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  1. Hi everyone, I was walking by the riverbank of the Thames in London during a low tide and on the sand I found this tooth-shaped stone, to be honest it doesn't feel like a stone but more wood as it's very lightweight. It's about 7.5/8 cm long and the texture inside it on the top end makes me think about a bone. I'll leave it to you thanks in advance.
  2. I recently found this rather good (for the area) and rare goniatite, probably Girtyoceras sp. The innermost half of the living chamber has a mass of small rods which a few knowledgeable friends have suggested are faecal pellets from something that took up residence. It's in an ironstone nodule from a Brigantian (U. Mississippian) shale in Co. Durham, N.E. England. Fairly shallow water, with a diverse fauna of brachiopods, bivalves, bryozoa, small corals, crinoids etc., often broken up. I haven't seen any arthropods apart from small Paladin trilobites which are quite
  3. JamieLynn

    A Fossil A Day.....

    A Fossil A Day....keeps the blues away! Or something like that... I started an Instragram account (jamielynnfossilquest) and am posting a fossil a day, so I figured I should do that on here, to REAL fossil enthusiasts! I'm a few days behind, so I will start out with a few more than one a day but then it will settle down to One Fossil (but I will admit, I'll probably miss a few days, but I'll double up or whatever.) I'll start with Texas Pennsylvanian era, but will branch out to other locations and time periods, so expect a little of everything! So enjoy A Fossil A Day! Texas
  4. "Europe's 'largest ever' land dinosaur found on Isle of Wight" https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-61743759
  5. Hi, I wonder if any of you nice people could hazard a guess at what this is, I found it poking out of the mud at Skipsea in the UK the fossil itself is just over 1 inch long. Thanks in advance Darren
  6. Hi all. Took another trip to our closest site yesterday - a Carboniferous marine deposit on the shores of the Firth of Forth, Scotland. Amongst the usual Bivalves and more familiar shapes (which I may need to ask about on here at some point - as I have only the wildest guess of what they actually are) we found the below. It looks for all the world like a coarsely textured skin of small scales. I'm aware that soft tissue preservation is incredibly rare, so am dubious - but I don't know what else it might be. Anyone able to help? Nb. I haven't done any work on this at al
  7. Fluffy1

    Fossil egg?

    Hi, this is heavy, solid, crazed nearly all over and about the size of a modern chicken's egg. I wondered if this was an actual fossil egg or would it be that clay - common in Essex, UK, has in-filled an egg through a small hole and solidified. Is there any way to tell, and how do I tell the age please? Thanks, Fluffy 1
  8. My grandson sent me photos of his little haul from today on his beach He is nearly 8 and loves checking his local beach. He has compared what he found with photos in his kid’s books of fossils. He’s wondered if these are trilobites and crinoids all- the last 2 photos are the same find. He has been asked to show some of his fossils in a special exhibition in the Laing Art gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne called “These are Our Treasures “ which will coincide with the display of the Lindisfarne Gospels. He feels quite excited by this!
  9. mr.cheese

    help id-ing some Whitby bivalves

    Hi, I have come across a few different bivalves and my googling hasn't come up with much! I think the heavily prepped one that has no matrix might be Dacryomya Ovum? Not sure though as this is from a single image in google! Also any idea what the little babies in the back of the matrix might be? They all came from the same man who picks and preps Whitby stuff himself so pretty sure that is where they are all from. Thank you and fingers crossed! 1
  10. StormOfSilence

    Fossil hunting results

    I have a small collection of fossils I've bought, but mostly wanting to post my own finds here. Below is the first piece I've actually extracted and cleaned, from a marine Carboniferous fossil bed on the shores of the Firth of Forth, Scotland. Quite happy with the result, especially for my first time cleaning and exposing a piece with a dremel... wondering whether there's anything else I can do to clean it up a bit more. Any tips/hints gratefully received! :-) Also wondering what the odds of identifying a fossil like that are beyond 'brachiopod'?
  11. Granny and Aust

    Interesting stones or maybe fossils?

    I’m really new to fossil identification but my nearly eight year old grandson’s recent passion has sparked my interest and we have been going through some of my beach stone pick ups I’ve always picked up interesting looking (or interesting feeling)stones and what I thought were shells- turns out I have quite a few fossils. The flint photos below were found on Whitstable Beach in Kent England. I joked and called them witches fingers but now I’m wondering… are there crinoids on the surface or just marks. The second stone I can remember one of the grandkids giving to me as it looked li
  12. pachy-pleuro-whatnot-odon

    Where are all the British mosasaurs?

