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Found 75 results

  1. flints or something more interesing?

    Hi We found these and picked them up on the basis they dont look anything like the flints in this ground. So not what they might be, any info would be appreciated like the other finds these were in a shallow valley in east suffolk under 1.5m of flinty sand and on top of or in the top layer of heavy grey clay with some chalk and slint in it.
  2. second find

    We found this in a pond we have dug on the site of an old pond at the juncture between the clay infill and the undisturbed clay under the old pond. depth 1.75m. Heavy clay with flint and chalk in it location Suffolk on boulder clay in the bottom of a very shallow valley I thought it was man made as it was so detailed but my my son and friend think it is a fossil so here are the pictures against a ruler showing inches and centimeters
  3. Fossilised fish or odd bit of flint

    Found on Jurassic coast in Osmington Bay.
  4. Isle of Wight - flint ID, Echinoid?

    Found this little flint nodule in the stream below Blackgang Chine, halfway down the coastal landslip there. It has very distinct little pimples in a conical hollow that finishes in a flat surface. It looks very reminiscent of Echinoids, but different to any I’ve seen before. I believe the local strata are gault clay topped with greensand formation. Any ideas? Cheers!
  5. Is this a fossil?

    Found this in my front garden today and it feels like flint but looks like a tooth of some sort
  6. What’s on the bottom of this ?

    I believe it’s a flint core because it feels really soft and smooth. I love it’s look but when I look at the end of it there’s a golden color (please tell me it’s gold)! I’m sure it’s not .... haha... it won’t wash off or scratch off easily. Any ideas? Thanks for your help! Found in Ohio in a field ,in North central area.
  7. Hi people. I am an amateur fossil hunter and I have come across this flint on my local beach. I don't expect it to be anything special but I'd like to learn more about it if you all would be kind enough to share some of your hard acquired knowledge. Unfortunately I know next to nothing in regards to the specimen so I'm relying on you guys to give me a start. Located on a the Sheringham, Norfolk, England beach after some large stormy seas Other common finds in this area are belemnites but of a orangery brown colour I hope this is enough to give even a brief idea Many thanks in advance for any information
  8. Help with identity

    I'd be grateful for advice on this item found high on the South Downs in West Sussex, England.. The Downs are chalk, the item found Flint. I would like to know if this is a fracture pattern or a fossil bivalve - or something else altogether. The surface is corrugated.
  9. Hi to Forum members; I am an amateur rock collector who likes to look for fossils. For the most part I have not found anything fantastic but I am hopeful. I kindly request any information and or comments about a recent flint specimen from my back garden in Ipswich, Tuddenham Road. I have other photos of the flint that show unusual structures. On those photos, I used my photo app to adjust the exposure to get more fine detail. If it will help, I would gladly share. Also from my back garden, I found a petrified seed/pod/nut shell. Can someone help me identify what it is. May thanks! Munchy2
  10. Cretaceous marine thing?

    This came from the beach at Dumpton Gap in Kent. The site is mostly cretaceous chalk with bands of flint and produces sea urchins but I don't know what this is. My suspicion is sponge but I may have to stand in pseudes corner with my face to the wall.
  11. A recent acquisition that I bought just because it's beautiful. Impressions of cidarids crop up quite often in Cretaceous flint but I've never been lucky enough to find one (and I live in the wrong area). Probably Temnocidaris sp., Upper Cretaceous, Santonian, Kent coast, southern England. Test fragment 13mm across
  12. A Perfect Sphere of Flint

    Found this on my morning hike up the Frio River bed and it looks to be solid flint but something tells me there might be something interesting inside of it. I’m not real knowledgable on what geodes look like but it’s about the size of a large canteloupe and fairly heavy. Has a layer of petina forming around it.
  13. Help

