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  1. Last month my dad and I took a four-day weekend trip to Western New York to visit some new fossil sites and to collect in the famous Beecher's Trilobite Beds. We had only once before been out to Western New York to collect fossils - a visit to Penn Dixie Fossil Park - so this time around we wanted to try out some different places that we had never collected in before. The trip was a lot of fun and I enjoyed putting my research skills to work in finding new places to visit. I greatly expanded my collection of Silurian and Devonian fossils and found quite a few things on my fossil bucket list. I am excited to hopefully make another trip out there soon and fortunately still have my list of potential stops to make. Thursday On Thursday we woke early and made the 6.5 hour drive towards Western New York. In preparing for the trip I spoke with @fossilcrazy who was kind enough to invite my dad and me to collect from some of the spoils piles on his property from the various fossil collecting trips he has made. I was really excited to explore his pile of Linton Coal as I have very few fish in my collection and even fewer Pennsylvanian marine fossils - one of the consequences of living near Eastern Pennsylvania is that you end up visiting a lot of Late Pennsylvanian Llewellyn Formation plant sites. @fossilcrazy is an amazing fossil collector and an even more incredible member of the fossil collecting community. I cannot say enough about his generosity and hospitality. We were all hoping that my dad and I could find an amphibian or complete fish fossil, but no luck. We found a few isolated Orthacanthus teeth and head spines and some isolated coelacanth scales and bones. Fortunately @fossilcrazy kindly gifted me some representative pieces to add to my collection. These fossils are from the Middle Pennsylvanian Upper Freeport Coal from Linton, Ohio. I highly recommend checking out some of the posts @fossilcrazy has made about his finds from the Linton Coal. They are amazing! Rhabdoderma elegans Here are some close-ups of this beautiful coelacanth head and tail Haplolepis sp. Orthocanthus compressus Teeth and Head Spine Conchostracans Death Plate After visiting with @fossilcrazy we made our way into Buffalo to visit Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House. My dad is an architect and he really wanted to see the newly restored interior of the house. It is really a quite stunning home.
  2. I first learned about this forum today, and I was able to identify fossils that I had been curious about for a while. I was very happy. I am recently interested in fossils, prehistoric creatures and dinosaurs. I will continue to receive help, and I will do my best to provide a lot of help. There are a lot of stones I picked up by the river in my house, but some of them have holes. How can you distinguish between 'trace fossils' and 'just erosion' holes? (Clockwise 1-2-3-4; stone 1 was washed with water before taking the picture.) (1) Can you guess that these holes or curves are trace fossils? (2) I wonder if this hole is characteristic of a particular fossil. Or could it be a coral or a sponge? Or is it just like basalt? (3) I am not familiar with anatomy, but I am wondering if this is a bone. What do you think? (4) As with the others, there are some holes and'traces' similar. I wonder if this can be viewed as a fossil. thank you. It would be great if you could leave a simple comment.
  3. ID Help - Possible Coral

    This was found on October 9, 2020 in a creek bed in Warrenton, MO. It is about 6cm x 7cm. I am no scientist and I have no idea how to identify what we found. This website was introduced to be by one of the science teachers at the high school where I teach. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
  4. Possible coral fossil?

    Hello! I unfortunately can't remember the exact location I found this rock but I'm pretty sure it was somewhere in West Virginia. It looks like a type of coral fossil, but the circles are very very small. Sorry for lack of information and thank you in advance!
  5. These are so-called Petoskey Stones, as I found them along Lake Michigan shoreline. These Devonian age Hexagonaria coral pieces should polish finely.
  6. Found in colorado

    I found d this in nw Colorado. What is it? Coral, bone or just rock maybe?
  7. Coral?

    Found in a creek in Eureka, MO!
  8. Is this some kind of coral?

    Hi, found this near Capon Bridge, WV, where I typically come across a whole lot of trilo-bits and crinoid. This one stands out and I thought I'd ask for any insight as to what this may be. It looks like plant (tiny leaves?) but the cylindrical shape of the imprint implies otherwise. Some coral perhaps? It appears this is Marcellus Formation.
  9. A bunch of fossils from Eifel

    Hello everyone! A bit ago traded some fossils with @Max-fossils and received some really cool stuff. I have only now gotten around to photographing them and would like to ask for your help with getting accurate IDs. These are all from the Givetian/ Eifelian of Eifel, Germany. I would appreciate any help with these IDs First some corals: 1. This piece was labelled as Favosites sp.
  10. Coral or bryozoan?

