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  1. Can fossil bone look like this?Uploading a few more photos in a few minutes. I'm digging, hyped up to think Ive found dinosaurs (again) I dig too hard cause the texture is strong at the surface, but so fragile under the soil it just crumbles. I keep forgetting that. I really need equipment (glue-stuff?) and experience to do this for real but I' going to keep looking and digging. Anyway I have this question, dug up what I thought looked like a dino head, just solid rock so i kept digging all excited, high tempo u know, to see if it had a proper head shape underneath too. (And not just mountain/rock going down who knows how deep) Before long I got to this fragile stuff that i can barely tell if its soil, crumbling fossils or what... I didn't notice of course so again, if it is fossils here from dinosaurs Ive ruined all of it. Anyway. Need more experience like I said (also supposedly virtually no dinosaurs have been found in my country but I'm going to change that, cause in my mind Ii think i see them everywhere lol, just gotta prove it...) Anyway, to the topic question, the wood like stuff. Right next to it there is this wood or fossil bone with wood like texture. im unsure if its just wood or if fossil bones possibly can become like this too. The core of it seems to suddenly be very dark brown almost a little melty looking. So much to learn hehe.. help please. I
  2. MajaKopusar

    Please help identify this

    Found some interesting things, there are 3 different pics. Please help. #islandvis #malatravnabay
  3. Meldrools

    Please ID - Alberta, Canada

    Please help me ID this thing!!!
  4. Meldrools

    Please ID - Alberta, Canada

    Please help me identify this fossil, found in Alberta, Canada. The cross section/side view of this fossil is particularly interesting. Could it be bone? Doesn’t look quite right to me… Perhaps a side view of a giant crinoid (or similar) stem? Or maybe large plate scales like those of a sturgeon?? Help! IMG_4736.mov
  5. Hello, while I was photographing my meteorites, I noticed that the biggest one was rusting ! How can I get the rust away, and can prevent this from happening ? How can you store them properly, it was just laying for a couple of months in my collection without getting touched ! All the other ones dont show any signs of rust on them, why only on this one !? Please help, I dont want to see my biggest meteorite crumbling to dust in front of my eyes, Please help, this is an emergency !!!!!!!!! (Ok, I might've overreacted there)
  6. kimikuj

    Snake's Head

    Hi y'all! Found this in Northern Phoenix area and was hoping for a potential ID. It is about 5-6in long, 3in wide, and 1.5-2in tall. Took it for a cool rock until I began seeing patterns within the pits and thought maybe it is a cool fossil instead? Also, not until I began taking photos of it did I notice it resembles a snake's head. Obviously it is most likely not that, but does really look just like one from the right angle. I can't even seem to get my brain to unsee it now that I saw it. lol!! Thanks for any thoughts or ideas you may have on this one!
  7. manzana

    Would love some help!!

    While working on dirt, I came across thousands of rocks that had very similar shape, at fist it seemed like a normal work site, but further looking in to them I realized that they were fossils. Don't know how old they are don't know what animal it is, so I need some help to identify them and see if they are worth anything if so who buys them
  8. Rara

    Is this a plant fossil?

    Found in Kansas city mo looks like a plant not sure.
  9. Krystalionaire

    Help me figure out what this is!

    I found this in the Wind River formation/ indian meadows formation. It was laying on top of the ground I haven't been able to figure out what it could be and It is so cool I need some help!
  10. fossil35

    Help with few fossils

    Needed help with few finds not sure of. They are from North Carolina. The one in the middle of the first photo is very fragile, so if it's anything nice wanted to try and get it protect (its thin). #1 ( wasn't sure if left one was coral or shell piece maybe?)-( middle no idea)-( left was thinking shell piece, just looked different with the swirls then what have been seen) #2 (Backs) #3 ( middle one closer view) #4 ( Wasn't sure on what parts was) #5 ( closer view) #6 ( back of one on left) #7 ( back one right)
  11. Lyj

    Is it a fossil?

