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  1. Is this fossil coral or just dried coral?

    I bought this a long time ago and always though it is dried coral but its hard to tell searching online. Also not sure if its rose coral,brain coral.
  2. Fossil coral,moss?, bryozoan

    I picked this up at the flea market. He told me it was petrified moss...which I dont think it is. Im thinking coral but I wasn't able to find the answer after some research. Its from Arizona and was collected in 1968 and its jurassic in age. Pretty cool fossil.
  3. Hi everyone this is Matt again. Today in the creek I found this very cool clam fossil. Here are 2 photos.
  4. Two Urban Fossils

    Hi!! Two mystery fossils on a wall in San Sebastian (Basque Country, Spain). Other fossils in the same rock are Neridea. In the first photo, I wonder about the little "cells" that can be seen. Is this coral or something?? Looks different from other corals I've seen, and the shape is so strange! The second photo is a large shell? A rudist? A gastropod? Thanks for your help!!! :-) Elizabeth
  5. Mineral, sponge or coral?

    Found this in the same location I found the shell fossils in my previous ID post.
  6. Coral ID from Michigan needed

    I found these pieces over past year and half and have just gotten around to IDing them. I can’t find anything on the internet or my book on what these are. They are from the Mississippian as I’m from west Michigan. It seems they attach to things as oneI found on a horn coral. One in the picture seems to have shell on the bottom as well. An ID would be awesome because these have been a headache for me! Thank you!
  7. today In our horse pasture I found this large dirt stained favosite fossil what would be the best way to clean the fossil here is a photo of the fossil
  8. Hi everyone this is matt again today in the creek I found many different kinds of fossils here are all the photos
  9. Hi everyone today in the creek I found another favosites hamiltoniae fossil here are 2 photos
  10. Hello. I was wondering if you guys could assist me with identifying these corals. I've been trying to ID them myself using the William Davis "Kentucky fossil corals : a monograph of the fossil corals of the Silurian and Devonian rocks of Kentucky" from 1885 but there are no scale bars in the images which makes it difficult. These are each about a foot long. My friends and I found them while clearing brush and digging up their land in Clark County IN (near Ohio River and Louisville KY area). The geologic map of Indiana has them at ~Devonian, possibly Silurian. No idea on the strata but the rock was loose and limestone-y, and these were all found loose and pretty close to the surface. If it helps, we found others I've identified so far as Hexagonaria sp, Fenestella sp, Favosites turbinatus, misc bryozoan hash plates,and then a nice chunk of calcite. None of the fossils were small brachiopod or trilobite type but guessing they're there and have just plinko'd their way deeper down through the loose rock over the years. There are four fossils total, and I'll post a wide shot followed by a closeup of their side and a closeup of their end. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide and I'm happy to take additional photos as needed. I'd like to get better at corals and learn your processes for figuring them out. Thanks in advance! 1. Wide shot of first 3 fossils together; fossil 1 at left, fossil 2 at middle, and fossil 3 at right. 2. Fossil 1 side 3. Fossil 1 end 4. Fossil 2 side 5. Fossil 2 end 6. Fossil 3 side 7. Fossil 3 end 8. Fossil 4 wide shot / side 9. Fossil 4 end
  11. Found a number of fossils today along a bank of the Middle Fork Vermilion River near Oakwood, IL. There was a long coal seam (see 1st picture) with lots of fossils and concretions sticking out above and below, and nearby on the ground. I'm fairly new to fossil hunting, but I've taken some guesses on what these are. Looking forward to see what you all think Coal Seam #1 - Huge piece of what looks like fossilized wood? Was very heavy #2 - Calamites? #3 - Fern-like, not sure #4 - Not sure. Scaly part makes me think it's coral shell or something, but the rest is clear like quartz with some iridescence inside. #5 - Looks like a fossilized charred pointy piece of wood? #6 - Maybe coral with red spots. Translucent/pink on the inside #7 - Some sort of space peanut? Coprolite? Iron Slag?
  12. is this a coral or what :??

    hi everyone this is matt can anyone tell me what is fossil is? here is a photo of the fossil
  13. Coral fossil from China?

    Does it look like coral fossil? It is from Guanling, Guizhou Province of China. Triassic. Thanks.
  14. Hi everyone this is matt again today In the creek I found a nice favosites hamiltoniae fossil here is a photo
  15. hi everyone this is matt again for the first time I found a rock full of sea lilly fossils in the creek I am not sure what kind they are ? but they are cool here is a photo
  16. Mackinac Island Fossil

    Hi there everyone, I found this piece a couple of years ago in Mackinac Island, Michigan and just realized I do not actually know for sure what it is. Thanks for helping to I.D.
  17. Coral?

    Found this in gravel from san jacinto river in Conroe Tx. Cpl pics of outside and then after I cut it open. Not sure if it's a type of fossil coral or something else. Any help is much appreciated!
  18. Coral? Bryozoan?

    Found these Midwest, likely Iowa, from either Carboniferous or Devonian rocks. Any help in IDing them would be much appreciated. Thanks!
  19. Unknown Coral

    Found in SE Michigan, but likely moved there by man as it was in my mothers new condo flower garden. Approximately the size of a grapefruit. Spheroid with a mushroom shape with the bottom "stem" area not having any of the corallite tubes. Originally thought it was a Petoskey stone, but after cleaning it up (hosing the mud off it) I cannot see any separation between the tubes, and I have never seen a Petoskey with such far separation of the openings and without a very clear hex shape. Matter of fact, I cannot see any joint between the openings at all. The other types of corals from the area I am familiar with (horn, Charlevoix, and chain corals) it is clearly not one of them. Any help at an ID would be appreciated. Will try to post a couple other pic's below, hit the size limit with this post.
  20. Is This Fossilized Coral or Bone or Cement

    Hello Everyone, I am so thankful for your insight. I have recently purchased a few books on Indian Artifacts and look forward to reading them so as to stop pestering. Anyway, In Florida on my own property I found several interesting and beautiful things after Irma. Our property on Marco took a direct hit and many of the trees on our property and the Seawall went into our garage. I ventured outside to see what I could find. Can someone please tell me if this is Fossilized Coral or Fossilized Bone? My brother thinks it is cement. I think its an animal skull, and my husband thinks it coral. In picture 4 there are several deep gouges or ciuts. I will be posting some other pictures of things I found in Florida and any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
  21. Help ID radial pattern

    Hello, I found this rock this morning behind my house and I'm drawing a blank as to what it could be. There are lots of brachiopods, bivalves and gastropods in this particular area but nothing that matches this. It kinda looks like an end view of a coral but I only find those about a mile away and not preserved like this. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks for looking. Northern Arizona, Mississippian, Redwall Limestone, Mooney Member.
  22. Any information on conulariids?

    Hello everyone! I’m looking for any information on conulariids while showing the one I found! I found this specimen in west Michigan while fossil hunting recently. I used my microscope to get very zoomed in details of the ridges as this conulariid is very well preserved. The two very close up pictures are a 1000X while the last picture that isn’t as zoomed in is 50X, both are the same spot of the specimen. I know that these are thought to be some type of jellyfish/coral but that’s all I know of these fossils. Any more information would be really awesome, and I hope that you enjoy this find!
  23. Large Coral Fossil

    Large coral fossil found in Stewart County Tn
  24. SE Michigan coral rock thing

    Hi anyone know what kind of creature conglomeration this might be? Found in stream here in SE Michigan. Rock is fragile and crumbles away easily. Thanks for your help
  25. SE Michigan find

    Hi anyone know what kind of creature this is? SE Michigan found in dugup till