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  1. Day Two ; Locality One (or Six if you include Day One) Black Sahara, South of Erfoud 20th February 2019 Well this is where things really get interesting, so stick with this thread as there are dozens of photos of fossils coming up. Looks at the tags if you want clues. I was up bright and early and wandered out at about 7 am to watch the sun rise over the still mighty Erg Chebbi dunes. And as night's candles were burnt out and jocund day stood tiptoe over the misty duney tops, the chaps came to join me and managed lots of photos. Here's one, if you would like to see more, I'm busy posting a kazillion of 'em under the Nature Photography thread.
  2. Large shell fossil ID help please

    Hello, I wondered if someone can help me identify some fossils I found, please? I am completely new to fossil hunting and don’t know very much at all yet. Yesterday I found 3 beautiful shell fossils half way up a mountain called Jebel Hafeet in the desert of Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, Middle East. Is it possible you could tell me anything about them please? I know the mountain used to be under the sea millions of years ago (the ocean was called the Tethys), so I’m guessing the shells were sea shells, not land shells. They are filled with lovely clear crystals. They also have very small circular fossils on them, I have circled the fossil circles in red in one of the photographs. I have no idea what those are! The shell fossils are very heavy and are the size of my hand. (Roughly 12cm x 10cm / 5”x4” ) Any information you can give me on the shells/crystals would be much appreciated. Thank you so much. Kind regards, Caroline
  3. I had a fun hike at the North Sulphur River Texas yesterday. I figured it would be picked over but I found a pretty remote spot with my 4x4. The one sawfish tooth I found in a small creek a few days before. Everything else is from yesterday. It was a great day for Cretaceous coprolite (Poo). @GeschWhat The one coprolite is full of fish verts, bones and fins.
  4. Gastropod ID

    This gastropod was found in a block of matrix from Graf, Iowa that I split open last week. I have never bumped into this type of gastropod from there before. Research has left me stumped. Suggestions are welcomed! Elgin member, Lower Maquoketa formation, Ordovician. Thanks for the help Mike
  5. Jurassic Gastropod?

    Hi again Is this a (Jurassic) Gastropod? If yes, is it closer determinable? It was found near Herznach in Switzerland.
  6. Gastropods seem to be quite rare in the tracts of the Bearpaw formation I'm familiar with, so I'm incredibly curious about this lone specimen, the only one I've found. I found it in a hard layer of small conglomerated bivalves, pteria linguiformis, I believe, in sandstone dating roughly to the Campanian-Maastrichtian border. The specimen was collected from the western half of Diefenbaker Lake in southern Saskatchewan. Anyway, here are the photos. If more angles are needed please let me know: Pteria linguiformis (?), which constituted the conglomerate: Thanks for your time.
  7. This Gastropod does not seem to be in Ellen Moore's book and there seems to be different opinions as to what it might be. Is there anyone who can tell me exactly what this is and show me a picture of the specimen they refer to? Miocene Astoria Formation Oregon
  8. Gastropod?

    I found this "Gastropod" shell next to turritella shells and bivalve steinkerns. Do you think this is a gastropod? I know its too crummy of quality to be able to identify species. Let me know, thanks - John
  9. Turitella and other shells id

    Hi folks, what do I have here? The label says ‘Turitella Essonne France 45 million years old’ I guess Essone is a typo and should be Essonne? Cube is 1cm3 @fifbrindacier @Coco @maxfossils
  10. Gastropod Experts?

    I found this gastropod imprint a couple weeks ago in Tertiary sediment (geologic maps) I found this gastropod online (Falsifusus ludovicianus) which lived during the same time period and has similar ridges and those tiny crown marking near the top. Let me know if this seems reasonable (I put the pictures of the gastropod I found online in the comments below.)
  11. A Few Unknowns

    A friend of mine who runs a rock shop acquired a large batch of fossils and other items, and asked if I could help ID them. I've been able to identify most of them, but there are a few I'm unsure about. At least one of them seems to be a non-fossil geologic item. Some of these were acquired without provenance details. I'm sure my friend would be content to have it down to the genus level, if possible.
  12. ID for gastropod.

    I cannot take anymore photos as this was not my photo but if anyone could identify these. They are around 15 - 20 million years old. Eocene period found in western washington
  13. Indet. Gastropods - Les Roches Noires

    From the album Best of 2018 finds - a year in review

    2 nice gastropods internal molds from "les roches noires" (Oxfordian)
  14. Ammonite-gastropod

    Hi everybody. I made an exchange with someone who gave me that ammono-gastero fossil. The ammonite has 7 centimeters of circumference and the gasteropod 2,5 centimeters. All the information i have is that they must be from the Callovian stage, and i think they are from Britanny, in the North-West of France.
  15. Bourguetia Sp - Les Vaches Noires

