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  1. Hello, thank you in advance for any help. I have recently moved near the southern part of the Sacramento Mountains in New Mexico and have been finding some fossils. This one, I think might be part of a coral, but I can't identify it. It does not appear to be a complete specimen if you look at the end view. Found in Deadman Canyon off of Alamo Canyon just east of Alamogordo, NM. It was found as float in a debris field and I've been unable to identify the rock formation it came from in the surrounding exposed strata at this time. Apologies for the lower quality pics due to cell camera limitations. Around here the primary fossil appears to be crinoids....the black colored object with white striations, is in what appears to be a red sandstone with no other identifying fossils such as crinoids to help date the formation. Side view End view
  2. Ireland trip

    The scenic east coast of Ireland has circa 320 mya outcrops. We found coral fossils around a lake near Sligo. The Liscannor Flagstone trace fossils and what looks like coral, top center, in the steps at Cliffs of Moher:
  3. Coral fossil? Found around Eiffel Tower

    Kicked up this fossil around the Eiffel Tower looks similar to coal fossils I’ve found but I’m not sure what exactly it is
  4. Coral, fossil or modern

    I have a friend that brought this chunk of coral from the Dominican republic and said that it washed out of a cliff face and he picked it up afterwards. I really do not see any signs of it being a fossil and believe that it is probably modern. What do you think? Thank you in advance.
  5. Matoaka Beach - 12-02-18

    Took a trip to Matoaka Beach for the first time today. Alot of bivalves, barnacles, couple pieces of coral, and one snail. Here's a pic! No sharks teeth but I will keep trying! IMG_1322.HEIC
  6. Hi folks A selection of Silurian goodies. In exchange, I'm looking for dino teeth (NOT Moroccan unless exceptionally pretty). Overall images. Oh, Roman coin included for size. Coin is 1cm
  7. Coral Fossil? Or Something Else?

    is this a coral fossil or something else?
  8. Dear member, Bougth from an Indian seller who describe it as fossil wood jasper... But I am not sure, see the almost hexagonal structure... could you help? thanks
  9. Identity of Fossils ?

    So i got this calcareous limestone and it include type of gastropod and bivalve fossils and other types which i couldn't identify. Specimen from a reefal complex. What you guys think about flower like texture ?
  10. How sweet it is to be seen by you! My youngest decided to get thrifty with his BOMAD spending, despite repeated “requests to do otherwise” (BOMAD = Bank of Mom and Dad) Nonetheless, I think this is a VAST improvement visually. Sorry for the overenthusiasm? NAH!
  11. All-- I'm newer than new, but I've been here before and received great help. Will you please help again? I found this approximately 4.5" x 4.5" (11.4 cm x 11.4 cm) piece in a creek bed (Spring Creek; altitude ~700 ft [213 meters] above sea level) in south-central Missouri about 26 miles north of the Arkansas border. (Very near Rockbridge, MO.) I THINK it is either a coral or a sponge and hope I haven't already misidentified it! Thank you for helping this total novice. --Bill
  12. Good morning! I have been puzzling over this piece of what I believe to be a type of rugose coral, a little over an inch across at its widest, 1.5 inches tall but a fragment of a whole. The closest thing I could find might be ketophyllum perhaps? It was found on the western edge of the Otisco Valley in central/western NY state, between Skaneateles and Otisco lakes. The layers if the area I am know of are is Ordovician/Silurian/Devonian, i am not certain as to its original bedding plane location as it was a post thunderstorm erosion find, all sorts of fresh material came down the gorge, but i think it came from above the “famous” layer of Staghorn coral that emerges on the east side of Skaneateles lake. It popped right out of the shale I split and is almost graphite in appearance, the "stump" nodes that look like broken off appendages and the vertical pattern (vs the typical horizontal growth bands in the common staghorn corals) make it very different from anything I have found in the area, it almost looks soft-bodied, realizing how unlikely that is. I love the detail in this piece, it looks like there may be preserved damage/healing that occurred in life but I may be reading too much into that thought. Additional angles attached, just quick ipad shots but they may be helpful. No visible septa on either end, nothing radial or even patterned, although it looks like there may have been an internal, central structure. Thank you! It may have come down from the Devonian Otisco Member of the Ludlowville Formations (Upper Hamilton Group)?
  13. Nov2018 Fossil Club Coral

    As the title says, I went to a local fossil club meeting last night. I always purchase tickets for the fossil lottery and selected these when my tickets were called early. Looking for an ID.... @MikeR What is the "frosting"..... Also kudos for a good presentation on Cretaceous Inland sea.. I learned from Joshua about identifying the shifting shoreline boundaries of the WIS by testing/core samples of current rocks, using the types of rock and imbedded fossils to identify the shoreline. There are always questions on TFF about finding fossils... Turns out Joshua has a really accurate map.
  14. Pleistocene Coral, Cape Hatteras

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    2.5 cm = 1 inch for those who are meric-ly challenged.
  15. Pleistocene Coral, Cape Hatteras

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    2.5 cm = 1 inch for those who are meric-ly challenged.
  16. Pleistocene Coral, Cape Hatteras

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    2.5 cm = 1 inch for those who are meric-ly challenged.
  17. Pleistocne Coral, Cape Hatteras

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    2.5 cm = 1 inch for those who are meric-ly challenged.
  18. Pleistocene Coral, Cape Hatteras

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    2.5 cm = 1 inch for those who are meric-ly challenged.
  19. Plesitocene Corals, Cape Hatteras

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    2.5 cm = 1 inch for those who are meric-ly challenged.
  20. Pleistocene Coral, Cape Hatteras

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    Any species information is appreciated.
  21. Not sure what it is?

    Any ideas on whether this is bone or a piece of coral. Found it in the beach in the outer banks last week
  22. Florida Fossil?

    A neighbor gave us this potential fossil. We live in Florida and assume it is ocean related and possibly coral but we aren't sure and have not found any images online that match. Any assistance in identifying this piece is greatly appreciated.
  23. Help with i.d. on possible coral

    Hi everyone. I recently purchased a 55 year rock collection. My friend has decided he's done with his lapidary pursuits. I was going through some of the many boxes, and I found what I believe to be a chunk of fossil coral. He didn't remember where he found it, and we have a friendly disagreement regarding fossil coral vs pet wood. Any thoughts would be appreciated. They spent most of their time traveling the western states, but did make a trip to Australia.
  24. Hello, here I am again with a recently (10/14/2018) found coral colony from the Campanian St. Bartholomä-formation in Styria, Austria (Gosau-group). Its very poorly preserved and I have only very little hopes that it is possible to assign a genus to it. I don´t think its an Actinastrea, it seems more like a Barysmilia (according to Baron-Szabo, 2014), but I am really clueless. First pic is a polished part of the specimen. Preservation is very poor. Second pic is the "upper" surface, its strongly worn, only the position of the corallites can be seen, with some occasional septa. The polished area is located at the bottom. Third pic is an oblique side view. The specimen measures about 10 cm in its longest dimension. Worn-down corallites can be found all around the specimen. Thank you very much for your patience, help and opinions! Franz Bernhard