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  1. TimTim

    Is this a rock or fossil

    We were digging a trench and came across some fossilized coral while digging around there we found this laying in the side of the bank. Is this just a rock, or maybe even a claw
  2. Lillyt37

    What is it?

    My son found this in the creek near our home. Any idea what it is?
  3. Found this in a creek bed here in NE Kansas, feels heavier than a fresh bone should (though it was buried in the mud) and the black color reminds me of other ice age finds (if it wasn't for the color I would have assumed it was dog/cat). *Edit* after cleaning, what I thought were nutrient canals are connected and completely lined by cortical bone, like true foramen of skull or sacrum. Our bedrock is Pennsylvanian but I know that ice age bones (mammoth, etc) have been found at the Kaw/Kansas River (which the creek feeds into about 1 km/ 0.6 mi downstream). L
  4. NE Kansas


    My Daughter found this in a Rock bed next to a parking lot in NE Kansas. Is this a shell? Any feedback? thank you!
  5. Terrygross

    2nd guessing

    29 in x 19 in x 9h approx Heavier than 100lbs. Dense Ha(d) a fingernail thick crust...u see where he's gone medieval on it. 20 years of thinking it was an ammonite due to spinesque looking structure...please help b4 it is 10 million pieces....he is about to. Lol
  6. Hello all. We were recently on 4-H trip to Greenwood County Kansas and stopped at a roadcut in the Kanwaka Shale. We have several questions, the first one is below. We found this crinoid stem with an encrusting Bryazoa on it. I believe this is Fistulipora but would like a more positive ID. Any help is appreciated
  7. NE Kansas

    Meteor ?

    Found this in NE Kansas while hiking. For a while I thought it could be some type of corral or sponge. But someone mentioned it could be a meteor. it does seem heavier than a rock. IMG_5027.MOV IMG_5029.MOV Any thoughts or tips?
  8. NE Kansas

    Fossil Id, Tooth? Claw?

    In NE Kansas while hiking in trail after recent rain, saw what look like tooth/ claw/fossil? ? ? Any ideas? Found other interesting items that stood out, Find a lot of things that seem like they could have been used as tools. the items in the picture were not all found at one specific spot. Found them throughout the trail. IMG_4172.MOV IMG_4172.MOV IMG_4172.MOV IMG_4209.MOV
  9. SomethingIsFishy

    Kansas Shark Vertebrae/cartilage disk?

    I have recently found this fossil in north western Kansas (graham co.) I don't know if this is a shark vertebrae/cartilage disk or just a basic fish vertebrae. (Don't mind my bad prep work. I just started peeping fossils recently.)
  10. Hello all. I try and go fossil hunting as often as possible and I really want to get back out in the Niobrara chalk in western Kansas. I’ve only hunted out there one time on a state 4-H trip and it was the most fun I’ve ever had. However I do know that most of, if not all of the land the chalk is on is owned privately. I’m not sure the best way to get in contact with landowners about asking permission. If I lived closer I would just drive out there and ask around, but I live in eastern Kansas so it is a minimum 5-6 hour drive out there. Is there any reliable way of figuring out who owns land a
  11. SomethingIsFishy

    Kansas shark tooth

    This is a tooth I found in Northwest Kansas (Graham Co.). It is 100 percent complete. It looks like nothing I have ever seen before. It has cerrated edges which leads me to believe it is Squalicorax Sp. but I am not sure because of its odd and blunt shape.
  12. Went hunting in the Tuttle Creek spillway which was mostly a bust (though I may be biased by my every-other-rock experiences at Lawrence and Lake Shawnee). Aside from fusilinids and a couple of indeterminate shells I found a rock with multiple smooth flat round structures (3-4 cm across). The rock had fallen down the side of the spillway so age is likely somewhere in Carboniferous to Permian. It broke apart when I pulled it from the ground. Any have any idea what these are? This shows the side view of one of the structures (top edge on the
  13. Mochaccino

