Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: Gar Scale Fossils

Gar Scale Fossils 9 months 4 weeks ago #114719

  • Rock Angel
  • Rock Angel's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Posts: 84
  • Thank you received: 72
Had a little time to hunt today and found the 3 bigger ones. The smaller one Cody found on Sunday. These are a first for us. They are kinda neat :-)

image_2014-02-19.jpg
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: tomclark, JoshinMO, OnewiththewilD, Ron Kelley

Gar Scale Fossils 9 months 4 weeks ago #114728

  • Bone2stone
  • Bone2stone's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Mentor
  • Posts: 1483
  • Thank you received: 919
In what context were these found?
In or near a creek/river or high and dry...

I have some that date to upper and lower Cretaceous.


Jess B.
It is a "Rock" when it's on the ground.
It is a "Specimen" when picked up and taken home.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Gar Scale Fossils 9 months 3 weeks ago #115014

  • Bone2stone
  • Bone2stone's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Mentor
  • Posts: 1483
  • Thank you received: 919
I got your PM, well you guys I will go out on a limb here and say these are not ancient.
They may look old but gar scales can be tricky.
Most fossil ones I have found are either deep brown/black and all have been embedded in stoney matrix.
But of course I can see where fossil comes to mind, especially with the red ones.

BTW: I have only dug 1 ever in context with NA artefacts and it was chalk white.
Jess B.
It is a "Rock" when it's on the ground.
It is a "Specimen" when picked up and taken home.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: JoshinMO, Rock Angel

Gar Scale Fossils 9 months 3 weeks ago #115538

  • Rock Angel
  • Rock Angel's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Posts: 84
  • Thank you received: 72
Bone2stone wrote:
I got your PM, well you guys I will go out on a limb here and say these are not ancient.
They may look old but gar scales can be tricky.
Most fossil ones I have found are either deep brown/black and all have been embedded in stoney matrix.
But of course I can see where fossil comes to mind, especially with the red ones.

BTW: I have only dug 1 ever in context with NA artefacts and it was chalk white.
Jess B.

What do you mean by ancient? They look like the ones I find when I Google fossilized gar fish scales.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Gar Scale Fossils 9 months 2 weeks ago #115852

  • Bone2stone
  • Bone2stone's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Mentor
  • Posts: 1483
  • Thank you received: 919
Rock Angel wrote:
Bone2stone wrote:
I got your PM, well you guys I will go out on a limb here and say these are not ancient.
They may look old but gar scales can be tricky.
Most fossil ones I have found are either deep brown/black and all have been embedded in stoney matrix.
But of course I can see where fossil comes to mind, especially with the red ones.

BTW: I have only dug 1 ever in context with NA artefacts and it was chalk white.
Jess B.

What do you mean by ancient? They look like the ones I find when I Google fossilized gar fish scales.

I have found 100's of them in various scenarios.
Not ancient less than 100 years old.
I say not ancient in that if found loose and near a body of water that has gars in swimming in it,
well most fishermen when they catch one they destroy them and do not allow them back into the water.
Leaving the catch to rot away on the shoreline or nearby.
The largest gar I ever caught weighed in at 136 lbs caught in the Trinity river.
Just remember gar scales can be tricky.

Jess B.
It is a "Rock" when it's on the ground.
It is a "Specimen" when picked up and taken home.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Rock Angel

Gar Scale Fossils 9 months 2 weeks ago #116034

  • GarScale
  • GarScale's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Posts: 397
  • Thank you received: 405
I have seen a few of those in my day. Not very old, however they were used as arrow points by late cultures.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Rock Angel
Time to create page: 0.307 seconds