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  1. Unknown fossil with crinoids

    Time for the second batch of fossils that I've found out on the job. I have four to upload today and this is the first. I think I found this near the Michigan/Indiana border. There are two crinoid columnals in the rock next to the darker structure. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
  2. Crinoid non det.

    From the album Invertebrates

    Crinoid non det. Early Devonian Early Emsian Bundenbach Grube Eschenbach Germany
  3. I got my hand on a Crinoid calyx from somewhere in Texas (no location attached other than creek), and I’d like to know if this should be prepped any more, and if it is worth seeking professional help (I certainly can’t do it yet). It’s around four inches (I think, it’s not with me right now). Thanks for any advice!
  4. Large Crinoid

    I was out fossil hunting and was seeing some small shells and pieces of small crinoid. Then I came across this giant. It is 2 pieces of crinoid stuck together in matrix. I am used to Cretaceous fossils not Pennsylvanian. Does anyone know if this is large for a crinoid? It is the largest one I have seen but I have only looked for crinoids 3 or 4 times before. Size: Longer one is 16mm in diameter. Smaller one is 14mm in diameter.
  5. Crinoid Part?

    From my new favorite spot I found this weathered out. I think its part of a Crinoid though I'm not sure. Any help would be appreciated.
  6. Major shift in marine life occurred 33 million years later in the South. British Antarctic Survey, May 17, 2018 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180517081829.htm Fossil find of 33-million-year-old sea lilies in outback WA challenges major palaeontology theory By Lisa Morrison University of Western Australia, May 22, 2018 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-23/sea-lily-fossil/9790656 The open access paper is: Rowan J. Whittle, Aaron W. Hunter, David J. Cantrill, and Kenneth J. McNamara. Globally discordant Isocrinida (Crinoidea) migration confirms asynchronous Marine Mesozoic Revolution. Communications Biology, 2018; 1 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s42003-018-0048-0 https://www.nature.com/articles/s42003-018-0048-0 Yours, Paul H.
  7. It's been a few weeks since we returned from the road cut along Old Indiana 1 in St. Leon. I've attached photos of my finds. Many I've identified, but some are mysteries, and I'm hoping my friends here can help me out. Finally, I found lots of Rafinesquina, but I'll save those for another time. Also, because of size restrictions, I need to send these in batches. Don't know what this is. It's 1 mm in length. Sorry, I forgot to add something for scale. They're pentagonal in shape, so I think they're Xenocrinus baeri. Sorry about the resolution. This looks like a well-worn horn coral. What was unusual were the worm-like shapes on all sides. Are these Chondrite specimens?
  8. Crinoid ID?

    Hello all, I'm asking for your help again! Can anyone confirm if this roughly 1.5mm fossil impression is a type of star shaped crinoid stem piece? That's my guess. It was found near Graf, Iowa from the maquoketa formation, upper Ordovician. It's on the backside of a piece of matrix that has some trilobite debris on it and I thought it was neat. Thanks for your help!

    Hoooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here we are at last, into Adam's Silurian. Thanks for looking. First up is the Lower Silurian or Llandovery and I begin with a problem. I posted this one incorrectly in Adam's Ordovician as it had got it's label muddled up with an Ordovician Favosites I had that has vanished in the move here, but is being replaced by kind forum member @Herb Anyway, this, I remember now I've found the correct label, is from the greenish Browgill Formation, part of the Stockdale Group from a cutting near Skelgill (Skelghyll) in Cumbria, Northern England. It seems to be a tabulate coral, but I can't find any listed for this location, only mentions of small, rare, rugose corals. It has the star shaped corallites of a Heliolitidid, but seems to be tightly packed together like a Favositidid. A couple of species of Palaeofavosites seem to be close and are a bit star-shaped,, but anyone know any better? @TqB@piranha hmm who else? The coral bit, an external mold, is a maximum of 3.5 cm across and each corallite up to 2 mm.
  10. crinoid id

    Found these In a landscaping rock
  11. Fossil ID

    Ordered a fossil book, so I am hoping to learn a little more about fossils. Found this one in Walnut Creek in NW Austin, TX in Austin Chalk. Split on what it it. It is 7x8 cm. Point I am interested in is 3 cm.
  12. Fossil wood and crinoid?

    Hi guys! Yesterday I visited Koneprusy (Devon) in the Czech Republic and found some fossils. It was first time finding fossils But I´m not sure about these two.. I think the first one is crinoid (photo #1). Second one looks like a fossil wood (photos #2-4) to me, but I´ve never found one so it might be just some kind of mineral. I don´t know. Thanks for your help P.S.: Ruller is in centimeters.
  13. I found this while digging in my yard, early this morning. Can't say how long it could have possibly been there, I must note the previous owners did have an abundance of river rock brought in for decoration over a decade ago. The piece itself was about 15 inches down. It looked cool on the surface but when I took my loupe to it I found some interesting markings. I don't know if I'm looking at perhaps crinoid stems, plant parts, or an interesting geologic concretion? Thank you for your help.
  14. ID: Large Crinoid

    Bought a nice big Crinoid from a friend of mine. Was found somewhere in Morocco, and apparently is from somewhere in the Devonian period. Is definitely not Schyphocrinites, that being what you usually see from Moroccan Crinoids. Not to good at Crinoid ID myself, so I’m seeking help. Specimen is 9.5” long at longest point, and 7” tall at tallest.
  15. crinoid or what?

