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  1. Juliar

    Tooth/ plate? I.d Help please.

    Hi, Thank you all for the help with my shark spine I.d yesterday. I was very pleased to finally find our what it was! Today I was looking over some other large pieces of bone bed from the same trip to Aust cliff, and I had a very pleasant surprised when I broke it open. I think it's some sort of tooth, it's large around 5cm in length. Is it from a shark as it was near to the area I found the spine? Any help would be appreciated. Many thanks
  2. Chummus

    Purchased Fish

    A local rocks, minerals, and fossils store recently went under some renovations and increased in size by quite a lot. However, according to the employees, lots of the fossil identification/location information was somehow lost during the remodeling, and so they were selling off many of their fossils for cheap to clear room for new inventory. Plus there was a good sale on fossils going on. As the title states, I purchased this fish because I thought it looked interesting, but I was wondering if anyone here had any idea of what it might be. Secondly, are there any guides f
  3. Hi, I'm very new to this and have had a couple of trips to Aust cliff uk recently. I hadn't really found much but today I found this tooth/bone? I have tried a little of my own research and have hit a dead end. I think it may be ichthysaur but I'm not sure if it's a bone or a rather long thin tooth. It appears to be hollow.Could anyone help me with an I.D please? Many thanks 20210921_213640.heic 20210921_213649.heic 20210921_214010.heic
  4. I found this fossil and cant tell what or is and would like to know.
  5. Hello! I'm a new member and I discovered this forum recently. I've already learned so much browsing threads. I'm not sure if it'll be possible, but I was hoping that I could get some help identifying a section of fossil scapula that I came across and was thinking of purchasing. The seller doesn't have much information on it besides it being a Hell Creek find in South Dakota. He thinks it may be from a tyrannosaur. Pictures attached, any thoughts would be great!
  6. Hello, As a follow up to my previous post, I wanted to see if anyone can help me Identify some of the things I found or confirm my suspicions. all material was found in Wardensville, part of the needmore formation in the Lost River quarry. #1 lets start with the biggest stumper, I have absolutely no Idea what this thing is or even if it is a fossil. my best guess is a possible trilobite feeler, but even then I am not familiar enough with their anatomy to make that call. failing that, some sort of soft bodied invertebrate perhaps? #2
  7. kerrimarie805

    More Petrified Wood?

    This is the second of three pieces I've recently picked up that I'm a little stumped by. I'm guessing they are all three petrified wood unless someone tells me otherwise. All three were found in western Nebraska not far from the North Platte River or the canal fed by the river.
  8. I posted pictures of this uncut stone/fossil several weeks ago hoping for an ID, but since I didn't know the location it was found, the consensus was it most likely is stromatolite. I've had it cut and polished and it's gorgeous! It's very dark inside. The circular parts look like they are gray and black, but in real life it seems to be just 2 different textures of black. The parts that look more gray are rougher/grainier and the blacker areas are more smooth and reflective/shiny. The circular parts almost look like fluffy clouds. The in between area is dark gray until you get
  9. I found this tooth on the beach today and have NO idea what type of shark it’s from. Does anyone have any idea?
  10. I found this tooth on the beach today and I was wondering if anyone could quickly identify it for me! I’m not sure what kind of tooth it is but it’s a really good one
  11. kerrimarie805


    Petrified wood? Jet? Is jet petrified wood? Can someone explain the specifics please?
  12. kerrimarie805

    Petrified wood or something else?

    It's been a long time since I've done this, and a few weeks since renewing my membership here, but I've read the specs again and I think I'm ready to start posting the pieces that have brought me back to you experts here in this forum. I was in Pennsylvania when I joined the forum the first time. I am now in western Nebraska and have become more rockhound more than mudlark simply by the nature of what the earth brings up. Most of the time I am satisfied with my own identification or don't need one to be happy with a piece. I have recently found a couple of things that baffle me. I've been
  13. kerrimarie805

    3 of 3, Pet Wood or No?

