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  1. Fossil found in marine limestone deposit Ut. About 9” long. Formation from Mississippian according to USFS.
  2. Untitled

    Stethacanthus altonensis Oklahoma

    From the album: Odd and Rare Shark Teeth

    A 340-360 Million year old Stethacanthus tooth from Caney Shale, Oklahoma.
  3. Untitled

    Stethacanthus altonensis Oklahoma

    From the album: Odd and Rare Shark Teeth

    A 340-360 Million year old Stethacanthus tooth from Caney Shale, Oklahoma.
  4. townsera

    Michigan Fossil ID

    This was found at Millennium Park near Grand Rapids, MI. I'm thinking Bryozoan?...but does anyone have an idea of species?
  5. Hello. I have still been going through boxes of mostly cave mineral from a large estate sale purchase, mostly consisting of cave minerals. The tags that remain are not attached to the pieces and usually scattered among many boxes. This amazing plate I found recently and believe I finally found the label. I just need justification. I haven't found any other plates like this one. It's stunning in person!
  6. BLT

    Is This A Stromatoporoid?

    Hello, I found this rock in Alabama (Mississippian/Tuscumbia Limestone) and have been trying to figure out what is all over it. After searching the forum and the internet, the closest match I could find is it possibly being a stromatoporoid, showing mamelons? If not, can anyone tell me what it might be? (My husband says it looks like melted plastic to him. I’m really hoping he isn’t correct. Lol) Thanks!
  7. Presumably, having been tumbled along the robustness of the Knob Creek's quartz bearing country rock of the Hoosier National Forest in the Bartlettsville (North Lawrence Co.) IN area, the tip of the Crown (Calyx) of this large Crinoid appears to have been sheered off at some point to give the observer a view (in crossection) of the inside of calyx which reveals absolutely nothing but Silica replacement of all internal parts. This sample is of the Harrodsburg Formation in the Sanders Group, Lower Middle Mississippian Time.
  8. fossilsonwheels

    Our new Shark Education Displays

    Pictures first, full descriptions will follow Paleozoic Sharks and “Sharks”
  9. BLT

    Hash Plate I.D. Request

    Hi, I’m hoping someone will let me know which type of fossils are in this rock. I found it in Alabama. (Mississippian/Tuscumbia Limestone) Thanks!
  10. Sometimes, when you go on a fossil hunt, you find more than just fossils. Some friends and I traveled to southeastern Iowa in Spring '18 to scour the Mississippian for fossils, but while there, we noticed that many of the homes that we drove by sported geodes in their front yards. Intrigued, we decided to investigate for ourselves. As it turns out, the area is well-known for its geodes (Iowa's state rock is the geode), so we promptly decided that we had to collect some for ourselves. We eventually found a privately owned piece of property where we could fill a bucket with geodes fo
  11. Hi again! Two more ID requests - this time they're from the Bangor Limestone in Alabama, USA (Lower Carboniferous, Mississippian). Specimen #1: An orthoconic nautiloid - could it be Brachycycloceras sp.? Specimen #2: A blastoid - Pentremites sp.? Thanks for your help! Monica
  12. BLT

    Identification Request

    While out fossil hunting in Alabama (Mississippian/Tuscumbia Limestone) earlier this week, I found a hash plate full of crinoid stem segments which also has a small fossil on it which I cannot identify. Is it a bryozoan?
  13. My fossil hunting friend came across this object in a creek in eastern Missouri. At first glance this ~1 cm diameter ball with stout spikes would seem to be some sort of camerate crinoid, but the spikes cover the entire surface, with no apparent place to put arms, column, mouth, or anus. (Side note: That must be the crinoid folksong community's version of "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.") From there my fallback would be coral, or perhaps sponge, but the complete coverage around the whole sphere (see attached video) has me a bit baffled. The creek flows through mostly Meramecian
  14. autismoford

    mississippian fossilerous limestone

    Can anyone help me identify the vast array of specimens on this slab? I see some rugosa.
  15. FossilNerd

    The Crinoid Road Cut

    I don't get to go out fossil hunting as much as I would like these days, but I was able to sneak out to a local road cut for a few hours the other morning. It was the day before my birthday after all! A great excuse for me to convince the wife to watch the kiddos for a few hours. This particular road cut is dated to the Mississippian and is full of crinoids! I was literally walking over them. They were everywhere! Upon closer inspection I found that there were a couple of layers that were mainly composed of crinoids. This large slab was laying on the ground in front of the cut.
  16. I found this while searching for fossils in Alabama this week. Can anyone identify it for me? (Mississippian/Tuscumbia Limestone)
  17. I am wondering which type of fossil I found. Is it a type of sponge? (Tuscumbia Limestone/Mississippian)
  18. BLT

    Coral Identification

    Can anyone tell me which type of coral I have? (Tuscumbia Limestone/Mississippian)
  19. I’m wondering if this is some type of fossilized plant fragment? If not, can anyone tell me what it might be? (Tuscumbia Limestone/Mississippian)
  20. BLT

    Identification Request

    While searching for crinoids a few days ago, I found two items which I thought were especially interesting. Can anyone identify them for me? (Mississippian/Tuscumbia Limestone)
  21. I was given some Archimedes bryozoans and I was told they are from a Mississippian exposure somewhere in Alabama. I'm afraid that's all I know so far. They have a feature I'm not used to seeing. The only ones I have found consist of just the central axis support, or "screw." These do not show that part at all but they have just the outer edge of the fenestrated portion exposed the whole way around the specimen like this. Using only hand tools I started trying to expose the fronds to see if that is even possible and had some pretty good results.
  22. Greetings, all! I am currently writing a thesis involving fossils from the Burlington Limestone near its type section along the Illinois/Iowa border. To demonstrate the diversity of the crinoidal remains from the limestone (over 400 species have been described from the Burlington alone!), I am looking for photographs of articulated crinoids. Do any of you have any that you would like to let me include in my thesis? If possible, I would like high-res images of crinoids identified to genus or species with a scale bar/ruler present in the image as well as the collection/locality info. I can'
  23. BLT

    Identification Request

    My husband found this while we were fossil hunting today. I’m hoping someone can identify it for me. The area is Mississippian/Tuscumbia Limestone.
  24. BLT

    Tentaculite?

    My husband and I decided to go on a quick fossil hunt this morning. The area is Mississippian/Tuscumbia Limestone. I was delighted to find this small, square chunk of rock right away. It almost appears to be a shadow box for the lovely little fossil embedded within it. I am wondering if it is a tentaculite?
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