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  1. Is This A Stromatoporoid?

    Hello, I found this rock in Alabama (Mississippian/Tuscumbia Limestone) and have been trying to figure out what is all over it. After searching the forum and the internet, the closest match I could find is it possibly being a stromatoporoid, showing mamelons? If not, can anyone tell me what it might be? (My husband says it looks like melted plastic to him. I’m really hoping he isn’t correct. Lol) Thanks!
  2. Gulf Shores Public Hunting Locations?

    My family and I are taking a vacation down to Gulf Shores in about a month. I was wondering if there were any public areas to hunt. Preferably some place I can take the kiddos along and have a family day, but I wouldn’t mind some alone time either. I don’t mind a “pay to hunt” site, if there are such things in the area.
  3. Hash Plate I.D. Request

    Hi, I’m hoping someone will let me know which type of fossils are in this rock. I found it in Alabama. (Mississippian/Tuscumbia Limestone) Thanks!
  4. Found this in 2012 somewhere in northwest Alabama, while tromping around. I've no idea what it is, but it looked like some kind of tooth in bone. The big protrusion looks rough and kind of like cement, but looking closer it appears to go into the "bone" area, like a regular tooth. I'm more of a rockhound, but this was too unusual to not pick up. Any help with identifying it would be greatly appreciated.
  5. On our way to Gulf Shores Alabama we decided to stop at this wonderful location. It was a blast. We started slow because we dug around the concretions near the ground of the park. Then I wondered off and found a place near another concretions with a lot more gravel around it. This one had a couple fully intact teeth, but I went over to a pile of sand near a submerged concretion and this is where almost of the sharks teeth came from. Over all I was really impressed at this awesome location. We are still her in Gulf Shores looking for things to do, if anyone has a place ether here of in Birmingham please PM me or just say in the forum. Thanks! ( could I also get help on ID’s, Thank you)
  6. Cahaba River Spots

    Does anyone know where I should hunt for fossils in the Cahaba River? We are going to Alabama on Vacation and are thinking about stoping, but we don’t know where. If you could tell me that will make our family’s day. Blaine H
  7. Hi again! Two more ID requests - this time they're from the Bangor Limestone in Alabama, USA (Lower Carboniferous, Mississippian). Specimen #1: An orthoconic nautiloid - could it be Brachycycloceras sp.? Specimen #2: A blastoid - Pentremites sp.? Thanks for your help! Monica
  8. Identification Request

    While out fossil hunting in Alabama (Mississippian/Tuscumbia Limestone) earlier this week, I found a hash plate full of crinoid stem segments which also has a small fossil on it which I cannot identify. Is it a bryozoan?
  9. Trip to Trussells Creek

    Our family went on a day trip with the Alabama Museum of Natural History to Trussell's Creek recently... It has a loads of Cretaceous shark teeth... when you sieve the gravel bar in certain spots, every load will bring up a couple of teeth. Most broken though! Here are some of our finds (mine and my youngest son). Mostly shark teeth, but I did find some bits of bone, baculite parts, and a fish corprolite. My daughter found a cepahalic clasper from a shark! (It went to the museum).
  10. First time taking kids to look for shark teeth was wanting direction and is it too late in the year to go will it be overgrown and direction getting there or any other location to take 12yr old. Never been hunting myself.
  11. My daughter found this at Trussell's creek in Alabama; the site is full of Cretaceous marine fossils (80 MYA). It has gone to the Alabama Museum of Natural History, but I don't know what it is.... anyone recognize it?
  12. Hi everyone - I'm a relatively new member here. I live in the MD area and frequently visit the Calvert Cliffs and Potomac for fossil hunting excursions with my two daughters. We even ventured down to Aurora, NC for the Fossil Festival this year and had a blast. My oldest daughter will be attending the week-long Space Camp in Huntsville at the end of August and thusly I will be in town while she is there. I've poked around in the forums and found this question asked before, but without a lot of specifics outlined. I'm looking for specifics on hunting for fossils solo in the area. I have no delusions of finding something remarkable simply laying on the ground, but I'd prefer not to have to spend a week chiseling at bedrock Any suggestions or simply pointing me to better resources would be appreciated. Note: I found the Alabama Paleontological Society's page but there doesn't seem to be any contact form there.
  13. ID help- Cretaceous sharks from Alabama

    These two teeth are from Greene Co Alabama, Selma Chalk is the formation according to the seller. I believe one is a Cretalamna and the other might be a Protolamna. I am nowhere near confident in my ID's hence the post here. Any help would be appreciated. The only size reference I have is the gem jar is 1 1/4" so these are small teeth.
  14. I found this today in Monte Sano Park off the Sinks trail. The area is known for Mississippian fossils, but I have no clue what this could be. The rock that it is in is unfamiliar to others I have seen in the area. I can tell if it looks marine or something else. The park is right in Huntsville. Maybe somebody here has seen something like this before.
  15. I found this while searching for fossils in Alabama this week. Can anyone identify it for me? (Mississippian/Tuscumbia Limestone)
  16. I am wondering which type of fossil I found. Is it a type of sponge? (Tuscumbia Limestone/Mississippian)
  17. Coral Identification

    Can anyone tell me which type of coral I have? (Tuscumbia Limestone/Mississippian)
  18. Is This A Fossilized Plant?

    I’m wondering if this is some type of fossilized plant fragment? If not, can anyone tell me what it might be? (Tuscumbia Limestone/Mississippian)
  19. Identification Request

    While searching for crinoids a few days ago, I found two items which I thought were especially interesting. Can anyone identify them for me? (Mississippian/Tuscumbia Limestone)
  20. I was given some Archimedes bryozoans and I was told they are from a Mississippian exposure somewhere in Alabama. I'm afraid that's all I know so far. They have a feature I'm not used to seeing. The only ones I have found consist of just the central axis support, or "screw." These do not show that part at all but they have just the outer edge of the fenestrated portion exposed the whole way around the specimen like this. Using only hand tools I started trying to expose the fronds to see if that is even possible and had some pretty good results. I will try to either saw or sand one of them down to see if I can expose the central axis and maybe prepare the other side like I'm doing this one. I can probably manage that part okay but exposing the edges is very tedious. I may have someone with air abrasion tools see if they can't do a better job than what I am managing. @Ptychodus04 ? Want to trade some labor for a couple of these?
  21. Identification Request

    My husband found this while we were fossil hunting today. I’m hoping someone can identify it for me. The area is Mississippian/Tuscumbia Limestone.
  22. Reptilian

  23. Tentaculite?

    My husband and I decided to go on a quick fossil hunt this morning. The area is Mississippian/Tuscumbia Limestone. I was delighted to find this small, square chunk of rock right away. It almost appears to be a shadow box for the lovely little fossil embedded within it. I am wondering if it is a tentaculite?
  24. Hello all! I had an opportunity to get out several weeks back to fossil hunt. I came across a washed out area on site that was solid layers of stone above a large coal seam. I removed some of the soil covering the stone face and found several cracks and fissures in that stone created by rainwater, heat and cold expanding between the layers making it easy to split. With chisel in hand I pried up several slabs containing these fern hash plates, fern fronds and Trigoncarpus (seed pods). Some of the slabs were fairly big so I had to downsize them to fit in my bucket. The two hours I was there, my bucket was filled to the brim and then had to call it a day. All the unwanted excess stone and soil was placed back. What a great day! Can't wait to get back soon.
  25. Found these at Point A Dam today!! Can anyone ID?