    I have found these small pacman-like segments at Jacksboro, TX (Lost Creek Reservoir), which is Pennsylvanian, and have always thought that they were a segment from a crinoid stem. I then found what looks like a stem with about 7-8 segments along with more of the individual segments. However, the segments never have any of the radial lines that I often seen in other crinoid segments. Any idea what these are? Thanks.
  16. Crinoid ID

    I scored this nice crinoid from the discard pile outside the geology building at a local University. Absolutely no context. I suspect it will not be possible to I D but it's worth a try.
  17. Help two unknown fossils?

    Newbie here. I found these two fossils in my backyard in Pahrump, Nevada. One appears to be a crinoid, but I don't know what the other one is. Is it even a fossil? This is the high desert area 65 miles west of Las Vegas. Can anyone help me please?
  18. Another local spot

    Hi Everyone, Now that RL is back to some measure of stability I'm exploring. Pa recently reworked an unstable road cut here in Blair county and some interesting material has weathered from the very soft Ridegely Member at the top of the Old Port Formation [Devonian]. With spring coming late I've located several other exposures of this layer and am excited because it is so easy to work (get the sandstone matrix wet and you can rub it off with your fingers!) I posted some unknowns over in the ID Help Section.
  19. Walked to a spot near my property that I used to go to as a kid. It is a railroad cut about 50 feet high..really cool little spot hidden away. Anyway, I climbed up about 10 feed today on a ledge after finding some fossils on rock that had fallen and found a highly fossiliferous layer. Loaded with crinoids and bivalves. Hopefully some other stuff too as I investigate further. Here are a few pics. Also, there are a few little oval fossils with a median ridge. One was hanging loosely so I grabbed it. There is also a cluster of 3 imbedded in the rock. Probably some good potential here! Any idea on the small ovals?
  20. I thought it would be cool to make a poster of my fossil of the month for March 2018. Markus took some great pics after he prepped it and I just took them and made this horizontal poster. I might put a heading on it or not. Let me know the one you like the most. Thanks Mikey
  21. Possible Crinoid or Sea Pen?

    I found this a few years ago at my camp near Munising, MI. I find a lot of fossilized corals, trilobites, and bryozoan there. I am going through my fossils and trying to label them, and I noticed this odd one. I am thinking it is a crinoid or a sea pen, but I am not sure.
  22. Hi everyone this is matthew again saturday I went to the fossil and gem show in hamburg N.Y. and got 3 fossils one of them is a crinoid flower fossil and one of them is a strait shelled ammonite and one of them is a fossil that looks like a point.
  23. At our favorite auction site, new collectors can easily be impressed with a fossil crinoid like this: Even more so as it is a large (470mm X 260mm ), gorgeous fossil for display and highly impressive. So, I am posting this here as a alert to new collectors, who often for being inexperienced, end up believing that a ballot US $ 25 Dollars really can exist... First of all, it's interesting to know that in addition to the seller offers entirely free shipping to the world, it's also important that I explain to you that originally this fossil Crinoid is not white! The problem here is that a strange mass (I highlighted it in pink), is uniting dozens of broken crinoids mounted on a fake matriz plate, as if they were whole crinoids, and to disguise this great puzzle, they simply painted everything in white! And now, problem solved, for hardly a new collector would notice in this small but great detail! Look: Any more problems? Yes! All of these areas that I circled in pink are 100% sculpted by human hands! Look: Now you can compare of Guizhou, what is carved and what is 100% real, which is painted white and the one that has original coloration: I apologize for making your dream evaporate, of placing a Guizhou crinoid next to a Guizhou keichousaurus on your shelf... Do you intend to buy from another seller? No problem! On our favorite auction site there are other vendors who also market Guizhou fossil crinoids! See this one! 100% original coloring, and no sculpture made by human hands here! Look: Beautiful and amazing, is not it? 100% original coloring! But the only problem here is that you are taking to your home a new mosaic puzzle: And under the pretext of "pyritization" and "calcite," you will take entirely free to your home, a strange white mass of glue with something unidentified; But if you also did not like this, no problem, there are more choices of Guizhou crinoids on our favorite auction site: Oooooopppsss! Is gone away this option too! At our favorite auction site you will probably notice that a 100% genuine Guizhou crinoid fossil is nothing perfect, it may not be as gorgeous and complete: But at least now you know the difference between one thing and another thing!
  24. Could use some help on these 0.5cm - 1cm invertebrate(?) conical spines in the well known Salem Limestone, a marine limestone of the American Midcontinent. They appear to be solid calcite but do not quite match up with the shapes of crinoid spines and echinoid spines that I know from the Mississippian. I have looked at umpteen Salem Limestone samples but have seen these spines at only one small locality. Any insights appreciated! but please provide your reasoning or evidence.
  25. Crinoid and Conretion from Guizhou

    This is a crinoid fossil from Guizhou, it is attached to a gigantic concretion. Do you think there is a fossil inside the concretion? Other than breaking it apart, any other possible way to check if there is a fossil inside the concretion?