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Found 483 results

  1. I forgot to post my last North Sulphur River Texas hunt. I found a nice variety of items. The cretaceous fish piece was definitely my find of the day. I had a crop duster buzz me for at least an hour. I found some nice coprolite specimens and a cool reworked artifact.
  2. Shell stienkern

    South central Missouri. Probably gasconade formation but possibly eminence formation (late Cambrian)
  3. Gastropod ID NSR

    Found two of these today along with a red Glabrocingulum grayvillense. I have looked but cannot find the proper ID. Any help will be appreciated.
  4. Going through last year's finds I found a few things that I don't recognize. All are from Pennsylvanian marine limestone. The first few all appear to be fish material of some kind. I find plenty of chondrichthyan teeth, but none of these look like any teeth I've seen, although they may be partials. Possibly some kind of bony fish scale? All images were taken under a microscope, no scale cube but they all are about 1/2" at the widest point. #1) #2)
  5. Hey All, I don't know if there is even enough of a fossil here to identify. I am nowhere near good enough to give a real good guess. First thought was either a small piece of a cephlapod or chiton. If it is a gastropod, it is a type that I have never found before. It was found on the side of a dry creek bed near Willow Springs, Missouri, USA in an Ordovician Formation. The remnant that remains measures 13mm wide by 15mm long. The bed the fossil remnant is laying is measures 24mm long. There is an indented type of division going horizontally across the fossil. It does not go all the way through to make the remnant two separates segments though (just an indentation type of division line). Other fossils in the same rock include gastropods, a brachiopod and what looks like a very worn rugose coral. If anyone can give me a probably identification, I would appreciate it.
  6. Unknown gastropod

    Hi there I'm from Monterrey, Mexico, and I'm new here. I'm a biologist (graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon), with a speciality in health and food safety but I always had a passion for the prehistoric life (I'm still a amateur on that field). I recently rediscover some of my old stuff, among other things was thus fossil my uncle bought me when we went to a road trip to Zacatecas (a state known for its minery) along some of the main highways you can find some kind of "giftshops" where you can buy minerals and many different fossils. This one looks like a gastropod, it is pretty wornout, hope someone could help with at least family or genus.
  7. Hello everyone, I have decided a while ago that I would focus on collecting Paleozoic material, because of this there are quite a few fossils I have that I purchased a long time ago and do not have an interest in keeping, these guys are not that special and I am not looking for much of anyone even does want to trade with me, but I do prefer Paleozoic material. I will post what I have here. 1.Lebanese shrimp fossil Cretaceous GONE/TRADED 2. Geocoma carinata I believe from the Solnhofen 3. Chunkosaurus 4.some cretaceous teeth, spinosaurus, Squalicorax, scapanorynchus, enchodus 5. Some gastropods 6.otodus obliquus Morocco eocene
  8. Gastropod

    I bought this fossil at a state sale auction from a geologist . I think is a gastropod but would like more details.
  9. Some sort of Gastropod

    Found at a paleogene site in South East London
  10. I hit a new spot in Northeast Texas. This area is a mix or cretaceous and pleistocene. The rooted mosasaur tooth and my first croc tooth made my day. Both are super rare for this area. I also found the largest Enchodus jaw I've found since I started hunting four years ago.
  11. This might be a subject that might have been discussed before. If it has, I am sorry. I was looking at a rock that I found that has multiple flat gastropods in the matrix. I noticed that some spiral clockwise and other spiral counter clockwise. I have done a little research on this and I am confused. Some sites talk about the different spiraling depends on whether it was north or south of the equator. Another site talks about one being a gastropod fossil and the other being a gastropod like fossil. This is not the case of a fossil and a mirrored imprint. Do I have two different species here or is it just a variation (similar to color variations on certain herps)?
  12. Missouri Cambrian

    Just wanted to share this lovely old shell i had the pleasure of luck to find. It has been identified as taneospira emenensis from the eminence formation of Missouri upper Cambrian. I hope you enjoy seeing it. Happy hunting.
  13. Once again, I am studying and working on my own identifications. I am just needing someone to either confirm or correct me on this one. My first guess when I saw it was it was a gastropod of some sort, but after researching and looking at images online, my guess is that it is an internal cast of a hyolith. It was found in northwest Howell County, Missouri, USA. The fossil in question measures approximately 16mm and the host rock measures 80mm across. The widest point across of the cavity where the fossil in question lies is 8mm. Once again, I am truly appreciative of any help that you are willing to give me. Doug
  14. NSR Gastropod ID

    Thinking Gyrode Gentii but wanted to be sure before labeling. Found NSR in some grey matrix. I know picture is not great. Just got in and a lot to do. I do have a question. What are people looking for when the smash open the, what I call, thunder rocks? There were a lot smashed and did not see that they took anything. Some where quite large. As always, thank you for any help.
  15. Hi everyone, I found a rock that has multiple small gastropod fossils and gastropod impressions in it. When looking at it a little closer, I saw this grouping of three fossils. Two are gastropods, but I am unsure of the third. Is it also a gastropod that still has the host rock over it where it has not eroded or is it something different? The scale is in millimeters. This was found outside of Willow Springs, Missouri, USA and is a surface find in disturbed soil. Once again, thank you for taking the time to help a rookie learn. I appreciate it. Doug
  16. Quartz Snail (Gastropod) Fossil?

