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Found 67 results

  1. Fossil, Mineral, or Something Else?

    I have no idea what this is. Found it at Lake Texoma.
  2. Strange rock

    Found last spring in Lawrence Co. Tennessee in a small creek while artifact hunting. Thought it was unique so I hauled it home. Any thoughts on what it could be are appreciated...thanks!!!
  3. What in the world is this thing?

    Hey! I need help identifying this... fossil? A friend of a friend found it while roof bolting in a coal mines in Southern Illinois. I am stumped and google has come up with nothing helpful. I'm hoping that someone here can help me figure out what this is. This is the only photo I have of it but will ask if he can get a few more with better lighting and stuff. He says it feels like bone but isn't sure. Would appreciate any help you can give! Thanks
  4. Kirk from Texas

    Hello everyone. I would like to first say thank you all for having me and please feel free to give me any advice on how I can make my posts better so that all can enjoy. Several years back I started finding literally tons of fossils in my back yard which was the catalyst to my newfound interest. Having said that, the only ones I have been able to identify myself were the dozens and dozens of ammonites, most of which I used in my 9ft, mostly fossil, backyard fireplace which came out amazingly. I would like to start by trying to have this little guy identified if at all possible. I first thought it to be petrified wood but the more I research the more I doubt that idea. I live in North Texas directly on the wise county & denton county boundary. Again, thank you all for accepting me in this circle and I hope to learn as much as I can as I am deeply interested in this subject but horribly uninformed.
  5. Mystery find

    Hello all, I found this a couple weeks back and forgot to post about this. Not sure if it's even a fossil, but any ideas are appreciated. I really cant make anything out. My best guess here is a bryozoan or sponge if it was anything. Found in Henry County, Missouri. Assumed age is Osagean, Mississippian, though I am not 100% certain and it could be older than I think.
  6. Is this a fossil?

    Hello everyone, new member here My 8 year old son is very interested in fossils and is always looking for them even though I don't think there are many in our area. He dug this piece out of our yard in Spokane, Washington. I have my doubts but I can't tell what it is so thought I better ask. Appreciate your help!
  7. ID help needed

    Hello, I picked this up on my recent trip through northern Arizona on route to Grand Canyon North Rim. It appears to be a plant fossil but I have no knowledge on this. I picked it up for my friend's 9 yr old boy who is very interested in geology and fossils. It would make him so happy if we could ID the rock & if this is a fossilized plant. The format would not allow me to upload more than 1 picture due to size. Any help would make a budding 9 yr old geologist very happy. TY
  8. i’m pretty sure this is just a cool rock but if any of you think it’s of biological origin... one can only hope!!
  9. Calvert Cliffs, MD id help please

    This was found on our trip to Calvert Cliffs, MD on the shore line. Dear husband thinks it's just a weird rock, but sons wanted to save it in case it was more. We're coming up with nothing with our novice search for what it could be, if anything. Any ideas or advice would be really appreciated! Thank you.
  10. I found this one yesterday. I recently got back into the hobby of rock tumbling and was looking for rocks for that when I came across a few fossils in a creek bed in North Central Arkansas, USA. This one resembles a "pigs in a blanket" sausage wrapped with crescent dough. I thought the inside was just dirt and mud but it is solid. It is 2 inches at the longest point. The hole is approximately an inch in diameter.
  11. any ideas?

    not sure what this is or if its even a fossil ... it actually looks like a dried up turd but it actually is stone I will be posting these pics of it dry, well mostly . I will then post a set of pics of it wet. Then I will post close ups of certain points on it. It was found in a gravel pile from the Brazos River west of Houston Tx. measures just shy of 4 inches long and one and a half inch wide.
  12. I found 2 separate sets of these- 1 set on 2 different days in the Danube River in Germany. These look like teeth, but when I cleaned them they began to smell like skunk.... the more I cleaned, the stinkier they got. Anyone know if they are teeth, a plant, or something else entirely? It was very difficult to determine. (My husband is a dentist and initially he was certain they were not teeth, but after being cleaned, it was even more ambiguous.) I finally gave-up, took this picture, and threw them away... FAR AWAY! Thank you!
  13. is this anything or a odd tiny pebble?

    is this anything but a odd tiny pebble? location west of Houston...Brookshire....in a gravel load from the Brazos River. more close up photos to follow......
  14. found something really weird

    what is this???? strange spirals on stone it is in the stone I already tried to scratch it off the big ones are indented in the stone...
  15. Stumped in Kansas

    This one has me stumped. Is this just trace, or is there something here,?
  16. bone fragments or sponge?

    a these bone fragments? these bone fragments? found in Brookshire texas in a gravel load by the way the gravel is from the Brazos River item #1 - 5 pics item #2 -
  17. what is this looks like fancy poo

    this is interesting fancy poo or a plant?..crystal or what?
  18. Is it a fossil?

    I found this while I was walking through a creek on my families property in Ashland, OH. I took this into my geology professor and asked him what he thought it might be. He said that it might be a section from a piece of Horn Coral but that he also was not sure. Any insight would be helpful.
  19. What type of fossil is this?

    Hiya. Wondering is anyone able to help a novice fossil hunter! I've been looking at lavernock point again in South Wales. Found this (what I assume is a type of fossil) embedded in a stone. Looks different to the usual amonite fragments, bivale/shell ones we usually find. Wondering if anyone could help identify it please xx
  20. Backyard finds

    I found this in my back yard which was farm land 40 plus years ago about 50 yards from a drainage easement.
  21. Found in my yard while planting

    Hi I was recently doing some planting when I came across this thing. Does anyone know what it could be? Our house was built in 1800 and this was located close to the stonewall that borders our property.
  22. What is it?

    Found in Pennsylvania
  23. Fossils?

    While I was searching on the beach for fossils I found these 2 weird looking objects. The small one almost looks like a piece of skin, with scales. And the other one looks maybe like a small sea urgin inside a stone. Anyone knows if they are fossils?
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