses were all but extinct by then.
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