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  1. Hello all! I'm new to the game but thoroughly enjoying myself. So that said I could really use some help with identifying some (most) of the many "potential" fossils I"ve found. These were all found on river banks in North Central Iowa. I will list them by number and add more as I go. 1. <img>https://drive.google.com/file/d/15p9GKDhZK1mBZUiksjErnlhwQAb6E70b/view?usp=sharing</img> <img>https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l23A-DrcGvbaRKthIkT79gS6ZFM_RYa2/view?usp=sharing</img> <img>https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_XCaTR1krkVm5kqIneEJbWIVkC42ZSeX/view?usp=sharing</img> <img>https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vlzuPnWx00U-8YFvBPZGSejUB04UiamW/view?usp=sharing</img> <img>https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-L9oUVtqtT2zvmtMUaTWhOKy9Pta7Uq_/view?usp=sharing</img> 2. <img>https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DJ_12ykiikggUVEkhkGNLJ3HEuKVsXxW/view?usp=sharing</img> <img>https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rTveHiWYyfSayBgPJWuGUmTIAZg3aVoq/view?usp=sharing</img> <img>https://drive.google.com/file/d/18oZBkLB8iAb-UcNc5IujAsG4_JBzAW1U/view?usp=sharing</img> 3. <img>https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MW0QU5m5gNbqejkccsvZnM86TDsUGGkU/view?usp=sharing</img> <img>https://drive.google.com/file/d/1v4QdfVqkB-PZZ8lY09bxk9s7vkaVSQnG/view?usp=sharing</img> <img>https://drive.google.com/file/d/1r8VXLoRoj2v4nI4zrFjzUywKdyXYM0ZY/view?usp=sharing</img> 4. <img>https://drive.google.com/file/d/1e6jg3sjwWYMmaMm1_awHGxF6iY4Vm6r3/view?usp=sharing</img> <img>https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jo4652WCcRQG2RANifB3gOxO1hrnEiEb/view?usp=sharing</img> 5. <img>https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZuNK9FClmPYMdPGrAZJhqurC4Kytiyz7/view?usp=sharing</img> <img>https://drive.google.com/file/d/17JLcsLsG-FbZJd9QDB44moYfNBzmRbEm/view?usp=sharing</img> <img>https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tjjYs0SfzyYHRFe9C83ti9cL-Htj63BV/view?usp=sharing</img>
  2. Cancellous Fossilized bone?

    I had this in my rock collection for quite some time. I must have thought it was a nice chunk of obsidian, years ago. I was going through my rocks with my son and found myself questioning whether this could be fossilized cancellous bone. Any insights would be most appreciated.
  3. Found several of these while digging a hole for the swimming pool in our house. It was very surprising as I found hundred of them. Can anyone tell it is century old. I took a video of my discovery too.
  4. Foot bone?

    This is a heavily permineralized bone. That is not in question. It was found along with many other Mammal bones likely Pleistocene. One has been identified. Another has been cut open and polished to show the inside and it is clear it is bone. This looks like some samples of foot bones I have seen. I would like to confirm it is not human and hopefully get a species.
  5. Is This A Crab Claw?

    Does anyone know what this is? I am thinking, perhaps, it is a piece of a stone crab claw? Someone mentioned shark tooth. Found at Quintana Beach, Texas; Gulf of Mexico ocean, two days after two hurricanes hit landfall.
  6. I found this claw while sifting gravels looking for shark teeth in a small creek. Does anybody have any ideas on what this might be? It was found in North Carolina.
  7. I’ve always wondered, how do tendons fossilize so commonly, and well? I commonly see fossilized tendons, and it always makes me wonder. They’re pretty soft, definitely no harder than cartilage, and I’m pretty sure as soft as (hard)rubber, so how do they fossilize so perfectly, even as well as bone does, in most cases? Especially since they’re always fossilized in perfectly straight lines, which should only be the case if both ends were still attached to the bones(unless they’re way different than human tendons), cause otherwise they’d scrunch up like snapped elastic, but on top of that, all the fossilized tendons I see are disarticulated, and not attached, or even just WITH their bones at all, as if they could somehow separate, and stay as taught straight lines. It just seems so weird to me that soft tendons fossilize while all other soft tissue is extremely rare to fossilize, but also that they fossilize so well when they do, and the weirdest part to me, unattached, totally away from all bone, while still perfectly taught, in a way that almost seems like it would have to have been away from the bones before fossilization, like separated bones. Can anyone explain to me how it works that way?
  8. Fossilized Fish - Brazil

    Members, during a trip to Brazil almost 20 years ago, I purchased this composit of 4 different fossilized fish. The fossils of the fish look authentic and I tried to take photos to demonstate the relief of each fish. But I beleive they were "arranged" into this one piece. Not sure if and how getting 4 fossils into one piece is done. I am more interested in knowing if the fish are indeed authentic and what the individual species of each are? Also, is it possible to gague what period they are from? I am hoping someone will tell me that I did not haul this 10 lb piece back to the US in vain. Thanks in advance. I look forward to any response and hope everyone is safe and well. Respectfully, Dubs
  9. Some type of bone?

