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Found 50 results

  1. Devonian thin

    Found in what I believe to be Emsian marine deposits here in Maine. The most common fossils found there are horn corals, but I've collected a number of other things there. Phosphate nodules are fairly common there as well.
  2. Found on the coast of Maine

    Hoping someone could provide me with information on this lovely “find” that I came across on the beach of an island in Maine. What is the classification of this type of fossil? Very rare? Anything would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
  3. Tiny

    This was found in glacial material near Presque Isle, Maine. I believe it to be an internal mold of a brachiopod shell. What was it that lived in, on, or with it ? Scale in mm.
  4. Fossil ?

    This is Carrabassett slate from Mayfeild, Maine. Can anyone read what these features are ?
  5. Siphuncle ?

    From the Pragian Tarratine formation of Maine. I collected it as a trace fossil, but as I was unloading it the light hit it at a shallow angle highlighting the unstained portion of what I think is a nautiloid shell.
  6. Sponge ?

    Found in glacial esker near Bingham, Maine. I think there is a rugose coral, and a crinoid fragment near it, but is one of these a sponge or just unidentifiable pieces of mush ?
  7. Trilobite cephalon ?

    This was found in an esker near Bingham, Maine. Most of the rocks in the line of glacial scour are mid Devonian and below, marine formations. It looks like the left side of a cephalon, labeled as a librigenea in the morphology section on Wiki .
  8. Red algae ?

    Had to bring this one home from the gravel pit just in case. Typical finds are Devonian marine, but volcanics are in the mix too. Any chance it's red algae ?
  9. Unknown unknown

    I noticed this in my garage recently, and was diverted from the task at hand by the need to blow the dust out of it and have a look. About all I know is that it's from Maine. Most of the rocks are mid Devonian or lower marine formations. There is a chance it's from up in the county (Aroostook) where I've collected terrestrial plants. Scale in mm
  10. Crinoid

    From an outcropping of The Forks formation (Maine), a Silurian aged turbidite. I'm thinking the base of a calyx. The top of the photo is being rotated toward the camera.
  11. Syringopora ?

    This is from northern Maine. Devonian marine rocks in the Seboomook group of formations I believe. When I collected it my best guess was that it was a bryozoan, but somehow it didn't seem to fit right. I cleaned some of the dust off it recently for another look. The tube shapes and configuration of the molds have me thinking maybe syringopora ? It's all the same colony, just broken up.
  12. Found vertebra(?)

    Hi guys, I joined so I could identify what I found! I was walking on the beach in southern Maine when I stumbled upon this circular disk. I think it’s a vertebra, but I was wondering if someone could tell me the difference between shark and fish vertebra. Any info is helpful!! It’s so interesting. thumb nail for size!
  13. Sebago Lake Maine

    We will be doing any family vacation trip for couple weeks to Sebago Lake in Maine. Are there any forum members that live near there if you give me any tips on locations and types of fossils that can be found Near Cumberland county? I am introducing my kids to the fun of fossil hunting and would like to make that part of our vacation. We're planing to also stop at Penn Dixie in New York on the way up to Maine. Thank you
  14. Algae ?

    This rock was found in association with blasted rock that was used as rail bed fill. I have reason to believe that it is Ordovician in age based on the distinctive appearance shared with rocks that members have identified a different type of algae in. The strand of honey comb like shapes is about 2 mm long. I suspect it may be part of the net like structure in the rock whose morphology happened to be better preserved.
  15. Shell Fin Other

    Found in close association with the Pragian aged Tarratine formation in northwestern Maine. The first shot shows the part and counterpart relationship. It is a bit hard to tell exactly how much is shared with other adjacent molds however. Layers with a dense concentration of the smaller brachiopods are relatively common in the area.
  16. Coral/Worm

    This is from north(sort of)western Maine. The formation is of Emsian age and is related to a marine delta.The horn measures 4cm x 2cm. Horn corals from this quarry are all full of trace fossils. This one is quite different though. Instead of crossing septa it seems to parallel them. It also is more tube like as opposed to the others that are solid rods. Could it have been a worm that lived commensurately with the coral leaving it's waste in the abandon base of the tube ?
  17. Lingulid ?

    Found in an Emsian marine formation in northwestern Maine. This nodule, or concretion, is considerably darker than most found nearby. It was also in a layer with an accumulation of shells, where as many of the fossils are horn corals dispersed more randomly in what I think is muddy sandstone. Would this be a phosphate nodule that preserved a Lingulid ?
  18. Plant

    I found this in a gravel pit at the south east end of Moose Mt. in Maine. The fossils I find there have been exclusively marine invertebrates so I was trying to see perhaps scaphopod traces. The dark edges were hard to explain until I realized that this is what the plants that I find up in far north eastern Maine look like except in isn't flattened. Ya think ? oops end view pending.
  19. washboard

    Another mystery from Silurian, The Forks Turbidite in Maine.
  20. Any ideas on what this might be?

    This comes from 600+ft of water off the coast of maine. It seems to be petrified wood or coral. Any ideas?
  21. Devonian bivalve

    Found in Maine glacial drift. Most likely Pragian - Emsian aged. Bivalve ? Anything distinctive enough to say more ?
  22. Geodized ?

    This was found in loose material falling from an exposure of Silurian aged The Forks turbidite. Carbonate nodules full of crinoid fragments are common in it, but what happened to this one ? I did notice what I assumed was volcanic intrusion nearby. I didn't give it much thought at the time, but it could be worth consideration. Photographed on snow. (still winter here )
  23. Encrustation

    Found in glacial drift in north western Maine. The rock type is a good match for Tarratine sandstone. Lower Devonian marine delta deposits. I've walked by this fossil so many times it's like an old friend. I had always assumed it to be a bivalve with weathered out pyrite crystals. It was exposed on a small gravel beach as I skied by this morning so I decided to give it a look. I think I have been wrong. What do you think ?
  24. Tiny calyx ?

    I found this the other day, in the cab of my pickup, while looking for ski wax. I often pick things like this out of the gravel I'm shoveling during the fall. The bulk of this material is Devonian marine rock. Bits of plant do show up now and then.
  25. Fossilized hole

    Is this a burrow ? I'm sort of leaning toward it being a fluid or gas venting feature myself. It was found on the shore of Moosehead Lake just south of where the fossiliferous, upper Silurian, Forks turbidite crosses it. The breaks are likely caused by the thrust of ice as it forms and expands against the shoreline in that spot. Car sized boulders can be displaced several feet by the force. The blue line indicates roughly the position of the hole. It passes all the way through, with a slight bend and constriction in the center.