    It's been a while since I have been on here. Life got in the way of me looking for rocks and fossils. The property that I have access to hunt in has several seasonal creeks on it. This was found in a dry creek bed. I didn't think a lot about it as these type of "snail" fossils are the main thing that I find. When looking at it closer at home, I realized that the fossil itself seems to be replaced with quartz? The surface has been worn down by weathering and by the creek flow during the spring. I am not sure that the images convey the crystal properly, but the clear, crystal structure is there. Is this a common thing in fossils? It is the first that I have found. It was found outside of Willow Springs, Howell County, Missouri, USA and measures 21mm. There is a second "snail" still encased in the rock. The part that is visible is also quartz.
  17. Frozen Fossils

    Hello, everybody! Today I will present you an unusual way of fossil hunting, popular in Moscow - digging ammonites from under the snow! You'd expect that, wouldn't you? Well, it doesnt always involve snow (but often does), especially this year when we don't have it yet, but the site I will be talking about is available only in winter. The Moskva river level is intentionally dropped for "winter navigation" which typically happens at the end of November. Places located underwater become available which is also the case for Markovo foreshore situated some 40km to the south-east of Moscow. The site is famous for Oxfordian ammonites of great preservation quality. Descent to the river. In summer the water level is hiigh enough to reach the pier.
  18. Monday morning was dreary here in Central Kentucky. The sky was cloudy grey, and the rain was sputtering off and on. I didn't let that dampen my spirits though. I had planned to go fossil hunting and nothing was going to ruin my day! I grabbed my hunting gear, a cup of coffee, dropped my daughter off at daycare, and headed out. I arrived at the Upper Ordovician (Drakes Formation) spot that I had found this year. The last time I visited this place I didn't have time to really enjoy myself. It was more of a smash and grab. A rush to see if anything was actually there and to grab what I could. This time I was determined to spend more time at my new found hunting grounds. Not even a little wind and rain would stop me. After about a 45 minute drive I arrived at the road cut. The last time I visited, I looked through the scree at the base of the cut and found items that, over time, had washed down from the rain. Many of these pieces didn't fair well with the 5-6 meter drop. After a few minutes of looking at the strata of the cut, I determined that the most fossiliferous layers were at the top 2 meters or so. I decided that I needed to check out the top instead of the bottom. I'm glad I did! After a short walk and hike up the gentlest slope I could find, I made it to the top. This is what I found. A loose layer of dirt (well mud since it was raining...) with coral heads and fragments everywhere! All different shapes and sizes. whole specimens just a few cm across to ones that where half a meter or more.
  19. Central Missouri

    Im new to Missouri and live on the ordovician exposures of central Missouri. Anyone want to discuss useful information and educate me on my journey of fossil hunting here? Ive been finding a lot of gastropod and a few other things but im having a hard time learning to spot things other than shells.
  20. Gastropod shell fossil hoping for info

    So these aren’t my photos and I have haven’t had any interaction with this. All I have is the photos and the assumption that they were found in South Texas (lower Rio Grande Valley) unfortunately. One of my dad’s students found this and is hoping to go into paleontology so showed it to him wondering if it was a fossil. I’m pretty certain it is at this point. I’m sure something like this is pretty hard to ID but estimates about time periods or anything I’m sure would be appreciated by this kid. https://m.imgur.com/a/IUR5GjZ
  21. First, I finally found an "intact" specimen of this gastropod that I find lots and lots of little chunks of. It's very different than any of the gastropods you usually find in Central Texas. I'd only found the broken sections until just yesterday. As you can see, the whorls are not attached to each other and you can see clear down the center! The only remotely matching ID I can find is in the HGMS book is for Siliquaria with only one partial specimen found in the Glen Rose formation in Comal County. I found this in Hays County which is about 15 miles north of Comal but I think the formation I found this in is Walnut (I am not at all positive about that, but some of my other finds from there lead me to believe it is) but most of the area is Glen Rose. I also know it is almost impossible to ID someting like this which is just a steinkern, but if anyone has any information, I'd greatly appreciate it. Second is another series of Gastros that I have now found three of, in different areas of Glen Rose and I think I have it postively ID'd as Turbo cuyleri. Anyone able to confirm my ID? Thanks for any help!!
  22. Fossil gastropod from Portugal

    Can u please identify this gastopode found in portugal?
  23. unknown

    Hi, Found this rock containing bivalves in Algarve (Portugal), somewhere between de beaches of 'Praia de Cacela Velha' and 'Praia de Manta Rota'. I broke that rock, and inside is this. Can you please identify it? Thank you.
  24. 4 large Florida fossil shells!

    Hello all! Last October, Ken @digit gifted me and Viola some large Florida fossil shells. I took ownership of 4 shells and Viola took the rest. Now that I'm almost done labeling all of my fossils, I would like to put a genus and perhaps even a species for each of my specimens - any and all help is much appreciated - perhaps @MikeR can provide some assistance? And, Ken, are these from "Cookiecutter Creek"? And what age should I put to them? Specimen #1: A bivalve - perhaps Mercenaria sp.? Specimen #2: Another bivalve - perhaps Dinocardium sp.? Specimen #3: A gastropod with the opening on the left, so I think it might be Sinistrofulgur contrarium - is this correct? Specimen #4: Another gastropod - perhaps Melongena corona? Thanks in advance! Monica
  25. Gastropod from Portugal, help!

    Hello! i've found this gastropod in the Rio Tejo in "Alverca" (near to Lisbon), can someone help me to know what is this with more precision? and how old can it be (period)? extra question: how do i clean it? Thanks!
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