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Found 422 results

  1. Plant or dinosaur fossil? No idea

    Not sure what this could be. Appears to be some type of fossil with cell structure. Found it walking my property in western Colorado - Morrison Formation. No preparation done besides rinsing in water and a light brushing. Full size images in link. https://postimg.cc/gallery/2c94nahdm/565295ef/ Please let me know your thoughts. Much appreciated.
  2. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends September 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Bredya sp. ammonite - Late Toarcian, Aalenian - Juodikiai Gravel Quarry, Klaipeda District, Western Lithuania 2. Trocholites sp. nautiloid - Lasnamagi formation, Middle Darriwilian (Middle Ordovician) - Juodikiai Gravel Quarry, Klaipeda District, Western Lithuania 3. Parasmilia solitary coral - Lower Cretaceous, Comanche Peak Fm. - Central Texas, USA (western area of Bell County, TX) 4. Phacops (Phacops) aff. fecundus degener and Phacops sp. trilobites - Early Devonian (Emsian) - Col d'Aubisque, Pyrénées Atlantiques, France 5. Kobyastraea sp. coral - Bajocian oolitic limestone - SW France, ‘causse de Martel’ (near Lot valley) 6. Aphelaspis brachyphasis trilobite split with dual-sided plate - Cambrian, Conasauga Fm (~500 MYA) - Chatsworth, Georgia 7. Asteroceras and Promicroceras ammonites - Jurassic - Lyme Regis, Dorset, England 8. Spirifer sp. brachiopod - Mississippian - Benton County, Missouri 9. Terataspis grandis (trilobite pygidium fragment) - L. Devonian, Bois Blanc Fm. - London, Canada (imported fill) 10. Texigryphaea graysonana pelecypod death plate - Cretaceous, Duck Creek Formation -Lake Texoma, Texas 11. Olenaspella chrisnewi trilobite - Upper Cambrian McKay Group, Upper Cambrian - Site 15, Bull River Valley, BC, Canada 12. Euterphoceras sublaevigatum nautilus - Cenomanian - Calais, France
  3. ID help: Illinois Fossil Plants

    Does anyone know what these are? The previous owner forgot where they were found but thinks they are from the Fox river in Illinois. Can anyone confirm this? They look like plant fossils similar to those found at Mazon creek. Thanks.
  4. Spoil find

    Found this on Monday in a British Coal Measures pit spoil in Derbyshire UK , I think it might be a Calamostachys but i would like to know what you think it might be. Cheers John
  5. Insect Plant Fish or ...?

    Greetings, everyone. I spent the other day on the east side of Ventura County breaking open sedimentary rocks. I'm not experienced enough with that sort of material to positively ID it but I think it was siltstone. There was a leaf and something else on both sides of one of the rocks. I've been having a hard time figuring out what the "something else" is. It measures about 35 by 14 millimeters. I took a few pictures of both sides under different lighting conditions to help bring out some of the finer details. It comes from the Modelo Formation (Miocene). Thanks ahead of time for any help in figuring out what it is. Here are pictures of the first side: Some pictures of the second side:
  6. Mystery fossil discs

    Hello again. I have several of these strange fossil discs. I cannot find tags for them in the boxes of minerals and fossils recently acquired. Possibly some sort of jellyfish? sea sponge? Any help with ID is of course always appreciated!
  7. Possible fossil find

    As a newbie first of all Hello everybody Today I was hiking and found an interesting rock along side the old mine road. Knowing that this type of rock may contain crystals I had it split open. It was quite a big rock, but the crystals were so tiny I could hardly see them...so anyway I was about to dispose of it when I noticed something unusual. To me it looks like a piece of a small perforated skin...but to be honest I have no clue what it might be... Any thoughts?
  8. carboniferous, plant, coal,

