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  1. Any help would be appreciated thank you
  2. Hello all! In my hunt to find crab concretions I started out at the beaches of the Olympic Peninsula. I wanted to share what I have found! I have gone three times so far and the close to six hour round trip was a bit rough, but very well worth it and I can't wait to learn and discover more. I am struggling to find crabs, but I am continuing my research and hope to figure something out soon. If there is anyone that could point me in the right direction that would be greatly appriciated as well! The first concretion I opened, It took no effort to crack. I speculate it cou
  3. Hi everyone this is matt again take a look at this neat nautilus shell fossil I found in the creek today here is a photo of the fossil
  4. SilurianSalamander

    Tentaculites? Cephalopod?

    Found at work. Ordovician to Devonian. It tapers so it’s not a crinoid stem
  5. Hi there, I believe I found a brachiopod fossil (pedicle valve). I'm hoping for some help identifying it more specifically - family, genus, or species? It was buried a few feet deep on an eroding, sandy hillside about 30 meters above sea level. The hill is about 2 kilometers from an inlet around the Puget Sound region of Washington state (glacial till). Please see attached photos. It looks like there might be other shells fossilized within the cavity. Please let me know if you need more info/different angle photos. Thank you in advance for any help!
  6. This article popped up on my news feed: https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/23/world/dinosaur-egg-fossils-extinction-scn/index.html The paper is apparently paywalled: https://www.pnas.org/doi/abs/10.1073/pnas.2211234119 It seems sensational to claim that dinosaur diversity was low based on analysis of some eggs in one location. I'd like to read the paper myself if someone has a way to access it. My first reactions: How representative are dinosaur egg fossils of dinosaur diversity? Is there taphonomic bias in this locality, which in this context speaks t
  7. fossilnewbie74

    ID please

    What is this? And why is it worth a lot? It measures 2.75 inches across (6.985 cm), and weighs 112 grams, or 3.97 ounces. It was found in the mountains in northern Arkansas. It has been suggested that it might be a Meekella, but it is far larger than the examples I have seen online. Can anyone identify this fossil? Thanks
  8. fossilhunter21

    Helix Leidyi

    From the album: Fossilhunter21's collection

    Species: Helix Leidyi Location Crawford, NE Date of discovery: 8/9/22
  9. fossilhunter21

    Helix Leidyi

    From the album: Fossilhunter21's collection

    Species: Helix Leidyi Location Crawford, NE Date of discovery: 8/9/22
  10. These were all found on Myrtle Beach over the last few months and I was just wondering what they were (obviously). They look like fragments of turtle shell but I'm not completely sure. I realize I should've used a lighter more even-colored lighting/background, but I hope these pictures will suffice. Thanks for any input. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
  11. Kirsten 79

    Can anyone tell me what this is

    Not sure what this is anyone know?
  12. Dianne19610

    Shell or fossil

    Than you in advance. My child picked this up on Pensacola Beach thinking it was a seashell. I just found it while washing off the bucket. Looks like a fossil of something to us but not sure. Any help would be appreciated
  13. Hello there! I made my way down to Myrtle beach SC and found a few interesting bits that I would love some help identifying. Thank you for any information in advance! First off we have this scale-like piece (actually no idea what this could be, I've never seen anything like it before): Then we have what I think might be a shard of some kind of mineralized shell fragment? This seems similar to some fossilized turtle shells I've found in the past. Lastly, what might be (really guessing here) a part of a sea robin skull? Please take that with a grain of
  14. Crane Hill, AL Carboniferous Thoughts about this textured layer of this rock? A few weeks ago, I realized this specimen was too fragile to be cleaned by a newbie. The surface looks sort of like pebbled leather, but it is extremely brittle. I put it in a box to explore later when I have learned how to clean something like this. Tonight, I came across a pic of megaloolithus in old thread about Dino eggs emphasizing texture. I realize my specimen is is not from the correct time period to be an egg shell of anything - but, it piqued my curiosity again. Din
  15. Calcium

    Went to the beach today

    So I’ve just come back from the Barack and clean up what I found (removed all sand and gunk) and I had come across some shells, unusual crystals (probably quartz) and a fossil leaf and stem imprint (for size the red shell is around the size of the average hand) If anyone has any info on any of these would be a big help
  16. SilurianSalamander


    Found among loads of agates and quartzite in a gravel bed. Looks like a snail shell to me. Thoughts?
  17. Hi everyone, my sister and I went out on walk at a local nature reserve this morning in the UK. With the weather being so hot recently, water levels have dropped in the ponds and the lake that are situated in the reserve. I found this shell sitting at the edge of a very hidden pond. It was NOT found in rock, it's very light weight, very fragile. Is it still a kind of fossil? Thanks guys
  18. cvi huang

    What is the name of this bivalve?

    Hi. From: "Törökmező" (Nagymaros, Hungary) with video Thank You
  19. Hello everyone, I'm Li, a D.Phil student doing history of art at Oxford Uni. I'm very passionate about collecting fossils because my late uncle is a great collector of fossils in China. But I'm a complete novice in this field. I just came back from my FIRST EVER 'fossil hunt' on the Isle of Wight. I found three 'interesting' fossils on Shanklin beach and Compton Bay. I found them when the tide was low (between 3 pm and 6 pm). I have asked some local experts to identify them. They are two wood fossils and one block of stone (sandstone?) containing prints of shells. Though they are
  20. Hi just wondering what this shell might be that is in the matrix of my Indonesian (Java) Meg tooth. @IsaacTheFossilManmight have an idea?
  21. FLRockHntr

    Fossil or Modern Oyster?

    So I’ve been out of commission for some time due to back surgery. Just starting to work my way back into my favorite hobby. While cutting the grass on my property I found a recently exposed chert outcropping. After doing a little digging I found these two shells that were in a small area along with some chert, chert with agatized coral, and some beautiful colored chert. I have a small freshwater creek that runs through my property and this was within maybe 20 feet of it. They look like fossils, but I’ve been wrong before. Thanks in advance and I look forward to starting to plan my next
  22. JurassicParkCarnotaurus

    Fossil shell imprints?

    Hey all! Found these in a pile of different rocks near my home in western NY. Pretty sure that they are not from here naturally but it is possible. Anyways I’m pretty sure that one of them is a shell imprint looks like spriffer or something similar but not sure about the other two. Also is the lump on the back of the darker rock anything? Thanks for the help!
  23. Djby

    Any idea with this?

    Hi guys, would anyone know what this may be? Looks shell like to me with the same pattern of dots going the length. Thanks
  24. Hi everyone this is Matt again. Take a look at these bivalves I found in the creek today. Here is a photo:
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