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Found 10 results

  1. Is this fossil coral?

    Hello- I was told that these strange “rocks” may actually be fossilized coral. They were found well-buried in a clay bank, in the SE US. Any thoughts or confirmation, please? Thank you!
  2. Favosite coral structures?

    Hello everyone! Today I finally received a fish mortality plate (Pic 1) I had bid on a long time ago. Oddly though it turns out I had bid on multiple items and found this block of what appears to be fossil shells with coral structures at the bottom. After some googling I think it might be favosite? Any help is appreciated as I know little about fossil shells and corals. Unfortunately the providence is unknown, as no information was provided. Pic 1- Leptolepsis fish plate. Something appears to have been applied to the specimen and gone terribly wrong. If anyone has any advice to fix it please let me know! 2. Front of coral and shell slab 3. Back of slab (sorry for the blurriness) 4. Close up of the favosite (?) coral
  3. A syringopora (coral)?

    Dear forum members, Here are some items that I found on an island close to Vodice, Croatia, Europe. The location was ca. 30 meters from the adriatic sea at a hight of ca. 8 meters above sea level. The items were at the bottom of a building site for a house. They were about 2 meters below ground level, i.e. 6 meters above sea level. Here are two pictures of an item which looks a bit like a coral. The closest match I found on the internet was the picture depicted on the right hand side of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syringopora There was an abundance of items like this around the location. This item has a diameter of ca. 20 cm and a height of ca. 9 cm. The mineral seems to be quartz (an uneducated guess). To show the mineral in a better way, here are pictures of two other items I found at that site. The one on the left has a length of ca. 10 cm (please ignore the scallop shell), the one on the left more like 7 cm. The items are not here with me at the moment, so it would take some effort to get more photos if requested by you. But it would be manageable. Could you please help to ID this item?
  4. Fossilized Coral

    My Coral: both sides, found many years ago hunting in Florida Corals (or more formally, Zoantharia) have mobile larvae that become sessile (fixed to one place) after a few days. They are marine animals related to jelly fish and sea anemones, but lacking a free-swimming (medusoid) stage. They may have first evolved during the Precambrian and are still found living today. Some, like octocorals (the polyp has eight arms), are soft bodied and rarely preserved as fossils, but others secrete a hard calcarous skeleton and are thus important rock-forming organisms. We focus here on the three groups (or orders) of corals that are most frequently found as fossils — Rugosa, Tabulata and Scleractinia.
  5. Found this antiquing. Was only marked "petrified rock"..It is black & charcoal gray in color with a vertical ribbed texture and some rounded ends. Measures 6.5" tall x 5.5" x 4" and weighs 8lbs 1.1 oz. Is it petrified wood ? Petrified cactus? Or something else? It's only letting me upload 1 photo. Took pics with phone and guess their too big. Will try to post more.
  6. Coral looking thing

    Not sure what this is but we ha e lots of them on our property.
  7. Hello, I found this at Beaumaris today. I think it might be a fossil coral. What do people think? Regards, Dan
  8. I have been found relatively abundant fossil remains of what I think can be dugong (manatee) ribs and other related bones (?), in the Caribbean. Mostly end on pointed-ends. I have heard about the burial social preferences of manatees also. They are relatively common but any skull has been found yet. Can you help me to ID these bone-like fossils?? How to differenciate it even from fossil whales. Thanks deeply for all your help adorable Community !!
  9. Has anyone dissolved the calcified outer surface of a fossilized coral head to reveal the agatized coral underneath? If so, how? Wondering about using acids?
  10. Fossil Id Help

    Minnesota find today. Same gravel pit that I hunt for agates. Almost looks like agate.thanks,Jim
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