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  1. Blake06

    Found in backyard.

    New to the forum. Just trying to get an idea or direction to go with this fossil/rock I found.
  2. 3RZUL13

    Heres the bigger picture…

    So I’m at a point where I think it’d be best to just show you the entire thing that I’m currently looking at, aside from the tons of pieces that I’ve set aside all around this pit I’ve got now. I don’t expect this to sway anyones opinions but it’s very likely the last post I’m going to leave until I can finish cleaning around the edges of it—whatever it is, or isn’t, potentially. So I guess I’m asking now, is this also typical for limestone? Again, I’m on the far northwest edge of San Antonio, pretty much on the helotes hill country city limit—just a couple of miles east from government canyon
  3. 3RZUL13

    What and how?

    Before I get stoned to death for posting this here (lame pun intended)…let me just say that I honestly have no clue what I’m looking at here but I am not suggesting, nor am I of the mind—that it’s a fossil, but it was just so strange lookin’ that I couldn’t help my curiosity, so here I am asking for opinions on what caused this to form and what it’s composed of most likely (if anything other than limestone, that is…. (-__-). location- far nw San Antonio, tx , just outside the foothills of the hillcountry (helotes, tx) Again, I do want to apologize if this belongs in
  4. 3RZUL13

    What’s this?

    Pulled this from roughly 3-4 feet deep in my backyard on the far west/nw edge of San Antonio. Found a rock bed as I was digging. Odd because until then the soil was actually soil…it was dark and was easy to shovel. I’ve dug holes all around my property and at many other spots around this area and I’ve always hit a very solid layer of limestone before even getting a foot deep. So 3 feet was noteworthy. And that was about 8 months ago. It took me that amount of time to uncover this one. It’s a hair shy of 2lbs4oz/ just over 1kg. Any thoughts on it?
  5. 3RZUL13


    Hello everyone! This will be my first, of several posts requesting identification help with various items from a single spot I stumbled upon. To keep it brief, I live on the far west/nw edge of San Antonio Texas. I’ve lived in this house nearly my whole life—almost 32 years, and inherited it in 2020. Last summer I decided to begin working on a small natural pool and disappearing waterfall for my 2 dogs. I picked a spot in the backyard and to my surprise I didn’t end up hitting any rocks until nearly 3 ft deep (a first for me— I’ve dug in many places around my lot and this area and have always
  6. Lsn

    Which animal did I find?

    Hi guys, I was digging in my backyard and found a lot of bones (at approximately 40-50cm). I think it’s from a wild boar but I really want to know if that is correct. 100 years ago my backyard was a Forrest en most likely a place for hunting thanks! (i hope this topic is in the right place)
  7. Second item from the backyard creek, I kind of feel dumb for not knowing what these are, because they are everywhere, in all the "ocean floor" hashes with crinoids and such. They are so common here that I've always ignored them, but I happened to find one in very excellent condition, so I decided to isolate it to try and figure out what they were: They are all roughly hexagonal in shape, top is "pimpled", and the bottom is smooth and slightly indented, they vary a bit in size, this being the larger end of what I normally find. In my imagination they would fit end to end, creating long ste
  8. The Portal

    Backyard item #1 Mammal rib?

    I’ve been hanging around this forum for a while, and now that I’ve officially joined, I’m gonna start by going through my years’ fossil accumulations, particularly the ones that came from my backyard creek (The Portal) and see if I can’t get them them all correctly IDed. Maybe I’ll call it the Backyard Project, if anyone wants to follow along. So here’s the first item: I hope the picture quality is decent enough. It is about three cm long and one cm wide. I’m very sure it is a bone, and given the long thin shape of it I can only think rib. After a bit of searching the only close
  9. My son and I found these interesting looking stones in our backyard while digging a hole for a pond, We found them at a depth of approx. 50 cm closely to each other. Are these bones? Location is Belgium (north)
  10. RCD

    Weird backyard find

    Okay, when I say backyard, actually a creek bed just over the backyard fence. The creek is a main drainage of the Northwest flanks of Mt. Diablo in the SF Bay Area, CA, USA. Every winter rocks and boulders wash down the creek, so I cannot know the specific geological time zone, but we've found other fossils here (future posts coming). Looks like it could be fossil to me, and my imagination leads to thoughts of maybe fish? or mollusk? Figured it'd be worth a shot posting this up to see if anyone sees something identifiable. Thanks in advance! RCD
  11. TinySpiderMonkeyNinja

    Backyard find - I've seen this here before?

    So there is this nifty oddity, I found it in my backyard pool decor rock bed. The first photo is the entire thing. Then i show them separately. I am sorry that I used the penny this time for size, I found my square for the next time.. I saw someone else post a fossil like this one; however, I am a newbie and I have not figured out how to look for other photos yet.
  12. Mike_363

    Help identifying

    Found this rock that's smaller than a dime this evening outside my house. Noticed it looked like worms in there. Information if it's a fossil, and if so, other information greatly appreciated
  13. Vnaz50

    Rock or Fossil?

    I found this rock on the edge of the hill in my backyard in Helotes, Tx. The previous heavy rains have exposed a lot on my hillside. I am in sure what the wood looking pieces are in pictures 3&4. If anyone is familiar, that would be great.
  14. San Antonio, Tx 78023 These three rocks were part of the several used for the flower beds in my front yard. I know that doesn’t mean a lot, but my entire yard is covered rocks just as odd. What caught my attention is the difference in shape, but had a similar break or tear.
  15. Vnaz50

    Id help

    San Antonio, Tx Another piece from my backyard. I’ve already done a vinegar test on it. It also coming from this spot.
  16. Vnaz50

    Odd texturing

    San Antonio, Tx This one had an odd coloring and texture. Looks like shell and sediment.
  17. San Antonio, Tx Do limestone and/or sediment formations tend to repeat a formation in similar shapes and sizes? The one on the top left appears to be a clay bottle.
  18. Vnaz50

    Bark or Mulch?

    Vince San Antonio, Tx I walked over this piece for weeks. I thought it was a piece of bark or mulch. I picked it up and washed it off like a rock. After I dried it off I noticed the burn looked odd.
  19. Vnaz50

    More Appropriate

    Vince San Antonio, Tx I’m not even going to try and guess this one.
  20. Vnaz50

    Sunday Rock 2

    Vince San Antonio, Tx Unsure of this one. Luckily it stood up for. Good pic
  21. Vnaz50

    Boat paddle?

    Vince San Antonio, Tx I know I get overly excited but this resembles a tooth to me
  22. Vnaz50

    More rocks

    Vince San Antonio, Tx This is one I’ve had sitting on the porch. Just got to cleaning it again.
  23. Vnaz50


    My last one for the week I promise.This is after I did some cleaning at lunch. Everyone has been very helpful. Thank you. San Antonio
  24. Vnaz50

    Identification help

    I found this one last night in my backyard. Looking for some assistance in identifying it please.
  25. nathansaurus

    Fossil ID helped needed!!

    Hello guys! Nathan here. I have a few fossils I would like to get y'all opinions about what they are or if there even fossils! Here is one rock I found outside my house in Houston Texas.
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