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Tales From the Shale posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsFormation: Bangor Limestone Age: Mississippian Found this location in a remote area of Alabama recently. I Haven't hunted the Bangor in awhile, so I gave it a shot. A fragmentary calyx. Northern Alabama seems to be teeming with these, as I found 8 others in a nearby locality as well. A complete, but squashed roller of a Kaskia? Fenestrella are found commonly articulated with their fans here. This was the best individual I found. My guess is these are Spyroceras? All of my nautiloids come from the Ordovicia
help ID fossil find from Cedar Creek Lake, Alabama
butchb posted a topic in Fossil IDWhile looking for Mississippian Period shark teeth, I split a hash plate and found this fossil. The fossil is one inch in length. Your assistance is appreciated.
unknown fossil find from Cedar Creek Lake in Alabama
butchb posted a topic in Fossil IDYesterday, I went to Cedar Creek Lake to look for crinoids. As I walked to one of my favorite locations , I found the fossil pictured below. You help in identifying it is appreciated.
Back to the Carboniferous Period...
Rockin' Ric posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsI 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
Lets Head North And See What We Can Find
Rockin' Ric posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsJanuary 2022 started off with a bang as my hunting buddies and I made our way to North to hunt Carboniferous fossils. It was an overcast chilly day but that didn't deter us. I came across this Trilobutt and just see the rear end (near my thumb) because my eyesight isn't what it used to be. When I get home and get a closer look I see what appears to be a part of the head. Not knowing much about Trilobites I posted it on a Facebook group page for some identification. It was pointed out that it is indeed part of the head and other pieces scattered about the hash plate if you look closely. The thi
Praefectus posted a fossil in BrachiopodsFossil brachiopod Schellwienella sp. EDIT: Updated pictures and stratigraphic information.
Praefectus posted a fossil in BrachiopodsFossil Brachiopod Diaphragmus cestriensis EDIT: Updated pictures and stratigraphic information.
Mystery fossil - trilobite or not a trilobite?
lakoneko posted a topic in Fossil IDI found this fossil back in 2014 at Cedar Creek Reservoir in Franklin County, Alabama. I was told the fossils we'd find there would be Mississippian, contained in Bangor Limestone. When I first found this I thought it might be a trilobite butt or a shark tooth and I recently decided to try to clean it, and now I don't know what it is there are two depressions under each prong, and the prongs bow back up (couldn't really get a side pic) The pictures show the uncovered fossil (the lighter material was what was initially uncovered). Thank you for any assistance!
Undergrad Paleo class field trip finds
lakoneko posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsI was recently reorganizing my fossil collection and thought I would share some pieces I collected during Paleontology field trips in undergrad at Alabama. I'm glad I took thorough notes at the time! The demopolis chalk is a popular formation for finding Exogyra/ostrea/pycnodonte shells and shark teeth. We visited a site in Tupelo, MS many times for surface collecting. Some of the cool pieces I found were many fragments of a mosasaur jaw (top pic, top 2 slots), a Squalicorax kaupi tooth, a scyliorhinus(?) tooth, bony fish vertebrae, and bony fish teeth. I was told the dark fossils
Cedar Creek Lake Alabama fossil finds
butchb posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsHi guys, This is my first posting on the forum, constructive criticism is appreciated. Each year, when the water level in the lake is lowered in late fall, I go there in search of crinoids The first set of photos shows one of my better finds of 2017. This small slab (approximately 9 x 12 inches) had partially eroded from the shore. I was more than pleased to see all crinoids exposed along the weathered edge. Hopefully, there are some nice ones hidden in the center. Last year, while walking up a watershed near the lake, I found a
Cephalopod and blastoid from Bangor Limestone
Monica posted a topic in Fossil IDHi again! Two more ID requests - this time they're from the Bangor Limestone in Alabama, USA (Lower Carboniferous, Mississippian). Specimen #1: An orthoconic nautiloid - could it be Brachycycloceras sp.? Specimen #2: A blastoid - Pentremites sp.? Thanks for your help! Monica
Please ID possible crinoid calyx impression
jewelonly posted a topic in Fossil IDA friend of mine found these fossil impressions while digging the foundation of his house near Huntsville, AL. This is Mississippian, Bangor Limestone Formation. In trying to identify the species, he thought it might be megistocrinus sp. He would like a definitive ID, if possible, so I appreciate all help. Thank you, Leah