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Found 34 results

  1. Thank you for viewing this post. Found a group of geodes/nodules that are covered with small fossilized shells. They were found in the southern part of the Pryor mountains of Montana between Bear Canyon and the Dryhead. Has anyone seen similar rocks, do they have a name, or know any other information about these? Thanks again.
  2. Fossilised egg or geode?

    Hi forum! So, as I mentioned in my introduction post, back when I was a teenager I found what looks an awful lot like, to my untrained eye at least, a fossilised egg. A feature on this that kind of helped enforce the notion is what looks a lot like opposing carnivorous bite marks. I can't for the life of me remember where I found it as I moved around a lot between England, Wales, and to and from Jersey throughout my entire childhood and teens. I'm forever picking up interesting rocks and things so it could have come from a field, a river bed, or a beach, I have no idea. I know that doesn't help, so I'm sorry for that. I should add that now I've had a chance to take a closer look through the use of close-up photos, I think the likelihood is that it's actually a geode (I'm sure you've all seen this happen a hundred times or more; noob finds an egg-shaped rock and assumes 'fossilised egg'). To be fair, it is very egg shaped, it looks the same size as the fossilised quail eggs I've seen online while researching, and I'm still kind of hung up on those marks that look like they were made by teeth. The hopeful part of my mind says a hungry little critter could have found 'the egg' after it was sat for some considerable time and had a bite into it, but the more logical part of my mind says that if it was an egg and it was bitten, it would have likely been destroyed. I say likely because there's a chance that an egg left in the summer sun could go hard due to the protein within being denatured by the heat (think hard-boiled egg). Hey, I can speculate! Anywho, here's the photos; So what say you Fossil Forum, was I lucky enough to find a fossilised egg, or am I simply in possession of the most boring geode on the planet? Again, thanks for allowing me to join and many thanks in advance for any replies! Kind regards, Chris
  3. Hi all. New member here that grew up collecting small fossils on our farm in southern IN (lots of limestone there). Now live in west central IN and have the opportunity to collect from a friend's creek where there are geodes to find, other cool rocks and a few fossils. Not a geologist by any sort but have always loved rock hounding. Here are a couple of 'rocks' that I found the other day in the creek and would like to ask opinions on what they are. I'm assuming just some non-descrip rocks but was wondering if they could possibly be something else. Sorry, I forgot to include a ruler for scale. They are sitting on a regular 8.5" x 11" piece of paper in natural sunlight. The one on the left has a 'clam-like' shape to part of it with some small crystal formations (possibly calcite?) that you really can't see in the photos. So might be some sort of geode or fossil that turned into a geode? Size is approximately 2.75" x 2.25" x 2.5". The one on the right is somewhat 'eggy' in appearance, approximately 2" x 1.5" x 1.75". Probably a type of rock formation (?) but one never knows, so I'm asking. I can get the regular camera out and take closer/higher res photos if necessary. TIA. Theresa
  4. Is this Agatized Coral or something else?

    Hello, My grandma had this in her backyard and she asked me to pick it up when she noticed how shiny it was. She helped my clean it up and I took pictures on my phone. I was wondering if this is just an agatized geode? Or if it may be an agatized coral geode? I'm just unsure due to the texture on the top of the piece.
  5. Quartz Geode Fossil

    I found this fossil in Liberty Hill, Texas, and am hoping to determine what it is. I thought it was petrified wood at first but someone suggested coral - which would make sense as there are many shell fossils in the area. I wasn't able to find another fossil like it online, either wood or coral. It seems to be a 3" section of a twisted branch and there are a couple of areas on the outside where something seems to have been attached, maybe barnacle or lichen. The inside is lined with crystals and a bright light will show through the sides so it appears the entire fossil is quartz. Any ideas? Thanks!
  6. Dinosaur Egg Or Geode? Need Help

    Not sure if this is a rock or something else. Was all one piece but since being removed from the dirt it seems to be fragile and has cracked.
  7. Id Please

    Hello All, Can someone please offer an ID for this hunk of matter? A bum-egg perhaps - that'd be a rather big bottom... A geode? The 'shell' is fairly soft... South Cambridgeshire. many thanks Pica
  8. This was an 8 inch rattler that when I opened it to my amazement ther was some type of fossil stuck in it. Seems to me to be a good sized piece of petrified wood. But as old as these are is that even possible? The geode is the typical round sperelke the many others I have opened, but I found this in there stuck in the crystals! I am curious if this adds much value to it or is it fairly common and this just happens to be the first one I have found like this. Most of the smaller rattlers I open are puffed fossilized clams of some type, the larger ones are generally speres. It just seemd odd and really kewl to find such a unique specimen. But any thoughts on how common this is or how valuable it could be would be great. I am an amature rock hound, but know a bit on gems from studying gemology for a few years. I just got a fairly large claim for herk mining here where I live. The tennessee and keokuks I purchase online and the kids and I have fun opening them I just got the claim yesterday for herks and have already mined a ton of druzy stones and nice smaller herks.If the geode sounds remotely interesting I can certainly post a couple pics of it to share or help any of you help me out with it. I appreciate any insight on any of this, thanks Kerry.
  9. Sprial Shell-Geode-Fossil?

    We are in Tampa, Florida. The rock this was originally found in was one among many being used for erosion control, so I am unsure of its origin. It caught my attention because of sparkling geode sections that were exposed. When we attempted to crack it open, we came across several seashells which have been become geodes. I am having a difficult time finding information on this online, and perhaps I am just putting the wrong information into Google? If you all could help I would greatly appreciate it!
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