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  1. Fossilcollector88

    Dino bone?

    Hello all, seller from a thrift store was selling this on a curiosities fair (including fossils). Now he has out it online I saw it in real and its heavily petrified, 1.8kg and has some calcite crystals inside. Shape and text on it creeped me out a bit but its certainly a fossil bone. Unknown provenance and finding location, strata, its undetermined and its unclear how old it is. based on the text, which google translate recognise as Indonesian, Malaysian or Visayan (Philippines) you get “save the gays” and some gibberish. Probably because it says Homo on the bone. Perhaps human bone? Anyways, assuming its from those areas (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines) it is probably not dinosaur because the strata there are generally not old enough. Ofcourse it could have come from somewhere else entirely. Thats why i decided to pass on it, but now it popped up online. Based on the bone shape, would it be mammalian? Size 26 cm (10.2 inch) weight 1.8 kg (4 pounds) heavily petrified but it wouldnt neccesarily mean its cretaceous or older?
  2. Hi all, came here by curiousity as i have found a probable fossil fragment that was inside river pebbles that i bought for foundation, what could the animal be and how old, its quiet heavy and has interresting white stripes going accross it, its definately as hard and heavy as the other river pebbles. thank you
  3. mpach033

    Fossil Bone ID Help

    Can anyone help identify this piece of bone? Found it on the beach near Manasota Key, Florida.
  4. C2fossils

    Colleague's Fossil Id please

    A colleague found this on the Kaw River and I can't seem to figure out what it is. Thank you all for your help!
  5. So, it’s just my imagination running wild but I think the interior side of this bone fragment looks off.
  6. C2fossils

    Marine Bone id please

    I recently found this bone on the Kaw River but I can't seem to be able to id it. All I know is that it looks marine. Thank you all for the help!
  7. Fossilcollector88

    Suposedly a dinosaur bone

    I have this bone, that came in a box full of other bones. This one seems much older and was sold to me as a suposedly dino bone, but seller wasnt sure. Bit of a mystery that I am trying to solve. Maybe someone can help me with this? I will clarify some things-: • ⁠this specific bone seems more petrified that the other bones in the box. Those are pleistocene, but this specific bone is heavier and seems much older. More like solid rock. • ⁠the bones were gifted to an artist that wanted to make something of it, eventually this artist decided to use different things things for that and put this box up on a local online thriftstore (Marktplaats) for a small amount of money. I bought it, she told me that she was told by who gifted it that it might contain dinosaur bones. She didnt have any other information. • ⁠im looking for bones that have a somewhat similar shape, like a crocodile leg bone, smaller theropod bones, a collar bone, anything that might put me in the right direction. • ⁠commonly, dinosaur or reptile related bones for sale in The Netherlands come from either Germany, France or Morocco. Statistically speaking, those type locations could be close to its origin. • ⁠yes, I am aware this isnt much to go on, and that I will still have quite some work to determine this further. Thanks in advance
  8. Hello everyone ! I have these two fossil vertebrae from the Kem Kem formation from Morocco (no exact location) and I can't identify them. Can someone help me please? They are very different from each other. The red vertebra n.1 has an oval shape and has mirrored holes on both sides, while above it has a larger some. I initially thought it was Hybodus or Onchopristis, but I'm not sure, it could be many other shark species. The white vertebra n.2 does not have any type of hole on the edge and is almost perfectly round, I believe it is a completely different species from the first. Thank you.
  9. Desrosiers1718

    Removing B72

    What is the best way to remove layers of b72 from a fossil bone, I know acetone works but is in best to apply with a brush, or can you pour or dip the fossil in the acetone?
  10. MeerCat

