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  1. Fossilised coral from Mornington Australia

    My first visit to Fossil Beach at Mornington Victoria today. I found this piece of fossilised coral. I know the finds from this area date to the Middle Miocene period (10-15 million years old) but I was curious as to whether this would date from that period too?
  2. Chasing Opal and Fossils in the Australian Outback An ambitious collaboration between scientists and a local mining community seeks to preserve one-of-a-kind opalized fossils. BY Clare Watson, Undark https://undark.org/article/chasing-opal-fossils-australian-outback/ A recent paper is: Bell, P.R., Fanti, F., Hart, L.J., Milan, L.A., Craven, S.J., Brougham, T. and Smith, E., 2019. Revised geology, age, and vertebrate diversity of the dinosaur-bearing Griman Creek Formation (Cenomanian), Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia. Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology, 514, pp.655-671. Yours, Paul H.
  3. Middle Cambrian Stromatolites?

    Hi Everyone, I've recently returned from a weekend trip to a fossil site in central Australia. The location contains siltstone laid from the ancient ocean once in the middle of Australia during the middle Cambrian. Both John R. Laurie and Dr P.D. Kruse have completed work on the site and have some publications accessible online. Along with a good collection of trilobites I came across a number of what I believe to be stromatolite fossils. The first image (1.1) was found on the way to the location about 150km before we reached it, the road cut through a much lighter shade of rock outcropping than we had previously seen. The formation appeared identical to the Arthur Creek formation, and judging from the geological surveys I have checked it should be part of the same formation. So keep in mind the first image is not from a known fossil bed, but is only from my best judgement part of the same formation. The remaining fossils in 1.2 are all from the known fossil bed, part of the Arthur Creek formation dating to the Templetonia (middle Cambrian). Top-left looks to me like a very typical stromatolite, similar to what is still seen today in Western Australia. The other fossils seem to me to be either the same stomatolite but seen at a different stage of weathering, or another type of stromatolite. I am interested to hear the opinions of those more knowledgeable! Thanks in advance. Trip Post: The fossil site is found in the location below https://www.google.com/maps/place/21%C2%B042'53.0%22S+135%C2%B039'38.9%22E/@-21.71473,135.66081,1873m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d-21.71473!4d135.66081 In the publication below, NTGS Elk 3 bore samples refer to the location visited. Stromatolite and bioturbated sea floor 1.1 Stromatolites 1.2
  4. From the album Central Australia - Arthur Creek Formation

    Stromatolites from the Arthur Creek formation in central Australia.
  5. Trilobite - Arthur Creek Formation 1.2

    From the album Central Australia - Arthur Creek Formation

    Trilobite from the Arthur Creek formation in central Australia. Xystridura altera (sp?)
  6. Trilobite - Arthur Creek Formation 1.3

    From the album Central Australia - Arthur Creek Formation

    Trilobite tail from the Arthur Creek formation in central Australia. Xystridura altera (sp?)
  7. Trilobite - Arthur Creek Formation 1.4

    From the album Central Australia - Arthur Creek Formation

    Trilobite from the Arthur Creek formation in central Australia. Xystridura altera (sp?)
  8. Trilobite - Arthur Creek Formation 1.8

    From the album Central Australia - Arthur Creek Formation

    Two over-lapping trilobites from the Arthur Creek formation in central Australia.
  9. Trilobite - Arthur Creek Formation 1.6

    From the album Central Australia - Arthur Creek Formation

    Trilobite under-side impression from the Arthur Creek formation in central Australia.
  10. Trilobite - Arthur Creek Formation 1.7

    From the album Central Australia - Arthur Creek Formation

    Trilobite from the Arthur Creek formation in central Australia.
  11. From the album Central Australia - Arthur Creek Formation

    Stromatolites and bioturbated sea floor from the Arthur Creek formation in central Australia.
  12. Trilobite - Arthur Creek Formation 1.5

    From the album Central Australia - Arthur Creek Formation

    Trilobite tail from the Arthur Creek formation in central Australia.
  13. Trilobite - Arthur Creek Formation 1.1

