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  1. Rock or fossil

    Hey guys! Total newb here, I was hunting for some Pennsylvanian brachs when I found these strange looking circular halves.(they don’t go together) Could they be fossils or are they just plain old rocks? My vote is just plain rocks.
  2. Plate of armor?

    Hey guys! I was in one of my favorite Pennsylvanian spots in East Kansas finding the usual brachs and bryos when all of a sudden this popped out at me. Any ideas as to what it might be? I’ve never seen something like this in my area before. Thanks.
  3. Hi, I have what is described to me as a turtle claw from the Moroccan Phosphates. That's all the info I was given unfortunately. It has a curve as seen from the top view. It measures 44mm long. First up, is this a turtle claw? Second, is it possible to ID its family or species? Third, what could the age be? I am guessing 70.6 - 55 million years old. Fourth, can I narrow down the locality? Thank you for your help.
  4. Dictyoclostus?

    I’ve found a few of these neat brachiopods which look to be dictyoclostus sp. or maybe linoproductus. Thoughts? (Edit: oh yeah pretty certain they are from the Pennsylvanian of east Kansas)
  5. Kansas Bivalve

    I recently found these 2 brachiopods in the Pennsylvanian of eastern Kansas, I don’t really know my brachiopods. So could someone tell me what kinds are these? Thanks!
  6. Help iD please

    Hi everyone. I have this specimen I picked up at a Fossil show. It looks to me like crinoid Stem very and a Stern impression. It was provided for auction at southern Illinois fossil show which I paid $1 and was provided from a Fossil club somewhere in Southern Illinois. Please could I find out exactly what it is and if my ID is correct. On the other side is a groove about 1 inch long and also head grooves like Stem impressions. Thank you
  7. Skull fragment ?

    Hi everyone, I was given this fragment of a bone by my friend which he got from Morocco. He was told that it is part of a skull from spinosaurus but I am sceptical about it. I don't have any experience in identifying fossils but done some research on the net and it looks to me like a part of a skull from crocodile. Like I said I am a newbie so it might be something completely different. Can anyone help me, is it even possible from these photos?
  8. Help Indentifying this

    I know a lot of people have posted like this but,... this really has me and a couple geologists here in TX perplexed. My dad found this in Oregon in the 1960's. It was not anywhere near a riverbank but rather, was sticking out of a sidehill. It is translucent almost like quartz, has indentations where it appears it was once soft (see close up) and I recently took it to my vet who x-rayed it and it appears to have a uniform inner density different from the exterior see x ray. Are there better x rays out there? Thanks Much
  9. Vanishing Annoying ID Requests

    Is it just me or did a bunch of annoying posts about individual fossil specimen IDs from the internet and a newbie trying to sell something on TFF with his very 1st post for $12,000, just vanish into thin air, never to be seen or heard from again? Except in TFF folklore......
  10. Possible bone??

    Hi! I found this about a month ago and have kept it on my night stand ever since. I have a tendency to do that with new finds that I am unsure about. I found this on my property in Indiana. I live in a geologically interesting place as this is where the glacier did not reach but the melt created hills and hollers. Also this was shallow sea at one time. I am not in the limestone area but I find alot of limestone fossils. This area has native sand stone which is why the glacier melt left the hills and hollers. The best part is this area became the resting point of what ever the glacier brought with from the north so there is plenty of non native finds. This item I found was near my seasonal creek (it's running when it's raining). I did have to scrub it a while because it is very porous which is not normal for my fossil finds. It is a little over 4cm long and rounded. It also is narrower on one end than the other. The larger end is about 3cm and the smaller end is about 2.5 cm in diameter. It does have a "knob" on one side. Also the larger end seems to have a white interior or at least it is more pronounced on that end. It's weight is 2.1 oz. I did do the lick test and it was successful and did not taste like a rock (lol sorry I saw a member wrote that some where kiddingly about testing bone and it is sooo funny I nearly fell of my chair). Ok now some photos and thank you for any and all help. I have now snooped this forum enough to know help is on the way!!! Picts are Knob side Larger diameter side Smaller diameter side Side opposite knob
  11. Udig quarry, Utah fossil

    Hi, everyone Thanks Tim for your help earlier Im working on some shale from the Utah, Udig fossil quarry, Wheeler shale. When I opened one piece of shale, the black sqiggly lines were there and I wondered are they some type of worm trace. Images 2 is about the best I could get. Thanks
  12. Id please?

    Does anyone have any ideas about these two bits? The round one is almost perfectly round.
  13. Went hiking again this Xmas day. My wife and I found these on top of the ground in lime stone formations in clay around the huge cliffs of limestone. What are they? The rings with holes look like others I found on line called tub worms. Thanks
  14. Fossil ID

    This is my first post here so I’m not exactly sure of the formats but I found a possible bone that I am unable to identify. I found this at Calvert Cliffs and have never found anything like it. It could just be a stone but it seems like a very unique shape and structure/composition. Ask if more images are needed because the end is broken off and the internal structure is complex.
  15. Real or Fake Fossil?

