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  1. Hey Folks, Going through some photos from earlier this month. I never kept this rock. But upon looking at this pic more and more...did I toss a megalodon tooth?! Or is this just some kind of cool looking rock? E&B - The forever newbies.
  2. Grins

    No idea

    Hello all, newbie here. Primarily a artifact/rock hunter, I find all sorts of fossils here in So. Illinois, usually cronoid related. I think. Anywho, any ideas on this guy, this is on a scraper/tool.
  3. Does anyone have a recommendation for published keys to help identify tree species from petrified wood? I'm finding a lot of it and would like to not pester everyone here constantly, but would also really like to know more about the ancient environments I'm exploring. Any tips much appreciated! Happy New Year everyone. TFF definitely a highlight!
  4. Rocketmandane

    Alaska Fossil Sites

    Hoping to head up to Alaska this next summer and would love to hunt for fossils. Does anyone know of a list of sites to start looking? Thanks!
  5. I found this on a beach in Massachusetts. I've attached images of several angles of a single specimen. Its dimensions are roughly a 6 cm cube. To be honest, I do not even know if it is a bone, but that is my best guess. Thank you for any help in identifying it. Adam
  6. Entropy

    impressions probably geo

    Hi everyone. This is probably just a rock with some geologic stuff going on. But, I figured I would throw it up here on the board just in case it was something worth looking at. It looks like little triangular indentations. Thanks for looking. Rock is about 2 feet by 2 feet. Including a photo of whole rock in next comment (cant figure out how to fit it here)
  7. Jordanh90

    Newbie - Aust Cliffs UK Finds

    Hi I took only my second trip out fossil hunting over the weekend and found what to me are some great finds. Any help with ID would be greatly appreciated, i believe the vertebrae to be a pretty good example of an ichthyosaur vertebrae but other than that i am pretty clueless. These were all found at Aust Cliffs near Bristol in the UK.
  8. Foxx

    Fossil or modern bone?

    I've never found a fossil before, but always keep an eye out. My dog just dropped this on my foot and I was about to throw it for her before something caught my eye.. there's small crystal looking circles on one end. I've tried the burn test - no smell I've tried the lick test - a lil sticky Could this be a fossil or just a bone from my dog?
  9. Hi! I'm 16 and new to the forum. I live in Brooklyn and i'm interested in fossil hunting, the problem is that I don't know of any sites around me where I could find fossils and my parents don't have a car so I can't drive upstate or out of state to places that reportedly have plenty of fossils. Any help is appreciated!
  10. Every Saturday morning i'm in Big Brook but when i leave there are 6.5 long days before i get to go again. I find myself daydreaming about my next visit specifically or fossils in general. Of course i read The Fossil Forum repeatedly, visit the great Big Brook sites on line (and others), i look at my "collection" and perhaps reorganize, i plan where in Big Brook i will go on my next trip and maybe consult some maps, and of course think about what i will find next visit and whats on my bucket list. Doesn't matter if i'm at work or out on a run, my thoughts will sooner or later come back to
  11. Hi Everyone, I'm very new to fossil hunting and was considering going down to Cory's Lane in RI as it's only about 40 minutes from me. I scoped the place out on Google Maps and have some questions for anyone that's hunted there. Do you need a permit to fossil collect in RI? It looks like you can't collect in state parks, but I don't think this area is a state park. I'm actually not even sure if it's town property or private? Google wasn't much help and I'm not really sure which department it would fall under to go through state websites. Are people actually
  12. Reichertfarm

