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  2. Somewhat fishy

    Postcranial nearly done, skulls for Henodus and Cyamodus are on the way to the printer. Aloha J
  3. Extracting bone from Aust Cliff matrix

    Aust bone bed is tricky. The bone (brown) is very fragile as are the coprolites (black). Teeth are more resilient. You can try vinegar providing you coat the bone/coprolite with Paraloid as you go. Using a pneumatic pen isn’t really useful as it tends to shatter the fossils as the bone bed is quite granular albeit very hard. Having said that I have extracted vertebrae successfully with a pen. Try the vinegar method with a pin vice and go slow on a rough bit of matrix.
  4. Greek Ammonite Id Help

    As already said, this looks not like triassic ladinic / anisic fossil of epidauros. Usually the fossils there can be find in typical red limestones. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF02536854 And the species seems not belonging to any triassic fauna of cephalopodes known from this location/area: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/242169084_Cephalopods_distribution_in_the_southern_Aegean_Sea
  5. Used Chicago cp9160

    Thank you! But seems I won't be getting it after all. It says initially it ships to Norway, but in the checkout it refuse to. I also found a review that makes me sceptical (someone's tried two of these, used on metal, where they broke in one way or the other within short time) whict tbh is surprising and not what I've heard of from other places.
  6. Let's see your latest mailbox score!

    Goodness gracious! Stunning.
  7. Potential bone cluster - Glenafric concretion

    Definitely Bones. But as said i think id'ing will be hard. Big Bone in the last photo might be vertebra.
  8. Used Chicago cp9160

    This answer is from the Amazon page: From the CP website I would say the price is good, depending on the amount of wear and tear on the needle.
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  10. Used Chicago cp9160

    I've found a used Chicago cp9160 on Amazon listed at 61.55USD. It's one of the models I've been looking at and seems useful for bulk removal of matrix. But! I can't figure out if I can set in new needle or if there are different ones like chisle shaped! Where would I get accessories (couldn't find one on what I think is Chicago's website) and what price do new needles usually run at? Also wondering if this is a good buy? (it's the red one if you filter for used air scribe on Amazon). Would you recommend it to a newbie with no experience? (I have plenty of air compressors so that won't be a problem).
  11. Unique Mazon Creek

    I also do that sometimes.
  12. Unknown Oyster or Bivalve ?

    I'm in the pecten camp.
  13. Fossil Id Help Surface Find Texas

    Try to burn a little surface of the bone, if it smells, this is not fossil.
  14. Let's see your latest mailbox score!

    Wow that’s incredible, congratulations when are you opening your museum to the public
  15. Let's see your latest mailbox score!

    Wow, that is very nice. Can't wait to see what it looks like after you finish it up.
  16. Bryozoa

    I agree this is a branched coral, and that we would be more sure of its Identity with a scale. What is PA ?
  17. Let's see your latest mailbox score!

    My latest acquisition, an Ichthyosaur communis. Needs a little work.
  18. Upper Miocene coprolite-like fossil ?

    There exist a permanent post from @GeschWhat for this, you'll find it on the top of the fossil identification forum and you can clic on the window below to go directly to it :
  19. Small Canine

    The canine in question is opossum, Didelphis virginiana.
  20. Upper Miocene coprolite-like fossil ?

    As an indicator the presence of the coating seems to have the potential to be a double edged sword for and against them being coprolites ?
  21. Fossil Id Help Surface Find Texas

    A good start would be to lightly tap the jaw with something like a spoon. A mineralized fossil will have a high pitched sound. A modern bone will have more of a low tunk sound. The test is just one thing to consider though.
  22. ID this tooth from Alabama

    @Troodon, @Al Dente, @Harry Pristis ?
  23. ID this tooth from Alabama

    Possibly Pachyrhizodus
  24. Devonian trip on a beautiful autumn day.

    Haha, the lack of sound is just the point so peacefull there and quiet, just the wind and the birds
  25. Fossil Id Help Surface Find Texas

    Both were found in Robertson County. I am second guessing myself about the Bison/Cow Jaw is even being a fossil. The Blue tint in the teeth lead me to believe it was but now i am not sure anymore. Thoughts?
  26. Devonian trip on a beautiful autumn day.

    Super! but where is the music? may i suggest
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