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Found 551 results

  1. Georgia Dredge Mollusk ID Help

    These are some unidentified mollusk fossils I collected among the dredge spoils along the Savannah River in Savannah, Georgia a couple years back. Because of the mixed nature of the dredge sediments exact aging isn't possible but they represent Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene sediments. Most of the stuff from this site has been identified and @MikeR's resources have been a great help for some other ones but I'd like some help on these. # 1, 2, and 3. Some Muricid? I'm not really sure where to start to try and narrow it down. #4 #5 Crepidula sp.?
  2. Found this ammonite or gastropod this afternoon between Capon Bridge and Wardensville. The formation is supposed to be Oriskany Sandstone, but it looked like siltstone not sandstone. Is this an ammonite or a gastropod? It seems too big to be a gastropod to me, but wanted to check, as I've never found an ammonite in the area before. Thanks! Matt
  3. Large imprints found

    Hello! While living in Hawaii, I found these, I really do not know much about them, they are heavy and solid, any ideas on what they are? They were found on beach in sand like this, round and separate from a large rock, one is double sided
  4. Gastropod Saint-Laon - 4

    From the album 2020, a year in review - 3 : cephalopods & gastropods

    Gastropod from Saint-Laon (France) - Callovian - collected in october 2020
  5. Gastropod Saint-Laon - 3

    From the album 2020, a year in review - 3 : cephalopods & gastropods

    Gastropod from Saint-Laon (France) - Callovian - collected in october 2020
  6. Gastropod Saint-Laon - 2

    From the album 2020, a year in review - 3 : cephalopods & gastropods

    Gastropod from Saint-Laon (France) - Callovian - collected in october 2020
  7. Gastropod Saint-Laon - 1

    From the album 2020, a year in review - 3 : cephalopods & gastropods

    Gastropod from Saint-Laon (France) - Callovian - collected in october 2020
  8. Small fossils in cleonaceras

    I bought this cleonaceras ammonite a while ago. It’s 110 Million years old from Madagascar. It said it was filled with mud and when I was looking at it I saw many small fossils, some of these may be unidentifiable or even not fossils but I know some are and want to see if you guys can help narrow it down. Since they have been polished the inclusions on one side are not on the other here’s the ammonite, 6.9 inches the longest way 1. Gastropod? 2. Shell fragment? 3. Shell fragment? 4. Gastropod? 5. Gastropod? 6. I know this ones a gastropod, anything else? 7. Shell fragment? 8. No clue, probably not a fossil 9. Tiny gastropod?
  9. Hi everyone! I found this piece of limestone while hiking near Lost Creek in Austin, Texas. There are two distinctive fossils lodged in the rock. It also looks the large indentation on the right portion of the rock surface may be from the same animal? I believe they are gastropods, but I couldn't find any photos of species that looked liked these with the distinctive stripes running across each section of the shells.
  10. Southern Illinois Shell

    Hi All, I've been spending some time with family in Southern Illinois, in Madison County. In between eating too much for the holidays I've been exploring around the farm and the creeks for arrowheads and anything else I can find...while exploring one creek bed near some rather large cliffs I found what I am guessing is a fossilized shell, some kind of sea snail/whelk/conch. I don't know if this was an unwanted hermit crab someone tossed away, or a part of a shell garden that made it's way in there, or a legitimate fossilized shell. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks, D
  11. My youngest needed to make some measurments at my other property so I decided to go with him. I needed to find a certain fossil in my fossil shed. Didn't find it. I did find some other rather interesting stuff though. I call this stuff 'chicken scratch'. This is actually a nice one. Some get so messy its hard to tell what is what. This is actually a common gastropod but a very rare gastropod at the same time. We locals called them 'moonines'. Here you can see that it was murdered by another gastropod!!! Here you can see how the operculum is still in place. This is what makes this snail rare. I used to find hundreds of these but only this one I found with the trap door. I was looking for my german box of fossils but could only find this. Now im wondering where my german box is? A close up of brittle star slab Another close up but a different area. Ive also found another complete one that is not uncovered yet.
  12. Picked this up yesterday in Galveston Bay dredge spoils. Beaumont formation, late Pleistocene age. I typically resist the urge to being home any more shells but this one it unlike any I've seen over the years from this site or others I've visited alone the upper Texas Gulf Coast. I've not been able to identify it and hoping someone can point me in the right direction. The only shells of this form listed in online references for the Texas coast are very small around 1" or so in comparison to the 5-6" length of this one if it were complete. Darrow
  13. Almost micro 2

