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  1. Rexofspades

    Lost river trip 08/29/2021

    Hi all! Went on an expedition to Wardensville this weekend to try out some new equipment, decided to go to the Lost river quarry and try my hand at shale splitting. The drive was nice and uneventful. but eventually I made it to the spot. The scree was more treacherous than I expected, has to use my new rockhammer as a pick of sorts to help anchor myself. this was my very first time to this locality, doing anything like this for that matter, so I had no idea what I would find if anything. after scrambling up to the rock wall and looking over the texture my eyes were met with the fir
  2. Laura Lea

    A few gravel finds...

    Y'all please understand, I'm new to this! These all came from the gravel road leading to my house in S. LA. What are they?
  3. From the album: Tertiary

    Graphularia ambigua Branching Coral Pieces (longest over half an inch) Paleocene Vincentown Formation Rancocas Creek Vincentown, N.J.
  4. Laura Lea

    Agatized horn coral?

    I found this in gravel. I think it's pretty cool. Would love to know what it is!
  5. Hi guys I decided to rescue and acquire a new unlabelled specimen. It appears to be a rugose solitary coral that can possibly come from the Devonian of south western Ontario. Can anyone give me any leads on the species level??
  6. Hi guys so today I came across a new shop that popped up in downtown Hamilton, Ontario. Anyway long story short I bought what appears to be Silurian coral fossil that originated somewhere on the Niagara Escarpment in Ontario or the State of New York. This fossil came from a peculiar museum that liquidated its collections in Niagara of Ontario and closed but the fossil didnt come with a label. Can anyone help me pin down what it is? I have never encountered a fossil like this on the Niagara Escarpment of Hamilton, Ontario. Also this was being sold along with o
  7. kgbudge

    Coral fossil?

    Coral fossils? From a recent trip to the Payson area, Arizona. Possibly Naco Formation.
  8. BRADAI M.

    Upper Devonian Rugosa ID

    Hello guys I collected this Rugosa coral from the Upper Devonian of Charouine, located in the Ougarta ranges, Algeria. I wonder if someone can help ID the genus and species properly! I appreciate your efforts.
  9. This all started over a year ago. I was selected as Member of the Month and a couple of TFF members from Texas invited me down to the big state to collect. I primarily collect in my home region, the northeast, but I've taken fossil forays to New Mexico, Kentucky, and Germany and was willing to consider a trip to Texas and the opportunity to visit some classic fossil sites and collect fossils that are outside my usual focus. I began planning this about ten months ago, contacted potential fossil collecting partners and did my own research on fossil sites, geology, and the types of fossils I woul
  10. I found a few what I believe are corals on along the Atlantic Ocean in Connacht, Ireland. I would appreciate any identification as I am new to collecting fossils, thank you.
  11. kgbudge

    Osha Canyon Formation

    Visiting the Osha Canyon Formation in the Jemez Mountains, New Mexico. Upper part of the formation. The massive sandstone is the Sandia Formation. Underneath is the Pennsylvanian Osha Canyon Formation. FInds: Crinoid stem segments, a rugose coral, a couple of echinoderm plates, and a worm burrow cast. Whole bed of brachiopods: Composita brachiopods? I was shown this site by a semi-professional geologist who calls it The Nursery because there are huge numbers of unusually sm
  12. fossils i found on the bogue chitto river , since i cant go rock hunting because the gravel bar is flooded under 5 to 10 feet of water with all the rain we had lately , im posting some of my finds here in louisiana we dont have a lot of fossils but i found a few
  13. Owen Ridgen

    A few Fossils from recently

    Hello everyone, thanks for letting me join the site! I'm an amateur fossil hunter from Toronto who has made a few expeditions in the past months. I've found a few fossils of interest that I'd like some help identifying. Below are links to photos of the fossils in question on my iNaturalist page, along with some additional details. Thanks all in advance! The following were all found along the Don River in Toronto. 1. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/68570190 2. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/68573964 3. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/685701
  14. Taking advantage of my time spent home, I finally got a couple of glass display cases to showcase fossil specimens from my collection. Finding ones that were affordable and blended with the style of our home, was challenge, and I took my time choosing. Despite a bit of criticism I receive from some of my fossil collecting friends, I am a generalist collector who doesn't specialize in anything. Having said that, my collection does feature some rare faunas; Devonian and Cretaceous bivalves, Lower and Middle Devonian brachiopods and gastropods, Cretaceous vertebrates, etc. The focus is largely on
  15. Sid James

