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Found 122 results

  1. Ameura pygidium

    From the album Trilobites

    A nice Amerua Major (missouriensis) pygidium. Finding these complete is like a 1 in a million shot in my opinion. My 4th nice pygidium, yet to find the complete one yet in the hometown.
  2. Ameropiltonia Lauradanae

    From the album Trilobites

    I tried to take a close up shot of one of my Ameropiltonia trilos to show the pustules on the cephalon. Sorry for the quality, only had my phone camera at the time of the photo taken. This specimen is about .6 inches in length.
  3. Ameropiltonia Lauradanae

    From the album Trilobites

    A nice local trilobite, Ameropiltonia Lauradanae former known as Breviphillipsia Sampsoni. This is one of my favorite trilos that I can actually find in the home state. This one's a little over .6 inches in length. Carboniferous in age (Mississippian), and also comes from the Chouteau Formation of Saline County, MO.
  4. Large crinoid part?

    I found this within 1 minute at a new spot in Fenton, Missouri that I heard about on the Missouri fossil page on Facebook. I had to glue a part back on and I've started cleaning it up. I think it's part of a large crinoid either the holdfast or less likely the head that's upside down. What do you guys think?
  5. Maybe a coral?

    Hi, new member and first post. I found this in a pile of rocks on the side of the road left when a landscaping company truck delivered a load to a new home. Sorry but that is as much as I can narrow down a location. Probably from a local area though as we don't order rock from out of state much around here.
  6. Fossil found in Missouri creek

    Hello! i found this fossil today in our creek. Anybody know what it might be?
  7. Missouri bone fossil ID sought

    I’m a newbie seeking to ID a fossilized bone found on the bank of the Meramec River in Crawford County, Mo. Thanks for your help.
  8. Help me id mold fossil please

    Please bear with me as I am new to fossil identification. My 14 year old son recently became interested in fossils and geodes, so I am trying to encourage his interest. We found a round rock about the size of a bowling ball recently while digging to install a septic tank and he wanted to break it open to see if any crystals were inside. When he broke it open, he found some fossils, one of which I believe is called a mold fossil, images attached. The object that made the imprint appears to have had spines or thorns. Any help is appreciated! This was found in west central Missouri, SE Henry County. The imprint measures approximately 4-5 cm long. The round circle near the imprint appears to be a similar mold fossil, seen end-on. When he broke open the rock, he apparently split the mold down the middle. The pictures show both halves.
  9. Friend of the family has this on display in an aquarium. Looks like it’s in fossiliferous chert. Found in Wayne County, MO. Any ideas?
  10. Help ID Please

    Hello everyone,here is another piece I could use someone's expertise on also found in Missouri,the cigarette is for perspective to give an idea of its size,it measures, 4 1/2"x 2"x 2 3/4",(LxWxH) ,it's color ranges from shades of gray to off white,and it has what I would call ridges or bands,it is extremely hard and I am unable to scratch it with a stainless knife,it resembles a large tooth to me,but I am new to this and it is possible it is just a rock,any input is welcome as I am here to learn,thanking everyone in advance. gmanp135
  11. Help in identifying please

    Hello everyone,I am looking for help to figure out if this is a fossil,and what type,it was found in Northeast Missouri,near the Mississippi river,I am told it is quartz,it is mostly a clear color but has bone white nodules in places,that is about all I know of it,I am a new member so if my post is incorrect I apologize,I am happy to receive any and all information and opinion and wish to Thank everyone in advance. gmanp135
  12. This looks arthropod, but what is it?

    This specimen is from the Pennsylvanian subsystem, Kansas City group, and probably the Winterset member. I say probably because I collected it several years ago and I'm not sure. If it is not from Winterset, then it is from a some other nearby member in the Kansas City Group. It seems that the only arthropods in the Winterset are trilobytes, so I'm thinking that this is not arthropod, even though it has that superficial appearance. Can you folks help me identify it?
  13. Bryozoan? Paleozoic/Mississippian?

    Can anyone help me indentify what these are? I’ve found them on a few of the rocks we’ve found, but haven’t been able to figure it out so far. They were found on a bluff in Boone County, MO, in the same area rife with the Crinoids we’ve been finding. I’m thinking from the Paleozoic/Mississippian Era? These are the clearest pictures I could get tonight but, if more are needed, I’m happy to take some in natural light tomorrow. Thanks in advance for your help!
  14. While I find interest in every fossil my daughter and I find, I’m feeling a bit frustrated at finding only Crinoids. Yes, I think they’re cool, and I don’t want to be ungrateful, but I’m getting a bit discouraged.. I’d like to find something other than a Crinoid. Now, admittedly, I only know certain places to look, so that’s why I’m reaching out for help. We’ve primarily looked in creek beds, and along the trails we walk. I’m in Boone County, MO. Can anyone give us any tips on other places to look where we might find something other than a Crinoid? We’re new to fossil hunting, so honestly any tips you have will be well received and we’d be so grateful for them. Thank you in advance. (photos for attention.)
  15. Bryozoan Archimedes? Tooth?

