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  1. We find a lot of fossilized wood here in Texas, but as I learn more I’m discovering some may be coral instead. The rock in the first four pictures below I assumed was petrified wood, possibly palm. But as I learn more, it looks like it may have some coral like features? The second couple of pictures are of a light weight rock we’ve come across a few times. Out of curiosity, I cut one in half and cleaned it up with high strength vinegar followed by CLR. I now can see what looks like a branched chalcedony vein running through it and a druzy or two, I believe they’re called. Is it vo
  2. Amanda074


    Hi. Is this Possibly a fossil Coral? Found in Middle Ga, Extremely hard. It has a Greenish Color to it that isnt really coming threw in the photos. The last Photo is before I cleaned it extremely well.
  3. Oregon Coast Agates

    Agatized Fossil Coral?

    Hey! I came across this agatized fossil coral on the Central Oregon Coast not that long ago, but have absolutely no idea how to further identify it. I did see one other thread here with a guy that had something like it but they didn't have any definitive answers yet either. Any ideas? This type of thing isn't common to find here which is why I'm curious to know more. Thanks!
  4. Andypoo2018

    Strange find

    Was wondering what this could be. Unfortunately my kids broke it and I lost the piece that looks like a fossilized oyster or muscle stuck to it I've cleaned it in iron out as I am a collector of minerals but have never found anything like this. It was extremely slimy and stunk when I found it. I picked it up because along bottom has these tiny baby crystals. the copper rusty areas is fragile but has peculiar shapes. Somebody told me it could possibly be a fossilized she'll on coral rock but I'm new to this thank you in advance for any information
  5. I know the stingray teeth and the coral, unless someone can provide species. What about the “Osteoderms?” Not sure about the tiny one and the white one? Rocks?? They just looked suspiciously “boney.” The holey one might be too porous to be an Osteoderm? I’m thinking the big one looks like a tortoise? Looking forward to posting lots more!
  6. Hello everyone! I have a couple of coral samples here that I can't really id... maybe some of you have an idea? one seems to be a sample of Pocilloporidae and the other one resembles the honey comb corals... The sample blocks the corals were found in were dated MIS11 (SL43 2) and Pleistocene (ST73 2), but the corals themselves haven't been dated yet. SL43 2 average calice diameter 1,25 mm ST73 2 calice diameter around 0,8 mm And if anyone is interested in discussing a couple of other samples, that would be great! Either way, thank you for your hel
  7. Shiva

    Hi, are any of these fossils?

    Hi, are any of these fossils? I found them all at the beach, I have images of both sides uploaded, cheers!
  8. Hi everyone this is Matt again. Ttoday in the creek I found this rock full of coral fossils. Here is 2 photos:
  9. Many people are familiar with the lapidary material and cabochons from Indonesia. Not as many are familiar or aware of the material from Florida. In this case the Tampa Bay Florida area. These coral fossils are from 22-26 million ago and have been silicified. (The Florida Natural History Museum's invertabrate professor is co-authoring a paper that narrows the time period). The local lapidary club is open again so thought I'd share some of my amateur pieces and the raw material I've found.
  10. Rocksalots

    Is this fossil coral?

    Hello- I was told that these strange “rocks” may actually be fossilized coral. They were found well-buried in a clay bank, in the SE US. Any thoughts or confirmation, please? Thank you!
  11. DawnOfADream

    Favosite coral structures?

    Hello everyone! Today I finally received a fish mortality plate (Pic 1) I had bid on a long time ago. Oddly though it turns out I had bid on multiple items and found this block of what appears to be fossil shells with coral structures at the bottom. After some googling I think it might be favosite? Any help is appreciated as I know little about fossil shells and corals. Unfortunately the providence is unknown, as no information was provided. Pic 1- Leptolepsis fish plate. Something appears to have been applied to the specimen and gone terribly wrong. If anyone has any adv
  12. Patek20

    A syringopora (coral)?

    Dear forum members, Here are some items that I found on an island close to Vodice, Croatia, Europe. The location was ca. 30 meters from the adriatic sea at a hight of ca. 8 meters above sea level. The items were at the bottom of a building site for a house. They were about 2 meters below ground level, i.e. 6 meters above sea level. Here are two pictures of an item which looks a bit like a coral. The closest match I found on the internet was the picture depicted on the right hand side of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syringopora There was an ab
  13. White Feather

    Fossilized Coral

    My Coral: both sides, found many years ago hunting in Florida Corals (or more formally, Zoantharia) have mobile larvae that become sessile (fixed to one place) after a few days. They are marine animals related to jelly fish and sea anemones, but lacking a free-swimming (medusoid) stage. They may have first evolved during the Precambrian and are still found living today. Some, like octocorals (the polyp has eight arms), are soft bodied and rarely preserved as fossils, but others secrete a hard calcarous skeleton and are thus important rock-forming organisms. We focus here on t
  14. Found this antiquing. Was only marked "petrified rock"..It is black & charcoal gray in color with a vertical ribbed texture and some rounded ends. Measures 6.5" tall x 5.5" x 4" and weighs 8lbs 1.1 oz. Is it petrified wood ? Petrified cactus? Or something else? It's only letting me upload 1 photo. Took pics with phone and guess their too big. Will try to post more.
  15. txfoster

    Coral looking thing

    Not sure what this is but we ha e lots of them on our property.
  16. Hello, I found this at Beaumaris today. I think it might be a fossil coral. What do people think? Regards, Dan
  17. I have been found relatively abundant fossil remains of what I think can be dugong (manatee) ribs and other related bones (?), in the Caribbean. Mostly end on pointed-ends. I have heard about the burial social preferences of manatees also. They are relatively common but any skull has been found yet. Can you help me to ID these bone-like fossils?? How to differenciate it even from fossil whales. Thanks deeply for all your help adorable Community !!
  18. Has anyone dissolved the calcified outer surface of a fossilized coral head to reveal the agatized coral underneath? If so, how? Wondering about using acids?
  19. jggordo

    Fossil Id Help

    Minnesota find today. Same gravel pit that I hunt for agates. Almost looks like agate.thanks,Jim
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