    This is the last of three from me, of these likely petrified wood pieces that I am just curious about. To recap, I believe it's pet wood but am just checking my curiosity. Found in western Nebraska, near the river or canal off the river, lots of pet wood around here but these look like they could be bone. Apologies, I did my best to get the lime off of this one but it's not as well-preserved as the other two and I didn't want to keep chipping away at it lest I break it. Brute strength. I did my best with the pics, the piece itself is spongy looking and grainy.
  14. Mantelliceras

    Fossil Fish Identification Help

    Hello everyone! My friend found this fish in her collection and we have no clue what kind of fish it is. Is there any fish experts in this forum that can help us with the identification? I,m afraid we cannot provide any accurate information on the age and procedence. Many thanks in advance! Kind regards, Andrés
  15. Christa Feathers


    I have thousands of sharks teeth (it's a family hobby) but would like to know about these 3 in particular. The one in the middle appears to be broken in half and is serated on the right.. Thanks Found in NC, SC and GA
  16. Alwayslookinatmyredshoes

    Not necessarily fossils but correct me if im wrong.

    I need these pictures to find the right person, I have tons of pictures for they are all local to me. I can send examples to you. Ok so here's what I think, I think these rocks were formed right after the ice age, from animals from right when the ice froze over. They must have thawed out turning into the ocean, (animals becoming part of the ocean floor from all the sediment and debri) then after millions of years they became part of the earths crust, then being broken up by an earthquake or maybe an asteroid?! Maybe a bunch of meteorites that struck one after another. Who can tell
  17. Francis200

    Leaf identification

    I'm super new to fossils and was wondering if anyone knows what this is?
  18. I would appreciate some help identifying some of my latest finds. Since I am in Southern Indiana, I know many of my finds are silicified or geodized and I kind of know what some of them are but I want to be sure. I apologize if this post seems to be a bombardment of pictures that I am asking help identifying but I didn't want to post too many separate posts. Hopefully I've correctly uploaded pictures & if I am doing anything incorrectly please give me advise. First are what look to be turtle shells or are they just geodes moonlighting as turtle shells?
  19. Was digging in vegetable patch in clay soil about 20cm below surface in back garden, south-east London, UK and found this little beauty! First fossil I've found without looking for one. I especially like the lower section of the right-hand image, where you can see the pattern is an imprint rather than a protrusion (not sure of the correct terminology!) Any ideas what it could be? I've provided a scale on the image. Reminds me of a worm! I can answer any questions.
  20. perryh

    Fossil ID - South Carolina

    I spent a couple days this week hunting fossils and sharks teeth around coastal South Carolina. I came across a few fossils that I need help identifying. Any ID or guidance is much appreciated. Images are below.
  21. Lorney

    Help with id

    Can anyone id this? I would have just wrote it off as a rock if it wasn’t for the hole in the ends. Not sure if it goes right through or not. I can’t blow through it but there is sediment inside the hole. A friend suggested it was maybe a worm burrow. The area I found this in mainly has Bearpaw formation fossils but lately I have been finding older stuff like a rugose coral that was maybe deposited by glacier or river flow from older deposit upstream. If this is some kind of worm burrow cast do you have any suggestion as to the age? Thanks in advance for any insight.
  22. We found these 2 fossils on the beach tonight. I am thinking some mammal, but I can’t figure out how to even start identifying it. I’d appreciate some help. It’s making me just a little excited :-).
  23. Kolya

    Some worms?

    Hello! What it could be, for me looks some worms, but may be I am wrong. Max length - 0.9 cm Western Ukraine. (Cretaceus-Neogene) Thanks!
  24. Bails

    Vertebra ID

    Hey All, I found this vertebra today on the beach in Charleston, SC. Can someone help me ID it? Is it from a Dolphin? Thanks in advance!
  25. Hi Everyone, I'm very excited to have found and have an opportunity to post on this forum. The rock with a potential fossil was found by my six year old son while we were hiking along a riverbed (Paint Branch watershed) within greater Silver Spring, Maryland area. The rock was in a shallow stream. My son was pulling me by the sleeve to show me a "fox track". He loves nature and always draws my attention to various tracks and animal bones on the ground so I didn't think much of it at first until I realized this time the track was in stone instead of the usual sand/mud
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