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Found 45 results

  1. What is this?

    Looks like an antler or a tooth? Dug up by a friend who goldmines in the Yukon. I'm thinking maybe a bison? Was hoping a mammoth tusk but think maybe not. What you think? Thank you so much for the information.!
  2. Petrified wood?

    Some one at the park brought this to me I think it may be petrified wood ... was found in the gravel drive it is a pretty good size chunk from the normal gravel chunks. My second thought on it was a chunk of horn but it has no openings on either end. found west of Houston Texas ...from a gravel load from the Brazos River.
  3. Mystery dinosaur Horn

    Here's another Cretaceous western fossil that needs an ID. Its either from Hell Creek or Lance Creek (will have to check my records again), and I initially purchased it as a young triceratops nasal horn. After looking at it some more, I'm wondering if it might be an ankylosaur spike, or maybe something else. Thoughts?
  4. Horn, bone, petrified wood?...or a big 0

    at first glance I was thinking petrified wood but in looking at it it looks kind of hornlike possibly and antler or fragment? but then it may just be another odd rock.
  5. possible whale tooth

    This one confuses me as it doesn't have the dark colors of a tooth. However, it neither has a distinguishable pattern of any coral at the bottom. it's about three inches long.
  6. whale tooth?

    Hello. Brand new to the forum. Found this specimen on a beach on the west coast of Vancouver Island. I have approached a number of paleontologists and amateur fossil hunters about its identity. Responses have varied between being from a smaller toothed whale to a walrus. My dentist questioned it being a tooth because the shape is tapered at the wrong end and thought it may have broken off. He suggested it may be a horn of some kind. I am new to this! Would appreciate any and all suggestions. Thanks.
  7. Can someone please help me out here? I'm new to all of this and my friend is asking me about this fossil he stumbled upon today in Ohio. I've been researching other posts but I'm not 100% on what I'm looking at here. Thank you!
  8. I found this “Fossil” in the Netherlands near the German border about 10 years ago and have always wondered what it might be. To me it looks like part of a horn or antler. Wonder if anyone can help me out. Thanks craig
  9. Unknown... Need help!

    I do not know where this was originally discovered however I found it while cleaning my mother's garage. It looks like it's been through a lot... Can anyone help me decifer what this might be?
  10. Horn?

    Hi, What do you think, what type of horn is it? I found it in Europe, Hungary.
  11. nj coral id

    Is this horn coral? went to our local beach here in southern new jersey today for a walk and where they dredged sand from the ocean to the beach I found this,,,,,,,,, can someone confirm and maybe tell me aprox how old it is and if this is common for the southern new jersey beaches??? thanks
  12. Horn, Toe, Tooth?

    Found along river banks southern Minnesota, USA.
  13. Just rocks?

    My boyfriend just got back from hiking and came back with a backpack filled with rocks!? He thinks they are fossils. Can anyone help identify? Thank you!!!
  14. Does anyone know what these are?

  15. Fossil tooth?

    I found this in tioga county upstate NY in a creek bed. I'm curious what it is exactly. I've always stared at the ground in hopes of finding something neat and never have I seen one like this. I believe it's a tooth or maybe piece of a horn.
  16. Rugose Coral

    From the album Beltzville State Park

    Solitary Rugose Coral Devonian Manhatango Formation Beltzville State Park, Beltzville, PA
  17. Coral External Mold

    From the album Beltzville State Park

    Rugose Coral External Mold Devonian Manhatango Formation Beltzville State Park, Beltzville, PA
  18. Rugose Coral

    From the album Beltzville State Park

    Rugose Coral Devonian Manhatango Formation Beltzville State Park, Beltzville, PA
  19. A few years ago, I found a fossilized something on the Beach at Cape Henlopen. It was embedded in quartz. It looked kinda like a belemnite, but the wrong material. I was told by Plax that it was much older than our cretaceous belemnites. I tucked it into a spot on the shelf and wondered about it. Since then I have seen a few posts here and there from folks in NJ finding nice little paleozoic pieces on their side of the bay as well. This summer, I made it a mission to explore the Delaware beaches and see what I could find and how far north they went. I began at the cape and worked my way north, one beach to a trip. Cape Henlopen's beach is rather lacking in pebbles this season, so not much to find, but I know they turn up! I have spotted them here and there in the intervening years. The next few trips were Bowers Beach. Oh, yeah! Some are impressions of brachiopods and crinoids are so tiny in big pebbles that is just isn't worth it to take them home and wonder where on that pitted rock I found something recognizable. Others are very distinct chunks of coral replaced with chert, some with crystal quartz in the gaps between structural elements. Each time, I came home with a couple of fistfuls of nice little pieces, mostly about 1" across. The next stop was the beach in Battery Park, in New Castle. This is not a nice bathing beach. It is on a heavily-industrialized section of the Delaware River. The beach is littered with slag, brick, glass and bits of other man-made "rock." But, the black slag definitely allows the brown chert to stand out more. Bingo! The prettiest horn coral I've found yet, plus a few other nice goodies. All told, I came home with about as much as I usually find at Bowers, but cutting my travel time from over an hour to just 20 minutes. *Insert Happy Dance Here!* The last stop was a rare little stretch of river bank in Claymont, a mile or so from the northern border. The stretch was pretty narrow and short. There were plenty of pebbles, but not much chert. Nothing distinctly fossilized. Oh, yeah, and on the way BACK, I found, facing into the woods and hidden by the vegetation, a "No Trespassing" sign. Now they tell me. Ah, well, now I know it isn't worth the trouble anyway. The Delaware Geological Survey, as far as I can find, has no public record of fossils at the beach. They note the Cretaceous at the C&D Canal, the Miocene in a farm field that got bulldozed for a highway, Pleistocene silicified wood in the fields and streams just south of the canal, and plant impressions from the canal down to the southern border. The corals and other marine impressions in the chert are Paleozoic, possibly Devonian or Silurian, but no one seems quite sure. They were part of the ancient sea bed when the Cretaceous stuff at the canal was still alive and can be found in the pebbles there, too, occasionally. I find it really neat and kind of surreal to think about all those fossils that were ancient when my ancient sea shells were still alive.
  20. Geodized Rugose Coral Mold

    From the album Delaware Fossils

    Rugose Coral Paleozoic Delaware River, New Castle, Delaware
  21. Rugose Coral Cross-Section

    From the album Delaware Fossils

    Rugose Coral Paleozoic Delaware River, New Castle, Delaware
  22. Rugose Coral- top view

    From the album Delaware Fossils

    Rugose Coral Paleozoic Bowers Beach, Kent County, Delaware
  23. Rugose Coral

    From the album Delaware Fossils

    Rugose Coral Paleozoic Lewes, Delaware
  24. Coral

    From the album Delaware Fossils

    Rugose Coral Paleozoic Bowers Beach, Kent County, Delaware
  25. Rugose Coral

    From the album Delaware Fossils

    Rugose "Horn" Coral Paleozoic Bowers Beach, Kent County, Delaware
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