    Howdy Partners Wanted your opinion on whether or not this fossil is real or fake. The fossil is labeled "Centrosaurus bone" from the Judith River Formation. Thanks everybody Happy Holidays
  16. My son and I found two fossils. We don't have a clue what they are. Can anyone help us?
  17. Hello everybody I see non specific mosasaur teeth from morocco all the time but what if I want to purchase a Mosasaurus tooth? How can I tell the differance? The following image is labeled as mosasaurus but how do I know that is true? Thank you
  18. Feather like fossil

    This is a fossil that a friend gave me. I have no idea where it originated, although CO or NE could be a good guess. Any idea what it is? It is very fine. It looks to me like a feather, but under the microscope it doesn't have any of the features of a feather. The fibers are just straight and very thin. The pictures are of the two opposing sides, which fit together.
  19. Hi all, For those who haven’t caught sight of my recent introduction to the forum, I’m Henry - Hello I’m seeking verification on a dromeosaur claw I’ve found for sale. It’s a pricey piece, although I believe the piece to be genuine it’s definitely worth a second opinion before dropping the coin!
  20. Hello everyone! As you can see, I'm new to TFF and this will be my first substantive post, so if you have time I would appreciate any help in understanding what this fossil actually is so I can learn more about it. I've tried to follow the guidelines for posting as closely as possible (with limited information regarding collection) but if I have made some mistakes I apologize up front. My wife purchased this fish fossil for me in either La Paz or Cochabamba Bolivia in 1996 at a market. She didn't get any further information regarding where it was collected or what it is. She also purchased another fossil that I'll post later. I do not believe this fossil was actually collected in Bolivia, as it looks like vinctifer comptoni, which I have read is fairly common in the Santana formation in Brazil. But, I am an admitted neophyte and that is simply a guess. What do the experts think this is? I would like to learn more about the fossil and the possible collection area and age, and having an actual identification would certainly help in that! Thanks for reading and I appreciate any information. Regards.
  21. Help ID fossils from North Sulpher River

    Hello everyone. We are new to this. We live in Wolfe City not far from Ladonia. We spent some time in the river today and found some interesting things. We found lots of Baculite and know what it looks like after talking to someone there in person. We found some other things and have no clue if they are even fossils. I know you will all be completely honest and let us know if we found junk. Lol. We are excited about trying a new hobby. First image is our first find. I know it's just a small piece of Baculite but it is our first so it is cool to us. The rest... well... no clue. I add more pics of our other finds shortly. Matt & Teri
  22. Fossil ID

    During a recent trip to Norfolk in the UK I found myself looking through rock pools when the tide was out and realised there were at least three circular formations which were spread over the chalk surface but were made up of what looked like rocks fused together. Is it possible they are a series of prehistoric nests for dinosaur eggs? I have enclosed some photos. I look forward to hearing from you. Fwd%3a_Fossil_ID.zip
  23. Hello everyone I am a fossil collector but I have never bought fossils from online before now, so I am very skeptical of every fossil I see online. If you can help me to confirm the fossils in the pictures below are authentic (and are what they say they are) I would be very thankful. Thank you! Acheroraptor temertyorum (tooth) Pachycephalosaurus (tooth) Ankylosaurus (scute) Thescolosaurus (tooth)
  24. Strange rock/possible fossil???

    I live in southern Michigan in the Oakland County area. There are a lot of gravel pits in the area that are full of fossils from up north and the Canadian Shield that were brought over by the glaciers in previous times. Most of my fossil collection from the area consists of red limestone rocks with corals, pieces of crinoids, and brachiopods. This rock, however, is different. A few years ago I found a neat rock in my backyard. Took a few more pictures of the matrix itself, but there's a limit to the number of pictures I can post at once. I'm not an expert in geology, so I'm not sure what kind of rock this is exactly, but it's certainly not limestone or some sedimentary shale. The rock is quite hard, difficult to chip with a hammer, and appears to have many silicate inclusions. If I didn't know any better, I'd say it's granite. On the edge of the rock there is an interesting black protrusion of material that looks decidedly different from the rest of the stone. Since the rock looks like an igneous rock, I don't think the black mark could be a fossil, but at the same time, maybe the rock once was a sedimentary stone that metamorphosed into what I'm looking at.... Like I said, I know nothing about rocks, so I'm just guessing. Is it possible this is a fossil? Good Hunting, Brian
  25. Ladonia Fossil Park ID

    Hello all, I have been trying to Id this fossil for awhile and I found it at Ladonia fossil park. Its known for mososaurs and fish and things. Please help. Thank you for looking.