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  1. This is a common brachiopod found in the Naco Formation Limestone that crops out below the Mogollon Rim in central Arizona.
  2. So as I am new to this whole formation and it's species, so I need some help again. Does any one know the species or genus? This is a brachiopod, the largest species I have yet come across in the Mahantango outcrop outside of McCoys ferry. I have found a few of these, only one larger than this but unfortunately it was broken. In big pool, MD I once came across a rock face with around 10 eroding out of the cliff, I didn't have the tools to collect them however. I can try to provide any other useful information needed to ID.
  3. Hi, My family co-owns some property along the Cacapon River in West Virginia, and we often find small fossil shells in great numbers along the roads and creeks. Here are a couple pictures for reference, I think they're Brachiopods? There are tons of rocks like this in the area, most of which are brittle shale. You can find them just about anywhere, but they're most common on the banks around small creeks. The shell impression on the bottom right of the second image was the largest fossil we'd ever found there, but within a few minutes we stumbled across something similarly sized that we've never seen before. It's about four inches long, segmented, and tapers toward the end. Up close it has a very fine texture pattern that reminded me of coral. A volunteer at our local library seems confident it's the impression from an Orthocone shell, but I wanted to be certain. Can anyone give us an ID? Thanks very much!
  4. From the album WhodamanHD's Fossil collection.

    Two large crinoid stalks, 4 tentaculites, multiple brachiopods.
  5. hi everyone this is Matt again today in the creek I found a nice brachiopod shell it is called Spinocyrtia granulosa and is middle devonian and is found in ontario, new york and Pennsylvania and here are some photos
  6. This brachiopod is from Caesar Creek Lake, Waynesville Ohio, so Ordovician in age. I have tentatively identified it as Plaesiomys subquadratus, but knowledge of brachs is quite poor and many do look very similar to me. Can anyone verify my ID or provide better? Thanks
  7. I have a gastropod from a Pennsylvanian site in Lake Bridgeport, TX and a brachiopod from a Pennsylvanian site in Jacksboro, TX that I could use help ID'ing. The white gastropod does not look like any I have ever found at the Lake Bridgeport spillway and I could not find it in any of the Pennsylvanian fossil books I have. The brachiopod reminds me of a Fimbrinia plummeri a little, but I have some of those and they are not exactly like this guy. Its thickness is about that of a dime. The hash marks are 1mm. Any help would be appreciated.
  8. Found some amazing stuff today with @Kane @ischua @DevonianDigger @Fossildude19 and @drobare We hauled some serious rock and had somewhat of an assembly line going with splitting and processing the pieces. It was a really solid day all around and everyone walked away with some sweet finds. The following is a sample of some of the cool stuff I've found. The rest is packed away. The first is a large cephalon and will look good despite not having a body and then there's a Spyroceras cephalopod that might benefit from some very gentle prep work. I really like cephalopods because of all the neat chambers they contain.
  9. Found in the loose sands of the spoils from the 1980s dredging of the C and D Canal.
  10. From the album Ordovician Fossils (by Peat Burns)

    Plaesiomys subquadratus (Brachiopoda) Late Ordovician: Liberty Formation St. Leon, Indiana, USA

    © 2017 Peat Burns - All Rights Reserved

  11. From the album Ordovician Fossils (by Peat Burns)

    Hiscobeccus capax (Brachiopoda) Late Ordovician: Waynesville Formation St. Leon, Indiana, USA

    © 2017 Peat Burns - All Rights Reserved

  12. From the album Ordovician Fossils (by Peat Burns)

    Hebertella occidentalis (Brachiopoda) Late Ordovician: Richmondian Stage Indiana, USA

    © 2017 Peat Burns - All Rights Reserved

  13. Hey everyone, Here a brachiopod from Lion-sur-mer (France); Bathonian stage, Jurassic. Any clue on the species? Best regards, Max
  14. Hi all, Here another brachiopod from Lion-sur-mer, France; Bathonian stage, Jurassic. Any clue on the species? Thanks in advance, Max
  15. On 3-18-17, Dallas Paleo Society had a field trip to the Black Cat Mountain quarry in Coal County, Oklahoma. Here are a few of my finds from the trip. The details on the site are as follows: Harangan and Bois D'arc formations. Age: Lower Devonian, approximately 419.2 to 393.3 million years ago. Brachiopods, and what I think may be some form of coral. Other side of the brachiopods, same side of the coral piece. Other side is just bare rock. Crinoid columnal section Brachiopod bits & crinoid columnal section Random broken bits on a hash slab, brachiopod shells at top. Brachiopod, Leptaena sp. Thanks for the ID help, @Kane! (Continued in next reply... )
  16. Hey all, I need help identifying these. I don't have a good idea of what they are, so I could really use your guys' help identifying these. Thanks a lot!!!
  17. Hi all, I just need help on confirming this specimen. I think it is a composita (brachiopod) rather than a schizodus (bivalve). There is a depression on the shell's surface going down the middle, but it is hard to see. Thanks again! This was found in NE Kansas.
  18. Hello! I am new to this forum. I enjoy finding fossils, and I can positively identify I have found brachiopods before. In the same location, I often find these volcano-esque sort of fossils; but I have found no literature online or in book form that could delineate what type of fossil this is, etc. Pictured below is a rather extravagant example of the mystery fossil. Thank you, everyone, for looking and extending some help to a beginner!
  19. Is this a brachiopod? I found it here in Albuquerque, my neighborhood has a lot of river rock spread around. The fossil is about 0.5 - 0.75 inches , or 12 - 18 millimeters. Thank you to all who leave a comment.
  20. I have a number of mortality plates that I collected from the middle/upper Devonian Hamilton formation near Ithaca New York. In case the photos aren't clear, it's mostly brachiopod and crinoid hash. Would be interested in trading for any vertebrate material. Or invertebrate that lies outside the Devonian (maybe a similar mortality plate from the Ordovician or Silurian, so I could compare). Anyone interested? Make me an offer. Matt
  21. Brachiopod Punctospirifer scabricosta Carboniferous limestone Treak Cliff Castleton Derbyshire UK Does anyone know what the interesting black feature is in this photo?
  22. I know this is a long shot, but I was hoping someone could identify these two fossils I know almost nothing about. Back in the 1970s and 1980s, my mother owned a lapidary and rock shop in Southern California. Her customers would sometimes give her samples of rocks and fossils they had dug. I believe that is how she got these. When she retired she packed everything up and moved it to her home. I inherited some of it when she passed away. That’s about all I know of them. The brachiopod looks like it might be a Mucrospirifer sp., but I really don’t have any idea about the ammonite. Perhaps something from the Goniatiida order? I know some of you will want to know the rock formations they came from. I’m not a geologist so I don’t really know. I can only tell you I found them in the Cardboard Box member of the Spare Bedroom formation, within the Old House group. (I thought I might apply to register those names with the USGS Geologic Names Committee).
  23. Is there a way to clean pyrite? I have a Athyris spiriferiodes that is trimmed in pyrite that looks better to the eye than the photo shows. I think it will be better if there is a way to clean it
  24. Brachiopod labelled as. Rhynchonellid species? Lower Lias Black Ven Marls Lyme Regis (West Dorset)
  25. From the album Delaware Fossils

    Terebratulina cooperi Late Cretaceous Oyster found 2016 Reedy Point (North Side) Spoils Pile MT Laurel Formation Delaware City, Delaware