    Hi all, While I'm aware that current Cretaceous exposures in Britain are largely restricted to the south and east coasts of the islands (see geological map below; source), significant marine deposition is said to have taken place across much of Great Britain from the Aptian onward (source). As such - and especially considering the richness of the record of the marine ecosystem during the Jurassic- one would expect an abundance of marine reptile remains to be known from British Late Cretaceous sediments as well, the epitome of which, of course, would be the
  13. I'm opening this new thread as in my "Fossil collection Part 1" came out from one of the pictures that I might have found and old broken clay pipe (found in a rock pool during a low tide) Is there anyone that can help me understand if this is effectively a pipe and how old this object could be? Thank you! Attached images:
  14. Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum >> My welcome This is my "fossils collection", some may be just stones some definitely fossils. I collected these during a low tide in the rock pools on Margate sands beach (Kent, England). I picked these up with my hands, no hammering or digging. Over time they presented a white patina on them, maybe calcium? I didn't clean them as it might help to recognize them (maybe a chemical reaction? not an expert so I preferred not to alter them) This is just part 1 of my collection, I will upload more in days to come. The pho
  15. Hi all, I have found these peculiar looking rocks.. please can someone help? Could they be fossils? They are quite curious looking things. Found in the UK, East coast on a stoney beach called Covehithe. The brownish one, could be a mouth plate (after lots of googling!) or maybe a seed pod (or even poo!). Or not any of these things?! And the other one (greyish).. no idea, guess it could just be an odd looking rock!! Many thanks for letting me join this exciting forum! Lucy
  16. I found this bone? on a beach walk this afternoon after a stormy couple of days weather. I'm not sure if it's a fossil but was wondered whether it could be a rostral node? Found on Branksome Chine Beach, Poole UK. Thanks in advance.
  17. HannahB

    bivalves?

    i understand that most of these are likely bivalves (?) but i am wondering the age of them or any more info anyone has on them? found in north east uk (north yorkshire). i applied beeswax to the shells exposed so they’re easily seen
  18. Chris finner

    echinocnchid brachiopod

    My son and I get a lot of clams from castleton, UK but I’ve never seen anything quite like this… any ID would be fantastic. thanks
  19. Best of my ammonites 2.0 reloaded. I decided to redo “ best of my ammonite” thread because my old thread is a little outdated. I have given so many of my ammonites away to friends that it seamed strange been called my collection . Also I have found some new , older finds and gifted ammonites that I have never shown before so it should be entertaining. I hope you don’t mind seeing a few duplicates in the next weeks post. I will post 3 specimens now and a couple of more every week. My dyslexia is very time consuming so this thread will keep me busy to Christmas and beyond.
  20. Hi everyone, I am a science teacher, and one of my bright young students Joshua is very interested in finding fossils. Last week he found this fossilised bone in Halstock, Dorset. We have no idea what it is and would like your help! The bone was at the side of a stream, where he has found lots of shell fossils previously. It looks like some sort of femur, and is hollow. It has a small hole just above the inside of the joint. We have attached some photographs, and can take more as required. Any help you can give us would be
  21. Long time no see guys! Thought I’d come back with a bang. A few months back I headed out, just after recovering from covid, so of course, not back at 100%, but well enough to get some exercise. Of course, the first thing I stumble on, is a rather large nodule. Now, these nodules don’t normally contain anything, and are usually filled with a calcite core, but always fun to hit regardless. After one tap with the hammer, it revealed a cross section of a rather large ammonite known as Harpoceras (falciferum). Not a super rare Ammonite by any means, but definitely uncommon. I lost my head. Th
  22. Hi people! I'm a PhD student studying a Duckmantian fossil forest in North Wales. I have found these phosphatic fish/shark? teeth and scales I need an ID on. I suspect they are Adamantina Foliacea (Cuny and Stemmerik 2018) but that is a marine shark and this sequence is almost certainly completely freshwater and thought to be an upland swamp. I'm currently doing isotope work on the nodules and plant fossils and that appears to be confirming this is a completely freshwater system. Anyone have any ideas? You'll have to click on the images again once you've opened them to
  23. fossilhuntr1

    Unidentified England Ammonites

    Anybody know what these are?
  24. MattN

    Is this anything of interest?

    Hi, everyone. Whilst scouring loose stones on Lyme beach this took my interest yesterday (20/04/22) aside from bits of ammonites, etc. I thought it resembled a tooth, so kept it as it seemed a bit too perfect to be random rock. Am I completely wrong and is it worth digging deeper into it? Many thanks for any advice offered.
  25. HannahB

    Help identifying

    another ID for you guys to help me with! thanks to everyone who helped on my last post, here is another. now u have no clue what this is….? guessing a negative of a fossil or trace fossil due to only being impressions. this was found in port mulgrave on the yorkshire coast if this helps
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