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Found 23 results

  1. Mollusk Fossil

    I submitted this piece for identification and many were interested in the crystal array, so I cleaned it up and I am resubmitting it for display.
  2. crystal_touchup.jpg

    Since some were interested in the crystals within this rock I cleaned it up for a better view.
  3. crystal_touchup2.jpg

    Again, Since some were interested in the crystals within this rock I cleaned it up for a better view.
  4. Crystalized fossil or a pipe dream?

    I have a rock feature that I am a bit doubtful, but hopeful about. I have a few "crystalized" fossils and have seen some very nice ones from near my hunting area also posted. This does mean that there are some out there. This little feature measures almost 11mm long and is 6mm wide. In hand, the left side really looks like a head segment of some sort with the line and what does look like two eye spots. The main area has what looks like segment end features going around the sides. The square crystal feature in the center is a totally new one for me. I have found literally hundreds, if not thousands of crystal specimens (mostly in the quartz family) and have never seen anything like this. This rock has several other fossil and fossil imprints in it. There are cephlapod fossils, rugose coral fossils, and other features that I am still researching. Researching and using the state geological map, it was found in a late ordovician period area. It was found outside of Willow Springs, Missouri, USA. My hopes are that it is a trilobite fossil of some sort or an isopod fossil. I am NOT getting my hopes up real high though.
  5. Value of fossil

  6. Crystal or fossil?

    My family sent me this pic looking for ID, any idea what it is?
  7. Found a crystalized fossil

    We found this in a load of gravel. I was hoping someone would be able to help identify it for us. Thank you!!
  8. Hi to Forum members; I am an amateur rock collector who likes to look for fossils. For the most part I have not found anything fantastic but I am hopeful. I kindly request any information and or comments about a recent flint specimen from my back garden in Ipswich, Tuddenham Road. I have other photos of the flint that show unusual structures. On those photos, I used my photo app to adjust the exposure to get more fine detail. If it will help, I would gladly share. Also from my back garden, I found a petrified seed/pod/nut shell. Can someone help me identify what it is. May thanks! Munchy2
  9. Crystal fossil or just weird formation

    Ok so is this a bug, leaf, pine cone or just random crystal formation. But if not random how does it turn to crystal.
  10. Crystallized wood fossil

    This is said to be a crystallized wood fossil from Liaoning, China. Do you think it is a wood fossil or simply a crystal ?
  11. Crystal/Fossil ID

    A friend of mine found this recently in the area of Belton, Texas in the undivided early Cretaceous. He sent me the pic and asked if I knew what kind of crystal it was. I didn’t know so I asked him if I could post it here for him. I’m not so curious about the fossil clam as the type of crystal it is. If you need more pics it may take a while, because I think he is out of town for a while. @ynot It does not look like calcite really, but I suppose it could be. It just looks harder than that. I forgot to ask him to do a hardness scratch test. Let me know if you have any ideas. Kim
  12. I found this rock about 20 years ago while hiking a piece of property I was considering buying, which was perched on a high bluff over looking the Illinois River. I picked it up because of the beautiful druzy crystals on it. I have been cleaning quartz crystals this week, which I found a few weeks ago near Hot Springs, AR. I was using Iron out to remove the iron stains. Anyway, I have kept this rock in my kitchen window so it could catch the sunlight and sparkle for me all these years. It is not the finest home decor, but definitely my style. I picked it up today to see if it had any iron stains on it that might need to be removed. As I was looking at it something in the chert caught my eye! I’ve had this rock all these years, but never realized, to my great delight (squeal!!!), there were fossils in it until today. That just makes it all the more special and cool. The formation there is Keokuk and Reed, which is Mississippian. I think these may be Bryozoa, but I’m not certain. I’m not sure I’ve ever hunted a Mississippian formation and found much besides crinoid pieces. Note the little rice grain size/shape dark spots on the top right side. I saw them and began to wonder if they were fossils. I turned the rock around to look at all sides and saw these rice grain size and shapes that were clustered together. See top center just below the crystal. These look flat, but in the next pic they have more dimension. Rice grain size and shape center of pic. The bottom of the rock. Note bottom center it almost looks like a plant leaf of sorts, but I assume Bryozoa. I have not found many fossils in the area. I found a couple crinoid fragments on the nearby land that I ended up buying instead. So, I’m pretty sure these are marine fossils. A few miles away to the east in Arkansas, in the Boone Formation, I found 3 Spirifers and abundant crinoid stalk fragments. Can anyone confirm that these are Bryozoa and if so what type they may be? Thank you in advance for your comments and input. Kim
  13. is this a fossil

    Just becoming very excited about fossils, Minerals, our awesome planet. I found this on the property we just bought. It looks like a crystalized snake fossil.
  14. Indentification please?!

    Found this near a cliff on the beach in the north east of England unsure what it is?
  15. Anyone know what this is

    Looks strange but i know its cool looking
  16. Some type of Crystal?

    I found these pieces in a Cement Marl Stone near fossilized shells,can anyone tell me what is this?
  17. Palmoxylon Citrine?

    I found this a while back, and I wanted to get your opinions. it has rings at either end, and the texture of the palm parts that remain have a lengthwise tubular structure. You can also see what look like grid-like 'cells' under the 10x loupe. It looks like it broke open at some point, revealing a really astounding bunch of glittering citrine crystals
  18. Hello again! Please find below some pictures of fossils/rocks that my parents have recently given to me (they were happy to get rid of this "junk" and they figured that I might be able to get some answers regarding their identity here on TFF). Item #1: My mom acquired this piece when she was visiting family in Italy, specifically my dad's hometown of Vittorio Veneto, Treviso, Veneto. She thinks it might be a piece of fossilized wood - what do you think? Item #2: I believe my dad found this rock, but I have no idea where - maybe on one of his walks around town in the Greater Toronto Area here in Ontario, Canada? I know it's not a fossil, but can anyone tell me what type of rock/crystal it is? My daughter Viola is interested in keeping it because it is quite pretty... Item #3: I think my dad picked up this rock as well, probably locally, too, just like the piece above. I'm certain it's just a rock, and not a very pretty one, but I want my identification to be confirmed before I get rid of it. Thanks a bunch! Monica
  19. What have I got

    Hi, wondering if this could be a fossilized tooth? 8 hardness all around.
  20. Crystallized Fossil Identification?

    Hello! Would anyone have any clue what this fossil is or if it is even a fossil? It was found on the top side of a rock in northern Tennessee, about 1/4 of a mile up a hill from a creek-bed.
  21. Appraising Fossils

    Howdy, I'm not actively attempting to sell this find, but am curious to hear your thoughts as to the value of this particular specimen. It was removed from a large block of limestone. The shell was mostly preserved, as it was facing inward. The matrix was carefully worked near the opening, revealing a more solid mass of forms underneath. I believe that in this case there is some soft tissue preservation near the opening. I know that's a bit incendiary, but the textures definitely resemble snail skin. The most amazing thing about this specimen is the crystallization, which can bee seen on the right. Thanks!
  22. Hi can anyone identify the mineral and shell
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