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  1. Hello, This is my first post since joining. I found a few items in my backyard in the past week I found interesting. One of them I was able to identify on Lance Hall's site (northtexasfossils.com) as a Macraster washitae echinoid. At least that's what it said above the picture in his site (I have absolutely no expertise). Apparently that's some kind of urchin. Cool! That's the first one. Because I have found other obvious fossils in my yard now I am suspicious of every rock I pick up. I'm afraid I'm losing objectivity over whether I'm looking at, I guess you would call them "nature rocks", that are just funny shaped rocks or whether its really a fossil. Well, the second one here looks to me like a section of two teeth. Maybe it is, and maybe it isn't. Before I moved here I would have looked at it and thought nothing of it. I throw myself upon your expertise! Are these teeth? Note: The echinoid is 5.5 cm long and the "teeth" rock is 6.5 cm from the top of the rock to the bottom. I believe I am firmly within the Cretaceous. Fort Worth, TX.
  2. Help identifying this odd tooth please?

    Found at oceans view beach Norfolk VA.
  3. Hi gang, I'm working fervently to prepare a post about the astounding time I had at Fossil Mountain in Utah during my fossil run back in July. (Will take me months to process and identify all these samples from four states.) I found a few partial trilobites at the upper layer of the Lehman formation, but I'm having difficulty identifying them. I freely admit I'm exceedingly weak at trilobites ID. these aren't the best pictures or even the best specimens, but I was there solo and the scree around the cliffs was pretty unstable so I erred in the side of caution. Anyway, Any suggestions much appreciated. I'll post better pictures tomorrow when I get my camera back off of my microscope at work.
  4. Unidentified Virginia vertebrate fossils

    These are some fossils that I couldn't quite identify while out looking around an area of land in the Nottoway river drainage today. The first appears to be some sort of bone, my guess is a vertebra potentially belonging to a crocodile, though I am very new to this and am quite possibly incorrect in this guess  Next up is a decent sized fragment of a shark tooth that I initially thought to be a young megalodon, but then wasn't quite so sure after noting the presence of what appears to be a slightly weathered cusp on the side of the tooth that is still present, alongside the fact that the tooth appears to have a slight curvature to it Any insight is well appreciated, thanks! 
  5. Unidentified Trilobite

    Hoping someone can help, Found this specimen along the shore of Lake Erie, just north of Eighteenmile Creek. Trilobite (Cephalon only) Middle Devonian Shale (Hamilton Gp) From Strata, undisturbed Thank you for any help you can offer. Derek
  6. So I bought this Trilobite from what seemed to be a very reliable place, although no information was given about the species or age of the fossil, just that it came from Morocco. I’m new to fossil hunting and by no means am an expert however I heard that Moroccan Trilobites have a habit of being fake. I myself am fairly convinced it’s real, due to the fact it’s quite detailed, however as I say I’m no expert so it would be good to have someones input. If more pictures are needed please let me know. Also if you know what classification it is I’d like to know that too.
  7. Hello, a couple of weeks ago I bought a piece of amber. All the seller told me was that he had no idea what it could be. It has some cracks, I presume that’s why he sold it to me for a really low price. The piece is less than an inch in length. It is from the early cenomanian (98-99 million years old). It comes from the Hukawng Valley in northern Myanmar.
  8. need bone ID please

    This is the smallest fossil bone I’ve ever found. I won’t even take a guess on this one. Found in north central Nebraska sandhills.
  9. Hello, These two items were found on the beach near Lakes Entrance in Victoria, Australia. There's a good chance they may just be rocks, but members of a rock identification forum wondered if they might be fossils, so I thought I'd ask the experts! No 1 has an unusual shape and no 2 has rows of little holes a fairly consistent distance apart. Is anyone able to tell me one way or the other if they are rocks or fossils? Any help is gratefully received. Thanks very much! Anna
  10. 2013 Find

    I had found this on the Yorkshire coastline in 2013, lying loose on the beach. This is a rectangular cuboid structure. Each end is relatively smooth. Three of the larger faces have a textured surface but the middle photograph is taken of the smooth end face which is slightly concave. The other which is an underside (since the specimen stands easily when rested on this side) is smoother but with some evidence of the same texturing but of a lower density than the other three surfaces. Does anyone have an idea of what this is?
  11. Another Fossilized Nut?

