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  1. Looks like frog eggs to me

    My son found this while playing in the creek. He has took after my mom and myself, we love going places for the sole purpose of finding unique rocks and fossils. This one has us stumped. I have to admit I’m not very experienced at all, I know the simple basics of typical fossils and rocks found around here but we can’t figure this one out. I think it looks like frog eggs or some type of flower or seed pod maybe. Any help would be much appreciated. We’re pretty excited to see what it is
  2. Lots of IDS needed

    I guys I have a large amount of unidentified fossils (40+). I was hoping you guys can Identify them for me. All were found in eastern NC (Aroura or Emerald Isle beach) Thanks, for any help. I have them numbered for easy reference. I also have them next to quarters and pennies for size reference. The quarter is 1 inch tall and wide and pennies are .75 inch tall and wide I can take more pics upon request 1.
  3. Western US Ideas?

    So my father and I want to go on a small trip to find some fossils. Looking to do a short trip 2-4 days in length around a weekend. We are from the north east so most of the formations that we have gone to are Silurian Ordovician or Devonian in age. We were hoping to take a trip to find some more varied types of fossils, one idea that I had was to go out west and look for some newer fossils, hopefully vertebrates and further more something terrestrial instead of the aquatic stuff we're used to out here (however fossil lake would be fun for the fish fossils). We both have passports so going to say Canada or Mexico would also be fine, but we'd rather stay inside the US. My understanding of hunting for something like dinosaur bones in the badlands is that they are embedded in rock that is very hard and very difficult to remove the specimens, it seems that finding dino bones on such a short trip seems unlikely. What do you guys recommend? should we stay home? Go south (I know nothing about the formations in the south)? Make the trip west? Wherever we go some site recommendations would be cool too. Thank you all so much for any help you can give!
  4. Not sure wht animal they're from
  5. Id help

    Been struggling to identifiy this for a few months now...found it on a marine Miocene area, but also land mammals have been found around... I tried searching ulnas, hummerus, femurs...of all the animals I could think of...but either it is a simple chunk of rock or I am missing something... The specimen is around 1p inches long.
  6. I need help identifying these fossils all were found in the same area. Found while trekking my local creek.
  7. Fish

    I was wondering if anyone knew the identification of this fish, and if it is a genuine fossil?
  8. Calling all shark tooth smarties!

    My 7-year old nephew got a bag of tiny sharks teeth at the beach, and since Uncle K (me) has a display of large fossilized sharks teeth in his office, I must be able to ID his teeth for him. There are 11 teeth TBI, in 7 seperate photos, so I'll post them in a series Please help!!!!! Uncle K
  9. My son found this tooth in the field. I’m trying to identify which animal it came from. It looks like the root of the tooth and a broken top part. Can anyone help?My son found this tooth in the field. I’m trying to identify which animal it came from. It looks like the root of the tooth and a broken top part. Can anyone help?
  10. Could this be a fossil?

    This was found but we don't know if it is worth any looking into. The rock flipped up is what made him think it found be a fossil, and the discolored yellow throughout the rock from the one displayed to the bottom left screen.
  11. Could this be a fossil?

    Can you share with my how I can make my own post? I have been trying for an hour now and I wanted to ask if anyone thought this could potentially be a fossil find or a waste of time. That piece was flipped up but you can see the discoloration and such in the side of the rock continue on.
  12. I've had some of these fossils for years now, but reading this thread made me doubt the authenticity of some of them. The first is an unidentified fish fossil I purchaed from a small shop in drumheller claiming to sell fossils. From what I remember, the woman selling the fossils was worried that I was going to break one of the fossils and kept staring at me like a hawk. The mosasaur and pavlovia fossils were from a shop in Banff, which is really popular for purchasing fossils and the papers are supposedly certificates of authenticity. I trust the source, but I did read a thread about fake mosasaur teeth and the 'pavlovia fossil' (not sure if ID is correct or if that was for an entirely different fossil. I don't keep my papers with my fossils because my fossil display is cluttered without them. It's possible that this is the fossil I purchased from some metaphysical store in Toronto.) was inexpensive for such a fascinating specimen ($10-20 Canadian, if I remember correctly). The trilobite was my first largish fossil and it was purchased from a store in Jasper. The lady at the store was somewhat knowledgeable about the specimen, so I think it's probably authentic.
  13. Crinoid ID

    I scored this nice crinoid from the discard pile outside the geology building at a local University. Absolutely no context. I suspect it will not be possible to I D but it's worth a try.
  14. Hey guys, got some specimens I need some help identifying. First two photos are of a shard that the seller claims to be a trex tooth shard. Is that what it looks like? And the third photo is of a bone found in Montana that the selller believes may be a Trex bone. Please advise.
  15. Ammonite help?

