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  1. Can someone identify what these teeth belonged to?
  2. marshallantrim

    Possible Mushroom

    My wife found what appears to be a fossil and highly resembles a small morel mushroom. I understand that this would be highly unlikely so I am wanting to know what this is and if it has any scientific value.
  3. TaterTexas

    Is this a fossil?

    My daughter found this while on a hike through a creek bed. The top of the bank was roughly 20ft high. Tom Green county, Texas. There were a couple of pieces of petrified wood in the same area. I've seen plenty of animal bones, it has that texture, but the shape is peculiar.
  4. Went to creek I frequent but went down to a part I haven't been to for awhile, had several good floods since. Much to my surprise I rounded a corner and the bottom of the creek was pale yellow as far as I could see down. As you see in the picture there was shapes carved out by water, and it was very thick in places, but it was soft enough to break of pieces and it was grey underneath. So is this a layer of shale? If so why is it yellow? This may be natural in Eagle Ford and I've just never seen it in this form, just looking around I spotted this ammonite and just plucked it out. So now wonder
  5. Mercydarko13

    When a rock makes you scream...

    I found this while hunting the creek bed in the little woods adjacent to my house in Ireland Indiana. I was examining it and 3 seconds into doing so, my brain forgot it was a rock and I screamed and dropped it. I know snakes can't be fossilized but this seems to be a real petrified snake head. I was wanting your opinions and tried my best to get good pictures. What do you think it is?
  6. Arden

    What is it?

    We found this in a tributary of a creek that runs through my sister's backyard in St. Louis, Missouri. Also found druzy quartz, brachiopods, bryozoans, and other molluscs and a few geodes. It looks like burrows in rock (flint?) Top photo shows cluster of shells found at the bottom of the tube. The rock is about 1 square foot in size. Is it a trace fossil of a burrowing mollusc? Any information will be greatly appreciated.
  7. 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
  8. Hello, my son found this piece deep in the bed of a little creek that passes through our property. We are in Northeast Washington. Looks like bone to me. Is it fossilized? And does anyone know what it might be? Thanks a ton for the help.
  9. Jules Poirier

    Rock Cluster - Fossil

    This rock appears to be several different rocks that have melded.
  10. HClapper

    Possible fossil?

    Found this while hiking in a mostly dry creek bed in North West Arkansas. Picked it up because I thought it was interesting. When I first spotted it I thought it was a piece of bone. Seems very solid, no porousness in the center or striations outside. Is it a fossil of something? Just a neat rock?
  11. grg1109

    swirl pattern

    Here's one that's a bit different...any ideas? Approx. 3/4" X 1/2" Found in unnamed creek near King Ferry, NY... I think it's from the Upper Tully Limestone Thanks Greg
  12. slhalste


    Hello, I'm new to the site. Recently, I found what I thought was a petrified banana in a creek bed. However, someone told me this is a Smilodon tooth, but it measures about 6 inches in length, and not quite two inches at the widest. I'm still betting on a banana:) Any assistance is greatly appreciated!
  13. Hi everyone! I haven’t been on here, or posted In FOREVER. These rocks were in a creek bed in Devine TX. When I found a pocket There was a soft sometimes liquidy sometimes dryer Chock like substance. There was three colors. Red, orange, and almost yellow. Is this what the cave drawings were made with?!?! I don’t have good pictures of the chalk stuff right now bat can get them later.
  14. lesa7894

    New Help with an ID

    Hi my granddaughter and I found this along the creek bed in house springs, mo. I think that it is a bone of some sort and there are shinies in all the dark spots. Especially the top where the hole is. The hole is very porius I'm assuming because of the marrow. So I'm assuming it's old but just an amateur hunter here and never found any type of bone before I have more photos but these give the best description. 1st photo is standing up. The rings shine. 2 photo is of the side. Dark spots glitter. 3 is on the side but slightly turned. 4th is the bottom. 5 is front facing again bottom brown ring
  15. gw8706

    Cluster of crinoids?

    Hi thanks for taking the time to look at my post. Just for verification, I'm wondering if this is a group of crinoids in one rock? I found this near the Mississippi River in a Creek bed in Northeast Missouri. Thanks
  16. gw8706

    What could it be?

    I found this in the creek bed near the Mississippi River in Northeast Missouri. The size is about equivalent to a milk jug. Thanks for looking!
  17. Kerry Robinson

    Need ID

    What did I find?
  18. One of my finds from yesterday. Found it on the surface in a creek bed here in W KY. (That is 99% of my finds!) Apologies for not knowing the geology & time frame. Not quite sure how to go about figuring that out yet. Could this be a sponge or coral? It's about 12 cm long, 9 wide at the widest, & heavy, probably 2 lbs. at least.
  19. Ben&Jess

    ID this fossil

    Don’t have any idea what this is??
  20. I found this one yesterday. I recently got back into the hobby of rock tumbling and was looking for rocks for that when I came across a few fossils in a creek bed in North Central Arkansas, USA. This one resembles a "pigs in a blanket" sausage wrapped with crescent dough. I thought the inside was just dirt and mud but it is solid. It is 2 inches at the longest point. The hole is approximately an inch in diameter.
  21. JoyceW

    What is this?

    I found this is a creek bed in north central Arkansas recently. Seems to be sandstone type material. It is 2 1/2 inches long and 1 1/2 inch wide at the widest part. It is hollow all the way to the end. I find some arrowheads and other Native American relics in the same area so wasn't sure if it's a fossil or a relic of some kind.
  22. While I find interest in every fossil my daughter and I find, I’m feeling a bit frustrated at finding only Crinoids. Yes, I think they’re cool, and I don’t want to be ungrateful, but I’m getting a bit discouraged.. I’d like to find something other than a Crinoid. Now, admittedly, I only know certain places to look, so that’s why I’m reaching out for help. We’ve primarily looked in creek beds, and along the trails we walk. I’m in Boone County, MO. Can anyone give us any tips on other places to look where we might find something other than a Crinoid? We’re new to fossil hunting, so honestly any
  23. KimboSlice

    Bryozoan Archimedes? Tooth?

    I’ve got 4 fossils, or steinkerns, I’m needing help identifying, all on the same rock. Found in a creek bed in Boone County, MO. I believe it to be from the Mississippian Era. I believe those labeled one and two are Bryozoan Archimedes. Number one (the biggest of the two) measures at a little over 1/4th of an inch. Number two measures at almost exactly (slightly over) 1/4th of an inch. Number three I’m thinking is part of a stem of a Crinoid? Can anyone confirm or deny this for me? The fourth is, what I believe to be, a steinkern of a possible tooth? Like, a tooth laid there at one point, and
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