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  1. Fossil image Hi I'm new to this whole scene and gained interest after I found a large fossil near a estuary in Washington state (western side). I was hoping you guys could identify the various creatures that are contained below as well as possible locations that I might have more for me to find in my state, preferably on the western side. It is roughly 14-18 inches (35-45 centimeters) at its longest point and around 2-3 inches thick(5-8.5cm) Thanks for the help!
  2. Crown Point Formation

    Recently, I have obtained a Wikipedia account so that I could update articles on some of Vermont’s geologic formations. The first of which I have made is the Ordovician age Crown Point Formation, in which I have collected many rocks completely covered in fossil invertebrates. Although I am unsure as to how far this formation goes (possibly extending into New York as well),localities known for having some of the most fossils from the formation include the towns of Panton and Isle La Motte. In creating the list, my main source of information was Paleontology of the Lake Champlain Basin in Vermont, as well as my own observations of what fossils were collected by myself and other members of the Burlington Gem & Mineral Club when we collected specimens from private quarries in Panton, VT last October. However, as my main source was written in 1962, the names and classification for some of the fauna included in the list may have names that are dubious, and the list itself if subject to change. If there is any further information that should be added to the article, please let me know, or edit the page responsibly (basing your facts/information with resources). Note: I have not added algae & porifera yet, so this post (and the Wikipedia article) will be edited. The Crown Point Formation Cephalopods Maclurites magnus Stereospyroceras champlainensis Vaginoceras oppletum Vaningenoceras sp. Proteoceras perkinsi Proteoceras pulchrum Plectoceras jason Nanno sp. Trilobites Bumastus erautusi Bumastus globosus Cryptolithus tesselatus Eoharpes antiquatus Flexicalymene senaria Isotelus gigas Pliomerops canadensis Vogdesia bearsi Echinoderms Dendrinocrinus alternatus Brachipods Atleasma multicostum Camerella varians Macrocoelia champlainensis Corals Streptelasma expansum Foerstephyllum wissleri Lambeophyllum profundum Bryozoans Praspora orientalis Rhinidictya fenestrata Stictopora ramosa
  3. large shark tooth?

    Found on beach Isle of Palms, South Carolina. I'm a fossil novice. Possibly a large fossilized shark's tooth...8cm length. Could use some help!
  4. Hi all. Sometimes I have information I would like to share and I'm not sure how to begin. I don't collect fossils. I collect smooth river stones and regular shells for artwork. A good deal of my time is spent collecting materials from waterways. I believe very strongly in the responsible handling of fossil treasures. The problem is that if I see something that looks cool, I don't know if it's an important fragment or a barbeque chicken bone! I don't want to use fossils in my art work. It doesn't feel right somehow. I'd like to learn to identify fossils properly so I don't waste these resources. I would also like to share information about sites of possible interest. I don't want to just publish random info and have a nice site wrecked. How do I do this? Thanks for any responses.
  5. Hi there. I found this several years ago in Tamaulipas, Mexico. I guess it’s a tooth of a a mammal... but I don’t have the slight lest idea.
  6. Can’t figure out what shark tooth

    Can’t figure out what species of shark the tooth belongs to. A bit broken a chewed up by nature. Help is appreciated!
  7. Fossilized poop??

    I found this at the aurora fossil museum in north carolina. its kind of a dark caramel color. can post more pics or info if needed. thanks it is about an inch long. i think it is poop but i really dont know as i am just getting in to the hobby
  8. Devonian fossil ID

    My last trip to Deep Springs I brought back a large dis-articulated Dipleura. While cleaning up the specimen, which had mud on the bottom, I discovered two things. There was more to the Dipleura then I originally thought. This part I will save for another topic. The other thing was a part of the matrix flaked off to reveal a fossil in which I have never seen before. I am wondering if this is possibly fish related. Maybe @Jeffrey P or @Fossildude19 may have seen this before on your previous hunts there?
  9. Is this a fossil?

    I found this while out for a hike, it was in the eroded runoff ditches on the trail. It has a symmetry that seems biological to me, but that could be wishful thinking. What do you think? Thanks
  10. Need Help Identifying Tooth(?)

    During our treks around Florida we stumbled across something we, and our friends, have been unable to identify. It appears to be a tooth but what looks like bone at the base is rather square. Was hoping someone in here could help us figure out exactly what this thing is. Thanks in advance for your help.
  11. Need help identifying this

    I found this in the bed of the Dry Frio and it’s larger than most of the other ones I’ve seen which I always believed were sea shells. This looks similar to how a fish fin looks and it looks fleshier and in one spot there is a chip missing no thicker than a 16th of an inch And there are lines running perpindicular to the lines on the outside. Does anybody know what these are?
  12. Hello everyone, I stumbled upon this beautiful piece in an antique shop in Germany. The seller was not really sure what it was (only whom it belonged to), but I thought it looks like a lot to a mammoth jaw section. We can see that a new molar is starting to push the old one. As the object was found in Asia, I wonder if it could not be from an elephant rather than a mammoth. I've read in this forum that the two can look very similar, and now I a not sure what it is. It has been imported in Europe quite some time ago, I guess before any regulation on elephant "products". The section is relatively small, and the laminar structure has only around 7 "stripes", so I guess it comes from a young animal. Can someone help me try to identify from which animal this comes from (and maybe how old this can be)? Thanks a lot ! Lionel
  13. Peace River and Venice ID

    Hi there guys, I was hoping you could help with the identification of three different fossils. The ones with the ridges that look like miniature mammoth teeth were found in peace river in Arcadia, while the flatter set of teeth and fang-looking thing were found at a land site in Venice. Thanks in advance for your help!
  14. My first question...

    Hello, I bought this "fossil" ? but I do not have any idea of what it could be...can you help me? Dimension are about 40 cm x 20 cm and the ball is about 4 cm in diameter Thanks in advance
  15. Echinoid Cidaris ID needed

    Hello, fellow fossil enthusiasts and professionals I am looking to ID an echinoid. I have made some old notes but forgotten how I came to these thoughts, any help will be appreciated. 'CIDARIS INTERMEDIA ?, NOVIEN PORCIEN, ARDENNES.' or location 'THINULE LE MOUTIER' Bathonian stage, Jurassic period, the diameter of the test is approx 25mm, spine about 50mm.
  16. Tooth found at German lake

    Hello. Found this tooth at a like in southwestern Germany approx. 10 years ago. Can anyone help with the identification? Many thanks in advance.
  17. Hi All, I am a faculty member at a university, teaching archaeology, CRM, and anthropology. Quite often we receive emails from members of the state asking that we identify artifacts. The following note came to me recently. I've attached the associated pictures. I would be grateful if someone could help me out, so that I could provide some good information to the student. At a glance, I'm guessing maybe a fossilized tooth or mouth plate, but I little to no experience with fossils. Thanks for any help. Original Email... Hi, I am Bryce XXXX, I am a freshman at XXXXX High School and I found this object that I have no idea what it is. I was a t Myrtle Beach last summer and I found this thing, I was wondering if there was any one who could help me identify what this thing is. I have attached some photos of this thing and if needed I can send it to you. Thank You ~Bryce XXXX
  18. Poor man's thin slicing

    My first attempt at thin slicing to identify rugose corals. Used a tile saw and a belt sander followed by sand paper. I think I can see enough of what I need to for identification of this specimen, but I think I'm going to invest in a flat lapidary grinder and a diamond embedded wheel. I'm tired of putting corals into the collection with only coarse identification. Here's the poor-man's version / first attempt of a thin slice (obviously needs to be a lot thinner).
  19. So these are the before and after of the bone fragment prep process. This material was found at Aust Cliff in the U.K it's from the Triassic. I'd love to get your opinions on what you think it could be, given that it's only a fragment it will be hard to tell. I've not left it in the sun before you ask haha that was just to take a clear picture, don't want it cracking. Thanks guys. I think ichthyosaur/plesiosaur bone fragment as these are some of the most common bones found from there. Plenty of coprolite and micro fossils visible here as well including some teeth. I prepped this myself over the course of an hour, the matrix is nice and soft and easy to get through
  20. MD/VA Fossil ID Website?

    Hey everyone, After I collect a bunch of fossils from a trip, I sort them by species or genus. What I'm wondering is how you guys do this (if you do sort them). I've been using fossilguy.com so far, as well as this forum for when I can't find a match. Sometimes I'll look up a suspected species in a simple search, but my go-to right now is fossil guy. Although his site is really great overall, he really only covers the more common teeth found at the sites. So I have found his site to be very useful with identification, but I'd love a source that might go into more detail and cover more species. I want to hear what you all use to ID your finds (other than the forum). Keep in mind, the source would need to cover fossils from the exposures where I hunt. These include the Calvert Cliffs in Maryland, the Paleocene exposures near Purse State Park in Nanjemoy, and the Horsehead Cliffs in Montross, Virginia. As great as it is to have you guys identify finds of mine, I obviously can't do that for hundreds and hundreds of fossils, so I'd like another online source. It would be ideal if the source includes pictures and descriptions of how to distinguish finds from each other. Thanks in advance!
  21. Found these teeth in a Florida creek

    Found these teeth/jaw bone in a Florida creek. I researched it to be of Bison teeth which would make sense but found some similarities of Camel which would be interesting to find in Florida. I was wondering about what years it may be from?
  22. Nautilus ID

    Trying to find a definitive identification for this nautiloid? Anyone know of any science-based paper online to refer to the Ma'der region of Morocco during this period of time and the cephalopod fauna? Any info appreciated. Devonian section in the Tafilalt, Ma'der region, Anti-Atlas, Morocco. (Clymenia genus ammonoid? do they get this large and the chamber/whorls are very similar to nautiloids)
  23. Hi, found these today at Speeton, UK. Could anybody tell me what they are, was thinking they may be a possible vert, but I wouldn’t have a clue myself.
  24. Skull?

    Hey guys! I was wondering if anyone can tell me what this might be. Im pretty sure it is fossilized. I was thinking it was a skull, specifically that of a mammal but I am not sure which. Canine? Thank you for any help!
  25. Geode?

    The fossil I want most to find, at this point in my addiction, is a tullymonster. A few months ago, I thought this might be one, but, now, I'm fairly certain it's just a geode and am just double checking by asking for an ID. I actually really dig (that's so punny, lol!) geodes, so I'll add it to my collection, but I have enough criniods and brachiopods. I'm throwing a little tullymonster fit!