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  1. Oregon boy, 9, discovers remarkable ancient find in grandma’s yard Oregon Live, Pacific Northwest. Yours, Paul H.
  2. adam huett

    Need help identifying my fossils

    Hello, 3 days ago I was out on the farm looking for indian artifacts. I started digging and immediately started finding fossil after fossile. I have buckets full of all kinds and have no clue what they are. I found them off the snake River 5 miles or so on the Idaho oregon border. I have cleaned some up, and I hope the pictures show what you need to identify them. It's been exciting findings them. Thanks for the helpHello, 3 days ago I was out on the farm looking for indian artifacts. I started digging and immediately started finding fossil after fossile. I have buckets full of all kinds and h
  3. KateObrien

    Fossilized nut?

    I found this today on the beach in southern Oregon. I have never heard of a fossilized nut but figure this would be the place to ask!
  4. jimm

    possible petrified fruit

    I found a 5 centimeter (2 inch) diameter rock in Oregon. When I hit it with a hammer (several times) it split perfectly in half. In the middle there was what appeared to be a seed - about the size, shape, and color of an apple seed. The rock had all these "carpels" or "rays", "flakes" coming out from the center. I sanded one half of the inside of the rock. I did not sand the outside. The outside is very hard. The inside is sort of flaky. The outside could not be scratched with a fingernail or coin. Acid did not make the rock fizz or do anything. Someone thought it might be a concretion but I d
  5. Hello all!! I am a graduate student at Oregon State University, a geologist by trade, but a paleobotanist on the side (see my publication :https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/721261?journalCode=ijps). I am going to add to my Paleocene fossil plant collections, and am going to make a tour all around eastern Oregon. I will of course visit Fossil (again) for some more Bridge Creek Flora specimens, but do not personally know the area super well. Do any of you have any recommendations for plant fossil locations where I can legally collect? It would mean the world to me, I
  6. Hello Everyone - I found this item yesterday on the bank of a river while on a walk, and was wondering if anyone might have any guesses as to what it could be. The item was found in Deschutes County, Oregon on the banks of Tumalo Creek. From the look and feel of it, the item appears to be a fossilized bone of some sort, and here’s why I think so…. 1) It is much heavier than other animal bone fragments of this size that I have found, and the item is really much heavier than it looks for such a small size 2) it has the feel of a rock when held, and sounds like other
  7. I found this yesterday beachcombing At Otter crest, just after high tide " King Tides" This Beach is between depoe Bay and Newport Oregon.. I also found 8 agatised gastropods and 2 agatised mollusk's.. but my question is what this belonged to?.. I'm sorry I only had a centimeter or inch to measure with... So I chose the centimeter.. the closest thing I can find online seems to be a Vertebra.. it is completely mineralized and in the light glitters like Crystal. I rock hound quite a bit, but this is out of my privy... Lol can anybody give me more information?
  8. I am working on some fossil mounts as gifts and was wondering if anyone could help me Id or had an idea of what these leaves are. The first two are the same kind of leaf I believe. The two taken without the ruler: image three 2 inches, Image four 2 1/2 inches! These all come from around Burns in Eastern, Oregon. A HUGE thank you! Nyla
  9. MudstoneMullusk

    Vertebrate or Pseudofossil

    Hi all. I was was hoping to get help with this one from the community. It was found in-stream near an outcropping of Pittsburg Bluff in Clatsop County, Oregon, and downstream of some Astoria Formation, both marine sediments. I have found mollusks and arthropods in the same collecting area, usually in very hard concretions. To my knowledge no marine vertebrate fossils have been found within the Pittsburg Bluff Group so if it is vertebrate I'm thinking it came down from the Astoria Formation southwest of the area. It looks and feels like bone, and is extremely porous (tongue sticks). Or it may j
  10. MudstoneMullusk

    Ghost Shrimp Carpus

    What I believe to be a carpus of the major chela of a ghost shrimp. Not an unusual find for me, but this was found near an exposure of Pittsburgh Bluff formation where previously I have only found them in Astoria formation.
  11. RockGremlin

    What is this

    I was on the Oregon coast near Newport and found this really odd looking rock. I've scoured the internet and have seen nothing like it. Even the Google image search feature came up with nothing. Help!!!
  12. Zenmaster6