    Please help us settle a debate! Is this a fossilized olive shell or not??
  12. Diogo

    Identifying

    I'm pretty new at this, my main hobby is fishing, but since I spend a lot of time in the cliffs or simply at the sea side, I started collecting some fossils a long the way. This are some of the finds Any help Identifying them would be great (:
  13. richie

    Help I.D.

    Can someone please help me i.d. this egg,rock. You can see the membrane outer shell and foliage imprinted on outer serface.i found in Shelton Washington while walking my dog.
  14. I found these off of charleston SC. i have a fossil book that is pretty extensive however i am completely unable to identify these two fossils, any help with an ID would be appreciated
  15. Phelsuma82

    In need of help

    I found this on the banks of the Mississippi River in Illinois. So I don’t know where it originated. So I can’t help with age or formation or even a general location. I posted on a couple fossil pages on Facebook and going to try here. Any help will be great. Rough size is in pictures but they are 7.93 mm wide and 6.31 mm tall roughly. If you have questions I’ll try to answer them the best I can. Thank you
  16. 75millionyearsago

    Mask for Fossil Prep - USA - Ammonite

    Pretty much the title- i have an ammonite i split recently. I started prep outside using safety a dremel 290 and wearing goggles and a paint respirator, worked for maybe an hour in total- but then i read about safety on zoicpaleotech and got terrified of getting/having given myself silicosis. Now i’m struggling to find the proper type of protection to continue- i cant find the one mask they suggested on the website, and i dont know how to pick a good one that will protect me against silica and other stuff. Any good suggestions?
  17. Amber12

    What could this be?

    Can someone help me figure out what this is?
  18. Have a piece of matrix with urchins on it. But they are on a thin bit of matrix that seems to be raised up bit from the rest of matrix. Was wanting see if there was something should do to help protect it or just leave if as is. The edge of some areas of the raised part are very thin seem like could flake. The raised up middle area seems to be all the way around the matrix but no on the 1 side. Will add photos best could to try show raised up parts. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
  19. I found this today while out side on a river bed. The part i found it at is usually not seen & covered by water but the river is unusually dry so i found it on an exposed part. I’ve tried reverse image search & using a rock identifier but can’t find anything that looks similar besides other kinds of fossils. I’m really interested in learning what it is!!! i live in southern minnesota.
  20. MegHubbs

    Rock Identification Help!

    Found this while hiking in texas, unsure of what it is! It flakes relatively easily, shiny when light is shined on it, and it is a white color IMG_9663.mov
  21. Dadthetoothman

    Any ideas of who lost their tooth?

    I found this tooth at El Capitán Beach on the coast by Santa Barbara in the mid 90’s. Any idea who lost their tooth? I’ve wondered what animal this tooth belonged to. Can anyone help me identify it?
  22. Timtile

    Help for fossil ID

    We found this today while sifting for shark teath at Caspersen Beach Fla. It is 1 inch long and 5/8s wide. We think it’s really beautiful, and any help identifying it would be greatly appreciated!
  23. Tan

    Fossil ID help

    Looking to get fossils id'd. 20231115_094950.heic
  24. Hi folks! I'm relatively new to the Dallas area (about 4 years now) and very new to rockhounding/fossil hunting. I've done some of the basic hunting in the fossil parks, but I'm looking to branch out and find new things. I keep seeing the Atco and Kamp Ranch names thrown around, but I have no idea how to actually locate them. I understand that they are part of larger formations, but as someone who doesn't have any training in natural sciences I'm not really sure where to look. The few times I've attempted to find somewhere off the beaten path I've been unsuccessful at finding anything besides calcite. If anyone is willing to share any helpful hints or trusty references I would appreciate it!
  25. Bigbadpoodle

    Sulphur, IN Tips?

    Hi everyone, this is my first post! Does anyone have any tips on locating a tooth near Sulphur, Indiana? It’s a personal goal! I don’t expect anyone to give away a “secret location” or anything of that nature. I’m willing to put in the work! Thank you! 🙂
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