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  2. They are quite small and may not be what I thought they are... Keep in mind i’m rubbish at identifying.
  3. Here are the long-awaited photos that may or may not be fossils!
  4. Doren, was it standard mail or a company like DHL or Chronopost? I once had a parcel from the latter who said they couldn't find my address..............
  5. We and two lots of neighbours were in that day. There was no delivery attempted, they don't deliver here, i pick up, as you say, they usually ring me.No delivery note was left. I have contacted the usual two places and the other two offices where things sometimes end up and they have no record. I will try again tomorrow, the offices are now closed.
  6. Adam, your package was attempted to be delivered on Nov. 27th. with no avail. So it went to your usual place of pickup. I am told you must hurry or it will be sent back to country of origin. @Tidgy's Dad I will email you the tracking number tonight so make sure you look for it. *** I will try not to include "SS" in the name!
  7. December 2019 - Finds of the Month Entries

    Well played, sir. And it's an excellent specimen to enter too.
  8. Devonian micromatrix

    I do not, It's a little too fragmentary for me to determine what it belonged to. Maybe part of a fish tooth or a dermal scale?
  9. They seem to show bilateral symmetry and two halves of each valve divided by a septum. So they're brachiopods, I think.
  10. snolly was once nominated for the Naughty List. However, after exhaustive deliberation it was determined, snolly was overqualified!
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  12. Plant, fern?

    It's quite possible that there are multiple fern taxa on a single plate so anything that might show evidence should fly.
  13. Could somebody please explain to me, and possibly show me, the differences between Brachiosaurus vs other sauropod teeth in the Morrison Formation? Since these teeth are so rare I have seen few pics of them. How would one ID?
  14. Over the years, I have been donating to the Florida Museum of Natural History, scaphopods with signs of gastropod/octopod predation for a large study that has in part been published. These include the following: UF 245254 Dentalium attenuatum Say, 1824, 1 specimen from the Lower Pliocene Sunken Meadow Member of the Yorktown Formation, Suffolk County, Virginia UF 245255 Dentalium attenuatum Say, 1824, 1 specimen from the Upper Pliocene Rushmere Member of the Yorktown Formation, Northampton County, North Carolina UF 245256 Dentalium attenuatum Say, 1824, 1 specimen from the Upper Pliocene Rushmere Member of the Yorktown Formation, Martin County, North Carolina UF 245257 Dentalium attenuatum Say, 1824, 1 specimen from the Upper Pliocene Rushmere Member of the Yorktown Formation, Halifax County, North Carolina UF 246321 Tesseracme prisma (Dall, 1892), 3 specimens from the Upper Pliocene Pinecrest Sand Member of the Tamiami Formation, Sarasota County, Florida UF 246322 Dentalium carolinense Conrad, 1862, 1 specimen from the Upper Pliocene Jackson Bluff Formation, Liberty County, Florida UF 246323 Dentalium neohexagonum Pilsbry & Sharp, 1897, 1 specimen from the Upper Pleistocene Palos Verdes Sand, Orange County, California My latest donation for the study is UF 318532 Cadulus thallus Conrad, 1834, 16 specimens from the Upper Pliocene Rushmere Member of the Yorktwon Formation, Edgecombe County, North Carolina. Avg. size 10 mm. These show that nothing is too small or too common to be of interest in science. Mike
  15. The beaches of the Great Lakes are having a bit of a problematic time at the moment with the very high water levels. I'm hoping this might lead to good conditions for hunting for Petoskey Stones in Michigan next April (I may bring my waders). The insides of these brachiopods or bivalve mollusks (I don't know them well enough to differentiate) have been sediment filled and the resulting internal molds are often called steinkerns from the German for "stone seeds". The name may seem odd but I'm certain that the name was attributed to these internal molds on some smaller mollusk where the internal mold likely looked something more like a pistachio seed. We have Eocene sites (Ocala Limestone) which preserves mollusk impressions but not usually the shells which have dissolved away long ago and left the gaps between the outer and inner molds. Often, scientists will fill the negative cavities with materials like silicone to make a positive from the negative outer mold to see what the shell would have looked like. If I remember correctly, some bivalves have a stronger calcium carbonate shell--calcitic rather than aragonitic--which can last quite a bit longer before dissolving. Oysters and scallops, if memory serves, have calcitic shells and preserve better. The tests of many echinoderms are calcitic which causes them to preserve often with beautiful detail on the tests. Cheers. -Ken
  16. Dinosaur Claw?

    Sorry it was not a real bargain but definitely a good learning tool. Your get your money out of it for the education value .
  17. Summer Finds, Yorkshire

    Enjoyed your video and I am green with envy....
  18. Still can't see them.
  19. Tooth Identification

    The width of the taller, more worn tooth is 0.31 inches and the other tooth is 0.4 inches.
  20. Inherited collection

    Ah, there's the photo--quite a nice collection of items! If you have questions on what a particular item might be, take a close-up photo of just that item. It helps to have a scale (ruler) in the photo as well as it is often difficult to judge size from images. Well lit and focused images will improve your chances of someone here recognizing what it might be. Photos take outdoors in good light often improve your chances of a clear image. Cheers. -Ken
  21. Plant, fern?

    Found another piece and my notes. It arrived in many, many pieces. I repaired what I could, but a large portion (lower left) of it couldn't be salvaged. I can't locate the area where this piece belongs, so I'm guessing many of the cover pieces came off. I can post the photos if you think it will help.
  22. Tooth Identification

    Sorry that was the width of the crown not thickness.
  23. Thanks for understanding the rules of the contest. Over the years of this contest we have found the need to add rules to put some limits on entries. That's a fine looking specimen (and my favorite of the bunch). This is an unusual coral type and a great entry to start off December's contest. Looking forward to what else may turn up on this last month of the year (and of the decade). Wow! Time flies! Cheers. -Ken
  24. Tetralophodon tooth?

    Anyone? Would like to know if the description is correct.
  25. Found this chunk of limestone at my Lake Michigan's sand depleted "beach". Due to the extremely high water level, storms have washed away pretty much all the sand at this beach, exposing the large underlying rocks. What do you think of the almond-shaped preservation of the interior parts, while most of the shells themselves have been dissolved away?
  26. Fossil gift

    Very nice! I've made a fossil sea urchin necklace for my wife with a silver wire wrap on a leather thong... and a fossil shark teeth earrings on studs (super easy).
  27. Hooray for the naughty list!!!!!
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