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  1. Nanosaurus

    State Dinosaur for Idaho

    I am so glad to see this. When I was a kid I was told Idaho didn't have dinosaurs, but luckily my colleagues and I have managed to show they are here and were just a bit more hidden than in areas with actual good rock exposures. And now to get an official state dinosaur approved and on the way to the Governors desk is extra special. Kuddos to all the school kids who helped with this! https://www.ktvb.com/video/news/local/208/bill-to-give-idaho-a-state-dinosaur-passes-house/277-5ad44216-c84b-4e12-ae38-9745f5887ca2 https://www.postregister.com/news/education/ucon-elementa
  2. jnicholes

    Garden find. Need ID

    I was prepping the garden today at my house. While I was building one of the raised beds, I found this sticking out of the dirt. It’s definitely rock, and it looks like wood. However, I cannot tell if this is petrified wood or something else. Can someone help me ID this? Location where it was found was Dietrich, Idaho.
  3. jnicholes

    Fossil bone?

    Hi everyone, I happened to be out fishing today in Twin Falls, Idaho. While I was fishing, I decided I want to look at rocks. So, I set my pole down securely, and waited for the fish to bite by looking at rocks. While I was looking at rocks, I discovered one that was very interesting. It almost looks like it had stripes running through it when you look at the thin edge of it. I felt another one of those rocks, so I proceeded to pull it out. While pulling it out, this showed up through the dirt. It looks like a bone. It’s about the size of my thumb. I decided
  4. jnicholes

    Help needed

    Hi everyone, I am very discouraged and frustrated about something fossil related, and need some help and advice. I moved to near Twin Falls, Idaho in 2021. I have found interesting fossils like petrified wood and gastropods in Nampa, and pieces of invertebratae, but ever since I moved here, I have not found anything. Why is that? Why am I not finding anything? Is it my location? It’s so frustrating! Where can I go to find fossils that’s close by AND I am allowed to hunt for fossils? Does a place like that even exist?
  5. jnicholes

    Prehistoric carrot?

    Hi everyone, I decided to visit a spot where I found several wood fossils in Travertine. The spot is in the canyon near Twin Falls, Idaho. While I was going through some rocks, I found a rock that had this sticking out of it. As I grabbed the rock, it accidentally broke off. When I looked at it, I could tell right away that it was definitely a fossil of some kind. On the top, it looks like it had a part where something grew out of it at one point. It’s completely hollow inside, except for something that I can’t get a picture of right now. It also has a part on
  6. jnicholes

    Petrified Wood?

    Hi everyone, I was on my way to my doctors appointment. I was walking to the door, when this caught my eye in the gravel. I thought it was wood at first, but I was mistaken. It’s definitely a rock. It was found in Twin Falls, Idaho, near the sidewalk. I’m looking for confirmation. Is this petrified wood? If it is, it’s my first find of 2023! Jared
  7. None of these were necessarily taken from the exact same location. https://imgur.com/a/YlLr3Os
  8. jnicholes

    Bone of some kind?

    I found this while I was out looking at rocks. To me, it almost looks like a bone of some kind. However, it is a rock. I don’t know if it’s a fossil or not. Can someone help me figure out if this is a Fossil or not? If it is a Fossil, what animal could it be too? I doubt it’s a fossil, but I thought I would ask anyway. No harm in asking.
  9. jnicholes

    Tooth? What is this?

    Hi everyone, I have not been on for a while, how is everyone? I have a very interesting find I want to show and hopefully figure out what it is. I was digging in my yard replacing a broken sprinkler. While I was digging, I found this. I’m attaching pictures. You see that black thing on the top? It almost looks like a tooth. It’s smooth, and it looks like it’s encased in some kind of stone. I confirmed it is not metal, as it is not magnetic. Do you think this is a tooth? If it is, it’s the first fossil I found in months. Location is Di
  10. It's a long story. Found it 40 yrs ago in Idaho on a hike behind my parent's home. Parent's died, found it with the other rocks we had collected over the years. Does anyone think it is anything? It weighs at least 15lbs. A bit smaller than a volleyball.
  11. Lynch19

    Bone maybe?

    I found a rock in North idaho. I broke it open and scraped out as much dirt I could without damaging what looks like a small bone. It's about 3/4 of an inch long. It is also different color and texture of anything else found in this rock. Would like some opinions please. Thank you.
  12. Idaho State University Paleontologist’s Fossil Finds Shed Light on Life after Permian Mass Extinction Idaho State University, November 5, 2021 The open access paper is: Smith, C., Laville, T., Fara, E., Escarguel, G., Olivier, N., Vennin, E., Goudemand, N., Bylund, K.G., Jenks, J.F., Stephen, D.A. and Hautmann, M., 2021. Exceptional fossil assemblages confirm the existence of complex Early Triassic ecosystems during the early Spathian. Scientific Reports, 11(1), pp.1-12. Yours, Paul H.
  13. Vaderlimulus - 245-Million-year-old Horseshoe Crab Fossil named after Star War’s Darth Vader. New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science First Triassic Horseshoe Crab Fossil Found in North America, SciNews The paper is: Lerner, A.J., Lucas, S.G. and Lockley, M., 2017. First fossil horseshoe crab (Xiphosurida) from the Triassic of North America. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie-Abhandlungen, pp.289-302. An open access paper is: Bicknell, R.D. and Pates, S., 2020. Pictorial atlas of fossil and extant
  14. jnicholes


