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  1. skiman1016

    A Trip to Penn Dixie

    I was finally able to get back to Penn Dixie for the first time in a couple years. Between the pandemic and life just getting busy, it had been difficult to find time to do a little fossil hunting. But this past weekend I was able to make a few decent finds. I have a lot of the common fossils found at Penn Dixie so I was trying to limit myself to things I haven’t found before and/or better quality specimens. Here are a few of my finds, some of which I’m not quite sure what they are. A sizable hash plate with a nice bryozoan (my first at this site!) An
  2. FINALLY getting around to posting about my first time ever fossil hunting in Oklahoma! Went on an extended weekend with the Paleontological Society of Austin to a variety of locales in Central OK - places I have heard about, read about and dreamed about going! I finally made it! And it was so very worth the drive, even if I did end up with a stupid cold the last two days (the drive home was a little....weird. Cold "fugue" makes for interesting driving- I really don't remember much of it, which is either good or bad....) But the FOSSILS! I've never hunted the Ordovician and Siluria
  3. Mainefossils

    Unknown fossil

    Fossil forum, I recently found an interesting fossil. I was thinking coral or bryozoan, but was unable to identify it correctly. It is from the Leighton Fm Maine (again), which is Silurian. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Here are some pictures of it:
  4. Tidgy's Dad

    ADAM'S SILURIAN

    Hoooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here we are at last, into Adam's Silurian. Thanks for looking. First up is the Lower Silurian or Llandovery and I begin with a problem. I posted this one incorrectly in Adam's Ordovician as it had got it's label muddled up with an Ordovician Favosites I had that has vanished in the move here, but is being replaced by kind forum member @Herb Anyway, this, I remember now I've found the correct label, is from the greenish Browgill Formation, part of the Stockdale Group from a cutting near Skelg
  5. A couple weeks ago during a collecting trip down to the Cincinnati area, I spent half a day collecting at the big roadcut near Maysville, KY. It's really hard to describe just how big this roadcut is. Pictures don't do it justice, but here's one anyways. For reference, the pine trees are probably 3 meters tall or so. I spent all my time collecting in the Fairview Formation. In the picture above, the contact between the Fairview and the underlying Kope Formation occurs near the first bench. The contact with the overlying Bellevue Limestone is just above the third bench.
  6. Rogue Embryo

    What kind of bryozoan?

    Thanks to Tim @Fossildude19 for identifying the following recent find as a bryozoan. I'm trying to narrow it down to at least genus. Taking a wild stab . . . genus Parvohallopora? I can't seem to find any image that resembles this one with any degree of certainty. Thanks. Camille
  7. I_gotta_rock

    Cretaceous Bryozoan

    From the album: Delaware Fossils

    Idmidronea traceyi, Taylor and McKinney, 2006 Mount Laurel Formation Reedy Point, Delaware
  8. I_gotta_rock

    Cretaceous Bryozoa

    From the album: Delaware Fossils

    Idmidronea traceyi, Taylor and McKinney, 2006 Mount Laurel Formation Reedy Point, Delaware
  9. Frank Eaton

    Beautiful Bryozoan or coral colony

    This is one of my favorite oddities: it’s a spherical colony of bryozoans from the York River of Virginia. You’ll see from the closeup that’s it’s layers upon layers of colonies. There’s no telling how deep they go… is there a pebble at the center? Anything at all? Specimen is 7cm. It’s tricky to find ID’s for these, but I’m curious if this is an encrusting bryozoan or a coral. Also, it’s just neat and wanted to share. Frank
  10. BenK

