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Found 67 results

  1. Agatized mushroom maybe

    Would like to know if this is as I thing and agatized mushroom cap. I found it in the Ochoco in central Oregon
  2. Cephalopod ID request

    Good evening folks. I have a Cephalopod section that weighs about 5 pounds and is about 7 inches long without a name:-( It was collected from leftover bridge fill on the Oregon/Washington border. No other information was available. It's unusual (to me) in two ways, first the size and center crystallization and second it appears to have green/brown contents visible where a piece was broken off (right side of photo #1). Help....
  3. Please - ID- fossilized monkey skull/stone?

    I've been collecting rocks off of my local beaches for years now and they all get thrown in piles outside of my house until I have the time to go through and check out what I have accumulated, and I noticed this was in one of my many beach grabbings , ... Noticed that it looks alot like a dilapidated fossilized head of some sort it has clear indented spots where the eyessockets would be , and nostril holes that actually connect to inside of stone, align all the way thru to the other holes on each side , and the exterior of stone has lined slight formations of what looks where jaw line would ,lines where the teeth would've been. appears to me that it is a fossilized new world monkey because of the posterior tympanicum canal, it's on the flatter side where jawline ends . It rattles like there fragments in side , white flacklets come out if shake hard, out of the holes by mouth area. Strange . I don't know if y'all have used a rifle bullet casing to whistle from , well I can litterally wistle loudly thru the nose and ear hole ..
  4. 2 days ago I was digging for ammonites in a road cut in central oregon, and happened across some very large bones. I will be returning to the site with a team of NARG members and affiliates to excavate it in a few weeks. Super exciting find, there are at least 6 bones exposed, probably many more yet to be found. The ribs are 3 inches thick, so probably at least a 20 foot animal. This is by far the coolest thing I've ever found.
  5. I collect rocks from the beach on Oregon . And I noticed this was in one of my many beach grabbings , rocks,and it appears to me that it is a fossilized monkey of some sort but it's squash down like it was liquefaction or something. I can litterally wistle loudly thru the nose and jaw and ear hole . All are connected and it rattles like monkey brains or bones inside has a entrance nose holes exit under the jaw and a big one right above it snows below its eyes . And obviously jaw line of teeth on both sides . And intended sockets for eyes on the side toward backof jaw has like a Like Frankenstein plug insertion . Similar to the rounding indication off the jaw of a monkey skeleton .. it looks like on monkey skulls , by mandular bone . that little roundlooking thing.
  6. Agatized Bone Oregon coast

    Any Ideas on this?
  7. Was hoping to get General area of where you go I’m in Longview wa and driving up to the Olympic pennisula would have to be a weekend trip. (Plus if I’m wrong most of that area is a national park and illegal to collect there, but everyone just says go to the Olympic Peninsula or Washington coast) was hoping there was somewhere closer? i got onx maps and can see where public land is and also have a discover pass for washington. if you want to leave it private but feel like sharing a general area please feel free to private message me
  8. Fossil Hunting Oregons Coast

    In a week or so I am going to drive the 5 hours from Tacoma WA to Beverly beach Oregon. I know I will find some fossils there but I also know there are many good spots around this area or maybe on the way that many Oregonians or other fossil hunters may know. My main trip goes like this. 1. Leave Tacoma WA 2. Drive to Gleneden beach 3. Drive to Beverley beach 4. Drive to seal rock beach. 5. Drive home. I am hoping for a little guidance for this because I am driving so far, I want to be sure I'll find something. My goal is to find some clams and maybe some turritellas from the Miocene. Let me know any suggestions that would be on the way / are near the Oregon coast. if anyone could tell me about their experience near Beverley beach I'd love to hear what you found and how to best find fossils there. I am open to Private messages about specific sites as well
  9. Petrified wood but what else?

    Found in pacific city Oregon. My daughter found this on the beach and thought it was a cool fossil rock. After getting it home I noticed the rings and I am fairly certain it is petrified wood but what are the holes? Some are hard packed with sand (rock hard, cant break it up) and others have crystals in them. This area is well known for agate, not sure if that has anything to do with it. Very unique, if it is truly petrified wood I have never seen any like this.
  10. I swear I am not a troll.