    So, I was going through my rock collection, just going through memories, because the guy who gave me all the rocks died in 2018. I found these at the bottom of the box. I remember he did not give these to me. In fact, I found these somewhere in Idaho, but I can’t remember exactly where. They look like amber, so I shone my UV light on them. Sure enough, they passed that test. I am posting pictures under regular light and UV light. I am pretty sure it’s amber, but I want a second opinion. What do you think? Jared
  15. Aaron McKay

    Oceanic Fossil Identification

    I discovered this fossil very near the summit of a 8,500 foot (2,600 meter) peak in southern Idaho. It was within a dark band of strata and there were various coral/shell fossils found in the same strata (see last photo). Amazing to me that the seafloor is now hoisted to the top of a mountain peak! I can't tell what this particular fossil is, though I immediately thought bone given the structure when I picked it up. My 8 year old is confident it is a T-Rex, but given it is near oceanic fossils, I'm doubtful. The fossil is broken and seems to be sliced in half vertically, exposing the inne
  16. This cylindrical object came from my neighbor whose mother was an avid artifact and rock collector. She had no idea what it was or when her mother found it but it was a long time ago up in the area of Carey, Idaho, on her mother's private property. The object is cylindrical with a small sway toward the middle of it. It is 4' tall and approximately 2 3/8" at the widest point. It is stone or clay colored uniformly aside from the ends where it has a brownish gold tinge and shows circles in the center of each end. It is very heavy given its size and seems dense it weighs 1 lb 6.1 oz. Any he
  17. jnicholes

    Fruit pod or something?

    OK, so once again, I found something today. I would like an ID on it. It’s about the size of my thumbnail, looks like a piece of a prehistoric fruit or something. I honestly don’t know what it is. It looks like it was once attached to a prehistoric plant, you can see in one of the pictures. I’m not sure what it is. Any help can be appreciated on this. Found in Boise, Idaho. It is cloudy right now so the light conditions are not best.
  18. Oxytropidoceras

    Idaho Dinosaurs: They Dug Their Own Graves

    Idaho Dinosaurs: They Dug Their Own Graves Geologists of Jackson Hole Lecture by L.J. Krumenacker Krumenacker, L.J., 2017. Osteology, phylogeny, taphonomy, and ontogenetic histology of Oryctodromeus cubicularis, from the Middle Cretaceous (Albian-Cenomanian) of Montana and Idaho (Doctoral dissertation, Montana State University-Bozeman, College of Letters & Science). Krumenacker, L.J., Varricchio, D.J., Wilson, J.P., Martin, A. and Ferguson, A., 2019. Taphonomy of and new burrows from Oryctodromeus cubicularis, a burrowing ne
  19. BentonlWalters

    Belated 2019 Road Trip Fossils

    Last year, to celebrate finishing my undergraduate degree, my girlfriend and I went on a long (9,000+ mile) road trip around the western US and at long last (a little over a year since their discovery) the last of the fossils we found are out of the refrigerator and I’ve finally gotten all of them photographed. Here are some of the highlights and best fossils we found. A rough map of the route of the trip While the trip wasn’t entirely fossil centric we wanted to hunt at a few cool spots along the way. We chose to visit 5 fossil locations, the first of which was
  20. OreRockOn

    Reef fossil ID

    Hello, Ive been wracking my brains over this and I can't find anything close on Google but it really looks familiar. This is from what I think is early Triassic Thaynes group near Minnetonka Cave in St. Charles Creek/Canyon (from a paper I couldn't download so I lost it) (west shore of Bear Lake) but there is Ordovician St. Charles Fm immediately to the west. The geologic maps I can find don't even show the Triassic but I collected the ammonite locality south of Liberty so I know it's at least in the area. Anyway I collected this little bugger at the site and I'm stumped (honestly the only fo
  21. Lynn Miller

    Fossil of Scat?

    I found this rock in an outflow stream of the Coeur d'Alene River in Idaho. I believe it is fossilized scat. On the first size are bone shards of something the animal ate who deposited the (believed) scat. On the opposite side, I believe there are faint small animal foot prints. There are claw impressions, slightly oval in form, with deep claw like impressions. I could be wrong. Can anyone help me?
  22. Sparki2122

    Helicoprion Shark Fossil?

    Good afternoon, I would like to start off with saying that I know very little about fossils and Geology so please excuse me if I make any errors or misstatements. Recently I purchased approximately 10 cubic yards of rock from a local business to use for landscaping around my property. The business has claimed that the rocks they sold me were excavated from in or near the banks of the Snake River in Southern Idaho. I unfortunately do not have a more exact location but I would be willing to possibly follow up with the business if more information is needed. With the help of some friends we
  23. So, me and my family bought a house. We are moving into it in June or July. While exploring the backyard and measuring for a garden, I scored a big fossil find. 5 LARGE pieces of petrified wood. Larger than I have ever found so far. They were partially buried in a spot where I was going to put some flowers. Legally, I can't take them until the deal closes, which we are certain will happen before we move in. As soon as the deal closes and I can get my hands on them, then I will post pictures. Apologies for keeping everyone waiting for the photos.
  24. jnicholes

    Rock or Ammonite?

    Found this while I was fishing. Can't tell if it's an ammonite or a rock. It does have that spiral pattern very slightly. Plus, when I turn it on its side, it looks like there's some indication of a small chamber. What's your input? Ammonite or rock?
  25. jnicholes

    Moving today

    So, as the title says, I am moving to a new house today. I'm moving all my fossils, and loading up the truck with my stuff. I'm attaching a picture of my best fossil, just because I like showing it. I'm the person in the picture. The fossil is a Phareodus testis and probably a diplomystus on the bottom. Anyway, here's hoping I get all my fossils moved there safely!
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