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  1. Fossil Or Rock? Please Take A Look

    Hi, I found this in a bag of seashells at an estate sale. I actually bought the bag because of this specimen. I thought it looked very interesting with that perfectly round and smooth hole that runs through it. Is this a rock, a bone, or perhaps coral? Thank You!!
  2. Unknown Specimen

    I would like help with finding what this is. There seems to be various indentations and impressions of what seems to be coral as well as shell like imprints all over. It was found in about 2 meter deep ocean water, and what caught me was the semi-porous appearance of the rock itself, the weight, and all of these beige toned inclusions all over. I am unsure of what it is, and it never hurts to ask. Many thanks to all who help
  3. Dinosaur Bone?

    Could I have help to I'd this please? Some better pictures.....not polished just water on it.
  4. Shark Tooth Or Rock?

    While looking for shells on the beach today I came across this item. We are located in Cape Cod, Ma. I remember finding shark teeth as a kid in Fl and this caught my eye. I brought it home and cannot tell if it is truly a shark tooth or a rock coincidentally worn like one. The first photo is the front and the second is the back. My shark obsessed son thinks it is a hundreds year old bull shark tooth. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.
  5. Fossilized Algae

    Hi, I collect rocks for fun and relaxation. I have a few that I would love to get opinions on. I contacted a very nice man at University and he said it looked to be fossilized algae. He also gave me the address to this website so I could learn more about fossils. I can use all the help I can get and look forward to your comments.
  6. Is It Anything?

    tree, coral, rock?
  7. Matrix?

    Matrix? I really dont have a clue what this is found it today on foreshore bay area Queensland. Australia. It also has shiny spots of mica looking glitter on rock. Please help me identify.
  8. Eastern Himalayas Fossil?

    Hi everyone, I Stumble upon this during a rainy season, its a hilly region in the east of India. It weight almost like a stone, colored like a metallic rust and this looks like a walnut to me(but never this big size) . So if you guys got any clue Please help me out.
  9. I Think I May Have Found A Petrified Bone!

    I live in Maine. I was walking by a small river and saw something that looked like a bone. So I picked it up. It was heavier than rock should be. There was also a larger rock that was up river and it had odd indentations on it. The larger rock was probly 2x2 feet . It almost looked like someone might have used it to ground grains of some sort on it.I wish I had gotten pictures of the larger rock. I am wondering if I did find a petrified bone and if maybe it was used as a tool to hammer or grind things many later on?
  10. More Than A Rock

    Howdy from the heartland! My family has been arrowhead hunting and artifact collecting ever since I can remember. I use to go in the fields with my UncleJohn before the cancer got him. I continue to get out on the creeks which is a place I absolutely live to be. I have a so-so collection but I have had many hardships in my aging and have a limited assortment remaining. I had interested in learning about urgery replacing c6 last year with titanium, some screws and the bone grafts of two very precious donors. It is difficult for me to carry my head low for lengthy periods however I am getting by. I totally love arrowhead hunting but I mostly just totallllllly LOVE rock hunting in general. I also have been hunting with firearms since I was a little 'retriever' for my mom at age sevenish... I was taught early how to hunt and prepare the game and i am very good at it, thank you mom! I am very interested in discovering what I have found...I am ignorant to what all I have but I am totally aware that I have some very precious artinfacts or artifacts. U see the love in every instrument every fossil everything! my ears are listening my mind is taking notes and my eyes are wide open...up for discovery!
  11. Egg Or Rock? (California)

    So a friend of mine gave me this oddly smooth and egg-shaped rock and was wondering if it might be a dinosaur egg. I presume based on the rarity of such eggs and the location of the find that this is not the case but I am still curious as to what this thing is. From what I recall, the rock was found in a gravel pit in California and I presume it was in the Los Angeles area (where he worked). It is perfectly smooth, and oblong shaped and the oddest thing is how dense and heavy it is. It's black with small pock marks and some lines. I apologize for the lack of specific locality details, but does anyone have any ideas? -Andrew
  12. Upstate Ny Fossil Footprint?

    I've found this slab in the creek, upstate NY (Greene county). It doesn't really look man-made to me, so I was wondering if this could be a fossil footprint, or just something created by the nature? Thanks for looking, I'll appreciate any comments you may have (dark color is just water) this pattern on the side of the slab reminds me of a hardened lava flow
  13. Rock, Fossil?

    Hi everyone, In another walk near a mountain river in Northern Italy, I found this "suspect" rock. It was very different from the others nearby, not sure it's a fossil though. What do you think? The rocks are dated 65 million years old. Thanks in advance! Luca
  14. Found this yesterday in a area of Lower C., mostly limestone with oysterbeds, and marine life. Looks like maybe a fish fossil or something else......Help...any ideas?
  15. Weird Fossil/rock

    Please help me figure out what this is! My Dad found it near his work about a year ago. It looks like it could be made out of road pavement or some kind of rock. It appears to have two slanted slits for eyes, two inward-curved ears, and what kind of looks like a spine on the back of it. I've attached photos, please help!
  16. Fossil Or Rock?

    I found this walking on the beach in South Carolina. Can't tell if it is a fossil or a really strange shaped rock. Thinking it is a fossil due to the symmetry of the groves on both sides. Looks like some kind of joint bone or vertebrae. It is heavy like a rock but just seems too symmetrical to be one. Help me out!!
  17. Ammonite Id

    I found this beauty out hunting last year, wondering if anyone of you paleo can help my ID what type of ammonite it is, I have not been able to find a similar specimen online or through contacts anywhere. IMG_8172 by bwallrich07, on Flickr
  18. Hi there, I have come across another find and have taken it to to different fossil collectors who can not figure out what it is. It seems to be several leaves fossilized in this unidentified rock. Now the weird part about it is the density of the rock. I have a large meteorite collection and this looks and feels like a meteorite and even has what looks to be a fusion crust alone the outside edges. This is obviously impossible as it has fossilized leaves in it. I am just using this as a comparison as far as weight and density. I cannot find the species of plant to match the shape and pattern of these leaves or what type of rock it could be if anyone could help me identify that would be great! thanks so much!
  19. I was wondering if this piece is worth taking to a paleontology meeting tohicknh2o and I are going to this week. We visited the greensand marl pit a few weeks ago in NJ. We realize this is private property and Drexel Univ. has been doing wonderful work there. We walked the "trail" above and I stumbled upon this rock. Thought it was neat. The attached photo is the rock along side a small portobella mushroom for comparison. Ideas? Thanks! The only photo i have until later is this side view....which is consistent through the back. Hope it helps for now and I will post again when I get home.
  20. I'm reposting this so tohicknh2o and I can figure out if thispiece is worth bringing to a paleontology meeting we are going to on Thursday. I was in Mantua NJ at the Inversand Marl pit today hunting for something good. I stumbled upon this odd looking thing. Looks almost as if someone used a drill bit because the hole in the center looks almost perfect. Measures roughly 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" Hoping someone can help steer me in the right direction. The attached photo is along side a small portobella mushroom for comparison.
  21. Fossil?

    Can someone help me identify this fossil? I found it in the woods during a hike in Bucks County, Pa a little over 2 years ago. There is also a reservoir in the vicinity. Could be some type of plant fossil when the reservoir was being dug out? Thanks!
  22. Havent Got A Clue What This Is?!

    I have found this fossil but i cant tell if it really is a fossil or if its a odd rock or something, any ideas what it is? Location found at - Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  23. Hello I'm very new to fossil hunting I've only been to one place that my dad new of in Stirling and we looked for shale but does anyone know of any other locations in central Scotland and which other types of rocks I should look for/ check? and does anyone know what I could expect to find? I Found some Brachipods and Bivalves on my first trip.
  24. Hello, I found this item on a recent vacation, and I was hoping for some help in identification, since my travel partner and I disagree on what it is (rock vs. tooth). Location: Sandy beach in Aruba (Caribbean island north of Venezuela). Size: Longest dimension is about 5 cm, as shown in the photos. Photos: Front: Rear: Side: Any help is greatly appreciated!
  25. Is This A Fossil Or A Rock?

    Not sure if this is a fossil or a rock. Found along a river in NW Missouri. Sorry about the link. My pictures are too big to upload on here. http://photobucket.com/possiblefossil