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  1. Bryozoan? Paleozoic/Mississippian?

    Can anyone help me indentify what these are? I’ve found them on a few of the rocks we’ve found, but haven’t been able to figure it out so far. They were found on a bluff in Boone County, MO, in the same area rife with the Crinoids we’ve been finding. I’m thinking from the Paleozoic/Mississippian Era? These are the clearest pictures I could get tonight but, if more are needed, I’m happy to take some in natural light tomorrow. Thanks in advance for your help!
  2. While I find interest in every fossil my daughter and I find, I’m feeling a bit frustrated at finding only Crinoids. Yes, I think they’re cool, and I don’t want to be ungrateful, but I’m getting a bit discouraged.. I’d like to find something other than a Crinoid. Now, admittedly, I only know certain places to look, so that’s why I’m reaching out for help. We’ve primarily looked in creek beds, and along the trails we walk. I’m in Boone County, MO. Can anyone give us any tips on other places to look where we might find something other than a Crinoid? We’re new to fossil hunting, so honestly any tips you have will be well received and we’d be so grateful for them. Thank you in advance. (photos for attention.)
  3. Bryozoan Archimedes? Tooth?

    I’ve got 4 fossils, or steinkerns, I’m needing help identifying, all on the same rock. Found in a creek bed in Boone County, MO. I believe it to be from the Mississippian Era. I believe those labeled one and two are Bryozoan Archimedes. Number one (the biggest of the two) measures at a little over 1/4th of an inch. Number two measures at almost exactly (slightly over) 1/4th of an inch. Number three I’m thinking is part of a stem of a Crinoid? Can anyone confirm or deny this for me? The fourth is, what I believe to be, a steinkern of a possible tooth? Like, a tooth laid there at one point, and the impression was left behind? It measures at exactly 1/2 inch. (Due to file restrictions on pix, I will upload some pix in the comments.)
  4. Can anyone confirm this for me? I believe it to be a top view of part of a Crinoid. It was found in a creek bed in Boone County, MO. I believe it to be from the Mississippian Era. It looks to me to be two of the arms laying down, as if you were looking at the Crinoid from the top. Am I accurate in this? It is super small, at maybe 1/4 of an inch big at the opening, though it goes maybe an inch deep. These are the clearest photos I could get of it, as it’s dark in there, and it’s so small. The opening measures 1/8th of an inch tall. It is 1/4th of an inch wide, and from the top of the opening to the bottom, crystallized circle part, it measures 1/2 an inch.
  5. Mississippian Worm? Missouri

    From the Mississippian time period. Found in Boone County, MO in a creek bed. It measures approximately 1/2 an inch. I may be reaching to think it’s a worm, but I’m new to identifying my own fossil finds, so please don’t make fun! Included are two photos, with and without flash. Thanks in advance for your help.
  6. Mississippian- Missouri

    Found in a creek bed in Boone County, Missouri. I’ve found several fossils there, but am having a hard time identifying a couple of them. From what I’ve been able to find out, they’re from the Mississippian period. I’ve tried to make the pictures as clear as possible. If you need more, please don’t hesitate to ask! Thanks in advance!
  7. Large tooth, bone or rock?

    I Was climbing rocks in central Missouri when i went into a deep crevice (aprox 3 meters down) i found a large "tooth" It is fairly smooth and was grown into some tree roots. Is this just a lucky shaped rock, or a fossil?
  8. Hi all. I’m new to the forum and I have a number of items that I’m hoping you all can help me ID. This one is from the banks of the Meramec River in st. Louis county, missouri. I’d say it’s about 7 cm wide, 7 cm long, and 5 cm tall. It looks somewhat similar to pics I’ve seen of various vertebrae, but I’m not sure. I’ve included pics of it from several angles. Any thoughts?? Thanks!
  9. Fossil from Missouri

    This is my first fossil I need help on. Or maybe it isn't a fossil. I sent a picture to someone knowledgable in this area and he suggested this might be a psuedo fossil or concretion. I thought I would get a second opinion from you guys. I found this at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri in a wooded area not far from the water. Even if it isnt a fossil, I love this rock, especially the sparkly bits.
  10. Mysteries of the Great Unconformity

    Mysteries of the Great Unconformity, a journey in deep geologic time by Michael Timmons, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources. 'Earth Matters' https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/publications/periodicals/earthmatters/17/n1/em_v17_n1.pdf Joel, L. (2018), Erasing a billion years of geologic time across the globe, Eos, 99, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018EO092065. Published on 05 February 2018. https://eos.org/articles/erasing-a-billion-years-of-geologic-time-across-the-globe Yours, Paul H.
  11. Snake fossil?

