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  1. In 1995 (long ago...) a friend of mine and me digged at a highway-constructionsite in nw-germany. It was the Highway Nr. 2 between Gelsenkirchen and Gladbeck in famous Ruhrgebiet-Area. The construction site opens at a lenght of 3 km sandy sediments from middle Santonian, Zone of Uintacrinus socialis. We really found a lot..., beach sediments with everything from plants over echinoderms up to vertebrate fossils (some lang-living ones...), and stored it. Till now. Some weeks ago I started to clean, glue, sort..., to write a paper about it. Hope to finish in 2025, lot of work... I go to show piec
  2. Hello everyone, I just came back from a short trip to Florida to visit some relatives who recently moved out there. I knew very little about fossil hunting in Florida but with the generous help of a number of forum members got to learn a lot. On one of the days while visiting, we decided to visit Venice. While there I did end up picking up some tiny shark and ray teeth, interesting modern shells but nothing particularly special, once we got off the beach, though, I noticed a pile of shell material in sandy matrix near the parking lot I initially thought it was just the same modern st
  3. Robert Halvorson

    Fossil identification

    Hello fellow members this is all brand new to me this is the first fossil I've ever found and I found it in my yard digging a foundation to put a waterfall in. Anyway if anybody can help me out on what I have here it would deeply be appreciated I'm hooked LOL
  4. Robert Halvorson

    Fossil identification

    I just want to apologize to everybody about my previous post this is all new to me so it's going to take me a minute my location is central Pennsylvania is where the fossil was found and again hello everybody it's great to be here have a great evening
  5. Vopros

    What it is?

    Hi here is a rock from a beach in California. As you see it has lots of fossil shells and something else that is much bigger than shells. What is this something else? It is a microscopic image.
  6. Brandy Cole

    Fossil Hash Shells?

    From time to time, I find these rocks in the river that look like they have many small shells and fragments embedded in them. Unfortunately, mostly what I know is Pleistocene, so it's hard for me to make anything out of them. This one I found a couple of weeks ago seemed particularly busy. Would love it if someone could tell me more. @JohnJ @Jared C
  7. Azhalt

    Mexico Shell

    My husband and I found this guy while searching for shells on our cruise to Mexico. We need help with the ID. TIA.
  8. tekknoir

    Tiny, partial brachiopod imprint?

    Yay or nay? 13mm by 7mm stone, imprint itself is only 6mm by 3mm. Found in Doña Ana county, New Mexico.
  9. Hello again everyone, I received an old collection from a married couple who weren't interested in it anymore. Some of the items were purchased in 1905! They got them from the man's father who was Dutch. Unfortunately, many of the fossils did not come with their labels, and the labels I do have are written in Dutch, and in cursive... I would be grateful for any useful information you can provide (id's, locations, ages, etc.). If the photos aren't clear enough just tell me the number so that I can send a better image. 1.Lots of these brachiopods
  10. fossilhuntr1

    Collection of Florida Pliocene Shells

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

    Shells ID

    Hi Forum, i'd like to ask you identification of these shells from omhden quarry. I'll try to guess by myself using the Holzmaden Museum speciments photos i took when i visit it as reference, maybe i can get some of them good 1. Pseudomytiloides dubius 2. Pseudomytiloides dubius 3. Pseudomytiloides dubius 4. Plagiostoma punctatum 5. Pseudomytiloides dubius 6. Ammonite apticus (cornaptychus sanguinolarius) Thanks a lot Paolo
  12. 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
  13. joaoarguello3

    help with identifying these shells

    Hello everyone, I need you again. Today I bought some fossils, as a gift the seller sent me a shell (I don't know if they are brachiopods or bivalves). I asked him where they were from, and he told me that they were from Costa Rica, from a place called Puntarenas, but I looked up information on PBDB Navigator and there is no fossil site in that specific place (although there are two places nearby that date from the Eocene). . Could someone give me more information? I leave some images
  14. Mart1980

    Shells Eben-Emael (Marnebel)

    Last weekend I was busy helping my daughter to prepare shells from the pieces of stone that come from the quarry of Eben-Emael (Marnebel). This is the first time prepping for her, I think (but dads are not objective) she succeeded. The aim was to let them rest partly on the stone. Because this is not my area of interest, I gave them to her. Now that they are prepared I regret . But if it sparks her interest in fossils, I'll gladly part with them! Who can help her identify the shells? We took some pictures of her most beautiful pieces together. Number 1
  15. ChrisSarahRox


    Found in Hidalgo County NM on the surface, thanks for the help.
  16. FossilArtwork

    North Texas (Midlothian) Finds

    Found these in Midlothian, TX (North Texas) in 1 small area. #1 and #2 I'm most interested in identifying. Thanks in advance for those smarter than me who can easily identify these.
  17. I am going to take my 9 years old son to California in mid February for a week. We plan to collect shark tooth at Ernst Quarries and we also want to collect other fossils along the coast from San Francisco to LA. I did many research and found a few sites that we really want to go. Bean Creek at Scotts Valley for sand dollar, Capitola Beach for shells and maybe whale bone, Carmel valley for crab, and Jalama Beach for fish. I did more research and found out that the Bean Creek location is off limit now. I would like to ask if the other places still ok. We will fly to LA and driv
  18. GreatHoatzin

    Cleaning of Fossil Shells

    I have had this hunk of rock from Manitoulin Island for quite some time now, but I have never attempted to really clean it before. Does anyone have any tips for cleaning the fossils, but leaving them in the rock? I would just like to be able to analyze them more closely. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
  19. Slwisdom

    Creek near Austin

    Hi was wanting help to know if this thing I found is. An actual shark tooth, found near Austin.
  20. mr fossil

    Fossil ID shells

    Hello! I found these shells in a Paleogene area near Khurais, Saudi Arabia and I was wondering if these species could confirm that they are truly Paleogene aged. I was also wondering why they look rusty colored. thank you for your time!
  21. RockHound022

    Found on the beach in North Carolina

    I found this rock with a shell imprint on the beach in North Carolina. I have searched around on the Internet but I’ve not been able to find anything quite like it. I find it interesting because it appears to not only be the imprint of a conical shell but a cross-section of the shell itself because of the sharp contrasted color and outlines. Although it appears black in the picture the rock is actually a deep brown color and was clearly once very jagged but has been smoothed. Any help identifying the rock and the shell would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  22. My son and I realized that we hadn’t been fossil hunting nearly as much as last year. Last year we found a quite a few interesting finds in the creeks of central Texas. We decided to jump back into hunting this week with a few expeditions. I hear there's a few super-hunters lurking Austin so Jack and I decided to see if the early bird can get the worm. We headed to a new spot around Austin, Texas at 4pm with a temperature of 104 (40 degrees). (Fortunately I was able to fool my son into carrying the heavy backpack.) I like this spot because it’s cretaceous and I’m always hopeful of
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. Hi all! Found this fossil in my garden, in northern Illinois. I was also wondering how old it is too. Thanks a ton :)
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