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  1. Jaimin013

    My Collection

    Hi everyone on Fossil Forum, I am pretty new to fossil collection but I have decided to post what I have currently collected and will continue to update this page with new fossils that I acquire over time. I am now looking to acquire rarer teeth now! Details of Specimen: Triceratops Tooth Hell Creek Formation, Carter County, Montana Late Cretaceous Period (65 Million Years Old) Measurements: 1.5 inches long x 3/4 inch wide x5/8 inch thick Weight: 8.9 Grams No restoration at all. all natural specimen. I love the way this looks and its huge!
  2. bigtx

    Bones in TX

    Found some bones sticking out of the creek bank in Central TX. Area has confirmed Mastodon remains. Tusks and a tooth all found within 1/4 mile of this site. Bones are 12 feet below the top of the bank. I did a little digging around today to get a feel for what it could be. It appears it could be a large pelvis bone (4-5 feet wide). I also found a small bone that appears to be from the foot/toes etc. Not really sure how I should proceed. Is there any educational value in this type of bones? Who would one contact to ask? I am sure Mastodon bones are fairly common.
  3. Hi all, I recently purchased these 2 bone segments labeled as dinosaur bones from Morocco. They both are solid like a rock and feel dense like a piece of petrified wood. The ends have been cut and polished. They certainly look like bone to me but they are somewhat small. Other than their petrified like feel they look like they could have come from a modern animal. I don't see any indication of tree rings like petrified wood may have. What do you think, are they bone? Could they be millions of years old? Fakes? Thanks for taking time to look at these. 7 pictures for bone 1 below
  4. I'm a new dino fossil enthusiast and purchased this large rock, my favorite piece. It is from Morocco and contains 2 mososaur teeth with roots and many other what appear to be bone or shell fragments. The rock is gritty and you can't touch it without traces of sandlike grit falling off. I sure hope this real? Thank you. Jeff
  5. Daniel Fischer

    I think I found a fossilized bone

    Hello, yesterday I was on a trip and found a rock that I think is a fossilized bone. I know this rock doesn't look like much but please don't judge it too fast because if you look closely it kind of has the shape of a bone, I don't know if I managed to capture the shape of it in the pictures and to me it reminds the shape of a Homo sapiens shoulder. please tell me your thoughts and ideas
  6. max pijpelink

    Weird piece of bone/ scute.

    Hello, I found this piece 2 weeks ago on the beach of Breskens in Zeeland. I don’t know what it is and there were not several options. I get stuck with this piece of bone. I hope that someone know what it is! The sizes are in cm.
  7. JoetheJerseyGuy

    Big Brook, NJ - Bones

    Beyond the shark teeth I acquired these two bones from a recent trip looking for fossils in Big Brook, NJ. Not sure how to differentiate if this is recent or from the Late Cretaceous associated with the others fossils found in the brook.
  8. Lone Hunter

    Cow or bison bones?

    First let me say I did the burn test having never done it before, got the same faint smell from each. Then had to burn some of my hair for comparison, omg that was horrible! So I'm not sure ad far as that. All these came from part of creek in Dallas county that is very close to Trinity river, it is QAL on one side QT on the other. I know the smaller bone isn't cow just thought it was interesting. So I'm ready for my lesson in bones!
  9. akhan

    ankara bones

    i just found some bones in clay mud in Ankara Turkey. Took some fast images. place was slippery so after few days i will take better photos. biggest bone length is like 25 cm. others 5-15 cm . two big bones have strange patterns on it. It looks like plaster and fragile. I am software engineer and just curious about fossils and minerals while walking in nature. in few days i can take better and scaled photos if u need more information.
  10. Hi everyone! This school year has been incredibly busy which is why I haven't been on the forum as much as I'd like to be. However, about a month ago I ordered 3 lbs of washed "Texas Red Beds" (Permian-aged) matrix from PaleoTex - it arrived a few days ago, and I just couldn't wait until March Break to start looking through it (mainly because our March Break has been moved to mid-April - that's way too long to wait!!!) so I began the search last night. I've found a bunch of teeth and bones so far, and I was hoping to get some identification help for some of the larger/more intere
  11. Hello, can anyone take a look at these? A trio of Camptosaurus bones from the Morrison Formation, Big Horn Basin --- Not associated, but all are juvenile. They might make an interesting central display piece for my collection if they seem ok. Are they as described, and does anyone spot any repairs or restoration? First - Ischium, 13.2 inches.
  12. Jacob States

    Need help

    Need help Identifying this fairly large tooth found in north east kansas on a small river bank. I find agates, horse teeth, arrow heads and other bones
  13. Desilva

    Any ideas on these bones?

