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During my organization and cleanup process in my never ending abyss of the fossil garage, I came across these gorgeous calcified fossils which are both cretaceous. I kind of misplaced them for a little while... I found them both at a sand pit in Coastal North Carolina a few years ago. So, show us your splendid, dandy and awesome calcified cretaceous fossils PLEASE! I shall start first on this cool lil' prospect to see what may be shared by other members. Libby First pic is a Flemingostrea subspatulata, Cretaceous oyster. Pee Dee Formation, North Carolina. Second pic is a Hardouinia kellumi, Cretaceous echinoid. Pee Dee Formation, North Carolina.
Another "rock" from my desert house. This one was covered in sediment, which I mostly chipped off. I think there may still be some skin on there as there is also some reptilian texture but much of it came off attached to the top layer of sediment (which I saved). Its solid mineral of some sort & very heavy for its size. It seems smashed in along the jaw on one side making it a little lopsided from all angles & I believe there was a longer mouth which is now thrown over the other side and wrapped the other side around a little. You can also clearly see some kind of vertebrae through the mineral running along the center of the bottom of the head/jaw as well as the top row of teeth along each side of the jaw. From the front you can see where some teeth got knocked inward. I can post more pics, angles, or details if you'd like but here's a start. This is the front/side. You can see the teeth knocked inward. This is underneath. You can see through the mineral and see the outline of a vertebrae down the center as well as where it attached near the back. Look closely and you can also see the top row of teeth as well as where they start where the jaw meets. This is the back of the head/skull This is the other side view. I believe that lump towards the front of the face is a mouth that got broken & wrapped around the side. This is head-on. You kind of have to tilt your head to the right to see it at the correct angle since it's been smashed to the side. I believe that dark spot towards the center was the opening for the nose and the thing twisting up and to the left along the bottom portion is the longer mouth that got broken & wrapped around. Or else . . . ? There are a lot of "rocks" like this in my yard but this one has the most detail so far. I also took photos of the bones & shell this week & will get them uploaded this weekend.
Hi all! Im a newbie but have always enjoyed the outdoors and collecting anything naturistic from feathers to artifacts. I do not have much knowledge of geology unfortunately. This was collected about 2.5 miles from my house in the foot hills of the appalachians. It is so humid here, that I would be surprised if much relating to fossils would survive for very long being exposed. None the less, I am curious as to what everyone's opinion of this neato looking rock is. It has this strange white coating on it...I took the best photos possible with the phone that I have.