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Found 135 results

  1. Mazon picture #2.

    #2. Mazon fossil identification help request.
  2. Mazon Creek Identification Help Request

    Hi all, I'm still going through 20 flats of mostly unmarked Mazon Creek fossils, purchased from the estate of a prolific collector here in Central Illinois. I have many questions about identification. The following are a few of my still unidentified specimens, of which I realize their may be a number of worms, as well as some possible fauna. I would like to throw these pictures out there and see if anyone can positively identify them just based on the photographs. I'll start with number 1, and post three pictures of each. Thanks so much!
  3. Alright everyone I'm pretty excited about this one. It's about an inch long and 1 1/2 inches wide.
  4. amphibian fossil id mazon creek

    I'm hoping someone can help me identify this possible in phibian fossil found in Morris Illinois Mazon Creek region I've been told by several it is an amphibian but I'm get find any pictures to match it and get a name thank you
  5. Mazon Creek: Round 2

    Hi all, I recently worked up the nerve to hit mazon again. I have some suspicions on what a couple of these might be but was wondering what other people thought. 1 2 3 4
  6. Mazon Creek locations

    The week of Thanksgiving, my son will be graduating from Navy Basic Training in Great Lakes. My 10 year old son and I will be coming up to see him graduate. On the way home, I'd like to stop off and have a look at Mazon Creek and see if we can't pick up a few fossils. I saw on line that there is a park you can hunt at, but it apparently is only opened during summer months. Does anyone know anywhere that my little one (he's 10, but autistic, so he's not quit up to speed with other 10 year olds yet) and I can have a fairly quick stop to find a few? Also, I've read about the nodules you crack open. Any tips on how to tell a nodule with a fossil from just an ordinary old rock? And are there any other type fossils to look for? Thank you for any tips.
  7. I live in Ottawa and my family's interested in fossil hunting. We had a nice experience out in Iowa! And here, close by, is, or was, just a great place to hunt. But what's the CURRENT, 2017, situation? I already had in my library some old Illinois Geological Survey titles: the one on Starved Rock, and one on the Upper Illinois River valley. I've checked out a bunch from the library, etc., just to figure good places to go. . . I know I want to check the Rt. 178 bridge over the Little Vermillion, for instance. I've been up and down and through a lot of these kinds of places already. Years back we went to the IDNR's state park around Braidwood? Wilmington? and found plenty of nothing. What makes sense? Is the area played out? As a 10 year-old I found a fern fossil on the mine dump in Wenona; great impression and I've always had it as a little treasure. It would be great to find more from this spot. . . fingers crossed, I'd love to find a Tully's Monster!
  8. Cyclopteris

    I feel fairly certain that this Mazon fossil is of a Cyclopteris leaf, but I'm wondering if individual leaves of this size are common in finds? The leaf measures 2 x 2" and is lightly pyritized.
  9. Unknown Mazon

    I'm at a loss here. This is perhaps the most unusual of the Mazon fossils that I have come across, and I don't recall seeing anything quite like it in the photographs posted here, but I could have missed something. This is from an old collection of Mazon pieces, and, for an unknown reason, is one of the few that has a lacquered or sealed surface. The concretion, as an intact nodule, measures 2-3/4" x 2-1/2", and the fossil inside is roughly 2-1/2" in length. Any ideas? ~Paul
  10. non-nodule fossils from Mazon area

    I went to the Mazonia South Unit last week for my second ever fossil hunting trip in as many weeks. (I may be developing a problem). On my first trip I didn't find many nodules so I wanted to go back and try hunting in a different area. However I did find what I believe to be fossils in limestone and some pyrite (as identified in another submission-Thanks!). I will post the photo of the limestone sample in another submission as the pictures are too large. The fossil I am most curious about is pictured below. I credit my dog with finding this one as she led me to the place it was laying under an evergreen tree. The first photo shows the side with the fossil while the second photo shows the opposite side. It seems to have a stain on it that follows the same shape of the fossil. I don't know if that is a coincidence or relevant to the id. I'm assuming this is limestone solely based on its color, I could very well be wrong.
  11. Please Look

    Hi all First off thank you all I know a lot of members get tired of my posts not trying to aggravate you in anyway You guys are some of the most intelligent people I have been a part of There was post in general discussion that has been on my mind about how Mazon is been drying up and just wanted to say disagree totally I always thought there is a lot to be found and wish could get to the middle of those piles we know what's on top let's see what's in middle mabey it is going to take another 80+ years for the erosion to find something mabey olny a few Charlie we will hook up and will take you to one of my favorite areas in fall (If you promise not to disclose) lol Anyway I do try to look and find on net images of what I post I am well aware of timelines and hope to find out of the normal fossils or rocks lol again thank you all. So to get that out of the way found this again close to pit 6 Area Not saying it is just going of Images Warsaizer test lol almost like Herbivore tooth what do you think? 2 3 4
  12. ID help possible petrified bone?

    Hi all Found this pit 6 area again know the time line but dose have bone like appearance what do you think? 2 2 3
  13. Stone?

    Found again in Mazon Creek Area Pit 6 Area found along shore line liked shape of it do you think it is stone?
  14. Is this just rock?

    Hi all Found this again in Mazon Creek Area Was fishing saw on bank edge sticking out was in three pieces clean up fit them together like the white to red colors in it what kind of stone? Not sure if sandstone some areas are starting to crystallize what do you think? 2 3
  15. Plant Fossil?

    Hi all This is pretty Kool will post next pitcher outline almost looks bird like Have to love Mother Nature 2
  16. More Mazon Creek nodules

    1 2 3
  17. Take a guess

    Ok All might be over thinking not saying this is but again has bone like appearance going a few steps ahead looks to be a tooth like projection in this that looks like it would match holes in it ,with out beating around the bush what's the odds on possible petrified bone with a broken tooth imbedded in it? In the area 1000000000 to one? But always say better to be lucky then good. It is in a Canadian University being Identified along with some others they found interesting will post what they have found. What do ya think? A B C
  18. ID Please

    Interesting find looks like bone what do you think? found in Mazon Creek area 2 3
  19. Mammoth Tusk?

    Hi all found this,Mazon creek area,been looking on net, closest thing I have found is looks a lot like a pice of broken tusk petrified.what do you think? 1
  20. Help ID Please

    Hi again all another weird one found walking a trail saw that orange color with the white not sure what it is 2
  21. Need help to ID

    Hi all Intresting found in Mazon Creek Area not sure what it is almost bone like appearance Just received Digital Microscope will post more pictures when I set it up. 2
  22. Mazon Fossil

    I know I've seen this type of fossil in images--sometime and somewhere, but I can't find them any more. Does anyone have an ID for this Mazon Creek fossil? The concretion measures 2-5/16 x 1-1/4".
  23. Mazopherusa Prinosi

    From the album Mazon creek assortment

  24. Tully monster

    From the album Mazon creek assortment

  25. Belotelson

    From the album Mazon creek assortment