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  1. Doug Von Gausig

    Unknown fossils - Receptaculites?

    The two sides of a single small chunk of limestone show two very different fossils. One side may be a Receptaculites, and the other I don't recognize. The rock was found on the surface in an area of mixed cobble, formerly an ancient riverbed, so the origin is uncertain. Most of the old limestones in the area are Devonian or Carboniferous. The stone's about 4 cm long. The area it was found was also inhabited by the Sinagua people, who abandoned the site about 700 years ago. They could have transported the stone from somewhere or traded for it? Any ideas what th
  2. This is my first post of a Fossil Trip I took. I'm also fairly new to identifying fossils and researching the geological makeup of various sites. The trip was fun and writing about it really helped me organize my finds. (Sorry to use a sharpened pencil to indicate size. I want to get one of those cool metallic-looking cubes I see on TFF. If somebody can tell me where to get one, I'd be very grateful.) I recently went on vacation about 8 miles East of Galena, Illinois. I had checked with a few local and regional rock and fossils groups to see whether anybody knew of collecting sites
  3. These tiny fossils I suspect of being Receptaculites, but I'm not at all sure. The patch is about 12x12mm, about the size of a dime. It's on Martin formation dolomite from the Devonian, Verde Valley, Arizona. Other fossils on the same rock include Rugose and Tabulate corals and unidentified Brachiopods. Note the lichens growing in and on the sample. Any ideas?
  4. Caverat

    Recptaculites? Odd structures

    I have several Receptaculites, if fact it was the first fossil I noticed as a 7 year old! The specimen I'm going to post is unusual in my collection due to an interesting pattern. Perhaps a more knowledgeable researcher can explain what It is.... The first image displays the specimen (the light blue grid is one inch) and the second is a closeup of the pattern covering the smooth areas on the right side.
  5. I only recently got into collecting after being out hiking and literally tripping over a large coral fossil a couple years ago and the hunt has been on since! SO much to learn! I wish I'd have started 30 or 40 years ago. I haven't posted any of my finds as I've been trying learn a little first and see if I could identify some of these. I think I've got some of them and others I haven't found a name for, so I hope you don't mind me dumping several on you. Are all these Receptaculites Oweni? They were found in the Galena dolomite in the Dubuque area in what I think is the Fairplay me
  6. Bronto

    What is this? Receptaculites?

    I found this in a field hunting fossil wood. Back in 2006. : Field of view about 10mm. The pinched end of what I had assumed to be some sort of coral. Helena, Texas. The end view is ground smooth & shows 2mm circular whirls. With spiraling partitions. Almost impossible to photograph. I can only see one clearly with 10X. This fossil may be a negative cast? As the crust of the stone spalled. Anyhow- with nothing to compare. I have decided to put money on Receptaculites.......-=James
  7. Dpaul7

    Receptaculites a.jpg

    From the album: MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Receptaculites SITE LOCATION: Decorah, Iowa, USA TIME PERIOD: Ordovician Period (445-485 Million Years ago) Data: Receptaculites is the name-bearing genus for an extinct group of conspicuous benthic marine genera, the Receptaculitidae, that lived from the Early Ordovician through the Permian period, peaking in the Middle Ordovician. The group's phylogenetic origin has long been obscure, but the current understanding is that the Receptaculitidae were calcareous algae, probably of the Order Dasycladales. Receptaculitids lived in warm, sha
  8. Dpaul7

    Receptaculites a.jpg

    From the album: MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Receptaculites SITE LOCATION: Decorah, Iowa, USA TIME PERIOD: Ordovician Period (445-485 Million Years ago) Data: Receptaculites is the name-bearing genus for an extinct group of conspicuous benthic marine genera, the Receptaculitidae, that lived from the Early Ordovician through the Permian period, peaking in the Middle Ordovician. The group's phylogenetic origin has long been obscure, but the current understanding is that the Receptaculitidae were calcareous algae, probably of the Order Dasycladales. Receptaculitids lived in warm, sha
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