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Found 193 results

  1. Looking to ID this cool fossil find. What could it be?

    Hi All, What could this mysterious and mesmerizing find be? Thanks team!
  2. These shells all look similar in nature except the last one, pictured by itself. Any way to identify, specifically? Thank You! Freshwater Creek, very slick light brown clay bottom which is blue grey once penetrated and dug. Also sand.
  3. bivalve slumb with green mud

    I have found so many of these slumbs near a green horizontal green line running all across a sandstone hill cut to extract sand. The green mud is 70cm width. They vary in sizes, but brought with me this piece. are those Inoceramus bivalve?
  4. Looking for Aurora NC IDs

    I came across a few potential specimens from material from Aurora North Carolina The first two are the front and back of something I thought might be crab shell, but crab shell isn't on the identification guide that I have #2, I know I've seen things similar to this but I can't place what it is Third I thought these might be broken teeth of some sort? Fourth I don't have an idea, I'm not sure they're even fossils but they're glossy like some fossils from this area are Finally #5 maybe a section of shell?
  5. I think at least one of them are marsh creepers. I found them in Abbey Wood, a famous Eocene area.
  6. Prepping in Graywacke

    Hi All! I live in Northern California, in the middle if the Fransician Complex, and a lot of the fossils that I encounter here are contained within very hard greywacke matrix. This stuff is incredibly well cemented together, and only becomes harder in concretions. This hard stone has prevented me from prepping these fossils. I'm unsure if an ascribe will work on greywacke, I've only seen references on this forum to use soft limestones and shales. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. -Nick
  7. Jurassic Shells?

    What are these called and age? They came from Mississippi and I was told they were from jurassic period
  8. What are these shells?

    It was found in South East London, in a fossily area. Found 3 days ago and cleaned today.
  9. I am going to take my 9 years old son to California in mid February for a week. We plan to collect shark tooth at Ernst Quarries and we also want to collect other fossils along the coast from San Francisco to LA. I did many research and found a few sites that we really want to go. Bean Creek at Scotts Valley for sand dollar, Capitola Beach for shells and maybe whale bone, Carmel valley for crab, and Jalama Beach for fish. I did more research and found out that the Bean Creek location is off limit now. I would like to ask if the other places still ok. We will fly to LA and drive up north to San Francisco so I don't want to have to drive all the way up just to know that we can't collect the fossil. Also if you have other locations that you can share, it is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much and I can't wait still February.
  10. Hi! I'm very new to fossil finding and lucked across some fossil-filled rocks in central Kentucky a few weeks ago. I found these rocks in the median of I-75 in Kentucky, just before exit 87 (south of Richmond KY), where they had eroded off a sheer rock face that had been blasted out decades ago to make way for the expressway. I'm not sure what kind of rock the shells are encased in, and the only tools i have at my disposal are not particularly well suited for the job (a generic 5/8" masonry chisel, a nail hammer, and a dremel with various carbide cutting bits). I'm working on getting some tools eventually, but for now that's what I'm working with. Any tips or suggestions about how to get these shells out of this stone with what I currently have? Is it just going to be impossible without better tools, and if so, which tools would you recommend for this job? I'm attaching a picture of the rock and shells in question, with letters A, B, and C above the shells i've noticed encased in here. I'm thinking A and B may have some promise, and maybe C too? I have no idea what I'm doing here so I'm open for any insights or suggestions
  11. Ahhhh, this curiosity of mine... I am so glad that the folks on this forum love to teach and help a novice like me! The closer and closer I look at a rock, the more fascinated I am by it. I found what looked like a "plain old rock" today. (IS there such a thing?!) I cleaned it and started looking at it under a magnifying glass. There was a little hole in the rock, so I decided to try to see what was IN the hole. As I examined it, I realized that it was a bit like looking into a cave in a hillside. How fun! Of course that just brought on more questions, though. I photographed one particular area from different perspectives and looked at it even closer. I am not seeing the fan like bryozoan fossils I have seen in my other fossiliferous (I love that word) limestone - unless I am looking at it from a completely different angle (a possibility!!). From one perspective (the one I am posting here), there are two pieces that seem like they might have originally been connected - kind of like a shell of some sort that has a part removed from it? Like the curve might be broken? But the closer I looked, the more tubule like parts I thought I saw. So, here I am once again... Begging your patience and asking to glean from your vast experiences. This part of the rock is very small - I will add another photo of it with a ruler to show scale. I can include photos of the entire rock but I am trying to study this one tiny spot on it for now? Thanks so much for your help! Edited to add: Found in Huntsville, Alabama. I also THINK I see some crinoid fossils elsewhere on this particular rock, if that helps with classification. From what I can tell so far, we are in the Mississipian age? Ramona
  12. Hey everyone! On Wednesday, as I finally had some time, I decided to take Sara out to my favorite hunting spot: the Zandmotor (Netherlands). I definitely did not regret that decision! If you've never heard of the Zandmotor before, it's an artificial beach extension just south of The Hague, and the sand that was used was dredged from the North Sea and is full of Ice Age megafaunal mammal bones and tons of Eemian shells. If you want to see some more of my finds and hunts there, just look up "Zandmotor" in the TFF search bar and you should find a bunch of stuff When we got there it was raining, which annoyed me a little bit because the forecast said it wouldn't... The rain also makes the sand stick to the fossils which can become annoying when looking for small fossils or trying to recognize the thing you just picked up. But, having just spent an hour in the bus to get here, I didn't want to turn back immediately. Luckily the rain stopped within half an hour, and I wasn't even on the Zandmotor yet (I have to walk about an hour from the bus stop to the Zandmotor itself) and after that the weather alternated between cloudy and sunny which was nice. While I usually always take a pass by the shell banks, today I decided to only walk along the shoreline to increase the chances of finding good mammal stuff. In fact, there had been a strong eastern wind on Tuesday which helped uncover a lot of the bones and make them wash ashore. This did not go unnoticed, there were a lot indeed! Here is my first big find of the day, a great complete horse astralagus!
  13. brachiopods Fossil

