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  1. This is my first of what I hope to be many posts on TFF, so any suggestions on how to adhere to proper etiquette or improve the reader’s experience is welcome. In 2020, I found my first few teeth while hiking the Alberta badlands. In hind sight, they weren’t all that impressive. But at the time, I was ecstatic! Needless to say, I was hooked. During the winter that followed, I found myself itching to get back out to see what else I could find. In an attempt to scratch my itch, I began looking for online forums and discovered r/fossilid on Reddit which then led me here to TFF
  2. Gprock

    Coral fossil with worm?

    First I apologize I’m just a rock collector, or was in the 60’s and 70’s. I dug out the box of rocks to photograph the art in the rocks. I would love to know if this is coral and if that circled image is a worm and really any information I can include for my grandchildren. thanks so much GP
  3. Questioningrockbard

    Two Medicine Formation find! Help???

    Could really use help identifying this piece! Found in two medicine formation in southern alberta. Size is 2 inches x 2 inches and 1.5 inches high. It’s quite solid and is coolish to the touch, not at all chalky. thanks for any feedback at all.
  4. Questioningrockbard

    Vertebrae? Jaw?!? I have no ideas.

    Hello there, I found this fossil (seems like a bone fragment for sure) in a coulee slide after a rain storm in Southern Alberta. Precisely, I was camping at Dinosaur Provincial Park and it was along a hiking trail. It measures approximately 6.35 cms length x 4.44 cms wide and 2.54 cms tall.
  5. Ryan.C

    Don't know what I found.

    Found this fossil on the bank of the Bow River just below the Bassano Dam in Alberta while I was fishing. Pretty sure is is a fossil but not sure what from. Let me know of any more info is needed.
  6. Found this at a fossil selling website. Hadrosaur vertebra. Info: Hadrosaurus Upper Cretaceous (Campanian) 83-72 myo Alberta, Canada.
  7. Lorney

    Possible to ID?

    Found this bone along the Bow River in Alberta. Would probably be from either the Bearpaw or Dinosaur Park Formation. Seems to be partially mineralized. Is it possible to ID the type of bone and possibly the animal it came from? To me it looks like a vertebra.
  8. Aatish

    Fossil id request

    Found this two days ago in the Alberta Rockies in a scree slope. Was hoping someone could help me identify it. My first thought was a very worn out trilobite, but I base that on almost no information and experience lol. Appreciate everyone to takes the time to look at this post, thanks!
  9. JustPlainPetrified

    Kakut River Fossil Hunt

    Was on a fossil hunt the passed 2 days and don't know what this pointed shelled fossil might be.
  10. Aatish

    Fossil ID request

    Hi, I have a bunch of rocks from all around Alberta, and would really appreciate some help identifying them. I don’t have too much confidence that these are in fact fossils, and am sure most of them will turn out to be oddly shaped rocks. Thank you to everyone to takes the time to look at this post to help me figure this out! These are the “fossils” from my most recent outing with the location written above corresponding images. 1. I found this near the top of the tree line on Longview mountain beside a small steep canyon carved by a stream of meltwater coming down the m
  11. Lorney

    Help with fossil ID

    Just wondering if anyone recognizes this. I am pretty sure it is a fossil but not sure if it is corral or bone or something different. I don’t have any pics with a tape measure on my phone but can get some tomorrow if it would help. It is roughly the size of my palm. Found in Southern Alberta in an area that has other Bearpaw formation fossils. However I have found other marine fossils here that are clearly not from the Bearpaw formation and are thought to have been brought from further west possibly by glaciers. I also found a rugose corral in the same area. It is concave in the middle
  12. Hi all, I'm heading out into the badlands in September and I thought I might try my luck along the Scollard Formation. I've found some good resources online but it seems Scollard is much less described than the nearby Dinosaur Park and Horseshoe Canyon formations. I'm wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of further resources or offer some personal experience with hunting along the Scollard formation. At the moment my strategy is to start in Dry Island Buffalo Jump and work my way north, but I'm not sure I can sufficiently distinguish Scollard from nearby layers. Any thoughts would
  13. While hiking in the Central Alberta Badlands Near Toleman in Red Deer River Valley came across two pieces of fossilized matter that looked very different than most of the bone fragments I have encountered while on similar outings. If I was to take a wild & uneducated guess I would say they look like they could be osteoderms? Any help to ID these strange pieces would be greatly appreciated. Thank you In advance.
  14. fumanchuck

