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Found 465 results

  1. Bathytoma rhomboidalis, Woods, 1879

    Common shell collected from Fossil Beach, Mornington, Victoria. Also known as Bathytoma rhomboidalis.
  2. Ternivoluta antiscalaris McCoy, 1876

    Common shell collected from Fossil Beach, Mornington, Victoria.
  3. Volute

    Common shell collected from Fossil Beach, Mornington, Victoria.
  4. Biplex maccoyi

    Common shell collected from Fossil Beach, Mornington, Victoria. Also known as Gyrineum maccoyi.
  5. Gastropod

    Collected on my first trip with The New South Wales Fossil Club. Gastropods aren't common from this location so I was pleased to find it.
  6. Three Ordovician Uncertainties

    I have a hunch about these, but I felt it best to get some more seasoned input. The first two are trilobite partials. I'm tempted to call the one on the right just another small Isotelus, but the segmentation doesn't appear quite right. Found in the Lindsay Fm. The second image is a matter of dispute (or so I was told) with one expert stating it is an ammonoid, and another stating it is a gastropod. Found in the Whitby shale. About 5 cm in diameter.
  7. Hello everyone! This past Sunday, while I was at the "Dig with the Experts" event at Penn Dixie in Hamburg, NY, I found something a little different from my usual finds. I think it's a gastropod, but I'm not at all sure, so I was hoping for your input. The specimen is about 5mm in diameter, and you can see it in the eight pictures below - thanks in advance for your help! Oh, and the age is mid-Devonian. Monica @DevonianDigger - are these pictures more helpful? Thanks again!
  8. Just a rock or Gastropod maybe?

    This has an odd shape could just be weathered but thought I’d ask the experts. Found in Ohio in a field. Could it be a gastropod? Maybe? Thanks!
  9. ADAM's SILURIAN

    Hoooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here we are at last, into Adam's Silurian. Thanks for looking. First up is the Lower Silurian or Llandovery and I begin with a problem. I posted this one incorrectly in Adam's Ordovician as it had got it's label muddled up with an Ordovician Favosites I had that has vanished in the move here, but is being replaced by kind forum member @Herb Anyway, this, I remember now I've found the correct label, is from the greenish Browgill Formation, part of the Stockdale Group from a cutting near Skelgill (Skelghyll) in Cumbria, Northern England. It seems to be a tabulate coral, but I can't find any listed for this location, only mentions of small, rare, rugose corals. It has the star shaped corallites of a Heliolitidid, but seems to be tightly packed together like a Favositidid. A couple of species of Palaeofavosites seem to be close and are a bit star-shaped,, but anyone know any better? @TqB@piranha hmm who else? The coral bit, an external mold, is a maximum of 3.5 cm across and each corallite up to 2 mm.
  10. I went river collecting one weekend in early April this year, the water dropped pretty darn low for this time of year allowing me to get to some spots that usually I can only access June through September. I found more echphora than I've ever come across in a single trip, a couple of them are HUGE and a few were near perfect/complete! Also found my first larger (2 of them!) Welch (or conc? still trying to ID it) from this site along with a great array of other items. My personal favorite from this trip was the echphora with a barnacle attached - I always love to find barnacles attached to bivalves and gastropods and this guy even had some worm tubes attached with it! . PM me if you want some higher quality images to zoom in on - I only had the four photo's and file limit size restricted what I could put that would allow you to really zoom in on each item clearly. Don't ask me WHERE I found these, I will tell you exactly what the title says, Eastern NC on a river.
  11. Aporrhaidae indet.

    From the album Vaches Noires spring 2018 and a bit of 2016

    an indet. Aporrhaidae gastropod from the callovian of "les Vaches Noires" Cliffs - collected during april 2018.
  12. Various gastropods

    From the album Vaches Noires spring 2018 and a bit of 2016

    Various gastropods from the callovian of "les Vaches Noires" Cliffs - collected during april 2018.
  13. Bourgetia sp - view 1

    From the album Vaches Noires spring 2018 and a bit of 2016

    Bourgetia sp : a gastropod from the oxfordian of "les Vaches Noires" Cliffs - collected during april 2018
  14. Bourgetia sp - view 2

    From the album Vaches Noires spring 2018 and a bit of 2016

    Bourgetia sp : a gastropod from the oxfordian of "les Vaches Noires" Cliffs - collected during april 2018
  15. Ammonite help?

    I found these in a river in SE, Ok. I was hoping someone could give me some info on them. What are the small ones? I was thinking gastropod. There are a few truckloads of those where I found the big ones. Also do big ones like these have any value? I seen big polished ones going for quite a bit, are these polishable? Why do some have defined ridges and arent spiral. I don't know much about them I just spent about 30 mins in a river to find those. Any help would be appreciated!
  16. B-Day gifts.