    Hello everyone. I found this in central Oregon on highway 380. Was driving 380 for the first time paying close attention to the road cuts that had been blasted some time in the begining of the last century. I still don't know exactly what the clay was but it was dark brown to light brown to white from center of it and exposed it was hard as rock and softened as I dug down to a clay mess. This is one of many things pulled out of the matrix. I did no sculpting and only removed the soft clay. This is in no way a joke I truly need help with this. See the feet?
  11. Trying to figure out what these might be. They would have been under water, the location still has a lake overtop of it, but the water levels were low when we found it. Soil has a lot of clay and there are tons of petrified or fossilized bones that litter the beach. Seemed larger than cow rib...any ideas?
  12. Petrified wood or something else?

    Hello, new here. I found this off the side of the highway 95 near the Nevada/Oregon state line. I’m thinking it’s petrified wood, but I don’t know enough to be certain. Your help and opinions would be greatly appreciated! It’s pretty heavy and hard, smooth on 5 sides and rougher on one. A strange thing, could just be environmental, the “rough” side of the rock has a strange smell, kinda of like old cooking oil. photos of “sides” attached. I’ll add photos of top bottom and a few others in comments.
  13. possible petrified palm nut

    I found this at the Siskiyou Pass near the border of Oregon and California. It was in 2 pieces when I found it - that fit together. In this same area I found lots of petrified wood including petrified palm wood and other petrified wood both large and small. Could this be a petrified palm nut? The length of the 2 pieces together is over 15 centimeters and the diameter where it broke is over 6 centimeters.
  14. possible petrified fruit

    I found a 5 centimeter (2 inch) diameter rock in Oregon. When I hit it with a hammer (several times) it split perfectly in half. In the middle there was what appeared to be a seed - about the size, shape, and color of an apple seed. The rock had all these "carpels" or "rays", "flakes" coming out from the center. I sanded one half of the inside of the rock. I did not sand the outside. The outside is very hard. The inside is sort of flaky. The outside could not be scratched with a fingernail or coin. Acid did not make the rock fizz or do anything. Someone thought it might be a concretion but I doubt that because of the pattern and "flakes". What do you think it is?
  15. I had purchased some petrified wood that was cut into book ends. The blade marks were quite rough. After some effort on my flat lap, to my amazement this half had an image of a man and a dog. I named it Elvis and the Hound Dog. The other half was all black. The piece originated from Sweet Home, OR. I think it is quite the find. I was wondering if others have found pictures in their fossils/rocks. I know picture stone is known for patterns, but images are on another level.
  16. Unidentified Oligocene... Something

    I found this in a Benton county crumbly fossil rich road cut that I'm fairly sure is Oligocene based upon the other fossils present. Other fossils are all aquatic and includes a lot of clams (Pitar) and a few snails (Siphonalia, Neverita) The fossil in question appears to have been a hollow tube that's been broken open, but I'm unsure if that's actually the case or if the end is simply folded in a way to give that illusion. I initially called it a bone in my excitement, but now I could see it as being plant matter of some kind. This is kind of a shot in the dark, as I'm unsure if it could even be identified based on such a vague fossil. Edit: It's about 2 inches or 5-6 centimeters
  17. Bone ID, Oregon, Willamette

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  18. Bone ID, Oregon, Willamette

    Hello All, I found this piece at the shoreline, Kelley Point Park (confluence of Willamette and Columbia). It's lightweight (1 oz) Any Ideas?
  19. I found a beautiful burned and petrified tree under a hundred feet of basalt in oregon. Can someone please help me identify this and point me in the right direction? Christopher Finck. Thank you
  20. A new paper you may find interesting: Olivier Lambert; Stephen J. Godfrey; Erich M. G. Fitzgerald (2019). Yaquinacetus meadi, a new latest Oligocene–early Miocene dolphin (Cetacea, Odontoceti, Squaloziphiidae, fam. nov.) from the Nye Mudstone (Oregon, U.S.A.). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. Online edition: e1559174. doi:10.1080/02724634.2018.1559174. Yaquinacetus further muddies the diversity of archaic homodont odontocetes by demonstrating that Squaloziphius is more primitive than crown Odontoceti, confirming earlier doubts about the original ziphiid classification of Squaloziphius. In this paper, Squaloziphiinae is raised to family level due to the cladistic results by Lambert et al. (2019). Anybody have a copy of the paper cited above that I could read?
  21. This trip started out in Tacoma Washington. Our first stop was Centralia WA. Supposedly there were marine sediments 35 million years old that encompassed bivalves, gastropods and some other small marine life. Of course I have another spot near my house with a similar variety of fossils so I was less interested. None the less I spent 2 hours there looking through clay and checking if I could see any siltstone or shale. Unfortunately I did not find anything here. The next stop was near Portland Oregon in Butte Creek where there have been numerous whale teeth and some other vertebrate fossils. I of course was certain that collecting vertebrates was also illegal in Oregon so I skipped out on keeping anything I found. I came up dry again in Butte creek after an hour of looking. Next I searched Myrtle Creek Oregon briefly as it was getting dark. I didn't see much there, however there could have been plenty that I simply missed in the dark. (also I only looked for 15 minutes) The next day, I went to Riddle Oregon, where supposedly Jurassic Leaf fossils could be found and also some Bivalves, Gastropods and Ammonites. I skipped looking around the town and went straight to Cow Creek (goes through Riddle) and saw fossils across the water, however during February, there was no chance of me swimming across. The current is quite strong too. It also was loaded with private property signs and we even saw a guy looking back at us with a rifle over his shoulder. That is when we left. We heard about Ashland and the great cretaceous formations off the road at I-5 near Klamath Mountain. We traveled up there but found Nada. In California we searched along Gazelle Road and found a few possible corals. Gazelle Callahan Road is Silurian. I got permission from a land owner to search along his property. On the way back we stayed at a motel in Medford. Planning for the day tomorrow I read on PDFs that I was checking the wrong spot along I-5 for the cretaceous fossils south of Ashland. I plotted exactly where they were on maps and got ready to go the next morning. When I arrived at the mountain pass, it had snowed at least 2 - 3 feet. There was no way I was finding anything. Disappointed, we left to go back to Riddle, When I arrived in Riddle, I decided to search the town for Jurassic - Cretaceous fossils. While searched a road cut near town, I found some Bivalves called Buchia (according to the formation species guide) This was the only spot where I did end up finding fossils unfortunately but I did want to share what I found. I still have a whole whiteboard full of fossils I have yet to go through so I couldn't upload all my finds. Riddle Oregon was actually packed with fossils if you look closely. Thanks for reading : )
  22. I will actually be moving out west in June/July, I’m currently researching the areas. I’m calling on the experts to let me know which is the best move for fossils. I’m a geology grad with a desire to pursue paleontology, so career opportunities must be kept in mind as well. The three cities we’ve narrowed down are Fort Collins CO, Flagstaff AZ, and Bend OR. Don’t worry, I will be bringing a plethora of Florida fossils with me, so, whoever gets to meet me will have plenty of gifts and goodies. Just looking for some solid advice. ps, sorry for being so absent on the forums lately; life has been a little cray!
  23. This Gastropod does not seem to be in Ellen Moore's book and there seems to be different opinions as to what it might be. Is there anyone who can tell me exactly what this is and show me a picture of the specimen they refer to? Miocene Astoria Formation Oregon
  24. Partial mammalian tooth?

    I have been a long time follower of the fossil forum but this is my first post. A good friend of mine found this at the rock pile at the Rice Museum here in the Portland Oregon area. My friend is confined to a wheelchair so this location where hounds drop off rocks collected from "who knows where" is perfect for him. Anyway my buddy knows I've collected vertebrate fossils for from all over Oregon for decades and was delighted when I said was wasn't positive about what it was. So I'm coming to all of you. The specimen is approximately 4cm x 5cm x 2cm. It's heavy, definitely mineralized, looks mildly water worn, and has tooth-like structure. My best guess is that it is mid root area of a large segmented tooth. Without any crown portions present, that's as far as I'm willing to go. What say you?
  25. Found on Oregon beach

    Very smooth and shiny. Think it could be a fossil? Very tiny. Can you help ID? Thank you! Tooth maybe?
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