    Found this while working in chalk pit in Kent, can you help me identify this as this is my first fossil find, also should i chip off the white crystally covering to reveal whole fossil many thanks
  14. Picked this up on the beach today. I'm still a noob, but having lived in East Sussex for a few months I've become pretty adept at identifying our local fossils (if it isn't a sea urchin, it's a sponge), but this new thing has me stumped! Initially I thought it was some kind of coral, then on further inspection I thought maybe the top part of an ammonite (or mollusc) shell. Now I'm coming back round to thinking it might be an echinoid, but I can't explain the strut-like structures (surely not spines!?). The Details This was found on the beach near Rottingdean, East Sussex, UK. That means it is likely late Cretaceous (NB: worth noting that I have been told a good deal of the pebbles on the beach have been imported, and the local flint is typically a dark black-grey, so while I assume that most finds are cretaceous this could potentially be from... anywhere) The area is a couple of miles west of Peacehaven, home to several giant Parapuzosia ammonites, and a much richer seam of google hits / background information Photo #1 Photo #02 Photo #03 Right hand side (note triangular markings): Photo #04 Left hand side - good view of the extremely fine strut like structures Finally, if anyone has any thoughts on splitting/ extraction / prep, they would also be gratefully received!
  15. Marine Fossils in Flint

    Hi to all you fossil guys, I’ve been dealing in and collecting antique microscope slides for many years, so I am familiar with viewing micro fossils and and fossil sections under the microscope, but the specimens on the slide seen in the attached image were a real eye-opener to me. I had no idea such incredible three-dimensional detail could be preserved, amber-like, in flint. My question is, is this type of preservation is common? The slide is the standard 3”x1” size. A location for the specimen is sadly lacking, but certainly somewhere in the UK. I look forward to understanding these little fossils in more detail. Thanks, Peter
  16. Flint fossil ID

    Hi, am totally new to fossils but came across this in the corner of a farm field in Surrey, England, UK. Was wondering if anyone could ID it for me? Thanks!
  17. I am not sure if this is authentic but I picked it up with a large lot of fossils. How do I find out?
  18. Imprint on the stone

    Please help identify the animal / plant imprint. Stone - flint, the territory where it was found - was once the Sarmatian Sea. The imprint is like a starfish, but there is doubt
  19. does anyone know what these verts are

    wondering what animal these are from as they are quite large (9-11cm for the b g one and 6-7cm for the smaller one)
  20. Fossil tooth?!

    Found in my garden in South Lincolnshire, UK. Not even sure its a fossil? 13cm long, 4cm high at the highest point. Seems rounded tooth shape but been 'knocked off' revealing smooth flint like internal structure
  21. I would like to better understand conchoidal fracturing of chert/flint. I have many pieces where the fracturing is obviously conchoidal, but some others where this isn't obvious. I'll post photos in hopes that knowledgeable folks can point out circular characteristics that I'm not seeing. In this first one I can see small conchoidal divots. It's the larger seemingly straight(long lines) fractures where I don't see conchoidal characteristics.
  22. wood?

    I thought it to be a wood, but was told it's rather a sponge or coral. What do you think? Can you identify the form-genus of the plant if it is one? I found this flint specimen in a parking lot gravel in southern Poland, therefore I'm not sure of the age. There are some other flints there, with possibly a late Late Cretaceous - early Early Paleogene fauna, while nearby outcroups are of late Middle to early Late Jurassic with flints, early Late Cretaceous with cherts and Miocene without silifications. Fossil wood in Poland preserved as a flint, found on secondary deposits, is often of Miocene age.
  23. Possible brachiopod

    Not looking for a full ID, but needing some help. My nephew brought me this piece of gravel containing some flint he found in his driveway, and it looks like on the bottom is a tiny bit of a brachiopod fossil, but I’m not 100% so I wanted to get an opinion here before I told him. Eastern Kentucky region, driveway gravel so I’m not sure of the age/strata or even where it was quarried. Thanks for your time.
  24. Talpina?

    Flint from southern Poland. Parking lot gravel, age unknown. Would you say it's Talpina?
  25. I am asking for identification

    Stone from Poland weight 1.6 kg / 3.5 lb. Picture 5 internal structure
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