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Found 205 results

  1. Union Chapel Mine

    New to the site and have found a lot of odds and ends over the years, more by accident then out on hunts. But now wanting to get some of my grand kids into fossil hunting. So here is my question. Can you hunt for fossils at the Union Chapel Mine? If not is there any old mines you can hunt in Alabama? Thanks
  2. Archimedes sp. (Owen 1838)

    From the album Bryozoa

    5cm. long Bangor Limestone Formation Mississippian Early Carboniferous From Northern Alabama
  3. Acrocrinus sp. (Yandell 1855)

    From the album Echinodermata

    7cm. long. Bangor Limestone Formation Mississippian Early Carboniferous From Northern Alabama
  4. Sharks tooth?

    Found this fossil on beach at Gulf Shores, AL. I think it's a sharks tooth, maybe old? Need help with ID. Thank you.
  5. Alabama Paleocene Fish Tooth

    Once again I need help with an identification, this time a fish tooth, from the Upper Paleocene Bells Landing Member of the Tuscahoma Formation in Monroe County, Alabama. I apologize for the graininess of the photo, but I had to capture it with my iphone as my digital microscope provided no details or contrast of the tooth. I am hoping that one of the Aquia collectors might recognize it to perhaps genus. The most obvious feature is a central keel on one face of the tooth. Length of tooth is 6 mm. Mike
  6. Alabama Shark Tooth help

    All In the process of looking through screened material from the Upper Paleocene Bells Landing Member of the Tuscahoma Formation, I came across this small 3 mm shark tooth. This deposit located within Monroe County, Alabama is equivalent in age to the Paspotansa Member of the Aquia Formation in Virginia. I searched the Aquia section on Elasmo.com but could not find anything similar. I don't know if this is a juvenile or an adult tooth but the most noticeable feature is the deep nutrient groove. I am hoping one of the many shark tooth experts here on the forum might be able to give some insight into what it is. Left: Lingual Right: Labial. Thanks Mike
  7. Bone from the Mooreville Chalk in AL

    My daughter found this protruding from the Mooreville Chalk formation (upper Cretaceous) in central Alabama. Unfortunately, it did break when we dug it out but it is otherwise in very good shape. It looks like it may be shaped like a reptile paddle bone. Turtle? Mosasaur? Something else? Anyone have any thoughts about id?
  8. I found this bone sieving in a creek in central Alabama. There are Cretaceous fossils in the stream (Mooreville Chalk). The scale is in centimeters. It is about 1 cm long. The first three pictures are 10x, the remaining ones are 30x. It was intact when I got it. Unfortunately one end broke and I glued it back together, as you can see. Any idea if it may be fossil or not? Any idea what sort of creature or body part it may be from? I am very curious...
  9. Bone Fragment

    My kids found this in the creek bed in Bear Creek, Alabama over the weekend. Any idea what kind of bone it is? Also, how do we tell if a bone is fossilized or just weathered? Thanks in advance!
  10. Found in Alabama Creek

    My 9 year old daughter found this in an Alabama creek bed over the weekend. I have no idea if it is just an unusual rock or some kind of fossil. It is about 7 inches long. My daughter was hoping someone here could tell her if it is just a cool rock or an actual fossil. Thank you!
  11. Tooth id

    Found these 2 teeth the smaller one in dauphin island, Alabama, and the bigger one on Holly beach in Louisiana. I think the smaller one is chipped, the bigger one just doesn't have a root... I've had the bigger one for about a year i think and just found the smaller one. I have researched forever hope I can get suggestions from y'all
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  13. Fish Spine or Jaw bone Maybe?

    I have found several of these fossils over the last few months and would love some help identifying them. Most are small, less than 1 inch long and difficult for me to photograph with any real detail. But the last one I found is much larger by comparison. It's just a fragment but it's about an inch and a half long and 1/2 inch wide. They all taper from one end to the other and they all have raised bumps down one edge and a deep groove along the other edge. The flat sides are textured. They were all found in a creek in Southwest Alabama, US alongside Eocene shark, ray and sawfish teeth. Suggestions so far include silurid spine, stingray barb, fish jawbone, and a piece of Noah's Ark. I have not been able to find matching examples of any of them. Any other ideas, or pictures to confirm one of the previous suggestions? I posted some videos I shot if that helps. Not sure if it's permissible to link to them here so apologies if not... Thanks!
  14. My son pulled this bone out of a creek in Montgomery, AL yesterday. The creek is full of Cretaceous fossils. It is very heavy and dense, like stone. What might it be?
  15. Need help to support my sons dream

    Hello we are in Pensacola and our 15 year old son is an aspiring Paleontologist. He is dive certified and so are we and have a 18ft boat along with a 27 ft boat. We want to support him in his dream career choice (if he can support himself at some point LOL) and have no knowledge of how to get him experience in fossil hunting. He knows that chances are this part of his career path could be short lived and he will likely end up as a professor or museum curator but he doesn’t care. History and science are his favorite subject and as he says this is both wrapped up in one. As the country opens back up we are interested in venturing outside of the more local area to Allow him to explore what the country has to offer but for now more day trips are needed. My husband and I fish and can put you on Snapper and teach you to rig your line but we have no idea where to start with this. Equipment, area, how to find the right spot in the river..... I am thinking this is kind of like lobstering or scalloping. You need the right bottom and the right conditions but not sure what they are. thank you in advance for your help.
  16. Found in Alabama USA