    I found these in a river in SE, Ok. I was hoping someone could give me some info on them. What are the small ones? I was thinking gastropod. There are a few truckloads of those where I found the big ones. Also do big ones like these have any value? I seen big polished ones going for quite a bit, are these polishable? Why do some have defined ridges and arent spiral. I don't know much about them I just spent about 30 mins in a river to find those. Any help would be appreciated!
  16. Fossilized poop??

    I found this at the aurora fossil museum in north carolina. its kind of a dark caramel color. can post more pics or info if needed. thanks it is about an inch long. i think it is poop but i really dont know as i am just getting in to the hobby
  17. Fossil ID help

    I found this from a farm in northern Colorado. Any ideas what it may be? Unlike any other rocks that come from the field. My 6 year old son is really wanting some info! Thanks.
  18. I bought this a few years ago at a rock and mineral event. I don’t know what it is and if it is real. It seems very legit. I’m trying to sell it soon on eBay to make some extra cash. I don’t know much about fossils and I’m hoping someone can help. Thanks
  19. Can’t upload photos

    Hi all I can’t upload any photos at the moment any help please and thank you.
  20. Location: SE Portage County, Central Wisconsin, USA. Geology: South Western advance of Green Bay Glacial Lobe. Former Glacial Lake Oshkosh. Niagara Escarpment Debris. My land. Ordovician onward. Trying to learn, but am confused. I tentatively identified the below specimen as a Honeycomb coral, based on info from the below and input from local “experts”. None are Paleontologists, but one is a Natural History Museum Director. Begin quote: Favositid tabulates: Honeycomb corals The favositid corals are quite common. They usually formed large colonies. The corallite is prismatic in shape, resembling honeycombs. Favositids have mural pores, tiny holes in the wall of the skeleton, which connect different corallites. These pores are distributed in characteristic patterns and numbers, which are useful for distinguishing the various types of favositids. Favositids lived from the Ordovician to the Permian, at which time they became extinct. They are most abundant in middle Silurian to lower Devonian rock. Favosites is the most common fossil coral in Wisconsin. https://wgnhs.uwex.edu/wisconsin-geology/fossils-of-wisconsin/coral-gallery/corals/ Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, UW Extension The confusing part is that some surfaces of this specimen show no pattern or regular form. Just like most of my finds. Are there any clues to indicate a rock of this structure may be a coral? Other than cutting it open? I have about 50 like this, but only two others show the typical pattern. The rest just have the “circles” on all sides. All are basically the same composition of material, but colors vary. All have inclusions of crystals. My vision is limited, so I only know what I have found after I wash it and look under a lighted magnifier with a loop. Photographing helps a lot as well. I just go on shape and colors when picking up. Then use a small hand held magnifying glass to examine. Sometimes wash off with a little water first. My son in law, who has (almost) a geology minor from local University, is amazed at what the glaciers “dumped” on my land. Note that a large part of the classes were related to local fossils, due to the abundance of them. Please let me know if my ID is correct, and any pointers for identifying specimens which do not show the structure, only the “circles” or “cavities”. Thank you. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  21. Found this in an oklahoma river

    So as staited we were in oklahoma on a paddle trip. We found this strange little stone. The center is a star, i didnt think man could do that. Any ideas what it could be?
  22. I live in Ohio and my friends and I were walking down at a pond and one of them found some sort of trilobite fossil. If anybody can give me the possible price of this or any information of it would be appreciated. ALSO I have found some sort of shell, I have no clue if it was a fossilized animal, seashell, or just a rock but please give information on that aswell.
  23. Any Help With This

    Hi I recently found this on the isle of wight, ive done the lick test and it is slightly pourous,it was found loose at the base of a sandstone cliff, the area is known for fossils from the wealden group in the lower cretaceous
  24. Fish fossil help!

    I found a REAL BARGAIN online... but not identified. I am thinking Diplomystus sp. ??? What are the diagnostic features of this Genus? The odd mouth I have seen on Diplomystus - but also on Knightea!
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