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Found 84 results

  1. Requesting Fossil ID

    Can someone tell me which type of fossils these two items are? I found them in a creek in middle Tennessee. Thanks.
  2. Hello, I have a rather large rock in my yard (middle Tennessee) which I have always thought was interesting. I’m hoping somebody will let me know which type(s) of rock it is? It has gray and white crystals(?) of some sort on top, along with white streaks running through it. It also has several knobby areas. Are these chert nodules? Any information is appreciated. Thanks!
  3. Possible Paw Track?

    I’m hoping someone can tell me if this is a paw track of some sort? There are three indentations on this rock of very similar shape and size. (four inches wide) Or would it have been impossible for this type of rock to have had any tyoe of tracks? The rock was in my barn in middle Tennessee. Thanks.
  4. Oddly shaped rock or fossil?

    I’m hoping someone will let me know if this is “just” a rock, or possibly a coprolite of some sort? It seems to have different textures and layers. Thanks!
  5. Is this a concretion?

    I would like to know if this is a concretion or some type of fossil? It is from a creek in middle Tennessee. Thanks!
  6. Fossilized Wood or Stone?

    I found this in a creek in middle Tennessee. I’m wondering if it is just a rock or if it could be petrified wood? Thanks!
  7. Is this an egg??

    Found this in Alexandria, TN (DeKalb Co.)
  8. Fossilized Fish?

    I’m hoping someone can tell me which type of fossils are in this rock. I found it in my yard in middle Tennessee. There are several crushed shells visible, but I’m especially wondering about the areas circled in red. The area circled in the third picture almost looks like a fish? The smaller circled area appears hollow. I’m not sure of what that could be. Any ideas? Thanks!
  9. White Rock

    Can anyone let me know which type of rock this is? It is white with tan specks (possibly a type of tiny fossil?) stuck all over it. I found it in my yard in middle Tennessee. Thanks!
  10. I’m hoping someone will tell me what type of fossil imprint is on this rock? I found it in a creek in middle Tennessee. Thanks!
  11. Which type of rock is this?

    Can anyone tell me which type(s) of rock this is? I found it in a creek in middle Tennessee. Thanks!
  12. I have been wondering if the black things on the side of this rock could be some type of fossil? Is it a type of fossilized plant material? Thanks!
  13. Is this a rock?

    Could anyone tell me if this is some type of fossil, bone or rock? I found it in a creek in middle Tennessee. Thanks!
  14. Is this a bone?

    This was found on my property in middle Tennessee. I have always wondered if it was once used as some type of tool, or if it is just an odd shaped rock. Now that I have cleaned it a bit, it looks like it could possibly be bone. Can anyone tell me what it is? Thanks!
  15. Looking for identification

    Could someone please let me know which type of fossil(s) are in this? I found it in a creek in middle Tennessee. Thanks!
  16. Is this rock or bone?

    Hello, I am hoping someone can tell me whether this is rock or bone? I found it in a creek in middle Tennessee. Thanks! ~ Tracey
  17. Is this fossilized coral?

    Hello! I am wondering if this might be coral? It was found in a creek in middle Tennessee.
  18. Is this a concretion?

    Hello! I am hoping someone can tell me exactly what this is? It was found in a creek in middle Tennessee. I am assuming it is a concretion of some sort, but the inside looks different from others I’ve seen.
  19. Hello, I am new to TFF. I have recently noticed several unusual rocks and/or fossils on my property in middle Tennessee. I would appreciate any help with identifying the one I have posted. After searching on here, I am wondering if it could be some type of bone, or even fossilized coral or sponge? Thanks! - Tracey
  20. Anyone recognize this?

