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  1. So I was wondering what's the best position to display all my fossils so before I buy the equipment to display my fossils I just wanted to see your designs at displaying them
  2. Hey all! So I found what appeared to be a large geode, but upon further investigation turned out to have 5 or 6 fossils imprints! They seem to be seashells, scallop-like so possibly bivalves or brachiopods. I'll attach the pre-cleaning pictures below, then some more later after I rinse it and dry it off. My big question is: since this thing definitely has fossils (I can see at least two are half buried in the stone matrix) and is very likely a geode (it's heavy, has dimples, and I can see shiny facets in a few of the dimples), what should be next step be? I wanted to crack it open al
  3. Vnaz50

    Chert coloring

    On this piece of chert it appears to have either an iron or copper coloring at the top but a green undertone at the bottom. On the second picture I’m assuming that was caused by erosion. What would create the green undertone coloring?
  4. Vnaz50

    Vegetation question

    San Antonio, Tx How long will vegetation in sediment stay alive? I’ve had this piece of sediment that I found here at my house set aside for about two months.
  5. Does anybody here ever post a photo using Insta360 One X photo which you can rotate 360 degrees using a mouse? I have this camera, but have not tried here yet.
  6. Vnaz50

    Sediment coloring

    San Antonio, Tx I was curious as to what would cause a difference in sediment coloring? This piece isn’t like the other hardened sediment pieces I’ve found in my yard. The others are more brown or tan in color.
  7. 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
  8. Supira Tooth

    What is this? Megalodon Tooth?

    Is this a Megalodon tooth?
  9. I have a nice selection of various species of Ammonite from cowboy pass, Utah. I’ve been sitting on them for a year as I have no clue how to prepare the ones that have the very hard encrustations. Wire wheels had little effect. I’m thinking something more aggressive on the bench grinder... last year I saw some prepped on here, but was no info on technique. And I cannot seem to find that thread now... will post photos when not on mobile!
  10. Is this a real fossil? And if it is how much repairing/work has been done to it if any? (It's a Hyphalosaurus, sorry about the image quality, I couldn't get any better.)
  11. I have been looking into Maryland fossil sites, and am trying to plan a day trip, but I realize it is Labor day weekend, which can complicate things. How busy do the usual fossil beaches get in Maryland? I currently have Purse, Matoaka, and Calvert Cliffs on my list Should I just wait til next weekend? When is the best time to hit the beaches? I am especially looking for a Ecphora gardnerae, if there are any sites which would be better to focus my search at? Any advice would be appreciated! Thank you!
  12. Mr.Waffles

    It's definitely a..thing?

    Look guys I have a... well its definitely a something? Is it a plant, the top of a crinoid, a broken tooth, a really tiny volcano??? No idea. And as a bonus I have no idea where it came from either. It was given to me ages when I was a kid. So if you've got any ideas on what the heck it might be, I'd love to hear 'em! Thanks!
  13. 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
  14. Whatisthisplease

    Any info on this .....mushroom?

    I found this in my garden when I was digging out an invasive weed. I was keeping some interesting stones in a separate pile to add to stone edging I have around a garden bed. I saw it, and even covered in soil, it looked interesting. I removed some dirt and saw it was really lovely. At first I thought it would be porcelain. After I removed more dirt I realized that it isn’t. Both sides are truly beautiful. It looks like a mushroom to me - the detail is amazing! I don’t know anything about things like this but came across your website as I was trying to find out more about my find. An
  15. In my backyard, I found this rock that was uncovered by recent rainstorms. It has strange "zig-zag" marks along some of the sides, and looks to be porous. I cleaned it off and did a tongue test, and the majority stuck to my tongue. The part that didn't was the noticeably smooth part shown in what I believe to be the 6th photo. My question: Is this just a rock, or could it be something else?
  16. I have a bit of money to spare at the moment and was just wondering other than independent sellers what are some good/trusted websites where I can buy fossils from?
  17. Maygar

    Fossil ID

    Have been doing some fossil exploration in Oklahoma and found the following. Would welcome any help in the ID. Thank you.
  18. Hi All: I’m new to fossil collecting. Today my wife and I rode out to Haywood Landing, NC for an adventure. I didn’t know where the fossils were to be found other than something I read “100 yards east of the boat dock there is a trail - follow that down and you will see the formation” or something along those lines. Well - we got the boat dock parking lot - found a trail down the road from there and walked it for a long time it never went down but circled around to the road. It was a very nice walk (unless you are looking for fossils). Eventually went back to the parking lot an
  19. I searched every body of water on Rockd to see any sedimentary deposits that are near me; there is nothing. Everything is metamorphic, but then I came across Lytle Creek. I wen't on the map on Rockd and checked and it said something about sediment deposits. The info was too confusing; I couldn't find any easier info.
  20. KingSepron

    Paleontological tests?

    Hi, For the course I'm doing in biology, I have to perform an experiment or study in which something can be measured, and then complete a write up of it. I want to do something palaeontological for this, but my teachers said no study could be done without having to damage fossils. (I am allowed to consult experts for this coursework) Does anyone have any ideas for a method that wouldn't involve damaging the fossils? I am planning to those supplied by my place of education, and some from my own collection. Thanks!
  21. T. nepaeolicus

    What is a blastoid?

    Can someone explain to me what a blastoid is? Britannica was absolutely useless and so I turned to here for a better explanation. Are they related to crinoids in any way?
  22. I collected these at Shark Tooth Hill quite a few years back. Pretty sure the big one in a pinniped (Allodesmus?) limb bone of some sort, but not sure which one? The fish vert I'm guessing came from something pretty large too. Any insights or comments will be appreciated.
  23. Hello everyone, I am in desperate need of help with a huge debate I have been having with a friend over fossils preserved in ironstone concretions. From some of what I had read to some advice from other members I it possible to find vertebrate bone among shells and other mollusks preserved in an ironstone concretion. Whether it leaves a trace of the organism, morphs the organic material into the structure of the iron concretion through the decomposition with preserving, or whatever else it may be it seems to be possible. So recently I have hunted a place known to have recorded mar
  24. Hello I present an interesting question that I'm not to confident to answer myself and am seeking help from the more knowledgeable. Since it seems like (from what I had seen) iron concretions can at rare times preserve certain fossils or traces in one way or another such as molluscs, brachopods, and such. Due to this would it be possible for material such as turtle shell scutes or maybe even croc scutes to turn up in such concretions in one way or another? (the pics are just snipets of general info that I came across online)
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