    Hi all! Today I'd like to introduce you to another place to hunt for small Oxfordian fossils, a quarry by the village of Timonino, located to the east of Moscow. The finds and hunting method are pretty much the same as in the previous site. Basically, surface collecting small Oxfordian fossils, usually gastropods, is a distinct sort of fossil hunting in the Moscow region. To the east of the city lies a sort of "Oxfordian belt" with similar geologic setting, finds and hunting conditions. Here's a map of the Oxfordian sites in the region. The quarries in operation are marked in blue, they usually extract older layers, thus removing Oxfordian clay and stacking it in spoil piles. Fossils can then be collected from the piles' surface. Due to specific conditions, ammonites are not preserved at all, but bivalves and gastropods retain a very good quality. People usually search for the latter. Most such quarries are located around the city of Kolomna, including Peski quarry I've already presented. Shchyolkovo quarry (in brown) is out of operation and completely flooded, but there are a couple of tiny clay patches with mostly belemnites. A group of sites marked in orange are located on the Moskva river bank and accessible only in winter (focus of the Frozen fossils topic), the hunting season is about to resume. They are also Oxfordian with the same set of gastropods, but also well-preserved ammonites everybody looks for. Timonino quarry is an isolated site with conditions similar to Kolomna's. Unlike the latter, it strangely extracts white Bathonian clay instead of limestone. The quarry came in operation just a few years ago and ultimately became popular among fossil collectors. Going forward I can say its reputation is greatly exaggerated.
  14. Turritella sp?

    Found these the other day at Stratford Hall, Virginia. Any idea if these are Turritella or another species?
  15. Unknown Gastropod

    I had to make a trip to the "big" city of Rochester, Mn today. As I drove by a new building site that exposed some Decorah Shale, I had to make a stop. The Decorah Shale is an impervious layer that keeps pollution from seeping into deeper rock layers and contaminating our ground water. Obviously, building permits are being obtained without adherence to the zoning which prevents interuption of this great geologic feature! I will drink my own water but collect fossils from these ill conceived sites. While visiting such a site, I discovered this tiny gastropod that I can not identify.
  16. Arene tricarinata

    From the album Aurora/Lee Creek Mine Micro Matrix

    Tiny marine gastropod from the Pliocene/Pleistocene micro matrix of the Nutrien Aurora/Lee Creek Phosphate Mine in Auora, North Carolina
  17. Pliocene/Pleistocene Gastropod

    From the album Aurora/Lee Creek Mine Micro Matrix

    Ringicula semistriata Nutiren Aurora/Lee Creek Phosphte Mine Aurora, North Carolina
  18. So Many Minis!

    From the album Aurora/Lee Creek Mine Micro Matrix

    This assemblage came from one cup (about 340 ml) of micro matrix from Aurora Fossil Museum. Oddly, they are generally much larger than most of what I found in the rest of the matrix. They are all from either the Pliocene or Pleistocene. See album description.
  19. Gastropod from Kakut River

    Not sure what kind of large gastropod this is.
  20. Paulding Gastropod

    I found this very compressed gastropod over the summer at the dump piles in Paulding, OH (Silica Shale, Devonian). I don't recognize it. Any thoughts? @Peat Burns @minnbuckeye
  21. In my last fossil hunting trip to a late ordovician site in the Oslo field I found these 2 fossils. One with a small spiral form, size 1 cm in diameter, seems to be a gastropod, and the bigger one what seems to be a nautiloid with an unusual form, size about 7-8 cm long. Anyone seen something like these before? First the small gastropod or maybe it is a nautiloid too? A small part fell of, so one can see if it has a sihuncle or not, I took these photos of it with a microscope, the first most clear in the cross section: And here is the bigger nautiloid, with the (for me) unusual form:
  22. Here is the next part of my north slope trip pictures. After camping for two days I headed west and stopped on the Canning River to fish for char. The gravel bar I landed on had pieces of fossil coral and the river cut bank was of the same Kingak Shale with some large concretions. The view out of the plane shows the Ignek valley, east and west. After fishing headed west and stopped at the Kavic Camp for fuel, bring cash as avgas is $12 a gallon and glad to get it! Saddelrochit Mountains Looking west Ignek River valley Looking east Ignek River valley with Ignek Mesa behind the rear lift strut. Coral present in Canning River bed. Pingo- a feature of permafrost, ice lens buildup of up to 300/400 foot elevation. Polygons- ice lens in the soil giving the polygon shapes seen next to the pingo. No place to land here or would have checked it out. Reached the Colville River in the evening and flew all the way to the Killik River where the Colville takes a sharp bend. Killik River Colville River at the Killik River bend. Upon returning home read that there are known dinosaur track ways there and would have like to hike over and see them. Camp at Killik River ( the next day) Landed for lunch and was greeted by several bunches of caribou Kobuk and caribou bone Lignite present on most of the gravel bars. Colville River bar where fossils were seen. Bone or antler fragment.
  23. Unknown ordovician fossil

    I foud these two stones on a fossil hunting trip some weeks ago. The fossil on the below stone seems to be a gastropod (size about 3 cm), but is the other a sponge? Anyone have an idea? Both are from middle ordovicium, Oslo-field in Norway. Martin
  24. Devonian Identification Dilemma

    Recently I have taken interest in fossil hunting after discovering a plethora of fossils from some farmland in Southern Indiana. It is my understanding the fossils are from the Devonian period. My grandsons (5 and 6 years old) and I have collected several specimens I’ve the last couple of months. I have been searching the Internet for weeks trying to correctly identify our finds and just when I think I have something identified —I find other possibilities. I would like to make displays for the grandkids and label our other collections appropriately. I am in hopes this community would help identify the specimens, and provide advice on how best to label the fossils. I appreciate any assistance that can be provided. Thanks. —Bill Shingleton PS: All the fossils depicted are from Jeffersonville, IN.
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