    Bryozoan

    Recent Eastern MO find. Some sort of bryozoan? I'd like to clean it up a bit without damaging it, any tips are appreciated. Thanks!
  11. From the Atrasado Formation in San Diego Canyon, New Mexico. Took a couple of younger friends fossil hunting, and we found a good bed. This one's a real beauty. My photographic equipment is primitive and doesn't do it justice. Graptolites and something else. Not sure what the circular structures are; I don't have the equipment for proper microphotography. There is a very clear echinoderm plate elsewhere in the sample so I'm wondering if these are some kind of echinoderm. They're very clear under the loupe and obviously f
  12. On my way home from Georgia today I decided to make a short stop at the Vienna, Illinois roadcut that is right off of I-24. The weather was nice, a balmy 52 degrees and I was out collecting without a jacket. I decided to stop for 20 minutes and see how many blastoids that I could find, but alas, I only found a small one. I did find the usual pieces that are found at the Mississippian roadcut- blastoid, brachiopods, horn coral, a crinoid basal plates, bryozoan, including Archimedes screw and a number of hash plates. I
  13. Samurai

    Fenestella sp.

    From the album: Missouri Bryozoans

    One of my favorite finds due to how its almost complete and is in a very hardy rock I am assuming to be chert
  14. historianmichael

    Spiropora sp.

    From the album: C&D Canal Micro Fossils

  15. I know crinoid "forests" are a dime a dozen, but still its nice to find one so packed . . . And some bryozoan pieces, my first that I can identify with a bit of confidence . . . but please correct if I'm mistaken. Cheers!
  16. This past Sunday, I had about 2 hours to spare, and wanted to look for fossils. I obviously couldn’t go far, so I decided to see whether I might have any luck fossil hunting along the Iowa River right in Iowa City. The exposure there is from the Coralville Member of the Cedar Valley Formation, which is mostly Devonian limestone and Dolomite. The faunal diversity in this strata is not great - some solitary and colonial corals, a smattering of brachiopods and bryozoans, and a few small crinoidal columnals. I had time to check out two locations very near downtown Iowa City, and both within two mi
  17. I had the opportunity to visit another Silurian site in the northern Georgia/southern Tennessee area. This is now the third such site I've visited, but the first in the Rockwood Formation as opposed to the Red Mountain Formation. As far as I can tell there's very little different between the two lithologically and paleontologically, with the Rockwood and Red Mountain occupying pretty much the same stratigraphic position. The difference seems to be that the TGS prefers to use the term "Rockwood" to describe it's Niagaran Silurian system and the GGS and AGS prefer the term "Red Mountain", mostly
  18. X-fish

    Possible Archimedes

    I collected this a couple years back, from the Topeka Limestone in Elk Co. Kansas, and it was identified as Archimedes. Is that correct? it doesn't look quite right to me (in fact, I think it looks more like Penniretepora, but I could be wrong). The specimen is 18 mm long. I apologize for using the penny for scale, the picture was taken before I started using a ruler as the scale in my fossil pictures, and my camera is having problems right now.
  19. My son brought me a rock from Pulaski, TN, and I am trying to study it and identify the various elements in it. From what I can tell (and from what I have learned here in the past) I believe it is mostly made up of encrusted bryozoans, although there is something different about them. There are tiny filament like "sticks" that I have not seen before. Is that perhaps just a type of bryozoan that I am unfamiliar with (quite possible!). There are also a number of embedded items in the rock. The third photo here shows two of them, side by side. I remember from previous answers that I have gotten
  20. Tetradium

    Fenestella

    From the album: Lime Creek Devonian Rockford Iowa

    Fenestella sp. A lace bryozoan - usually found in small pieces in the harder shale.
  21. Tetradium

    Lioclema occidens

    From the album: Lime Creek Devonian Rockford Iowa

    Lioclema occidens common. One weird thing about Lime Creek Formation is the numbers of bryozoan species which was much more diverse in Ordovician become much more less diverse even thought similar environment - muddy subtropical seas. This is the largest rugose bryozoan left. All the others (so far not identified yet) are much smaller, less than .2 of a centimeter in diameter.
  22. Mainefossils

    Number 2 invert fossil

    This is another fossil that has me stumped. I think that there is a possibility of bryozoan, because of the pits, but I remain unconvinced. It is from the Leighton Formation, which is Pridoli. The pictures below are of the fossil under raking lighting, to show the pits, then of it under lighting from directly above, and finally with scale (mm). Thanks everyone!
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