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  1. Seashell fossil?

    I have had this fossil since I was a child but have never had it identified. Now my son is curious about it so we thought we would see if we could find out something about it. It was found by an uncle near Praha, TX (between San Antonio and Houston) about 40 years ago if memory serves. The fossil in the middle is 1 3/8" x 3/8". The stone has a strange feel that's hard to describe. Maybe like clay or really old chewed-up chewing gum! Thanks for your help. (And sorry for the tags - I needed three so made some stuff up.)
  2. Dinosaur Egg

    Hello, I have found what I believe to be a fossilized egg? Would someone with more knowledge please help? Bottom of egg..
  3. Fossil found by Genesee River

    I know nothing about fossil, bunch of rocks and stones were looking like eggs and some have weird strips that drew my attention. This one looks like a tooth so I grabbed it for fun . Can anyone Identify it for me?
  4. Shark/fish tooth ID

    Hi all, Found this little tooth hiding in between my pycndont fish teeth from Balegem. I quickly realized that this wasn't in the right place, and it reminded me of something else. So, is it maybe a very worn Nebrius thielensi? Or is it something else? It's from Balegem, Belgium (closed location). From the Lede Sand Formation. From the Lutetian stage of the Eocene (45 mya). Thanks in advance! Max
  5. Help with Hell Creek Jaw ID

    I've had this jaw for some time now, but have no idea what it might belong to. It comes from Montana (Hell Creek Formation). At first glance I thought it was probably crocodile, but taking a closer look at the worn tooth in one of the sockets, I'm wondering if it's a piece of Edmontosaurus Jaw. I know it's hard to say from pictures alone, but I figured someone with a good knowledge of Hell Creek material might be able to help.
  6. help with Id

    My son and I found this in Milton Ma at the Blue hills reservation. Does anyone have any idea what it is? Thanks for any help! Jenn and Owen
  7. Please help ID

    Hi! My boys and I found this while exploring a river bed. Any ideas what it is? At first I thought we had found a tooth but researching suggests I may have found horn coral? Pictures I have found online are not that helpful so thought I would try here. So cool that we can find fossils right here where we live!
  8. Trying to identify some fossils...

    Hello everyone - I was recently on a camping trip North of Giddings, Texas and while out looking for fossils, my son and I found these along with lots of petrified wood. Someone has suggested that the two pieces with the "lines" might be either mammoth teeth or primitive shark pads. Can anyone help? They're relatively small for mammoth teeth, but they do look similar. Also included in the find was some kind of completely fossilized bone. It was laying right on top of some mud around a tank. love to know what that might be. And finally, we found a small rock with some interesting layers. This one is a mystery. Almost looks like bone as well. Thank you all for any help you can offer.
  9. Venice Beach Fossil ID Help

    Great trip with my daughter to Venice Sunday, she did pretty well. She found a good size bone and I'm unsure of what a few are. Thanks for the help in advance!
  10. non-nodule fossils from Mazon area

    I went to the Mazonia South Unit last week for my second ever fossil hunting trip in as many weeks. (I may be developing a problem). On my first trip I didn't find many nodules so I wanted to go back and try hunting in a different area. However I did find what I believe to be fossils in limestone and some pyrite (as identified in another submission-Thanks!). I will post the photo of the limestone sample in another submission as the pictures are too large. The fossil I am most curious about is pictured below. I credit my dog with finding this one as she led me to the place it was laying under an evergreen tree. The first photo shows the side with the fossil while the second photo shows the opposite side. It seems to have a stain on it that follows the same shape of the fossil. I don't know if that is a coincidence or relevant to the id. I'm assuming this is limestone solely based on its color, I could very well be wrong.
  11. By the title your probably skeptical about me actually finding a fossil in my backyard of course I didn't actually find a real fossil in my backyard as that would be quite fictional. I thought I would say that before beginning the fossil ID help... Because in reality I found 2 fossils in my backyard not one!!! In the lot beside my house is dense forest I live in Florida with very invertebrate rich soil in fact almost all soil in my area (suburbs near Indian river) contains hundreds of small shells Pleistocene to recent. However last year when I was looking for modern animal bones I was very surprised to see a white shard sticking up from the ground I tried the porous test with my finger but it was not positive so I concluded it was most likely not bone as most Pleistocene epoch fossils are much more reactive to the test than older fossils and since in my area there are only Pleistocene to recent fossils I assumed it was an invertebrate so I started to excavate the area. To my surprise I found a very large conch-like shell I actually had to cut the roots of a nearby tree as the roots were going through the shell. I later came back and found yet another specimen. It's quite the story to find literal fossils in your backyard but anyways here are the two specimens i'm curious to see your opinion on them please feel free to ask for different pictures and or questions. Thanks in advance, -RJD Yellow>First Specimen Orange>Second Specimen Blue>Modern Invertebrate IF YOU ARE TRYING TO ANSWER ID USE COLOR CODES PLEASE AND THANK YOU,
  12. Concretion or fossil?

