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  1. nob covered bone

    I am hoping someone can provide some some guidance. The surface of this bone is covered with knobby protuberances. My inclination is fish but the bone cell structure is not fish flaky but more reptilian. Found in Alabama, Cretaceous chalk.
  2. Fossil?

    This was sold as an arrowhead at an antique store near Huntsville, Alabama. (That is all the information I have on the locality.) I’m wondering if there is a partial plant fossil in it?
  3. My first fossil and I'm already stumped - hoping someone can point me in the right direction here! My husband is a geologist and brought a piece of shale home with a fossil poking out. I've been chipping away inexpertly, and can't figure out what I'm looking at. This was found outside Birmingham Alabama, in the Mary Lee Formation, near the Pratt Seam. My husband tells me the area was freshwater swamp during the Pennsylvanian Period. What am I looking at here? I know it shouldn't be soft tissue, but it doesn't seem to be plant, shell, or bone, either! Please set me straight! I hope these pictures are ok - as you can see, I'm not done cleaning it... but I'm trying to be cautious since I'm learning as I go. Also possibly relevant: the shale was riddled with dark colored fossil plants. My husband said they were carbon - they nearly disintegrate on contact. I've included a picture of those, too. Here are pictures of the plant fossils in the rock that were exposed when we broke it apart. The mystery fossil is on the top of the left rock. Thank you all!
  4. I found this in a Campanian Mooreville Chalk deposit in Alabama. I have assumed that it is a fish vertebra however I can't find anything that looks like it. Would anyone have a guess as to what it is? Thanks Mike
  5. Alabama fossil ID

    Hello! I'm new to the forum and have a fossil I need some help with. I am very familiar with crinoids, as I grew up in north-central Alabama and they're everywhere. However, I'm not sure what this one is. It was found in Blount County, AL in a creek. Here are photos of the entire piece with two areas circled, and a couple of closer-ups. The bit in the upper left of the first photo looks like plant material to me, but I'm not sure about the rest. I'm happy to provide more photos or info if it would help. Thanks for your help!
  6. Good morning ladies and gents. I am looking for a few places I could take my daughter in about a week for some fossil /gem/ artifact hunting (not in Florida for the artifact hunting). My daughter is 9 and fairly experienced in gem and fossil hunting but has never found an artifact . I would like to stay in the southeast within a few hours drive and a semi winter friendly location (we do have waders for shallow water). Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, or north Florida is where we are looking. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Y’all have a Merry Christmas!
  7. Alabama Ichno/Trace Fossils

    Hello All! Ichnology has to be a fascinating field of study. I don't know bout you guys but as a citizen scientist/ fossil collector I definitely find them fascinating and when I post them on The Fossil Forum or the other social networks. I enjoy hearing the different discussions about them. Alabama is known for it's fossil diversity and these are no exception. The samples presented here are overshadowed by the specimens coming out of the Union Chapel Mine northwest of the my present location. http://kudzu.astr.ua.edu/apsmono1/paper19_APS_MONO_1_Hauboldetal.pdf Union Chapel produces all sorts of tracks from tetrapods, horseshoe crabs and a plethora of insects as well as plants specimens. Not to say the site I visit is the same because it's not but still provides a glimpse into an ancient mudflat during the Carboniferous Period teeming with life. Thanks to all the professionals who have help me identify some of these trace fossils. My goal and hope will be to eventually find impressions of the track makers. I have been visiting this site for over ten years and it still eludes me!
  8. Unknown Cretaceous claw core

    My hunting partner scored this sweet little piece today and it has me scratching my head as to what it is. It was found in the blufftown formation of Alabama (Campanian)...its a 1/2” long and 1/4” wide. It appears to be a claw core of some sort but from what I have no clue. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
  9. David C. Kopaska-Merkel and others, 2016, Cretaceous Stratigraphy and Paleontology of West-Central Alabama: A guidebook. Black Belt Museum. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312232486_CRETACEOUS_STRATIGRAPHY_AND_PALEONTOLOGY_OF_WEST-CENTRAL_ALABAMA_A_GUIDEBOOK Yours, Paul H.
  10. Greeting Guys and Gals! I had a quick question for you. I'm going to Moblie Alabama for a couple of days. Does anyone know is it would be worthwhile walking the beach of Daupine Island, Or does anyone have any recommendations out of the Mobile area ( parks, or woods). Any thoughts would be appreciated. Joe
  11. Afternoon hunt in Alabama

    I was able to sneak away for an afternoon hunt yesterday and wound up having an awesome day. I found well over a hundred teeth but the best find of the day for me was this small hybodus fin spine. It’s only 1-7/16” long and 3/8” wide but what it lacks in size it makes up for in character!
  12. Unknown Cretaceous tooth

    I found this tooth last week in the blufftown formation that runs through South Alabama. It was found on the same bar as the fully rooted Xiphactinus tooth I posted a couple of weeks ago. To me, it appears to be another tooth with a partial root but I’m unsure. It has characteristics of both Xiphactinus audax and vetus so that’s what has me so puzzled. It’s just over 1.25 inches long and a .25 inches wide. Any thoughts/comments would be greatly appreciated!
  13. Agassizocrinus?

    Have very little experience with crinoids. I have these as Agassizocrinus cups. Can anyone confirm or correct? Upper Mississippian (Chesterian), Monteagle Fm., Huntsville, AL Scale in mm.
  14. Hello, I have been a long time member of the fossil forum, but I have never posted before. I live in south Florida and I am planning on making a trip up to northwestern Georgia, northeastern Alabama, and southeastern Tennessee for two or three days and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on fossil hunting sites in the region. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
  15. Mobile Police seeking owner of briefcase filled with fossils Yellowhammer News, Mobile, Alabama, August 23, 2018 https://yellowhammernews.com/mobile-police-seeking-owner-of-briefcase-filled-with-fossils/ Yours, Paul H.
  16. Unknown Eocene Crocodile tooth

    These two teeth were found in South Alabama where the Tallahatta and Lisbon formation merge (both are Eocene in age) I’m pretty sure they’re both from a crocodile but I’m wanting to determine which species of croc they belong to??? Any ideas or comments will be greatly appreciated! Both teeth are 1-5/8” long and 9/16” wide.
  17. Schwimmer, D.R., 2002. Giant fossil coelacanths from the Late Cretaceous of the eastern USA. Fernbank Magazine. Faculty Bibliography. 514. http://csuepress.columbusstate.edu/bibliography_faculty/514 The paper is: Schwimmer, D.R., J.D. Stewart & G.D. Williams. Giant fossil coelacanths of the Late Cretaceous in the Eastern United States. Geology 22: 503-506. Nouv. Ser. 139: 187-190. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/252272908_Giant_fossil_coelacanths_of_the_Late_Cretaceous_in_the_eastern_United_States https://www.researchgate.net/profile/David_Schwimmer https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Joe_Stewart5 Yours, Paul H.
  18. Unknown Cretaceous tooth

    I’m pretty sure this is an xiphactinus tooth but I’ve never seen one that’s fully rooted before so that’s what has me questioning my original thought. I have several X-fish in my collection but all appear to sheds or broken off where the root would’ve been. I found this tooth last Sunday on a bar where I’ve found 10-12 other X-fish. It was found in the Blufftown formation of Alabama and is 1-5/8” long, 5-16” wide. Any thoughts or comments would be greatly appreciated!
  19. Alabama veggies?

    So, I'm looking to get a good week-ish long trip in before July. Can't head out to Green River as planned, so I have to stick to the southeast. I have heard quite a bit about Pennsylvanian plants from 'bama, so I've decided to take a trip there while I have the chance. Any pointers as to good localities?
  20. invertebrate?

    Anyone want to hazard a guess on this one? Its an undulating series of ridges and depressions uniform in size. The matrix has an ash character to it. It has a calcareous look but fails the vinegar test. Probably marine in origin. The only other fossil associated with it was a very small turritella impression. Found south of Thomasville, Alabama which makes it Paleocene.
  21. Cool fossils in NE Alabama

    Guys, I’m totally new at this but I think I found a super cool formation of sedimentary rock with marine fossils in it in Northern Eastern Huntsville, AL area. I’m going to take a wild guess and say these are Mississippian (one looks like a crinoid stem) but you guys would know better than me. Anyway, it was awesome to pick through a little bit.
  22. Howdee y'all! It was a hot 91 degrees with humidity yesterday when I decided to get out of the home to do a little ichno fossil hunt. Life had been a tad bit rough for the past 3 months and needed some Fossil Therapy. Here are a few interesting samples. The second pic appear to be tadpole shaped resting traces. I thought they were small horseshoe crabs?? I placed these on the FB Ichnology page and have two experts having a dialog about them. From my observation, the tadpole like images and the maker are still a mystery?? This is a partial burrow that I find a lot. About half the finds are 3D tubes with texture on them. It appears that the organism created the texture from tracks inside the tubes? Definitely not a Ichnology expert, just a guess.
  23. Unknown Cretaceous tooth

    This is a cool looking little guy I found this past weekend in South Alabama. The area found was a marine environment within the Blufftown formation. The tooth is 1/2” long, 5/16” wide, and has an flattened oval shape to it. The enamel Is identical to a few of the plesiosaur teeth I have from this area but the flattened shape is throwing me off. The tooth is smooth all the way around with no carinae. Any thoughts or comments would be very much appreciated!
  24. What is this?

    What is this? I have no idea.
  25. What is this?

    What is this? Found in a creek