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  1. brky1001

    Petrified Wood Identification

    I located this piece of what I think might be petrified wood when I was landscaping in my yard. I am located in central Minnesota and the piece was above ground. Extremely heavy, 1ft tall or .305 meters. I appreciate any sight, as I am not super familiar in this topic. Thank you. images in order: front back left side right side top bottom
  2. We found these near the edge of a dried up lake in France during vacations. Maybe they are just stones? But they have strange markings. Please see the pictures below. Could someone say something what we have come across?
  3. Golfer

    What do you think this is?

    I found this in Queens, New York. I love to search regions for artifacts. When I picked this up it was too heavy to be a plain rock or piece of wood. It weighs 1 pound 1.2 ounces and is about 5 1/2 inches long. I took plenty of pictures which I will post. Any ideas about it I will be happy to read. Thank you for your time.
  4. Can someone please explain how this occured or what they are
  5. Alena Gilmer

    Possibly egg or ??

    Please help identify. Found in Eastern Washington state. Appears to be cracked. Maybe a dinosaur egg?
  6. Josh wood

    Stegosarus spikes

    we found these up and down the clear creek and looked them up on web and hoping someone will be able to verify that they are spikes.
  7. Hi, I bought this at a flea market in McKinney, TX about 8 years ago and am trying to get it identified. The person selling it didn’t have any information on where it was found or what it is. I took it to a local rock shop recently to see if it could be ID’d. The owner is more skilled in minerals, but he thought it might be a fossil (stromatolite), and recommended I reach out to someone skilled in fossils to know for sure. Magnets do not stick to it at all. I found a small seashell attached to it, but nothing else on the outside. It’s a rounded triangular shape. Measures about 8 1/2” (32
  8. I found this in our backyard in a rock pile. I find many Devonian fossils in the shale lined creeks around Erie, PA. This rock appears to be similar but is extremely heavy and different colored. I can make out fossils but don’t recognize some of the imprints abs it appears folded and is SUPER heavy. For comparison, the rock I found with it, also pictured here is about 3-4x the size but the smaller one weighs 3x as much. No magnetism, but has a burnt spot. Was it perhaps originally a large piece of the lighter fossil plate that someone burned (possibly in a fire pit?) and that is how i

    Help with Unknown bone

    I have had this piece of heavy bone for a couple of weeks and have been trying to come up with an ID before putting in the unidentified category. It was found in the Peace River, FL. When I picked it up I found it to be very solid and heavy. It has a curvature/roundness to it similar to what I have found in pieces of tusk, along with what looks like an outer ring of "bark". The ends show no sign of Schreger lines to indicate ivory. It also has the honeycomb type look on the inner side that one would expect from bone. I haven't been able to find anything to compare it to. Ove
  10. Hello! I am new to this forum and new to the world of identifying rocks and fossils. I have several rocks and fossils that I am trying to identify on my own, but this one is proving to be beyond my VERY limited knowledge. My grandfather and I would go rock hunting in the Texas hill country when I was a little girl. He recently passed away and I am now slowly moving all of his rocks that he collected throughout his life to my home. Unfortunately, I do not know much about this rock. I ASSUME he acquired it in the Texas hill country but I am not certain. The rock is VERY heavy, probably 80-1
  11. Crgold36

    Glittery as can be

    The hardness of my fossil is over a 5 on the hardness scale because it does cut glass. It's so heavy just for a small chunk, has shale like layers, sorta chalky, and has the most remarkable glittery dust of green copper red gold blue sparkles to it but very small it's best to use a magnifier to get good close up look. It's black in some areas as if it we're magma or from lava flow. What is the glittery part in fossils?
  12. Cooleyoh

    ID requested, please.

    I found this in Corpus Christi, TX along the Laguna Madre. Any thoughts on what it might be? Thanks!
  13. Hello, hope every one is having a great day. Found this metal detecting and read that a fossil can eventually become metal? I have no clue? Thanks for your help.
  14. Becky Benfer

    This is weird....

    I have no idea what this is. Any ideas? I really don’t want to break it open unless you guys suggest I do so. I think I found it in a field - my area is north central Ohio. It’s heavy and not brittle at all. Feels smooth but kind of like dry mud or clay. I don’t think it’s a rock but I need your help please. Thank you.
  15. James Ryan

    Graptolite from Texas Pennsylvanian

    Yesterday I hunted for about 6 hours in Breckenridge Texas on my way back to Lubbock. Although I found no trilobites, I’m certainly glad I went. I found this graptolite and was wondering if anyone could help with further identifying, identified as graptolite because of the small “hieroglyphics” on the shell. Love this thing!!
  16. Becky Benfer


    Is this possibly a plant fossil or something else? Found in Ohio river, north central area. The small dot like marks on this rock are similar to other marks I’ve found on other rocks in the same area. Just wondering what it could be or how it was formed? Thanks for your help.
  17. ajm

    Found in southern chile

    What is it?
  18. Millimodels

    Tree fern stem?

    I have been digging in the garden in Rossendale, Lancashire, to clear an area to pave and put up a green house. The area has previously been a barn, demolished in the 1990s, and since then field, then mowed as lawn. After clearing the turf I started to level the earth and stones below. I found that the old barn floor was about 8" (20cm) down, composed of ruble stones. In amongst them I suddenly found this which I immediately saw a resemblence to tree fern stems/trunks that I had seen in museum. It is very dense, weighing in at just over a Kilogram, denser than the surrounding stones in th
  19. Becky Benfer

    Dense dark & shiny

    Was hoping it was dinosaur scat but then I noticed it was shiny in some places. Once I cleaned it I saw layering and I think “schist” making it shiny! It’s oddly very heavy . Found in a river in north central Ohio area. I saw one pic , somewhat similar that was said to be a plant. Any ideas? Thank you!
  20. tjlangevin

    bone rock

    Slightly larger than a softball found st.marys ontario in backyard when digging
  21. Hi, My name is Neal, I found this rock on the side of a railroad bed near Caro, MI. It is heavy for it's size, and has quite a bit of porosity to it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!
  22. Hi everyone, I'm looking for a little advice on how to ship heavy fossils internationally (from the USA to the UK). I thought the forum might be a good place to ask, as quite a few of you may have done this in the past. I have the opportunity to purchase around 500kg (around 1000 pounds) of small fossils from someone in the US. I'm sure I've read members discuss sending fossils back from Tuscon in the past using shipping containers and guess this would probably be the best way to go. Any advice on how this works would be greatly appreciated.
  23. awmartin

    Can you ID this tooth

    Hello everyone. This is a great website, I've enjoyed browsing through the various threads. I'm not sure if I'm in the right place though. I've been trying to find out what type of tooth that I have for some time, although have failed miserably. I have no idea how old this is. I was told that it was a buffalo tooth, although it seems to be too large and is not the same shape. This measures: 2.12 inches tall 1.58 inches wide 1.08 inch thick Weight: 43.91 grams I know that this isn't exactly what is usually posted, although I thought that
  24. Mrskatypoo

    Fossils?! Please help identify

    The files I have are too large, I’m hoping to be able to post more pictures in the thread. These items were found on the Jurassic coast in the uk. The item in this image is smooth and solid, albeit there are parts of it broken off, it was whole when we found it.
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