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  1. Unknown maybe Mega Fauna

    Found in the creek of the Barsch property(Parents) in Parke County Indiana. The ravine is about 60-80 ft deep. Not sure I know one of the Ice ages only got as far south as our neck of the woods. You should see the neolithic stone tools I found in the same area. Thomas Barsch
  2. Help with fern ID’s please

    Sorry to throw all of these at you guys, but my knowledge on plants is pretty nonexistent. If anyone can help with ID’s, I would really appreciate it. I bought them online (there are 14 pairs) and the seller told me they were collected in Vigo county, Indiana. I tried to do a little research on the area and it seems that maybe they came from Chieftain No. 20 mine, but I’m not 100% certain on that. I’ve numbered the photos to help make replies a little easier.
  3. 2 unknowns from SE Indiana

    Hello! Amateur and fossil noob here. I was wondering if you could help me to identify these two fossils from SE Indiana. The first I found at the railroad rock cut in Madison Indiana* (corrected location below) loose on the hillside as is. Crudely it looks like a twisted up starfish. The second I found in the Waldron Shale piles that the Falls of the Ohio State Park (Clarksville Indiana) sets out for guests like me to dig through. For the second, I wasn't sure if it was a small coral or part of a crinoid. Thanks in advance - I really appreciate your help. *EDIT - my mistake. The first I found in Crawford County IN (Sulfur/English/I-64 rock cut). I had visited a bunch of fossil sites in the area within a few days and mixed them up. Results in millions of years difference!
  4. Hello, My 6 year old son found this in a remote central Indiana creek yesterday. We looked a little online and it looks similar to a bison tooth but was hoping for some expert advice. We love the colors and were surprised how well it was preserved. We came across this site and wanted to see if anyone had any information. He was wading in the creek looking for shells and just pulled it out of the water. Thanks for any information you may have along possible age. He is so excited and can’t wait to show his teacher on their next video call.
  5. Indiana Mammal Tooth

    I found this tooth in my backyard creek along with several deer teeth and fossil bone fragments. This tooth was the odd one out and I just think it's not a deer.
  6. Lafayette, IN: New interest in fossils

    Hello! I am new to the forum and this is my first time posting. I am totally out of my element. I have 3 elementary school aged children and I want to incorporate fossil hunting and identification into our activities. We are all very interested! Can anyone give me any input on what resources I can look into? Any clubs, classes, recommended literature, what to do with found fossils (even display) etc. I am simply using google right now. I believe we found some horn coral and possibly crinoids, but there are others that I cannot find similar photos of. Also, should we clean fossils? Any help or advice is greatly appreciated! Note: bottle cap for size.
  7. Indiana fossil ID

    Found this in a wet creek bed near the Wabash River in Lafayette, Indiana, USA. Tippecanoe county mostly hosts crinoids, but I wondered if this hash plate also held a tooth. Many thanks in advance!
  8. Waldron Dalmanitids

    I have two Dalmanitid species from the Waldron shale. I know the three on right side are Glyptambon verrucosus. What species is on the left?
  9. 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?
  10. Animal or mineral?

    I thought this was coral when I plucked it from the creek, but I'm not so sure now. 8 cm x 8 cm Kosciusko Co., northcentral IN.
  11. Is this a fossil?

    Is this a fossil? Kosciusko Co, northcentral Indiana
  12. Pennsylvanian fertile ferns

    I recently had a split of material collected from Pennsylvanian age spoil piles in Indiana that appears to be a fragmented fertile Fern and it sparked my interest on older finds that I have yet to identify.I found a post from Roby that reminded me of a fossil that I found 7 years ago.Is this an example of Crenulopteris Mazoniana?
  13. Is this a crinoid stem?

    Is this a crinoid stem? If so, what is the exterior? Thx! From Kosciusko Co, IN.
  14. A soft limestone piece

    I was wondering what this might be. It's a soft, light weight piece from northcentral IN. I am posting three pics but can't fit them all into this post.
  15. Is this a stromatolite?

    Is this sample from northcentral Indiana a stromatolite? Thanks in advance!
  16. Are these bryozoans?

    Are these two samples (from northcentral IN) bryozoans? The first image is 18 cm x 12 cm; the second is egg-shaped, same dimensions but has a dome. Thanks!
  17. syringopora or organ pipe coral

    I had thought syringopora and organ pipe coral were synonymous. However, I just read otherwise. How do I tell the difference? See attached photo of a fossil that's about 1 in./2.5 cm. I presumed it to be organ pipe coral. Is it? Thx!
  18. Happy New Year all!!! I just want to share some photos of an Eucalyptocrinus Crinoid Holdfast plate I prepped six years ago. It's from the Waldron Shale Formation, Shelby County, Indiana. It's from the Silurian period, 424 million years ago.
  19. Bryozoan guesses

    I occasionally pick up a few bryozoan when hunting for "fossils", but they must have something about them that are intriguing. These two specimens caught my eye and were collected from a road cut in southern Indiana. There is Kope overlain by Belleview, Ordovician. After studying possible bryozoan that match, I am not sure of an ID. So let me know your thoughts. Mike First: Second:
  20. Last week, I was walking along a creek in Indiana close to where nice crinoids are often found. There in the water was what appeared to be a nice crinoid crown. After snatching it out of the cold water, I placed it in a safe place for my drive home. After arriving back in Minnesota, I spent close to an hour trying to identify it. No ID was able to be determined, so I decided to photograph it and ask for help on the Fossil Forum. Here it is, and by the way, I don't need help anymore with an ID. The solution came to me as I was editing my photographs. I must be honest, I photo shopped the last picture as to hide the solution to it's identity. Now the real picture. And yes I am blushing as I post this, knowing I had been fooled and admitting it to the world. I better make an appointment for the Eye Doctor!!
  21. Two Brachiopods to help ID

    After a Thanksgiving visit to Cincinnati, I took the time to explore a few rock cuts on the way back to snowy Minnesota. Here are two curiosities that I found in a creek bed in Indiana. I was in Ordovician, Richmond Formation at the break between Whitewater and Liberty. 1. A tiny brachiopod. 2. Inarticulate brachiopod?? If so, can it be identified?
  22. Help Id'ing Crawfordsville Crinoid

    Hello, I recently unpacked from an old collection this crinoid specimen from Crawfordsville Indiana. I would appreciate any help identifying species. The slab measures 13 x 14 cm, the detail is 7 x 6 cm. Thank you!
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