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  1. Vopros

    Could it be an opal Coprolite?

    This opal is from Lightning Ridge, Australia. Could it be a coprolite Thanks!
  2. I could not resist the hilarious headline.....Enjoy! Bicknell, R.D.C., Smith, P.M., Kimmig, J. 2023 Novel Coprolitic Records from the Silurian (Přídolí) Wallace Shale of New South Wales. Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology (ahead-of-print publication – in press) PDF LINK
  3. I was reading about the mass excavation of coprolites in the UK from the 1800s to WW2 and was wondering if there is any modern coprolite mining still going on there. I can't seem to find any so I'm guessing all the mines are closed and boarded up but just find it surprising that something that was once so common that it was ground up and turned into fertilizer on an industrial scale can now only be found in museums.

    Shark Coprolite

    From the album: Ozan Formation

    Shark Coprolite, NSR Campanian, Cretaceous Mar, 2023 The classic spiral pattern of shark coprolites is apparent on this specimen.
  5. johnnyvaldez7.jv

    Texas coprolites?

    Cause it's always amusing looking at possible poo finds...I was wondering if this could be a coprolite? I always pick up the unusual while I'm out searching...and this is no different. I think it's poo only because of the end resembling a pinch point as described in the coprolite ID. It doesn't seem to have any inclusions. I don't know....maybe it was just a natural occurance and this is just a coincidence. I'll attach other images of some other possible coprolite that I questioned in other threads and it was usually unknown...but this is the only one I'm questioning here. Not having inclus
  6. Randy_wmbg


    Found this digging in Peace River, central Florida. I wondered if it could be coprolite, but if it is I was wondering from what animal. Any information would be appreciated. Other finds from the same area included dugong bone, turtle shell, mammal teeth (bison, tapir, horse), armadillo scute, and lots of shark teeth.
  7. Good evening to all my paleo peers! Tonight I’d like to share with you a selection of some of my favorite fossils found this year. I was lucky enough to spend three weeks in Montana over the summer, along with a few other fossil hunting opportunities here and there. As we hop into the New Year I'll kick things off aptly... Frog Radioulna-Judith River formation, Montana One of my all time best single fossil hunting days was spent in late June on a microsite in the Judith River badlands of northern Montana. Among the teeth of crocs, hadrosaurs and dromaeosaurs was this absolutely tiny
  8. Hi there everyone. I would really appreciate your skills/opinions about if my little ''treasure'' is actually a coprolite or not. I have always believed it to be, just because it looks like a poo with something in it to me. I have forgotten where i found it, but most likely it was in Newcastle, NSW, Australia. It is ovalish in shape and appears to have a ''skin' wrapped around some sort of internal content. As I know zero about fossils, your time and expertise is gratefully appreciated. Looking forward to hearing from someone with excitement and thanks. Photos hopefully attached! Many ch
  9. Lil Sebastian

    Is this poop what I have?

    Good afternoon! I am curious if anyone can tell me what this is? Found on Folly Beach in Charleston. Thanks!

    Vertebrate coprolites, Turner Park

    From the album: Eagle Ford Group

    Vertebrate coprolites, Dallas Co. Cenomanian, Cretaceous Jan, 2023 Coprolites with articulated(?) bony fish inclusions. High quality vertebrate coprolites, bentonite layers, and tan/buff coloration are characteristic of the Turner Park Member of the Britton Formation of North Texas.
  11. Mike from North Queensland

    Giant Dino Gamete fossil

    Well we all know its not a giant dinosaur gamete fossil but I could not resist with the title or eyes in one photo. Best guess poopy is a coprolite but the extremely smooth surfaces and fact that its so strait make me wonder if this was fossilised when still in the intestinal chamber. The other option is that it is geologic in origin but the shape. Found in the toolebuc formation of central Queensland Australian - marine cretaceous formation. length of specimen 110 mm and 30 mm at widest point. There are also has striations visible in several sections and there are no
  12. CWS

    Coprolite identification

    Hi, picked this up at Aust today, only looked twice after seeing a video on icthyosaur coprolites found at charmouth. It has a lot of material in and the same pear shape, hard to identify anything expect for one possible shell.. Any help appreciated thanks. Happy new year!
  13. Picked this up a while back at Aust in Gloucetershire, UK. It was free but amongst chunks of the bone bed which are full of coprolites with a similar black completion, it also has a smaller piece of coprolite squashed into the side of it. What do you think, is that a big poo?? Found icthyosaur vertebrae very close by too.
  14. GeschWhat

    Coprolite Identification

    Rather than writing information about coprolite identification on multiple threads, I thought I would post information about coprolite identification here so it can be referenced in ID threads (I'm getting lazy, I know). I was also thinking it might be fun for others to post coprolites in their own collections so others can use them for comparison. So here we go: IDENTIFYING COPROLITES: Not all rocks that look like poop have a fecal origin. Here are a few things to consider when trying to make this determination: 1. Location, Location, Location – If you haven’t guessed
  15. Hi people, I have a query regarding the contents of some siderite nodules from a Duckmantian fossil forest site in N Wales for my PhD project. I had thin sections made of parts of several nodules and they all seem to have an abundance of 'faecal pellets'; rounded, often curved (banana-ish) shaped, mostly stratified pellets. These pellets have been replaced by siderite (FeCO3) and sometimes include pyrite and seem to have been the locus for early sulphate reduction by bacteria before conditions arose for the siderite precipitation. I've attached SEM images of the thin sections
  16. Goodmorning, last month I went to Solnhofen for my last fossil trip of the year in Germany. I found a lot of fossils (ammonites, coprolites, fish, worms...) and now I'm preparing the specimens. I have basic tools, a Dremel 290, needles, awls. I prepare all of these fossils with succes, but a big coprolite is still covered buy a tiny layer of matrix, that I can't remove with my actual tools. It's possible to effectively remove the matrix left with acid? Tomorrow I will post a photo of the fossil. Thanks.
  17. Dino Dad 81

    Fascinating coprolite or egg?

    It's hard to capture the beauty of this thing in pictures. Could it be an egg? Just a fascinating coprolite that shows its contents?
  18. Dino Dad 81


    This thing looks pretty bizarre. It's very dense, and has no tongue-sticking, so I think it's just a strange looking, bad-tasting rock. Every time my son or I tried to see if there was any tongue-sticking on the small black section, we were running to the kitchen to wash our mouths out--very sour, metallic taste. I'm worried we tasted dino poop. Or is this just some rock that should have stayed in the ground?
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