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  1. Neon

    My Crabs!

    I wanted to thank everyones thats helped me figure out what I'm doing! With the stimulus checks I purchased me a cheap 290 dremel on online, specialized tips, and some paraloid. I got em all together about a month ago and have been prepping most days since. This has been really fun to do and I'm thankful for the knowledge y'all shared with me. The crabs from left to right are the order I found and prepped them and are also named charles, duchess, and peanut butter!
  2. Hello, I am a newbie here and hoping to get some help IDing some what I believe to be fossils I found at Murdock and the Twin Rivers beaches (both are along the strait of Juan de Fuca coastline). These beaches are well known for having lots of concretion fossils. From what I’ve heard lot of sand shrimp, clams, and sometimes even whale or other mammal bones. Pic 1 &2:I think this giant rock is a fossilized whale vertebrae... I had one other person who is a fossil expert say that but looking for second opinions. Pic 3: Smaller fossilized bone? Pic 4 &6:
  3. Japanda

    Tooth identification

    Would love some help identifying this tooth. Found at a local riverside park near Castle Rock Washington. Thanks so much!
  4. Hi! I'm pretty new to the whole fossil hunting thing and in the process of trying to gather as much information as I can I might have messaged some of y'all. I was just wondering of any spots in washington to look for crab concretions. I understand wanting to keep spots private, and infact encourage it, but I've been getting stir crazy as I wait out the winter months. I've done as much research as I can online so far and have a few spots I'm thinking of scouting but would love to hear from more veteran people confirmed spots or handy tips for finding spots while out and about!
  5. Fossilis Willis

    WA state shark tooth

    Hey gang. This is my first looking for an ID, hopefully I'm going about it the right way. I found this gorgeous little tooth a couple weeks ago in big chunk of matrix I brought home from an exposure I believe is miocene Lincoln Creek Formation. It is my first found shark tooth, and I am super excited about it. From what I can tell, shark teeth are fairly uncommon in Washington, and any ideas on species would be much appreciated. Sorry for poor image quality, photography is on the long list of things I need to improve upon.
  6. Oxytropidoceras

    Recent mammoth tooth finds

    A couple of recent mammoth tooth finds are: A. Camano Island, Washington (state), mammoth tooth Camano family finds woolly mammoth tooth on the beach By Evan Caldwell, Stanwood Cammano News, Jan. 30, 2021 Woolly mammoth tooth discovered on Camano Island By KIRO 7 News Staff, KIRO, Channel 7, January 31, 2021 Camano Island, Washington - Wikipedia B. Chernivtsi region mammoth tooth Tooth of 300,000-year-old mammoth found in Chernivtsi region, UAZMI News UkrInform: Tooth of 300,000-year-old mammoth found
  7. d-marbles

    Please help ID this partial bone

    This was found, with other bone fragments and a partial shark's (?) tooth in the ditch by a roadcut on North River Rd., just East of the little town or Artic WA. It's 10cm long. I hope the photos show the knobby, crooked form, it's shaped like a crooked finger, could it be a broken and healed rib bone? Please see arrow ---> on "top" pic.. I'm interested in what you all think! Thanks.
  8. CH4ShotCaller

    A Keeper.

    Spent the day with a friend and her young son, he loves anything fossil. Arrived at a favorite site, Astoria Formation, Middle Miocene in Washington State. We hadn't even swung a pick yet and they found a nice Parotodus Benedeni tooth, a big one at that. I have never seen one from here. Just lying on the surface, winking at us. He was so excited! Now, the torch has been passed onto the next generation.
  9. Lonjob

    Snake head? Or rock

    I found this snake shaped head in my uncles creek. After cleaning and not fully done. Because i am not a professional. Lol. Could someone tell me if this is what I think it is ? Washington state NW
  10. CH4ShotCaller

    Bones 'n Teeth

    Spent the day in Washington's Astoria Formation. I was looking for anything avian related, but anything, especially pinniped or cetacean would be just fine. Found a few shark teeth, nowhere near as plentiful as the Carolinas and some whale bones (ribs and a vertebrae). If I'm hunting, I'm happy.
  11. No Social Distancing in The Cretaceous: New study finds earliest evidence of mammal social behavior https://www.washington.edu/news/2020/11/02/mammal-social-behavior-cretaceous/?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=1132020&utm_medium=email
  12. humble_egotist

    Ivory or Bone?

    Found these in Lewis Creek near Issaquah Washington. Potential Fossil #1 Potential Fossil #2:
  13. BentonlWalters

    Belated 2019 Road Trip Fossils

    Last year, to celebrate finishing my undergraduate degree, my girlfriend and I went on a long (9,000+ mile) road trip around the western US and at long last (a little over a year since their discovery) the last of the fossils we found are out of the refrigerator and I’ve finally gotten all of them photographed. Here are some of the highlights and best fossils we found. A rough map of the route of the trip While the trip wasn’t entirely fossil centric we wanted to hunt at a few cool spots along the way. We chose to visit 5 fossil locations, the first of which was
  14. bethstucky

    Help ID this for my 7 year old?

