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  2. Dating Ammonite

    I picked this one up this morning, it was to nice to pass up and first one I ever seen local. My question is can you date these by the outer shell and how they are made up? Smooth or with ridges Etc
  3. Piece natural footcast fossil?

    Please be courteous, and post your requests in English. Not everyone has time to run your posts through Google Translate. This is an English language Forum.
  4. "splitting" really soft slabs

    Thanks, though I can DIY something in my own shop. So this started as a large slab with a visible trilobite. The opening post has a link to the trilobite pics and they show some of the rock surface. I have since hacked and smacked the rest of the slab, which tended to break into chunks or flake off. Here are pics of some larger pieces of leftovers. The junk heap has some more source material, but I'm really hoping to identify the source. Either way, I'll try to get my hands on more stuff to practice these skills on and hopefully find another trilobite
  5. Neato to the unth degree.
  6. My offering was shipped last week and I have received mine.
  7. Exporting fossils from portugal

    Aside from the collecting argument, there is a paleontology museum in Lisbon that is probably the best I’ve ever been to, worth visiting. Portugal has several track sites, impressive dinosaur displays, etc. If you love paleontology, or dinosaurs in general I highly recommend going there.
  8. Beautiful! With specimens this rare, it really makes you wonder what new species are out there, waiting to be found. Hopefully by me next March 1st! Chris
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  10. Invertebrate Prionocyclus hyatti Upper Cretaceous (Turonian) Carlile Shale New Mexico, USA Discovered: November 9th Field photos:
  11. Exporting fossils from portugal

    You don't get to have your cake and eat it too, as the expression goes. If I can't at least modestly collect in Portugal legally, than I will travel to a destination where I can. And that nation can have my money.
  12. Fossil sealant?

    I've been using Vinac for years. Dries quick, easy to remove. Great for the field and the lab. Makes a great barrier/sealant before molding an important specimen. I know there are some cyanoacrylate alternatives like Paleobond's Penetrant but they can sometimes be very difficult to remove. Everything seems to have it's place depending on what you are working on though.
  13. White River Oligocene Prep - Leptictis

    Today's work. I lightly sanded the previous putty work to get it into the precise shape and texture I wanted. I felt the fill in the lower jaw was the wrong shape afterwards and added a bit more putty this morning. There was also a missing flake of bone in front of the orbit which I filled. I'm choosing to forego the zygomatic reconstruction at the moment. I went through my collection and all 4 of my options only had right zygomatics. I'll put a request in to my collector friends to find me a left one to cast. Just don't think I can do it justice with hand sculpting. If all goes well with this drying, the plan is to put a little paint (lipstick?) on the putty tomorrow. Planning to use acryllic paint and blend my own colors. Closing in on the finish line!
  14. Exporting fossils from portugal

    They want your turism... Don't want you collect fossils
  15. Black flakes coming off buffalo skull?

    I don't prepare fish; but, when my Green River stingray started to "shed" fine debris, I sealed the fish surface with Butvar B-76. I first consulted the quarry owner/preparator to make sure the acetone solution would not conflict with whatever was originally used to prepare the fossil.

    Cheers mate! Might make it slightly easier for all!
  17. Some unknown commercial fossils

    I believe the gastropods and Brachiopods are from Morocco, or some part of north africa.
  18. Some unknown commercial fossils

    Perisphinctes from Madagascar for the first picture
  19. Some unknown commercial fossils

  20. Some unknown commercial fossils

  21. Some unknown commercial fossils

    I bought these when I was very young, infact, the small ammonite was the first fossil I ever had. They are all cheap commercial fossils that never came with labels, and the ones that do have labels are unsatisfactory to say the least. I'm hoping some of you chaps know what some of these are and the vague area they're from.

    Enlarged and brightened:
  23. New Post At Lebanon Fossil

    Hey! I didn't know if you the best places to collect or look for Onchopristis rostrum fossils and Sclerorhynchidae fossils. I work at a National Park that protects pretty much the last remaining population of smalltooth sawfish and was looking to try to get my hands on a fossil specimen of each or see if people wanted to potentially donate a specimen of each to the park to help tell the story of this incredible critically endangered animal. If you or anyone you know is willing to help in sending me in the right direction on excivating, searching, purchasing, or donating please give me any pointers! Thanks to everyone on here for the help!
  24. White River Oligocene Prep - Leptictis

    Thanks RB, it's been exciting to share. I've been away from prep for a while and was hoping blogging/posting my work would keep me going. I have so many 'cool' fossils to prepare, I'm looking forward to sharing the next project. On a side note, your crab thread is awesome! I have a pile of crabs that I can't recall where they are from or what they are. I'm quite tempted to prepare a few.
  25. Hello from ohio

    Moved to FOSSIL ID. I agree with coral. Something like Favosites. perhaps? Around where in North Ohio was it found? County would be fine. @erose

    Hi I am composing a table of comparisons between nautiloids and ammonites (mainly internal and external anatomy but a couple of extras too) and was wondering if anyone had anything they could add to what I have already? (Table attached) Cheers in advance Mark
  27. Exporting fossils from portugal

    Guess they don't need my tourism.
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