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  1. 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.
  2. BLT

    Another ID Request

    Can anyone tell me what this is? I found it in a creek in middle Tennessee. (Mississippian, St. Louis Limestone & Warsaw Limestone)
  3. BLT

    ID Request

    I found several rocks/fossils in the creek bordering my property in middle Tennessee today. (Mississippian, St. Louis Limestone and Warsaw Limestone) My favorite is a little one which has a few tiny fossils in it. I am particularly hoping to have the area circled in red in one of the pictures identified.
  4. BLT

    Is This A Trilobite?

    Hello, I’ve been trying to learn to identify the various bits and pieces on hash plates from my yard in middle Tennessee. I’m wondering if this one has a few trilo-bits in it. If not, can anyone tell me what they are?
  5. Hello! I would love to have more info about this interesting fish bit that a paleontologist friend and I found a couple of months ago near Jackson, MI, in a glacial dump of Marshall sandstone. This little cobble was already broken as it appears, and we couldn't locate any other pieces of it. We're certain it's bone, and that it most likely came from the pectoral girdle (or pectoral spine area) of a bony fish. I looked through the list of Mississippian material found in MI from the Geology of Michigan, and noticed that while it describes lots of Chondrichthyes found in early Mississippian rock,
  6. fossilized6s

    Help with Mississippian crinoid calyx

    I took my 4 year old Son geode and fossil hunting near the Missouri, Iowa, Illinois borders last weekend. We had a blast and found a lot of cool stuff. I found this calyx in the Warsaw formation which is Mississippian. It's obviously not done being prepped, but i figured there might be enough showing to get your opinions. It's actually been quite a challenging prep and may take some time to finish. I was thinking a possible Agaricocrinus sp., but it doesn't quite fit the bill. I can't find anything that looks identical. Any help is appreciated.
  7. Heteromorph

    PDF Request

    Does anyone have a PDF copy of this paper and are willing to send it to me? If so, please PM me. V. E. Ruzhentsev and M. F. Bogoslovskaya. 1971. Namurskiy etap v evolyutsii ammonoidey. Rannenamyurskie ammonoidei. Akademiya Nauk SSSR, Trudy Paleontologicheskogo Instituta 133:1-382
  8. KimTexan

    Tubular Bryozoan?

    I had posted this piece in General Fossil Discussion area since it had my first trilobite on it. Someone message me saying that they thought it may be an echinoderm. The person said “that looks like an echinoderm ("calcichordate")fragment. Possibly the M1-M4 of a stylophoran(marginale elements)” I thought it was a form of bryozoan. However, I do not know the Mississippian or any Carboniferous fossils very well. So I’m willing to admit complete ignorance. Can anyone ID it and educate me as what it is? I found it in Siloam Springs, Arkansas in an area which
  9. Well, I found my very first trilobite!!! I just had to share my excitement with people who can appreciate hunting for something elusive and then finally finding it. With the family I get a polite “Oh, that’s nice.” I can actually tell it’s a trilobite. I’m pretty sure I’ve found pieces of others in the past, but they were so mangled it’s hard for me to be certain what I have. Anyway, I’m not sure if it is whole or not. I am still cleaning it up. Funny thing is I found it in my own home town of Siloam Springs, Arkansas of all places where I lived while in high school. My
  10. I found this rock about 20 years ago while hiking a piece of property I was considering buying, which was perched on a high bluff over looking the Illinois River. I picked it up because of the beautiful druzy crystals on it. I have been cleaning quartz crystals this week, which I found a few weeks ago near Hot Springs, AR. I was using Iron out to remove the iron stains. Anyway, I have kept this rock in my kitchen window so it could catch the sunlight and sparkle for me all these years. It is not the finest home decor, but definitely my style. I picked it up today to
  11. Had two weeks off from school, so I thought I would poke around a bit at a few of the spots I frequent. It was way too hot to stay for any length of time but I did come away with a few good 'bits and bob's' (sorry, been watching a lot of videos of folk from the UK fossilin'.) Firstly, at the Pennington Formation I found what i believed at the time to be a beat up Petalodus tooth. I set it aside when i got home and didnt touch it until returning from my second trip. i thought maybe I could clean it up a bit, but soon noticed it had striations going from the root up. petalodus doesn't have
  12. Peat Burns