    I’ve got 4 fossils, or steinkerns, I’m needing help identifying, all on the same rock. Found in a creek bed in Boone County, MO. I believe it to be from the Mississippian Era. I believe those labeled one and two are Bryozoan Archimedes. Number one (the biggest of the two) measures at a little over 1/4th of an inch. Number two measures at almost exactly (slightly over) 1/4th of an inch. Number three I’m thinking is part of a stem of a Crinoid? Can anyone confirm or deny this for me? The fourth is, what I believe to be, a steinkern of a possible tooth? Like, a tooth laid there at one point, and the impression was left behind? It measures at exactly 1/2 inch. (Due to file restrictions on pix, I will upload some pix in the comments.)
  16. Can anyone confirm this for me? I believe it to be a top view of part of a Crinoid. It was found in a creek bed in Boone County, MO. I believe it to be from the Mississippian Era. It looks to me to be two of the arms laying down, as if you were looking at the Crinoid from the top. Am I accurate in this? It is super small, at maybe 1/4 of an inch big at the opening, though it goes maybe an inch deep. These are the clearest photos I could get of it, as it’s dark in there, and it’s so small. The opening measures 1/8th of an inch tall. It is 1/4th of an inch wide, and from the top of the opening to the bottom, crystallized circle part, it measures 1/2 an inch.
  17. Mississippian Worm? Missouri

    From the Mississippian time period. Found in Boone County, MO in a creek bed. It measures approximately 1/2 an inch. I may be reaching to think it’s a worm, but I’m new to identifying my own fossil finds, so please don’t make fun! Included are two photos, with and without flash. Thanks in advance for your help.
  18. Mississippian- Missouri

    Found in a creek bed in Boone County, Missouri. I’ve found several fossils there, but am having a hard time identifying a couple of them. From what I’ve been able to find out, they’re from the Mississippian period. I’ve tried to make the pictures as clear as possible. If you need more, please don’t hesitate to ask! Thanks in advance!
  19. Large tooth, bone or rock?

    I Was climbing rocks in central Missouri when i went into a deep crevice (aprox 3 meters down) i found a large "tooth" It is fairly smooth and was grown into some tree roots. Is this just a lucky shaped rock, or a fossil?
  20. Hi all. I’m new to the forum and I have a number of items that I’m hoping you all can help me ID. This one is from the banks of the Meramec River in st. Louis county, missouri. I’d say it’s about 7 cm wide, 7 cm long, and 5 cm tall. It looks somewhat similar to pics I’ve seen of various vertebrae, but I’m not sure. I’ve included pics of it from several angles. Any thoughts?? Thanks!
  21. Fossil from Missouri

    This is my first fossil I need help on. Or maybe it isn't a fossil. I sent a picture to someone knowledgable in this area and he suggested this might be a psuedo fossil or concretion. I thought I would get a second opinion from you guys. I found this at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri in a wooded area not far from the water. Even if it isnt a fossil, I love this rock, especially the sparkly bits.
  22. Mysteries of the Great Unconformity

    Mysteries of the Great Unconformity, a journey in deep geologic time by Michael Timmons, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources. 'Earth Matters' https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/publications/periodicals/earthmatters/17/n1/em_v17_n1.pdf Joel, L. (2018), Erasing a billion years of geologic time across the globe, Eos, 99, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018EO092065. Published on 05 February 2018. https://eos.org/articles/erasing-a-billion-years-of-geologic-time-across-the-globe Yours, Paul H.
  23. Snake fossil?

    I found this in a rubble pile in my back yard today - South West Missouri. I am definitely a noob but I haven't found anything like this before. Could it be a small snake fossil?
  24. Missouri bivalve?

    I found this in eastern Missouri in one of my usual haunts. I normally find lots of brachs, trilobite pieces, bryozoans but this looks like my first bivalve. It has concentric growth rings while being asymmetric with equivalves which leads me to think mollusk not brach. Then it could just be a nodule.
  25. Missouri unknown

    I found this thing at one of my usual roadcuts in eastern Missouri. I'm thinking it's part of a large trilobite segment. I glued it back together after breaking it while extracting it and prepped it the best I could.
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