    Please help identify

    I'm a newbie and found this in the floor of my goat barn. I was sweeping the dirt floor and saw an unusual shape so I dug it up. I am located in Catawissa, Missouri. It is about 3 inches long. Thanks for your help!
  13. Hi ! i am new member here and need some advice and help from you guys *sorry for any grammatical error . my English skill is bad . Here my fossil background : In my country dinosaur fossils are hard to obtain and dinosaur fossil that found in my country can not be collected or traded (nearest fossil formation just about 5 mile from my home, so sad) and fossil dealer in my country tend to sell their fossil in quite high price. (double or even triple the price which i can not afford) i usually bought fossil from online website from USA and sometime UK but never bought from
  14. Aloha! Planning a short trip to California before I move further away, I was always fascinated by fossils. Are there any dig sites in California that rent out tools? I would love to find a trilobite or ammonite! Any tips would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!
  15. AK hiker

    Gearing Up

    I am going to make the jump and get some prepping tools and looking for recommendations for quality air scribe or scribes from reading the posts believe 2 scribes are needed. My intended use will be to clean out the matrix left in the center whorl of ammonites I have found or future finds as well as bulk removal of matrix to tidy up around the edges to make presentable. I have the support equipment in my shop where I work on one of my other hobbies, building and maintenance of my airplanes. Have attached a couple of pictures of finds from previous trips to give an idea of what I will be workin
  16. Ralenka

    ID. Wood film?

    Hi! Found this rock on my today’s walk. It is similar to the one I found before and that one was IDed as carbonized wood film. Is this one also wood? Can anything else be learned from this piece? Thanks! Found near a creek, in Tompkins county, NY, USA. Devonian period. The black piece is about 5cm in length.
  17. SarahtheIchthyornis

    finding avian fossils

    Hi everyone! I'm new to fossils collection and have spent more time working on modern organisms. I was wondering if anyone here could direct me to a site within the united states (preferably east coast) where avian fossils can be found, collected, and identified. Any avian material, from any time period is of interest to me! thank you!
  18. Hi! I am from southeastern Kentucky. I am a newbie who is looking to explore and get new knowledge and experiences. My collection has so far been mainly bought fossils and a few tiny different shells and shell impressions that I have found randomly and in gravel. Are there any other Kentuckians that can point me in the right direction to areas where I can find anything? Hopefully these areas would be in lower eastern Kentucky as do not have ability to travel far right now due to world happenings. Thank you in advance for any tips!
  19. Hey there, before I found this forum, I had hopes and dreams of collectiong an affordable Droaeosauridae collection. Teeth are Teeth so they can't be very complicated and I found so many deales who were selling "Raptor" Teeth. After a few discussions with you guys I know now, that you basically need a doctorate to spot the genuine teeth and that 95% of the dealers are selling snarge. Since then, @Troodon is known to me as "Destroyer of Dreams" . So, before I fling myself in the Art of "don't buy fake teeth", I wanted to start with a few replicas
  20. DoxyLady

    Newbie

    Hi all, complete newbie here! I have an old fossil I've dragged around with me for decades but have been unable to identify it. I've googled images and still haven't found anything like it. From what I have found, it came from a generally Cretaceous area in southern Oklahoma, south and slightly east of Ardmore in Love County. The landowner gave us permission to surface hunt (my boys were trying to earn badges for Boy Scouts) The section I picked up was the only loose part of a roughly 4 or 5 foot long "trunk" that was still encased in rock (hardened red clay), so the short section is the only
  21. Pbassham

    Lauderdale/ Limestone County line

    I’m VERY new to this but have had some luck( I think). I had them all separated but with the storms came a strong enough wind that a piece of a tree that my husband uses in his hand built smoke knocked the leg off my table and boom there they went and then had to chase my protectors to get some back. Anyway, does it make since that all the different items would be found in a very small section of my yard. The dog house is farther away. It may take a minute to up load the pics. Of course if you want to help ID any I would give you a Dixie land, “Bless You, child, Bless You!”
  22. I am looking for crinoid sites near BG Ky. I am new here. I found my first ever crinoid in landscape gravel and am obsessed! Hope its OK to ask this?
  23. Leahlovesnature

    Any ideas what this is ?

    I found this one in the same location of a few other confirmed fossils, is it just a rock or should I investigate this further?
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