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  1. Steph


    Found in Crane Hill, AL (Carboniferous) Could the (presumed) burrows be part of an Asterosoma sp? Thanks for looking
  2. Tales From the Shale

    Alabama Graptolites

    Here are some of the fossils I acquired in a shale roadcut I was told about thanks to @prem. These are ordovician in age, and I have to say it was difficult to collect them due to the fragility of the surrounding material. Ive identified most of my finds, however there were these unusual pill like outlines I wasn't familar with.
  3. Tales From the Shale

    Locations for Alabama

    I'm here in Huntsville Alabama visiting my father for two weeks. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on roadcuts or locations to hunt in for any general fossil types. I'm not looking at any specific Era or anything like that, just fossils. I've done research of my own, and have some locations down, but I'd like to get the word of some locals or others who've hunted this state successfully. Thank you.
  4. still looking

    Point A access road

    I want to take a friend over to the dam but last time I went, which was maybe a couple years ago, the road down was extremely rough and in bad shape for a car. Has anyone been this year that can tell me the state of the road that takes you into the little parking area? Many thanks
  5. Headed back to area where these were collected this weekend (Crane Hill, AL) & would like to know if I should keep collecting similar rocks? If fossils present, how can they be better delineated? 3 Specimens: 31-trackway? 30- 29- Not sure the best angle for this one so multiple pics. Last 2 pics are the back.
  6. Found in yard after heavy rain storm. The last photo is prior to cleaning off thick clay -like coating. I may have overdone it. Thanks for looking:)
  7. I’m probably getting close to my question limit for today, yet I can’t stop thinking about the pattern on the rocks. Are they trace fossils or just pretty iron staining? I’m headed back to where I collected these (Crane Hill, AL) tomorrow & it would be nice to be able to explain to my nieces. I was thinking about Graptolites, though I can’t match up the patterns to those I see in my books. Google search of pic 1/2 pulls up Stromatolites. Pic 3 is the back of pic 1/2 pic 4 includes more examples Thanks for looking.
  8. R Bistolfi

    Pickwick Lake Area

    My grandson found this walking the shore line at Pickwick Lake. Hoping for help identifying it to spur more interest in him to start a new hobby.
  9. Hello! I am a professor teaching at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab this summer. I teach the Marine Mammal Bio Class. I have an extra day available next week to take the students on a field trip. I know that Alabama has a hot bed of marine fossils. I would love to take the students fossil hunting where we might find marine mammals. NOTE: I know the chances would be very low to make such a find, and if we did find anything, we would leave it and contact other scientists to reveal the location. But I wanted to ask if anyone could suggest the following: 1. I know many houses used to
  10. Bbncee

    Tooth, bone, or tusk?

    Could someone please help me identify this piece. It was found in the bone bed area at Point A Dam in Alabama.
  11. I got to visit North Alabama again to another location to hunt Carboniferous/Mississippian Period Marine Fossils in March 2022. Getting up early isn't fun at all, but when you are with your hunting buddies and get to hang with them and others it turns out to be a fun day of discovery. You couldn't ask for a gorgeous day considering most weekends it was raining, it was sunny, not a cloud in the sky. It was cold though and it didn't help that the wind was gusting at times to the point where I lost my footing a few times on flat ground! There were piles of rock in the area, so
  12. Jhwalkerjr


    Hi my son found this in some limestone near St Stevens Alabama we were wondering if someone could possibly help with the ID I know that it isn't complete but that is all that we could find of it thank you for any help
  13. SawTooth

    Shark teeth and scute

    Sometime last week I went to a creek in Southeast Alabama to find shark teeth. I got thirty nine teeth and what I believe is a partial glyptodon scute. I believe that the majority are sandtiger teeth (but from YouTube and online images could be goblin) and a few mackerel shark teeth. I also got my first tiger shark tooth from this site. I was hoping someone here could help identify the scute and supposed sandtiger teeth.
  14. Back in April of last year I started a new job based in Texas. I had planned to work remotely until we returned to the office and then make a road trip down to Texas that would involve making several fossil pit stops along the way. When the time came for my move to Texas, my road trip unfortunately coincided with Hurricane Ida and I had to sadly scrap all of my plans and simply hightail it through the Gulf Coast to avoid the storm. Fortunately though I was given off from work the week between Christmas and New Years and I was even more determined to not let my research go to waste. The delay i
  15. Ramona

    Marine Trace Fossil?

    My son found this in Lost Creek in Russellville, Alabama. I am assuming it is a marine trace fossil but someone locally had another idea that is so far fetched I won't even mention it here, LOL. I figured I would check with the experts to see if they agreed with the simple explanation first. Thanks! Ramona
  16. worm

    Southern Alabama unknown

    We have no clue. Looking for ideas. My father passed the photos to me sorry there is no measurements. Id say it weights 300lbs, 2’x2’ estimate. That is the back bed tail gate of a pick up. Thank you all.
  17. I’m not exactly sure where it comes from but I found it in paved gravel in association with chert that likely came from the Knox Group in Northeast Alabama.
  18. MarcusFossils


    From the album: My Collection

  19. These are two specimens I have found that I can’t confidently identify. I don’t know exactly where they are from but the sedimentary rock they are preserved in is likely from the Mississippian. I live in Northeast Alabama where there are quarries that extract shale and limestone from the Mississippian. Since I don’t know the exact locality they came from I cannot provide an exact time period. One is a white, wedge shaped fossil that I speculate might be a leaf. The other I am unsure of if it is even a fossil but it appears to be a fish, but it could just be crystals that formed in
  20. dmiller9798

    Tooth? Claw? Bone? Spear tip?

    New to hunting fossils/shark teeth and found this unknown object, was thinking maybe a tooth or claw but some buddies say maybe bone carved spear tip or something. Found it in a river in southern Alabama with what they tell me is a Eocene formation on the river bank.
  21. ClintonHunt

    Help identify please

  22. BLT

    Is This A Crab Claw?

    Hello, I’m hoping someone can tell me whether or not this is a crab pincer? If not, what could it be? I found it in Alabama on the Tennessee River. (Mississippian) Thanks!
  23. BLT

    Is This A Type Of Coral?

    I’m hoping someone can identify this for me. I found it in the Tennessee River. (Mississippian/Tuscumbia Limestone) Thanks!
  24. I can't figure this one out- we found it in Limestone Creek in Alabama. The formation is Tombigbee Sand. Cretaceous ~83 MYA. What do you all think?
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