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  1. Misha

    Large fish scale

    From the album: Misha's Late Devonian Fossils

    This is a large scale from maybe a Tristichopterid fish? Found at a roadcut in the Catskill Fm. Rte 15, Late Devonian, Catskill Fm., PA
  2. Misha

    Unidentified tooth 2

    From the album: Misha's Late Devonian Fossils

    Another unidentified fish tooth from the same Rte 15 roadcut. Late Devonian, Catskill Fm., PA.
  3. Misha

    Unidentified fish tooth

    From the album: Misha's Late Devonian Fossils

    Small (~1cm long) fish tooth from a Catskill formation Road Cut. Late Devonian, Catskill Fm., PA.
  4. Petrified

    This fossil I can't figure out.

    I found this a few yrs ago and still can't figure out what kind of fossil this is. I'm trying to figure out if this is plant or a different type. It's 2inches wide. Any ideas? Thanks.
  5. A.C.


    From the album: A.C.'s Silurian

  6. A.C.


    From the album: A.C.'s Silurian

  7. A.C.

    Eurypterid With Walking Legs

    From the album: A.C.'s Silurian

  8. kathlho

    Fossil in the making?

    Hi everyone, I am pretty new to fossil hunting, and have just started going for plants. Recently, I visited a site in Ambrige, PA, and found abundant plates containing neuropteris and calamites. I split some leftover shale when I got home and found what looked like dried leaf veins tightly sandwiched between the shale. There are several of these structures that consist of a central vein with smaller veins that branch off. These are not fossilized, and are not a part of the rock, as they can be easily brushed off. I just find it hard to believe that an entire modern leaf could get w
  9. My family and I are on short end of season camping trip in Southeastern Pennsylvania and decided to head over to Gettysburg. These have probably been covered here before but I got some pictures of the famous Dinosaur Footprints on the Bridge! My son loved it (I’m gonna pretend more than me ). Anyone know of anywhere I can go searching for some fossils while I’m in the area that’s around the Gettysburg area??
  10. Took my first Cambrian hunt. While I did not find much I did get a positive and a negative of two different trilobite cephalons. I am away for the weekend so unfortunately do not have measurements on these.
  11. FossilBaron

    My Fossil Collection

    I've been collecting fossils since 2011 and have since acquired a substantial number of specimens. The focus of my collection is mostly on fossils from the United States, including from my home state of Pennsylvania. To start things off, I'll show the highlights of my collection of fossils from the Kinzers formation, which runs through Lancaster and York counties in Pennsylvania, not far from where I live. It's known for trilobite and echinoderm fossils and dates back to 512ma, older than the Burgess Shale. I remember seeing trilobites from the Kinzers at a local museum when I was younger, wh
  12. I_gotta_rock

    Any Porifera People Out There?

    I pulled this out of the Mahantango Formation of Pennsylvania a couple weeks ago. It's middle Devonain. TI though as I pulled it out of the scree that it was more of the myriad corals, but looking at it more closely it is most certainly not (although there are a couple Rugosa tucked in there), the structure is all wrong. I was told by one sponge enthusiast that it is definitely sponge. some kind of sponge. I'm a taxonomist at heart, and it drives me nuts if I can't at least narrow something down to a family. The literature on porifera is woefully scant, especially on this coast. Looking a
  13. A.C.

    Eurypterus remipes

    From the album: A.C.'s Silurian

    Kindly traded to me. Found in Pennsylvania.
  14. A.C.

    Eurypterus sp.

    From the album: A.C.'s Silurian

    Possibly undescribed. Self-collected in Pennsylvania.
  15. Malavedavid

    Fossil identification please

    I was given this fossil from a friend who said it was located from Pennsylvania
  16. I visited a well-studied outcrop of the Silurian Keyser Formation in Altoona PA (USA). This is the historic quarry of the Altoona Furnace, right in the town of Altoona PA. Its a big reach for me (a relative noobie) to go through the tech reports and guides and understand it all. But its fun to try. Anyway, on a recent picture only trip, I stopped by one part of the wall with loads of stromatoporoids. I ran into another forum member and her husband a few days earlier up there. And they pointed out some structures on the top of this wall. I may ask a photogra
  17. Hello all, I have some excess ferns from St. Clair that I am looking to trade for other fossils. I am happy to do individual trades or group trades (will update this to reflect what is and is not available) I am interested in anything and everything fossil related. Some things that interest me (but not limited to): Dinosaur material (Moroccan specimens are welcome) Reptile material Trilobites Display cases / stands Other offers are welcome PACollection.pdf See attached PDF for ferns currently avai
  18. Thomas1982


    From the album: Llewellyn Formation

  19. My family and I found this along with a few other fragments in Cambria county Pennsylvania. It was on a gravel bar in the river. Paleozoic I believe. Any ideas?
  20. Took another trip to the Mahantango (Devonian) over the weekend. Went with @Dean Ruocco While my haul was not too terrific, I did manage to grab some stuff to use as trade pieces / donor pieces. Dean did manage to get some nice trilobites but I will let him post those Brachiopod plate: Normally I would leave this as they are a dime a dozen at my locality but figured I would grab this to give to a friend who is trying to get some material to use in a display cabinet at the college he teaches at. Trilobites: Again not the best stuff but alwa
  21. A.C.

    Eldregeops rana

    From the album: A.C.'s Devonian Pennsylvania

    Mahantango Formation, Pennsylvania.
  22. Hey all, I am really interested in finding some of the southeastern PA track fossils. I realize it is a huge stretch to ask for a locality but figure it is worth a shot to see if anyone wants to share information over PMs regarding locations or other useful information on this area. Thanks in advance!
  23. The State Museum of Pennsylvania has a great fossil hall with some immersive dioramas. Most of it pertains to fossils found within the state of Pennsylvania and is arranged so that visitors can walk through the history of life in chronological order. Despite it not being too far from me, I only first visited a few years ago on spring break. This mastodon is in a side room off the lobby. According to the signage, it was originally in the upstairs gallery but moved to make room for the mastodon skeleton when it was re-mounted. This dunkleosteus
  24. Samcc

    Help with identification

    I apologize for not providing better photos and size reference (yellow thing beside it is a kayak paddle if that helps) it was much to large and heavy for us to carry out along with the full 5 gallon bucket haha. The last two photos were found in the same place. Again sorry for not having size reference. I promise I'll do better in the future. Any ideas what these could be? Crossing my fingers for petrified bones :-)
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