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Found 158 results

  1. Mastodon Bones Found in Indiana

    While digging a sewer on an Indiana farm, workers find mastodon bones. Seems like these stories come up all the time, but I still like reading them. https://abc7chicago.com/science/mastodon-bones-unearthed-on-southern-indiana-farm/5263190/
  2. Another Fossilized Nut?

    I dug up an old post about what the user suspected to be a fossilized walnut. It looks a little too similar to my suspected nut to be coincidence. Both were found in Indiana. Original thread
  3. trilobite posterior?

    I don't recognize what's in the first pic, but after it fell out, I thought the impression in the rock looked like the end of a trilobite.
  4. Is this a fossil?

    I don't know if this is mineral or fossil.
  5. Tiny corals?

    Are these two samples corals? The first is 0.5 cm; the second is part of a 2 cm "stalk."
  6. No idea what this is

    I opened a rock today and found a sample that I believe to be the same as another which I haven't been able to identify. I would love to know what it is I am looking at. Thx!
  7. What are these?

    Found some more interesting pieces. Going to post a few on this single forum post. Here's the first 2
  8. "fat" coral

    I have a lot of coral but none like this one. I don't know whether it's size is the result of the fossil process or coral type. It's 3.5 cm tall; circumference is 12.5 cm.
  9. Are these sponges?

    I am not always able to understand when I am looking at a sponge. Thx in advance.
  10. Is this an echinoderm?

    Is this an echinoderm?
  11. Is this a trilobite?

    I am wondering if this sample is a trilobite. The second pic contains an additional sample. Both taken from the same rock.
  12. crinoid or other echinoderm pattern?

    I was wondering about this pattern. Thx.
  13. Plant fossil?

    I was wondering if this might be a plant fossil, or is it an imposter? Found in Kosciusko County, Indiana. Silurian? Devonian?
  14. I visited a small Paleozoic (Silurian) coral reef in Indiana the other day. No earth-shattering, jaw-dropping discoveries, but it's an interesting spot with dolomitized fossils. Here's a google earth view of the center of the reef. A nice mollusk, if anyone knows what species, let me know. It shattered when I tried to extract it, but I was able to glue it back together as you can see here. Sphaerexochus romingeri cephalon After extraction.. I believe this is a Platyceras: To be continued..
  15. Is this coral?

    This is a macro shot of a samples measuring btn 1/8"-1/4". I was wondering if it's coral.
  16. From the creek

    I pulled this from the creek and wanted to know if it has enough information to posit an ID.
  17. Help IDing fossils

    I am looking for help in making accurate IDs of some fossils from northcentral Indiana, wondering if they are bryozoans. All are approx 1/4"-1/2".
  18. Fossil maybe?

    Found this in my work parking lot. Thought it looked neat, didnt know if it was a fossil or not.
  19. Fossil (?)

    I found this while hiking along a river bed in southern Indiana. Not sure if it's some type of fossil or what. Its about 4-5 inches wide and 2inches thick. Can I only post 1 picture?
  20. My dad actually found this a few years ago in our driveway and thought I'd know what it was so he brought it to me. Pretty sure our limestone gravel came from an Indiana quarry. Haven't really been able to figure out what it is. Some of the grooving looks like it could be a clam but the things that kinda resemble teeth are throwing me off a bit. Anyone think they could help me out?
  21. Rock or Fossil

    I found this guy in a dry creek bed in Putnam County Indiana. 2 of the sides are kinda flat but have the cracks on them.
  22. Small unknown

    I recently purchased an unprepped Calymene breviceps trilobite from @holdinghistory from the Blue Springs quarry in Indiana & started trying my hand at prepping (by hand). I'm using dental picks, needles, pin vices, small nylon brushes & hydrogen peroxide (actually softens the top layers of the matrix a bit). Anyhoo, I saw something in the pics that got me curious & once I had worked the trilo for a bit, I decided to see if I could prep the whatever it was some & find out what it is. Included is one of the original pics from his post & a micro shot of the thing I'm asking about. It measures a whopping 11 mm in length. It isn't the cleanest, but it looks ok. It seems to have been hollow at one point, but I don't know. Any idea's? The red circled area is what I saw in the original pic. Oh yeah, there's a lot of pyrite running through the matrix. Nasty little veins of it.
  23. From the album The Waldron Shale

    Eucalyptocrinites elrodi Middle Silurian, Waldron Shale Formation, Shelby County, Indiana. Slab measures 10" x 7", specimen with stem and holdfast measures 6" and single crown 2.75" Collected and prepared by Ken Karns
  24. Hunting with kids

    I've got a couple days off of work in mid June and asked my 4 and 8 year old if they want to do a mini fossil trip and they both of course said yes. I have the book Midwest gems, minerals, and fossils, but based on all the searches I've done on here, I'm guessing most of that is quite outdated. We live in Wisconsin and have done the mazon creek hunting as well as some roadcuts in Illinois, iowa, and minnesota. I was thinking indiana might be something new and fun and not too far away since I only have about 2 days. The st Leon roadcut is what got me interested, but I'm not sure what else is out there that's kid friendly and isn't going to get us in trouble. Crawfordsville would be cool, but sounds impossible for access? Are there says to get into some of these creeks in Indiana legally from the roads? I've read about giant geodes in some as well. We have waders but the little guy is only a little over 3 feet tall. I'm wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction or if I should consider somewhere else? Thanks in advance for any info.
  25. 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
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