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  1. JamieLynn

    My Best Finds of 2021!

    As most of y'all know, I enjoy photographing my fossils almost as much as I like finding them! So here are my Best Finds of 2021! No measurements because of "artistic preference" but they are arranged from smallest to largest in each category. I'd love to see your Favorite Finds of 2021 too! Texas Cretaceous: Cretaceous Cont, and Pennsylvanian And Texas Permian, Pleistocene, Eocene and Not Texas
  2. A.C.

    Eldregeops Rana

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

    Mahantango Formation, PA
  3. A.C.

    Various Trilobites

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

    Mahantango Formation, PA
  4. A.C.

    Syringothyris (Rear)

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

    Mahantango, PA
  5. A.C.

    Syringothyris (Front)

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

    Mahantango, PA
  6. The North Museum in Lancaster, PA, is a relatively small museum near me that's mostly aimed at kids but I enjoy still enjoy visiting. The exhibits are nice and I've seen a good variety over the years, though the limited space means that some exhibits don't always last too long. The whole museum was remodeled in 2014/2015 so there will be a discrepancy between some of the photos. I much prefer the older version I grew up with, since now the exhibits are a lot more generic-looking and less interesting in my opinion. A fossil Psaronius stump sits outside: Up
  7. I collected some crinoid columnals and a horn coral....weathered from the Devonian Keyser Formation limestone in Pennsylvania. As usual, preservation is not very good.
  8. HynerpetonHunter

    Asteropygine fossil

    On December 4 my mom and I traveled to the well-known Seven Stars Quarry of Seven Stars, PA a second time (#1 in a post soon!), and our goal was to find more trilobites and cephalopods. This locality is Middle Devonian Mahantango Formation shale, full of a bounty of species. We had found many Dipleura and Greenops on our previous trip, as well as the cephalopods Michelinoceras and Bactrites. Many trilobites that I found were pyritized, the golden Greenops and red Dipleura. But surprisingly, Eldredgeops is absent from the site! Nearly every Mahantango locality includes Eldred
  9. GLB

    Are these crinoids?

    These three fossils in the upper left of the picture were found in central Pennsylvania. I am relatively new to the world of fossils so I'm hoping someone can help identify what I have found. Are these crinoids? Thanks in advance!
  10. Berwicker

    SE Pennsylvania streambed find

    Hi everyone, I live in southeastern Pennsylvania in a small town just north of the Delaware/Pennsylvania border. I live on the edge of a large neighborhood next to a very old plot of woods with very large old growth trees. Next to my house is a stream that exits out of the neighborhood through a drainage pipe and into the woods. The streambed cuts down through into the ground about 6 feet below grade and when it rains heavy, the stream becomes a torrent of runoff that dredges up rocks making it an interesting place to walk after a storm. I've found many interesting rocks and ev
  11. Gbreeder

    Fossil IDs in Burrow

    Hello everyone! This is my first post on the entire forum, I read the rules, the ruler thing doesn't work out too well since these are in a burrow - which I don't really want destroyed. I can try getting clearer images if anyone wants. Tried my best with these. Some people on another site mentioned one of these could be a worm in the Serpulidae family, another was mentioned as possibly being a barnacle. I live in Dayton, PA - this rock was found in a hill which was dug into for a pool few years ago. Have been looking around the area for interesting rocks and happened upon this
  12. I_gotta_rock

    Beltzville State Park, PA

    Beltzville State Park is one of those rare parks where collecting is allowed. The adjacent federal land, owned and operated by the Corps of Engineers to operate the dam there, is accessible ONLY WITH A PERMIT. It is a functioning spillway and there is a gun range for the local police, so you and USACE need to make sure you are safe. With that important disclaimer out of the way, here's the good stuff! Beltzville is a very productive Middle Devonian site which includes the PA State Fossil, the trilobite Eldredgeops rana. Although no one in the group found any definite complete
  13. I got out again to gather a few small specimens of pet wood. Found in the Triassic of the Newark supergroup deposits in southeastern Pennsylvania.
  14. Misha