    Hello Fossil Fans, I found this recently at a disused coal pit in Kent (Thanet). I believe it to be carboniferous plant material. Can anyone be more specific? Also because of the nature of the coal it is very crumbly so any advice on preservation would be welcome.
  9. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends August 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Hippurites colliciatus rudist - Campanian, St. Bartholomä Formation, Gosau Group - St. Bartholomä, Styria, Austria 2. Vaccinites alpinus rudist - Campanian, St. Bartholomä Formation, Gosau Group - St. Bartholomä, Styria, Austria 3. Mesopuzosia pacifica titanic ammonite - Late Cretaceous (Coniacian) Yezu Group - Mikasa, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan 4. Mediospirifer auduculus brachiopod with unknown crinoid holdfast - Devonian, Moscow Formation - Penn Dixie Fossil Park, New York 5. Bellaclathrus spinosus brachiopods - Permian, Fort Apache Member, Schnebly Hill Formation - northeastern Gila County, Arizona 6. Platystrophia sp. brachiopod with quartz crystals - Ordovician - Maysville, Kentucky 7. Atactotoechus fruticosus bryozoan - Middle Devonian, Moscow, Kashong Member - Livingston County, New York 8. Treptoceras crebriseptum orthoconic nautiloid - Upper Ordovician (~440-445 mya), Georgian Bay Formation - Toronto, Ontario, Canada 9. Promicroceras, Asteroceras, Xipheroceras and Cymbites ammonite death assemblage - Lower Jurassic, Sinemurian - Charmouth, Dorset, England 10. Flexicalymene granulosa trilobite - Upper Ordovician, Georgian Bay Formation - Mimico Creek, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada 11. Unidentified (trigonotarbid?) arachnid - Late Carboniferous (Westphalian D), Osnabrück Fm. - Piesberg quarry near Osnabrück, Germany 12. Near-complete frond of Mariopteris nervosa - Late Carboniferous (Westphalian D), Osnabrück Fm. - Piesberg quarry near Osnabrück, Germany 13. Corocrinus calypso four associated crinoid cr owns - Middle Devonian, Erian, Arkona Formation - Arkona, Ontario, Canada
  10. Mazon Creek Plant Publications

    Hi, Does anyone know if there are any publications, papers, books on Mazon Creek flora / plants If you could point me in the right direction Thanks
  11. First outing

    Hi all I hope you all go easy as this is my first post. I have just come back from a day out at Botany Bay in Kent. This is my first attempt at fossil hunting, and this is the most fossil looking object that I could find. I would appreciate any information that people can give if it is a fossil or if its not.To me it looks like leaves have wrapped round he rock but that may just be me being over optimistic. Thanks Jack
  12. Hey Gang, Was going thru another box and found a small piece that I acquired awhile back that I dont have a name for and looking for some help....if anyone has any ideas...much appreciated... Did some preliminary review of some of the Eocene pubs but nothing screamed yep thats it... From a quarry near Fossil Lake, Kemmerer, Wyoming. Green River Formation. Got some interesting fish bits in the plate as well... @piranha Thanks! Regards, Chris
  13. fossilized wood

    Hi, i have that piece of wood from the Carboniferous of Poland. Is it a lepidodendron or something else ? My finger tips are the scale. Thank you very much for your input.
  14. ***Picture Heavy*** Went down to my local beach after work on Monday with the intention of looking for plant seeds from the London Clay beds. After waiting half an hour for the tide to recede i could get to the best material.... Within the first five minutes something large caught my eye in one of the material piles.....See if you can spot it... A nearly perfect 58mm Otodus! With intact cusps and serrations, maybe an Otodus Aksuaticus? Needless to say it was a bit of a surprise! Found a few of the usual Striatolamia teeth in situ. And a bit of a ray plate. Found a fish vert slowly wearing out of the clay. A few seeds and a tiny bone (10mm) photos are of poor quality but any ideas of what it is? Seeds. Tiny bone. The tide had started to come in by that point so headed up onto the beach. Photos showing the red crag cliffs with the London Clay bed below it. This part of the beach is picked over a lot so i do not tend to spend to much time there. (Unless its productive such as after a storm where the shingle gets washed away to expose the London clay beds under it then it is incredible ) Few beach finds, the majority are a bit worn after being rolled around by the waves etc. Few partials of much bigger teeth. So in all, quite a productive couple of hours! Thanks all!
  15. I have seen mentioned online (can't remember exact source ) Collectors using wax to enhance plant specimens. Does this actually work? If so, what is the name of the actual product one should use? Thanks
  16. Is this rock considered a fossil

    So is this rock considered a trace fossil or a fossil at all? I am asking because I have seen similar rocks identified as fossils. Thanks.
  17. Leaf fossil And fish fossil I’d

