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  1. JustinDigs

    Is this a part of a skull?

    Is this part of a skull? zoomed in pics using a handheld microscope included. thank you
  2. JustinDigs

    Is this a fossilized tooth?!

    Included are some zoomed in pics using a handheld microscope. Thanks
  3. Hey there!! I’m back with a few more pictures of my finds from Corys Lane in Rhode Island. Being a beginner I’m slowly getting a hang of fossil hunting but sometimes you always find some cool looking rocks that convince you otherwise and you hope they’re a fossil. So help me out to determine if these ones are maybe a fossil or just a cool find. Also this trip was very fun and the most productive so far. The weather was cloudy accompanied by a cool breeze, not too many people on the beach during low tide. Only a few fishing hobbyists very curious about what we had caught in our buckets. Th
  4. I gathered these fern fossils from Cory’s lane in Rhode Island recently. Need some help with their identification. My guess is they look like Pecopteris but any more specific identification would definitely help.
  5. Isotelus2883

    A Trip to Cory’s Lane

    This afternoon I headed to Cory’s Lane for some digging. I unfortunately completely forgot about the tide, but thankfully it wasn’t very high when I arrived. A group of four was already there, and they said they didn’t find much “except for maybe a piece of grass.” The shale is very crumbly and oily, and virtually blank most of the time, so my hopes were not very high. I did find some decent, albeit very badly preserved ferns. Identification of these is very much welcomed, as I don’t know much about these. Rhode Island Formation, partially metamorphosed. My first find, Crenulopteris?
  6. JessicaAnne

    Cory’s Lane, RI fossil hunting

    I’m new to fossil hunting and just spent Saturday searching for fossils in Rhode Island. I spent about two hours at Cory’s Lane and found two possible fossils. I’m wondering if anyone can help identify these? I had a lot of fun searching there and plan on going back. Thanks so much for any help.
  7. Hi Everyone, I'm very new to fossil hunting and was considering going down to Cory's Lane in RI as it's only about 40 minutes from me. I scoped the place out on Google Maps and have some questions for anyone that's hunted there. Do you need a permit to fossil collect in RI? It looks like you can't collect in state parks, but I don't think this area is a state park. I'm actually not even sure if it's town property or private? Google wasn't much help and I'm not really sure which department it would fall under to go through state websites. Are people actually
  8. Just came back from a fossil hunting trip. Most of my findings are on softer shale rocks so they’re very delicate. Really would appreciate your help to identify whether they’re a fossil or just a cool looking rock. I have tried my best to take good pictures but I am willing to post again if anyone wants a different angle.
  9. Today I made my first trip to Cory’s Landing in Portsmouth, Rhode Island to split Pennsylvanian shale. I spent about three hours there and found numerous specimens. I think they’re Pecopteris, but I would like to defer to you fine people on the Forum who have more experience than I. If anyone can give a more precise ID - or an altogether new ID - that would be extremely helpful. Likewise I found a few strips of shale with strange sectioned streaks(pictured) that I can’t identify. I’m willing to conclude it’s just nothing, but thought I would ask. If anyone would like me to try and take
  10. (First post so sorry if there are formatting errors) Yesterday I took my first fossil hunting trip ever and had some beginners luck! I went to Cory’s Lane in RI and stayed for about an hour and a half. I found a few pieces (pics below) that I’m really proud of. I’m not sure if the large one with big lines in it is a fossil so if anyone knows that would be great. All that said, I still have no idea what I did right (or what I was doing wrong). Some members told me that I should go for the dark grey shale and not the graphite-black stuff, which I tried to do. I was a
  11. Hi! My 6 year old is very interested in fossils so we took a trip to Rhode Island today to see if we could find anything at a shale beach. Might anyone be able to help ID the following? We aren’t sure and would love to be able to help him determine if he found something, and if so what it might be. My googling is coming up empty handed, and we just started our learning journey. Thanks so much!
  12. I’m planning to head down to Cory’s Lane sometime soon when the weather clears up more, is it worth making the trip down there? If so, tips would be appreciated to find the better fossils! Thanks everyone
  13. paleo.nath

    Pirate Cove FM RI

    Does anyone know anything about the possible hyolithid fossils found in Newport RI? Is it legal to collect over there?
  14. paleo.nath

    Carboniferous fossil ID

    I have this fossil here which at first glance I perceived to be some kind of seed, however I’m not sure. These are both from the same individual, just the positive and negative sides. It is just shy of half an inch long. It was found in the North Attleboro section of the Rhode Island formation
  15. paleo.nath

    What could this be?

    I’ve just found this on my property in upstate Rhode Island, and I’ve never found fossils here before. My first opinion was that it was a graptolite but I’m not sure what it could be, the host rock is full of these things
  16. Hello, usually I do all of my fossil hunting around Cory’s lane and other parts of that Formation, but I was wondering if there are any fossil sites near or around North Western Rhode Island.
  17. Hello everyone, this is Jonathan (Shin Alpha), I’m currently in college as a paleontology major and I’ve been busy with life as always, my apologies for my inactivity but due to my busy schedule, I’ve been largely inactive. I was able to find some plant fossils at a nearby outcrop in the Middletown/Cromwell area in CT. And I’ve since donated my finds to Central Connecticut state university geology department. that being said I’ve heard of a Paleozoic site in Newport, Rhode Island called “Cory’s lane“. I’d love to go there one of these days when I have the opportunity, but I don’t know too
  18. paleo.nath

    Any idea what this is?

    This fossil was found in north attleboro, part of the Rhode Island formation and the largest one is 6 inches in length.
  19. Hi Everyone, My 6yr old and I went down to Cory's Lane yesterday afternoon to do some fossil hunting. It was our first trip and I was less sure of what I was doing than I thought I would be, given how much reading I've been doing on here. We spent about an hour and a half there with some chisels and rock hammer, but honestly the shale was so loose and brittle that we could separate layers by hand in many places. We started by going through large chunks that had fallen/broken off the hill outcroppings, and then I dug down about 6" and found nearly black shale. We found a few pie
  20. From the album: My Collection

    My current personal best from the Carboniferous aged shale of Rhode Island. A large, Pecoptertis sp. section.
  21. Hi everyone, i will bE going to corys lane around 10 or 11 am tomorrow if anyone is interested in joining. I will also be free to go any other time for the next week plus if anyone is interested in joining.
  22. Nicknads

    Cory's Lane Fossil

    IMG_0211.HEIC IMG_0212.HEIC Positive and negative imprint of a fossil found in the shale at Cory's Lane. Vaguely appears to be a pinecone but not sure. What does everyone thinks?
  23. I was able to stop at the beach on Corys Lane in Portsmouth Rhode Island for about an hour yesterday. The tide was too high to reach the area I prefer, but there was enough beach to expose a bit of gravel and beach-tumbled shale I could dig in. It was far from ideal and I didn't have much success but it was enjoyable nonetheless. My wife and I were staying only a half hour away but tide and time weren't on our side. Weather made for an interesting day or two as well, contributing to the spectacle along the coast on the way up to the site. In the past I've found
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