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Fossil Hunting Trip on the shores of Lake Michigan, Illinois December/5/2022
Joseph Fossil posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsOn Monday I went on a little trip to one of my top secret places to fossil hunt on the shores of Lake Michigan. It's a small beach in Northeastern Cook County, Illinois which I've always found lots of Silurian aged fossils. (1) This trip was no different!! https://silurian-reef.fieldmuseum.org/narrative/392 I found a large amount of small but pretty interesting Silurian fossils which demonstrate the diversity of reef supported aquatic life in the Chicago land area 444 to 419 million year ago during the Silurian era! (2)
Unknown fossils from Cuba
Jason Karp posted a topic in Fossil IDHi Guys! Hopefully someone can help. I found what I assume to be fossils of SOMETHING while snorkeling in Cuba this summer . I’ve asked around and nobody seems to be able to identify them. The curiosity is killing me lol they look almost like teeth or beak parts but I really have no clue
Lone Hunter posted a topic in Fossil IDAwhile back @Rockwood posted something similar to this and was given the ID Serpulid Reef, which I had never heard of until then. Would that be what this is? This is from creek in Eagle Ford, what's most curious is how the wad of spaghetti perfectly comes together at the mouth(?)end. Pictures I've seen of these reefs show worms poking out out in every direction.@erose
Upper Devonian Rugosa ID
BRADAI M. posted a topic in Fossil IDHello guys I collected this Rugosa coral from the Upper Devonian of Charouine, located in the Ougarta ranges, Algeria. I wonder if someone can help ID the genus and species properly! I appreciate your efforts.
Tips for Visiting Lost River WV
Megalodoodle posted a topic in General Fossil DiscussionDoes anyone have tips for visiting Lost River, WV? I looked at fossil guy's website for tips and decided I wanted more. Is it still accessible? I heard that there were some exposures along the way. Are there any worth my time?
Any information on conulariids?
AstroRaptor56 posted a topic in Questions & AnswersHello everyone! I’m looking for any information on conulariids while showing the one I found! I found this specimen in west Michigan while fossil hunting recently. I used my microscope to get very zoomed in details of the ridges as this conulariid is very well preserved. The two very close up pictures are a 1000X while the last picture that isn’t as zoomed in is 50X, both are the same spot of the specimen. I know that these are thought to be some type of jellyfish/coral but that’s all I know of these fossils. Any more information would be really awesome, and I hope that you enjoy this find!
Wisconsin fossil ID help
Zarn posted a topic in Fossil IDAny thoughts as to what this could be? Could it be a crinoid?
Stromatolite or something else?
aek posted a topic in Fossil IDStromatolite? Found in Silurian reef. Thanks for any help..
Stromatoporoid or coral?
aek posted a topic in Fossil IDThis was found in a Silurian reef, IL. Any idea if this is a stromatoporoid or coral?
To the Reef!
Brian-miller posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsOk so I'm fairly new to hunting fossils my daughter is really into it so we gathered tools and found some in a road cut. Aparently here on Vancouver island there are a few reefs at low tides that are supposed to be great places to look my silly question is how the heck do you see anything when most of the surfaces of the rocks are covered in barnacles? Its hard to tell much of anything lol! Any tips for a new hunter?
Fossil ID Requested, paleozoic reef
Dick LaForge posted a topic in Fossil IDHere is a limestone reef rock from Tucki Mountain in Death Valley. The strata is vertical. There was a band of reef rock several hundred feet across. Lots of crinoids but it's the sponge / archaeocyathan fossils that I'd like to know about. This is the first time I've done this, so I'm not sure how the answers arrive... Thanks very much! Dick
Visit to a small reef
aek posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsI visited a small Paleozoic (Silurian) coral reef in Indiana the other day. No earth-shattering, jaw-dropping discoveries, but it's an interesting spot with dolomitized fossils. Here's a google earth view of the center of the reef. A nice mollusk, if anyone knows what species, let me know. It shattered when I tried to extract it, but I was able to glue it back together as you can see here. Sphaerexochus romingeri cephalon After extraction.. I believe this is a Platyceras:
Silurian Sponge? Coral?
aek posted a topic in Fossil IDHello, I can't seem to ID this fossil found in Silurian reef rock, Chicago area. I made some slices. Any help appreciated.
Devonian corals in situ
Herb posted a topic in General Fossil DiscussionA Devonian coral site in Louisville, Kentucky, USA
ID Help: Devonian fossils in Milwaukee Formation (WI, USA)
bcorder posted a topic in Fossil IDHey all! First time poster. Found a few fossils along the Milwaukee River in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Looking online, it appears this area was a Devonian Reef. I don't have a lot of experience in fossils besides plants, so any ID or commentary is helpful. A few of these I just found as pieces in big piles along a rock formation, I tried to put up a ruler for scale. For the one piece in situ, I didn't have anything handy, but it wasn't more than a few cm across. Thanks!
Some Silurian fossils
aek posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsRecently I've been revisiting some local Silurian outcrops. I have a love/hate relationship with these outcrops as they are incredibly difficult to work with, however I secretly enjoy that aspect as well. The fossils represent the Homerian stage just before the Mulde Event, so roughly 422 - 426mya (if I'm not mistaken). For whatever reason, in the Racine formation, Gravicalymene celebra are almost always complete in the molting position and other species usually found disarticulated. The trick is extracting them without destroying them. Sometimes they are found enrol
Bobby Rico posted a topic in Fossil IDHi all just sorted out some old fossil and found this fossilised seabed. I found it 20 years in a river in South Wales can't remember where it was. This was before I was interested in fossils or natural history. The fossil over years is going a chalky lighter shade , if that makes any sense. What can I protect it with . Also what traces of fossils can you see in it. Kindest regards Bobby
Help identify find.
Leno posted a topic in Fossil IDHello. I found this "thing" on the ocean floor while diving in the Philippines. It looks kind of like a tooth of a marine animal, probably not a shark. Any ideas?
Coral or sponge? Cretaceous
Woodgrainstone posted a topic in Fossil IDI spotted an interesting fossil within a rudist reef of edwards group limestone near ozona, Texas Cretaceous Albian. This outcrop appears to be dolomitized Left of the chapstick cap. Thanks, George