    Hi All! I am brand new here. I have had a life-long interest in all things archaeology/paleontology/geology and was always digging in the dirt as a kid. But I am a veterinarian by trade and have not a clue about any of these awesome things that so intrigue me, lol. The fossil pictured below is one I found on my parents' land (where I grew up) probably 30 years ago. I found it in a little valley area where a creek runs between two fairly large hills. Anyone have any idea what I have here? Thanks a bunch! Michelle
  17. Could this be a actual Partial rib bone from a monosaurus? Was found in Lowndes County Alabama
  18. Found Fossil

    I am new to the Fossil Forum! Hello!! My daughter and I were taking our daily walk near our home, which has a drainage reservoir nearby. We found this rock which at closer glance consisted of several fossil impressions. At first we thought it was a fish's fin but after some brief research I believe it may be some sort of Byrozoan. Can anyone help ID?
  19. With all of your help, I am learning to better identify fossils in the rocks I pick up in my yard - mostly bryozoan and crinoids. Boring to most folks, but still fun for me, LOL! I picked this rock up assuming it was a non native one, but then decided to get my macro lens after it to make sure. I need your help! Do you see any bryozoan or crinoid fossils in these macro photos? I didn't think so at first, but then I started wondering about some tiny things I was seeing. So, if no one sees any fossils, I will just go back to my original idea - that it is a non native rock to our yard. I would also love to understand a bit about how a rock like this is formed! It is a gorgeous rock and I would be happy to post a photo of the whole thing if anyone is interested. Thanks! Ramona
  20. I have so many rocks that I often like to take one and remove as much matrix as I can, to learn more about it. This rock was very interesting! The limestone was very soft and I know for a fact that I removed plenty of small fossils along the way, but I thought I was digging a geode out of the rock (the "original" thing was the dark area). After cleaning thoroughly with vinegar and a toothbrush, I started removing all soft matrix with a dental pick. I was surprised to "break through" to a totally different geode than the one I thought I was digging out! Part of this new geode broke off later, but I was able to see the inside well! :-) I also discovered what seems to be a nice bryozoan fossil? I never did figure out what the original item was - it may still be a geode, but I have stopped for now. I may have seen this before, but just though it was interesting to see the geode and fossil in the same rock. Found in Huntsville, Alabama.
  21. Went to explore the creek with my family to enjoy a beautiful, peaceful day. My hubby found a tooth in the creek bed that cuts into Cretaceous clay and I initially thought it was a shark tooth but not like any I had seen before. Also, found something with crosshatched markings and was wondering if it is a fossil or just an erosion pattern on a stone. Thanks for taking a look.(Hands look like fossils)This measures about an inch across
  22. Had a great day getting out this weekend and exploring some cretaceous clay outcroppings along the creek bed. Lots off impressions of shells but other interesting things that I don't recognize. Are they anything other than erosion patterns? I have more photos if needed. Thank you! ay ge I think the top is some type of shell but what about underneath?
  23. When I first looked at this rock I thought it was a bit of concrete, but once I cleaned it up and looked at it with my macro lens I discovered a very different world. I am used to seeing fossiliferous limestone, but the fact that this rock has some completely smooth sides baffles me. Is it just another example of the wonders of limestone? See next post for the size. Found in Huntsville, Alabama. Thanks! Ramona
  24. Planning another summer ramble across a wide swath of the US for siteseeing and fossil hunting. Going to hit some previous sites like Kemmerer and Big Cedar Ridge in Wyoming along with planned stops for a guided dino excursion at a private ranch in eastern Montana and a trilobite dig at Theisen quarry in Oklahoma. I will be zigzagging across much of Montana and Wyoming and would be interested in other suggested stops on the way if anyone has anything they are willing to share. Not looking for someones secret stash, just publicly known places the wife and I might be able to stop for an hour or two as we roll through. We will also be traveling through places like western Nebraska, Oklahoma, southern Alabama, etc. I am interested in any era, invertebrate, vertebrate, plant. Looking to expand my personal collection and maybe pick up a few pieces to trade or auction off here. I have the most flexibility while in the north, but I have been trying to see if I can detour to squeeze in at least a little Alabama carboniferous as I have seen many beautiful specimens posted and I love plant fossils. We shall see. I have the rockhounding guides for the northern states and have tagged several possibilities, I have also been combing through previous posts and searching other references online. I would love to identify an ammonite location along the way as I have never managed to collect one myself. Thanks in advance, Randy
  25. I'm not sure if folks would like to do this or not, but I thought it might be fun to have a run of "I Spy" with a large fossil-rich rock that I recently found in our yard. Experts and newbies both welcome! This rock weighs 4 pounds and measures about 6 inches by 5 inches. These are macro images - all from the same rock. Check them out and see what you can "Spy" in each image! Look closely - very closely! And think in 3-D format! ;-) A bit of background - this rock was found in Huntsville, Alabama and is likely mostly limestone. I mostly find fenestellan bryozoan, crinoid, and coral fossils, with a few bivalves. So, surprise me with what YOU see in these photos!
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