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Found 12 results

  1. Found vertebra(?)

    Hi guys, I joined so I could identify what I found! I was walking on the beach in southern Maine when I stumbled upon this circular disk. I think it’s a vertebra, but I was wondering if someone could tell me the difference between shark and fish vertebra. Any info is helpful!! It’s so interesting. thumb nail for size!
  2. Best beginner spot in New Mexico

    Hi everyone, I have some time on my hands so I am going to take a fossil hunting trip to New Mexico in February. I am a beginner, but I am starting to learn about the hobby. I am interested in any type of fossil, and I can make my way anywhere in the state. I am able to hike, but my vehicle won’t handle really worn dirt roads. Any recommendations of where I should focus my further planning? Thanks in advance!! Dave
  3. Hey everyone, This New Year we will be going to Berlin, and we'll stay a few days there to visit the city and the area. If possible, we would like to do some fossil hunting one day. Does anyone know of any good, still accessible locations not too far from there? This time of the year it's really cold (in The Hague it's already freezing, and Berlin is probably twice as cold due to it being much more inland), and I wouldn't be too surprised if there is some snow too, so it would be good to know which locations are still relatively easy to access and hunt at under these conditions. I found this location nearby, Rüdersdorf, which seems accessible. I also found this one that is not too far away, Bad Freienwalde, but from the website it appears that parts of it are closed now? I also have no clue how the fossil hunting at these locations goes, so any advice on tools, techniques, where and how to look, etc would be really useful Preferably not a location that is much more than an hour's car ride away from Berlin please... @Ludwigia @belemniten Roger and Sebastian, I hope you don't mind me tagging you in this, I know you two have done lots of fossil hunting in Germany, maybe you have some tips you'd be willing to share? Thanks in advance everyone! Max
  4. Here are 3 pristine Hemipristis serra I collected from Brownies Beach over this past weekend. If only the lower tooth didnt have enamel peel! The biggest tooth measures 1 3/8" and was found rolling in the surf. I like the colors these teeth have from the sediment they were in.
  5. Fossil ID?/Recent Trip

    Hello! First time posting on the forum so any help is good! I recently went hunting for a few hours and was able to have a decent day by myself at the water. I need help to ID the two teeth I posted up-closes of. The fragment would've been a sweet tooth if whole and I wish the other tooth had the other cusp! I believe both teeth are from the same species of shark, but I have never found a species like this. I have never heard of Carcharocles angustiden being found in the MD/VA area and the area I was at I believe is mostly early Miocene so I was thinking it might be a Carcharocles chubutensis??? I also found some decent Makos and a very nice Barracuda tooth which I thought was pretty cool.
  6. Merry Christmas to all you fossil'in TFF members! * , _/^\_ < > * /.-.\ * * `/&\` * ,@.*;@, /_o.I %_\ * * (`'--:o(_@; /`;--.,__ `') * ;@`o % O,*`'`&\ * (`'--)_@ ;o %'()\ * /`;--._`''--._O'@; /&*,()~o`;-.,_ `""`) * /`,@ ;+& () o*`;-';\ (`""--.,_0 +% @' &()\ /-.,_ ``''--....-'`) * * /@%;o`:;'--,.__ __.'\ ;*,&(); @ % &^;~`"`o;@(); * /(); o^~; & ().o@*&`;&%O\ jgs `"="==""==,,,.,="=="==="` __.----.(\-''#####---...___...-----._ '` \)_`"""""` .--' ') o( )_-\
  7. Mazon Creek locations

    The week of Thanksgiving, my son will be graduating from Navy Basic Training in Great Lakes. My 10 year old son and I will be coming up to see him graduate. On the way home, I'd like to stop off and have a look at Mazon Creek and see if we can't pick up a few fossils. I saw on line that there is a park you can hunt at, but it apparently is only opened during summer months. Does anyone know anywhere that my little one (he's 10, but autistic, so he's not quit up to speed with other 10 year olds yet) and I can have a fairly quick stop to find a few? Also, I've read about the nodules you crack open. Any tips on how to tell a nodule with a fossil from just an ordinary old rock? And are there any other type fossils to look for? Thank you for any tips.
  8. My Winter Collecting