    Any recognize this? I have come across a few of these recently in the Lebanon limestone in middle TN, mid/late ordovician. Most have been much smaller. This one still has a thin layer of matrix over much of the surface (with a fragment of a graptolite), but it's the only one I have a photo of. Thanks
  21. So in late June early July my wife, 2 boys (8 & 2.5), my father in-law and mother-in-law and I are going to take a 2 week road trip around the US. We'll be leaving Maryland and heading down to Memphis, Tennessee followed by Nashville then on to Texas and ending up in Albuquerque, New Mexico at my brother-in-law's for a few days, then off to the Grand Canyon, up to Dinosaur National monument, over to Hot Springs, South Dakota to the Mammoth site, Mt Rushmore, and Crazy Horse Monument, then to the Badlands in South Dakota, and then start making our way back to home. We're taking some new paths and going back over some previous ones. I am interested in doing 1-2 hour fossil and/or rock and mineral collecting leg stretches not terribly far off US 40 between Memphis and Albuquerque. Honestly anywhere else near the places I listed and anywhere along US 90 back to Chicago and down to Indianapolis, then US 70 the rest of the way east towards home. I'm hoping if I ask on here I can get a handful of options for the trip, we may only do two or three depending on time, weather and general feedback from the rest of the family. I have messaged PFooley about the Albuquerque/Rio Puerco area. After we get back I will have to make a write up of the adventure, it should be a great trip full of geologic and paleontological fun. Thanks for any information, Adam
  22. Young Tennessee girl finds 475 million year old fossil by Kaylin JorgeThursday, May 3rd 2018 http://fox17.com/news/local/young-tennessee-girl-finds-475-million-year-old-fossil Tech Times http://www.techtimes.com/articles/226764/20180503/11-year-old-tennessee-girl-discovers-475-million-year-old-fossil-of-a-trilobite-near-a-lake.htm WAVY TV, Dandridge, Tennessee http://www.wavy.com/news/national/tennessee-girl-finds-475-million-year-old-fossil/1157469113 Yours, Paul H.
  23. Brownsport Formation, Tennessee ID Help

    I had bought this piece along with a bunch of other stuff since I thought it was interesting. The guy I got it from thought it was maybe a big Trilobite pygidium, but I think not. Honestly no idea what it could be, any suggestions?
  24. This past Saturday was cold and windy in middle Tennessee, with occasional sleet and snow showers. I decided to do something other than hunt fossils due to the weather. However, by late in the day, the wind had died down and skies were clearing, so I decided to stop at a road cut on the way home. This cut exposes about 25 ft of the lower Lebanon Limestone, Ordovician. The Lebanon is rich in fossils, often with excellent detail, but the thin limestone layers can be extremely hard. This usually results in the fossils weathering faster than the rock, so the best way to find something nice, is if it's inverted. As always, I'm looking for trilobites, and the Lebanon has a diverse assemblage, but finding complete, articulated specimens is very rare. After several years of sporadic hunting, I have never found a single complete trilobite in the Lebanon, but I have seen a few, so they do exist. The sun was was getting low, and the light was not great, but I had at least 30 minutes to check out the cut. I had checked this same cut a few years ago, but only briefly, late in the day, after hunting other cuts nearby, so my tired eyes had not seen much. I recently learned that some rare trilobites had been found at this same cut, so I really wanted to give it a better look. Just 10 minutes into my hunt, and only 50 ft from the car, I glanced up at the top of the talus pile and immediately spotted this Gabriceraurus! I appears to be complete, although the pygidium is not visible.
  25. Big Honking Isotelus

    Stopped by a road cut this past Sunday to pick up some hash plates I found the previous weekend, but had to leave behind. The cut exposes a large section of the upper Carter's limestone and the Curdsville limestone member of the Hermitage formation, middle Ordovician. This is not far from where I found the nice 3D Isotelus a few weeks back. Within 5 minutes after I arrived, I looked down and spotted this huge enrolled, but very weathered Isotelus. Most of the lower portions were missing or very damaged. It is 5.5 inches (14 cm) wide, so if stretched out prone, it would have been 8-9 inches! While it's not in very good condition, it still shows the potential of this strata in the area. That's a big honking trilobite!