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  1. First off, sorry for taking a “field photo”. I took a photo of this and then we left it back at the pit (it’s pure chaos trying to keep 3 kids in order lol). We found a good bit of these darker things near the top of a shale pit in Mifflin Co (I think we’re still in Mifflin, if not it’s the southern tip of Centre). That one on the left by itself is around 2 1/2 inches long (~63mm). I tried to do some research and I think there was also some burrows in the shale in that area, but I’m a total noob so maybe I’m just seeing what I want to see (I’ll get photos of them next time we go out). Hopefully that’s enough info to get started. Let me know if I can add anything else or get more photos when we go back!
  2. Hi all! Well, now I am into splitting shale finding conodonts and will post my best ones soon, but I've come across several of these which are comparable to images in the forum and on references to Listracanthus denticles?. It was found in Pennsylvanian Stark shale member in Kansas City two days ago. Is that a fair i.d.? They're are all very similar, but I've found this as well- a "carbonized" film with a structure that doesn't have straight lines, but somewhat veinated? Very difficult to get pics of that so provided several in different light. The first is 27mm long and the black piece is only about 2-3mm at most. Am I on the right track on the first, and any ideas on the second? same, fish fin, plant impression/other? thanks! Bone Then here's the other one- found in a different slab of shale but same level- the bottom "ridge" appears to diverge in the first couple pictures, then there appears to be divergence in the middle in the darker pics. Any thoughts welcomed! Bone
  3. Hi, just wondering what you guys use to extract fossils from shale thanks.
  4. Went up to Douglas Pass, Colorado today for a hike with my wife. I have always hunted for fossils at the Radar Dome location. Today we decided to scout around for another location to collect. Hiked up a very steep hill to a shale exposure and found this larvae after only 1 minute of looking. We had not come prepared today to collect anything. Will probably head back up next weekend. The larvae is approx 2.25 cm across. There are also some parts of other larvae on the piece.
  5. Folks, These photos are from a small section of shale I picked up in Northeastern Oklahoma. The shale contains marine fossils of Pennsylvanian age. I have questions about a couple of the labeled objects. I’m thinking the center one may be a brachiopod (or possibly a bryzoan--it's hard to tell because of the crinoid plate resting above it). The one on the right looks to me like a bryzoan. However, I’m a novice at identification so I’d appreciate any opinions. The putative bryzoan appears to have grown on the crinoid stem. Best wishes.
  6. New York fossil trip by mail

    A while back, @Darktooth and I did a little trading. Somewhere in the mix, he mentioned that his educational outreach (and collection) would benefit from some examples of C. chubutensis. I sent a couple of examples and it seems all that cuspy goodness went to his head. I received a COVID care package from Dave a week or so ago that contained a complete New York fossil trip in a box! I was completely blown away and the objects have given me quite a bit of entertainment. The field-trip-in-a-box was complete with lovely hand written tags, so everything was ready to put right into a large riker box. No way Dave could have known this, but my family has been self-quarantined because my son had a known COVID exposure. This care package has been a welcome distraction, to say the least! My absolute favorite is the Grammysioidea. I'd seen these in past posts and online. They are just as cool in person as in pictures. Thanks for the awesome collection and distraction Dave! Case with fossils and labels Bembexia sulcomarginate Dipleura dekayi Grammysioidea alveata Greenops sp Greenops sp Greenops sp Rhipidomella sp
  7. All, I wonder if someone may have an opinion about the object(s) in the small nodule shown here? The entire nodule is about 0.63 inch wide x 0.75 inch long x 0.5 inch thick (1.6 cm x 1.9 cm x 1.3 cm). It came from an area of shale that is likely of Pennsylvanian age in Northeastern Oklahoma. The shale from this location has many fossil marine invertebrates. I'm assuming its a mineral formation, but any thoughts would be appreciated. It is very hard to get the 3-D relief to show up in photos, so several angles and lighting conditions are shown. Best wishes.
  8. Trace fossils or water residue?

