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Found 433 results

  1. Ordovician Unknown

    On my Sunday exploration, I came across a cliff that exposed something I had never seen before. These specimens were in a very narrow band (4 inches thick) and the hard limestone reminded me of Maquoketa as opposed to Galena. They have a spongish look to it but they also remind me of a recepticulite, similar to Tetragonis sulcata. I forgot my size marker. These are about thumb size if you have short stubby thumbs like me!!
  2. Hello friends- I recently found this oddball fossil at an estate sale, of course the info on it was missing. SO I have no idea what I have. The "scale" skin lines almost look as if someone scratched them on, but I wonder why the heck someone would do that when there are definite fossil elements. I could be wrong. Sorry for the rather bad photos. I will take more detailed shots soon. Thanks for any help with this piece.
  3. Large vertebra

    I find lots of these and never know what kind of critter they came from. Definitely fossilized
  4. Rock or fossil?

    The more I look at this I just can’t help but think that it is something more than just a pretty rock. What do you guys think?
  5. Hi all, I thought I would start off with my most recent find and one that has been making me crazy trying to figure out what it is. It is obviously a pelvic area from some mammal. The rear part of it looks like mammoth but I can’t find anything on the web that looks like that front area with the beaklike bone. My first attempt at posting pics on here so hopefully this works. I realize it is upside down but it is too delicate to flip over
  6. Unknown weird things

    I found this small stone it had a couple odd tiny items on it which i looked at under the microscopic camera and photographed. The stone itself was about an inch to two inches I thought I had a photo of it but did not and it now lies in one of several buckets of other stones here somewhere. The first item is striped and about the size of a half grain of rice?...the other was even smaller. any ideas what these are?
  7. Tried purse again high tide was coming on so a miserable walk back through the water. Found a few decent teeth nothing big. Most ate dinged up. Any ways I have two I would appreciate assistance on. One is the tooth on my pinkie. The other I photographed each side. Thanks?
  8. Unknown Thing....Probably Geological

    I've been digging through an old stash of fossils I collected years ago, and came across this thing. I seem to remember finding it about 20 years ago whilst out walking in North East Wales, UK. It is quite lightweight for the size, and makes a very different sound compared to the dull thud of a rock, when tapped with a fingernail. There also appears to be some sort of impression prominent on the "inside" curve. I expect this to be something geological (or even archaeological), but on the off-chance anyone has an inkling what it might be, you'd be putting years of curiosity to rest! Also, there are small features throughout the rock/specimen, with some parallel looking grooves amongst them:
  9. Ummm what is it?

    Hi. i recently purchased the “little pile of stuff” in the for sale section. And as I was looking over the slab I’m finding “heads” off of 5 trilobites (you can see one on upper right corner of the picture) and I’m getting more and more excited when I notice a discoloration on the side. So I carefully split it there. At first I’m thinking “oh cool! A leaf!” But as I’m looking at it I notice the strange structures right at the edge..now I’m not so sure anymore. What the heck did I luck into?
  10. Fossil Vertebra ID

    Hi all, I was going through the haul of Amelia Island shark teeth that I collected as a kid, and I found a vertebra that I had forgotten about among the teeth. Its quite small, maybe half a centimeter the long way. I'm pretty sure the thing is roughly Miocene aged along with the rest of the fossils that show up on Amelia beaches (Although my understanding is that they are pulled up through dredging so I could be completely wrong!). Its pretty heavily weathered from the ocean so I'm not expecting a miracle here, but I'd love to learn a bit more about my (re)discovery!
  11. Marine Fossil ID Request

    Fossil Forum folks have been a huge help to me so far. Here is another ID request for a fossil found recently in ORDOVICIAN limestone of SE Minnesota USA fH
  12. This thing has me stumped. The only thing the shape reminds me of, is a tooth from Camarasaurus, but nothing about the texture screams "this is a tooth" to me. I would have guessed some kind of claw, but it appears to have something akin to a root?? @LordTrilobite, I'm sure I saw that you deal with Kem Kem material quite a bit? Any thoughts?
  13. I have this tooth here that I bought not knowing what it was or from where it was. I am thinking based on the color it is a whale tooth from South Carolina.
  14. Hi all! Last weekend I attended Penn Dixie's Dig with the Experts event on the Sunday, and I found a couple of fossils that I'd like help identifying, if possible. The fossils are mid-Devonian in age. Thanks so much for your help! Monica Item #1 - photo of the entire rock and a close-up. Item #2 - photo of the entire rock and a close-up. Perhaps a crinoid bit?
  15. UKNOWN FOSSIL

    IT WAS FOUND IN WASHINGTON STATE IN THE HILLS.
  16. Ammonite

    I just found this guy in some old boxes. I lost the ID card, but if I remember correctly, it came from France. I don’t know ammonites so I have no clue if this could be identified at all without a precise locality.
  17. Mystery Shark Tooth

    Hi all, I recently went on a trip to Brownie's Beach in Maryland in search of Hemies, and I came home with some pretty good little teeth and a few decent sized ones. However, there was one tooth that I found I could not identify. I am not really sure what shark it belongs to, it sort of resembles a sand tiger but the root is very robust and thick. Im more or less lost as to what it could be. Wishful thinking, but I thought it might be a baby megatooth shark or a mako or something along the lines of that. Its a long shot, but I thouht i would ask to see if anyone else could Identify it, haha!
  18. Help ID please

    Found on a river bed in Sussex, south coast of England. No idea what it is. Any ideas ? Thanks
  19. What fossil is this?

    I found this while fishing on the beach if a cove in Massachusetts. It was below a huge rock cliff. Other fossils have been found in the same cove. I don't know what kind of rock the cliff is but this was certainly way different.
  20. Need help

    Found this item in Benbrook TX after some heave rain. The area is Cretaceous. Any idea on what it is?
  21. San Francisco Bay Area Finds

    Hello, SF Bay Area native here, totally new to this forum and to collecting anything other than rocks found on the beach. On one excursion just after a stormy high tide on a private access beach south of Pomponio, I came across these two cetacean(?) fossils(?) washed ashore, each of which weigh ~5+ lbs. Any further info anybody could offer would be great!
  22. Algae anomaly

    Hello everyone, I had recievrd this as a part of set of many fossils a few years ago as a gif, it was labeled as an algae fossil and the piece is very interesting but I am not sure what it is and what the age could be, one side is very glossy while the other is partially so, the glossy side has very interesting coloration and I am unsure of what it could be a mineral or a part of the fossil, the other side has some staining which could also be the fossil I am really not sure but another very unique thing about this is that y the side of the rock has almost a fiberous look with lines running up the specimen. The ruler provided is in inches, Thank you very much.
  23. Clueless in Texas

    A friend of mine was hunting the N. Sulfur River in Texas and came across this piece of ? Late Cretaceous Ozan Formation Any ideas as what this is?
  24. Topsail Beach - what is this?

    does look like anything you have found?
  25. Dugong Bone Question

    I collected this Dugong bone near Sarasota, Florida today and was wondering what would make this indentation/ boring?
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