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Found 21 results

  1. ID Help

    With winter finally over we took a drive over to Lake Michigan to look along the beach. We found a many of the typical corals. I spotted this interesting looking fossil in the surf and quickly retrieved it. As I looked at it more closely and saw the details I became more unsure of what it is. I'll add some closeups in the next post. Thanks.
  2. Rapp beach find

    Picked this up on the beach. @abyssunder suggested an earlier piece might be tabular coral. This is quite different, but similarly like a hard rock,but with arrays of aligned tubes, some broken or missing. Not something I see often here! First two photos are of the same side, with a broken shark tooth holding the surface more flat. Scale is in cm. Hopefully someone recognizes it and can guess an ID. Thanks.
  3. Mystery fossil

    Hello, I am only 13 but I have picked up a lot of fossils. I don't know what half of the fossils are. I hope you can help. I found this fossil on the Jebal Hafeet nountain in Al Ain, UAE. It is very small. I am curious as to what it is. It looks like some sort of coral. The area l found it in was known for its marine fossils. I also found several larger corals on the same mountain.
  4. Whats that ?

    What you guys think ? Its from eocene reefal complex.
  5. Pelee Island fossils

    Hey guys. I've been extremely ill, and missing my fossils. Staying with my mom for a while, she pulled out a box of fossils she found on the shore at Pelee Island, Canada on Lake Erie. It's near Cedar Point, and Port Clinton Ohio. Some I was able to identify for her, but I don't know these. I'm pretty sure one is just suggestive stone, and not a worn tooth, but I'll ask that one too for verification. First one looks like a cephalopod to me, but I am not familiar with this area's fossils. The second one is a vertebrae from something. The third is the one I'm pretty sure is just rock, but double checking. The last one, I just don't have a clue. More pictures coming in reply.
  6. Is it a fossil?

    I found this while I was walking through a creek on my families property in Ashland, OH. I took this into my geology professor and asked him what he thought it might be. He said that it might be a section from a piece of Horn Coral but that he also was not sure. Any insight would be helpful.
  7. Found in a river

    I found this in the sulphur river in North East Texas. It is covered in a thin, light grey layer layer of rock and the center is a glassy looking grey/tan material with vain like patterns and a scaley texture. It has a smooth bottom that looks like it might have been attached to a smooth surface. It was in the wall of the river about ten feet below ground level. It broke when I hit it with a metal tool while I was digging. Any help with identifying this would be great. I've had it for years and have not seen anything that looks quite like it.
  8. Echinoid? Coral?

    I'm not sure what this is. Looks like a little fossil cauliflower. Echinoid, coral, or neither? Sw Fl, pliocene. Any help appreciated.
  9. Are any of these coral?

    Was inspired to look through my "unknown" bits, was wondering if any of these 3 might be coral, or what they are if they're not. The bottom of the third one is covered in shell bits and not visible yet, but can add if you need. Thanks in advance! Sw Fl.
  10. I am a first time user and novice fossil hunter, so please excuse my lack of knowledge. I do not know what time period this comes from, although I believe most of what I find is from the Devonian period. I mainly look where I live (Big Rapids) and have pulled a number of these rocks out of my garden while preparing for spring planting or tilling down at the end of Fall. I typically find quite a few honeycomb and horn coral, which I can usually identify, but I have come across a number of items I am not sure of, one of which is below. Any help identifying this would be appreciated.
  11. Plant?

    Found this while wandering. Debris pile from rock canyon anticline. Just took a picture too heavy to pack on my back. Entire picture is approximately 2'x3'.
  12. Are these fossils?

    Hello all, I am still working on this very large project in the Lower Glen Rose Formation near Spring Branch, Texas. Are these marine fossils? Or are they minerals?
  13. Florida beach find

    This is a Florida beach find from about 25 years ago. We don't remember the exact location, but somewhere between Ft Meyers and Tampa. It reminds me of sponge but that's just a guess. It could be just an interesting rock, but has those large holes and very small pores. Any help is much appreciated. Thank you.
  14. north basin Lake Winnipeg

    So I came across this "weird stone. possibly a fossil. The pattern goes all the way through the stone. Found near the north basin of Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba. Does anyone have an idea what this could be / could have been? While I have found numerous snail type fossils, this one was a first... I'm not even sure if this is a fossil at all. more views of the same
  15. Blencathra fossil

    Hi All, while walking through the Lake District on Hill Blencathra. I found this wondered if anyone knows what it is. Nick
  16. Coral?

  17. What is it?

    I have asked about this before but I had bad quality pictures, I found it in the Rosheim forest which has recently been known for its mammoth bones that were found. I decided to go there for a look and this one caught my attention and I first thought it was a fossil coral because the mountain was once submerged under water. Please help me find the identity of what it really is.
  18. What is This?

    What is this?? Found in north central mn lake. Sure looks like coral.
  19. Coral?

    Do you think this is an eroded piece of coral? Found atop the ground in the eastern end of the much eroded Arbuckle Mtns in south-central Oklahoma (Murray County).
  20. Fossil Id

    I am a new member and put this post in the introduction forum without looking at the other forums first, so am redoing here. Sorry for the confusion. I would like some help identifying the tubular fossils as shown. The sample came from my Father's collection and I have no idea what the age of the sample is or its provenance. The rock matrix is carbonate. I have been told that the features are bone, that they are coral, that they are not coral, and that they are wood. Any help someone could give me I would appreciate.