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  1. It's been a while since my last post on here as I don't get out as much now and when I do is only locally for a short time. These 2 finds are from the spoil of a long closed pit in the Derbyshire Coal Measures UK. Asterophyllites shoots. Calamostachys A lot of digging for two small finds but I enjoyed the hunt ! Cheers John
  2. Hello dear forum members, among the collection of my late uncle there was a box of coal fossils, most of which are flat crumbly pieces of plant material. I left most of these in their protective wrappings for now. among the fragments on the bottom of the box I found some nodules, I think these caught my uncles eye and where collected on the same trip as the plant fossils. (from Germany, hard coal, not lignite, thats all I know). The nodules are heavy like ore minerals (pyrite comes to mind) There is one with an interesting texture. Maybe a coprolite?? @GeschWhat?
  3. Marco90

    Pecopteris villosa

    From the album: My collection in progress

    Pecopteris villosa Brongniart 1822 Location: Mazon Creek, Illinois, USA Age: 323 - 299 Mya (Pennsylvanian, Carboniferous) Measurements: 2x12,5 cm Kingdom: Plantae Division: Polypodiophyta Class: Polypodiopsida Subclass: Marattiidae Order: Marattiales Family: Marattiaceae
  4. Live in NSW Australia and was wondering if there are any good fossil sits near Sydney I could collect fossils from. Very into them and want to get started up, so any information much appreciated. Thanks Also found these rocks and would want some identification to see if they are fossils. First one found at Newcastle and second and third near Wollongong. Thanks
  5. cngodles

    Late Pennsylvanian Stigmaria ?

    I’m thinking this is Stigmaria. Scale bar = 1 cm. Found in the shale below the Brush Creek limestone, a zone with many plants.
  6. Packattack

    Fossil or rock?

    I found this thing near the hoodoos in drumheller alberta and it doesn't look like any rock I've ever seen.
  7. 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
  8. Neanderthal Shaman

    Mystery plant structure from Eocene Washington

    Went out to central Washington with some friends yesterday to check out some fossils spots and grab some agates (trip report forthcoming). Found this on Old Blewett Pass near Cle Elum. This is either from the Chuckanut Formation or the associated Swauk Formation, both Eocene. It was found among leaf and palm frond fossils. Any ideas?
  9. I think it looks shockingly similar to charnia. Maybe a cephalopod, snail, or plant? What could it be?
  10. My first fossil hunt post. Yesterday (May 29 2022), I went down to the Florissant Fossil Quarry in Florissant Colorado. Its about a 45 minute drive west of Colorado Springs. Its a very well know site partly because of the very well preserved fossils and relative abundance but also because of how easy it is. You pay a small fee and they give you the tools and you pick up shale and start splitting, that simple. You're guaranteed to find something if you try. If you are in the area I would definitely recommend stopping by, its just not really on the way to any popular stops. There is also th
  11. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends June 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Unidentified cidarid echinoid - Santonian age of the late Cretaceous, Dessau Formation - Central Texas 2. Nevadia addyensis trilobite - Lower Cambrian, Addy Quartzite Formation - Roadcut near Addy, Northeast Washington State 3. Oklahomacystis sp. echinoderm - Ordovician, Bromide Formation - Murray County, Oklahoma 4. Acu
  12. Gemstones

    Plant or animal?

    Hello dear members, my 10 year old son found this little stone (1.5 inches long) in a backyard in Michigan (lower peninsula). We found petoskey stones (fossilized rugose coral, Hexagonaria percarinata.)there as well and hope to find someone who can tell us if this is a petrified animal or plant? Especially the little white part looks so interesting to us, perhaps someone knows more. We’re no experts and just started collecting:) Thank you very much!
  13. From the album: Plants

    Asterophyllites equisetiformis Stéphanian , Carboniferous , Graissessac ; Hérault France
  14. From the album: Plants

    Cône de Walchia pinniformis (SCHLOTHEIM) STERNBERG, 1825 Permian Lodève France
  15. cngodles

    A plant in limestone?