    Hi, another find this month. largest is 11 cm. appears to have more both front and back. limestone 2.3 cm x 2.3 cm x 0.80 cm or covers a U.S quarter. Found in West Michigan. Thanks, Bob
  14. Berries 7.jpg

    From the album 1925 Body & Trace Fossil Collection - Vegitation

    The majority of these berries are ground cherries from about 52 Ma years ago with the fruit fossilized. This is very rare to have so many specimens with the soft fruit still attached to the host.
  15. Berries 6.jpg

    From the album 1925 Body & Trace Fossil Collection - Vegitation

    The majority of these berries are ground cherries from about 52 Ma years ago with the fruit fossilized. This is very rare to have so many specimens with the soft fruit still attached to the host.
  16. Berries 5.jpg

    From the album 1925 Body & Trace Fossil Collection - Vegitation

    The majority of these berries are ground cherries from about 52 Ma years ago with the fruit fossilized. This is very rare to have so many specimens with the soft fruit still attached to the host.
  17. Berries 4.jpg

    From the album 1925 Body & Trace Fossil Collection - Vegitation

    The majority of these berries are ground cherries from about 52 Ma years ago with the fruit fossilized. This is very rare to have so many specimens with the soft fruit still attached to the host.
  18. Berries 3.jpg

    From the album 1925 Body & Trace Fossil Collection - Vegitation

    The majority of these berries are ground cherries from about 52 Ma years ago with the fruit fossilized. This is very rare to have so many specimens with the soft fruit still attached to the host.
  19. Berries 2.jpg

    From the album 1925 Body & Trace Fossil Collection - Vegitation

    The majority of these berries are ground cherries from about 52 Ma years ago with the fruit fossilized. This is very rare to have so many specimens with the soft fruit still attached to the host.
  20. Berries 1.jpg

    From the album 1925 Body & Trace Fossil Collection - Vegitation

    The majority of these berries are ground cherries from about 52 Ma years ago with the fruit fossilized. This is very rare to have so many specimens with the soft fruit still attached to the host.
  21. Hi all, I have fossils from Singapore's Jurong Formation, aged from late Triassic to early Jurassic (235 - 175 mya). Some were found over 10 years ago by a fossil-digger while others were dug up recently by the two of us. Several specimens have been handed over to our local museum. However, no one really knows what family or genus these bivalves belong to. I was hoping you guys could help. Specimen 0A Specimen 0B Specimen 0B alt view Specimen 0B alt view
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