    So- been starting to look for my first conodonts in black shale in the Kansas City area and I commonly see what appears to be mineral deposits left when water seeps through layers, then dries, but these are in winterset limestone (as best I can tell) and while they look similar, maybe these are trace fossils? thanks for taking a look! Bone
  9. burrow.jpg

    From the album Mancos Shale - Grand Junction, CO

    Marine burrow. Found this down in the Mancos shale, loose. Possibly from the overlying Mesaverde formation. I have seen many burrows in the Mesaverde sandstone.
  10. Bookcliff Baculite

    Went fossil hunting with my daughter this morning in the Bookcliffs, North of the Grand Junction, CO airport. We found this weathering out of the shale in a wash. The Baculite is about 8" long and 1.5" wide. Can hardly wait to prep this, I think it will make a nice display. My plan is to slice the base of the matrix flat (without damaging the fossil) so it will sit nicely on a table or shelf.
  11. hi everyone this is matthew again today I found a large piece of granite that I broke apart and it was loaded with crystals here is a photo
  12. hi everyone this is matthew again today in the creek I found this strange rock with a lot of red dots all over it does anyone know what it is ? here is a photo
  13. Shale ID?

    Hey all! I got out today to hang out on the beach and ended up searching a shale scree not far from where I parked in santa barbara, CA. This looked like it had fossiliferous potential so I grabbed it along with a good amount of nice malachite. A tube-like shape with white crystal-like openings which measures about an inch in this piece of shale. Curious to se what you think and thanks as always!
  14. Hi all, Heres the fourth tome of my fossil collection, and not the least : Trilobites - All collected by me but one. hope you enjoy https://flic.kr/s/aHsmMbxqkV
  15. Hi, I am doing an emergency Fossiling trip to Western New York State. My entire family is very high risk for corona, and I am just leaving my college, where there were a few cases of it. Although I technically Do not need to quarantine, I am planning to spend at least a week alone before I go home to make sure I am asymptotic. That being said I will be spending the week hunting the shakes of New York State. I have been to deep springs and I just wanted to make sure that it is still viable. I am also possibly going to go to penn Dixie, but my main goal is to isolate and get some quality fossil hunting done. Any possible fossil hunting spots would be much appreciated in that area or the area of penn Dixie, if they are spots that are not densely populated
  16. Went to a fossil garage sale, were the person was selling off his collection, this fall with low expectation. Found what turned out to be a very nice specimen of a Devonian Crinoid after prepping it out. My friend Tom W. tells me it is more than likely an Arthrocantha carpenteri. Wish I knew what quarry it came from, it wasn't labeled.
  17. Hi all, I have been more or less away from the forum for the last few monthes. Life has been hectic. And if i still managed to go on the field quite a lot, i did have any time left for the rest (writing, taking photos, processing stuff, labelling etc). Nevertheless, i finally manage a quick photo session. As an appetizer, what is prolly the best piece for quite some time. A double trilo, Eodalmanitina sp, one preserved with his caudal spine. So 2 rocks as a starter . I had to sacrifice part of the 2 counterprints, to unveil the opposite trilo... Regards.
  18. Tiny Bilateral ??

    Sorry about the tag ambiguity but I’m at a loss. This was recovered from an old fossil collection sold retail in about 1955. Any ideas would be helpful. Family? Genus? species? US Penny (and cat hair) for scale. Thanks, Glenn
  19. Pa fossil. shale with large shell. while removing excess layers found a sort of fish. is not a clam or mollusk. Devonian period rocks location.both sides of fish in picture.
  20. Black Shale things

    Not sure what these are. There was loose shale near where I dig scattered on the ground. It had different things in it than I’m used to seeing. Maybe it was dumped from a different part of the strata, but shouldn’t be much further away. I’m not great with fish parts, are they maybe fish parts? Should I scratch them out or maybe some vinegar? There are a few other pieces that look tooth/horn shaped.
  21. Seed pod ID request

    Good afternoon folks. I have a seed pod that I purchased about ten years ago from Portugal that in dire need of an identification. All the information I have is it was found in Serra de Valongo, Portugal. And it was found in shale???? Help please.
  22. Can somebody tell me what this matrix is

    Can someone tell me what that rock that contains these plants is. Ash maybe? its a shale type material almost flint it feels like it was found in south central WV in Lincoln county it comes from the pennsylvanian era i believe.
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