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  1. BellamyBlake

    Florida (Central) - River Finds

    Hi everyone, I have here some fossils, mostly teeth, from a river in Central Florida. I'm pretty sure I know what some of these are, and if anyone could confirm or correct me I'd appreciate it! I know the first one is a Megalodon fragment. The second one could be a great white. I'm less sure about the last one. My question here relates to the 9 shark teeth to the top right. I think the second is a Mako and the third is a Tiger, but ultimately not sure on any. Prehistoric crocodile/alligator tooth? It looks like
  2. dbrake40

    Large Bone Fragment?

    Hello, this was found on a southern Minnesota river rock/sand bar. I have a guess what it is but wanted to see what your unbiased opinion is by not divulging my suspicion. It dense but pretty light like a piece of very hard plywood. This was found by a friend who loves hunting river banks and rock bars...
  3. PrehistoricWonders

    Mastodon tooth fragment

    Hi, i was looking through bone fragments from my Florida in February, and found this in them. I’m wondering what it is? It’s 1 3/4 inches and from Polk county.
  4. mcclarnonjeff0

    Mammoth tooth

    A find from yesterday
  5. Another find today from the Brazos River just southwest of Houston. The grooves on top of this piece look very similar to pictures of mammoth teeth that I have seen before, but it is obviously far too small to be a full tooth or even half of one. Is it just a fragment? And is it even really a mammoth tooth? If it's a pseudofossil after all, it's a darn convincing one. It's definitely mineralized and has a crystal-like sheen with slight sparkles here and there when it catches the light. Any help on an ID would be great!
  6. Smoky Hill

    Mammoth or Mastodon?

    I am assuming this is a mammoth or mastodon vertebra. It is well mineralized weighing just over five pounds. I purchased it from an artifact collector in Nebraska but have no idea if it was found in that state. If mammoth or mastodon is it possible to tell which elephant species it belongs to?
  7. So ive been walking caspersons beach at night quite a lot and last week i really got the hang of what days and times are best to go looking based on tides. I went searching two nights in a row and found a ton of stuff! There were some awesome sandbars that made wading for larger fossils super convenient. I found a horse tooth, bison tooth, two partial mammoth teeth, a whale ear-bone, and a bunch of other stuff including a nice little meg. Take a look
  8. Hi everyone Last Thursday I went to visit the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels as a little pre-birthday trip. I have visited this museum several times in the past few years, but this time I took my camera with me and thought it might be fun to do a photo tour of the museum for this forum Beware, this will be quite a big topic that might take a few days to complete as I took nearly 750 photo's in the museum (a lot will have to be sorted out though due to blurry quality, photo's of only name tags and doubles) as I wanted to show pretty much all fossil displays
  9. mcclarnonjeff0

    Tusk

  10. mcclarnonjeff0

    Bones 3

    Some finds of the year
  11. Slwhite

    Fossil ID please

    Found washed up on beach in Charleston County, South Carolina
  12. Hey everyone! Hope this finds you well and safe! I have had this Woolly Mammoth hair for a while now, but I’m wondering if it’s genuine? It states it was from Taimyr, Siberia. Any response is appreciated! Thanks!
  13. Ptychodus04

    Mammoth Repair

    I picked up this mammoth humerus from the Brown County Museum of History a couple weeks ago and have begun the repair. Apparently, someone tried to move it and it must have gotten dropped. I don't have the story on the damage, only the request for repair. Nobody's admittin' nuthin'! It came to me in 3 boxes (never a good thing for a single bone). This bone has an unknown provinance but has been at the museum for decades. Judging by the state of the plaster restoration, I would say this was done sometime in the 1960' or 70's. I soaked the exposed bone in stabilize
  14. Geosam

    Ancient bone and tooth

    Found this in a small hill/ banks on side of creek in the Grove city, Ohio area. Bone is heavy rock about 13 inches long. Feels like calcite, up close looks like bone spurs. Rough feeling. Also found what I thought was some sort of crayfish, or Crestacian , later saw pics of mmmoth teeth and saw similarities. My thought was large bone maybe young mammoth or mastodon femur bone with tooth. Tooth is like 3 to 4 inches long. I am really new , and have really gotten into fossil hunting in rivers and creek beds. Was watching discovery channel so decided to dig into glacier like hill that sits along
  15. A fun article, from the good old, pre-COVID-19 epoch, that I could not find previously posted. I have to apologize somehow to 2019 for all of the bad things that said about it. Mammoth tooth discovered at Holmes County’s Inn at Honey Run (Millersburg, Ohio) Times Reporter, Aug 18, 2019 https://www.timesreporter.com/news/20190818/mammoth-tooth-discovered-at-holmes-countys-inn-at-honey-run Rare Mammoth Tooth found on the grounds of The Inn The inn at Honey Run, Millersburg, Ohio, August 7, 2019 https://www.innathoneyrun.com/rare-mammoth-too
  16. PODIGGER

    Proboscidean Calcaneum?

