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  1. Shamelia

    Fossil eye or something else

    Hello- I have no idea about fossils but always pick up things up when out on walks- found this at the weekend on a ploughed field in Cambridge. Picked it up as looked like an eye but no idea if thats likely! Be very grateful if any input and hope the photos are sufficient. Great to find this fascinating forum!
  2. Nattywoody

    Is it a coprolite?

    Hi all, I found this on Monmouth beach on the Jurassic coast UK. It's about 4cm long and about 1cm diameter. Not sure how best to describe it... it's in one piece it's not separated in bits. It has raised vein line type things across it's surface. I just thought it looked like a poo and more than just a rock. Any thoughts please let me know, thank you.
  3. Ben Daniels

    Flint Fossil?

    Hi All, I was hoping someone could help with identifying what this formation is within this flint I cracked while flint knapping earlier this week. The formation looks very organic and even plant like however I know that mineral deposits and other geological formations can seem like fossil material to the untrained eye, and my eye isn't very trained in this! The flint used was taken from a beach in Littlehampton, Sussex, UK. This flint is of Cretaceous age if that's useful at all. If you could add your input on whether this is a fossil or a geological feature and what it is exactl
  4. aliceh

    obsidian/flint shaped weirdly

    found this in covehithe, sounds glassy so assuming obsidian, but whys it look like this??
  5. This little stone(?) caught my eye while sitting on Southwold Beach (UK). It’s basically a flint covered shoreline but the contours on this looked shell like. It could just be another bit of flint, but I’ve not seen this sort of weapon a piece before. thank you for any help - as usual
  6. Found at the beach yesterday and I am obsessed with this ai can't stop looking at it it seems to be a carved picture or something on top of some Flint stone what could this be?
  7. Stumbled upon interesting "imprints" and "casts" in one of our backyard landscaping rocks (Houston). The landscapers call it "Bull Rock"... I think it is actually "chert". Looks to be marine invertebrate fossils? Would that be common or rare in this type of rock? Wondering if it is worth searching more in the back yard?
  8. Hi! I found this very large and irregularly shaped flint nodule on the Thames foreshore, London. To me, it kind of looks like the branching arms of a sea sponge, but I have heard that flint nodules also sometimes filled the shape of animal burrows and other things. It has a number of holes/handles in it. What do you think it is?
  9. Thames Adventurer

    Flint sea sponge cap remains?

    I collected these off the Thames foreshore. I have been lead to believe that these are the remains of sea sponge (that they once held them, or were them??) but I don't really understand. Can someone here help confirm and explain this please? Thank you
  10. Thames Adventurer

    Strange flint fossil

    Hi! I found this strange piece of flint on the Thames foreshore. Is this a fossil sea sponge? Thank you
  11. Thames Adventurer

    Seashells in flint?

    Hi! I recently found these pieces of flint on the Thames foreshore (London) which look like they have seashells in them. The banded areas are raised/textured to the touch. Are these fossil seashells and if so, does anyone know what type they are or how old they might be? Thank you!
  12. Lucy76

    Is this a flint fossil tooth?

    Hi, can anyone tell me if this is a tooth please? Found amongst the gravel in our drive. Thanks.
  13. Organicognition

    Strange fossil

    Hi I live in the UK near the coast in devon and my bro found this. Its strange as its in flint stone and has a strange pattern !?
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. Notidanodon

    Echinoid uk flint

    Hi guys I was wondering what your thoughts on this flint echinoid were, is it too worn to be identified?
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Beema247

    Can anyone identify this fossil?

    My friend found this fossil about 35 years. Can anyone identify what it could possibly be?
  23. 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.
  24. jcochr

    coprolite or flint?

    Found this in gravel - at least it has some impressions on it but it looks like it could be coprolite...
  25. 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.
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