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  1. John619

    Cool find today

    Looking to see if anyone can tell me what I found. Big 1 looks to be solid quartz. The 2 small ones are as big as a finger.
  2. Nicole delacruz

    Just a couple crinoids

  3. Caving friend of mine took this incredible trilobite photo
  4. I believe might be a coral or sponge of some sort any ideas? Found around smithville Tennessee
  5. What kind of gastropod is this? Found in east Tennessee?
  6. Some fun finds here in Tennessee Devonian /Ordivician area. Just north of Hendersonville TN. Found in creeks, rivers, and streams.
  7. Can anyone identify? Spyroceras maybe?
  8. Some fun finds here in Tennessee Devonian /Ordivician area. Just north of Hendersonville TN. Found in creeks, rivers, and streams.
  9. I really almost dismissed it as a rock but second guessing. Could this be a shark tooth possibly? It was found along with crinoids and horn corals in a creek in Nashville area Tennessee
  10. SuperHumanHoodlum

    Found in dry riverbed in middle TN.

    Found this while hunting geodes in TN. Any thoughts?
  11. Thunderchunky

    Ammonite fragment?

    Hello, I recently found what I believe to be a fragment of an ammonite in some fossil rich dirt. It was found in middle Tennessee not too far from a creek. Thanks
  12. Brachiopods orthoceras crinoids all found right here in Hendersonville TN Sumner county just north of Nashville. Love to fossil hunt and see what I can find while imagining worlds of the past.
  13. Wonderful_Life

    Are these fossils?

    I recently took a trip up to a few localities of the Murray Shale of Blount County, Tennessee, which contains fossils of the early Cambrian period. I looked around in some of the loose shale on the ground to see if I could find a small brachiopod or hyolith (both of which are common to this locality). This was my first time going out and looking to see if I could find a fossil on my own. I took a few pictures of what I thought could possibly be fossiliferous material of some sort, but ultimately could not determine if what I found was indeed fossiliferous. Most of what I saw appeared to be fos
  14. Tonya Ross

    Is this possibly petrified wood?

    I found this while walking on the lake the other day and I was wondering if it was possibly petrified wood? I know this area is known for the Fort Loudon troops and the Cherokee Indians but I'm not sure of the history prior to that. Can someone please help me figure this out???
  15. Incognito Rockhound

    Trilobite ID

    Happy New Year from Nashville, Tennessee! I’ve been working through a piece of local limestone and I need some ID help please. All are approx 26 mm wide and 31 mm long. Thanks! Shauna
  16. Its been a long time since I last posted any finds, so I thought I'd show you folks what Ive been finding so far. Ive been out a lot this year, and have done quite a bit of exploring. I haven't taken pics of everything yet but Ill add to this as I do. This past summer I took a trip to west Tennessee to an exposure of the Coffee Sands, a Late Cretaceous formation. I was able to find the site, but unfortunately, I found no fossils there. Luckily there was an exposure of the Lower Devonian Birdsong Shale nearby! This site exposes the 'brachiopod zone' which is the bottom of the format
  17. This is about 38cm (14") in length. About 22 cm (9") circumference. Cross section is oval shaped about 5cm x 8cm (2" x 3") It weighs about 3.2 Kg (7 lb.) It feels very dense. The surface has pock-marks that look like they could be where leaf stems had attached at one point. The cross section doesn't have any features that I think look like vasculature. The paint on it happened because it sat on my father's fireplace for years and years, and it must've been dripped on during a repainting of the living room. My father and I found this on a Bo
  18. Ramona

    Horn Coral Cross Section?

    Since this large rock is filled with Bryozoan fossils, I went off in a search to study Bryozoans. I ended up back on this group, reading a post where Rockwood identified a photo as a Horn Coral cross section, and it looked very similar to what I have, LOL! So, I am sticking my neck out there and asking if this might be a cross section of Horn Coral? This is an edge of the large rock, so you are seeing two sides of it. (first shots are looking at it from the side, third photo is looking down from the top) I have photographed it from many angles and have studied it a lot. There seem to be s
  19. I had a chance to look for rocks in a new location today and WOO HOO, I found a huge rock that should keep me busy for a while! This baby is filled with tons of interesting things! I am going to start with just a couple of questions that I THINK I may know the answers to. Are these samples of a type of Fenestrate Bryozoan fossil? If not, maybe coral of some type? These were found at the base of a small mountain/hill in Pulaski, TN, where no fossil hunting has been done (yet!). If these are a type of Fenestrate Bryozoan, it looks like they have more of the structure intact than I am used to
  20. Bob Saunders

    Brachiopod

    We visited our son at the house he bought outside of Lafayette, Macon County, Tennessee, United States. This limestone with a nice brachiopod and a partially exposed one and others was sitting along the fire pit. No telling where it is actually from or who left it there, but it may well be a local find. Please tell me if I am correct on the type of pod? Richmondian (Upper Ordovician) strata in the Central Basin of Tennessee. Ordovician Period beginning 488.3 million years ago and ending 443.7 million years ago. 1 5/8" w 4.2 cm x 1 1/4 3.2 cm high Brachiopods- Rafinesquina ponde
  21. Attached are photos of a fossil rock my son found in the eastern TN mountains in May 2017. We had stopped near the top of amountain in the Clinch Mountain range and this was sitting in small wash pile on the side of the road (it had recently rained; I had been told by a UTK Paleobiology professor that the mountains around Bean Station and road cuts along highway 25E in that area might yield Ordovician fossils, as many would weather out and could be found lying on the ground). I believe that these are mostly trace fossils - fossil burrows or thalassinoides, along with some corals and brachiopod
  22. Kpitch

    Orthoceras I

    Hi! A recent walk in the woods resulted in the discovery of this nautiloid. I found it in Wilson County, TN which is Ordovician. I am super excited about this because we found it in the woods on the property where I grew up, which means I probably walked past it a million times, and it's 3D so it shows the the siphuncle, and the outside of the phragmocone. We did not have anything to measure it with but I would estimate it to be about 12cm (5in). So my questions are these: I think first verify what I think this is and what I see as I am new to this. I have looked around t
  23. DragonARandom

    Fossil Identification Needed

    I found this in the northern part of Sumner County Tennessee. I have looked everywhere for what it could be, but could not figure it out. It was found on a hill where there are many creeks nearby if that is useful. Although it does not show it, the lines are parallel to the outer part of the shell.
  24. Garden Man

    Can't tell is rock formation or rock

    Hello, I found this rock in a creek in the mountains of Tennessee and I kinda think its a fossil of a bone or tooth (?) But I'm not sure, could use help identifying,thanks.
  25. Kpitch

    Help with ID

    Hi! This fossil was found in Middle Tennessee. I have asked a few people what they think it is and their answers have been straight shelled cephalopod and internal structure of a belemnite (which is basically the same, isn’t it)? What do you think? If it is an internal structure of the belemnite, is it the phragmocone? Thank you for your help!
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