    I went out last week on a nice day and walked through a nearby road cut. While there is never an abundance of fossils every once in a while one will weather out of the shale. This is a Devonian- Brailler Formation. There is some Pyritization and some layers have iron concretions that have fossils on the outside and spark and stink like sulfur when hit with an iron hammer! This fossil is about 3" long and about 2" thick. It shows no internal structure and appears to be a cast.
  9. Hi I am wondering where there are sites in Northern Ireland that you are allowed to fossil around in that have some fossils. I have searched on the web but there are only places that are prohibited to collect fossils. I don't really mind what fossils there are there and I am going there at the end of December if anyone can help thanks a bunch.
  10. I found this Isotelus thorax fragment when I went down to a local creek last week when there was a one-week thaw in Toronto. Apparently all the ice in the creek thawed and this caused some new fossils to surface up ( Hooray!!! ). I was wondering if it's better if I should coat the thorax with a glue to make it shiny, or should I leave it be?? The fossil is set on a harder rock than shale (doesn't crumble to pieces). One last thing, is it possible that maybe this thing could possibly be an enrolled Isotelus inside the matrix?? Photos: Without glue on thorax: http://www.flickr.com/photos/95127691@N03/12059894113/ With glue: http://www.flickr.com/photos/95127691@N03/12059774385/ Thanx everyone!!!
  11. Snowy Cape Enrage (Cap Enragé)

    From my blog: http://redleafz.blogspot.ca/2013/04/cape-enrage-in-february.html In February I got hit by a bad bug, a flu that knocked my on the floor for a week. Being sick for a few days had sapped a lot of energy and it was driving me nuts. The forecast had called for a sunny and warmer weekend, so I told myself that I had to make an attempt to get out of the house and get some fresh air. That Saturday did indeed turn out to be a sunny and warmer one, so I hopped in my Volkswagen Rabbit and decided to go for a drive South towards Alma. I drove down Riverside-Albert and decided to head towards Cape Enrage. The roads were somewhat in fair conditions when I reached the Cape Enrage road. It was plowed to a certain section and then abruptly stops after the 90 degree bend close to Waterside Beach where I had spent quite some time doing stratigraphy. The road were snow covered but barely an inch in thickness, BUT what could have made my trip short was the steep hill I had to drive up to get to my destination. There was a whole whack of tracks of many failed attempts to get up the hill, but I was confident my bunny was able to do it. After a few kicks and the car traction kicking in a few times, I was able to make it to the top! I drove a few hundred meters then turned around and chose a parking spot. I was proud that my car made it to the top, but I didn't want to risk driving down the hill on the other side where the snow was thicker and more packed. There was a single set of tire tracks from what looked like a 4x4 vehicle, with spots along the road where it apparently struggled to make it up. From the car it took me about 30 minutes to get to the beach. The only sound I heard was the wind, the snapping of branches, and the crunching of snow with each step I took. All around me were fresh animals tracks of all sorts: foxes, mice, rabbits, birds, all criss-crossing the road. Bunny! (or Hare) By the time I reached the beach, I was sweating and feeling it. The Sun was beating on me and I was still not feeling 100%, but I was glad to have made it this far. I walked down the beach and towards the East cliff section. I strolled about at the foot of the cliff to see if there was anything that had come loose but surprisingly, nothing. Nothing had really changed since last fall, and that was a little disappointing. But the matter of fact is, I was happy to have come here and recharge my batteries. I had never seen this area under snow and it was very nice, very serene, with only the waves and the wind for sound. I'll be back in the area soon but on the other side West of here to find any changes in the local topography. Who knows, there might be more trackways waiting to be found.
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