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    Peace River ID Help

    Out on the Peace River, FL Wednesday trying to find a nice meg for a friend. Unfortunately, my usual spot failed to produce a quality tooth. Just lots of bits and pieces. Late in the day I was about to toss a black piece of what looked like stone or rock out of the sifter when the light hit the edge just right and I spotted Schreger lines. This was an unusual looking piece of ivory due to the jet black color. The only thing I could think of that would have produced the black colored ivory is the enamel found on a Gomphothere tusk. So, I am seeking opinions on whether or not this is a piece
  2. EvanPenn

    Old black and iron-colored rock

    Bought this on online auction site recently from a Japanese seller. Its a "viewing stone". Apologies if this is not a fossil. I am a novice. I've done quite a few hours of research, but have decided that I just don't have the experience needed to make an identification. No matter how may pictures I look at and for how long..... I haven't received it yet. It seems to have a hole in the top and one hole on the side. Am not sure if its hollow or if the holes are shallow. The pictures are dark...apologies again. If needed, I will post better pictures when I have it in my hands. Or may
  3. denver01

    Possible Coprolite?

    Hi all, This was picked up along Lake Michigan in Wisconsin US. was close to developed area so rock may have been brought in from another location for erosion prevention. thanks in advance!
  4. DWK

    Is this really a fossil ??

    I keep finding samples of this rock - which I believe is quartzite because it's hard and crystaline (always fractures along facets) My guess is that the rock was sedimentary to begin with. Many samples I find have back spherical things in them about 1 cm in size. There is some small indication of radial spikes and some appear to have a halo around the perimeter. If they are fossils and not simply geological they might be Ediacaran. These are being found along the shore of the British Columbia mainland north of Vancouver.IMG_0968.CR2 of British Columbia mainland just no
  5. TomAndKids

    Fossil Tooth?

    Hi Everyone, my 6 year old son found this washed up on Lepe Beach, Hampshire and would love to know if it’s a fossil (and any more details if possible) it’s approx 5cm long, I’ve taken pictures of both sides. Thanks to anyone who is able to offer an opinion!
  6. expatspain

    Chance to buy 5 Orthoceras

    An acquaintance has offered these 5. Worth the money or are there better for same outlay? His photos of 3 elongated and 2 egg shaped.
  7. Sneakydinosaur82

    Mystery bone

    I was looking around marsh quarry, Colorado and I found this. It looks like a bone fragment. It has a really black color seems like it consists of ash and it also shows traces of hollow bone.
  8. Recently bought a 14.25 cm tooth from Indonesia and it cost me half a month's salary. It has a strong smell of rust and a little bit of pyrite filling in bourlette, but I’m not sure if it is real because I never heard about it. Besides, the gap between root and bourlette seems to have been slightly polished. Check with UV light Split edge
  9. About an inch or so long and found in Venice Fl. It superficially resembles a turtle shell but im not actually sure what it is
  10. I found this rock a few years ago buried in the ground. She looks like a hip. The rock weighs about 2-3 pounds and is the size of an adult hand. You can see scratches on it (as if someone had scratched it with a sharp knife). There are also small holes (see photo) and the rock is red/orange in color inside these cavities. I think it's a fossil, but I don't know much about it. Ideas ?
  11. Denis Arcand

    Need help to ID small black things

    Hi, I found theses black fragment of some sort onto on a couple of plates from the Ordovician that I found. Can someone help to 'Fossil ID' them? If you can also help ID the brachiopod, that would be appreciated (-: Thanks!
  12. hello all, I found a lot of this specific type of rock and I thought they could be fossils. Now I'm not so sure. They have what appears to have a spongy inside and flat outside, on the sides that are still there. I tried to take pictures to show them well. A few of the pieces have two "lobes" at one end and the lobes appear to be splitting. They are all the same color, though some are dry and some are damp still. I was trying to figure this out on my own, and I thought it could possibly be coal (if not a fossil), but i really don't know how to test it. My husband did try to light i
  13. I collected this fossil many years ago as a kid, from a very rocky creek bed in Gorman, Texas. North Central Texas. No idea as to the geological age of the area. The "scales" have a slightly curved face that rises from the center to the sides, but not front and back. They also seem to be leaned on top of another similar to how normal scales are, all pointing the same direction. Almost looks as though the back side of the specimen has bone fragments visible? To my untrained eye, this what I assumed. From my own research, so far I assume it could be from a fish
  14. Baseraider

    Hollow bone ID

    Found this among river rocks Approximately 10cm Any ideas??? https://ibb.co/vVrNSF0 https://ibb.co/LvxYpL8 https://ibb.co/bvY9frs https://ibb.co/vzYcjkH https://ibb.co/GsHPBYF https://ibb.co/drGMnVL
  15. Kingofthekats

    Is this a fossil?

  16. RescueMJ

    Unknown Claw Fossil

    These fossils have been found within 500 yards of each other on surface soil in Venice, Florida. Other early pleistocene dated fossils in immediate area. When I found the first one, I thought it was a nail from a dog. Several others found in the last few months. I appreciate any input on these identifications. Happy New Year -Michael
  17. I think the cylindrical ones are crinoids but not sure on the cones Garage sale find in NW San Antonio. May or may not be from San Antonio. One of the cones is broken in half (pictured) and the broken sides of some cones (also pictured) I noticed that the cones have a line going down from tip to the bottom (one pictured) Please help ID
  18. LunaRai

    Is This A Crab Claw?

    Does anyone know what this is? I am thinking, perhaps, it is a piece of a stone crab claw? Someone mentioned shark tooth. Found at Quintana Beach, Texas; Gulf of Mexico ocean, two days after two hurricanes hit landfall.
  19. Pleuromya

    Black bone, fossil or modern?

    Hello, I found this chunk of bone in the river Cherwell is it modern? There's also a bit of wood next to it. Thanks
  20. Pleuromya

    Is this even a fossil?

    Hello, I found this, already cracked in a field in Northamptonshire, UK. It has a strange pattern on the outside and a streak of orange inside. Sorry for the bad photo quality. Thanks.
  21. nivek1969

    Ammonite ID

    Hello. I have this large black ammonite acquired from a man who lived in Brazil. Supposedly this ammo is from Peru, but I do not know any other info on it. There are so many ammo types it makes ones head spin trying to identify the details. Any help here would be appreciated. Thanks!
  22. VeroMan

    Small Tooth?

    I'm new and trying to ID this. If I should have been able to find others on this site and not ask, please suggest approach to finding. Found in a shell bed.
  23. Jerry W.

    Could you take a look

    I suspect this is coprolite but I don't know. Thanks for your thoughts.
  24. MacHoffman22

    Iowa Mystery Bone ID

    Need help identifying what appears to be a tooth or bone of some sort. Found in the far northeastern part of Iowa (almost South Dakota) about 8 inches deep in the sandy shore of the Big Sioux River. The left and right side appear to be very slightly broken off, as well as what I would assume to be the bottom.
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