    I found this stone with several circles and some pattern. Could it be a coral or is it a bryozoan? Seems too small for bryozoan. Anybody can help identify it? Size of diameter about 3cm. Late Ordovician.
  11. I found this section of colonial coral in the Silurian of southern Indiana. I believe it is Arachnophyllum. Specimen is approxately 9x5x3 inches. Photos views are oblique, top & side cross-section showing laminae.
  12. Hi everyone this is matt again today in the creek I found 4 different fossils in the creek . They are called fenestella, favosites, productus and a bryozoan fossil.
  13. Fossil found on driveway

    Found on my driveway in NE England, in sunderland I think it's of a rugose coral but dont know if it's possible to I'd to a species.
  14. Agatized Coral? Nut? Seed?

    Found in landscaping bed in south Texas I think it could be a solitary coral.
  15. Fossils in own backyard!

    So, I was bored one day and decided to head into my woods behind my house. It is an area named possibly after the squaw Indians. I obviously have ventured into my backyard woods many times and have found unusual things. I have been metal detecting and other things. So on this day I was looking for rocks to bust open or just anything cool. All in this day I found everything in the pictures, a rock with really rough garnet, and a 1900s bottle dump. What a weird day, I didnt know this area had so much history. I assume a glacial process carved out the valley as it is shaped like a V with the tips of the top of the V being the backyards of peoples houses. So I found this rock and bust it open after seeing shell imprints. Boom, brachiopods galore. I just think its really cool how you never know where a fossil may be hiding. I have many other chunks of this fossil aswell. I have not found much else other then the other quartz rock I believe to be coral that I'm waiting to have ID'd currently. I did find another rock that was like a sandstone possibly that also had shells and brachs but it was smaller and not as nice. I have misplaced it at the moment so no pic. For reference on where these were found check this Squaw Brook Rd, North Haledon, New Jersey. I wouldnt come looking for fossils as this is the only one I have found after hours of searching.
  16. Coral Id ?

    Went to a new site today...found one of my "bucket listers"(1st photo). And a Coral...but, can't ID it. It's in the blue circle(last photo) Thanks Greg
  17. Arizona Coral?

    Hello! While rock hounding in our favorite local spot near Gray Mountain, AZ I found this beautiful coral. The fine details preserved fascinate me- I can stare at this fossil through a loupe all day. Can anyone identify it for me? It was found on the surface, but other marine fossils I have found in the same location have been suggested to be from Permian Kaibab limestone. Our rock hounding site is the tailings from old uranium mines operating in the 1950's I believe. Thank you!
  18. Coral or nautiloid?

    I posted a picture 2 weeks ago of a fossil which it was disagreement about what it is. In the same stone I found several fossils which have the same or similar forms. I therefore ask again for opinions. First the same picture:
  19. Sweet Geodes with Paleo Cris

    I went out with Paleo Cris from YouTube (and the Fossil Forum! @Cris ) and we found some killer fossilized coral geodes in South Georgia. It was so much fun. The riverbed was basically just coral instead of rocks. I’d never seen anything like it. Video here: https://youtu.be/J9h4twIG_d4
  20. These are mysterious to me...presumably younger than the local Ordovician rock. I don't know if they are perhaps Devonian. Unfamiliar. The original source was under the QEW highway in Oakville, Ontario. I was lucky to discover the same type of rocks used for a promenade in front of some luxury residences. There are corals, brachiopods, bivalves, trilobites, and various colony creatures. Little Freddy the parrotlet advised on photography issues.
  21. Horn Coral

    I have a few fossils and petrified wood examples with bore holes. Today I have attached a photo of what I think is an example of a Horn Coral Colony. I would like to see comments and or assistance with proper identification.
  22. Coral?

    This piece was found on the Brazos River, it is very light. Looks like spongy rock. Is this coral?
  23. Fossils?

    What it is it? It’s hollow on the inside. I have other pieces made of same material. Is there anyway these could be corals? I don’t want to waste space here or our time. If you see anything in these pics worth commenting on, just enlarge and screenshot it back to me in a reply. Then I’ll respond w better photos of the item in question. I appreciate all of you!
  24. Tabulate Coral? Am I right?

    I need help identifying this one. Thanks
  25. What type of coral is this?

    Hi there, new member here, what an incredible forum this is! I'm learning so much. Living in NE Indiana, USA, we are quite aware of a number of types of coral fossils. My five-year-old son has found hundreds of types of coral fossils in our landscaping rock alone. We also found all manner of fossilized shells and even a few trilobites! This weekend we stumbled across a fossil in a nearby creek bed and aren't sure what to make of it. Any help is appreciated!
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