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  1. My family and I are on short end of season camping trip in Southeastern Pennsylvania and decided to head over to Gettysburg. These have probably been covered here before but I got some pictures of the famous Dinosaur Footprints on the Bridge! My son loved it (I’m gonna pretend more than me ). Anyone know of anywhere I can go searching for some fossils while I’m in the area that’s around the Gettysburg area??
  2. Took my first Cambrian hunt. While I did not find much I did get a positive and a negative of two different trilobite cephalons. I am away for the weekend so unfortunately do not have measurements on these.
  3. FossilBaron

    My Fossil Collection

    I've been collecting fossils since 2011 and have since acquired a substantial number of specimens. The focus of my collection is mostly on fossils from the United States, including from my home state of Pennsylvania. To start things off, I'll show the highlights of my collection of fossils from the Kinzers formation, which runs through Lancaster and York counties in Pennsylvania, not far from where I live. It's known for trilobite and echinoderm fossils and dates back to 512ma, older than the Burgess Shale. I remember seeing trilobites from the Kinzers at a local museum when I was younger, wh
  4. I_gotta_rock

    Any Porifera People Out There?

    I pulled this out of the Mahantango Formation of Pennsylvania a couple weeks ago. It's middle Devonain. TI though as I pulled it out of the scree that it was more of the myriad corals, but looking at it more closely it is most certainly not (although there are a couple Rugosa tucked in there), the structure is all wrong. I was told by one sponge enthusiast that it is definitely sponge. some kind of sponge. I'm a taxonomist at heart, and it drives me nuts if I can't at least narrow something down to a family. The literature on porifera is woefully scant, especially on this coast. Looking a
  5. A.C.

    Eurypterus remipes

    From the album: A.C.'s Silurian

    Kindly traded to me. Found in Pennsylvania.
  6. A.C.

    Eurypterus sp.

    From the album: A.C.'s Silurian

    Possibly undescribed. Self-collected in Pennsylvania.
  7. Malavedavid

    Fossil identification please

    I was given this fossil from a friend who said it was located from Pennsylvania
  8. I visited a well-studied outcrop of the Silurian Keyser Formation in Altoona PA (USA). This is the historic quarry of the Altoona Furnace, right in the town of Altoona PA. Its a big reach for me (a relative noobie) to go through the tech reports and guides and understand it all. But its fun to try. Anyway, on a recent picture only trip, I stopped by one part of the wall with loads of stromatoporoids. I ran into another forum member and her husband a few days earlier up there. And they pointed out some structures on the top of this wall. I may ask a photogra
  9. Hello all, I have some excess ferns from St. Clair that I am looking to trade for other fossils. I am happy to do individual trades or group trades (will update this to reflect what is and is not available) I am interested in anything and everything fossil related. Some things that interest me (but not limited to): Dinosaur material (Moroccan specimens are welcome) Reptile material Trilobites Display cases / stands Other offers are welcome PACollection.pdf See attached PDF for ferns currently avai
  10. Thomas1982


    From the album: Llewellyn Formation

  11. My family and I found this along with a few other fragments in Cambria county Pennsylvania. It was on a gravel bar in the river. Paleozoic I believe. Any ideas?
  12. Took another trip to the Mahantango (Devonian) over the weekend. Went with @Dean Ruocco While my haul was not too terrific, I did manage to grab some stuff to use as trade pieces / donor pieces. Dean did manage to get some nice trilobites but I will let him post those Brachiopod plate: Normally I would leave this as they are a dime a dozen at my locality but figured I would grab this to give to a friend who is trying to get some material to use in a display cabinet at the college he teaches at. Trilobites: Again not the best stuff but alwa
  13. A.C.

    Eldregeops rana

    From the album: A.C.'s Devonian Pennsylvania

    Mahantango Formation, Pennsylvania.
  14. Hey all, I am really interested in finding some of the southeastern PA track fossils. I realize it is a huge stretch to ask for a locality but figure it is worth a shot to see if anyone wants to share information over PMs regarding locations or other useful information on this area. Thanks in advance!
  15. The State Museum of Pennsylvania has a great fossil hall with some immersive dioramas. Most of it pertains to fossils found within the state of Pennsylvania and is arranged so that visitors can walk through the history of life in chronological order. Despite it not being too far from me, I only first visited a few years ago on spring break. This mastodon is in a side room off the lobby. According to the signage, it was originally in the upstairs gallery but moved to make room for the mastodon skeleton when it was re-mounted. This dunkleosteus
  16. Samcc

    Help with identification

    I apologize for not providing better photos and size reference (yellow thing beside it is a kayak paddle if that helps) it was much to large and heavy for us to carry out along with the full 5 gallon bucket haha. The last two photos were found in the same place. Again sorry for not having size reference. I promise I'll do better in the future. Any ideas what these could be? Crossing my fingers for petrified bones :-)
  17. JamieLynn

    My Best Finds of 2021!

    As most of y'all know, I enjoy photographing my fossils almost as much as I like finding them! So here are my Best Finds of 2021! No measurements because of "artistic preference" but they are arranged from smallest to largest in each category. I'd love to see your Favorite Finds of 2021 too! Texas Cretaceous: Cretaceous Cont, and Pennsylvanian And Texas Permian, Pleistocene, Eocene and Not Texas
  18. A.C.

    Eldregeops Rana

    From the album: A.C.'s Devonian Pennsylvania

    Mahantango Formation, PA
  19. A.C.

    Various Trilobites

    From the album: A.C.'s Devonian Pennsylvania

    Mahantango Formation, PA
  20. A.C.

    Syringothyris (Rear)

    From the album: A.C.'s Devonian Pennsylvania

    Mahantango, PA
  21. A.C.

    Syringothyris (Front)

    From the album: A.C.'s Devonian Pennsylvania

    Mahantango, PA
  22. The North Museum in Lancaster, PA, is a relatively small museum near me that's mostly aimed at kids but I enjoy still enjoy visiting. The exhibits are nice and I've seen a good variety over the years, though the limited space means that some exhibits don't always last too long. The whole museum was remodeled in 2014/2015 so there will be a discrepancy between some of the photos. I much prefer the older version I grew up with, since now the exhibits are a lot more generic-looking and less interesting in my opinion. A fossil Psaronius stump sits outside: Up
  23. I collected some crinoid columnals and a horn coral....weathered from the Devonian Keyser Formation limestone in Pennsylvania. As usual, preservation is not very good.
  24. HynerpetonHunter

    Asteropygine fossil

    On December 4 my mom and I traveled to the well-known Seven Stars Quarry of Seven Stars, PA a second time (#1 in a post soon!), and our goal was to find more trilobites and cephalopods. This locality is Middle Devonian Mahantango Formation shale, full of a bounty of species. We had found many Dipleura and Greenops on our previous trip, as well as the cephalopods Michelinoceras and Bactrites. Many trilobites that I found were pyritized, the golden Greenops and red Dipleura. But surprisingly, Eldredgeops is absent from the site! Nearly every Mahantango locality includes Eldred
  25. GLB

    Are these crinoids?

    These three fossils in the upper left of the picture were found in central Pennsylvania. I am relatively new to the world of fossils so I'm hoping someone can help identify what I have found. Are these crinoids? Thanks in advance!
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