    Please Help Identify these fossils

    I have lived on this property in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee for over 35 years. I have been noticing these fossils while working in a shade garden on the property. I believe they are some form of fossilized coral. I tried to find help in the Audubon Society Field Guide and by searching on line, but did not find anything that completely matched my samples. I have selected several pieces that I hope my help identify the fossils. The pieces I have found are usually 1-1 1/2" inches in diameter, and somewhat spherical. Many of the colonies are shaped like a 5 pointed star and appear in somewhat
  16. I propose to show us your Cenozoic corals. It is not necessary that it are identified although it would be better. What is necessary is that it are dated. Ok? Come on, I'll start. Cyathoseris castroi (Mallada, 1887) Lutetian South Pyrenean basin
  17. I found this in a sand pit near Kalkaska Michigan as a kid. It was in the vally wall around lake Skegamog. Next to it were a number of sand stones containing shell fossils. I don't know if it matters, but the pit wall I dug into was about 75 feet below the undisturbed grade. The stone I believe to be a sponge is approximately nine inches tall and weighs approximately 9.5 pounds. The chamber's are not uniform in size so I doubt it's being coral. The fact that there were no igneous rocks present makes me doubt pumice. I apologize that I could put up more pictures and close ups, but there was a
  18. Jeffrey P

    Back to the Ohio Valley

    Hi Everyone, I took a 2 week trip to the Ohio Valley, arriving back in New York about a week ago. It was primarily a family visit since many of my relatives now reside in the Elizabethtown, KY area. However, the Ohio Valley, as some of you know, is very rich in Paleozoic fossils and I just had to make a few stops on my way there and back as well as between family engagements. I will try to share enough to give you all a gist of it: It was a long day's drive from the northern suburbs of New York City to Richmond, Indiana where I spent the first night. The next day I was headed down State R
  19. Corals Fossil found in a base camo when I climbed mountain at an elevation of 3200 metres, to ID~ The corals looks like Liangshanophyllum or waagenophyllum but not quick match the character of Tetracoralla~ Also some Mollusks, maybe Amphineura?
  20. Nautiloid

    Rugose corals from the Kalkberg formation

    From the album: Lower Devonian Helderberg Group in Eastern NY

    Enterolasma strictum rugose corals from the Lower Devonian Kalkberg formation. Collected 5/31/20 Rickard Hill Rd. Schoharie, NY
  21. doushantuo

    devonian(syn)ecology

    New data on the intergrowth of Rugosa-Bryozoa in the Lower Devonian of North Gondwana Yves PLUSQUELLEC ,Françoise P. BIGEY Carnets Geol. 19 (18) Creative Commons License DOI 10.4267/2042/70538 PDF LINK
  22. Spring of 2020 We took advantage of the time off and the break in weather to hunt one of our favorite streams here in Western New York. This was just a spring scouting mission to see what was exposed after the ice and snow has melted. Some of the more interesting finds were a crinoid crown (very rare for this locality) possibly Logocrinus, Spinocyrtia granulosa open with both valves, Orthospirifer marcyi, a large Megastrophia concava cleaned by nature with epibionts, and 3 small nearly complete Greenops. We also found many small Favosites coral colonies, large Heliophyllum corals, and 8 d
  23. A new study shows that stony corals, which provide food and shelter for almost a quarter of all ocean species, are preparing for a major extinction event. Researchers identified an increased prevalence of certain traits found with previous extinction-survival characteristics among corals. By studying the fossil record of coral skeletons, they were able to determine that corals are showing some survival traits that match the last major extinction event 66mya. These traits include an increase in deep water residence, cosmopolitan distributions, smaller colonies, non-symbiotic relati
  24. Hello! Finally, I have some time to post this fossil hunting trip from a warm and sunny day in October, 2019. Introduction The Miocene Styrian basin in Austria is mostly filled with various clastic sediments, e.g. fossil-rich “Florianer Schichten” around St. Josef. The “Mittelsteirische Schwelle”, a north-south trending high-zone of palaeozoic, slightly metamorphic rocks, however, is, in a very literal sense, the base of various biogenic carbonate rocks (“Leithakalk”). The individual carbonate bodies are of slightly different age – spanning the whole Badenian (about three
  25. I bought a new old cabinet last winter and spent several months filling it with newly labeled specimens, most of them now stored in jewelry boxes. I took photos of it to show Tim, Fossildude19 and he suggested I post them in the Members Collections section. I followed his suggestion. The collection started in 2011 with a few fossil purchases off a well known public auction site. By the early spring of 2012 I was collecting in the field and the vast majority of my collection was self collected in that manner from sites, primarily in the Northeast and Ohio Valley as well as ones collected on tri
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