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  1. Hi, this rock was found in a construction site in Bexar county, Texas. I think there are mostly mollusk shells, but I’m also really curious about the little tube things, which I’m guessing might be crinoids? Thank you for your help!
  2. MrBones

    Nautilus Chamber? from Al Ain

    Hello again. I am currently in Al Ain (an Emirate of the United Arab Emirates), my absolute favourite place to be! I have found many fossils here, but I was quite excited when I picked this one up today. I think it's a nautilus chamber. At the same location there are tousands of nummulites, many shell steinkerns, and some urchin fossils (schizaster along with some others). I would like some confirmation! (The square is 5cm by 5cm)
  3. I was lucky the last time out and found a 36" piece of a near shore sea floor. Most of it looks like this, a mixture of shells, shell fragments, and casts. Would you remove the good stuff or leave it as is?
  4. TheRocksWillShoutHisGlory

    Mazon creek shell, not from a nodule

    I introduced a coworker to pit 11 on Sunday. He was picking up all kinds of rocks, some of which I was pretty sure were not caeboniferous, but I didn't want to break his enthusiasm. Now, he dropped off his bucket at my class because I have a freezer, and in the rocks that i was sure were from the wrong Era was this nice shell! Can anyone identify it?
  5. Quriosity

    Torinia_patula.jpg

    From the album: Lutetian Mollusks

    © @ Alexandre Tuel

  6. Quriosity

    Olivancillaria impressa.jpg

    From the album: Lutetian Mollusks

    © @ Alexandre Tuel

  7. Quriosity

    Murex sp.jpg

    From the album: Lutetian Mollusks

    © @ Alexandre Tuel

  8. Quriosity

    Murex sp 2.jpg

    From the album: Lutetian Mollusks

    © @ Alexandre Tuel

  9. Quriosity

    Athleta citharus.jpg

    From the album: Lutetian Mollusks

    © @ Alexandre Tuel

  10. I'm almost certain this is a clam of some kind. It's solid rock and has all the features of a mollusk. There's a hole in the side where you can actually see the clam itself. There's a multitude of different species on the river bed here. I find oysters too. Huge ones. This all used to be lower gulf region millions of years ago according to maps
  11. Barrelcactusaddict

    Myanmar Amber ([Unnamed Fm.], 99.34-98.10 Ma)

    From the album: Fossil Amber and Copal: Worldwide Localities

    Polished specimen containing sediment/calcite-filled domichnia (burrows/crypts) formed by mollusks of the family Pholadidae (likely subfam. Martesiinae): these features were formed while the resin was in a marine environment and after it had sufficiently hardened, all preceding its burial and subsequent diagenesis. Provenance of specimen is Tanai Township, Myitkyina District, Myanmar. This image was captured using a HAYEAR HY-1070 microscope.

    © Kaegen Lau

  12. Hi All, It's been a while since I have posted, let alone gone collecting but I just had a really good trip down to the Matoaka Beach Cabins in St. Leonard, MD. Here you can pay $5 ($10 on weekends) to access their beach which gives you about 1/3 of a mile to explore. I went down on Tuesday the 14th since I had some time off from work. It coincided with an extremely slack tide which directly led to many of my best finds. No shark teeth unfortunately, except for two pieces that were just roots with the toothy part broken off. I did however clean up on Ecphora sp. and Cetacean bo
  13. Hello again to all of you guys , I´m in a huge need oh help to ID some mollusks of south central Chile. Currently these are storaged in the vault of a local university. I know taht the fossils in the images are not in the best conditions, but the outcrop itself sadly has been seriously reworked by a bulldozer machinery (they may be a little bit flattened). At least to a family or genus level ID should be nice considering how they actually are. The beds should be of the Miocene to Pliocene. But also theres a very minor chance of being from the middle to upper Eocene. Th
  14. pachy-pleuro-whatnot-odon

    Preservation of colour in fossil shells

    Hi all, Some time ago I found this shell in (what I believe to be) the French Upper Muschelkalk (Triassic). Now I'm not into shells myself, but to judge from the remains of operculum on the underside of it, the specimen concerns an oyster. Most strikingly, however, the shell has a pattern of darker-coloured lines that do not correspond to any three-dimensional/elevational differences on the shell surface - which is, in fact, entirely flat. I haven't seen this on a fossil shell before. Now when doing a Google search for my response on whether it would be possible for cru
  15. Noi de Tona

    Fossil Mollusks?

