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  1. Hi everyone this is matt again today in the creek I found 4 different fossils in the creek . They are called fenestella, favosites, productus and a bryozoan fossil.
  2. Fossil found on driveway

    Found on my driveway in NE England, in sunderland I think it's of a rugose coral but dont know if it's possible to I'd to a species.
  3. Agatized Coral? Nut? Seed?

    Found in landscaping bed in south Texas I think it could be a solitary coral.
  4. Fossils in own backyard!

    So, I was bored one day and decided to head into my woods behind my house. It is an area named possibly after the squaw Indians. I obviously have ventured into my backyard woods many times and have found unusual things. I have been metal detecting and other things. So on this day I was looking for rocks to bust open or just anything cool. All in this day I found everything in the pictures, a rock with really rough garnet, and a 1900s bottle dump. What a weird day, I didnt know this area had so much history. I assume a glacial process carved out the valley as it is shaped like a V with the tips of the top of the V being the backyards of peoples houses. So I found this rock and bust it open after seeing shell imprints. Boom, brachiopods galore. I just think its really cool how you never know where a fossil may be hiding. I have many other chunks of this fossil aswell. I have not found much else other then the other quartz rock I believe to be coral that I'm waiting to have ID'd currently. I did find another rock that was like a sandstone possibly that also had shells and brachs but it was smaller and not as nice. I have misplaced it at the moment so no pic. For reference on where these were found check this Squaw Brook Rd, North Haledon, New Jersey. I wouldnt come looking for fossils as this is the only one I have found after hours of searching.
  5. Coral Id ?

    Went to a new site today...found one of my "bucket listers"(1st photo). And a Coral...but, can't ID it. It's in the blue circle(last photo) Thanks Greg
  6. Arizona Coral?

    Hello! While rock hounding in our favorite local spot near Gray Mountain, AZ I found this beautiful coral. The fine details preserved fascinate me- I can stare at this fossil through a loupe all day. Can anyone identify it for me? It was found on the surface, but other marine fossils I have found in the same location have been suggested to be from Permian Kaibab limestone. Our rock hounding site is the tailings from old uranium mines operating in the 1950's I believe. Thank you!
  7. Coral or nautiloid?

    I posted a picture 2 weeks ago of a fossil which it was disagreement about what it is. In the same stone I found several fossils which have the same or similar forms. I therefore ask again for opinions. First the same picture:
  8. Sweet Geodes with Paleo Cris

    I went out with Paleo Cris from YouTube (and the Fossil Forum! @Cris ) and we found some killer fossilized coral geodes in South Georgia. It was so much fun. The riverbed was basically just coral instead of rocks. I’d never seen anything like it. Video here: https://youtu.be/J9h4twIG_d4
  9. These are mysterious to me...presumably younger than the local Ordovician rock. I don't know if they are perhaps Devonian. Unfamiliar. The original source was under the QEW highway in Oakville, Ontario. I was lucky to discover the same type of rocks used for a promenade in front of some luxury residences. There are corals, brachiopods, bivalves, trilobites, and various colony creatures. Little Freddy the parrotlet advised on photography issues.
  10. Horn Coral

    I have a few fossils and petrified wood examples with bore holes. Today I have attached a photo of what I think is an example of a Horn Coral Colony. I would like to see comments and or assistance with proper identification.
  11. Coral?

    This piece was found on the Brazos River, it is very light. Looks like spongy rock. Is this coral?
  12. Fossils?

    What it is it? It’s hollow on the inside. I have other pieces made of same material. Is there anyway these could be corals? I don’t want to waste space here or our time. If you see anything in these pics worth commenting on, just enlarge and screenshot it back to me in a reply. Then I’ll respond w better photos of the item in question. I appreciate all of you!
  13. Tabulate Coral? Am I right?

    I need help identifying this one. Thanks
  14. What type of coral is this?

    Hi there, new member here, what an incredible forum this is! I'm learning so much. Living in NE Indiana, USA, we are quite aware of a number of types of coral fossils. My five-year-old son has found hundreds of types of coral fossils in our landscaping rock alone. We also found all manner of fossilized shells and even a few trilobites! This weekend we stumbled across a fossil in a nearby creek bed and aren't sure what to make of it. Any help is appreciated!
  15. Hi everyone this is matt again today in the creek I found buried in the sand and rocks a nice coral fossil here are some photos
  16. Devonian coral

    Ahoi, I have been lucky to find some real fossils out in nature today! That is not as often the case for me as for some of you lucky rockhounds, I often have to resort to hunting online or building replicas. But this time I went out and found something. There is a famous devonian reef preserved in grauwacke some 50 kilometers from where I live. the Quarry itself is protected, but there are some piles of overburden rock in the vicinity. Here is a sample of what I found: To the right (1) I think is a badly preserved solitary rugose "horn"coral. To the left (5) a "ball" of favosites? The closest match I find for the big piece in the middle (3) is disphyllum quadrigeminum (No idea about species level, but it seems there are also solitary species of Disphyllum) The remaining two (2&4) may be one species, but I have no idea. I would appreciate clues on the ID as much as on where to find more information on identification of devonian corals in general. Its getting dark, so I will try to take better fotos tomorrow. Best Regards, J
  17. Another Northern Haul

    Greetings! Each summer I visit a small, secluded town in the Northern lower peninsula of Michigan. This beach in particular is just loaded with fossilized corals and shells, and I always come home with some beautiful finds. The area is known for horn corals, petoskey stones, and a related coral fossil known as the Charlevoix stone. Take a look! *Note: the last jpeg is two pictures of the same stone.*
  18. Possible Coral Fossil?

    Hi I was hoping for a little help with a fossil ID. I’m not even sure this thing is a fossil. I did my first fossil search yesterday at the W.M. Browning Cretaceous Fossil Park in Frankstown, Mississippi. I found lots of oyster species and a few gastropods, but this oddly shaped rock caught my eye. It’s a flat equilateral triangle about 1cm deep and maybe 5cm long on all sides. If anybody has any guesses I’d love to hear your thoughts.
  19. To similar form

    I wonder if this form could be one or two fishes or a rugose coral? The both "fishes" is about 1,5 cm long, from middle ordovicium. Martin
  20. Fossil found in Boundary Co. Idaho

    Hello and if I mess this up, bear with me, this is my first real post! I live in an area that is known for not having any fossils, all my finds come from road trips or from when I lived in Michigan. (And occasionally what I buy.) I've been here in North Idaho for over 14years and the nearest fossils are just across the boarder in Montana and in the next county south of me and are stromatolites. So imagine my surprise when I was searching the Kootenai river for signs of antique bottles, etc. and I notice a fossil! It appears to be the top of a horn coral. It is very small, about 1-1/2 centimeters across. ( I will make one of those international size things soon!) It was very exciting to find it here, however I can not 100% verify that it originates here, as the Kootenai flows down from Canada and it is very possible that it was carried down from up there. Still it is my only local find and has become an immediate favorite. Please look over the pics, I'm not overly familiar with horn coral, so input would be appreciated. Semper Fi, Rob
  21. Unknown ordovician fossils

    I found this stone with several strange forms. Could they be bryozoans or corals, ans which kind? Martin
  22. Crinoid or coral, maybe Fletcheria?

    Found on the Delaware coast, in the surf. The segmented columns are irregular, waving independently as opposed to a regular pattern as in a hard coral. They seem to come out of a central stem like a crinoid, but there are so many tendrils, I am doubting that guess. My 7 yo son found it and is dying to learn more about it, so a genus would help a lot. Thanks! Paul
  23. I found this 65 lbs. complete hemispherical Favosites colonial coral head in the Ordovician in southern Indiana. Photos are specimen top and bottom.
  24. I found this 65 lbs. complete hemispherical colonial Coral Head in the Ordovician in southern Indiana. Photos are base and top.
  25. Devonian Identification Dilemma

    Recently I have taken interest in fossil hunting after discovering a plethora of fossils from some farmland in Southern Indiana. It is my understanding the fossils are from the Devonian period. My grandsons (5 and 6 years old) and I have collected several specimens I’ve the last couple of months. I have been searching the Internet for weeks trying to correctly identify our finds and just when I think I have something identified —I find other possibilities. I would like to make displays for the grandkids and label our other collections appropriately. I am in hopes this community would help identify the specimens, and provide advice on how best to label the fossils. I appreciate any assistance that can be provided. Thanks. —Bill Shingleton PS: All the fossils depicted are from Jeffersonville, IN.