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Collectors What is Your Most Prized Fossil?

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I know there are a lot of fossil collectors on here so I figured I would start this discussion. Collectors new and experienced which fossil in your collection is your favorite and why. 

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jpc
6 minutes ago, RuMert said:

Nice topic, hope to see here a lot of Drool-Inducing images!

I probably chose a big jurassic vert nobody is able to ID:

 

could this be a plesiosaur vert?

 

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RuMert

It could but different form (plesiosaur verts are usually very thick and round and have 2 holes on side). Some of my plesiosaur verts: 

 

 

 

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Huntonia

Wow, some really impressive fossils here. Love those Ceratarges, very nice spiny trilobites. :trilowalk:

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CSimpson176
On 6/4/2019 at 6:24 PM, Huntonia said:

It's put to shame by you guy's fossils but if I had to pick a favorite it would have to be my Huntonia Oklahomae. 

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On 6/4/2019 at 8:52 PM, Randyw said:

I have 2 of them and everyone here will laugh at them when you see them but here goes... the first one is the first “real fossil” (at least to my mind then) I ever found on my own. Before that all I had found was pieces of shell, pieces of croanid stem etc. the second my aunt and uncle in Iowa found this on one of their travels. I know they saw it by a river. Anyway they threw it in a box. Fast forward multiple years later they happen to find it while cleaning and remember I like fossils so they send it to me. I come home from work and there’s a box on the step with this inside and a note “we hope you like this” these are my favorites.

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Nothing wrong with those fossils at all! They clearly mean a lot to you two, whether or not they're rare fossils, all that matters is you appreciating them and learning from them. Every collection starts from something. Who knows what other neat fossils you all could find or get in the future!

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Huntonia

Randyw there is nothing wrong with ammonites, I have a few in my collection that I like quite a lot, one in particularl was given to me by a friend and due to the quartz crystal in it I am inclined to say it is my oldest fossil.

 

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Huntonia
On 6/5/2019 at 12:21 AM, Praefectus said:

Wow. The fossils shown in this thread are amazing. It's so cool to see what others have. 

 

I can't decide which of my fossils is my most prized. My two favorites are my profile pic Auriculatus/Sokolovi tooth and my C. hubbelli tooth. I have a soft spot for teeth with crazy serrations. 

 

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Very cool teeth. Do you have any Hemipristis Serra teeth? I've always loved the way those look with the wicked serrations. 

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Praefectus
19 minutes ago, Huntonia said:

Very cool teeth. Do you have any Hemipristis Serra teeth? I've always loved the way those look with the wicked serrations. 

I do have some Hemipristis teeth. I don't have any pictures handy at the moment but I love the wicked serrations too. 

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Huntonia
5 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

I prize Kermit most of all for his humor :)

 

 

Sweet bug! What species is it? I don't believe I've ever seen one.:zzzzscratchchin:

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Randyw

Isn’t that fromthe greenious froggyus family found in the muppet formation? Sorry I couldn’t resist. I’ll go hide in the corner of shame now.....

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Kane
5 hours ago, Huntonia said:

Sweet bug! What species is it? I don't believe I've ever seen one.:zzzzscratchchin:

Isotelus gigas. It's my favourite of his trilobites. Verulam Formation (Ontario), Ordovician. 

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Natalie81
13 hours ago, RuMert said:

It could but different form (plesiosaur verts are usually very thick and round and have 2 holes on side). Some of my plesiosaur verts: 

 

 

 

 

 

It could be a cervical vertebra of plesiosaur 

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Ludwigia
7 hours ago, Huntonia said:

Sweet bug! What species is it? I don't believe I've ever seen one.:zzzzscratchchin:

Kane got it right. He's already made Kermit's aquaintance.

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Jackson g
On 6/4/2019 at 6:24 PM, Huntonia said:

It's put to shame by you guy's fossils but if I had to pick a favorite it would have to be my Huntonia Oklahomae. 

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Did you prep and find this yourself?

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