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A shell of some sort
niclasf posted a topic in Fossil IDHi, very new here but hoping to learn. So if anyone how tips on resources to help me identify spices and get a grasp on the timescale, reading geological maps I'd be thankful. Found this at Varmlandsryggen (Karlstadtoppen), West Spitsbergen. Its from my understanding a fold-thrust belt. From paleozoic-mesozoic era (I know big chunk of time, but still figuring out the timescale and maps) In the area are also lots of corals. Living in Svalbard, so hoping to learn here and also share a growing gallery of fossils from here. Size is about 4 cm
marine Upper Permian of Svalbard - I can’t even ID it to phylum!
David Cothran posted a topic in Fossil IDIn a typical Permian (I’m fairly sure) marine trash slab with brachiopods and bryozoans. I don’t have a good scale card handy, but the last image shows the slab with a metric ruler. The specimen in the first image is visible at the top of the slab and it is representative size, ie. 0.8-1cm width/diameter and 2-5cm length. Thanks for any help - I’m very curious about this one.
Leaf fossil from Svalbard
gen posted a topic in Fossil IDHi all, would appreciate some help identifying these plants from Svalbard, near Longyearbyen. To my understanding they are from a rock layer about 40 million years old. Thanks, Jay #1
Dinosaur Skin Inprint?
dresch posted a topic in Fossil IDHallo, Does anyone know what this might be? I am hoping for a dinosaur skin inprint. :-) This was found on Svalbard on a spot where I also found bones from Plesiosaurs and Ichthyosaur. I am grateful for any help. Thanks! /Malin
Svalbard Find (Fossil? Mineral? Bone? Meteorite?)
stretchy54 posted a topic in Fossil IDMy son returned from Svalbard (400 miles N of Norway) last month and today he presented me with this "rock", and asked me if it was a fossil. He said he found it along a mixed field of glacial morraine, in one of the rare non-protected areas where rock hunting is permitted, close to Longyearbyen in Spitzbergen. He mentioned that there were no other "rocks" similar to this in the area he explored. The "rock" measures 3 1/4" wide, 2" long, and 1" thick and is rather hefty at 0.6 pounds. The hexagon pattern and the very smooth sides are quite unexpected to me. At first glance I thought some k
Triassic Trace Fossils In The Arctic - Svalbard
ERK posted a topic in Fossil IDHi everyone ! Just discovered this forum and thought I should give it a go regarding identifying some trace fossils. I am currently working with the sedimentology of the Upper Triassic on Svalbard and in the Norwegian Barents Sea. Several trace fossils has been observed in the field and it would of course help a lot to identify them when it comes to the sedimentological interpretation. So, feel free to comment. - Picture 1 shows a vertical 'tube' burrow in a heterolithic setting (mud + sand). The preliminary interpretation is that it was deposited in the offshore-transition zone. Could also