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  1. cl8n

    Devonian placoderm?

    Hi all! I pulled this fossil out of Red Hill, a Devonian site in central Pennsylvania. I thought it looks like it could possibly be part of a placoderm but I’d love to get some help with further identification. Thanks in advance!
  2. Righteous

    Sandy Siltstone Plate

    This plate was in with a bunch of other fern fossils I picked up. What all can you tell me you see in it please.
  3. The other day I posted trilobite pics in this ID page thread I just used a beat up drywall saw to cut the section with the trilo out of the slab, then tried to "split" the whacked at the rest of it hoping for more. The siltstone (noncalcareous dolomite maybe?) was so soft it just crumbled. I tried tapping around the edges, which just sort of mashed in, and also tried a chisel, which just took off crumbly flakes (and I wish that was as easy when I try to nap flint). I knew if I found another specimen I'd destroy it trying to get at it, but went for it anyway as a technique-lear
  4. Not counting lits bits and piece, finally found my first trilobite. It goes to show that you can find fossils in unexpected places, too. I was waiting to meet a friend and was just kicking over rocks in a misc (man made) rubble heap on the edge of town. Then this fragile soft siltstone broke apart badly, right across this beauty. I have no idea what formation it's from, and since its a junk pile along an abandoned RR I can't say for sure that's even from the county (Hollidaysburg, Blair County, PA, USA). About all I can say is it failed the fizz test, and there is a lot of parallel colo
  5. Hi everyone, Once upon a time, I was a young college student at UF whose favorite hobby was spending hours trudging through swamps and up and down creekbeds in search of gravel beds and limestone banks. There were no other types of stone worth noting, so every stone was either limestone or imported. Fossils might not always have been easy to find, but when you did find them they generally were sturdy things that were practically falling out soft limestone or clay. My tools were a hand spade and a homemade screen in a wooden frame, that's it. Fast forward a decade (or tw
  6. This was a prep I've last year, but for some reason I've never posted it on the forum. So I thought I might change that. Last year I was fortunate enough to take a visit to the Ernst Quarries and dig for some shark teeth. Although most of the fossil I've taken home are either bones, four partial regular-sized teeth, and mostly tiny partials (some of which I accidentally damaged while digging ), the biggest find of the day was this large Cosmopolitodus hastalis tooth with its crown partially sticking out of the matrix. When Rob noticed the tooth, he initially estimated it to be ~2 i
  7. sTamprockcoin

    Formation Id help

    I'm having a hard time figuring out the formation of the fossils I found today. The layer is about 4 feet wide. Fresh it appears to be a gray shale. It weathers quickly to a buff very soft siltstone with pale purple swirls. Some fractures show a colorful (red, orange, yellow, black, brown) iron staining. The PA geologic survey map for Altoona marks this as a Brailler formation area but that formation's description doesn't seem to fit what I found. Does this description sound familiar to anyone? If pics would help I can take some tommorow.
  8. Trickworm

    Some kind of trace fossil?

    Hello all, I found this piece about a couple months ago while searching for dinosaur prints in cretaceous siltstone. I'm not sure what it is, it is raised and could potentially be some type of depositional feature or erosion pattern. What do you think?
  9. joceybird

    Tubular Fossils?

    I found these hunting for arrowheads in northern Upshur County. They were on the surface downhill from a knoll after recent rainfall. It's a sandy "red dirt" area, with what I think are some scattered hematite and sandstone or siltstone rocks and pieces. Are they fossils? I'm new to fossil and rock hunting. This is my first post
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