    This one has been sitting in my "interesting but I have no clue" pile for a while. When I found it, I was splitting limestone laying in the stream. I've found that when you split limestone, immediately after splitting you'll get a couple moments of a sharp looking specimen before things start to oxidize. The limestone is a very dark gray, or almost black color. You either see black limestone or white calcite pieces while splitting. I split this particular piece open and right in the middle was a 3-4 cm long, 8 mm wide gold looking rectangle in the middle of the flat broken limeston
  16. Wmosquera

    Plant fossil Iowa

    My husband brought this home from work for me. I have no idea what questions to ask, I want to learn. 67530737352__B9E5AAE1-120C-473C-8A8C-F62E56EB3DED.MOV
  17. Bobby Rico

    The Daily Fossil Record

    Inspired to act by Jamie‘s @JamieLynn and their “fossil a day” thread. I been thinking about creating a digital visual catalogue of my collection for a long time now . Been very dyslexic this is a difficult task to undertake. After seeing Jamie’s thread I thought one fossil a day will just take a sort time to photograph, collate and post, making this more achievable task . I will also keep a digital copies for my records. Posting on the forum means that other members can see my small collection and help me if needed with incorrect IDs or names that have changed . The forum has been really
  18. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends May 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Androgynoceras maculatum ammonite - Lower Jurassic (Lower Lias) - Holderness Coast, Mappleton, West Yorkshire, UK 2. Holaster subglobosus echinoid - Cretaceous, Cenomanian - Cap Blanc Nez, Northern France 3. Pearls in Exogyra oyster - Late Cretaceous- Monmouth County, New Jersey 4. Alnus or Betula inflorescence (both male
  19. I think it could be a mix ,first part,i can't say?upper part looks like sigillaria and the second part looks like Lepidodendron
  20. Could anyone here help educate me on what I found? I am guessing that the objects in this river rock are either aquatic plant parts of some sort, or terrestrial plant seeds. Just two wild guesses on my part. I never find fossils in this river, so I was surprised when I spotted it. Any help would be appreciated. - Thanks!
  21. 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. Murex spinicosta & Bolinus brandaris gastropods - Pliocene - Southwest France 2. Echinocorys edhemi regular echinoid - K/Pg boundary, Danian, Byala Formation - Varna Oblast, Byala, Bulgaria 3. Canadoceras yokoyamai ammonite - Early Campanian, Haslam Formation - Near Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada 4. Periarch
  22. deutscheben

    Odd Pennsylvanian shale impressions

    This is probably an extremely long shot, but I wanted to post these interesting pics in case they ring a bell for anyone. These were all found in a Late Pennsylvanian shale associated with the Herrin Coal, which generally preserves plant fossils. I’m not sure if they are fossils or diagenetic artifacts- the shale is baked on the spoil pile which can introduce unusual shapes. The first one is a strange pattern- it appears to be asymmetrical and doesn’t immediately match any plant parts I’m familiar with, but there are so many possibilities I might be missing something. I
  23. jnicholes

    Old Fossil ID

    Hi everyone, I have not been on for a while. I’m in the middle of cleaning up my house, going through fossils, and a lot of stuff. Today, I found an old fossil while cleaning my room. However, I forgot what you guys said it was. I can’t find my original post either. So, I am posting again, with the hope that you guys can help me remember exactly what it is. Here are the details: My brother and I found it by a small waterfall in the snake river canyon near Twin Falls Idaho over a year ago. It appears to have a lot of petrified wood as well as what appears to
  24. Found this today, which I think is a fossil of leaves? Thanks! Location: Monterey Formation shale, Monterey County, California (Miocene) Outside of Carmel Valley, near Garland Ranch, among pea crabs (Pinnixa sp.) Description: About an inch and a half in length (I could get exact measurements). It looks like they have a complete margin(?) with a central midrib and veins that alternate. From a single split, so, positive and negative sides.
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