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Found 13 results

  1. Much Wenlock coral

    Corals such as this one I found around the Much Wenlock UK area are a species of Favosites (not sure which one though). In this instance the colony looks to have possibly grown around a crinoid stem. And could almost be described as ‘coral balls’ they are quite common ranging in size from 1cm to over 12 cm in diameter. I thought you might like to see it.
  2. ADAM's SILURIAN

    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.
  3. Baby, It's Cold Outside

    The hubbub of the holidays is over. The cold, crisp air has descended here in the Mid-Atlantic. The ground is frozen, but I was craving sunshine and the hunt. With blue skies today and the promise of snow tomorrow, I headed to the one place I was reasonably certain wouldn't be completely frozen -- the Delaware Bay. After all, we put salt on the roads here to keep them from freezing. How cold is it this week? Cold enough to freeze salt water! Here and there, exposed spots dotted the beach and the highest part of the bank, above the high tide line, was still exposed. There were a few pebbles here and there, but the odds of finding something in such scant gravel wasn't promising. I spent the next hour with a friend, exploring the ice formations with cameras. Still, my beloved beach did not disappoint. I found a couple of little favosites corals in the freezing tide pools and a 3-inch chunk of local petrified wood lying along the trash line. There is something ironic about finding petrified - silicified - wood frozen to the beach sand!
  4. Hungry Hollow IDs

    After Monica's recent post looking for HH IDs I'm prompted to solve a couple uncertainties of my own from that spot, if anyone can help me... This coral was labeled 'Favosites (poss. alpenensis)'... Can anyone confirm or suggest a better fit? I don't know what all the species of Favosites are at that place but I know there are more than one. Second, I know there are 2 types of Mucrospirifer, one being more elongated than the other. I believe I have some of both here but some seem ambiguous. Are there any surefire distinguishing features of either species other than the (possibly variable) elongation?
  5. Explored several new spots

    I went out and checked a few new to me roadside spots. This first posting is all Surilian - Wills Creek formation in Altoona PA. Bivalves, ostracodes, Spirals (Turnitellia?), Favosites corals in 3 different shapes. The only prep I did was a quick rinse. I'm looking forward to prepping these out and tomorrow I'll post a few from the other spot that I visited
  6. Hi this is Matt again I have 3 favosites fossils I have found in the creek I wanted to show everyone here are 3 photos
  7. Here are some of my finds. The first two fossils were taken from a cornfield and I believe the third was found in a creek running through that same field. Most of the rocks and fossils I collect come from cornfields, a lot of them have the farm equipment scars to prove it. Anyway, let me know what you think, the underside of that first one has always intrigued me. Thanks, Matt #1 #2 #3
  8. Favosites argus

    From the album Hungry Hollow Fossils

    Favosites argus; Hungry Hollow Formation (Givetian), Arkona (63 x 40 mm)

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  9. Favosites-Coral-2

    From the album Penn_Dixie_Quarry_Blasdell_New_York

    Another image of the Favosites.
  10. Favosites-Coral

    From the album Penn_Dixie_Quarry_Blasdell_New_York

    One of the park guides explained that this is a species of coral known as Favosites. It is commonly mistaken for fish scales, and it's nickname is the honeycomb coral. This was the only piece I found that day.
  11. Jurassic Trilobite!

    April fools! Most of you wouldn't click this thread and check out my cool new Devonian coral so I lied. I know whats the big deal? Its just a coral! Its not like its a Trilobite, Ammonite, or Dinosaur fossil. I have collected fossils for many years and I have a very nice Devonian, Favosites coral collection from New York State that I have assembled. I have found complete specimens tumbled in a stream, mushroom shaped, attached to other corals, the size of a button, and some that weigh over 70 pounds. This specimen I found the day before Easter is the best specimen in my collection to date. It is undamaged, unweathered, and super complete. Its shape reminds me of Tuscan bread (very old Tuscan bread) and its about the same size. I was hoping to find some trilobites hiding underneath but all there was is a Bryozoan colony. If you have ever collected or have an affinity towards extinct corals then maybe you to would have been excited as I was when I found this coral lying in a gully on a warm spring day. Mikey
  12. Please see attached pics Thank you Christy
  13. Favosite?

    Hello, I found this rock yesterday which I suspect is a fossil of some kind, but I'm not sure. Some pictures made me think it could be a favosite but I'm not sure. Sorry about the pictures, I couldn't find my good camera.
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