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  1. Hi everyone this is matt again guess what today in the creek I found some great brachiopod fossils here is 3 photos
  2. hi everyone this is matthew again today I went fossil hunting in the creek and broke apart a rock and found 2 different kinds of brachiopod fossils on it here is a photo
  3. Super large bivalve/clam ID

    It measures 6 x 5.5 inches and is fossilized in shale. Thanks a bundles.
  4. Hi everyone this is matt again today in the creek I found a nice bivalve fossil it has been a few years since I have found one of these in my book it says this about the fossil lunulicardium eriensis small to medium-sized ,ovate to rounded triangular shell. Posterior margin straight: anterior margin rounded. surface with 60 to 80 very fine radial lines, and concentric growth lines making low undulations on the surface
  5. Hi everyone this is matthew again today in the creek I found a lot of brachiopod fossils here is a lot of photos enjoy
  6. brachiopods and clam fossil

    HI everyone this is matt again take a look at this nice clam and brachiopod fossil I found today in the creek here is a photo
  7. Hi everyone this is matt again guess what today I found another nice brachiopod fossil in the creek this time it is a big one here is a photo
  8. Hi everyone this is Matt again today in the creek I found this nice brachiopod fossil they are all called whidbornella lachrymosa here is a photo
  9. Hi everyone this is matthew again today in the creek I found this small but nice brachiopod fossil here is a photo
  10. Totally encrusted large bivalve?

    Good morning all! Hope everyone is healthy and starting to get back to normal, whatever that will be! Found this yesterday below a roadcut in Kansas City laying by itself. The shape instantly caught my attention, and when I looked at it, I believe it is a totally encrusted large bivalve/clam! Very similar to the large native freshwater clams we have around here. The encrusted material is limestone- there are crinoid parts/what appears to be sea urchin spines and "hash". You can see faintly concentric lines. So my questions are-Since it has the shape and appearance of a bivalve, but is totally covered by "matrix" is it a concretion, or simply an encrusted shell? Second-it's very cool in itself, but do I try to clean it up to see what species and have a cooler shell? Could it even be cleaned well enough? Just alternating baths/soaks in vinegar?I have also included a pic of the encrusted matrix. Thoughts all? Thanks! Bone
  11. Hi everyone this is matt again today in the creek I found this very cool clam fossil in my book it calls it Grammysioidea arcuata the description says about it Transversely elliptical to subovate shell, with prominently incurved beaks ; anterior and posterior ends rounded. Surface with strong , uniform concentric ridges with fine concentric striae.
  12. Origin unknown; found in box of junk at yard sale. Guessing it is some type of clam from regular ridges on outer part of piece; inside piece has blackish "softer smoother" piece than outer hard piece. Has striations like gills or hair? Is soft tissue normally found in fossils? Kind of thought they would be the first thing to dissolve when something dies; if so what is it?
  13. First try, not awful

    Hey Preppers, I was looking into beginners prep yesterday and found a good equipment survey on the nautiloid network, here's the link in case you might be interested. I tracked down a pin vise in the house and started picking away at this miocene clam I collected over the winter at the Topanga formation in Topanga canyon, CA. Picked off the sandstone and I think it looks a bit better this way Thanks for looking. Before: After:
  14. Fossil ID

    Found these clams in Long Creek Hood County Texas. They don't look like deer hearts (Artica). Any idea on identification?
  15. Long Clam

    Found this long clam (and several others) in Long Creek Hood County Texas. I can't find any pictures of this type of a clam. It is about 4" long. Anybody know of a name for this?
  16. is this a cephalopod fossil ?

    Hi this is matthew again today in the creek I found a strange looking fossil I think it might be a cephalopod but i'm not sure can anyone be able to tell me what it is ? here is a photo
  17. hi everyone this is matthew again today in the creek 2 sets of different kinds of brachiopod fossils here are 2 photos
  18. two sided rock full of brachiopods

    Hi everyone this is matthew again today in the creek I found a rock that I split apart and the rock was full of brachiopods here is a photo of the fossil
  19. what species of clam is this?

    I found this in Jefferson county, Indiana while walking on the hillside about 200 ft up. There are many creeks and brooks with limestone beds in the valleys around the area that are full of fossil clams like this. The fossils on the hillside are less eroded since they are not in water-filled creeks. Most of the fossils found on the hills are in big limestone plates, and are all smashed together and on top of one another, but sometimes I'll find some individual clams like this one and some coral too. This clam is 2.7 cm wide, 2.1 cm tall, and 1.7 cm thick but I usually find smaller ones and occasionally some larger ones, but this is one of the best preserved ones. They have a very distinct M or W shape on the front. Does anyone know what species this is and if its still around today?
  20. hi everyone this is matt again today I cracked open a rock and found a lot of brachiopod shells in it. it was loaded with shells here is a photo
  21. This "prehistoric clam" was given to my step-daughter with simple verbage that was inappropriate for her class to learn from! If anyone could please identify so that we can gather further research it would be most appreciated! From my own research I have found that: *Brachiopod- shelled fossil *Mercenaria- Clam Taxa-Species name? Lepidocyclus? It was found near Ceasers Creek in Southwestern Ohio. Map reference to Orgenia, Ohio The fellow that passed it along claimed that he could 'hear' a liquid like sound from inside of the shell if he shook it near his ear?! He also demonstrated a 'knocking' on the center top which also gave proof to his 'liquid-filled' claim. I have 'Google Lens' and another photo, of not the same thing but similar, brought me here! Please! Please Help! Thank you for your time in advance!!!
  22. Perfect ashtray

    Found this while picking the pile
  23. California bivalve ID

    Hi everyone, I have recently received this fossil as part of a trade with @Huntonia the bivalve comes from California, but other than that I have no more information. I am guessing it is from somewhere in the cenozoic which is an era that I am not highly familiar with. Any info would be great, Thank you.
  24. Hey all, Apologies for my hand in the photos, they're the only pics of the fossils I will be able to take for a while. Here are two fossils found at the Topanga Formation, or The Ampitheater, a roadside sandstone and siltstone bed in Topanga Canyon, Southern California housing middle Miocene fossils. The clam was my best find, but I'm not sure of its exact categorization. It measures about 4 inches long and 2.5 inches wide and thick. (10.16 cm x 6.35 cm x 6.35 cm) I had some thoughts based on this list that it may be Chionopsis temblorensis (Anderson, 1905), or Saxidomus nuttalli (Conrad, 1837). Also found were these segments which I inadvertently snapped apart, but which revealed some kind of crystallization of the interior. It would be really nice to know what kid of process made that, I tried to start the ID process myself and was unable to find a resolution. Your help is much appreciated, o wise ones. (;