    I dug up an old post about what the user suspected to be a fossilized walnut. It looks a little too similar to my suspected nut to be coincidence. Both were found in Indiana. Original thread
  12. So the beach was recently excavated and what was covered by the ocean for so many years, dried out and the sand was excavated and made into huge dunes full of old seashells and mysterious oysters and conches. I found many bivalves and i stumbled upon this weird stone that is covered in fossil like formations and shells. Any idea what it could be? Is it a fossil? Is it extinct? Its driving me NUTS.
  13. My dad actually found this a few years ago in our driveway and thought I'd know what it was so he brought it to me. Pretty sure our limestone gravel came from an Indiana quarry. Haven't really been able to figure out what it is. Some of the grooving looks like it could be a clam but the things that kinda resemble teeth are throwing me off a bit. Anyone think they could help me out?
  14. Rock or bone?

    My last post was identified as a rock. This is one of many pieces that were purchased in a storage locker 15 years ago. I have no idea of location collected. The storage locker was in San Diego, Ca. Any help in identification would be greatly appreciated. The matrix is a mixture of sandstone and red clay.
  15. Help with ID — beach find

    Hi all. I found this washed up on the beach at high tide at Ocean Isle Beach in southern North Carolina this morning. Any help identifying what I found is most appreciated. I thought it might be petrified wood but the shape made me wonder if I’ve found a fossil of some type instead. It is porous. Roughly 1” x 3”. Thanks for any guidance you can provide!
  16. Help identify!

    Ive been trying to find where to post my pictures to have this fossil i found identified. Ive been searching for the fossil id section for 30 min. So im just going to try posting it here. Im sorry if that is wrong. 25 years ago a strange rock/ fossil was found on my parents property during some excavation. Not near any known river or water source. I rediscovered it today in a box in my attic because i'm moving. I cannot identify exactly what it is and i was hoping somebody could help tell me what it is. I have never shown it to anybody because i didn't think much of it. It was found in Fairfield county, Connecticut.
  17. XXL Trilobite

    I have been sitting on these two pieses for a bit and wondered if anyone out the could help identify it. It was found in Nevada. The longest section is about 5.5 inches long before it runs off the rock. My best messurement is 5 inches wide shell. From what I can tell it have a fairly thick shell from the pos/neg. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  18. Crazy Mystery Fossil

    A friend from California gave this to me many years ago (but I'm not 100% sure it's from California). Does anyone know what it is? IMG_3317.HEIC
  19. Need identified please

    Flipside of item
  20. Need identified please

    Found on Maryland eastern shore. Need help identifying please
  21. Okay so I found this specimen at the Taughannock Falls in Ithaca New York. I found it at the edge of the gorge which consists of Shale, composed of slit and clay that fell onto lime mud and hardened into rock. I've done some research and it appears to be a Brittle star trace fossil formed by their arm grazing the sand floor. Although, these Brittle Star fish traces are known as "Pteridichnites biseriatus" and they have only been discovered so far in upper Devonian shales out in western and eastern Virginia. I'm not an expert but to my knowledge the Ithaca geological formation is Devonian and was slowly covered by sand. Is it possible that the Brittle Star fish once roamed in the ancient sea now known as "Taughannock falls" today? Because a research team is trying to find this specimen and they are wondering if anyone has discovered it. Edit: Im referring to the dotted trackway. check this link out for more information. http://www.wvgs.wvnet.edu/www/news/Pteridichnites.htm
  22. Fossil bone

    Bought this fossil bone from an old man, not sure what it is, guesses?
  23. Found all three of these at different times in Kankakee River State Park in Illinois. In the river. Two of them were just laying out. I got the other one hammering rocks. The rock it was embedded in was kind of a medium sandstone. (EDIT - I'm just attaching two because of the MB limit. You can see one of them from two different angles, including the interesting stuff in the middle, and the other from a single angle. I can post more if needed). I'm fascinated by the three-dimensional quality of these. The one - you can see pretty well - even seems to have some internal structure visible, looks like a notochord, but who knows. Anyway, at first I thought that I had Tully Monsters, until I learned those are never found in this form or location. Then I thought maybe I had ammonites, but apparently those are very rare in the Midwest, so I'm not so sure. What do we think?
  24. What is this? Croc scute?

    Can anyone identify this for me? I would think it was a crocodile scute, except Ive never seen that shape before.
  25. Pyrites fossil

    Can anyone identify this? I found it a few years ago on either Lyme Regis or Charmouth Beach, England. I believe it is preserved in pyrite and it is very smooth and symmetrical. I've asked others before but as of yet no one has identified it? I wondered if it was something to do with an ammonite as I often find them preserved in pyrite...