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JD1969 posted a topic in Fossil IDFound this one in northern AZ. Couldn't find anything that resembles this online. Anyone have an idea?
Is this a shellfish fossil?
June P posted a topic in Fossil IDI think I’ve posted before in the wrong area…hoping this is reaching y’all: found this in Bexar County San Antonio, Texas in my neighborhood which is new construction. In this area I’ve found a lot of petrified trees and other types of possible water creatures. I’ll attach those pics since I may have posted them in the wrong discussion area.. this looks like a shell of some sort and has beautiful little crystals in the ‘valleys’ of the sunburst pattern..
Mystery Bridge Ballast yields lots of fossils
markjw posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsThese are mysterious to me...presumably younger than the local Ordovician rock. I don't know if they are perhaps Devonian. Unfamiliar. The original source was under the QEW highway in Oakville, Ontario. I was lucky to discover the same type of rocks used for a promenade in front of some luxury residences. There are corals, brachiopods, bivalves, trilobites, and various colony creatures. Little Freddy the parrotlet advised on photography issues.
Yorktown Formation ID
msomma12 posted a topic in Fossil IDTwo species from the Yorktown Formation along the James River in Virginia that I cannot identify. One a coral (if not genus name, family?) and the other what I presume to be part of a bivalve. Both are very common yet I cannot find them in any references. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
First self-liberated (By me) fossil. Shellfish. Scallop?
MrR posted a topic in Fossil IDGreetings, TFF crew. I seriously doubt that there's any great mystery to what this fossil is, but since it's my first self-liberated fossil, I decided to post. I'd go out on a limb and say that it's some type of miocene scallop. I was driving through a local canyon, not far from the now forbidden zone in Old Topanga, when I spotted a decent sized piece of sandstone between the road and the crumbling hillside. I had my GF go out and grab it while I kept it safe with other cars. We could see what looked like the wavy edges of a scallop at the outside of the sandstone. There are still
Lake Erie fossil
MarkTurch posted a topic in Fossil IDFirst time finding a fossil as my two sons and me were walking along Lake Erie, east of Cleveland. I don’t have any ideas on what it is officially called and how old it is. Any info would be awesome! Thank you!
brireine posted a topic in Fossil IDFound in Guernsey, Wyoming area. Shake rock. About 1 inch long. If you notice, in the rock within the fossil has small line imprints. Assuming a crayfish, but is incomplete. Also on the same chunk of rock, a small (not even a centimeter) fossil that appears to have rings. Possible shell? Rock has tiny fragments of same red fossil scattered on it.
South Texas Upper Cretaceous Shellfish
CraigHyatt posted a topic in Fossil IDFound near Eagle Pass just lying on the ground. According to maps, this region is upper cretaceous. This is a construction site, so the layers may be mixed. The upper layers are hard sandstone, middle are soft sandstone and beach sand, lower layers are mixed hard and soft shale and grey clay. I don't know which layer this specimen came from. The specimen appears to be in two halves. The photos show the specimen as I found it and with the halves separated. Some shell material is visible around the inner concretion. The closest modern equivalent to my eye would be an oyster. It's about
Firstitme At Kinney Brick Quarry New Mexico
larry739 posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsI found out about the Kinney Brick Quarry here on the fossil forum and decided to go check it out. From a paper I found on the internet I got a map showing where it is and dove over first thing this morning. When I arrived I stopped up high and was looking around when Bill saundered up and warned me no to hang out under ths cliffs ans the big boulders fall all the time and I could be killed. He suggested I come down to the shelf they have uncovered ad meet his associates. I did and I was blown away. This is a commercial operation and they are taking the heavy duty approach to excavating a