    From the album Central Australia - Arthur Creek Formation

    Trilobite from the Arthur Creek formation in central Australia.
  14. Hello everyone, I have enjoyed trading fossils with people on the forum so here are two more I have to offer. This is a nice pair of Thalassina anomalas from Australia, the larger one is missing most of the tail but has pretty nice pincers which are not commonly found intact. Their sizes are around 8 and 5 cm. The smaller one also has an incomplete tail. I myself am looking for Paleozoic fossils especially trilobites. Thank you, Misha.
  15. Hello, These two items were found on the beach near Lakes Entrance in Victoria, Australia. There's a good chance they may just be rocks, but members of a rock identification forum wondered if they might be fossils, so I thought I'd ask the experts! No 1 has an unusual shape and no 2 has rows of little holes a fairly consistent distance apart. Is anyone able to tell me one way or the other if they are rocks or fossils? Any help is gratefully received. Thanks very much! Anna
  16. Found Forster NSW Australia

    I was fossicing at main beach and found a rock containing many fossils back and front, I beleive the main big shell is a brachiopod which I love however underneath it is a fossil of a flying creature similar to a dragonfly I have left a 20 cent piece next to the rock to establish a measurement If you need a ruler I will find one. I can also send more pics in natural light if needed. Id love to find out what this insect is cheers I just love what I have found!!! Any information would greatly apreciated cheers!!!!
  17. neo-ichnology/actuopaleontology

    DUN Bibliographic reference: Dundas, K., and Przeslawski, R., (2009). Deep Sea Lebensspuren Biological Features on the Seafloor of the Eastern and Western Australian Margin. Geoscience Australia Record 2009/26, 76 pp. 20,3 MB/RECOMMENDED! Attention: if your eyes start to water when regression analysis and statistics are mentioned ,skip this one
  18. Found in Mulbring, NSW. Possible trilobite?

    I found this small fossil that appears to be a small partial trilobite. Can anyone confirm? Also, i apologize the pictures are so bad. Its so small and flat my camera can't cope.
  19. So I live in the Newcastle area. I got this map that states that Coonabarabran contains jurassic rock. I can't figure out how accurate this is. So I suppose my question is: does anyone know if this is true and if not, where is the closest place to Newcastle, NSW that contains possible dinosaur or bone material to find?
  20. Australian dinosaur

  21. Tiger Shark Tooth Australia

    G'day everyone! I was wondering if anyone could give me a second opinion on this shark tooth. It was collected from the Batesford Limestone, Early Miocene in Age (23 - 15 million years). Fossils that come from this locality include shark teeth, fish teeth, cetacean fossils, avian and terrestial mammal fossils and marine invertebrates. I believe it could be Galeocerdo aduncus however I am not that confident as I don't collect shark teeth much and am not familiar with shark teeth from this locality. Thanks, Dan
  22. Belemnite Squid Fossil

    Thought I would share this new piece we just got. Belemnite is fossilised squid over 100 million years from Coober Pedy, South Australia. Photos:
  23. This Australian farmer is saving fossils of some of the planet’s weirdest, most ancient creatures By Elizabeth Finkel, Science, Mar. 28, 2019 https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/03/australian-farmer-saving-fossils-some-planet-s-weirdest-most-ancient-creatures Yours, Paul H.
  24. I found this piece of what I think is lower jaw exposed by eroding sand dunes next to an ephemeral lake in western NSW, Australia. The kind of place where aboriginal stone artefacts are also being exposed by the eroding dunes. While I am not knowledgeable about fossils, I am experienced with our current environment, animals and bone ID. This doesn’t match anything native living presently and isn’t right for something like cow or even camel either. The texture, surface, weight doesn’t match the feel of modern bone and it strongly sticks to the tongue. There is sand cemented to the bone that does not come off. I’ve had a look online and have an idea about what it might be but rather than influence any answers, I will leave it up to the experts here to provide much more educated answers. More pics in further posts.