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starting to look for Micro fossils in the Pittsburg Bluff Formation - what is this?
OregonFossil posted a topic in Micro-paleontologyI've looked at a lot of sediment now and I just found this. It is a perfect sphere and semi-clear. Hard but perfectly round. Don't think it's a microfossil, but anyone have a guess as to what it is? It was inside a 3 x 6" piece of the formation. Image about 4-500X. Object cannot be seen with naked eye.
Please help identify
NikkiDyess posted a topic in Fossil IDI found this circular stone type rock in my yard in mississippi. We have a small creek behind our house and we tend to find different rocks there.
UK Convex Spherical Structure (marine)
IsaacTheFossilMan posted a topic in Fossil IDHeya! This is a spherical convex structure found in the South of the England. Unfortunately, as I found it when I was very little, I cannot seem to recall the exact location, and, thus, the age. Originally, as a child, I crudely assumed it to be a mushroom... Ah, the wonders of child's minds... More recently, I conducted a study upon it, and, due to the septa and mouth-like crystalline structure at the top, I identified it as a polyp cup of a Rugosa coral. However, I am still unsure as to what it is. Any input would be greatly appreciated, cheers!
Just a concretion?
Top Trilo posted a topic in Fossil IDI know this is a concretion (found in Colorado) but fossils can sometimes be in concretions. I thought it looked interesting so I decided to ask about it here. Correct me if I’m wrong but the outside looks like sandstone, what could the inside be?
Think you found an egg? Read this first! Dinosaur Egg Guide- Basic
CBchiefski posted a topic in Fossil IDThe Basic Dinosaur Egg Guide Many people often mistake a concretion for an egg, to help clarify what is a concretion, and what is a real egg, here is a guide. A quick overview with examples: How to spot a concretion: How are they different from eggs? A concretion is a rather common rock made of tightly compressed minerals. Typically, concretions are a smooth sphere or oval with little to no surface texture or just a few bumps. Often nearly a perfect sphere, sometimes more of an oval. In a concretion, there
jjkramer posted a topic in Fossil IDStrange round rocks here in Elgin, TX. I just joined yesterday and trying to figure out how to post here. Thanks for having me. I've found so much cool stuff here since arriving from VA in2018. #rocknerdsrock
Advanced Dinosaur Egg Guide
CBchiefski posted a topic in Fossil IDThe Advanced Dinosaur Egg Guide Please share this with those who have egg questions. When possible, technical terms were avoided or defined. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, but it is always important to do your own research. This guide is merely a snapshot of information taken from many scientific publications. I am not an expert on eggs, rather I just love sharing what little I have learned over the years, what science has learned over the years. For an overview on how to spot a fossilized dinosaur egg and the sizes of eggs, see the basic guide:
cat1 posted a topic in Fossil IDWhat is this? Perfectly round. Thanks
Unknown sea sphere
Gary OB posted a topic in Fossil IDFound this strange rock on a beach in Kent UK about 10 years ago, its about the size of an apple and is very heavy. Does anybody have any clue what it could be please.
Recent Acquisitions, Lots Of Brachiopods- I Can't Id Any Of Them
Pachyrhinosaurus posted a topic in Fossil IDI was wondering if anyone could ID these fossils. I bought them yesterday at a flea market. First one is not a fossil. I don't have any extra information on it at all. These brachiopods were suppodedly collected in PA. I'm not very knowledgable on brachiopods so I was wondering if anyone could confirm this. I was also told they were the insides or as he said it- 'guts'. I was told that this is a piece of plant. No info on location but it does have impressions of a gastropod and bivalve in the matrix. Can't say much about this one other
Looks Like A Musket Ball, Feels Like A Fossil.
ScotHibb posted a topic in Questions & AnswersHi. I am a bit of a rock hound, but living in a 185yo historic house in NJ I have become quite interested in historic items, and have unearthed many such objects in our yard over the years, including fossils. However, a picture uploaded to another Q&A thread caught my interest (via google search) as I found a very similar "ball" while digging for yellow ware near an old outhouse in PA close to the Ohio border. This metallic rusty-looking ball seems too light to be solid metal, definitely NOT lead. The feel in the hand of a geode or possibly a somewhat hollow metal/mineral, however I don'