Who collects fossils?

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  1. Win Heger

    Win Heger Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2000
    On our recent trip, I stopped to photograph Factory Butte, my wife wandered picking up interesting fossils. These are Gryphaea, fossil oyster from the Jurassic period.
    They are affectionately known a Devil's Toenails. A friend told me that thirty years ago the entire area around the butte was covered with these.

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    Factory Butte, Caineville, UT:
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  2. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I need to take a shot of the large oyster shell I have. I keep threatening to toss it.... I've had it in my house for probably 30 years. I like your Devil's toenail shots. Is that petrified wood they are sitting on?
     
  3. Win Heger

    Win Heger Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2000
    Yes, that's locally collected Petrified Wood. The local doesn't show the colors like some I've seen from Arizona and Texas but it does maintain it's "wood" look. I finally polished some in my tumblers and it came out really nice.

    Some AZ Petrified Wood that I polished:
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  4. Win Heger

    Win Heger Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2000
    I've got a small tile saw and cut some rocks/fossils for pendants. Saturday night my wife and her friend made a few up. My wife kept one, friend took one and we gifted two on Sunday morning to our favorite café owner and her daughter.

    Turritella Fossil my wife kept:
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    This is Petrified Wood from AZ, didn't take a polish, wife's friend loved it:
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    This one will be a gift to a waitress that we know, she loves rocks, Gary Green Jasper - Petrified Bog from OR:
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  5. SW-EDC

    SW-EDC Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 4, 2015
    Few of mine. Trilobites, and a pyrite clam.
    I have more but need pics first.
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  6. SW-EDC

    SW-EDC Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 4, 2015
    My wife found this in a small creek in Tennessee.
    Appears to be fossilized coral.
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  7. SW-EDC

    SW-EDC Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 4, 2015
    A few more.
    T-Rex tooth piece, left bottom is unknown dino bone, right bottom is Plesiosaurus bone.
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  8. SW-EDC

    SW-EDC Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 4, 2015
    And lastly, a pyrite fossilized dino scat.
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  9. eisman

    eisman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2009
    This one's coming up for auction at a place I get to now and then.

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