    A few Mahantango finds

    I recently visited a few formations around PA, The Montour preserve pit happened to be on the way and I stopped by, The location was quite picked over as @historianmichael told me, but we did manage to get some nice finds. I will post a trip report later but for now, I want to get some IDs for some of my finds from here and another location. First, is what I thought in the field was a brachiopod but upon closer inspection, I realized that this is probably my first pteriomorph mollusk which is very exciting for me, my question is: Which? I looked through Linsl
  15. Hello TFF friends! During the summer, in August I was able to take a trip to northwestern PA to collect some fossils at various locations. One of them had many different types of trace fossils which I did not collect (something I regret doing as those ichnofossils were quite interesting and beautiful), but I also found this piece, it is a thin sandstone piece containing multiple bivalve steinkern a from 1 to about 2.5cm in length. I am not sure what formation it was, the closest I can think of that is present in the area is Lock Haven but that one mostly has brachiopods and I didn't
  16. Petalodus12

    My Best Carboniferous Finds

    Hi all, I’ve posted a few topics on the forum but have yet to show my entire collection, or my best finds. So here goes. A little background on me. I’ve been fossil hunting since I was very young, probably since I was 4 when I found a plant fossil in my backyard. Over the past few years as I have ventured into adulthood I have gotten very interested in the fossils of the Pittsburgh area. I will display my best finds here and periodically update the thread with new finds. As a note, many of the vertebrate fossils I have found are rare and may be important to science. I have been in contact
  17. I_gotta_rock

    Our Great I-80 Road Trip

    Greetings, all! After exploring outcrops and spoils piles from Quebec down to Florida, we are heading west from Delaware to Crawford, Nebraska and back this fall. Planning to stop by Sylvania, OH and Clear Lake, IA. Probably Richmond, IN. Any other suggestions? Thoughts on these three?
  18. I had the opportunity to collect plant fossils in Western Pennsylvania a few weeks ago. Success was had IDing the fern leaves. But I am having difficulty identifying the woody pieces found that are not Calamites. These came from the Glenshaw Formation, Mahoning Shale which is Pennsylvanian. I realize that a decaying swamp is full of twigs that likely are unidentifiable, but there seems to be structure in at least some of these which could lead to some sort of identification. I am hoping those knowledgeable with the Pennsylvanian flora can chime in. 1. Here are some larger pieces
  19. Jeffrey P

    Shansiella (gastropod) from Pennsylvania

    From the album: Carboniferous from PA.

    Shansiella sp. (gastropod) Pennsylvanian Ames Limestone Mundys Corner, P.A.
  20. fossilisa

    Fossil ID. Lehighton Pennsylvania

    Yesterday, after a very uneventful couple of hours of searching, I happened upon several fossils in close proximity right as I was about to call it a day. I believe four are horn coral, but would like confirmation, and would also like an ID on the other. One photo shows the four that were similar, and then a few angles of the one in the best condition. There is also one more I believe to be another type of coral. Thanks in advance!
  21. I found this in our backyard in a rock pile. I find many Devonian fossils in the shale lined creeks around Erie, PA. This rock appears to be similar but is extremely heavy and different colored. I can make out fossils but don’t recognize some of the imprints abs it appears folded and is SUPER heavy. For comparison, the rock I found with it, also pictured here is about 3-4x the size but the smaller one weighs 3x as much. No magnetism, but has a burnt spot. Was it perhaps originally a large piece of the lighter fossil plate that someone burned (possibly in a fire pit?) and that is how i
  22. Fossildude19

    Unidentified Upper Devonian Bivalve

    From the album: Fossildude's Upper Devonian Fish Fossils

    Unidentified bivalve. Upper Devonian Catskill Formation. Route 15 Upper Trout Valley Pennsylvania.

    © 2021 Tim Jones

  23. Hello again! I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for places in the north east US (around PA) that I could research? As was suggested to me, I’ve narrowed down the things I’d like to collect. I’m really interested in fossils that.. well look like things. Don’t get me wrong, shells and crinoids are exciting! But I’d be so jazzed to have fish, crustaceans, insects, or plants. Anomalocaris are so rad, though I fully understand that those are hard to find so I’m going to focus on other stuff for now lol. Maybe someday. My dad in particular wanted me to ask if anyone knew of any ea
  24. Jeffrey P

    Partial fern frond from PA.

    From the album: Carboniferous from PA.

    Laveineopteris rarinervis Gymnosperm Frond Upper Pennsylvanian Llewellyn Formation Locustdale, PA A gift from historianmichael. Thanks Mike.
  25. Central PA USA Found just as you see it lying in the reworked rubble of coal strip mine
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