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  1. What is it?

  2. Found while kayaking

    I found this while kayaking in Lancaster County and am not sure what this might be.
  3. This is a piece of a fossil that I found in a field in western Pennsylvania in the United States. It has a serrated feel to the edge, as if it is a tooth. I couldn't seem to find another part to it. There are lines that run vertically along the fossil as well.
  4. This is my first time posting. My husband is a huge fossil enthusiast. Our two sons and I would like to surprise him by taking him on a fossil hunting excursion for Father's Day. We live in NYC, and are hoping to find someplace that's fun, that's within 2-3 hours of the city, and that also has the opportunity to hike or swim or do one other activity of some kind. Any suggestions? Thank you for any help or ideas you can share - we really appreciate it.
  5. Trilo Tail

    I stopped at a new spot - Mifflintown Formation [Silurian], I didn't pick up much but one that came home with me had this in it. It is the 1st Trilo that I have found in Blair county, though they are reported in the literature in several places. Is there enough here to make any further ID? it is tiny!
  6. 25 Years of Fossil Collecting Yields Clearest Picture of Extinct 12-Foot Aquatic Predator, Drexel University, May 8, 2018 https://www.delval.edu/news/25-years-of-fossil-collecting-yields-clearest-picture-yet-of-extinct-12-foot-aquatic-predator https://www.rdmag.com/news/2018/05/25-years-fossil-collecting-yields-clearest-pictureextinct-12-foot-aquatic-predator https://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2018/05/25-years-fossil-collecting-yields-clearest-picture-yet-extinct-12-foot-aquatic-predator The paper is: Daeschler, E.B. and Downs, J.P., 2018. New description and diagnosis of Hyneria lindae (Sarcopterygii, Tristichopteridae) from the Upper Devonian Catskill Formation in Pennsylvania, USA. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, p. e1448834. The abstract of this page can be found at; https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02724634.2018.1448834 A related paper is: Cressler, W.L., Daeschler, E.B., Slingerland, R. and Peterson, D.A., 2010. Terrestrialization in the Late Devonian: a palaeoecological overview of the Red Hill site, Pennsylvania, USA. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 339(1), pp. 111-128. https://digitalcommons.wcupa.edu/geol_facpub/8/ https://digitalcommons.wcupa.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C19&q=Hyneria+lindae+devonian&btnG=&httpsredir=1&article=1008&context=geol_facpub Yours, Paul H.
  7. Artisia branch?

    Had a magnificent hunt today (photos to follow on that section). We found sigillaria in excess of 3 feet. Other nice fossils. Sadly in multi-ton rock. I did bring a few pieces back... Here are 2 pieces... Asteria? I have never found something like this around here!
  8. Horse, bison, or what?

    I'm pretty new to fossil hunting except I've always have been fascinated with seeing all the cool stuff in large lots of river stone everywhere I go. Recently I started hunting geodes, other cool rocks and crystals and fossils. Last week I was out "hunting" in general and came across a running spring stream bed. This was on top of the rocks right next to the water. Cooler than any geode or rock that I would find. I'm in central Pennsylvania and I have a couple of ideas of what it might be from but I thought that I would ask the group. Thank you all in advance!
  9. Fossil Identification

    I regularly creek walk searching for arrowheads, fossils, and minerals. I have found a few teeth that I have no idea about and would appreciate anyone’s help in helping me towards an answer
  10. What Glue to Use for Red Hill, PA

    Hey everyone! For my April Vacation I'm going fossil hunting in NJ and PA. The plan is to visit the Cretaceous brooks in Monmouth County, then a fern site in the east of PA and later make my way to Red Hill near Hyner. I have seen on multiple posts from the forum along with other websites that bringing plenty of glue is essential for the preservation of the fragile Devonian fossils. Can someone please lend some insight as to how I could either purchase or make the right kind of adhesive for this job? Thank you.
  11. Hey guys! I usually hunt in Florida but I'm heading home for a week in Pennsylvania and was wonder if any hunters wanted to get together and fossil hunt. I never hunted in my home state of PA and would like to change that! Also I'm fairly close to Delaware (C and D canal) so if anyone wants to hit that up let me know! Hope to hear from you guys soon, -Terry
  12. Good Spots in West Central PA?

    I'm going to take a trip from Miami to Pennsylvania to see some family. I was also considering to fossil hunt myself for something to do. I've only hunted in the Peace River, however, and I don't have much experience of actual digging. I'm trying to find some good spots that I can almost definitely find something interesting like a well preserved trilobite or something. I'm also interested in places like Red Hill to find some teeth and bone, or places with diverse ferns and lycopods. I only have a day to do it, so I probably wouldn't be too intrusive. I'd probably be staying in Indiana or Dubois (which me and my mother could significantly raise the population) but I don't want to be too far east from there. I just want to know some good spots and some tips to find the best fossils. thank you!
  13. Hello, all! Making a trip toward the end of this month down to Philadelphia from Buffalo. Planning on taking NY 390 -> NY 86 -> PA 81 -> PA 476. Looking for any road cuts or spots on that route, or nearby that route to hit on the trip. Any ideas? (I'm primarily interested in trilobite locations, but will entertain anything likely to be productive. It's a short trip, so quantity over quality is the objective here.) Thank you in advance! -Jay
  14. dino footprints need help identifying

    I found these three prints in the same creek. I have showed them to a lot of "experts" who have given many different possible identifications. Do any of these look familiar? The first two are 12 inches long and the third one is 5 inches. Thanks!
  15. Calamites sp.

    From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Calamites *Note: Photo 1 & 2 show obverse; photo 3 shows reverse. Rt 56 Bypass, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA Pennsylvanian Period (290-330 Million Years Ago) A number of organ taxa have been identified as part of a united organism, which has inherited the name Calamites in popular culture. Calamites correctly refers only to casts of the stem of Carboniferous/Permian sphenophytes, and as such is a form genus of little taxonomic value. There are two forms of casts, which can give mistaken impressions of the organisms. The most common is an internal cast of the hollow (or pith-filled) void in the centre of the trunk. This can cause some confusion: firstly, it must be remembered that a fossil was probably surrounded with 4-5 times its width in (unpreserved) vascular tissue, so the organisms were much wider than the internal casts preserved. Further, the fossil gets narrower as it attaches to a rhizoid, a place where one would expect there to be the highest concentration of vascular tissue (as this is where the peak transport occurs). However, because the fossil is a cast, the narrowing in fact represents a constriction of the cavity, into which vascular tubes encroach as they widen. Further organ genera belonging to sphenophytes include: (1) Arthropitys (stems which are preserved in a mineralised form (2) Astromyelon (permineralised rhizomes, distinguished from Arthropitys by the absence of a carinal canal) (3) Annularia and Asterophylites (form genera of leaf-whorls which are paraphyletic). This is possibly Calamites suckowi. Kingdom: Plantae Phylum: Pteridophyta Class: Equisetopsida Order: Equisetales Family: †Calamitaceae Genus: †Calamites
  16. Calamites sp.

    From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Calamites *Note: Photo 1 & 2 show obverse; photo 3 shows reverse. Rt 56 Bypass, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA Pennsylvanian Period (290-330 Million Years Ago) A number of organ taxa have been identified as part of a united organism, which has inherited the name Calamites in popular culture. Calamites correctly refers only to casts of the stem of Carboniferous/Permian sphenophytes, and as such is a form genus of little taxonomic value. There are two forms of casts, which can give mistaken impressions of the organisms. The most common is an internal cast of the hollow (or pith-filled) void in the centre of the trunk. This can cause some confusion: firstly, it must be remembered that a fossil was probably surrounded with 4-5 times its width in (unpreserved) vascular tissue, so the organisms were much wider than the internal casts preserved. Further, the fossil gets narrower as it attaches to a rhizoid, a place where one would expect there to be the highest concentration of vascular tissue (as this is where the peak transport occurs). However, because the fossil is a cast, the narrowing in fact represents a constriction of the cavity, into which vascular tubes encroach as they widen. Further organ genera belonging to sphenophytes include: (1) Arthropitys (stems which are preserved in a mineralised form (2) Astromyelon (permineralised rhizomes, distinguished from Arthropitys by the absence of a carinal canal) (3) Annularia and Asterophylites (form genera of leaf-whorls which are paraphyletic). This is possibly Calamites suckowi. Kingdom: Plantae Phylum: Pteridophyta Class: Equisetopsida Order: Equisetales Family: †Calamitaceae Genus: †Calamites
  17. Calamites sp.