    Mississippian unknown

    Any ideas on the identity of this? (Sorry, this was a field photo, so no scale) Mississippian: Osagean - Elsey Fm. Silex, MO
  13. DPS Ammonite

    Redwall Mississippian Fossil

    I found this long exterior mold fossil in Mississippian Redwall Formation chert from Gila County, Arizona. I think that it might be the central support for an Archimedes sp. bryozoan. Two sources say that they have not been reported from the Redwall Formation even though they are reported from other Mississippian formations in Arizona. What do members think the fossil might be? @Arizona Chris
  14. A near complete, partly enrolled Paladin sp. found a couple of days ago, lying in three pieces in a pile of disintegrating mudstone. Brigantian stage (Mississippian), N.E. England, UK. I spent ages unsuccessfully looking for the missing bit but never mind, it's still the nearest to a whole one I've found for about four years - decent Carboniferous trilobites are generally hard to come by though moulted bits are quite common at the site. This stuff falls apart when wet and another spell of rain would have completely destroyed it. Apart from gluing, no prepping was needed
  15. Was hunting for trace fossils at the Walmart excavation site and came across this among the zoophycos. Do not know what it is.
  16. kingpotatoman

    Few fossils, what are they?

    Any ID and information would be good. Found in Akron Ohio
  17. kingpotatoman

    Unknown fossil

    Any ID and information would be good! Found it near Akron Ohio
  18. kingpotatoman

    Strange Fossil

    I found this while breaking fossil rocks looking for some interesting subjects and came across this, most if not all fossils in this area (Ohio) are from the Mississippian period where I’m digging. Please give any info on this I have never seen anything like it.
  19. Could use some help on these 0.5cm - 1cm invertebrate(?) conical spines in the well known Salem Limestone, a marine limestone of the American Midcontinent. They appear to be solid calcite but do not quite match up with the shapes of crinoid spines and echinoid spines that I know from the Mississippian. I have looked at umpteen Salem Limestone samples but have seen these spines at only one small locality. Any insights appreciated! but please provide your reasoning or evidence.
  20. Its been a long time since Ive posted any find on here, so I thought Id show some of what I collected during this past winter. I took a trip to the Silurian of Tennessee to collect with a friend and did pretty good. This was my first time collecting Silurian fossils. These are from the Brownsport Group. I'll start with the sponges Astraeospongia meniscus a fairly common sponge, I collected several. Next up is a neat little Brachiopod. Machaeraria sp. And now enchinoderms. Calyx of
  21. Northern Sharks

    Culmicrinus thomasi.JPG

    From the album: Northern's inverts

  22. Northern Sharks


    From the album: Northern's inverts

  23. Peat Burns

    Palaeozoic Shark Tooth

    @TNCollector et al. This one seems rather non-descript. Any ideas? Helodus? Chomatodus? Psephodus? I have no idea... Location and age info in tags.
  24. Hello guys and gals, I greatly appreciate this forum and thanks for welcoming me. I have a set of 4 teeth that I only know that are from Florida. I’m thinking Carcharias but I’m a noob so I’m not confident. As far as the crinoids, I got them as a “gift” after purchasing a tooth from a dealer. All he knew is they were crinoids from Dakhla, Morocco. I’m guessing Pennsylvanian? Any information would be awesome. Thanks guys/gals
  25. 0lderthandirt

    Unknown Glossy patch

    Arizona, Mississippian, Redwall limestone, Mooney member. Hello, hope everyone had a good Christmas. About a week ago I found the first one of these two. Flipped the rock over and the small glossy area really stood out. First one I've seen. Then today I found another, about the same size, roughly 3/8". I have no idea what this could be, any thoughts would be appreciated. @Arizona Chris have you run across this?
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