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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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#2 Endy0816

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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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#3 DrKrettin

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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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#4 Itoero

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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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#5 StringJunky

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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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#7 DrP

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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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