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  1. I grabbed all these samples over the years from the same rock quarry in western New York, which excavates the Middle Devonian Onondaga Formation. I believe most of these are corals, but I was hoping someone could help specify what type of coral so I can organize them a bit better. I resized the pictures with the provided links to lower the quality, hopefully they are not too big still. Appreciate the help. 1. Two different fossils in this cherty material, on left I believe this is Rugose Coral because visible septa, but on the right above the letter "L" in the coin I am not
  2. Hello fellow fossil hunters. Below is a photo of the array of fossils I found. Each fossil is labelled with a number and it would be awesome if I could get each one identified. I thought ahead and took the photo on grid paper with each square being 5mm. Item 1 is just some quartz crystal I picked up, item 4 is a piece of some unidentifiable shell and the rest are legit fossils. I am a rooky and an amateur so please let me know if I get anything wrong or if I need to add any more detail. Location: Batesford Limestone quarry, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Geology: Sometime betw
  3. We are on the edge of the Vale of Clwyd in North Wales surrounded by limestone. Much of this limestone is full of fat, coiled fossils which I initially thought were ammonites (on the basis that in my ignorance coiled fossil = ammonite!). I have since learned that there are no ammonites in these rocks - correct?. Today though, my wife was doing some garden digging and found the specimen shown in the photos attached, loose in the soil/rock debris. This looks like an ammonite to me! Can anyone tell me what it is and whether this is its 'birthplace' so to speak. The scale in the pictures is MM.
  4. Samurai

    Calamite #3

    From the album: Missouri Plant Fossils

    roughly 2.8cm
  5. Samurai

    Neuropteris sp. Leaf

    From the album: Missouri Plant Fossils

    Roughly 2.3 cm Long
  6. Yesterday: fossil hunting with my girlfriend in Limburg. Many Cretaceous limestones and good fossil specimens! Including a really big and complete Pycnodonte vesicularis (Lamarck, 1806). My second biggest Pycnodonte. Many belemnites (including a real cool black one!), two pieces (including a big one) from the same genus (Pycnodonte) and one sea urchin Echinocorys sp. or Echinocorys scutata (Leske, 1778). Also one recent cow/bovid tooth and a piece of vase. The two photo's on the right are from another (earlier) trip (fossils are on the ground in a field. Finds: one sea
  7. Only one I've ever found like this. What it is exactly, I don't know. Found in a load of limestone road base, likely from a local mine.
  8. From what I've learned crinoids aren't from around here, prob from way upstream fill rock. Here being Dallas creekbed in Eagle Ford shale. Its so unique with the patterns, almost looks carved, just guessing part of a crinoid because of the cylinder shape. What the heck is it?
  9. jvpartin

    Fossil Identifications

    Thanks beforehand. My young granddaughters (8 and 5 yo) have went fossil hunting in their backyard around Lake Cumberland in Kentucky and as I am not experienced in identification and cleaning techniques I appreciate all help given to identify several examples of what we collected.
  10. Found this on gravel bank in creek close to DFW, in a narrow band of Alluvium smack dab in middle of Fluviatile terrace deposits. I'm not sure what to make of it, appreciate input!
  11. cngodles

    Home Conodont Extraction

    So, in trying to identify my local limestone for sure, I've gotten the need to try to extract conodonts, and I'd for sure like to see other microfossils. I know this has been discussed here before, but I was wondering what might be the correct or tried and tested method for home, using obtainable chemicals. The last thread I found was talking about lab processes and clouds of white smoke. I've heard different things from using acids (Vinegar), Hydrogen Peroxide (3% limit at Walmart), to Kerosene. Also a need for sieves, filters, etc. Curious for a guide or advice for ef
  12. 1foolishcaribou

    limestone shelf

    Hi. Found among the huge limestone layer at the Caney River in central Washington County, northeastern Oklahoma. Pennsylvanian. It's a little closer to Kansas than to Tulsa. A few miles east of the Osage Hills (or Rolling Hills of the Osage, depending on the which map).
  13. Doug Von Gausig

    Mississippian fossil, Arizona

    This little thingy was in Mississippian Redwall limestone in central Arizona. It was in a section of the Redwall with very few other fossils. It's about 10mm long and 7mm wide. What do you think?
  14. One of the nice things about being on the team to design a new facility is you can get what you want. All retaking walls and benches are locally quarried Stoner Limestone from Weeping Water, Nebraska. I can’t wait to get my scribe and chisels out...
  15. I'm looking for assistance identifying a large fossil that was in with skids of limestone rockery from the Niagara Escarpment. I have uploaded a series of pictures to Flickr https://flic.kr/s/aHsmTVvrFN and attached one image. It looks like a type of coral. There is lots of texture on the surface. When opened up, it is full of long columns. Thanks.
  16. DerbyshireFossil

    Help with fossil ID for kids

    Hi, I hope this is ok to post! Whilst out on a walk we came across the attached fossil. Whilst I appreciate it doesn't seem much, its quite distinct and any help to identify it - and help educate the small hands which has been carefully cleaning it - would be very much appreciated. I might have some explaining to do that it isn't a t-rex We are located in Derbyshire, United Kingdom. If anybody has good references for teaching kids (6 year old and 3 year old) about fossils it would be great to have them.
  17. Vnaz50

    Help please

    San Antonio, Tx I pulled up a piece of sediment from my yard and this came loose also. I have no idea what it is. I have another rock very similar but much larger.
  18. jacobeee

    Fossil - Trilobite?

    Hello all, Im very new to this. Currently I'm in Czech Republic and some time ago i found my first interesting fossil in this area: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Český+kras+Protected+Landscape/@49.9290996,14.178056,13.17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x470ba30d37e892c5:0xd582af42389f3a3b!8m2!3d49.9355334!4d14.1819469 I don't have any background in palaeontology and decided to get some help from enthusiasts with experience. It's one rock. The main Fossil on "top" is that Trilobites tail? What are those yellowish formations visible on the side of the rock? They stand out a
  19. Samurai

    Multiple Pecopteris Ferns

    From the album: Missouri Plant Fossils

    When this came out of the earth I was shocked by how many were bundled together as I mostly find only fragmentary pieces of one specimen. The small limestone chunk on the left is a piece that came undone at the site I found this fossil at. More images of these fossils: https://imgur.com/a/KnjIeqG Correct id by Fossildude19
  20. Hi all! Perhaps this is a dumb question, but I' still new to the forum as well as the hobby itself, so I offer a teaching moment - In round rock, (just north of austin in central texas), I have a location at the base of a limestone cliff where after some gritty mining efforts I've come across an extremely dense pocket of what I've been informed are internal casts of rudists. That ID was great!, but I'm having trouble learning about what the actual organisms were like. I've tried researching quite a bit with no clear picture of what these are that I'm discovering. Also geologic maps
  21. Time Period: Pennsylvanian Location: Missouri Formation: Most likely Winterset limestone Hello! I am currently puzzled on weather or not this is a Conodont or some fragments from Brachiopod. I am thinking it could be broken parts of a shell or broken pieces of a Brachiopods fossilized lophophore supports from a very small specimen! I have not found any conodont specimens from this location yet as I usually do not hunt for them Images in natural file size: https://imgur.com/a/KNeq
  22. Odinvindr

    Unknown Fossil?

    I found this in an area of North East China. The area has some volcanic history, and a lot of granite mines. I thought that I had it figured out, but am torn on what type of limestone it is, thus what era it could have formed during, thereby leaving me clueless about the small, potential fossil! Any help would be appreciated! Also, any clues on how the granite became fused to the limestone?
  23. cngodles

    Pentagon shaped piece

    When cleaning up rocks I brought home today, I found this little piece that I didn't originally target. It's pentagon shape makes me believe it's for sure a fossil. I've never found anything like it, so I feel like I'm about to get an education here. Perhaps part of a crinoid? Whatever it is, I don't have the experience, yet. Also noticed the indented hole on the top. Maybe part of it, maybe not. It's way too centered I think to not be part of it. Underside. It is convex with a small raised ridge along the edge. Sideways view of the
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