    Todays me birthday and I thought I would share what the Mrs. got me. I'm not a gift guy as I typically do not accept gifts well even though I do appreciate them. One of the down sides to autism I suppose...I dunno. But a while back I expressed to her I needed some small brushes for removing dirt in the field on small finds and such. She got me 4 sets and I was completely surprised actually. She also got me some agatized gastropods from Morocco that I absolutely love. The brushes work really well and I highly recommend them. So...without further adue.... The brushes! agatized gastopods, Cerithium sp. I typically do not collect Moroccan fossils as they easily faked or the site information is sometimes lost and I feel it takes the context away, but thats just me. I do have a Metacanthina barrandei from Alnif, Morroco that I got from the person who prepped it. It came with before, during and after prep pictures which I absolutely love. Just thought I'd share these with yall. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Best regards, Paul
  17. Turrittela prep

    Just finished up a plate with a few Turrittela and gastropods that was added to a package of trilobites I got from another member.
  18. Hello! Here is an odd gastropod - Is it a "devil's toenail"? I've never seen one like this! Many thanks! DR
  19. Septarian Gastropod

    I found this "septarian gastropod" (Platyceras sp. Mississippian, Edwardsville Formation, Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA) at the MAPS show this past weekend. When I saw it I couldn't say no. It looks like a snail cone overstuffed with gypsum. I've found fossils like this before in the Silurian shales of NY but they weren't this large or nice. Post similar mineral exploding fossils if you want. Thanks
  20. Can anyone help I'd this partial gastropod? Found it in the pliocene Yorktown Formation. It appears to have been pretty big in life. Thanks!
  21. Stumbled on this site and remembered I had an account that I haven't used for a while. Five years later, I thought I'd post an update. Shark Tooth Island is located in Wilmington, NC, just off the shore from River Road Park. If you're standing at the boat ramp facing the river, the island directly in front of you is Keg Island. At low tide, the upriver side of the island can have some specimens to collect, but I never had as good of luck on Keg Island as I did on Shark Tooth Island. The smaller island directly upriver from Keg Island is Shark Tooth Island. When I first joined this site it was suggested that sifting would be the best bet for finding teeth on the island, as it's pretty picked over. The first few times I went out I sifted, but I learned quickly that I would actually have much better luck both in size and number of teeth per hour if I just did surface collecting. Two main issues limit surface collecting. The first is rather obvious: the tide. At high tide there is pretty much no bank to collect on. From my experience, the Campbell Island Tide Chart is the most accurate to rely on for Shark Tooth Island. I found that getting on the island about 1.5 hours before low tide peaked was most effective. Plenty of surface to collect on, and it will be growing for an hour and a half. Also, if you're walking right on the edge of the water, don't forget to look in the water. I found several that were still underwater. The second main issue that limits surface collecting is the kayak tour groups. PaddleNC I think? They would take a dozen or so people to the island and if they got there before you, you're not going to have much luck that day. Unfortunately I don't remember what days/times they would normally do the tours there else I'd let you all know. One thing to keep on your mind when you're out there, if a cargo ship or other large vessel passes by, you're going to want to make sure your kayaks are pulled WAY up before the water returns. If you left your boats only a few feet out of the water and a big vessel goes by, there's a good chance that your kayaks will be floating down the river when you're ready to leave. Anyways, here are the vast majority of my finds from the four years I lived in Wilmington. The only fossil pictured that wasn't found on Shark Tooth Island or Keg Island is the largest tooth. That I found while trying to avoid stepping on anything sharp while walking barefoot on Masonboro Island.
  22. Hi everyone, Last year I went on a one day fossil hunting trip to the Champagne region in France with a fossil hunting buddy of mine. We went to the well known locality of Fleury-la-Riviere, where Lutetian (Eocene) rocks are outcropping on the hillsides above the vineyards. We had a really good day, with lots of cool finds, among others a small but very nice Campanile giganteum. It was a lot of work to extract this gastropod in one piece, but it worked out nicely.
  23. Gastropod- Clathospira?

    As with my other posts so far, I should preface this post by saying that the Paleozoic, marine ecosystems, and invertebrates are not generally my primary expertise, so I apologize if I am wildly off base or asking stupid questions. Sadly, I did not find this specimen myself, and so I do not have any particularly useful information on age or location. It was left in a desk drawer along with a collection of other invertebrate fossils, most (if not all) of which are Paleozoic in age. Based on some web-surfing, I came up with a possible identification of Clathospira that is probably completely wrong. Here are the pictures. Thank you in advance for your time and input.
  24. Fairly large gastropod

    I found this one ages ago when i was a kid. I didn't even realize it was a fossil until i picked it up years later and saw that the "dirt" on the inside was solid rock with small shell pieces. Seems relatively recent if anything. Don't know exactly where it came from.
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