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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. ClintonHunt

    Help identify please

  4. 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!
  5. 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!
  6. 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?
  7. Hi guys, recently bought these teeth as I hadn’t seen this preservation from Alabama before, I was wondering if anyone knew which formation they came from. Supposedly the site was accessible in the 90s thanks
  8. BLT

    Identification Request

    Can anyone tell me what is protruding from this small rock? Is it some type of coral? I found it by the Tennessee River. (Mississippian/Tuscumbia Limestone) Thanks!
  9. Hunting 80-million-year-old shark teeth in Alabama’s Black Belt Alabama Museum of Natural History, August 5, 2021 Yours, Paul H.
  10. Hello, I found this small rock on the Tennessee River. (Mississippian/Tuscumbia Limestone) I’m hoping someone can tell me what all is in it. Thanks!
  11. BLT

    Hash Plate Identification

    Hi, I’m hoping someone can identify the larger fossil bits on this rock. I found it on the bank of the Tennessee River. (Mississippian/Tuscumbia Limestone) Thanks!
  12. Hello Everyone, I found this fabulous rock which is chock full of brachiopods on the bank of the Tennessee River today. When I first broke it open, the brachiopods were all relatively intact. Unfortunately, several split and/or started crumbling off while I was trying to gently clean off some of the river grime. I’m hoping someone can tell me the simplest way to go about cleaning/preserving these brachiopods with the least damage? Thanks!
  13. kirkjeremiah23

    Alabama sites??

    Good evening all, I recently moved to southern Alabama, Enterprise area, and was wondering if any of you guys have some good suggestions on where my son and I could do some fossil hunting. Distance isnt a big deal right now. Thanks in advance
  14. ChristopherWay

    Andalusia, AL Shark Teeth ID

    Hello! I’ve been a shark tooth hunter for several years now and have tried to find places around the South to keep my mind going and I found a newer spot for me in Andalusia, AL. And along the way I have found a few teeth styles I haven’t seen before and was looking for any kind of help identifying. Thanks so much for any help!
  15. Nerdy Girl

    What kind of vert?

    Found this in a creek and was wondering what kind of vert it was. It is rather fragile and is about the size of a nickle.
  16. Nerdy Girl

    Who's teeth are these?

    I found this tooth in a creek over the weekend. Next to it I also found what appeared to be just a piece of bone until I looked at it further and saw that the end resembled the tooth I found just before. The larger of the two is very worn but you can still see the details on the "bite" sruface. I have included a picture of the two side by side for comparison. We were thinking the smaller tooth was that of a prehistoric horse maybe??? Any help in identification would be wonderful. Not that this helps, but on the same day in the same spot a friend of mine found a piece of a mastodon tooth.
  17. CamJess

    Bauxite mine finds

    We've found so many things latent, especially in a old bauxite mine that's been that's been closed for many years. I'm not sure if these are concretions or what but this one looks like a cocoon. I have many things that I need help with so hopefully it's okay for me to post often. We're new to this forum. We're in Henry county Alabama (Southeastern AL.) ~Jessica and Cam.
  18. I found this in St. Clair county, Alabama. The area is near strip mines, so this may have come from tailings. I think it was uncovered when I dug a pool several years ago, but just recently found it. Thanks for any help!
  19. Kev

    Pine cone

    This was found in south Alabama. I frequently find petrified wood here but is this really a pine cone? There's a stem on top and you can see a center on the broken end. If so I’d be curious to know about how old it is. If not it’s a pretty cool rock.
  20. Going back several decades I have attempted to have an annual extended field trip; call it a fossil collecting vacation. Some years this happens, some it doesn't but this past November I had the opportunity to spend several days in the field visiting some of the classic Cretaceous and Paleogene river sites which abound in Alabama. Since I haven't had the opportunity to post much in my blog, I decided to post pictures from that trip here as I have time. First up are pictures from the lowermost Maastrichtian (~70 mya) Upper Cretaceous Bluffport Marl Member of the Demopolis Formation.
  21. Hello, a friend of mine found some kind of large fossilized creature in a cave on Sand Mountain in northeast Alabama. It was buried in red clay. The rocks containing fossilized bone are broken into many pieces; he has collected hundreds of small to medium sized pieces and there are many larger ones still at the site. Most of the creature is still there. The rocks are a sandy yellow color and unusually light weight. I washed one of them (#28) and there was a lot of tiny bubbles forming in different places, showing that the rock is porous. Three of the pieces (see pic below) he
  22. Katelyn123

    Is this a type of fossil

    Hey guys. Please help and let me know if this is a regular rock or a fossil. If it is a fossil, what kind?? I have fossils that I know for sure are fossils but I'm trying to post the ones I'm not sure about. I appreciate the positive feedback . I found this one in alabama. Thank you.
  23. M Harvey

    crustacean fragment

    This has been bugging me for years. Found in Montgomery, Al in the lower Selma chalk. Pretty sure it is a crab claw segment but fascinated by the color and texture. Does anyone know if original pigmentation can be preserved?
  24. Amanda Johnson

    Petrified snake head

    I don't know much about fossils, but I collect rocks and gemstones. Well, long story short, I found this and thought it was petrified wood. It has the nostril sockets and teeth holes. Can someone please tell me if this is a snake upper part of the skull or am I just seeing things. Thanks
  25. I have an upcoming trip around the Point A Dam in Alabama. Is this site still in good shape with the recent weather that's been cranking through the south? If the dam is out, are there any other good sites still in existence in 1-3 hours drive south of Andalusia? I've read about a lot of northern panhandle sites in Florida but wondered if they're still in existence or have been wrecked with Hurricane Michael. Also, I work mostly dry sites in the Paleozoic of West Virginia. Is this a site where muck boots are warranted? If so, are mid calf height enough or better to have waders that
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