    I found this in a rubble pile in my back yard today - South West Missouri. I am definitely a noob but I haven't found anything like this before. Could it be a small snake fossil?
  12. Missouri bivalve?

    I found this in eastern Missouri in one of my usual haunts. I normally find lots of brachs, trilobite pieces, bryozoans but this looks like my first bivalve. It has concentric growth rings while being asymmetric with equivalves which leads me to think mollusk not brach. Then it could just be a nodule.
  13. Missouri unknown

    I found this thing at one of my usual roadcuts in eastern Missouri. I'm thinking it's part of a large trilobite segment. I glued it back together after breaking it while extracting it and prepped it the best I could.
  14. Mississippian unknown

    Any ideas on the identity of this? (Sorry, this was a field photo, so no scale) Mississippian: Osagean - Elsey Fm. Silex, MO
  15. Not sure about this one?

    Any guesses on this pretty little fossil? It is a little smaller than the size of a dime.
  16. What might this be?

    Hi, Any idea on what this might be?
  17. Some cool finds

    I live in New Orleans but I found these visiting family in the lake of the Ozarks Missouri. I think they are cool but I would like to know what I may have. Any help will be appreciated!
  18. Worm trace?

    All-- On top of the ridge where we have built a home in the Missouri Ozarks, near Rockbridge, about 26 miles north of the Arkansas border, there are many, many fossils. Coral abounds. (Even I can identify coral.) There is a lot of other stuff, too. Here is a sample of that other stuff. I think it is a worm trace (is that the correct nomenclature?). If you have a moment, tell me what you think. It was found 300 feet about the level of a river. It was at some depth between 0 and 10 feet, doubtless closer to the 0 number than the 10 foot number. I discovered it on May 7, 2017. (Maybe I should make another GUESS just to be safe(r)!) Thanks. --Bill
  19. All-- I am a total newbie to fossil identification. I know a fossil when I see one. Sometimes. Maybe. In any case, here is one I found on some property we own in the southern Missouri Ozarks, south of Springfield, MO and just north of the Arkansas line. Will you please tell me what it might be? I found it approximately 300 feet above a river and 10 feet below grade in the side of an excavation for a house we are building. I SHOULD have measured the diameter. However, the diameter is about 2". (All suggestions for future ease of identification purposes are appreciated.) Thanks! --Bill
  20. Spiral Shaped Fossils Missouri

    Hello Everyone, My kids found this in our front yard about 10 years back and it has been sitting on our deck as a conversation piece ever since. I just recently decided to try and find out what this could possibly be. We Live in Southeast Missouri, at Wappapello Lake 36°56'08.3"N 90°16'40.0"W. Our Home is on a hill overlooking Mingo Swamp, which is located in the western Lowlands, and was formed by the meltwaters from the Illinoian Ice age. According to our nearby forest service at old Mingo Swamp, our front yard used to be the the shoreline of the Mississippi river thousands of years ago. Using these Generalized Geologic maps, the fossil was found where the three counties of, Wayne, Stoddard and Butler meet. I am including the below photos of the "fossil" taken on a crafting pad which is marked with one inch by one inch squares. Also included are a couple photos taken in a different light setting. I look forward to hearing what everyone thinks. Front 001 Front 002 Front 003 Front 004 Top 005 Bottom 006 Right Side 007 Left Side 008
  21. What are these?

    Missouri ordovacian period. What are the raised oval fossils? Are they brachiopods that have been worn down? Something else? Thanks for your thoughts. This entire rock is about 10 inches long.
  22. Found in St. Louis Mo

    Hi! I know these are only fossil impressions, but I've never seen sossils like them so could anyone help me I'd these?
  23. I was scouring over a plate I recently collected and noticed this "face-like" feature. Any ideas? Sorry couldn't get extreme close up as the iPhone camera isn't great for that.
  24. Hey everyone! I came here for some help identifying this fossil I found as a child. I was with my aunt when I found it, so it was either in Oklahoma, Missouri, or possibly Texas. I’m sorry it’s such a big expanse of land, but I was so young! I’ve been wondering what it was for almost as long as I remember, but my mother took it from me and hoarded it with all of my other cool fossil finds! Lol. Any help identifying it would be appreciated! I’ve included the best images I can take with my phone, and I’ve also included some other finds as a size reference.
  25. Fossils found in Kansas city MO

    I can't seem to figure out what the bottom row fossils are they all look like some sort of shell fragments? I'm also unsure of the two far right fossils on the bottom row as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated!