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  1. fossilhuntr1

    Venezuelan Gastropods

    They are from Isla Margarita, Venezuela. Anyone know what these are?
  2. hi everyone this is matt again take a look at this fossil I found in the creek with a ton of bits and pieces of shells in it here is a photo
  3. Hi everyone this is matt again today in the creek I found this neat snail fossil here is a few photos
  4. Hi everyone this is matt again today in the creek I found this very nice brachiopod fossil here is a photo
  5. Mike Thompson

    Info appreciated please

    Could anyone tell me a little about this please, I know very little about fossils but have not seen one with this hard shell piece on it.Many thanks in advance. Mike.
  6. HannahB


    i understand that most of these are likely bivalves (?) but i am wondering the age of them or any more info anyone has on them? found in north east uk (north yorkshire). i applied beeswax to the shells exposed so they’re easily seen
  7. RCD

    Weird backyard find

    Okay, when I say backyard, actually a creek bed just over the backyard fence. The creek is a main drainage of the Northwest flanks of Mt. Diablo in the SF Bay Area, CA, USA. Every winter rocks and boulders wash down the creek, so I cannot know the specific geological time zone, but we've found other fossils here (future posts coming). Looks like it could be fossil to me, and my imagination leads to thoughts of maybe fish? or mollusk? Figured it'd be worth a shot posting this up to see if anyone sees something identifiable. Thanks in advance! RCD
  8. fossilhuntr1

    Florida Pliocene Gastropods

    Anybody know what these are?
  9. Anyone know the species or genus of these?
  10. fossilhuntr1

    Florida Pliocene Gastropod

    Anyone know what this is?
  11. Looking for some help on this shell specimen. It was part of a large rock and mineral collection I acquired not long ago but unlike the rocks and minerals this was not labeled, so I have no location info to offer. Thx in advance.
  12. Hello, I found this on a stroll near a rocky shore in Salem, Massachusetts. My questions: Are these simple shell fossils? or possibly vertabrae? any ideas on the minimum age? (how long it would take to turn into this) or the likely age? This is approximately 5.08 cm (2 inches) at its widest. It was found at surface level among many other rocks near a fairly well traveled tourist(y) spot. I realize this is probably overkill for what is almost assuredly a very common thing but I still find the little rock interesting.
  13. Finder76

    What's my fossil?

    I found this shell fossil in a creek located in Northeast Georgia. Can anyone tell what kind and how old it is? Is it common, rare or unusual? Any info would be awesome! Thank you.
  14. Hi. This fossil was found in the high desert east of Bend, Oregon, but is not likely from this area. Most of the fossils in this area are wood…I’ve never heard of anyone finding a shell. I found it placed next to a trail that is used daily by many people. I have no idea who left it or where it is from. The only photos I have found online that looked close were for a couple of New Zealand keyhole limpet fossils which were documented in the 1970’s. The fossil has a hole in it that looks similar to a keyhole, but is partially filled in and not visible from the inside of th
  15. Hi everyone this is Matt again. Today in the creek, I found this very nice brachiopod fossil. Here is a photo :
  16. Nick J

    Florida parking lot

    New to fossil collecting, generally stick to shark teeth but not having a ton of luck on our current trip to St. Augistine Florida. While walking around we found a gravel parking lot with white chalky "rocks" that look to have shells embedded in them. There are also a small amount of loose shells mixed in the gravel. Are these fossils or modern? Nick
  17. Hello all, I am new to this forum and found it trying to identify something interesting I found at Folly beach this weekend, glad I stumbled on this page it is awesome. Any ideas on what this could be?? Thanks in advance.
  18. So I went to a new site nearby me where I heard there were shark teeth and while I didn't find any shark teeth I found flint(?) fossils, that, unlike my previous flint(?) fossils, which I believe were deposited by glaciers, I think these ones are native to where I found them, which is an old mine overburden pile (the rock above the ore they're mining for), my evidence for this was the presence of many iron rich rocks that was in the same pile, pictured I have what I believe is botryoidal hematite, which hematite is what they mine here. Also the fossils in these new specimens are different to
  19. Or just a rock and some shells? Many of the shell imprints are shiny/pearlescent. Found on Lake Erie shore Erie, Pa. Thank you!
  20. Hey guys, I came across this “oviraptor egg” and was tempted to buy it. However, it is being sold very cheap and is from China, where a lot of faux fossils are made. Would anyone know whether this is real? Thanks
  21. Hi everyone this is mat again I wanted to show everyone this nice brachiopod shell fossil I found in the creek today on the first fossil hunt of this year here is 2 photos
  22. I_gotta_rock

    Fused Oysters

    From the album: Delaware Fossils

    Two Exogyra cancellata shells from the Cretaceous spoils of Reedy Point, Delaware. Although Exogyras typically detached themselves from their anchorage while still very small - about 2-3 cm - these two animals continued to live and grow together. The lower valve is about 10 cm on the long axis.
  23. Hello everyone, I went to a fossil deposit in Solnhofen, Germany a few years ago. I never got all of my finds IDed however. I would appreciate your help if you have time. Thanks for your intrest, -AnyArthropod
  24. FF7_Yuffie

    Turtle shell?

    Hi, this was in my batch of eggshell. Quite unusual. I am wondering if it could actually be a small bit of Turtle shell? It doesnt look like any bit of eggshell Ive seen yet. It is tiny, so I hope the photos are good enough. Thanks
  25. freerangetraveler

    North Texas Hunt

    Hello all Apologies in advance for the newbie questions… As mentioned, I’m new to Fossil hunting (today was my first trip) and I found a few things I’d like some help identifying (species and possible age). I would love to get your thoughts on these finds as well as any helpful tips/tricks for hunting and cleaning fossils.. Cheers!
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