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  1. i usally find these in white on a gravel bar in louisiana , this was the first one i found in red and the biggest one i have , is it rare to find in diffrent colors ?
  2. JorisVV

    Petrified wood ID?

    Found this in The Netherlands, Maasvlakte. Probably petrified wood, but not sure what kind?
  3. Michael B.

    West Virginia fossils

    While backpacking in the Cranberry Wilderness I found this soccer size rock with what appears to be carbonized plant material encased in a sandstone matrix. Can anyone shed further light on this specimen? Thank you
  4. Last weekend I took advantage of the warm weather to visit my favorite exposure of the Llewellyn Formation in Eastern Pennsylvania and collect some Late Pennsylvanian plants. I had not been to this site in some time but I was inspired to visit it again by some recent Llewellyn Formation fern finds by @frankh8147. I had the site to myself except for the noise of nearby ATVs and BMX bikes whose riders were also seeking to take advantage of the great weather. Despite temperatures in the fifties, there was still snow on the ground. I spent about 4 hours digging out and splitting large blocks of sh
  5. paleoflor

    unidentified foliage

    From the album: Steinbruch Piesberg (Osnabrück, Germany)

    © T.K.T. Wolterbeek

  6. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends April 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Fern plate - Carboniferous, Llewellyn Formation - Schuylkill County Pennsylvania 2. Ampullina bulbiformis gastropod - Cretaceous, Grabenbach-formation? - Haspelgraben, Gams near Hieflau, Styria, Austria 3. Colonial coral - Cretaceous, Grabenbach-formation? - Haspelgraben, Gams near Hieflau, Styria, Austria 4. Macrocrinus
  7. Top Trilo

    Fossil in Chalcedony?

    I have this piece of chalcedony that I polished years ago in a tumbler. I always thought inclusions were automatically mineral or geologic but a recent thread said that is not always the case so I am wondering if any of these inclusions are biologic, thanks for your help. Oh and there is also an air bubble (last photo) not sure if that means anything
  8. Susan Slater

    Fossil Plant?

    Hi, what is the identification of this fossil in my collection. It seems like a very good specimen.
  9. From the album: Missouri Plant Fossils

    If I ever get a microscope ill see if I can post some close ups
  10. Samurai

    Calamite #4

    From the album: Missouri Plant Fossils

    roughly 3cm
  11. Samurai

    Calamite #3

    From the album: Missouri Plant Fossils

    roughly 2.8cm
  12. Hi! I've been a great admirer of this forum for years. The counter-septarian structure thread... *chef's kiss* My brother-in-law sent me this picture and asked if I thought it might be a dinosaur fossil. I told him probably not, but that I knew just where to ask to find out what it is, or might be. All I have is this photo, but based on the circular kitchen-thing it's sitting on I'm guessing maybe around 8-10" in size. My uninformed guess is it's a plant stem if it's anything. I'd love to read your educated guesses. THANKS!!!
  13. KompsFossilsNMinerals

    Possible Plant Fossil?

    Hey everybody, this is a possible fossil I found in June of 2010. The matrix is roughly 6 1/2 CM long, and it was found in Arlington, Virginia in a small stream by an apartment building. If I could get any identification ideas on it I'd be really grateful, even if it isn't a fossil!
  14. historianmichael

    Pennsylvanian Plant ID Help

    This past Saturday I collected some Late Pennsylvanian ferns and plants from an exposure of the Llewellyn Formation in Eastern Pennsylvania. I got lucky and found some new things to add to my collection, including the following. I am not quite sure what they are. My guess is that they are associated with a lycopod - possibly the terminal shoot of a lycopod branch where the Cyperites leaves come off. I did find Lepidodendron branches and Cyperites bicarinatus at this site. These fossils are really small - only about 1.5cm to 4cm in length.
  15. historianmichael

    Pennsylvanian Mystery Plant

    After searching through a couple of publications on Pennsylvanian plants, I am a bit stumped on what this plant could be. It is certainly not the classic fern or horsetail that one often collects from the Llewellyn Formation of Eastern Pennsylvania. The preservation is ok - not perfect, but better than some plant material I have collected from this site. I unfortunately broke the piece trying to transport it out of the site. Here is an attempted close-up of the individual leaves and their venation Here is the negative with some more preserved venatio
  16. katherine1977

    Strange Specimen

    Received in an opal parcel, i have been told this is a fossil, maybe of a plant stem. If so, i would like to at least put a definite name of some sort on it. Any and all help is appreciated! feel free to ask any questions! Thank you! IMG_2225.MOV
  17. dhiggi

    Whitby area finds

    A couple of finds from the Whitby area. Does this plant fossil have enough diagnostic features for an identification? Secondly, my daughter has been desperate to find some ichthyosaur material for ages now. She was so happy to find this, at first glance I thought it was just another piece of septarian nodule but on closer examination I think she’s probably right about it being bone, albeit likely an unidentifiable chunk. Still, she’s happy and it’s going in the ichthyosaur cabinet as her first find
  18. nala

    Carboniferous seed

    From my last hunt in the Westphalien of Northern France,the stem seems to grow from the seed(Trigonocarpus)but i think the seed probably fall on a Alethopteris stem,very strange An Idea?
  19. Looking for conodonts, I found and meticulously cleaned this object-at first I thought insect wing, but then fish scale, then plant, then, nuthin special. Thoughts again appreciated!! What say ye? (Stark shale, between Winterset and Bethany Falls, Pennsylvanian) . Bone
  20. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends March 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Radiolitid rudist - Campanian / St. Bartholomä-formation, Gosau-group, Eastern Alps - St. Bartholomä, Styria, Austria 2. Anataphrus vigilans trilobite - Elgin Member, Maquoketa Formation (Late Ordovician) - NE Iowa 3. Spathites puercoensis ammonite - Upper Cretaceous (Turonian), Carlile Shale - Sandoval County, New Mexico
  21. Osman82

    Plant fosil

  22. Kurczak

    Fossil plant

    Hi I found such a flat piece. It is benetite? Age: Cretaceous? Location: Wisła river area,Southern Poland,Kraków
  23. Hi all! Brand new member here but long time geological fan and rockhounder. I am new to Texas and my job site has quite a bit of echinoid and bivalve fossils, and I was out rummaging around in the woods looking for some fossils when a “stone” on the soil surface stood out like a sore thumb to all the geological type base material in the area. In one little pocket in the under brush of cedar I noticed crystalline formations on material that was unique to the whole area. I am new to the whole geological formations but I was assuming it was in the glen rose formation type area. Anyone based on lo
  24. HuckMucus

    Plant or?

    I found this on my place which makes no sense. I'm on a whitewater mountain river with gravel, rocks, boulders (granite). Most non-granite rock comes down from above and it's worn. This doesn't appear to be river-tumbled. The thing in it caught my eye and reminds me of wood but I'm not sure. Any ideas?
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