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  1. Hi everyone! I'm new to fossil hunting and I found a few interesting rocks underneath Sea Cliff Bridge near Wollongong in Australia. There was a lot of coal in the area for context. I will attach some photos of the rocks I found, I'm particularly interested in the small white (quartz??) lines intersecting the black part of the stone. Any help would be hugely appreciated! Thanks
  2. I've been working on a Petoskey Stone presentation for my rock and mineral club and have been collecting various colonial rugose corals that have been on sale on online and Etsy. I've been doing this because "Petoskey Stone" has become a popular name to use to sell fossilized coral and I want to be able to show our club how to differentiate Hexagonaria from other types of coral. I've gone through this forum and gleaned some data from @TqB and @FossilDAWG while they were helping out on IDs and was wondering if anyone could help me fill out this cheat sheet with more information (and correc
  3. Oregon Coast Agates

    Coastal Mystery Fossil

    Hello all, Looking to see if anyone recognizes what this might be? Found in the Newport Area of the Central Oregon Coast under the bay bridge during low tide. It even has some unrelated barnacles growing on it! I have absolutely no idea what to make of this. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you.
  4. Hi all! Found this fossil in my garden, in northern Illinois. I was also wondering how old it is too. Thanks a ton :)
  5. Oregon Coast Agates

    Oregon Coast Rib ID

    So this was one of my first fossil finds from last winter on the Oregon Coast and I still need help identifying it further. It was tossed up on the rocky shoreline one day after a winter storm in the Stonefield Beach State Rec area (Central Oregon Coast). I've sent photos to the Burke Museum's ID dept along with a few other museums that's offer opinions on fossils based on photo's and they've all said its definitely a rib, and but the debate is now between a Baleen/Whalebone or the Steller's Sea Cow. I've gotten mixed opinions from several museum experts but I would like to know o
  6. I'm not sure if this is a fossilized tooth or not and would like to ask for help identifying it if it is.
  7. I purchased this with the misidentification of an unknown coral with no listed location. I've received an identification from a local museum of a fish dental plate from the Kem Kem beds in Morocco and was wondering if anyone here knew of a way to identify the genus of the fish.
  8. Marco90

    Fossil fish

    Hello! I received this fish as a gift for my birthday, but I'm not sure about species: perhaps Lycoptera genus? Also, I'm afraid it is partly painted.
  9. Egrigg

    Texas Shark Teeth

    Can anyone help me ID these two shark teeth, they are from Texas so that might help limit options.
  10. Rikache

    Edmontosaurus Fossil?

    Hi there everyone! I recently came across a listing for what is described as a partial Edmontosaurus toe bone and I thought it would be a unique addition to my collection. The specimen’s description says it was found in the Hell Creek Formation of Montana which is pretty commonplace with this seller, but I attempted to get in contact with the seller to try and get more information about the fossil (exact locality, how they IDd the specimen, etc.) and they unfortunately never responded. I was wondering if any of y’all would give it a look and give some of your own opinions. I’d lo
  11. Hi. I found this in a river in N. Wales, UK. Could it be related to a moumouth tooth? Or is it just a nice looking rock or tile of some sort. The top layer is 6 - 10mm thick with a lighter shade. Has anyone found anything like this? I'm curious as to what it is and how it has formed. Has it naturally erided into this?
  12. Curious1

    I am trying to ID this for my kid

    Hello, First I would like to say thank you for providing a place for me to attempt to get an answer. I know your time is valuable, so I appreciate anyone who takes a moment to look. I live in South West, Florida and my daughter and I were at a flea market when she found and purchased this fossil. At first glance I thought it might be an aligator scute, but after looking more closely I know it is not. I doubt that I know enough to even be called a novice, but I spent a few hours online last night trying to find anything that it resembles. Even looking for larger examples
  13. Daisyjpoe

    Not sure if its a fossil

    This rock/fossil looks like it has a skin on it. The outer layer of it is a deep maroon/purplish color. The shapes on the outer layer are all similar but no 2 seem to be identical. It was found about half way down the side of a mountain in Monroe County WV. The side that the outer layer/skin is chipped off there is visible evidence of the pattern in the underlying material. Its about 9 inches long on one side an 6 1/2 on the other. The underside has several rectangular shapes that look like something. I've tried to look it up but can't find anything similar other than the dried and cracked mud
  14. Affascinante

    Fossil ID UK

    I'm at a loss. Coral? Bone?
  15. Kez035

    Help ID this please!!

    Hi, we are currently on holiday on the Isle of Wight, and found this on Compton Beach. Any help with what we have found (something or nothing?) would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance
  16. Daisyjpoe

    Exposed fossil

    We've been finding all kinds of fossils like these. I would love to hear what everyone thinks it is. I have no clue but its pretty cool!
  17. Purchase this raptor egg from a gem and mineral show. Was wondering if anybody can identify the species. and if it’s authentic
  18. Malavedavid

    Fossil identification please

    I was given this fossil from a friend who said it was located from Pennsylvania
  19. Is this a cow, horse, or bison scapula? I live in an area where bison used to roam and know that on the same property, bison skulls and bones have been found. Please let me know your thoughts and reasoning on how it was identified. Thank you!
  20. I bought this Keichousaur fossil online recently, before discovering this forum and finding out that fake fossils are common, and Keichousaur are commonly faked or embellished. I did have concerns that this may have been fake, though I think I've managed to work that out myself now thanks to a handily available xray machine. Still, confirmation would be nice and I thought this may be of interest. It is claimed to have come from Fuyuan County, Pengjiang, Yunnan, China
  21. Flávio Pereira

    Bone id

    Hello! Found in beach, in 2014. It's a mastodon/mamooth feet bone? Local: Praia do Cassino/Rio Grande/ RS/BRASIL Thanks in advance. Flávio Pereira
  22. A seller near me has a fossil egg. A hadrosaur egg of some sort. I think the seller is genuine, and I am fairly well committed to buying the egg at this stage, but want to confirm things before it all gets the final go ahead. I've looked at the various egg buying guides here, and though this doesn't look quite like the example eggs given it also doesn't look like any of the fake eggs. Can people please let me know if they think this is a genuine egg? Thanks for the help!
  23. does anyone have a sheet that i could use to identify fossils
  24. I recently purchased the object below, and am curious to know if anyone can help identify it. The seller themselves has provided very little insight, though I'm trying to see if they can give more details. I'm not overly concerned about what it is, though it would be nice if the seller's information is accurate. The seller claims this is from South Australia and they believe it to be an archaeocyatha from the Cambrian period. Typical archeocyatha fossils I've seen show the 'cup within a cup', which may be what is visible to the right of the main feature? I don't know if the fe
  25. cread

    I found

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