    Was back at the Peace River, FL yesterday and happy to find recent rains had not impacted the water level or flow by much at all. Went back to the area where I previously found Proboscidean carpal, patella, jaw and tibia bones. After several hours of digging in a grid pattern I came up with what I believe is a well preserved calcaneum from a mammoth or mastodon. I would appreciate any input on this being a correct ID or not. Thanks.
  17. PODIGGER

    Chased by a Gator!

    Made another trip to the Peace River today. Got on the water by 8 am and headed for a spot where I have previously found mammoth and mastodon teeth. Started digging and by 9 am I had a partial mastodon tooth! Came up with a nice complete deer proximal phalanx, a handful of tiger shark teeth and some mammoth and mastodon tooth chips. My pouch was getting full so I went back to the kayak to safely put the mastodon tooth and other finds in bags and stow them away. As soon as I got back to where I was digging I heard the shovel "clink" on something. Reached down and pulled up a nice vert abo
  18. Hello everyone I’ve been wondering for a while now about some pieces in my collection and whether they are genuine. Here are the three: Piece of Mammoth Tusk (pretty sure it’s fake) Cave Bear bone Spinosaurus Tooth
  19. Reading an ID topic today by none other than @Ruger9a I was realizing how little love the herbivore teeth get sometimes. Personally I love herbivore teeth, especially proboscideans (although I don't have many). So I thought I'd start a topic to show off your underappreciated plant eaters. Note: all herbivores are welcome, not just proboscideans, and not just mammals. Have fun with it!
  20. I’m fairly certain this is a piece off a large bone from a mammoth or mastodon. Can anyone recognize what bone it’s from? Pelvis??
  21. My mom is in town escaping the colder weather in Chicago and visiting the Boca house probably for the last time (we're moving to Gainesville, FL in a few months). We'd been talking about taking her out fossil hunting on the Peace River for some time but the last couple of years have been relatively short fossil hunting seasons with the water level on the Peace remaining too high for most of the normal "dry season". This year her visit corresponded well with perfect conditions for an outing on the Peace. The last time we were out was during the week between Christmas and New Year w
  22. In the course of my unprofessional research (mostly online, museums, personal finds, friends, etc..) I have only seen one mammoth tooth still "fully" incased in the jawbone. I'm sure that hundreds if not thousands must exist, but would like to know how rare or common it is to find a Mammoth tooth encased in the jawbone. Thanks for any feedback. Mike
  23. Hey everybody, I’m new to the forum and was hoping some of you have some thoughts on a few rock/fossils I have. I found all three of them on a gravel bar on a river in Interior Alaska. I believe the geology of the area is mostly quaternary. I believe the first specimen is part of a mammoth tooth. (A friend of mine found a mammoth scapula on the same stretch of the river.) A sedimentologist at the university in town is also leaning towards the opinion that it’s part of a mammoth tooth. I’ve never seen mammoth teeth have that type of coloration before though. The second sample looks to me like i
  24. fossilus

    SE Texas fossil hunt

    So Monday my wife told me to go on a fossil trip. Actually she just wanted me out of the house so that she could have some friends over. I ended up picking a river stretch that I had covered twice over the last few months even though I figured it would be thoughly picked over. But it was sunny and 75F which is good even for Texas in January. It started out slow. An armadillo scute. A horse astragalus. And then I found this. I've only found a single camelops upper molar. This is a pair and partial palate.
  25. Went out to the Peace River yesterday. The water flow and depth were down to very workable levels. Weather was very nice after several days of below normal temps. I still needed the wetsuit due to the water temp, but it was a really great day to be on the river. After an easy paddle up river I found my targeted spot was at a level similar to where it was in October. I was able to easily pull the kayak up onto a sandy bank and step out with no effort. A check of the bank for about 25 yards in either direction failed to yield up any finds. With that I began working my way along the river
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