    Hi everyone! My son found this at the Gardiner boat ramp beach (a very rocky beach) near Sequim, Washington on the Olympic Peninsula. From a quick google search he thinks it might be horn coral. What do you think? And can he sell it for $799.99 and earn enough money to buy the LEGO UCS Millennium Falcon? Whole rock is about 70mm across. Please let me know if you have any other questions that would help you hazard a guess. Thank you so much! Beth Stucky
  15. I found this specimen in a gravel bed on the bank of the Nooksack River a few miles east of Glacier, Wa. The rock is dark gray, river smoothed, and dense. I have very little experience in this field and was hoping someone might be able to shed some light on what this might be. Any help is greatly appreciated.
  16. CH4ShotCaller

    Agatized Aturia Angustata

    Heavily weathered nautiloid, Aturia, from the lower Oligocene marine sediments of Washington state. Agatized. Some prep work, too fragile to expose further.
  17. CH4ShotCaller

    Back In The Saddle

    Dear Friends! My apologies for staying away for many years. Things change, life evolves. Quick update: yes, I'm still alive, built a new house, nearly gave up on fossil hunts because of the restrictions. But! you can't keep someone's passion, especially fossil folks (we're stubborn like that) under lock and key forever. Met several new friends, started taking longer hikes deeper into the field, hills and canyons. Studied and researched the geology of my region and drank lots of coffee. With the help of some friends, I started understanding the history better. The
  18. PaleoRyder

    North Cascades Mollusk ID

    I recently found clam fossils in a river bed in the North Cascades (NW side of Kittitas County) that I'd love to identify. See attached image. Each fossil is approximately 3.5" long and 3" wide.
  19. I found this super useful resource lately and thought you guys would enjoy: https://geologyportal.dnr.wa.gov/ It's an interactive geologic map of Washington state, it records multiple fossil beds and formations as well as old quarries and mines. It may take a little bit of research if you're unfamiliar, but it's an invaluable resource if you're searching for a new spot. Remember to stay safe and avoid trespassing
  20. Neanderthal Shaman

    More Long Cylindrical Shells

    A little while back I made a trip to the Lincoln Creek formation in Centralia Washington and came back with some strange cylindrical shells. Some folks on the forum suggested that they might be ship worm burrows, but I found some more today on a follow-up expedition. I can now safely say that they are all fairly straight, and narrow down into a sharp point towards the end. I found a picture labeled as "Cenozoic Shells of Washington State" on the internet, and one of the shells in the picture seems to be a dead ringer for the things I've been finding. Unfortunately, none of the shells in the pi
  21. The Mushroom Whisperer

    Fossil Flower

    Hello everyone, I was out looking for leaf fossils the other day, and found this flower. I actually found 2 but the other broke . I was in the Naches Formation of Central Washington. From what I've read it ranges from 35-40 MYO. Closest thing I can find for i.d. is Florissantia Quilchenensis. Anyone able to confirm or have an alternate i.d.? I appreciate your assistance. Chris
  22. BentonlWalters

    Has Anyone Found the Cambrian

    Hello Everyone, As someone who grew up in Washington and goes back on occasion when university is out (still haven’t found a crab yet though, they’re elusive) I have a passionate interest in the fossils of my state. I have recently been going through the fossilspot.com list of find spots for Washington and noticed, much to my excitement, that there are some listings for the Cambrian. I didn’t realise we had any Cambrian, I thought it was all a little North and East of Washington. Has anyone ever gone out and tried to find these? I’d be really interested to see if
  23. loggerboots

    possibly a fossil?

    Hi All, I found this on a beach in Puget Sound, Washington. Any chance it's some kind of fossil or is it just a strange rock? Thanks!
  24. Jwlipps

    Ice age tibia?

    I found this tibia(my girlfriend is an emergency vet and identified it as such, with a small amount of research I confirmed) half buried in the sand on a private beach adjacent to dash point in Washington on the shore of the southern end of Puget sound. My apologies I could not find a ruler with metric measurements. My main question is it seems small to be from a large mammal, but it does appear to be in great shape, so perhaps from a young animal. I’m I correct in assuming it’s an ice age mammal. I know there are tons of glacial deposits.
  25. Ruger9a

    Cephalopod ID request

    Good evening folks. I have a Cephalopod section that weighs about 5 pounds and is about 7 inches long without a name:-( It was collected from leftover bridge fill on the Oregon/Washington border. No other information was available. It's unusual (to me) in two ways, first the size and center crystallization and second it appears to have green/brown contents visible where a piece was broken off (right side of photo #1). Help....
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