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Found 256 results

  1. Waxahachie Tx ???

    Hey Everyone, Changed from NSR for awhile. Went with a buddy to Waco. Found some nice things. Want to go out with my sister to somewhere near Waxahachie. Anyone have a good creek they are willing to share? You can PM me if you want. I will keep the secret spot.
  2. Swiss cheese rock

    Hey guys! so I recently went looking in an old local creek for arrowheads and came across a grapefruit sized clay rock. (Assuming it was clay due to the clay in the area) once I busted it open I got many voids and very small round objects. Any help will be much appreciated!!
  3. Recptaculites? Verde Valley, Arizona Devonian

    These tiny fossils I suspect of being Receptaculites, but I'm not at all sure. The patch is about 12x12mm, about the size of a dime. It's on Martin formation dolomite from the Devonian, Verde Valley, Arizona. Other fossils on the same rock include Rugose and Tabulate corals and unidentified Brachiopods. Note the lichens growing in and on the sample. Any ideas?
  4. I believe this is a Bryozoan. It is about 14x16mm (about the size of a dime), and is on Martin formation Devonian dolomite from the Verde Valley in Arizona. Any opinions will be appreciated!
  5. Fossil hunting after rainfall

    Yesterday we had heavy rainfall in Charleston. Rainfall is of course one of the natural elements that erodes the material surrounding fossils. We know that some fossils become exposed to the earths surface due to rain. In Charleston, good areas to search after a hard rain are shores, river edges, creeks, gravel beds, and excavation sites. Dredge piles are also good search areas. There is a particular area on Folly Beach which has a significant amount of dredge material. It would be a good area to search today or tomorrow at low tide. I suggest you search here between 10am and 2pm (low tide). There is no guarantee one will find fossils but you will not find them if you do not get out and look. Happy hunting! Click here for map of dredge location
  6. Think its a bone

    Hi, thanks in advance. Found near st Louis in illinois. It seems to have hematite or iron coating. I also collect bones and that sure looks like a fossilized bone. Really lightweight.
  7. What is this ?

    Grandson 8 found this by the creek on our farm.
  8. Hello! Im new to the Houston area Moved down from Virginia Beach, where fossilized shark, stingray teeth are common. Decided to walk along local creek found lots of interesting old bottles, pottery fragments, fossilized wood and shells, eventually came along three large fossilized bone fragments and one interesting partial fossil. The only fossils I’m familiar with are the shark teeth exc. common to my area help identifying these and knowledge on other common local fossils is much appreciated.
  9. ID Help - Possible Coral

    This was found on October 9, 2020 in a creek bed in Warrenton, MO. It is about 6cm x 7cm. I am no scientist and I have no idea how to identify what we found. This website was introduced to be by one of the science teachers at the high school where I teach. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
  10. Rock Hunting Franklin NC

    Hey Fam! Going to be in Franklin, NC for a few days in October. I’m fixin to do as much rockhounding as possible which I believe goes without saying. I’m looking for resources in the form of Areas where I can sift, walk river banks and what mines (I probably only want to spend money on one) are worth the time devotion to. My parent’s place is on a mountain which is full of creeks. Am I bound to find some neat stuff just hopping from one to another? What can I expect? Any information is greatly appreciated!!! Edit: I grabbed a UV light off Amazon because I’m told Rubies and Garnets Fluoresce at night.
  11. In between this trip report and the last, I have moved from Houston to Columbia, where I am studying biology at the University of South Carolina, so now I have the opportunitiy to take day trips down to Charleston and Summerville to go fossil hunting, which I am very much looking forwards to doing some more of sometime soon. I made my first trip since moving in on Saturday afternoon to a little creek in Summerville I last hit roughly two and a half months ago. You can see the fruits of that particular trip here: Now, I'm pretty satisfied with the results of this trip, but something important to take away from this, especially for those of you interested in hunting the Summerville area, is that I had both my younger brothers in tow for my July trip to the same creek, and even after 2.5 months and a hurricane, I'm not even getting a sixth of what we pulled out of that creek in July. I hope this illustrates to you just how slowly these Summerville creeks replenish. As has been said many times, if you're traveling to SC to find fossils, your best bet for a good experience is going to be just paying the money to go on a guided fossiling trip with a company like Charleston Fossil Adventures, Palmetto Fossil Excursions, or Charleston Outdoor Adventures. On this trip I sifted gravel for most of the smaller teeth, and the big stuff I found looking through the gravel banks. I really like the colors on that beat up angustidens I found, and that vert is the largest shark vert I've found. I also got a nice Hemipristis lower and a nice bull shark tooth. I'm looking at heading down to Charleston in the next week or two, so expect a post about that sometime soon.
  12. Fossil? Egg?

