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  1. Cassandra Tiensivu

    Spiked Gastropod from Alpena, Michigan

    Sorry I don’t have clearer photos or anything in here for scale. This is freshly pulled from a ditch in Alpena, Michigan and we’re still out in the field. I had no idea Michigan had spiked gastropods. Any help on an ID would be most appreciated.
  2. Booker

    Michigan Fossil?

    Found this in Michigan in a creek. Not sure if its even a fossil. It looks alot like a tooth or something.
  3. Crinoid Carrier

    Ordovician or Silurian Fossil ID - Help!

    Recently I had found a fossil on a Southern Lake Michigan beach (South Wisconsin / North Illinois) and was extremely confused as to what it could be. Most of the agatized fossils here are of tabular / rugose coral, crinoids, or stromatoporoids. What confuses me is the symmetrical cloud like shape; it does not seem to be a trilobite… Is it some sort of a sponge? or a slug? It is about 3 inches in length. Thanks
  4. Hello! I'm new to the forum- this is my first post. Apologies if I make any mistakes here! My mother has had this dinosaur egg(?) in her possession ever since she was a child- it was gifted to her by her father after he had found it at the side of the road while driving. I'm not sure where specifically it's from or even if it's biological in nature at all. ....Now, I've wanted to finally conclude if this is truly a dinosaur egg (or egg of any other organism) or an interesting geologic formation. Dinosaur or not, it's a beloved object and I'd like to find out it's true identity!
  5. RoxyRocks

    Interesting rock with protrusion

    Hi, I found a unique sort of rock containing several fossils, some sort of protrusion and it is two toned. A bit of some type of crystal is also present Please see pics. I was hoping someone could tell me a bit about the type of fossils, what the two tone exterior is about and what the protrusion is. Kinda cool. Thanks for your time.
  6. Tales From the Shale

    Michigan Blastoids

    Some of the blastoids I picked up while in Michigan awhile back. I'm not sure of their identities, however I imagine it wouldn't be hard with some effort.
  7. ydok

    Lake Michigan Finds

    I found a lot of cool things at Lake Michigan and wanted to know if any of these could get an ID. Thanks!!! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
  8. MichiganMan

    Alpena Michigan fossil finds

    Some finds from our most recent fossil finding expedition to Alpena Michigan. Anyone know species possibly of these two? One with spikes and one without?
  9. Michiganrocks

    Please help identify

    Found this gem in Northern Michigan. It was on some property of a family member that had many interesting rocks I brought home. Any ideas on its identy? Thank you so much in advance!
  10. Inch and a half circular crystalized "thing" found is Oscoda County, MI - would LOVE to know what I've found. Newbie here. Thank you so much for any suggestions!
  11. KnowMore

    Found a fossil?

    Hey guys and gals, found what might be a fossil here in the thumb of Michigan, could any of you humor me as to what it might be a fossil of if it is even a fossil? Thank you for your time!
  12. Hoping to determine species and exact structure in pic. This was found in Eaton county in 2021. It came out of material from the Pennsylvanian era, where other club moss casings and fossils have been found. First “cone” or “flower” I’ve come across. Will post more pics later today of this as well as some other pieces of other mosses I’ve collected over the years. Couple pics included without ruler just as teasers…
  13. SarahCourt


  14. I'm looking for the best, easily accessible, and public places to hunt fossils in Michigan. I used to go hunting with my uncle in New Jersey, and would like to get back into it here in my home towns! Anywhere 1 hour or so around these towns is fair game. I would love to find a place where I can hunt with a good friend of mine, and indulge in some paleontology.
  15. I collected this bivalve cast a couple years ago in the Silica Shale (Middle Devonian) of Michigan. I'm not super positive on an ID and was hoping someone here might have some thoughts. @Peat Burns @Misha @Tidgy's Dad? Thanks for any help.
  16. Deemy


  17. I found this fossils in a northern Michigan riverbed. It is 3 grams. I don’t know what it is but there is clearly a lizard like animal with visible head and limbs and torso. There is also a spiral fetus like fossil visible on it’s surface. I would say 60% of this rock is preserved biomass of what looks like about 3 different specimens. I uploaded images of it dry, wet, and exposed to steam in a bathroom…
  18. Chrisjan

    What is this?

    What do you think this is? It was found in south central Michigan, in a low muddy spot in a field while they were excavating a drain. I’ve had it for quite a number of years. A couple of the tubes look like they have texture on them, like little dots, and it almost looks like there are tubes inside the tubes.
  19. I'm a collector from michigan and have a large amount of specimens to prep. I am starting this topic to help others and myself on the ID'S of criniods and blastoids I commonly find in michigan. I'll start this with a worn, but otherwise nice criniod my sister found last summer up in partridge point. I believe it is one of 3 species of Megistocrinus. Im waiting for my sister to send me the specimen so I can get a better look at it and add photos to this post. I'm leaning towards an M. regularis due to its shorter height than the other two examples. Just under 6cm in length and width
  20. Bringing Fossils to Life

    Mystery Devonian Fish

    I found this mysterious fossil in Richland, Michigan, and don't know what to make of it. It appears to have a fish scale and lots of bone fragments, as well as a piece of coral, in smoothed (Devonian?) sandstone. I don't know my fish very well; can anyone help?
  21. andoran

    Northern MI Coral Fossil

    I found this in with a bunch of Petoskey Stones from the Alpena area, but I'm not quite sure it is one too. It seems like the calyxes are further apart than they are in Hexagonaria. Does anyone have an idea what this is? I'll go ahead and tag @TqB myself. Thank you for the help.
  22. I need help identifying these white fossils in this pale green rock. It was found in the northern Michigan Gravel Pit near Charlevoix.
  23. Nuquella


    Found this in a dirt road ditch washout in Northern Lower Michigan. Appears to have fossilized bone on the right side of the "footprint".
  24. I found these three fossils I’m pretty sure one of them is a coral but the other two I have no idea. Thanks in advance! Found in Grand Marais MI.
  25. acetabular

    Trilobite Impression?

    I just found this piece in a parking lot in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The stone was taken from some quarry and dumped here, so there is no geographic or temporal control, but I was wondering if it was a trilobite (since that's what it looks like to me). Thanks!
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