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  1. Shell Cast/Mold Conglomerate?

    Hi all, I took my Mom to lunch at Frenchy's Dunedin, Florida and than took a walk on the Causeway. I found this unusual piece that I was going to toss but kept it. It is about 3" by 2" by 2" and looks like granulated brown sugar with crystals (I think sandstone) under the eye loop. It appears to have about 4 shell casts on top with some of the seashell still embedded in the layers. On top it looks like a turtle with its head sticking out?? There is a dozen or more shell molds or imprints all over this conglomerate of sediment. What do you think of this find? Is it considered a fossil? Thanks in advance!
  2. Is this a Plant Fossil?

    Hi, I'm new to this forum and I'm a rock collector/hunter and found this interesting sandstone rock on the beach on the Gulf Coast of Florida. At first I thought the rock was engraved with the letter "L", but after further examination it appears to be impressions in the rock. What I thought was real cool is on the top of the "L" there is hair or fibers sticking out of it. Can anyone please help me identify this specimen???? Thanks so much.
  3. Preparation advise

    Looking for advise on a mosasaur jaw in sandstone. I’m wondering if I should do more prep to show more of the jaw still hidden in sandstone, the only problem is the jaw bone is fragmented. Any advise would help
  4. I’ve been running into some cool fossils at my study site in southeastern Ohio recently and thought I’d share some photos. This is deep in the hills of southeastern Ohio and most fossils I’ve seen in the area are weathered sandstone casts/impressions of Lepidodendron/Sigillaria trunks/bark in stream beds. Interestingly, these fossils seem to be clustered in 20-50 meter stream stretches. Pictures below are from one such stream stretch in the lower lying part of the ravine where some chert and limestone start showing up with the sandstone. I would love any additional information folks can provide on these rocks as many are too worn/indistinct. Also, does chert/flint ever contain fossils? The last picture is of a big chunk of chert (I think) that looked like petrified wood sort of to me. I will get around to posting some other/better ones from this area later! image2 by Andrew Hoffman, on Flickr image3 by Andrew Hoffman, on Flickr image4 by Andrew Hoffman, on Flickr image5 by Andrew Hoffman, on Flickr image6 by Andrew Hoffman, on Flickr image1 by Andrew Hoffman, on Flickr
  5. Found in gem laden scree field

    I'm not convinced that what I am looking at is in fact a fossil. I've checked several of my books on minerals and asked a few people and no one knows what these are. We were hiking some drainages in Central Colorado and found these near some copper deposits.
  6. Hyneria tooth? Lithunanian erratic probably Narva Stage

    Dear Guys, Today I splited small sandstone erratic, here I saw Asterolepis- like armour plates and found Hyneria tooth crown that is about 9 mm length and preserved with well visible cross section that lets to think it is polyplocadont like. The very similar greenish grey sandstones with red spots and the placoderm Byssacanthus pieces are decribed in the database fossiilid.info as from Narva stage (Middle- Late Eifelian, Middle Devonian) Talking about Eifelian tristichopterids I do not know any bigger forms, I just have heard about Tristichopterus. But judging by the size and the relief near root zone this tooth is especially similar to Hyneria teeth from Red Hill quarry, Australia. Maybe platycephalichthys is could be (it is known in Latvia and even Russia) but it is found only from Late Givetian and thrived in Late Devonian epoch... Please help me to find out anything about this question. Best Regards Domas
  7. Possibly bioturbated sandstone?

    I've been adventuring my family property in north-western Pottawatomie county, Oklahoma, for 15 years or so and I've always thought all this sandstone was kinda boring - there didn't seem to be any obvious strata, or differences in composition and no fossils. On Christmas day, however, I went out on the family property to do a bit of photogrammetry of the sandstone outcrops on the property and I stumbled upon a very interesting pattern in the sandstone: I have been told that it looks like bioturbated sandstone, and it certainly looks like some kind of biological pattern. This sandstone belongs to the garber formation in central Oklahoma, and is Permian in age. This is the only place I've seen such a pattern anywhere around here. Is anyone familiar with the garber sandstone or perhaps with similar formations/trace fossils?
  8. Possible fossil near Moab

    I found this which looks like a fossil to me just south east of Moab UT. I debated with my friend about if it was a fossil or not so I thought I would post it here and see what everybody thinks.
  9. Looking for ID

    Found this just south and west of St. Louis, Missouri. Lots of sandstone, flint and limestone nearby in a unique-to-this-area "hollow". Found while cutting a bench for hiking trail along a small rock face on steep sideslope. Roughly 600' above current sea level. Swift flowing Meramec River is within a mile but about 100' below even at (modern)historic flood levels. Most material on the hillside has migrated down from a much higher point. I don't generally keep rocks so will need to revisit for additional images. I've found lots of small fossils in a white, coral like stone as there seems to be a band of it that runs throughout the area. The car key is for scale but it's roughly the size of my open hand. The symmetry is incredible. Thank you in advance!
  10. Fossil Identication

    This seems to be a plant. Found in Potomac Highlands of West Virgina. Stone is sandstone. What is fossil? Thanks!
  11. Fossil Identication

    This fossil was found in WV. Potomac Highlands. It looks to be an animal. The stone is a sandstone type. What do I Have? Thanks
  12. Help for my thesis

    Hi, I come here because I need some help. I just collected samples for my thesis and I´ve just realized that my samples are sandstones with many mollusca fossils. My problem here is that, I dont know how to extract the fossils without destroying them. Please help me, I need this so much, and I cant find anything about dissolving sandstones. Greetings From Monterrey, México.
  13. Fossil Bird? Hatchling perhaps

    A friend of mine own 30 acres along the ridge of North Mountain near Martinsburg. He uses an excavator to find stones for stone masonry. Walking the site the other day I noticed this laying in a cut. Thought it was fossil plant, closer look seemed to show feathers and long neck head with beak? Most of fossils I've seen there have been marine life. Could this be a bird?
  14. I found this specimen in Wyoming's Bighorn basin, off one of the roads north of the city of Shell. I can't decide if it's a claw or a leaf, or perhaps something else entirely. On a side note, the matrix (sandstone? maybe just mud) is crumbling so I decided to cover the specimen with resin. I've yet to apply resin to the cavity in the other half of the stone. Suggestions for further preservation and a way to safely remove the matrix around the piece would be appreciated.
  15. Hi everyone! I was playing around with some matrix fragments from the phosphate deposits of Morocco and decided to give it a dip in water to see what would happen. What surprised me is how quickly the pieces crumbled into tiny clumps. Practically 80% of the matrix was gone in less than 10 seconds, dissolved by the water. I could very well have picked up a piece from dried mud and it would give similar results. I always thought the Moroccan stuff was a kind of sandstone, but what I saw suggests it is more of a clay-type rock? Then again, can the matrix even be considered a rock given how "fragile" it is? Would love to hear your thoughts! Jay
  16. Bone in Sandstone?

    I live in north central NM on the continental divide. Is it possible that there is an actual bone covered with sand sticking out of this sandstone?
  17. Need help with identification

    Maybe some type of Brachiopod, or Coral
  18. Ammonite

    From the album WhodamanHD's Fossil collection.

    Ammonite, other than that i don't know anything about this one, I don't even remember where I got it.
  19. Ammonite

    From the album WhodamanHD's Fossil collection.

    Ammonite, other than that i don't know anything about this one, I don't even remember where I got it.
  20. Morrocan sandstone with fossils

    From the album WhodamanHD's Fossil collection.

    I removed a mosasaur tooth from this. Bought at a fossil store. Various bone, identity unknown unless it is associated with the mosasaur tooth.
  21. No idea what this is

    My father asked me to see if i could find out what this is. Is it just a natural formation or something else? This is the only picture he sent me but I can get him to send more if needed.
  22. I found a really cool Calamites fossil with exquisite detail on a wet day a couple months ago, but after a week or so of keeping it indoors, the details started to fade and the colors became dull. It springs back to life when damp, but that only lasts so long and I fear that annually applying water might eventually wear the fossil. I think I've read somewhere that you can use vegetable oil to keep rocks/fossils looking saturated, but I was wondering if that might cause any structural damage or any other ill effects to a sandstone-based fossil. Thanks!
  23. Can anyone name this fossil?

    I am new to fossils... I found this on the rocky shore of Cabrillo Beach, San Pedro, California. The rock is a hard sandstone. Any idea about the fossils?
  24. Pattern of Ripples in Sandstone

    Hi everyone, My girlfriend and I were hiking near Red Rock Canyon in Southern Nevada yesterday and came across an interesting pattern of pronounced ridges in the rock. My first thought was that they are fossilized water ripples, which have been found in the park. But on one edge the ripples stop in a very clear tapered line, which seems out of place for a shore line. I wish we had put something in the photos to get a better scale of the pattern but you can see my knee and foot in one picture. We got hooked on fossil hunting about a year ago would love to find out more about this pattern. Thank you very much for your help. -- Aaron