    I’m new to the whole artifact and fossil hunting and actually forum posting! I would like to get opinions on this following find. It was found in a creek in SE Missouri. And any pointers on hunting and identifying would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
  13. 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!
  14. I've got a pair of sandals that usually work great for creeks... but a couple of weeks ago I went to creek that was full of stones that continually worked inside my sandals. So, I would like another shoe that will keep stones out for use in creeks like that one. Anyone know of a good, not too expensive, water shoe for creek use that might fit the bill?
  15. Fossilized teeth ID

    Decided to take my kids fishing today at a creek we frequent sometimes. We were getting ready to start packing up and head home when I look down and see what I think is pretty colored rock partly buried in the ground in some sandy soil(I'm a rock hound, lol) Upon unearthing it i was surprised I had stumbled upon this pair of amazing fossilized teeth! The excitement is real and I've never found anything like this before! I have no idea what these are from but I'm sure sone kinda bovid. I'm also in South Arkansas btw if that helps any! Thanks!
  16. Jobsite Find

    Good afternoon to all. A colleague and I were doing some exploring in a creek bottom on our jobsite located in Fannin County, Texas. The creek we were walking in drains into the North Sulphur River. As we were walking we noticed a large bone sticking out of the creek bank. We decided to grab a couple of shovels and do a little more excavating. We came across multiple bones. As you may see in one of the pictures, we had to do a little digging in order to reach much of the bones, they definitely weren't just lying in the creek bank. I will upload more pictures with measurements. I kinda want to gauge if we stumbled across actual fossils, and if so we were hoping for some sort of inclination of what we may have found. The coordinates for the find are 33.4122,-96.0804. We were at least 15 feet below the grade of the jobsite in the creek.
  17. Need Help with Identification

    Hi everyone, need help with some identification here. The first photos of the brown looking tooth was found in Edisto, while the bone you see was found in Dorchester Creek in Summerville.
  18. Found this in the bank of a old river system which is now dry. About 8' down on the bank same layer as the fossil I'm finding some coal/coal tar deposits. This stream (Dry Ripple Run, Blue Rock, Ohio) has also produced petrified wood and mastodon teeth. The fossil below looks like a large tooth or bone? Fibrous bone structures very close up if you zoom in. Charteristics: Dense and heavy Location details: soil layer contained decaying plant matter some coal noticed in same layer Size: Width 5.5 by length 5 inches
  19. BIG BROOK PRESERVE, NJ. Creek fossil. June 14th I was able to identify all of the fossils we found on our hunt yesterday, including a nice goblin shark tooth, but I found one item that is a mystery! I attached pictures. I originally thought it was Lenni Lenape money... but realized wampum is made of shells and much larger. I then thought it was a Dutch colonial button.. but doesn’t look like any of the ones online. Is possible to be some sort of “bead”? Or petrified wood button? It is very very light in weight.. but solid.. and the imprint on the one side is a perfect thumb fit. Or is a fossil? Is a small fish or shark vertebrate??!?!?! (I didn't think so, because it seems to flat!) Thank you sooo much for any insight and ideas!
  20. Northeast Texas

    I did a six mile kayak trip in Northeast Texas. I found a little bit of everything.
  21. Anyone know what this bone might be?

    This bone was recovered from the banks of a creek full of Cretaceous fossils in Montgomery, AL. All images are different views of the same object. Any ideas?
  22. What is this fossil?

    Found this fossil in Warrenton, Missouri in a creek. Would like to know what it is.
  23. Large Coral Fossil

    Large coral fossil found in Stewart County Tn
  24. My son pulled this bone out of a creek in Montgomery, AL yesterday. The creek is full of Cretaceous fossils. It is very heavy and dense, like stone. What might it be?
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