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Found 133 results

  1. Unidentified Fossil - Maybe a Tooth?

    Below are pictures of a fossil we can't identify. My father gave this to me in the 1990's, and the only story he told was that he found the fossil as a child, which would have been around Ohio. We've never been able to identify what it is.
  2. Trilo??

    This was found in the Ordovician Platteville Formation near Platteville, Wisconsin. Only a tip was exposed and i thought it might be a trilobite but prepping it further, it looks like just a fragment. My best guess is that its part of the cephalon but its curved and I can't really tell which part it might be from. Any opinions?
  3. The rock in the image was actually found on Mars. I know it's probably not a fossil as NASA has addressed this saying it was likely formed by water and wind erosion. Please don't take this post the wrong way. I am not interested in perpetuating anything unscientific. I am just curious about the topic; how we can analyze rocks like these found on another planet. If one were on the team, and we spot something like this, to the untrained eye it would look like an astonishing find. But we have to be objective, and we have no idea what fossils on Mars might look like, in the unlikely case they actually exist. So I am just wondering how an expert would look at them? Aside from the low probability that such a fossil would exist, are there tell tale features that it is not a fossil. Thanks!
  4. Hi everyone, fellow Charlestonian here. I've recently got back into shark teeth hunting and have been to a few locations such as behind the YMCA and in those creek branches round there. I am posting here to ask everyone if they have any good locations they would share. I know this community is tight lipped and secretive when it comes to this, but I was hoping there would be a few individuals who didn't mind helping someone actually find some good finds. I get most sites are on private property or the individual has connections to get onto quarries (i.e. Black River Fossils), but I know there are viable locations out there that are not well known too. Thank you.
  5. Hi everyone, this believed to be "tooth/bone" was found in the Dorchester Creek / Ridgeville area.
  6. Formations in Peace River

    Hey everyone, I was recently looking through some of my older fossils and found the shark teeth I had found in the Peace River around 2 years ago on a trip kindly organized by @Sacha. I noticed I hadn't included a Formation tag on my labels, so I went to do some research. I googled 'Peace River formation' and found a formation carrying the name of the river; I also remembered that some of my shark teeth had Bone Valley-like coloration, and if I remember correctly the Bone Valley and the Peace River essentially represent the same fauna. According to Wikipedia, the Peace River Formation covers this age range: But Wikipedia also says that it's "a Late Oligocene to Early Miocene geologic formation in the west-central Florida peninsula." If you then take a look at the entry for the Bone Valley Member/Formation, this is what you get: They also say that "The Bone Valley Formation includes a diverse assemblage of vertebrate fossils. These include remains of sea turtles, equines, felines, peccaries, and others." However I'm looking for the info for my shark teeth, not land animals. Overall, I'm a bit confused as to what information I need to take into account. Wikipedia is generally good in my opinion for scientific stuff, but in this case it didn't help me much. So essentially, my question is this: from what formation do my Peace River shark teeth come from and exactly how old are they? And what exactly is the stratigraphy of the Peace River like? I can post a picture of the shark teeth in question if necessary (or if you just wanna look at them ). Hopefully someone has a clear answer to this Best regards, Max
  7. Bones from Lance formation

    Hello this bones are form lance formation what could they be form? Thanks.
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