    Agatized Bone Oregon coast

    Any Ideas on this?
  13. Neanderthal Shaman

    Beverly Beach Bivalves

    Recently got back from a trip out to the Oregon coast. It wasn't with the expressed purpose of fossil hunting, but I was in the area, so I spent a couple of hours at Beverly Beach breaking some loose rocks (digging into the Astoria Formation itself is strictly prohibited). A large Pecten with my hand for scale. Too big to keep. A couple of Anadara. A miniscule but well-preserved naticidae, or moon snail. A Katherinella, which I still have to remove from the matrix.
  14. Sarabande

    Is this a fossil?

    Found near John Day
  15. Hello, I found some fossil teeth on a friends ranch in Eastern Oregon and was hoping for some help with ID. The area has been described as Mascall Formation (16 Ma) from the Miocene, however there aren't any detailed geologic maps of the region and I suspect some areas may be closer to the Pliocene. The teeth were found as float material from several places. I think #1 or #2 may be Merychippus or Pliohippus (horses) and #4 may be Equus (horse). #1-3 were all found in the same general area and I am fairly confident it is Mascall Fm (Miocene). However, #4 was found in another area and appears to
  16. I have been an avid collector of Astoria Formation fossils from the Oregon coast for a number of years, and plan on putting up a web page that shows every known invertebrate species from the Newportian stage of the Astoria formation (plus as many vertebrate and plant species as possible). In my collection I am still short by a dozen or so invertebrate species out of the nearly-100 described in the literature, although I have also found a dozen or so that AREN'T in the literature, and plan on describing and naming them if they are indeed "new" species. So I was wondering if there were any fel
  17. BendMommy

    Modern Bone or Fossil?

    Hello! New to the forum here as I have some young fossil enthusiasts at home. We just returned from a trip to E. Oregon where my kids were hunting for fossils in an area known for mammal fossils. Can anyone tell me if they think this is a modern bone or a fossil? It seems to have stone fused in the middle and feels slightly heavier than a regular animal bone.
  18. Sable

    Petrified wood or bone?

    I have a couple fossils that I thought could were petrified wood. I found them around 15-20 years ago near sunset bay on the Southern Oregon Coast. They were both loose on the ground. My friend thinks that they look more like bone than wood, any thoughts? Thank you
  19. DawnC

    Agatized bone?

    I picked up this curious, largish piece at an estate sale. I have no formal --or informal! -- fossil knowledge but have always collected interesting rocks and frequently have a few in my pocket. The owner had labeled this item as being from NE-central Oregon and they had mounted it with fence wire to a board. (It obviously struck them as interesting, too.) Judging from other items, the family did some elk hunting. I thought they might know bone when they saw it. Thanks for any help!
  20. We went camping last weekend out at Delintment Lake in eastern Oregon. We went to check out the ammonite fossils. It was a great place! Kids loved it. Here are some of our finds. Interesting area because you could dig in one area and it was really loose compacted clay and in another area less than a mile away it was hard slate type material that really needed some work to get it to split. Naturally the slate material had the more robust ammonites.
  21. Emilym920

    Fossilized finger/toe

    I believe i have found a fossilized toe/finger, you can see in the cross section of what looks to be exactly what you'd expect if you cut a finger off.. You can see the meat of the finger with the bone in the center but you can also see the density/thickness of the bone as well as the bone marrow.. We found it in the Willamette River years ago and thought it was quartz or something until a friend pointed out the resemblance of a finger.. What do you guys think?
  22. opalbug

    Heliolites Coral ?

    Howdy, I was wondering if anybody could tell me what they think about these rare coral fossils that I find on the Oregon Coast. They are agatized and take a nice polish. Thank You
  23. Burke_Family

    Help with ID - found on Oregon coast

    Hi — we are new to this and are wondering about this find…. Our 3rd grader says petrified wood with amber. Grandpa thinks it might be bone. Someone else suggested palm wood. Maybe someone here can help us get a more definite ID? Picts are from an IPAD / IPhone. Found in Southern Oregon on the beach. Thanks everyone…
  24. opalbug

    Pectens in Oregon

    A few Vertipecten fucanus from the Nye Mudstone on the Oregon Coast
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