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  1. Lordhonkhonk

    Fossil Shell?

    Poked around my local neck of the woods in San Pedro, California, along the coast by Point Fermin didn't have much luck aside from this... I'm not even sure if it's just eroded or an actual fossil some help in that regard would be particularly appreciated! Oh I'm assuming that if it is a fossil it came from the Altamira Shale?
  2. Slow Walker

    Shell print in rock SD

    Found what appears to be a shell imprint in a rock. What made this shape? From Pierre shale SD
  3. Lewis_

    Crinoid, coral or shell?

    Is this a crinoid, coral or a shell? (Wales)
  4. Dmgs11

    Tooth, shell or bone?

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help identify if these are a tooth, bone or piece of a shell? Found off the Big Brook Preserve area in Monmouth county NJ Thank you!
  5. fossillissof

    Is this a shell fossil?

    Found these two shells while hiking in the Panoche foothills in CA. Not near the ocean so figured they could be fossils, yeah? They are around two inches (5cm?).
  6. Helen.Cornwell

    Is this even a fossil?

    I found this on the beach. It is heavy and looks like a fossil. Under close examination it looks like layers of gauze. Can you help?
  7. Amarykah

    What is this?

    I don’t think this is quite fossilized yet, and think it’s some type of shell but I don’t know. I find similar shell pieces on the beach but not with this weird bumpy swirl. Anyone know what it is? I can’t remember where I found it but it was definitely Florida. Thanks!
  8. Brandy Cole


    My mom and dad gave me a box of shells they found years ago in a central Texas creek. I believe it was around Williamson County, but not sure. This is the largest specimen. Measurements are in inches. Shells are an area I'm not very familiar with, but this one appears similar to examples of exogyra I found online. I'm hoping someone else can tell me more.
  9. fossilhuntr1

    Collection of Florida Pliocene Shells

    Anybody have any idea of the genus or species?
  10. Paolo997

    Big shell?

    Hi Forum, I'm asking you help to identify this speciment. Is it a big shell? or I am confusing a big portion of an ammonite? the piece is about 15cm. It was collected in the Omhden quarry (DE, next to the famous Holzmaden quarry) in the pictures you can find positive and negative plates Thanks a lot Paolo
  11. shellgeekchick

    Not in my books...

    I was at a sand bag station pile and found some goodies .... I think the rounded top cones on the bottom are Conus Carlottae- they show a very particular pattern under UV light and this is the 2nd time now finding these shells at this location. Wish I knew where the dirt came from....! Then we have this volute looking thing that I haven't seen before either ... anyone know what that is? On the left is what we would call a zigzag flat today...a deep water scallop that's top is flat and bottom is more deeply curved than a Calico. You can see the casting of th
  12. Hello there everyone! I found these in North Myrtle Beach, I think these are partial turtle shell fragments but would love a second opinion. Thanks in advance for any information!
  13. Alex BC

    Thick fragmented turtle shell?

    Hello there! Found this in North Myrtle beach, any idea as to if this is a turtle shell or some other kind of fossil (Or a rock)? Thanks for any information.
  14. Hello there everyone! I found this in North Myrtle Beach, any ideas as to what it is? It's got some porous parts which make me think bone but I have no clue. Thanks in advance for any information!
  15. Alex BC

    Second opinion for steinkern?

    Hello there! Found this walking the beaches in North Myrtle beach. I think it may be a steinkern but wanted to double check before I tossed it back to the sands. Thanks in advance!
  16. Slow Walker

    What fossil is this? SD Pierre shale

    Is this a fossil of some sort? There is like shells pieces on the sides. Sorry for poor pics was trying to beat night fall. About 1 ft long rock. Thanks
  17. I'm really new at this, but I'm really interested in this area Found at Anyer beach, Indonesia
  18. Neanderthal Shaman

    A new site and a nice gastropod

    The Lincoln Creek Formation exposure a half hour from my house was recently rendered inaccessible, so I've been looking for new areas by my house where I can find paleogene material. I read that the town of Vader, WA has some Cowlitz formation exposures, and sure enough I found some nice fossiliferous bluffs along Olequa creek. My trip was mostly just a scouting mission, but I did find a nice little Priscofusus cowlitzensis.
  19. I went on a recent fossil hunt in North Carolina looking for the cow branch formation. I found some fossils. It was a very quick stop, about an hour before I had to leave. I found what I believe is to be a footprint it reminds me of a tremnospondyl but it’s from the cow branch I believe. I also found some shells there, plant material, and pieces of what looked to be good footprint material but I wasn’t there long enough to fully examine. So here’s the finds from yesterday: Total haul: footprint in question: outline of footprint: What specie
  20. Kelly76

    Shell fossil

    Hi, we found this rock on a local beach where a cliff is being eroded. It had a small fossil pattern exposed on one edge. We’ve broken it open and found a shell of some sort. I would love help to identify it. New Zealand, South Island, West Coast thank you i don’t know how to reply to anyone! Sorry. I’ve put more detailed photos up but not sure if they’re helpful Also apologies that the rules say your hand shouldn’t be in the pics
  21. ChrisSarahRox

    Hoping this one brings up my average.

    This one was found near a small village called Palayas in Hidalgo County NM and from my research the areas age is from the Maastrichtian era. It is likely just a rock ( maybe calcite?) But worth the keep.
  22. ChrisSarahRox

    Any ideas?

    One of my absolute favorites found along the same walking trail here in Grant County NM. So I am hesitant to post it however my need to know supercedes my apprehension. I know what pareidolia tells me and thus far have been content with that astute involuntary observation from my brain but I feel I need to know something factual.
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