    From the album Best of 2018 finds - a year in review

    Bourguetia Sp : a gastropod from "les Vaches Noires" cliffs' oxfordian ooltih.
  16. Okay, I know these two pics will look pretty indeterminate, but would anyone be able to get me past cephalopod and gastropod and into an area where I can research and expand my knowledge. Both these were found in the Mississippian, Lake Valley Formation, Andrecito Member (early Osagean). Clear association to Zoophycos with which these were found.
  17. Hi everyone, My last hunt of 2018 was incredible. And quite surprising too! For Xmas, we went to Middelburg in Zeeland to visit my mother's family, which is always a huge load of fun for me because I get to hang out with all my cousins, that I don't see very often. Anyways, one of the days, they all wanted to do a big walk on one of the beaches. At first they wanted to go to Dishoek, but I managed to convince them to go to the Banjaard instead. Once arrived, we split into 2 groups: one was my mother, my eldest cousin (18), my 2nd-youngest cousin (6), and I. All the rest went to the other group. The other group just walked, but our little group did something much more interesting... You guessed it: fossil hunting! As soon as we got onto the beach, we almost immediately found our first fish vertebra, but after that we seemed to have hit a small dry spell for nothing really worthy was being found. A few common fossil bivalves here and there, but nothing more. For my two cousins, it was their first time fossil hunting, and we had to give them a few examples to show them what to look for. I told them to focus on the fish vertebrae, because these were the easiest to recognize. The smaller one also did a lot of shell-hunting on her own, always picking up the most colorful ones and saying this one was Mama shell, this one Papa shell, this one Sister, etc until she made one giant family of orange shells Then after about an hour or two of hunting with rather little success, we finally hit these little shell banks on the beach. And there, BINGO! Gastropod after gastropod, we couldn't stop finding an incredible amount of them. On the Dutch shores, fossil (and modern too) gastropods are generally much less common than fossil bivalves. So the amount we found here was very surprising!
  18. My finds from North Sulphur River near Ladonia on Saturday, December 22. The weather was great, the water was low and competition was moderate. Pleasant surprise finding an arrowhead. The little vert and the plate-like bone were both found near the Hwy 34 bridge.
  19. Hi. Here are some shells from our desert property. Also some burrows/worm tubes I think? There's a tiny shell inside one of the holes (pictured). .
  20. Albian gastropods ID Help

    Hello! I hope to get help from experts to ID some Albian gastropods. All are from the Zirc Limestone formation, Hungary, Bakony Mts. All are stone moulds, with some shell fragments. I know, there is little hope to ID the species, but I love to know the genuses at least! The bigger boxes are 6x6cm, the smaller boxes 4x4cm. I can upload separate photos if needed. Please do not mind the last 2 boxes! (Not gastropods) With Kind Regards.
  21. I found this last weekend in the Grayson Formation in Tarrant county, Texas. I have never found a Cretaceous gastropod that was so squatty. Most that I find are elongated to some degree or another, but there is no elongation to this one. This was posterior end down in the creek bed embedded in the limestone. I popped it out, but I guess part of it remained in the limestone. I tried to prep the matrix off, but I can’t tell where the matrix ends and the shell begins since it appears to be a steinkern. There is no ornamentation on it at all. It is about 36 mm at the widest whole part, but looks like it was at least 50 mm wide at one time. I can’t tell how wide the aperture or last whorl was. The total height of the gastropod is 20 mm tall. The overall shape is lenticular. I don’t think there are many lenticular gastropods in the book I have. I couldn’t find one that matched it. Top view (which is actually the posterior end of the shell) Side view Bottom view (which I believe is the anterior end of it) Any help at all would be appreciated.
  22. Simple Mid-Devonian ID?

    Took advantage of a break from the early wintry weather to go play in my fossil pit out back (London, Ontario), and came upon this. I'm sure this will be a cinch to identify, but i'm drawing a blank. It has ribbing reminiscent of an ammonite, but this was found in the Dundee Fm, Mid-Devonian, so too old for that. Ammonoids from around these parts don't tend to have ribbing like this, nor the appearance of nodes. I was thinking some kind of coiling gastropod. Too large and flat to be a Paleozygopleurid. If it is a gastro, I know how tough they can be to identify from a steinkern, but I thought I'd give it a go. As I'm one of the few on here who have access to Dundee Fm deposits, perhaps it is reminiscent to a similar Devonian formation where one of you collects. Does this seem familiar to anyone? Sadly, try as I might, I couldn't locate any other pieces from this rock, so this is all I have to go on.
  23. This is a continuation of my last post with @UtahFossilHunter going back to the island last minute before the snow flies. This time we tried another outcrop of the Undifferentiated Cambrian (now determined to be the Chisholm Formation) on the search for fossils. Link to Part 1  Here is the map on my last post.  This is the Chisholm Formation at the foot of the mountain.  We went up farther on the mountain and found a contact zone. Being a large dipping anticline going down the slope at an angle, the rock layers get older on the bottom then the top. Other places on the island the rock layers are rotated sideways so we kept going right and slightly down more.  We kept going up and we found some Bonneville gravel.  Further along we found lots of a good structural rock with en echelon fractures from nearby faults. But no fossils. We decided to check a few other rock layers again just in case. The Ordovician Garden City Formation had absolutely nothing. So we went back down and drove to another place where the Silurian Laketown Dolomite outcrops so we hike up and.....  We found our first Silurian fossil! We didn't expect anything to be in this formation. Unlucky for us, it was on a boulder so we thought we had to take out a chunk of it. UtahFossilHunter and I had forgot our chisels but we had our hammers. So for ten minutes we kept trying to break off the chunk it was sitting in. You can see in the pictures the fossil was on a ledge. The bedding layer below was a large chert nodule layer so every time we hit it you could hear little shards zooming by like ricocheted bullets. After that ten minutes while watching the snow clouds make their way across the Utah-Nevada border, we decided to take a risk and try popping the fossil out just underneath the shell. That risk payed off and it came out whole. The lesson here is if you know you might be looking in hard rock layers don't forget your chisels. 
  24. What was this doing in Maryland?

    I’m guessing weathered conch, but VERY bizarre to be seen in Maryland...
  25. Any gastropod expert here?

    I have found a lot of gastropods but I want to know the sp'. And if you can put a link to a identification sorce. Here are some of them: