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  1. Any idea if this bone is modern or fossil and what animal it belongs to? Found on the beach in the Netherlands. I think it's modern but it does have a very hard texture. Sometimes I feel very annoying with my posts on here as I am a beginner but I just want to make sure. Thank you!
  2. Sorry if the pictures are not the best quality, I had to use my iPad to take the pictures. Also sorry if this is long, I’ve never posted here before and wanted to get in as much Information as I could lol. I found this while fossil hunting yesterday. The white stuff is mud I haven’t cleaned off yet. I’ve included pictures of both the positive (right) and negative (left) imprint just in case it’ll help. I’ve found something similar to this before, but the surface texture was different, and it was in different rock. The other one was in grey shale and was black in color, with lines going down it
  3. RealMicDog

    Very odd whiskey bridge find

    I found a very odd fossil at whiskey bridge over the weekend and was wondering if anybody had any knowledge on what it could be, picture attached isn't the very best but I'm too afraid the remove it from the bag protecting it right now due to fragility, planning on properly preparing it once i get some paraloid in. BUT the fossil is about 4-5 inches long and 2-3 inches across, it is very fragile towards the end of it but the stem seems to be more sturdy. sorry again for poor picture and lack of scale, just don't want to risk further damage to the fossil yet. My only current guesses are a large
  4. Beckickles


    Hi I found this yesterday on the beach in Sidmouth, East Devon, UK It was nestled in the rocks and part of a longer specimen- I was intrigued so was feeling around it and all the sand around it was loose (tide coming in, rock pools) and this middle section just popped free! I didn't have any equipment and wouldn't know what to do anyway so I brought it home rather than leave it as it would have been lost to the sea! There are others around, visibly. I am not even sure that this is fossil vertebrae but wondered what you guys think as I have seen similar photos online before. It
  5. Dear Fellow Fossil Fanatics, I just had a great day at Big Brook, found some shark teeth but also 3 specimens that I am not sure at all what to make of. Any insights would be awesome! Best, Huttner
  6. ClydeElledge

    baby Octopus or a folded trilobite?

    Hey, so my first post is something that I found at the Montour Fossil Pit in the summer of 2022. the piece is interesting as there seems to be a tentacle with suckers on one side. I had a marine biologist friend take a look and he was uncertain. He thought it could be a folded trilobite but he too was intrigued by what looks like suckers on that "tentacle". I do have access to Harvard so I'll take it down there and see what they say.
  7. Timtile

    ID help vertebra?

    Can any one ID this bone? I found it on Caspersen Beach 3/15/23. It looks petrified. I love the find, but have no clue what it is! Also theese are the big shark teeth of the day. Bull, great white, baby megaladon? Any help would be great!!
  8. Jclay85

    Is this a fossil?

    Hi, I found these while hunting on private land outside of Big Bend park near Terlingua, TX. I found them on the surface near a collapsing hillside in a creek bed. The two that look like bone I found within feet of each other. Any info that you could give me on these would be greatly appreciated. Are they even fossils?
  9. NiNjA


    So this came out if the same batch I posted last week. Between Arlington and Fort worth. Don't know if it's better to show video or pics. So I am doing. Both. I'm just curious what it is. Thx in advance for any help
  10. So I was caring for my snapping turtle when I found these 4 rocks in his tank. 3 of them are undeniably fossils. I was wondering if anyone knew what type of fossils they are. One looks to be some sort of clam, one looks to be the tail of something, and the other almost looks like a turtle shell. The rock that looks like a turtle shell has a smooth top, what looks like car tracks under it, and a hole in the middle where a turtles head could go. As you can see by the photos, they are very small, and there's likely much more in my turtles tank. There is a 4th rock that I didn't take photos of tha
  11. paleomiles

    Fossil id

    Hey new member from Charleston SC I have a few fossils I would like identified. All were found here in Charleston (besides the third one) at a spot I frequently hunt for sharks teeth the first fossil I know is a horse tooth but the specific species is what I want to know. The last fossil I believe might be a bird bone because the hollowness but I’m not sure. For the others any help would be appreciate, thanks. 1. 2. 3.
  12. CStafford

    Possible Mammal Fossil

    I found this piece last weekend in a creek off of the Trinity River just north of Huntsville Texas. Initially I thought it was a piece of stone but it has some interesting grooves and looking at the texture compared to other stones from the creek makes me think it is fossilized bone, and size makes me think a good sized mammal. It's at least partially mineralized (based on feel and weight), but eroded from the water and I would guess it is part of a join but I'm not sure what it is from, any ideas?
  13. Rexofspades

    Calvert Cliffs Multi Trip Finds

    These are from multiple trips between 2022-2023. all from Calvert cliffs, each trip has something unique I would like assistance in identifying so for convenience's sake, I will refer to the items in alphabetical order relative to the numerical trip order. 1A 2B etc. Trip 1 1A pretty sure it is a crocodile tooth, Thecachampsa sp? 1B this is a bone that i found on the beach, im not sure if it's a cetacean atlas or skull fragment. but it's got this weird hole in it on one side. 1C clearly a ce
  14. Lewis_

    Fossil horn?

    Any ideas what this could be? Not sure where it was found as a bunch of fossils were chucked out of a university department in the 70s and this is one of them, some fossilised horn or a coral?
  15. Lewis_

    Is it what I think it is?

    There was big chunks of peat washing up on the beach that I go to and I looked it up and it’s remnant’s of an ancient forest floor? There was land out there a few thousand years ago and a mile or so down the coast ancient tree stumps show from under the sand every once in awhile so does this peat actually contain plant matter from thousands of years ago?
  16. Lewis_

    Petrified wood?

    Hi, is this petrified wood or just a rock with a grainy look to it? (Wales)
  17. I suspect this is a stromatolite (and not a stromatoporoid) after reading up on both, but seeing as I’ve never found either before, I wanted to put this past the experts. I do see some structures that could possibly be “pillars” but I’m just not convinced that’s what I’m looking at. Any opinions shared are very greatly appreciated, thanks!
  18. Lewis_


    Sorry for the bad pictures it’s hard to get a good one with this but from the pics that I have does this look like amber or something else?
  19. Daltong

    Questions about a few teeth

    These are a few of the nicest/most interesting teeth I've found, and I was wondering if anyone knows about the two on the bottom left. I think the one with the red and orange tip is some sort of mako tooth or a similar species, and from what I could find the one beside it with the round profile could be one of the earliest ancestors of white sharks. The top three I believe are all from megalodons, as well as the really short yellow tooth on the bottom. I think that one is a tooth that was growing inside the jaw or something due to its small size compared to the size of the root. The smaller to
  20. Werner_In_NZ

    Is this fossil? Please help ID

    Hi, I have found this in New Zealand close to Orere Point on the North Island on a beach. Can someone please help me ID this? I believe it could be a tooth or a fossilized barnacle, or maybe a fancy rock :), thanks
  21. Alexthefossilfinder

    Curious little tooth shape

    Here's something I've been trying to ID for a while. At first I thought it was a conodont, but all my research has so far indicated that it's too big to be one, and I don't really know what else it could be, or if it's even a fossil at all. Any input is highly appreciated
  22. Jillybean

    Vertebrae? What is it!?

    I found these in central KY, dry creek bed areas. I think they may be vertebraes. But I just don’t know… and if so, what kind? Shark? Dino? I have one at least 4 times as big as this one as well! Whale? I’ll add it in another post. Any ideas?
  23. GreatHoatzin

    Fossilized Tree Bark?

    I’ve had this fossil in the back of my case for a while, and only remembered it recently. It appears to be some sort of bark, but I am unsure if it is so. I found it in Nova Scotia a long time ago, and unfortunately didn’t think to write down location. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  24. Hi, it would be nice if I could get some opinions on this grallator footprint I purchased as I don’t know anything about this kind of stuff and how to spot if it’s fake, and another thing I’m confused about, if u flip it over there’s another footprint on the other side but it doesn’t match with the over one?
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