    From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Calamites *Note: Photo 1 & 2 show obverse; photo 3 shows reverse. Rt 56 Bypass, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA Pennsylvanian Period (290-330 Million Years Ago) A number of organ taxa have been identified as part of a united organism, which has inherited the name Calamites in popular culture. Calamites correctly refers only to casts of the stem of Carboniferous/Permian sphenophytes, and as such is a form genus of little taxonomic value. There are two forms of casts, which can give mistaken impressions of the organisms. The most common is an internal cast of the hollow (or pith-filled) void in the centre of the trunk. This can cause some confusion: firstly, it must be remembered that a fossil was probably surrounded with 4-5 times its width in (unpreserved) vascular tissue, so the organisms were much wider than the internal casts preserved. Further, the fossil gets narrower as it attaches to a rhizoid, a place where one would expect there to be the highest concentration of vascular tissue (as this is where the peak transport occurs). However, because the fossil is a cast, the narrowing in fact represents a constriction of the cavity, into which vascular tubes encroach as they widen. Further organ genera belonging to sphenophytes include: (1) Arthropitys (stems which are preserved in a mineralised form (2) Astromyelon (permineralised rhizomes, distinguished from Arthropitys by the absence of a carinal canal) (3) Annularia and Asterophylites (form genera of leaf-whorls which are paraphyletic). This is possibly Calamites suckowi. Kingdom: Plantae Phylum: Pteridophyta Class: Equisetopsida Order: Equisetales Family: †Calamitaceae Genus: †Calamites
  18. Dinosaur bone?

    I found this in my backyard in raubsville PA it was down about a foot in the ground.
  19. Hello my name is Sbob I'm new to the forum and am looking for help ID'ing my fossil . Found in West Allentown Pa. in the 1970's . It's been sitting on my window sill for years , Finally got the motivation to ID it. My area was not know for any type of fossils of this type ,primarily Limestone leaving me curious as how it got there? . Found with other small limestone around approximately 2' below the surface . The fossildude19 will be helping me with picture post shortly , Thanks in advance
  20. Tiny bubbles

    I found these in the creek back in September, this is the only pic I took (just now happened upon it in my files) and I can't find them to retake pics. The largest rock, the black one in the right of the frame, is no bigger than 2" at it's widest measurement, if that helps. I'm just really curious about what would make these little bubble-like formations printed on a rock like this. Bubbles?
  21. A new soft-bodied Ordovician marine creature https://phys.org/news/2018-01-rare-million-year-old-cone-shaped-fossil-discovery.html
  22. Plant material?

    This is obviously not a seed fern fossil, but the "fossil guy" at the flea market across the river in Jersey told me that it is a fern. My understanding was that it is petrified plant material, a petrified fern. I'm not confident in his identification as he, I now know, missed several identifiable pieces (crinoid columnals and a chunk of perfect rose quartz, for example) or simply wasn't as into looking as he said he was. So, I need another ID! Again, as usual, it was found under the bridge behind my house in Bucks County, PA along the creek not far from the Delaware river.
  23. Is this a bone?

    I have no idea, but it's small enough that good pics have been tricky and my curiosity has gotten the better of me so I am posting what I have. Can you give it a guess?
  24. Shell? Fossil? Egg?

    I can't figure out what this might be, I hope you can see it well enough. It was very hard to get good pics of the crushed side. I think it could be a crab shell, it's crushed but firm tho it seems slightly pliable and even breakable. It's not. The "mouth" seems to be more of a dent than an opening since sealed over and the perfect little circle on the top reminds me of a horseshoe crab. Some of the pics are color saturated to enhance the detail as best I could. Please, help, so curious!
  25. Geode?

    The fossil I want most to find, at this point in my addiction, is a tullymonster. A few months ago, I thought this might be one, but, now, I'm fairly certain it's just a geode and am just double checking by asking for an ID. I actually really dig (that's so punny, lol!) geodes, so I'll add it to my collection, but I have enough criniods and brachiopods. I'm throwing a little tullymonster fit!
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