    Any ideas on these bones. Found them after a northeastern on beach
  14. Seaspawn

    That odd smell of death

    Good afternoon! Everything I find currently is from the North Sea, and I do end up finding a lot of bones with the spongey part (cancellous?) exposed through breakage or wear. Some crumble at a light touch, and most of these have a distinct odor like decay, not horrendous but definitely notable, even months after they've dried up. Does the smell indicate, like I have been assuming, that they are subfossilized, and/or possibly younger specimens? When I think back to natural history museum visits, I don't recall that smell, and not every fossil bone I have found has the smell. Some of
  15. So, I was hanging fossils on my wall. I’ll post a picture of that later. I happened to grab a piece of petrified wood, when I noticed something I didn’t notice before. There were tunnels inside the petrified wood. One tunnel goes clear to the other side of the wood. You can see through it. That is the first discovery. Not sure if that’s caused by a prehistoric tree parasite or something else. Second discovery, on September 11, 2020, I discovered a large piece of Coprolite in Kemmerer Wyoming. Not sure if I spelled that correctly. Many people here and at the quarry said
  16. Hello! Names Eric and I'm hoping to trade for dinosaur teeth. I am also interested in claws and dinosaur bone that I don't currently have. I actually do have dinosaur fossils for trade ( such as Trex, Triceratops, Edmontosaurus, etc) and ice age fossils (Mammoth, Cat, etc) for trade. I"ll try to attach a word document below of the current dinosaur fossils (prehistoric reptiles and mammoths included) that I have. Thanks your time dino names.docx
  17. LA fossils

    3 more bones

    Found in San Bernardino County on California side of the Colorado River.
  18. Vnaz50


    San Antonio, Tx / Helotes, Tx A friend of mine who lives a few miles from me sent me this picture. These were found in her yard.
  19. bthemoose

    Two Hollow Bones

    I found a couple of interesting fossil bones yesterday along the Calvert Cliffs (Miocene exposure) in Maryland. Any ideas to what these belonged? #1 - My guess is this one is a bird bone. It's smooth (inside and out) and hollow all the way through to the closed end. If this is from a bird, do you know what type of bone it is (anatomically)? And any thoughts on what type of bird it might be from? I realize that isolated and broken bones can't usually be identified too specifically, but this seems fairly large, so I'm wondering if there might be good candidates for type of bird.
  20. Hoosierman

    What is it???

    I found this nasty looking fossil in October 2020 and it appears to be the remains of some poor animal. What in the world is this??
  21. Planko

    Mosasaur Vertebrae

    Hey all. Seems with me not getting out to the river today, due to finally having some rain, I was looking at my verts. I assume the different shapes are due to different species and not age as they vary a lot. Is there a site or book, or something that has a listed with pics of the differences? I would like to see if I can label any of the 50+ to keep them together. Thanks for any help.
  22. Found in early Jurassic rocks on the Whitby coast. Lots of ironstone nearby so could be geological? But wanted to check if anyone thought it could be bones! Was too heavy to bring up the cliff. Any help is very appreciated! Cheers
  23. Ronnie H.

    Hunting at McFadden Beach

    I've found a number of fossilized jaws on this beach that I have no clue of the animal they came from. Hopefully someone here will be able to tell me. We also find many bones of probably bison that hasn't fossilized. So here are a few pics -------- This is what the beach looks like.
  24. Found this piece on a walk near a Triassic outcrop in Pennsylvania, has a pretty exact visual similiarity to the wing rib of a Triassic reptile but is likely just some form of sedimentary trace. It would be great to get some more opinions on this piece to see if its worth holding onto or I would label it to be definitely sedimentary and rid of it, which I feel is the case.
  25. Jarek

    Bones from baltic region

    Hey guys if i would get id and information if the bones i found are fossilised and if they are then who does they belong to would be very cool! I found them washed out on the beach of the baltic sea after the storm, from poland side "Mikoszewo" not far from kaliningrad border https://imgur.com/a/NfQFPkg there are photos of 3 bones i found, i have more bounds but need to bring them from the car and make photos, will add them later today Any help would be appreciated!:)
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