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  1. Crinoid or coral, maybe Fletcheria?

    Found on the Delaware coast, in the surf. The segmented columns are irregular, waving independently as opposed to a regular pattern as in a hard coral. They seem to come out of a central stem like a crinoid, but there are so many tendrils, I am doubting that guess. My 7 yo son found it and is dying to learn more about it, so a genus would help a lot. Thanks! Paul
  2. I found this 65 lbs. complete hemispherical Favosites colonial coral head in the Ordovician in southern Indiana. Photos are specimen top and bottom.
  3. I found this 65 lbs. complete hemispherical colonial Coral Head in the Ordovician in southern Indiana. Photos are base and top.
  4. Devonian Identification Dilemma

    Recently I have taken interest in fossil hunting after discovering a plethora of fossils from some farmland in Southern Indiana. It is my understanding the fossils are from the Devonian period. My grandsons (5 and 6 years old) and I have collected several specimens I’ve the last couple of months. I have been searching the Internet for weeks trying to correctly identify our finds and just when I think I have something identified —I find other possibilities. I would like to make displays for the grandkids and label our other collections appropriately. I am in hopes this community would help identify the specimens, and provide advice on how best to label the fossils. I appreciate any assistance that can be provided. Thanks. —Bill Shingleton PS: All the fossils depicted are from Jeffersonville, IN.
  5. New Jersey fossil

    Found in Devonian area in NW New Jersey. Is this some type of coral? To me it looks like a grouping of individual horn corals.
  6. I foud this fossil 4 days ago. Anyone know if this is a coral and which species or genus? Martin
  7. I’m going to college in south Florida, near West Palm Beach, and I really like go out and find fossils. I was wondering where the best spots in Florida are and if any were near me. I’d be willing to drive fairly far but the closer the better for sure. Thank you for any helpful replies!
  8. What kind of coral fossil is this?

    Hi, this is matthew again. Is anyone able to tell me what kind of coral this is? Here are some photos.
  9. Hi all! Found this outside of Scenic, South Dakota, USA near Badlands National Park (near a stream bed). I picked it up assuming it was petrified wood, but on closer inspection it looks like it may be something else. The stippled, cell-like pattern of the cross-section reminds me a little of coral. Thanks for your ideas!
  10. Coral?

    Hello, I recently went on a trip to Ras al Khaimah. On our trip we visited Jebel al Jais (the highest mountain in the UAE), and I found these fossils jutting out of this rock. I thought they looked like some sort of coral, but I am not entirely sure. I would like to know what you guys think.
  11. Fossil skin?

    Hi. First time poster here. I found this in my rock beds surrounding our foundation. We did not order these rocks, so I'm not 100% certain where it might have come from. I'm in central Illinois. I'm really just interested in knowing what it is. Thanks for any help!
  12. Is this fossil coral or just dried coral?

    I bought this a long time ago and always though it is dried coral but its hard to tell searching online. Also not sure if its rose coral,brain coral.
  13. Fossil coral,moss?, bryozoan

    I picked this up at the flea market. He told me it was petrified moss...which I dont think it is. Im thinking coral but I wasn't able to find the answer after some research. Its from Arizona and was collected in 1968 and its jurassic in age. Pretty cool fossil.
  14. Hi everyone this is Matt again. Today in the creek I found this very cool clam fossil. Here are 2 photos.
  15. Two Urban Fossils

    Hi!! Two mystery fossils on a wall in San Sebastian (Basque Country, Spain). Other fossils in the same rock are Neridea. In the first photo, I wonder about the little "cells" that can be seen. Is this coral or something?? Looks different from other corals I've seen, and the shape is so strange! The second photo is a large shell? A rudist? A gastropod? Thanks for your help!!! :-) Elizabeth
  16. Mineral, sponge or coral?

    Found this in the same location I found the shell fossils in my previous ID post.
  17. Coral ID from Michigan needed

    I found these pieces over past year and half and have just gotten around to IDing them. I can’t find anything on the internet or my book on what these are. They are from the Mississippian as I’m from west Michigan. It seems they attach to things as oneI found on a horn coral. One in the picture seems to have shell on the bottom as well. An ID would be awesome because these have been a headache for me! Thank you!
  18. today In our horse pasture I found this large dirt stained favosite fossil what would be the best way to clean the fossil here is a photo of the fossil
  19. Hi everyone this is matt again today in the creek I found many different kinds of fossils here are all the photos
  20. Hi everyone today in the creek I found another favosites hamiltoniae fossil here are 2 photos
  21. Hello. I was wondering if you guys could assist me with identifying these corals. I've been trying to ID them myself using the William Davis "Kentucky fossil corals : a monograph of the fossil corals of the Silurian and Devonian rocks of Kentucky" from 1885 but there are no scale bars in the images which makes it difficult. These are each about a foot long. My friends and I found them while clearing brush and digging up their land in Clark County IN (near Ohio River and Louisville KY area). The geologic map of Indiana has them at ~Devonian, possibly Silurian. No idea on the strata but the rock was loose and limestone-y, and these were all found loose and pretty close to the surface. If it helps, we found others I've identified so far as Hexagonaria sp, Fenestella sp, Favosites turbinatus, misc bryozoan hash plates,and then a nice chunk of calcite. None of the fossils were small brachiopod or trilobite type but guessing they're there and have just plinko'd their way deeper down through the loose rock over the years. There are four fossils total, and I'll post a wide shot followed by a closeup of their side and a closeup of their end. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide and I'm happy to take additional photos as needed. I'd like to get better at corals and learn your processes for figuring them out. Thanks in advance! 1. Wide shot of first 3 fossils together; fossil 1 at left, fossil 2 at middle, and fossil 3 at right. 2. Fossil 1 side 3. Fossil 1 end 4. Fossil 2 side 5. Fossil 2 end 6. Fossil 3 side 7. Fossil 3 end 8. Fossil 4 wide shot / side 9. Fossil 4 end
  22. Found a number of fossils today along a bank of the Middle Fork Vermilion River near Oakwood, IL. There was a long coal seam (see 1st picture) with lots of fossils and concretions sticking out above and below, and nearby on the ground. I'm fairly new to fossil hunting, but I've taken some guesses on what these are. Looking forward to see what you all think Coal Seam #1 - Huge piece of what looks like fossilized wood? Was very heavy #2 - Calamites? #3 - Fern-like, not sure #4 - Not sure. Scaly part makes me think it's coral shell or something, but the rest is clear like quartz with some iridescence inside. #5 - Looks like a fossilized charred pointy piece of wood? #6 - Maybe coral with red spots. Translucent/pink on the inside #7 - Some sort of space peanut? Coprolite? Iron Slag?
  23. is this a coral or what :??

    hi everyone this is matt can anyone tell me what is fossil is? here is a photo of the fossil
  24. Coral fossil from China?

    Does it look like coral fossil? It is from Guanling, Guizhou Province of China. Triassic. Thanks.
  25. Hi everyone this is matt again today In the creek I found a nice favosites hamiltoniae fossil here is a photo