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  1. Granny and Aust

    Interesting stones or maybe fossils?

    I’m really new to fossil identification but my nearly eight year old grandson’s recent passion has sparked my interest and we have been going through some of my beach stone pick ups I’ve always picked up interesting looking (or interesting feeling)stones and what I thought were shells- turns out I have quite a few fossils. The flint photos below were found on Whitstable Beach in Kent England. I joked and called them witches fingers but now I’m wondering… are there crinoids on the surface or just marks. The second stone I can remember one of the grandkids giving to me as it looked li
  2. LesW


    Hi Firstly location, I live in South Norfolk. Recently, when rotovating my garden, the blades split a piece of flint and one half had the impression shown on the attached photo. It looks a little like a worm but that’s the guess of a novice. Can more enlightened forum members suggest what it could be. Regards Les Wilcock
  3. Hillbenny

    Found this while mushroom hunting

    I found this on top of the ground while mushroom hunting. I have collected arrowheads, fossils, and other odd/cool looking rocks for a number of years but have never seen anything like it before. I found it a few miles south east of Calhoun,Missouri close to Henry county road NE 300, and a few yards from Tebo creek. I appreciate any help identifying what it is and approximately how old.
  4. will stevenson

    Echinoid uk flint

    Hi guys I was wondering what your thoughts on this flint echinoid were, is it too worn to be identified?
  5. So I went to a new site nearby me where I heard there were shark teeth and while I didn't find any shark teeth I found flint(?) fossils, that, unlike my previous flint(?) fossils, which I believe were deposited by glaciers, I think these ones are native to where I found them, which is an old mine overburden pile (the rock above the ore they're mining for), my evidence for this was the presence of many iron rich rocks that was in the same pile, pictured I have what I believe is botryoidal hematite, which hematite is what they mine here. Also the fossils in these new specimens are different to
  6. I've been collecting plastic from around thanet beaches and started noticing fossils in flint so collected some stuff up to find out more ..and also about what can and cant be found in flint form, Keep finding bone and tooth shaped flint and also some strange textures on some too ..I have a very keen eyes so I'd like to tune out useless stuff ..Thanks in advance
  7. truceburner

    Fantastic Fern Fossil In Flint

    An acquaintance found this on a ranch outside of Roscoe, TX. I presume it's some sort of fern. Any chance we could narrow it down further? It's a lovely specimen with a special remembrance for the collector. Appreciate any help you can offer.
  8. Coveredindirt

    Help with id please.

    This is full of crystals. Crinoid? Belemnite? In flint rock, shape is approx 10cm across. Jurassic Coast, UK. Thank you.
  9. Beema247

    Can anyone identify this fossil?

    My friend found this fossil about 35 years. Can anyone identify what it could possibly be?
  10. Fossil discovery of 5 mammoths along with Neanderthal tools reveals life in ice age By Ashley Strickland, CNN, December 29, 2021 Mammoth graveyard: Fossil hunters describe thrill of discovery (Wiltshire, England) BBC News, December 30, 2021 Yours, Paul H.
  11. jcochr

    coprolite or flint?

    Found this in gravel - at least it has some impressions on it but it looks like it could be coprolite...
  12. Hello all. We found this today at Climping in West Sussex. 7cm long, 5cm wide and the break indicates that it may be 2cm deep. Thank you to anyone who might be able to help identify it! Sarah.
  13. Emil folleraas

    Plant fossil inside a flint stone?

    Can anyone help me identify this structure inside a flint stone?
  14. found2turnout

    found near Arkansas river in little rock

    I have found several very similar to this.
  15. Hi all, Harwich in Essex, U.K. is mostly famous for The Mayflower but it does have a small beach on which sharks teeth can be found. My wife and kids were lucky to find some but I was not so lucky. I did however find this. Could this possibly be an inclusion of a piece of coral in a flint nodule? If so is there any way to determine species and a possible age? Thanks in advance!
  16. sebbe_07

    Flint stone tooth fossil?

    Hi, I found this flint stone close to the ocean south of Gothenburg,Sweden and it really looks like a tooth. The measurement on the pics are in cm. 3,5cm (1,38 inches) x 4cm (1,57 inches)
  17. Nadav

    Fish scale fossils in flint.

    While flint knapping, I found some fish scales inside the flint. The flint was a nodule inside a miocene conglomerate in northern Israel. The flint is most likely to be Eocene flint that rolled its way from a distance. Specimen A is one centimeter long, B is 5 mm and specimen C is aprox 2 mm. I hope some of you can help me identify the fish species or families. Thank you!
  18. Yuanls

    Trilobite from Pembrokeshire?

    Hi all, I collected this piece of rock from Saundersfoot beach last week. Because it was loose on the beach, I don't have much indication of formation or age, but I'm aware that the majority of rocks in that area are Carboniferous, and I'm also aware that Carboniferous chert does exist in the Pembrokeshire region. I'm not sure where it could have came from otherwise. The fossil in question is a scoop-shaped, hemispherical mold in chert which features two discontinuous troughs running down its centre. Upon closer inspection, the surface of the mold furthest f
  19. mr.cheese

    Hi, is it a tooth or is it flint?!

    Hi all, I run a rock and fossil shop in the UK and I had a customer come in and tell me about finding a tooth on holiday in the Isle of Wight in the 1970's he has now emailed me a few pictures over, I was wondering if anyone could help me to help him? I am inclined to think it is flint but I don't want to say that yet as he has fond memories of finding it and its not nice to squash them. So any pointers would be great. He found it in Alum bay
  20. Found this at a Danish beach with chalk cliffs. About 5 cm long.
  21. Philip Tovell

    Tooth... Or Ordinary Flint Stone?

    I suspect this is just an ordinary bit of flint but I wanted to ask you all for your opinion just in case. I found it amongst gravel on the garden path outside my home in Scotland. The the width of the widest end is 1.4 cm, the thinnest is 0.9 cm and the full length is 3.1 cm.
  22. Nadav

    Mystery fossil in flint

    I've found a fossil in flint during flint knapping. I've exposed as much of it as I could. It's about one centimetre long and one centimetre wide. Cant know how old the flint is. It's from the Negev desert Israel. It was found in a wadi with debris from multiple periods (Triassic-Eocene) cant be sure. I think it might be a crinoid stem but I'm far from being sure. Any help would be appreciated!
  23. Cairns

    Bone with flint?

    Hi, my daughter found this on our beach in Kitsap County. (Washington) The tongue taste test says it’s bone, it sure looks like embedded flint. I realize how very improbable this is, so suspect it’s something tame and obvious but I can’t figure it out. Perhaps someone out there can?
  24. val horn

    object in tunnel in flint

    Went to Ruxton England looking for my own mammoth. Brought home some large rocks instead. Not sure what to make of the orange inclusion in this piece of flint. The whole flint is about 3 by 5 inches with multiple rough spotty enclusions There is significant discussion as to what these flints represent, one concept involves the death and collapse of glass sponges as in: https://www.flint-paramoudra.com/flint-nodules.html Is it a dying glass sponge, a worm and worm burrow, or something else entirely. Help will be appreciated, thanks
  25. IsaacTheFossilMan

    UK flint microfossil

    This is a sponge(?) microfossil in a fragment of a flint nodule. The flint has been quarried from the south of the British coast, which is mainly Cretaceous strata. It looks slightly like it's an imprint, but, upon further inspection, it is a broken off membrane. Currently (and slightly embarrassingly) I have only whittled it down to Echinodermata... I know, I know, spare me your applause, while my PhD's waiting! More sincerely, if anyone could shed some brighter light upon this, I'd be very grateful!
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