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  1. After the last one (link here: fish skull ) turned out to be a nice skull, I'm wondering if anyone could ID this bit? It's very 3D and hard to photograph without image stacking so I've given three views. Phosphatic nodule, Brigantian (U. Mississippian) marine shale, Co. Durham, UK. counterpart:
  2. KimboSlice

    Mississippian Worm? Missouri

    From the Mississippian time period. Found in Boone County, MO in a creek bed. It measures approximately 1/2 an inch. I may be reaching to think it’s a worm, but I’m new to identifying my own fossil finds, so please don’t make fun! Included are two photos, with and without flash. Thanks in advance for your help.
  3. KimboSlice

    Mississippian- Missouri

    Found in a creek bed in Boone County, Missouri. I’ve found several fossils there, but am having a hard time identifying a couple of them. From what I’ve been able to find out, they’re from the Mississippian period. I’ve tried to make the pictures as clear as possible. If you need more, please don’t hesitate to ask! Thanks in advance!
  4. Anyone recognise this? Phosphatic nodule, Brigantian (U. Mississippian) marine shale, Co. Durham, UK. Nodules from this bed often contain fish bits, as well as cephalopods, inarticulate brachiopods and (rare) conulariids. Not cleanly broken but the shape is ringing a bell... concave counterpart
  5. When we purchased our home, this large rock was one of many in a rock garden. I have always liked the unusual look of it. There are several brachiopod fragments and what I believe to be crinoid stems and imprints in it. I would like to know which type of rock it is and how the crinoid stem crystallized?
  6. BLT

    Fossil ID Request

    This is another middle Tennessee creek find I would like to have identified. (Mississippian, St. Louis Limestone & Warsaw Limestone)
  7. BLT

    Coral or Concretion?

    I found this in the creek that borders my property in middle Tennessee. (Mississippian, St. Louis Limestone & Warsaw Limestone) I’m wondering if it is a type of fossilized coral?
  8. BLT

    Is This A Cephalopod?

    I found this rock in a creek in middle Tennessee. (Mississippian, St. Louis Limestone & Warsaw Limestone) It has several fossil imprints and I’m wondering if the circled one is a cephalopod. If not, can anyone tell me what is it?
  9. I’m hoping someone will tell me which type of fossils are on this rock. It was found in a creek in middle Tennessee, which is in the Mississippian with St. Louis Limestone & Warsaw Limestone. Thanks.
  10. BLT

    What Are These Fragments?

    I have previously posted pics from this large hash plate, but didn’t post any of the areas pictured here. (I thought it was just part of the sediment.) Now I’m wondering if these could actually be fragments of the trilobits which were previously identified in other areas of this hash plate. Or possibly some type of thick shell?
  11. As I was heading home from Georgia, I made two quick stops in the pouring rain to collect some Mississippian fossils at Anna and Vienna, Illinois. I must state that these are not destination sites, the area are okay to stop at if you are passing by these areas. First up was a stop at Vienna, Illinois ( I-24 and Rt. 146 Exit 16). I picked up every fossil so you can see what is available. Blastoids Brachiopods Archimedes screw Crinoid Stems
  12. davidcpowers

    Possible plant need id

    I found this possible plant fossil. I am hoping for an id. Accompanying this fossil are brachiopods and other marine fossils. This fossil came from the Otter Formation in central Montana. The Otter Formation is listed as an open and semi-restricted marine. This formation is Meramecian and Chesterian Mississippian. The plant appears to be fibrous. No scale structure is present. In very fine sedimentary silty clay shale. These sediments capture fine details. I have included a photo of another fossil group of bryozoa to show the level of preservation of details.
  13. BLT

    Sponge or Coral?

    Hi, I found this rock in my yard today and would like to know if it could be a fossilized sponge or fossilized coral? My yard is in the Mississippian with St. Louis Limestone & Warsaw Limestone. Thanks. ~ Tracey
  14. BLT

    Could This Be A Trilobite?

    Hi, I’m wondering if this could be a trilobite embedded in this rock? If not, could it be some other identifiable fossil or fossil fragment? It is in a creek in middle Tennessee, in an area that is Mississippian with St. Louis Limestone & Warsaw Limestone. Thanks. ~ Tracey
  15. BLT

    Identification Request

    I found this small rock in a creek in middle Tennessee yesterday. (Mississippian, St. Louis Limestone & Warsaw Limestone) Initially, I thought it had a brachiopod imprint, but now I am wondering if could be something else. I’m hoping someone will identify it for me.
  16. BLT

    Weathering or Imprint?

    Hi, I’m hoping someone will tell me whether or not this rock has a fossil imprint? Or are the grooved lines running through the surface just natural weathering? The rock was used as a stepping stone in my yard in middle Tennessee, which is Mississippian with St. Louis Limestone & Warsaw Limestone.
  17. BLT

    Concretion or Fossil?

    Since today is our anniversary, my husband indulged me by spending the day hunting for fossils with me in the creek surrounding our property. (Mississippian, St. Louis Limestone & Warsaw Limestone) We found several little things, including this rock which I initially thought was a concretion. On closer examination, it appears to be some type of fossil. Can anyone identify it for me? Thanks.
  18. BLT


    I am wondering is this a bryozoan, or something else? There are several of them in this rock. It is from my yard in middle Tennessee. (Mississippian, St. Louis Limestone & Warsaw Limestone)
  19. BLT

    Is This A Fossil?

    Can anyone tell me if this is a type of fossil? It is from my yard in middle Tennessee. (Mississippian, St. Louis Limestone & Warsaw Limestone)
  20. Hello all, I found this during the summer. It is from the Mississippian (Visean - Asbian/Brigantian) limestone of the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. It is 2cm along the long axis. I Couldn't extract it so this is the only picture. Would love to hear your thoughts.
  21. BLT

    Is This Coral?

    Can anyone tell me whether or not this is a type of coral? I found it in my yard yesterday. (Middle Tennessee, Mississippian, St. Louis Limestone & Warsaw Limestone)
  22. BLT

    Identification Request

    This is another fossil which I would like to have identified. Can anyone tell me what the area circled in red would be? The rock is from my yard in middle Tennessee. (Mississippian, St. Louis Limestone & Warsaw Limestone)
  23. I’m hoping someone will identify these fossils for me. I received a macro lens for my iPhone, and have been noticing a lot of tiny fossils on the rocks around my yard (Middle Tennessee, Mississippian, St. Louis Limestone & Warsaw Limestone). In the second photo, I have zoomed in on the object which has caught my eye. There are several like it on the rock. Can anyone tell me what it is?
  24. Peat Burns


    Have very little experience with crinoids. I have these as Agassizocrinus cups. Can anyone confirm or correct? Upper Mississippian (Chesterian), Monteagle Fm., Huntsville, AL Scale in mm.
  25. I picked this up Wed. I thought this was a crinoid. After cleaning not so sure about it being a crinoid. Arms are unsegmented and no pinnule are present. Rather these are very fine needles. It is from the Woodhurst Member of the Lodge Pole Formation, Madison Group Limestones. This rock is calcareous mudstone.
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