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  1. I was wondering if anyone has done any fossil prep with material from Fossil Hill Nevada?
  2. Alf89

    Ammonite identificatión

    Identificación amonite cetáceos sureste spain
  3. DrewNZ


    First off, I'm a complete novice when it comes to fossils so please ignore my ignorance! I recently found my first fossil and I'm still waiting for the bits to arrive so I can have a go at prepping it. On hearing this and my excitement about it my Mother In Law handed me a rock and said I found this about 30 years ago on a trip to Brighton in England I want you to have it. I think it might be an Ammonite (complete guess based on pictures I've seen of Ammonites), also when I first looked at it I thought it was merely the impression left by the fossil, but on looking at it with magnification I'm not so sure anymore. Can someone advise? Thanks, Drew
  4. Bobby Morgenfeld

    Possible amonite part.

    I found this rock while hiking in a mountainous range around Central chile, 2 hours out from santiago. The area around where I came across was very elevated and dry, with features similar to the atacama(which was once underwater). It has ridges on the side of it, as well as having the size and shape of the outer part of an amonite shell. I used a rock identification app which told me it was made of limestone. Now I'm wondering if I found a fossil or just a weirdly shaped rock.
  5. freerangetraveler

    Quick Evening Trip…

    Had a couple hours to hunt one of my local spots this evening… I didn’t find much, but I did manage to pull a nice little bivalve shell embedded over an ammonite imprint. cheers!
  6. Hello all! My name is Rafa and this is the first time writing in the forum. Instead of posting in the introduction section, I figure it was more entertaining to do it by my first field trip report and finds, in this case to the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. I am sure nothing new to the members of the group as it is a mega famous place, but I had the most amazing weekend taking my first steps into this amazing world and would like to share! About me, I am a Uruguayan living in Munich, Germany since 6-7 years, and with some family in the UK. I am a total beginner in this from both the paleontology and fossil collecting sides. I have always been interested in Paleontology but what really pushed me out there was a wonderful video of the NZ guy "Malambo Fossils" in which he shows his adventures collecting and preparing (mostly) crabs. That intensified my desire to get deeper into this fascinating world and start to collect and learn. So, during a visit to my family in London last week I decided to take a weekend trip to Lyme Regis. There are plenty of reports and information on this area but here are my thoughts: Lyme Regis and Charmouth are very nice towns, even for non-fossil people but quite expensive! a single bed room was 80 Euros/night even in these months. It was totally worth it though. Staying in the nearby towns inland is cheaper, many well connected with buses (including the "Jurassic Coaster"). Careful with logistics on Sunday as surprisingly the buses run very few routes, and getting a taxi to the nearest train station was even a challenge. Having a car makes everything easier. The closest hostel I could find is in the town of Beer (awesome name) but it was unavailable and the prices I could check are also quite expensive. It is possible to do it from London by train, and the best route I found was a direct train to Axminster and then a bus to Lyme Regis. The direct trains are not very common though. Google maps is very accurate and perfect for planning. Being a total beginner and ignorant in these topics, it was amazing to be able to find lots of fossils to get even more motivated about this activity. The Lyme Regis museum (house of Mary Anning) is perfect, the right size and with so much interesting stuff to experience. The guided tours I would say are also a must, but since I failed to book in advance I could not take one. Many of the fossil shops, which are also amazing, are owned by old time fossil collectors from the town/region, and the once I met are amazing to talk to, have million stories and are very generous to share the knowledge and passion. They also do guided tours. All fossils can be collected as long as you don't abuse, so chiseling the walls or big blocks is not allowed and I heard that also one cannot use trollies or wheelbarrows to take stuff home, so basically you can take whatever you can carry. even in the short length of coast from Pinhay Bay to Charmouth, the layers that are exposed changes therefor "producing" different type of fossils, and knowing this in advance can target you in the desired direction, something I was (and still are) totally ignorant about. the beach right out of Lyme Regis to the east is packed with small "fools gold" amonites that are very easy to find, and a great thing for kids or people that just want to find fossils without chopping rock etc Pinhay Bay, which I loved, was completely deserted even in the weekend. In my case it produced less "free" fossils than Lyme Regis beach towards Charmouth, but exiting ones inside nodules or rocks which meant less fossils in my case (since I have zero experience) but also more rewarding when one starts to learn to read the marks and shapes that reveal that a fossil is inside, or the type of rock etc. I had no luck with Ichthyosaurus vertebrae, but apparently they are quire common finds. I was unlucky or most likely not eye-trained enough. Some pics of Lyme Regis Now on to the finds. I spent two half days, and one full day over a weekend and with excellent weather. Upon arrival at Lyme Regis I went straight to Lyme Regis Beach in direction to Charmouth which I did in roughly 5-6 hours, then took the last bus to Lyme Regis. Did not find much at the beginning of the walk as the tide was already out for a couple of hours when I got there, and the first part of the beach gets "combed" by lots of people, or maybe I am too much of a beginner who knows...One thing that I also find interesting is the Victorian times artifacts that you can find such as coins, silverware and parts of ceramics and glass. As I got closer to the "Black Ven" I either started to get luckier or better trained and found several amonites and belemnites, in some cases cracking a rock open here and there. I also collected some rocks, and what I think might be a coprolite? I also got a bunch of amonites from a fellow hunter. The good thing about being a beginner, even the smallest trace of fossil is a worthy keep! Now the next steps is to continue learning, identify my finds and eventually start testing some prep work on some. Any tips or questions welcomed! (was actually on day 2) Surfing seagulls
  7. Chris finner


    Hi, I was going to bin this but then started poking at it and started to find a lair of pyrite just under the surface... when I’ve seen pyrite before it’s never been so “solid” as this.. do you think it’s works further work???
  8. Kevin Shales

    Amonite or concretion

    Hi, is this an amonite or part of a concretion sphere? I’m not sure where it was found. Many thanks
  9. From MD, visiting OKC for another week. Had a great day at Lake Texoma last weekend and looking to spend a few more days around Thanksgiving hunting with a local or with local wisdom. Could us a little help getting a little more off the beaten path where less broken fossils are more likely. I guess you'd call me an experienced newbie. Elementary science teacher by day, love to hunt fossils by the days I'm not teaching. Would love to find some more ammonites, do a nice trilobite hunt, or whatever is within a "reasonable" drive for a day or two trip. Any favorite spots or formations with close to spots you'd be willing to share would be grateful. If you want to join and feel like you are budding movie star, I'd be happy to include you in the next video lesson about the Earth and Fossils, targeted towards 4-10 year olds. If you'd prefer just to pm, I would be grateful for that, too! pm please.
  10. JulianoLPD

    Ammonite Id

    Hi there folks. I was wondering if it is possible to ID the following ammonite. Bought from that auction website with no further info... =\
  11. Hi there, guys. I've been learning a lot from you in the past few days and now I got another doubt. Found the following fossil is the auction website and it kept me thinking. Is this fossilized that way? I mean, I do believe they are real fossils, but were they fossilized by pyrite or hematite or were they treated somehow and covered with the mentioned metals? They do look pretty in my opinion, but if they are a result of a natural process (what I don't believe) that is even more amazing!! Just wanna hear your thoughts. Thanks in advance, Juliano
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