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  1. Mike_363

    Help identifying

    These two rocks were found in East Texas, mostly Eocene. Property is on Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer. Dry land in wooded area. I've read some about how hematite is formed so I guess this is normal to see a shell and what I think is matrix? Is the shell a print or a shell? Idea of age? Then there's the tubes in the second rock. Is that what those are? Thanks so much for any help.
  2. This new site I’m going to is kind of starting to grow on me! I really love the abundance of well preserved shells and the sharks teeth that come out of here (if I don’t break them) are in superb condition. I arrive at this site, however, with some disappointment. Footprints everywhere, and discarded rocks piled in a pile i know I didn’t leave with a bunch of broken shells. It looks like someone took the liberty of smashing rocks with a hammer and leaving the place a mess for others. Not a good look to be honest I always try to clean my area and make it look better than where I left it. The go
  3. Hello everyone! My little brother made this nice find near Thrupp Lake in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK. The lake is close to the Thames river. It looks like some sort of shell fossil? The rock is about 8cm wide and 5cm tall. We'd appreciate any help identifying it! Thank you.
  4. Vnaz50

    Pointy Spiral Shell

    Helotes, Tx Part of this shell was sticking out of a chunk of sediment. I used a water pick to clear the rest of it. In trying to determine what kind of shell it is, I’ve found several that are similar, but none with the shell spiral as tight. The closest thing that I could find is below. This doesn’t seem correct considering my location. Placostylus porphyrostomus is a species of large air-breathing land snail, a pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Bothriembryontidae. This species is endemic to New Caledonia.
  5. Hi everyone this is matt again Today in the creek I broke apart this rock and found some great small brachiopods in it. Here is a photo:
  6. Hi everyone take a look at this brachiopod shell in this rock I removed that came out complete in the creek today. here is a photo :
  7. Hi everyone this is Matt again. Today in the creek I found a nice rock slab with a ton of brachiopods all over it. Here is a photo, enjoy:
  8. Rattegg

    Is this a real fossil?

    Hi, new to the forum, found this in my aggregate in my drive, Norfolk uk. Seems too well detailed to be real. Any help appreciated.
  9. Michalis

    Can anyone ID what I've found?

    Hello everybody, I found the forum while trying to figure out how to get some info on what I believe is a fossil I found on a hike. While I'm fond of fossils, I have to admit knowing next to nothing about them apart from what I learn from museum visits. If anyone could help me Id my find and/or estimate its age, I'd really appreciate it. I uploaded pictures from every side with a cm scale. I found it on a river bank in the Ardennes region (Belgium). Hope someone can tell me anything about it. Cheers!
  10. JSERTL

    Definitely not a Pseudo Fossil

    Everything I find is from right here in southern Iron County in SE Missouri off of Big Creek & Black River. If someone would be so kind as to put a name to these little guys so I can label them I'd greatly appreciate it. please & thank you The 1st picture is the best looking shell I've ever found but it's only a few centimeters across. . The 2nd picture is of one I just found a few days ago while I was at the creek (Big Creek) dimensions are 1"x1" The last three pictures are kind of a funny story and not at the same time. So one of my ho
  11. Jackito

    Harker Heights, Tx Tooth?

    New member here and I've been doing some fossil hunting with my 9 yr old son. We found this in Harker Heights, Texas and I can't figure out what it is. I'm hoping it's tooth from a shell crushing shark. Might be a shell?
  12. Fossil_teenager

    Large shells and large owls.

    I decided to go hit up a new creek that I’d had my eyes on for a while. I didn’t know whether or not this would have anything good in it, so I biked there to go find out myself. Let me say, for the 1 1/2 hour I biked to reach this place, I’m really happy with all that I found. I also saw one of the coolest owls I’ve ever seen. It was about 2 and a half feet in size and the color of it was orangish brown and black. I think it was a great horned owl, and it looked like this: It swooped down on a branch about 10 feet in front of me, looked me dead in the eyes,
  13. Found on the shore of the North Channel at Little Current, Manitoulin Island, Ontario. The side of the piece features a transverse view of a Crinoid. Can this be ID'd more specifically? Above is some sort of shell. Can this be ID'd? There are various other small fossils, though I don't know if those are identifiable.
  14. MrBones

    Calcite shell?

    Hello everyone! I haven't posted here in a long while, mostly due to lack of finds. I dug this out of my collection, and wondered what it could be. It looked like some form of calcite, but has an oddly organic shape. I also noticed that it has some small fossils, possibly shells, attached to the bottom. It came from Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, near the foot of Jebel Hafeet. I am not sure of the age, but I assume it is Miocene. I have found many numulites close to the location, as well as gastropod steinkerns, and urchins.
  15. Caroboneferous

    Shell cast or mold?

    I found this piece outside Kansas City, Kansas. It was found with some other fossils from the Carboniferous (many shells). It looks like a cast or a mold? Maybe a really large Gastropod? Pictures attached.
  16. Hello! So I found these three fossils and was curious to know about them... one i think is to be a bryozoan branch the tooth i believe to be a cow tooth not sure how old it may be and the last one is a type of small brachiopod its super tiny but again I don't know much about fossils yet but I am ready to learn more ! So if any one knows anything about these fossils that'd be a great help! First 6 pictures are from the riverbed and the last two are from the beach in Lübeck,Germany Thanks!
  17. Karelv

    What is this?

    I found this is Spain, Huesca. Can anyone tell me what I found please? Karel
  18. Fossil_teenager

    James River

    The James river was not what I had expected. I was hoping to find a meg the size of my hand, but that didn’t happen. No worries, I had a lot of fun. I saw a river otter, a lot of osprey, eagles, and more wildlife which was fun to look at from a distance. The first day of the trip, we went over the east over formation, I collected mostly whale bone from that day and nothing else spectacular. It was only when we went to a Yorktown exposure on the last hour of the trip that I found three stunning chesapectens, including what I think the biggest one to be a jeffersonius. Later that day, I went to
  19. Fossil667

    Fossil or not?

    Here I have two more rocks that I found in the Woodbridge, NJ area. I could see some type of shell in one of the rocks and possible plant material in the other. Let me know what you think please. Sorry here is the other photo.
  20. Caroboneferous

    Interesting Shell fossil, any ideas?

    I found this interesting shell (I think) embedded in limestone with a bunch of other Carboniferous fossils. This was found in the Kansas City, MO area. There are these really interesting swirls on the shell I haven’t really seen that before, I’m going to try to remove the fossil from its matrix. Any ideas?
  21. Hi everyone this is Matt again. Take a look at this clam I found in the creek today. Here is a photo:
  22. Two days ago some workmen laid some stone by the side of a road near a pond in Sharon CT and I found two fossils one that appears to be the back of a Trilobite or a Chiton and another that looks to me like scallops or some other bivalve (I know that scallops and trilobites never existed at the same time). Does anyone have any ideas as to what these could be. Also I know this rock is not from where I found it, it was probably sourced from a local quarry so I would have to check with the highway department of Sharon to figure out where these come from.
  23. Jaxfossils

    Fossil on Barrassy beach

    I found this fossil on Barrassy beach in Ayrshire Scotland. It looks like a shell on the outside with a mesh of white and grey rock inside. I haven't seen any other shell fossils that look like this though. It's partially burnt on the top, I found it next to a fire pit so it has probably been scorched recently. What do you think this is and how old do you think it is?
  24. I found a couple of small fossils on the Buffalo River in Arkansas. I was curious to see if anyone had any idea about them. I’ve posted a group picture and close up shots.
  25. JoeGevalt

    Unknown shells

    Trying to figure out what this is. Good buy?
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