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  1. Darwin0601

    Curious for more information

    My parents were gifted this piece years ago and now that is has passed to me, I was curious to find out details. I see gastropods and a shell. The piece is almost a foot long with a bright green felt attachment on the back. Unsure if they received it in Australia or in America. Any other information or feedback is greatly appreciated.
  2. 29ford

    Shell ID and age

    Hello everyone I need help IDing these shells and more importantly the age. I have had these for 25-26 years, I got them when I worked offshore the Gaviota coast California about 7 miles and they came from about 3-4 thousand feet deep into the formation (maybe deeper, I cant remember its been so long ). They have to be millions of years old, the water depth there is 1000 feet and like I mentioned earlier they come up from 3-4 thousand feet deep into the formation., Thank you
  3. Hi all! Found this fossil in my garden, in northern Illinois. I was also wondering how old it is too. Thanks a ton :)
  4. fossilhuntr1

    Venezuelan Gastropods

    They are from Isla Margarita, Venezuela. Anyone know what these are?
  5. These are some finds of mine made on the Yorkshire coastline... It would be truly spectacular to have very specific identifications for all of them - and even the ones that 'just' turn out to be regular stones and rocks! Regarding most, I think they're quite fragmentary... Key: 1-9 = Everything up to the first Ammonite 10-18 = Ammonite material? 19-26 = Alternative shells 27-29 = 'Olympus Mons'/multilayered rocks 30-35 = Other
  6. pachy-pleuro-whatnot-odon

    Preservation of colour in fossil shells

    Hi all, Some time ago I found this shell in (what I believe to be) the French Upper Muschelkalk (Triassic). Now I'm not into shells myself, but to judge from the remains of operculum on the underside of it, the specimen concerns an oyster. Most strikingly, however, the shell has a pattern of darker-coloured lines that do not correspond to any three-dimensional/elevational differences on the shell surface - which is, in fact, entirely flat. I haven't seen this on a fossil shell before. Now when doing a Google search for my response on whether it would be possible for cru
  7. If someone knows the common or scientific name of this shell embedded in the rock or the other ones, please let me know. Thanks.
  8. RCD

    Spirally shell fossils

    Would love to know the species of these spirally shell fossils. I think they are from the late Miocene but not sure. I'm also curious if the oblong rock intrusions in the first pic might be fossils as well? The location is the East Bay Hills in between the San Francisco Bay area and the Central Valley of California, USA. Thanks!!!
  9. fossilhuntr1

    Florida Pliocene Gastropods

    Anybody know what these are?
  10. On my way to Sanibel today I decided to jog left a bit, and drive thru Sarasota looking for any construction sites that may have fossil shells. I came across one that looked promising. There were a couple workers who allowed me to do a little collecting. I only spent about 20 minutes there since I wanted to get my wife to get to the condo we were staying at. While collecting, I walked around the shoreline of a small retention pond and saw this little guy. This crocodile was only about 5 feet long and was enjoying the water. Here are a couple pi
  11. Anyone know the species or genus of these?
  12. fossilhuntr1

    Florida Pliocene Gastropod

    Anyone know what this is?
  13. Frightmares

    Casey Key, FL Finds

    Took a day trip down to Casey Key, FL near Venice Beach. Found lots of small shark and ray teeth and some really nice shells.
  14. Hey guys! I headed out in Venice, Florida this weekend for the first time ever and went scuba diving for shark teeth. This was my first real trip looking for shark teeth and it was an amazing time. I went for a 3 dive trip but due to weather we only got two of the three dives for the day unfortunately. Although it was cut kinda short I had an amazing trip. I found 7 full Megalodon teeth and 14 frags of Megalodon teeth. My biggest being exactly 4" which I am still ecstatic for finding. I found a handful of other miscellaneous shark teeth and honestly I could of found hundreds and hu
  15. I was lucky the last time out and found a 36" piece of a near shore sea floor. Most of it looks like this, a mixture of shells, shell fragments, and casts. Would you remove the good stuff or leave it as is?
  16. Found this specimen on the beach in Lewes, Delaware (USA). Small iridescent shells and other shell shards throughout. It is about 4cm long at its widest point. Recently read about regurgitates and this looked similar. Anyone know what I have here?
  17. subsonicdrone

    a few finds from near marie curtis

    i went out to the west end to get a hand drill for rock and while i was out there i figured i would stop by the lakeshore i havent been there in years, last time i was there was for a great day of surfing. really nice waves that day anyhow i had a successful hunt and found some neat stuff which i do not see at my regular beach in the east end i also met a nice lady who was hunting for fossils and beach glass as well we had a nice chat about lake superior
  18. subsonicdrone

    fluorescent fossil shells under uv light

    i have been meaning to photograph this rock for a while and finally got around to it i should have taken the uv filter off the lens but you can still see the yellow and orange fluorescence the little blue bits are dust
  19. Hello all, Last Saturday our geology club went on a field trip to the Breckweg limestone quarry in Rheine, Germany. Although my main interest lies with minerals, I found a nice fossil. I have been trying to identify it, but unfortunately without any succes. I hope you can help me out. According to the information I received, the limestone found at the quarry is from the Cenomanian. Thanks in advance!
  20. Volksburgs

    Oregon Coast trip finds.

    We got back recently from a trip to the Oregon coast. We went fossil hunting a bit north of Newport. Here are a few of our finds. We have never hunted on the coast for fossils. It was in very soft matrix and they were loaded with small concretions. We brought a bunch home and cracked them open and found many had shells.
  21. kodpkd

    Treasures found today

    Found today in NE Colorado. The bottom 5 are shells, a large petrified wood, not sure if one is a point.
  22. diginupbones

    Fossilized seashells?

    I have little to no experience with invertebrates so I was hoping to get a little info from the experts here. I recently rescued these and some other items from going into the dumpster. The only information I have on them is that they were from a collection of an avid fossil hunter who lived in the South Dakota Nebraska area and passed away many years ago. I have quite a few more of these shells with a couple of them being encased in some hard matrix that I will post later in another thread. There was also a big chunk of hash plate with them.
  23. FF7_Yuffie

    A Taiwan fossil hunt

    Hello, So after yesterdays unsuccessful hunt and cut short because of rain. Headed south today. Plan was to go looking for crabs, but luck let me down again-- river too dangerous. So went for shells and sea urchins instead. Beautiful place, but I didn't take photos because I left my phone in the car because we had to wade (lucky I did. I slipped and ended up hip deep) Lots of the rocks had various shell fossils. There was one big rock with about a dozen big , almost complete scallop fossils. I left it as is. Would have been nice to have one, but didnt feel r
  24. Currently away from home on a work trip but that has allowed me to explore the silt stone laid down by Lake Manuherikia in the Otago region of New Zealand. The period is early to mid Miocene (16-19 million years). I have spent the last couple of evenings searching sites for fossil leaves or anything else I can find. FYI the bottle cap is for scale. I have nothing else with me but I figure most bottle caps are the same the world over. The above is part of a large palm frond. Hyridella shells above in matrix.
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