    My father found these fossils near Vilafranca del Penedes (Catalonia). I would be grateful if someone could identify their species (I do not know even if there is more than one) and how old could they be. Their size is up to 25 cm and on the narrow end can be seen, in some of them, a few grooves, sometimes blue in colour while the rest looks mostly pale yellow.
  16. With the nicer weather last week, I was able to make two brief trips to kick of the year. There still ended up being a lot of snow on the ground, but it was manageable. My first trip was to one of my favorite sites, a roadcut in the Pennsylvanian LaSalle Limestone in Illinois. Lots of the usual stuff was found, but the two trip makers were a small Peripristis shark tooth and a Linoproductus mass mortality plate. Here's the tooth. I think it will clean up nicely. And here are the Linoproductus. There's around 50 individuals present, and they are all quite small com
  17. cavetrain

    Ammonite: real or replica?

    Hello, fossil friends! I'm a first-time poster to the forum. I've had this little fellow for several years now. I found it hanging out among the gravel decorating an apartment complex in the southwestern United States; Tucson, Arizona, to be specific. I cannot explain why it was there, unless it was somehow ignored as a rock, or discarded by someone who no longer wanted it, but all the same, I was aware of the general shape of an ammonite, and brought it home with me because, well, its spiral was pretty! There are several dry rivers about the area, but I know next to
  18. Only one I've ever found like this. What it is exactly, I don't know. Found in a load of limestone road base, likely from a local mine.
  19. Need some ID help on this one. Eocene, Keasey Formation, and an inclusion or something inside a concretion. Size of the whole piece is 12 x 15 cm, weighs about 6 pounds. Image 1 - Mollusk on top of something that has included into the matrix #2 is a close up of the mollusk and surrounding area Closeup of the inclusion material More images to follow.
  20. Jose Rivera

    Mollusk fossil identification

    Hello. A friend of mine showed me this fossil. He received it as a gift, so he doesn't know its origin. It seems to me to be an ammonite. Could you help me identify the species and its approximate age? Thank you.
  21. Hello everyone! These fossils were found in the Southern Gulf Islands of Western Canada. I am currently working a museum that has been mostly volunteer-run since the 1970s, so a lot of our records have gaps. These two fossils are a part of our collection, but we don't have much information on them. Do you recognize either of these two fossils? Thank you so much! Justine
  22. Jim Kovalchick

    ID help needed...please

    I found this chunky fossil this morning at Myrtle Beach. I would love to think its mammal associated, but I'm not sure it's not just a mollusk fossil. I may learn more by cleaning the crusty ocean stuff off.. I don't think it's a cast based on the grain in the broken cross section. Any help would be appreciated.
  23. Jose Rivera

    Mollusk identification

    These mollusk fossils are of a friend o mine, who got it from a stonework supplier. He says that it comes from Arizona, and that is all that he knows about it. Can you help me to identify the species, and the aproximate age? Tank you
  24. paleo.nath

    ID help on gastropod fossil

    I currently have this fossil temporarily written down as Bembexia suclomurginata based off some pictures i’ve seen but i need more clarification. I’m not sure where it was found, the seller never clarified the location.
  25. Gramps

    Mollusk ID Requested

    All, I found this fossil in a shale deposit of Pennsylvanian age in Northeastern Oklahoma. The shale is probably Chanute formation and contains other marine fossils. I would appreciate any help with ID. Best wishes.
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