    Pennsylvanian/Permian crinoids

    Hello, I have a whole bunch of unidentified crinoids I'd like some help identifying. From my guess on the species and the fact that there were all together (as well as the other specimens that came with it), my guess is that these are Pennsylvanian or Permian-aged crinoids from Texas or Kansas. I'm hoping narrowing down the ID would better pinpoint the provenance for them. Here goes. The calyxes all range from 1-2 cm wide. I did attempt to ID them, using resources including this by the forum's @Missourian: #1-#4 I think are all of the sam
  14. Hello, I found this fossil in South Central Kansas, 20 miles north of Oklahoma border. A pond was dredged and this was found on a sand pile. Could someone please help me identify it?
  15. JBkansas

    New finds from the Kansas River

    Found some interesting fossils with my wife and boys yesterday. 1. Guessing these are gastropod shells (all replaced with crystals) 2. I think these may be crinoid stalk fragments 3. Millions of sub millimeter round fossils (and brachiopod) Wife: I found a rock with the wavy sea fossil (bryozoan) and petrified wood. Me: that doesn't make sense, oh, it's concrete. I guess Kansas has so many fossils we use them as filler 4. Not sure what this is and didn't have a ruler handy
  16. Hey all, I found this in the Arkansas River mud right in the middle of Wichita, KS. It was in one piece but it broke when I was tapping a tarantula wolf spider out of its bone home
  17. book_vvorm

    Fossil or Sedimentary rock?

    My son found this rock a while back in the sandbar of a creek bed in Northeastern Kansas. We find all kinds of invertebrate fossils here regularly in/around creek beds, and thought this looked interesting, almost like dinosaur skin? Or some other fossil? I’m 99% positive it’s just some sedimentary rock, as it is cracked on all sides and common in sandbars here, but we’ve never found one like this and I thought it wouldn’t hurt to consult some more knowledgeable people.
  18. I was wondering if anyone would be interested in trading his/her mosasaurus jaw or partial from a site (Either United States or somewhere in Europe). I've got various amount of eurasian pleistoceen stuff, some dinosaurus teeth. Megalodon teeth of great quality too. Please if you know anyone, feel free to contact me!
  19. I found this listed as a cretaceous lobster from the Kiowa Formation in Kansas. I didn't have much success finding anything similar with some quick research, do any of you guys know what exactly we're looking at here?
  20. fossilsonwheels

    Cretoxyrhina ???

    .7” tooth, Blue Hill Member, Carlile Shale, Jewell Co Kansas. I am not super familiar with the Carlile Shale fauna and I think this is a Cretoxyrhina but I’m not 100% sure I’m correct so I thought I seek other opinions.
  21. I just got back from a trip to Kansas where I found a tooth in the Ninnescah River outside of Wichita. I first thought it was a cow or buffalo but now after researching it believe that it looks more like a Woolly Rhino tooth. Thoughts?
  22. Hello, I recently got this section of fossilized squid pen of the giant squid Tusoteuthis longa, from the Cretaceous Niobrara Chalk of Kansas, USA. It measures about 7cm long. After receiving it I realized that it seemed rather unstable, with small "splinters" flaking off like a fragile piece of wood. I hear it is recommended to consolidate vertebrate bones with something like Butvar B-76, but what about something like this squid pen? I don't know what the material even is. Does anyone have experience preserving these? Thanks.
  23. Denny1st

    Help ID?

    Found yesterday in the Kansas River. I'm thinking it's probably just a button buck skull cap. Although I really want it to be from an antilocaprid. But I thought its worth the post for me because it's my first part of a skull Ive ever found in the river. But I can't distinguish personally. I'm not the best at telling Kansas river modern stained bones from permineralized bones sometimes too, and I understand if it's unidentifiable beyond cervid even. Thanks
  24. Mari

    4-H Geology ID question

    Hello Everyone. My grandaughter is in 4-H Geology and we found this specimen in Southwest Kansas. We have no idea what it is or how to label it for her exhibit box. Any help you could give us would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
  25. In the Blue Hill Shale Member of the Carlile Shale formation, you can sometimes find concretions that have very colorfully preserved ammonites. The concretions are usually about the size of a golf ball to baseball. They are smacked with a hammer to see if there is something inside, as many are empty. The concretions are extremely hard, but there is usually a weak spot between the ammonite and the super hard limestone. I recently picked up a CP air scribe, so I thought I'd try it out on a "mud ball" that had a little of a Scaphites carlilensis exposed. The outside of the concretion that is
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