    Hello from the PacNW

    Hi, just joined today, finding this forum while researching a fossil [bone] I found yesterday. I always have my head to the ground looking for stuff - usually arrowheads and other tools - but occasionally find a fossil shell or bone. Two weeks ago I visited SW Colorado and my Brother took me out to look at some dinosaur footprints, so fossils have been on my mind recently.
  11. Found on the southern north carolina coast. It has bone characteristics but the shape has me curious as to what type it may be? Any insight would be great, thank you.
  12. Hello, I recently visited the Isle of Wight and was lucky enough to find some beach rolled dinosaur bones. The majority have been heavily worn by the sea and are likely to be unidentifiable. I do recognise one of the bones as a tail vertebra (photos 2-5), however, and I wondered if someone with more experience on the forum would be kind enough to tell be which dinosaur it is likely to have belonged to (Iguanodon?)? I would also be grateful for any suggestions as to which part of the skeleton the larger bone might have belonged to in photos 6-9 (the same fossil from different angles). Many thanks, W
  13. I have been revisiting some of my fossils from my collection I gathered during a two year period where I had the privilege of exclusively exploring hundreds of acres of land in NW Arkansas in and around the town of Eureka Springs. During that time, I was able to collect on friends private land that had never before been surveyed by the outside world. 99.99% of what I came across was of oceanic and inland sea origin when it came to fossils but a couple of fossils perplexed me and this is one of them. I came across this fossil, or pseudo fossil, or weird anomalous permineralized erosion, or “I have no idea,” in a Mississippian Deposit known as the St. Joe and Boone Formations. I found this early in my collecting and had little background or research study under my belt at the time of discovery. I thought it was interesting and set it aside and moved on. I know that the area it comes from isn't known for bone, but it really does appear to be permineralized shoulder bone and upon magnification it has the hallmark of having been biological in origin, but I AM NO EXPERT, and I don't like to give into to fantastical thinking especially when there isn't other supportive evidence to suggest that Arkansas has fossil bones of any kind. What else could it be? Under magnification the flip side of the fossilized bone shape has detailed scale or skin pores and textures that have been preserved through the amazing process of permineralization…but again, there could always be a more plausible explanation that is outside my own understanding, simply because Arkansas doesn’t have bone fossils, historically speaking, aside from the Arkansaurus toe bone that was found some 160 miles south of where this fossil was found. I bring this to the forum because I would love to be able to get feedback and answers. And for future notation, I have many more fossils to present to the group and am looking forward to all of your thoughts, suggestions, expertise, and recommendations! Sincerely, PESEBECHE
  14. Hello everyone, I posted this before but I decided to make its own post to bring more focus to it. Found on the beach in the Netherlands. Can anyone tell me more about it? Terrestrial Vs marine, what bone segment, etc Thank you!
  15. Tiffany84

    What kind of bone?

    Hi I’m Tiffany. I was combing the river today in eastern Oklahoma.. lower Canadian.. and found this bone. Was just curious if anyone could tell me what kind it is?
  16. Hi and thanks for looking at this. While looking for shark teeth in Northwestern New Mexico, I coaxed out a nodule that had half weathered out of the lower section of a sandstone ridge. It was fairly large (approx. 2ft diameter) and was crumbling apart, so I only grabbed the big piece as I thought the quartz looked pretty cool. It cracked open on the ride home and revealed what I think is a fossilized bone. It is a small bone and I'm not sure it can be identified; maybe a confirmation that it is actually a bone fossil would be great. The pictures are terrible right? This phone....
  17. Jhill5tx

    Fossil bone piece

    Found this and some smaller pieces. On gravel bed in brazos river south of Houston. I’m a bottle and point collector who just found out. I’ve been walking by, picking up an throwing back down fossil bones and teeth for 23 years. Thinking they were from the animals of today. And surly a lot of them were. In my mind fossils were inside rocks in the mountains not on gravel beds in the creeks and rivers of south east Texas. But I digress... anyone have any idea what this may be?
  18. Jhill5tx

    Fossil bone identification

    Found this piece of fossil bone on gravel bar on brazos river gravel bar. Close to Rosharon Texas. Maybe not enough bone to identify but here it is.
  19. So I found this at Post Oak Creek, Sherman, Texas. I know it is a vertebra, but I can't tell if it is fossil or modern bone. Is there a way to distinguish between the two for a fossil of this size?
  20. These are a couple smaller vertebrae and a bone I found on the Judith River Formation, I was hoping to get an opinion on what dinosaur they would be from. Thanks.
  21. Kimi64

    New Bay Mystery

    Hi everyone. I went to Calvert Cliffs last week & found an interesting piece of bone. I have dozens of bone fragments from the Bay, but almost all of them are linear. This one is much more rounded. It is slightly bigger than a quarter. It might be too small to identify, but I thought it was worth sharing. It doesn't look turtle-y to me, but I guess that is a possibility.
  22. I have some new additions to my collection and a few of them are missing labels. The minerals are well labeled in this collection but the fossils are not. Most are classic specimens from well known localities so no problems there. This bone however has me thinking. Its short, thick, and stocky (115mm x 76mm x 58mm). My first thought was sloth/glypto. ?? Any help as always is appreciated.
  23. This "rock" was interesting to me because of it's smoothed angles & interesting horizonal lines on inside. Feels polished with so many angles. About 1 11/16 long by 1.5" by 1/2" at thickest point. Found in mountains of East Tennessee. Color is actually more brown than photos, not black. Please see all pics for angles. Any info appreciated!
  24. Perhaps someone could shed light on these 2 hollow bones. The little one came in abag of misc bones years ago and has a fused joint ? at end, the big one I just dont remember . The little bone maybe has a faint smell when burnt, not positive. The big one has zero smell when burnt. The big one is heavy, the little one feather light. If someone could suggest species and if dinosaur would be great.
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