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Found 482 results

  1. What is this?

    I am clueless as to what this is (more so than usual). It doesn’t look like the usual concretions. It doesn’t look like the usual shells. It doesn’t look like a fossil and I’ve never seen coral from Big Brook. It’s 1.75 x 1 inch and the bottom is concave
  2. Hi again, I’ve just posted my first find, and here is another I would like help with please. Found on the Isle of Wight Jurassic coast, grey coloured rock around 8cm in length, with what looks like some fish bone type markings. On the reverse side of the same rock is a round light grey circle about 1cm across with a thin white circle surrounding it. Please can anyone help with more information... thanks!
  3. Jurassic Coast ID please...

    Hi, first time fossil hunter here - so apologies in advance! Currently visiting the Isle of Wight Jurassic Coast and spent the day at the beach and have a couple of interesting finds - just not sure if what I found is actually anything more than just a pretty rock! So, this first one is about 11cm in length and had a sort of white slightly porous texture, with yellow brown markings. One marking has the texture of tiny bumps, whilst the other looks like smoother ridges. Can anyone please help?
  4. What's this cool fossil?

    Found on the beach of Lake Michigan in Sturgeon Bay, WI this past week. Approx 1" w x 3/4" h x 1/4" deep. Thank you!
  5. I was encouraged to share this in the forum so here it goes. I was given a pile of "amber" and two pieces that may or may not (most likely not) have something inside. After the "amber" failed the saltwater float test it was proposed that I may have copal, NOT amber. I tried my best to take as clear of pictures as my camera phone would allow. The first piece supposedly it has a "bug or stick or something" inside. The copal, if it really is copal, does not appear very clear, even with a light source behind it. The second piece is a little more transparent when the light shines through with the exception of the mysterious dark object lurking on the middle. (queue the spooky music!) Personally I think that both of these may just be dirt that accumulated in a crack when the copal was forming a long ago but this has apparently been a topic of hot debate. So if ya'll got any opinions on the matter, I'd love to hear them...or if you don't want to share your opinions, just tell me that I've discovered some weird new sub-species of dinosaur and I'll be happy with that. lol
  6. It's definitely a..thing?

    Look guys I have a... well its definitely a something? Is it a plant, the top of a crinoid, a broken tooth, a really tiny volcano??? No idea. And as a bonus I have no idea where it came from either. It was given to me ages when I was a kid. So if you've got any ideas on what the heck it might be, I'd love to hear 'em! Thanks!
  7. Hey everyone. I thought I'd share some of the things I found on my last fossil hunt. So.. Many.. Fossils! One might even say that there were a plethora of fossils. If I could, I would've taken them all with me, but sadly my backpack can only carry so many rocks. I was literally examining each rock I had, trying to decide which to carry back and which to leave behind and how many I could fit in my pants pockets before they started to fall down. Eventually I decided to just stop looking for fossils and hike back to the jeep. This lasted all of 3 seconds before I found another a beautiful byrozoan and was trying to figure out how to fit it in my pack. The byrozoan and the sponge below are my favorites since i don't see many of them and the brachipod in the matrix just looks cool. lol Its fascinating to look at these fossils and think about how Arizona used to be completely underwater long, long ago.
  8. trying to identify another find

    The front, back, side and bottom of whatever this could be? I could not find anything to measure it with but for now hopefully the pictures alone help for the meantime. The shape of it reminds me of a bone for some reason so that's my guess as to what it could be; not quite sure of what this texture on it is though, i scraped a bit of it off fairly easily and it was dusty brown coming off of it, but not too hard when scraping the surface it barely had any resistance. I tried scraping the exposed part of my other find; the iron concretion to compare the 2 and the concretion was much more durable on it's exposed part to try ruling out if it is just another ironstone concretion. It was found in the same brook called "big brook preserve" in central new jersey in the united states. Another possibility that I've came up with is that this find might be a concretion but not nearly as old and formed yet. Right now it could be anything. Thank you to whoever responds and helps with this post; very much appreciated.
  9. What do you think?

    Hey guys, I'm back with another ID question. The fossil I'm trying to identify is in the 1st picture. I think that what I have is a fossilized brachiopod WITHOUT the shell. What do you guys think? It's the same general shape, but the color and textures of this fossil look different than others I've found in the area. The symmetrical textured part in between the two humps, I've never seen before. Pictures 1,2, and 5 show the fossil in question and pictures 3 and 4 show examples of other brachiopods that I've found. The last picture is an example of a brachiopod that was broken in half, exposing the animal inside. (when I uploaded the post the pictures got out of order) So anyways, that's what I think I have but I'd really appreciate your thoughts on this. Ya'll have a lot more experience with these thing than I do so I welcome your opinions. Thanks!
  10. Hi everyone this is matt again today in the creek I found buried in the sand and rocks a nice coral fossil here are some photos
  11. Is this a fossil?