    Hi! I found what may be a large -4-ish concretion at a creek in Crawford County, In. It is different than what I have encountered before. Any thoughts on prep or whether it is worth digging into?
  13. Strange looking fossil from Arizona

    Hello fellow hunters Many thanks to the responses for my last post which allowed me to ID a fossil rock as Stramatolite and not tule root. I found this marine looking fossil about one month ago in the Golden Shores area of Mohave Valley AZ where marine fossils are abundant. This rock is 6 inches by 4 inches and 1-2 inches thick. It weighs about 1-2 pounds. I cannot find any images online to help ID it? Any help is greatly appreciated.
  14. Fossil ID help, please

    Larger fossil found in a hedgerow in Pittsburgh. Any help is appreciated for an identification. Thanks!
  15. Hi, Haven't posted here in forever... still learning about one can find at Big Brook. We went there on Saturday for the first time in a year. Found a few nice things (and some nothings): I'm wondering about this Is it coral or something else? I also found some other things in y older items which I'll post next. Thanks, ds And what about these:
  16. Fossil ID: cephalopod?

    Hi Can you confirm that this is a cephalopod? if not what is that? Found on the lake Ontario Canada shore - region Mississauga
  17. Fossil or just rock?

    Hi everyone, Althought I,m a big fan of paleontology I,m still new in this world and sometimes I,m not sure about what I find. I go fossil hunting to a mountain in Valencia, Spain, where I usually find some kinds of ammonites and belemnites. As far as I know the strats in that mountain are jurassic/cretaceous. The other day I found this but I,m not sure if it's a fossil or just a weird rock formation. Any ideas? Thanks for your help!
  18. Photo: top left Found in a small (10ft wide) woodland stream near the LA/MS border, (East Feliciana Parish, LA/Wilkinson County, MS) within the Citronelle Formation; formed during the Pliostene. While the Citronelle is oft noted to contain fewer saltwater fossils than expected for an ancient coastal plain, this stream has provided probably 95% of the marine fossils in my collection. As a longtime rockhounder but fresh off the boat newbie to fossil identification, I've struggled to find a match for this fossil. (The photo is one I had on hand, am preparing to paint and the fossil is buried in chaos right now.) Betting this ID likely is child's play for most of you, any light you can shine on this fossil would be so very much appreciated. -caroline
  19. Possible dire wolf skull.

    I found this wolf skull near the milk river in North Eastern Montana, please help me identify it.
  20. Creek find ID

    Hello. I'm new to the forum. I found this in a New Jersey creek recently. Does anyone have an idea of what it could be?
  21. I hope someone in this world has seen this rock before and can tell me what it is. Found in Mohave Valley, AZ near Golden Shores. Rock club members call it Tule Root Fossil? Rocks are 1-3 inches in size and light in weight. It is hard to find. I cannot find any pictures of it anywhere online? Help
  22. Fossil id.

    Hi guys i found this a couple of days ago in israel and i want to identified it. Details: covered in (pretty sure) calcite and it has some spiral shape to it.
  23. i can't recognize this fossil

  24. In a couple days is my birthday, and this year I will be 50. For the past couple weeks I have thought a lot about all of my successes in life, as well as my failers. As a husband, father, fisherman, fossil hunter. As well as just a human being. But as far as a fossil hunter, collector and enthusiast, one of my biggest failers is that I have not learned enough about the fossils I collect in my region. I have stated before in other post that I am not really that interested in brachiopods, gastropods, bivalves, etc. But I have come to realize that is not a good reason to not try to identify those things that I find, wether or not I decide to keep them. I want to become more educated about life from the past. And that may should include all fossils. Not just the ones I am after. So when my wife asked what I wanted for my birthday I told her I would like The Fossil Guide to Devonian fossils of New York by Karl A. Wilson. I was really happy when it showed up a couple days ago. I have already identified a few things that I have been curious about for years. I really don't know why it has taken me this long to want to know more about the fossils from my area. And, I really should clarify that, it is not that I don't find certain fossils interesting. That was a poor choice of words. I find all fossils interesting. But I do favor certain fossils over others and I tend to focus only on the fossils I am after and ignore the others unless I can't find the fossils I want. That is going to change. Not only for myself but as a member of the forum.