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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. ChrisSarahRox


    Found in Hidalgo County NM on the surface, thanks for the help.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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!
  9. Slwisdom

    Creek near Austin

    Hi was wanting help to know if this thing I found is. An actual shark tooth, found near Austin.
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. Hi all! Found this fossil in my garden, in northern Illinois. I was also wondering how old it is too. Thanks a ton :)
  16. fossilhuntr1

    Venezuelan Gastropods

    They are from Isla Margarita, Venezuela. Anyone know what these are?
  17. 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
  18. If someone knows the common or scientific name of this shell embedded in the rock or the other ones, please let me know. Thanks.
  19. 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!!!
  20. fossilhuntr1

    Florida Pliocene Gastropods

    Anybody know what these are?
  21. 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
  22. Anyone know the species or genus of these?
  23. fossilhuntr1

    Florida Pliocene Gastropod

    Anyone know what this is?
  24. 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.
  25. 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
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