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  1. PetrosTrilobite

    Post your first fossil!

    Even if you have hundreds of fossils in your collection, or you are new to the hobby, only one, two, three, fossil(s) is your first. My first fossils are some Moroccan shark teeth. I seen these teeth in a greek science shop. Before this, i don't knew that is so easy to get any fossil for personal collection. I believed that fossils are only for museum or rich. Until this time i don't knew any fossil site or shop. But, with these shark teeth, i learn that is easy to have a fossil collection. I searched for trilobites, dinosaur teeth, and many others. Now, 6 years later, i have a good colle
  2. Crusty_Crab

    Anyone Collect First Editions?

    While in Phoenix this past week, I made a couple of finds in a couple of used book stores. I wouldn't consider myself a first edition collector, but I was still surprised that you can still find a true first of Gould's classic Wonderful Life for $10. It is certainly not in perfect condition and there's an inscription on the first page from the previous owner, but I guess there's still not much of a market for these? Trade edition book cover: Unbroken number line:
  3. Ccolvin968

    My First Trip Plan!

    Hi everyone! I just researched and planned my very first hunt ever tonight. I'm from Minnesota, but am currently living in Mississippi for work. It took some time to find the information needed in order to pick a few possible locations without driving five or more hours. Here's what I've come up with for my trip plan. All of this will be river/stream sifting, or outcroppings from the rivers/streams. All three are options, but Merrill, MS is likely my first trip due to the fact two rivers from the North converge there possibly depositing older Cretaceous fossils as
  4. Someone has very likely already posted something similar to this, though a quick search didn't yield many results. So I thought I might give it a stab, and see if we get any bites. Also not sure if it belongs under general fossil discussion, but the admin gods will surely know... Anybody got a first discovery they would like to share? Maybe a childhood fossil, or your first significant (maybe just to you) find? Do you still have that initial specimen? And maybe a story to go with it? If you care to, please share here. Thanks.
  5. https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/parkosaurus-fossils-are-first-ever-seen-in-mexico/
  6. hi all, i just bought this ammonite for preparation, this will be my first preparation ever, any good advice? didnt really know how to start.
  7. I've read the beginners guide and have pretty much done what I can from there...... But here's the thing. Every day we go walking in a dried up river bed that is FULL of boulders and stones..... as well as in an olive grove that appears to be chalky and sedimentary in appearance. I *think* I may have chanced upon some sponge in the river bed as well as some Ceriocava just lying around in the olive grove (some lumps of it are about 2ft in diameter) - But I am getting SO daunted in constantly looking downwards. How do I know if what I am looking at in a complete river bed
  8. Brains! Brains! BRAINS! Fossiled tissue, not just a cast. From the article... "According to the researchers, the reason this particular piece of brain tissue has been so well-preserved is that the dinosaur's brain was essentially 'pickled' in a highly acidic and low-oxygen body of water - similar to a bog or swamp - shortly after its death. This allowed the soft tissues to become mineralised before they decayed away completely, so that they could be preserved." Just in time for Halloween! http://phys.org/news/2016-10-fossilized-dinosaur-brain-tissue.html "The structure of the fo
  9. I am hoping to get one last fossil hunting adventure in this year before the cold starts. This last weekend was not supposed to be it, but this little guy decided to seek me out. My daughter had a girl scout get together at a farm for Halloween this past weekend in Waukesha County in Wisconsin. One of the things we did was the corn maze, which had an absurd amount of rocks in it, so I started picking up random pieces of these limestone rocks as we were walking. I found a piece that had a bunch of weathered crinoid stem pieces, but wasn't anything too spectacular. We get out of the corn maze, a
  10. MrTrilobiteMan

    My First Fossil

    This is the first fossil I ever found. I found it when I was 10 years old. It was at a construction site on the southwest side of Milwaukee. They were digging the basements for a few houses next to ours. I believe this Trilobite is sitting on her nest. I have been fossil hunting ever since. I have lot's of fossil's however I think this one is the best of the bunch. I also hunt for Native American artifacts, Points, Gems, Minerals and anything else i can find in or on the ground. I operate Heavy Equipment as part of my career so I get to do a lot of digging, so I get lucky every now and then.
  11. jakubh

    Firstfinds, Need Help

    Hello I am very new to this so I apologize for the ignorance, I wanted to know if I found anything interesting, I know there is a few crinoid stems but any clue about the rest? Thank You so much for any help!
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