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#1 DrP

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:05 AM

Anyone collect or interested in fossils? I find them and also buy them. If you have any then lets see them. :-) I have more stuff, but here are some of the fossils from my collection. I might put more up if anyone wants to see them.  

 

A few teeth, Some Trilobites.Some random fossils. Ichthyosaur.

 


And some Megalodon teeth, 4 to 5.5 inches or so.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:41 AM

That's an impressive collection there. Very nice. I'd definitely like to see more.

 

Bit juvenile but having a chunk of coprolite continues to provide me with amusement :)

 

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How do you actually go about finding fossils? Are there dig sites, or do you simply go searchng?


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:35 AM

I have a fossilised fish (paleoperca) from the Messel Pit which is now about 47,000,040 years old.  :-)  It is now closed to amateur fossil hunters


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:14 PM

I collected fossils and crystals when I was young...
I have many shell fossils, mostly out of the Apennine Mountains in Italy.
And I received a piece from a Mammoth tusk, from someone in Dawson city (Yukon).

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:44 PM

I think these are squid fossils:

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:38 PM

I am also genuinely intrigued as to how one obtaisn fossils. Are there permits needed? Programs to enroll in? Perhaps rules of excavation are different in European countries then they are in the Americas.

 

 

P.S. I have been meaning to create a thread showcasing my rocks, but I always forget about it. My procrastination and laziness gets to me the majority of the time.  <_<


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 12:26 AM

How do you actually go about finding fossils? Are there dig sites, or do you simply go searchng?

 

 I went on holiday a while back to search for some and will probably go again. You can find them not too far from where I live also, mainly marine though. I bought most of mine though from shops and internet really. I've found a few interesting things though.

 

Bit juvenile but having a chunk of coprolite continues to provide me with amusement  :-)

 

I've got a few bits of coprolite too. One is full of fish remains and scales, probably from a big shark.

 

 

I have a fossilised fish (paleoperca) from the Messel Pit which is now about 47,000,040 years old.   :-)  It is now closed to amateur fossil hunters

 

I have a nice lepidotes fish skull and a side flank in some rock. I was trying to get the skull out of the rock with an engraver, but it takes ages. I have other fish remains also. I might photograph them when I get round to it.

 

 

QUOTE: StringJunky: "I think these are squid fossils"

 

Belemnites maybe?

 

 

P.S. I have been meaning to create a thread showcasing my rocks, but I always forget about it. My procrastination and laziness gets to me the majority of the time.   <_<

 

Do it :-) or just show them here? I've got some more I will get around to photographing and I'll stick them up here also.  


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 09:28 PM

Here is my lepidotes fish head. About 140 odd million years. It was part worked when I got it but have spent a good few hours with the engraver to slowly reveal more of the bone from the rock. It's from the UK.

 

Trying to post the pic of my Hadrosaur fetus. Says the file is too big. Not used to posting from my phone. Will have to sort it out later. It`s my favorite fossil.

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:51 PM


Here is the Hadrosaur fetus and bone bits - 135 myo from Utah. Also a couple of pieces of Sauropod vertebrae from the UK and an Iguanodon claw and bone. Then an alligator jaw bone from South America, 3 to 5 myo. Then there is the box with the lepidoes head, it's flank and other fish bits up to 160 myo. Also some other fossils - ammonites, some trilobites and a segnesosaur dinosaur egg.

 

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:04 PM

Nice collection, I love those dinosaurs in that second picture. I already uploaded my collection and have the pictures saved online. I had tried to create a thread some months ago, but I couldn't post pictures so I just gave up and never tried again. 


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:13 PM

I was struggling yesterday from my phone....  I sent them to my laptop and it was way easier from there. 

 

I'd LOVE to get an MRI scan of that Hadrosaur fetus. If anyone one has access, thinks it would be cool and is willing to run the scan then please do let me know!   :D


 I love those dinosaurs in that second picture. 

 

Yea - I have started putting stuff into boxes and adding pics and notes...  I think it displays the fossils nicer. 


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:22 PM

 

Yea - I have started putting stuff into boxes and adding pics and notes...  I think it displays the fossils nicer. 

Yes it has a good vibe when you see plastic toy dinosaurs. 

Anyways

 

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They arent fossils but those were gifts from friends. 

I can´t show the picture in the thread because " that extension is not allowed in this thread" or something like that.


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:28 PM

link doesn't work either for me. says 403.  lol - I can add it too my error collection.. not seen that one, usually 404.


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:57 PM

How about now?

 

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I call that rock Big Bertha cause its the biggest one I have. I found it in a river, like most of my rocks. A couple were found in the ocean, I will link those below.

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:59 PM

yea, I can see that. Agates, crystals and a geode. I like the dark blue one. :-)


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 05:06 PM

 
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This one interests me. Found it washed ashore on a beach. It is nice. It reflects light, like some kind of metal.

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 06:55 PM

I found this a while back. Looks like a shark tooth, but if I look hard enough I can probably see a dunce cap or a pink bunny. I really know nothing about fossils and only kept this because it looked interesting. Any idea  if this is a fossil or just an interesting looking rock?

 

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 07:18 PM

I found this a while back. Looks like a shark tooth, but if I look hard enough I can probably see a dunce cap or a pink bunny. I really know nothing about fossils and only kept this because it looked interesting. Any idea  if this is a fossil or just an interesting looking rock?

 

 

 

I see where you are coming from about the tooth. Hard to say, if it is a shark tooth then it is in a bit of a mess compared to some that come out. Where did it come from? If you can place where you found it and identify the rock formation it was from then you can date it and give a better estimation as to what it might be. Are there a lot of sharks teeth found in that area for example? 


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 08:07 PM

 

I see where you are coming from about the tooth. Hard to say, if it is a shark tooth then it is in a bit of a mess compared to some that come out. Where did it come from? If you can place where you found it and identify the rock formation it was from then you can date it and give a better estimation as to what it might be. Are there a lot of sharks teeth found in that area for example? 

 

Thanks for the ideas. I'll look into it and see what I can find out.


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 12:39 PM

I was struggling yesterday from my phone....  I sent them to my laptop and it was way easier from there. 

 

I'd LOVE to get an MRI scan of that Hadrosaur fetus. If anyone one has access, thinks it would be cool and is willing to run the scan then please do let me know!   :D


 

Yea - I have started putting stuff into boxes and adding pics and notes...  I think it displays the fossils nicer. 

 

MRI tends to work on the Hydrogen in water and fats within the body.  I have no idea whether it would work on stone - it is possible that the variation in stone which we can easily see in fossils is not great enough to create a variation in the nuclear spin transition and relaxation which is picked up in an NMRI scan; on the other hand maybe it does work.  Just in case someone approaches you with a chance to do a scan at a cost I would contact your local university's palaeontology dept. first.  If you have already done this I would be fascinated to hear response.  I know NMRI can be used on other nuclear spin models - but I thought they were specially made machines

 

Here is a link to a lecture I attended at the Royal Society - it is a few years ago and it all the info seem to have fled my head

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