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  1. icycatelf

    Warty-looking rock

    I was told in a group that it was an eroded garnet schist, and I did find a couple other examples online that looked similar. However, it looks more sedimentary than metamorphic to me. I also posted it on a mineral forum where they suggested that it could also be iron nodules in sandstone or a bark fossil. What's your take?
  2. Dragonflysea

    Hi Y'all - Vertebra fossil?

    Greetings from Kentucky. Wandered across this forum trying to identify what looks like a fossilized vertebra I picked up roaming around with my nose to the ground. I've loved rocks ever since I picked up a huge chunk of fossilized wood as a little girl in Louisiana. Married into a family of stonemasons who used to drive into the creek and pick up the rocks for their jobs. They'd been masons for maybe 20 years and the first time I went to the creek with them I was the first of the family to find an arrowhead! Picked up all sorts of neat geodes and other pretty rocks through the years and h
  3. aek


    I came across this unusual scolecodont and can't identify it. Late Ordovician Drakes formation. Any help appreciated.
  4. Muffinsaurus

    Trace fossil or nothing?

    Found in Kentucky along AA Highway, Ordovician, Kope formation. I took it because it looked like a weird eyeball thing. I didn't think it was a fossil, just a weird rock, until I cleaned it off and found a bunch of trilobite bits on it. So that had me wondering if it was a trace fossil or if there might be something inside if I chipped away at the shape. Honestly I'm kinda itching to see if there is anything inside it. As it sorta, to my untrained eye, looks like something fell into the water about an eon ago and got covered up. However I don't want to take the Dremel t
  5. Muffinsaurus

    Is this a fossil?

    Found in Martin Kentucky, Middle Pennsylvanian, Hayden Formation. I thought I found a geode the other day so cut it open. The surrounding material got a somewhat mirror shine from the cutting tool (I assume iron rock). However when I hit it with a hammer and it cracked open I found this inside. It looks, to me, like a small fish or plant. I have no idea if this is even a fossil, so any help would be wonderful. Thanks in advance.
  6. Muffinsaurus

    Is this a Flexicalymene trilobite head?

    I found this mortality plate along AA Highway in Kentucky. Area is ordovician. I've been cleaning on this plate all night, when found this little guy under some dirt and brachiopod fragments. Did I just find a flexicalymene trilobite head? I know it's just a fragment and not the full thing. But I'd be pretty stoked if I'm correct on this. Thanks in advance. (I traced it out just in case my picture is too poor to see it. I can't find my macro lens)
  7. Muffinsaurus

    Creek thing ID request

    I'm currently in a dried out creek in Floyd County Kentucky and have found this--thing. It's about 4.5 cm wide and 5 cm long. It kinda looks like something, part of a fish or leaf maybe. The area is mostly carboniferous. I'm just wondering if this is anything I should bother with as the rock it's on is about 60 pounds.
  8. Muffinsaurus

    Weird rock or weird Fossil?

    Found in a creek in Floyd County Kentucky. Area is Pennsylvanian (according to the university of Kentucky website the area may also have a very small mix of Cretaceous, Tertiary and Quaternary). I'm wondering if this is a fossil, like an impression of a seed or something, or if this is just a weird rock. Thanks in advance.
  9. Muffinsaurus

    Is this coral or sponge?

    My neice just pulled this out of the creek at my mom's near Ashland Kentucky. I know the area to be Carboniferous. I think it's a coral, but I'm still too much of an amateur to know for sure. Any help would be appreciated by myself and my neice.
  10. Muffinsaurus

    Help with plant fossil ID

    This was found in Eastern Kentucky in the creek behind my house. Carboniferous. I think it might be astertophyllites. Is this correct?
  11. Muffinsaurus

    Is this coprolite?

    Found this in the creek behind my house in Eastern Kentucky. It's been raining (and flooding) a lot so tons of rocks are being washed out of the hills. I'm uncertain what era this could be from since I'm not exactly sure where it washed out from. The pictures I'm including show it while it was still in the rock and after I removed it. I thought it was made of metal at first, but it isn't magnetic at all, nor is it soft like lead or aluminum. After looking around online the closest thing I could find to it's shape is fish coprolite. Is this coprolite or just some stran
  12. Muffinsaurus

    Is this bone impression?

    A few weeks ago I went along AA Highway here in Kentucky and collected a number of mortality plates from the side of the road. I had cleaned up this plate and had it sitting to the side as I tried to figure out how I was going to display it. One of my cats knocked it over last night and split off a chunk that exposed this concretion looking thing that was hidden beneath the top layer of crushed brachiopod shells. Unfortunately when I picked it up to examine it, the top of this concretion looking thing fell off. It sent little fragments everywhere. When I looked back to the main part of the mor
  13. aek


    Wondering what this unusual micro fragment could be? Seems trilobite-ish. Upper Estill. Measures just under 1mm length. Reflected light Transmitted light
  14. aek

    Silurian acritarch

    Trying to identify this acritarch from upper Estill, Kentucky. It seems most palynological texts are restricted for some reason so I can't access papers. Thanks for any help.
  15. I collected these brachiopods from the lower Kope Formation (Late Ordovician) in northern Kentucky. I am leaning towards Zygospira modesta but was hoping for a second opinion. @Misha @Tidgy's Dad Thanks for any help.
  16. melissaclerk


    Pretty sure it’s a fish- I’m 100 new at this, have no clue about anything…. Besides rocks were boring… well not even boring I just never gave them a thought until about 2 months ago… It’s literally like I woke up one day and I am obsessed, it’s a literally all I can do not to constantly be staring at the ground and looking at rocks. So that’s a problem within and of itself but does anyone have any idea 67909609907__70F35EF2-A9DA-4DE3-8FEA-C0A9E87AB81B.MOV about this cool fish fossil?
  17. I recently acquired this little lot of Ordovician fossils but the info I received was somewhat lacking and mixed up. I hate to ask this because I feel like I should have gotten all the info to begin with, and having not gotten it, I figured I would have no trouble piecing it together. I think I have gotten past the spelling mistakes and such but I am stuck at this point.... Could anyone check to see if the info I have on these is correct, and maybe narrow down the locations, and tell me which subspecies of Vinlandostrophia is which? I wouldn't be surprised if the original collector is a
  18. Tomacino

    What is this?

    I am a complete novice but have always had an interest in what I can find along creeks such as arrowheads. I saw this and thought it looked like a petrified vertebrae. It is about 1.25 in. thick and about 2X3 inches across. Am I right? How old might this be? Thanks very much for allowing me to post here.
  19. icycatelf

    Wood, or...?

    Been a while since I've found anything new, but this turned up in the creek rubble today. Could it be a fossil? Eastern KY, Pikeville Formation (Pennsylvanian). Found as float.
  20. This past weekend I had to cancel a collecting trip due to ominous weather, so I instead made an impromptu trip to northern Kentucky to do some Ordovician collecting for a couple days. I really love this area and would spend a week down there if I could. This trip I decided to focus on the Kope and Fairview formations, two of the older formations in the greater Cincinnati area. The first day was mostly driving and not much collecting due to rain. But I did briefly stop at a spot where I found a pocket of Ectenocrinus crinoids on my last trip. I checked to see if any more had weathe
  21. aek

    Silurian mystery fragment

    Any idea what this could be? Very tiny..about 2mm. Silurian , crab orchard.
  22. A couple weeks ago during a collecting trip down to the Cincinnati area, I spent half a day collecting at the big roadcut near Maysville, KY. It's really hard to describe just how big this roadcut is. Pictures don't do it justice, but here's one anyways. For reference, the pine trees are probably 3 meters tall or so. I spent all my time collecting in the Fairview Formation. In the picture above, the contact between the Fairview and the underlying Kope Formation occurs near the first bench. The contact with the overlying Bellevue Limestone is just above the third bench.
  23. crazy4horses

    Fossil ID Bluegrass Region Kentucky

    Gone through my fossil collection and have these fossils that not sure what they are they where all found in Bluegrass region of Kentucky. I think the image 1501 is a type of ruquose coral the fossil matix is 1/4 calcite. The other two fossil matrix is limestone.
  24. Artmajor

    Newbie request for identification

    I appreciate any guidance-my interest is for a general definition, as an art major, to integrate it in my work. I'm sure it's obvious to y'all, thank you for having this forum available.
  25. Hi Everyone, I am completely new to identification, but I found this large tooth while walking along a creek today in the northern part of Estill County, Kentucky and I am hoping someone might be able to help me identify it.
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