    Found this piece at China Lake, CA on private property in a large deposit. Only removed this one piece for identification, can anyone help ID this specimen? Can provide more images if possible.
  10. Am I correct in guessing...

    Hello all, I was out rock hounding today and happened upon this...didn't realize what I had to I cleaned it off when I got home....would I be correct in saying this is receptaculitid??
  11. Am I correct in thinking...

    Would I be correct in assuming both of these are sea sponge??
  12. Hi I would like to ask the authenticity of this Mosasaur Limb Bone? Whole size is 15". Thank you!
  13. Is This Fossilized Coral or Bone or Cement

    Hello Everyone, I am so thankful for your insight. I have recently purchased a few books on Indian Artifacts and look forward to reading them so as to stop pestering. Anyway, In Florida on my own property I found several interesting and beautiful things after Irma. Our property on Marco took a direct hit and many of the trees on our property and the Seawall went into our garage. I ventured outside to see what I could find. Can someone please tell me if this is Fossilized Coral or Fossilized Bone? My brother thinks it is cement. I think its an animal skull, and my husband thinks it coral. In picture 4 there are several deep gouges or ciuts. I will be posting some other pictures of things I found in Florida and any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
  14. Bone Fossil?

    Hi I found this odd shaped rock and was wondering if it's possibly a fossilized bone or tooth of some kind. Does it look familiar to any of you? It's 2 1/2 inches long, limestone. I find petrified wood near where this was found so it makes me wonder if it's some kind of fossil. It is definitely shaped differently than most limestone rocks I find.
  15. Hello, I was out walking for exercise during lockdown in the fields and found this egg like fossil on the surface. The farmer had been excavating topsoil from a ploughed field and using it to resurface a farm track. I have no idea what it is, could it possibly be a fossilized egg? I didn't realise finding stuff in fields was this exciting! Apoligies if the images are not up to standard. The outer material is red/orange, the inner material is dark grey Approx 2.8 CM Length, 2.1 CM Width, 1.3 CM Depth Thank You
  16. Hey guys, I saw this egg listed as fossilized dinosaur egg, I wasn’t really sure because eggs usually crystallize after being fossilized. I would appreciate your input. Thanks
  17. Fossilized Plant Identification

    Here is a fossilized plant, possibly the fruit of a plant a friend brought by and asked my opinion on its identification. I was leaning towards a cycad of some sort, but wasn't familiar with it. Any thoughts here? He doesn't know where he found it during the past 40 years of collecting, but it would have been in the U.S.A., unless he bought it along the way. Sorry about no scale - it is about 6 inches in length and about 3 1/2 inches wide. Thanks for any helpful hints.
  18. What is this I’m very curious

    Hey I was curious as to what this object I found while making a fence on my piece of land that I just bought in Southern California is. I’m not a fossil guy in fact I just created this account because I found this forum on google while researching about getting a fossil I’d.
  19. Fossilized crab claw?

  20. Silicified bone

    Found this any info is appreciated. No limestone and not much quartz in the area this was found. Everything about it is very hard and possibly silicified. Thanks Jason
  21. Hi friends! I recently went to Rainbow Basin in California. I found this piece of fossilized something. To me, it looks like a chunk of skin and some fat layer underneath. I’m likely way off but, would love to hear all your thoughts on what this may be. Thanks in advance for your help!
  22. Mushroom

    Was needing help identifying this fossil. Looks like a Morrell mushroom?
  23. fossilized hickory nut?

    I found this what I think to be a fossilized hickory nut that was partially eaten by some animal. I found it in northern Kentucky a couple miles from the Ohio river. If someone could help me out that would be great.
  24. Fossilized Bone?

    Found these 2 pieces of rock next to each other while beachcombing on Saltwick Bay, North Yorkshire. I believe they are bone because of the honey comb structure. Can anyone confirm whether the rocks are bone or just rock. Many thanks for any help with identification.....other photos to follow.
  25. Was this rock underwater ?

    In our cottage in an island there are these big rocks that were dug up from the ground when we first built our house but there is one rock in particular that looks like it may have been underwater at some point and I sure am interested in the possibility of maybe finding some fossils, what's your opinion ?does it look like it may have been underwater? And could this area have fossils? Thanks