    Honestly don’t know too much about them. My recently deceased grandfather wanted me to have them. I know some of them are seed fern fossils and honestly don’t know the rest
  18. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends July 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Pinus sp. and Pinus brevis cones - Miocene - Chłapowo, Poland 2. Flexicalymene croneisi trilobite - Ordovician, Lindsay Fm, Hillier Member - Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada 3. Donaciinae subfamily (aquatic leaf beetle) elytron imprint - Miocene - Juodikiai Quarry, Klaipeda district, Western Lithuania 4. Apiaceae indet. (carrot family) seed - Miocene - Juodikiai Quarry, Klaipeda district, western Lithuania. 5. Menuites ammonite in bryozoan colony - Late Cretaceous, Wenonah Formation - Monmouth County, New Jersey 6. Eurypterus remipes eurypterid - Late Silurian, Phelps Member, Bertie Group - Herkimer County, New York 7. Harpoceras and Dactylioceras gracile ammonites - Lower Jurassic, Upper Lias - Sandsend, near Whitby in Yorkshire, England 8. Periarchus pileussinensis sand dollars with Chlamys scallop fragment - Eocene, Tivola Limestone (~35 mya) - Perry, Georgia 9. Chlamys spillmani clinchfieldensis scallop - Eocene, Tivola Limestone (~35 mya) - Perry, Georgia 10. Crickites sp. goniatite - Late Devonian, Frasnian - Chimay, Belgium 11. Eldredgeops rana trilobite with Stereolasma rectum horn coral - Devonian - Hamburg, New York 12. Olenoides nevadensis with associated Elrathia kingii trilobites - Cambrian, Wheeler Shale - U-dig quarry near Delta, Utah
  19. Okay so I found this interesting specimen in Ithica New York. The formation was early devonian. Is this a cooksonia fossil? On the other side of this rock you can see another fossilzed plant as seen on the front but much smaller and less complete. Below the penny is the most complete out of the three. To the right of the penny you can see a little bit of another. Thank you for taking time reading this. (If it does turn out to be a cooksonia its sadly missing the sprouts)
  20. Plant, Bone or Stone

    This item was uncovered while excavating my basement in 2007. After watching a series of videos from the Illinois Geological Survey last year, I believe it is petrified wood of some early tree's growing in Northern Illinois between glacial periods. it weighs 17.2 pounds and its about 10 inches tall. It has a large flat area and another smaller flat area on its opposite. I don't see rings as you might see in tree stumps which is concerning. Rather it has vertical lines on most of it sides with interesting crevasses like an old tree limb might have. It is appears broken at the top with an almost rotted core look to it. Can you help me identify and age this item?
  21. Friend needs ID help

    A friend found this near Sonora, TX. No idea what it is, any help would be much appreciated. I do not know age or formation as of yet. Thanks
  22. Carboniferous Plant ID

    Two items from my recent collecting trip. Carboniferous - Silesian Was thinking Asterophyllites Any ideas? Specimen 1: Specimen 2
  23. Branch or strobilus?

    Hello. Is it a branch with leaf-scars and cone scars or a cones? I hope you will understand me Late triassic, Russia, Chelyabinsk region.
  24. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends June 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Mecaster scutiger echinoid anoxic mortality cluster - Cretaceous, Cenomanian (Tentúgal Fm, I level) - Montemor-o-Velho, Coimbra, Portugal 2. Stromatoporid (with bonus nautiloid) - Likely Devonian (formation uncertain) - Champaign, Illinois 3. Pleurodictyum americanum (tabulate coral) attached to a crinoid calyx (Megistocrinus?) - Middle Devonian, Moscow Formation - Livingston County, New York 4. Echinocaris punctata phyllocarid - Middle Devonian (Givetian), Moscow formation, Hamilton group - Madison county, New York 5. Triarthrus eatoni trilobite (ventral view with eggs) - Ordovician - Beecher's Beds, Walcott Quarry, near Rome, New York 6. Psammichnites? ichnofossil, molluscan feeding trail - Carboniferous - Kilkee, Ireland 7. Coeloma vigil crab - Eocene - Provence, France 8. Cenocerus nautiloid - Early Jurassic - Mappleton, Yorkshire, UK
  25. Fragile plant help

    Hi, I am after a bit of advice please. Finally got out on a collecting trip at the dump of an abandoned coal mine. Plenty of plant material but it is very very fragile. Some of the pieces literally disintegrated as I lifted them up. So my initial thought is that with the specimens I have, how do I go about preserving them - prevent further cracking and flaking. I will tackle the broken ones at a later stage. The specimen in the photo is roughly 10 cm. Most of them are similar size or smaller. Any advice appreciated
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