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Found 126 results

  1. Mazon Help - Number six: jellyfish

    Probably Essexella asherae, but wishing it were Lascoa Mesostaurata.
  2. Mazon Help - Number five: fish?

    I'm holding out hope that this is a fish, but can't point to any specific characteristic that gives me that hope.
  3. Mazon Help - Number four: ?

    I am unsure if this is plant or animal.
  4. Mazon Help - Number three: worm?

    Worm? Possibly Paucijaculum samamithion?
  5. Mazon Help - Number two: worm?

    Worm? Possibly Esconites Zelus or Achistrum?
  6. Mazon Help - Number one: Fish

    A Mazon fish, possibly Elonichthys peltigerus, or Elonichthys Hypsilepus??
  7. Number 12 Mazon fossil ID help

    #12. Thank you!
  8. Mazon fossil ID help

    #6. Mazon Creek fossil ID help.
  9. Mazon Creek ID help

    #5. Mazon fossil ID help.
  10. Mazon identification help

    #4. Mazon fossil ID help.
  11. Mazon Fossil ID help

    #3. Mazon fossil identification help.
  12. Mazon picture #2.

    #2. Mazon fossil identification help request.
  13. 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!
  14. Alright everyone I'm pretty excited about this one. It's about an inch long and 1 1/2 inches wide.
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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!
  19. 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.
  20. 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