    Strange textured rock

    Hi All, First post for me. Excited to participate! I have recently taken up fossil hunting in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada's river valley creek beds. I have found several fossilized bone fragments, petrified wood fragments and even a few first nations artifacts. All of these have been found on small creek bed shelves during low water. The geological time period is mesozoic. The first object I would appreciate any feedback on is an irregularly textured flat rock or potentially a fossil of some kind. It was found loose on the surface next to the water. It has an
  15. Found lots of teeth today, here’s some I need a little help with as I’ve never found these before. I think one is a troodontid, one is maybe dromaeosaur, and the other I have no idea. (Apologies for the quality, my phone isn’t good macro photography) Dinosaur Park Fm
  16. Backcountryhiker

    Cretaceous Jaw Fragment? Please Help ID

    Found this fossil while surface collecting in the Alberta Badlands (Canada) North Of Drumheller in the Red Deer river valley. Looking for some help to ID this unusual looking fossil. If I had to guess I'd say it looks like a possible jaw fragment? Any help to ID would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
  17. Hello Everyone I recently came across three interesting bone fragments while hiking near the Red Deer River North of Drumheller ( Alberta, Canada). The one bone fragment has a perfectly round symmetrical hole right through it, & the second & third fragment appears to have little pock marks or indentations on it (reminds me a bit of the whisker pocks a dog has on its face) . Anyways I am just a hobbyist however the fragments with the pocked marks I'm going to guess is part of the jaw or maybe somewhere near the mouth? Any help to help ID or any additional information of any kind would b
  18. Ernest

    Southern Alberta fossil I.D.

    Found this on an outcropping in southern Alberta with various other dinosaur fragments. Never seen this before not sure what it could be. Any suggestions would be appreciated
  19. Lorney

    Rugose Coral

    I found a rugose coral today and I also found another piece that looks similar but doesn’t have the rugose shape. Can you tell me if it is a rugose coral piece as well of possibly something different. Also found a piece of baculite not too far away. These were found in southern Alberta in the Bearpaw Formation I believe. The pictures below are of the rugose coral I found near by.
  20. aasandy

    ID help

    Hello I found this piece of sandstone along the Athabasca river just south of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Since it’s sandstone I’m assuming it came from either the Mcmurray (late barremian or early Aptian) or Grandrapids (Albian) formation although my geology skills are not great. I tried to do some googling on what it could be but I found no results since I couldn’t be specific enough since I don’t really know what I’m doing. Any ideas? I attached an image of the location for fun that I took a while before I found the rock. I found it to the right of the creek tha
  21. Lorney

    Help with id

    Can anyone id this? I would have just wrote it off as a rock if it wasn’t for the hole in the ends. Not sure if it goes right through or not. I can’t blow through it but there is sediment inside the hole. A friend suggested it was maybe a worm burrow. The area I found this in mainly has Bearpaw formation fossils but lately I have been finding older stuff like a rugose coral that was maybe deposited by glacier or river flow from older deposit upstream. If this is some kind of worm burrow cast do you have any suggestion as to the age? Thanks in advance for any insight.
  22. Hello, I am seeking identification on a spscimen I found in Horsethief Canyon (not to be confused with Horseshoe Canyon), just outside of Drumheller, Alberta, Canada. (Dino capital of the world!). I found this specimen above ground while hiking in the coolees of the canyon. It was not nearby anything similar to my knowledge. I took photographs of it under my microscope to assist with identificafion. Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide. Take care.
  23. During one of my hikes exploring the badlands in Central Alberta Canada (Scollard formation) near the Red Deer river I found this strange flat & thin piece of what appears to be fossilized bone. As you can see from the pictures it fans outward and it's quite thin, to me it almost looks similar to a aquatic flipper although I obviously am not sure at all what this could be. My instinct wants to say turtle piece possibly? Any help to ID this cool fossil would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!
  24. msarmstrong

    Is it a fossil? Or something else?

    While out for a walk my son picked up this rock. He thinks it is a fossil but I’m not so sure. If it is he would love to know what kind of fossil it is and if it isn’t we would love to know what has caused these lines. It was a surface find in Southern Alberta just on a dirt path at the top of a coulee. It is about the size of an average females thumbnail. The front has lines all over it. The back is smooth. thank you for any insight you can give!
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