    I found this rock in the Badlands, SD and it looked like it could possibly be a fossil. I don’t have much background in this field so if anybody can provide any insight, that would be greatly appreciated! I did do the lick test on the rock and my tongue stuck ever so slightly (I think?)
  12. Did I find something

    So sorry I’m trying to understand this forum and I think I have now, so I apologize for posting this in another forum I was rock hunting while cleaning up the shore of the Ohio river and I found a rock that resembles a tooth... the more I look at it the more I think it is a tooth... what do u think
  13. Did I find something

    I was rock hunting while cleaning up the garbage on the shore of Ohio river and I found this. It resembles a petrified tooth of some sort. Did I find a rock or is it indeed a tooth?
  14. Fossil

  15. Possible Coral Fossil?

    Hi I was hoping for a little help with a fossil ID. I’m not even sure this thing is a fossil. I did my first fossil search yesterday at the W.M. Browning Cretaceous Fossil Park in Frankstown, Mississippi. I found lots of oyster species and a few gastropods, but this oddly shaped rock caught my eye. It’s a flat equilateral triangle about 1cm deep and maybe 5cm long on all sides. If anybody has any guesses I’d love to hear your thoughts.
  16. Found on beach at Seaham

    Hello and thanks for letting me join ,i live in Yorkshires have access to some very nice areas for collecting .My wife and i collect seaglass and go to Seaham near Sunderland quite often .We comb the beach and are mainly focused on the beach area for tiny pieces of glass ,however to anyone who knows this area it has a lot of stones and rocks ,at the hide tide/seawall area ,the rocks can be 7/8 feet deep and that's for very long lengh. So that's the area ,and occasionally i do find an interesting pebble ,but generally nothing Fossil wise . The enclosed pictures are of a Fossil i found a while ago and i really don't know what it is ,as any search for Fossil's from this area never brings anything up that is similar ,i personally have never seen another like it ever .I do appreciate it is more than likely nothing unusual as such ......maybe not a fossil at all ,just a pebble ...but that then asks the question ...why have i never seen one like it anywhere along that area...look forward to enlightenment ,many thanks .Steve.
  17. Rock or Shark Tooth

    Hello! I know you guys get these question a lot. However, We found this on the beach on outside of Valencia, Spain, on the Balearic Sea coast and would humbly request your help in identifying if this is an actual shark tooth or just a weirdly shaped rock? Thanks in advance!
  18. Is this a bone?

    Is this a bone, and if so what kind of bone is it and maybe what kind if animal could it have came from? For context it was given to my grandfather by his brother in Arkansas a long time ago. Any help would be greatly appreciated
  19. I was at the beach during low tide when I went in the shallow water and was looking for various stones when I came across this object. I’m not sure if it is a shark tooth encased in a rock of some sort, or just a rock? I think it is only a rock but the contours of this object could signal that a fossil is inside. Does anyone know what this could be? Thank you everyone.
  20. The rock in the image was actually found on Mars. I know it's probably not a fossil as NASA has addressed this saying it was likely formed by water and wind erosion. Please don't take this post the wrong way. I am not interested in perpetuating anything unscientific. I am just curious about the topic; how we can analyze rocks like these found on another planet. If one were on the team, and we spot something like this, to the untrained eye it would look like an astonishing find. But we have to be objective, and we have no idea what fossils on Mars might look like, in the unlikely case they actually exist. So I am just wondering how an expert would look at them? Aside from the low probability that such a fossil would exist, are there tell tale features that it is not a fossil. Thanks!
  21. Found this on a walk beside the river. Dimension of the entire rock is about 25cm x 15cm x 5cm (thickness). I noticed what appears to be small bone fragments (circled in 2nd picture), however I have no experience with fossils so I'm sure if it's just a weird looking rock. Any clues?
  22. I’m in the ‘it’s just a rock’ camp but that 1% of me is saying well it looks weird to be just a rock. What do you guys think? It’s flinty / cherty and what I would expect a beach pebble to weigh. It was found at Walton on the Naze in Essex U.K. which is famous for sharks teeth, fossilised wood and the occasional bird bone. Just a rock, right?
  23. Long Island Fossil

    My 5 year old son is an aspiring paleontologist. He found this yesterday while swimming in shallow water in Sag Harbor, NY. He's convinced that he identified a new species. We love encouraging his expeditions and would love to have help identifying this. Thanks so much!
  24. Dinosaur egg

    Can you tell me if this is a dinosaur egg or not and if so what kind.
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