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  1. PA Ordovician Unknowns - ID Help

    I recently collected these three fossils on a trip to the Salona Formation in Pennsylvania. I was able to identify everything I found except these three. Any help would be greatly appreciated. #1 - initial thoughts were Cryptolithus genal spine but it seems very large for Cryptolithus and I did not immediately see the pits that are normally associated with Cryptolithus #2- perhaps some type of sea plant? #3- no idea. It reminds me a little bit of Tentaculites. It measures about 1 cm in length.
  2. Found this fossil at Edisto Beach, SC

    Found this fossil while at Edisto Beach in South Carolina. Quite frankly I have no idea what it is or what it could be.
  3. Please share some wisdom

    Hello everyone. I am new to the site so please let me slide if this is incomplete. I found this fossil in a small Creek in the west part of Dallas county in Texas. This area is upper Cretaceous but this bone is in amazing condition in my opinion so maybe more recent?? It is currently in storage so these are the only pictures I have right now. Any info or suggestions would be awesome and appreciated
  4. Hello Fossil Forum! my name is Rachel and I love exploring outdoors, finding cool places, neat rocks and fossils and having adventures! A recent rock discovery is puzzling me and after reading a couple hundred pages in the fossil ID forum and witnessing an amazing amount of knowledge I decided to make a list of my own. While exploring my town’s namesake, Dawson Creek, I found this rock on the creek bank. We are in a predominately shale with some siltstone area in the Montney formation (Triassic, if I’m not wrong), And also very close to the Gething formation (again, if I’m not mistaken, lower Cretaceous). curious if anyone can give me more information on this rock! Thanks a bunch! Rachel
  5. What is it?

    Hekko! Help please with identification. It is not amber but looks that has some blackish incluse. Most probably miocene. Length -6mm. Western Ukraine
  6. Is it a rib?

    Hello all. I am back with a couple fossil Id questions. I got a few things in a colection that was given to me from a ranch sale. Anyway this is the first question I have. Found supposedly in south Dakota 30+ years ago. Im thinkig a rib but that all and pretty much a guess. Any help would be much approciated.
  7. I’m a landscape gardener and I recently put down some gravel for a customer and found these through the gravel along with a lot of Gryphaea Ino one of them is a fossil of a shell but it looks diffrent and is black and the other 2 don’t look like rocks so would love some help to id them
  8. Hey y’all, it’s been awhile, hope y’all have been safe!! I found this in my driveway while looking at all the cool rocks that have been flooded to the surface in the past year. I’m 1/10 of mile to the water of Elk River at the Eastern most point of Lauderdale County North Alabama and Limestone Co. Our town boundaries are all water ways except north which ends at Giles Co, Tennessee. So it’s not hard to be close to the waterways, Elk River, and the banks. and that’s where all of the house on my road get there driveways lol (don’t tell TVA). My ruler is hiding but I have a 3x6 envelope and it’s about 3 in wide, 2 in high and 2 in deep. It looks like a sponge fossil puffball but those lines all connect beautifully with no stragglers. The light/ bright yellow lines are raised so it looks embossed, but it’s natural and the fissure does have small crystals present.
  9. Hello there fossil experts! I'm a total newbie and just went on my first fossil hunt --a couple hours at Purse State Park. I found a bunch (like 60!) shark teeth, mostly tiny but i'm still thrilled. But i also found some things that look like fossil shells, and one thing that looks like fossil scales, that i was hoping you could help me ID. The first picture is what looked to me like fossil shells, but are they? are there fossil shells at purse state park? most of the online discussion of finds there seems to be of teeth, rays, and mouth plates and doesn't mention shells so i wasn't sure. They were mostly found about halfway between the water's edge and the cliffs. the things in the second picture (with two large items) were found basically at the water's edge. Are these fossils? if so, what are they? i thought the one on the left sort of looked like underbelly scales. I also found two small mystery objects which are in picture 2, below the tape measure. Any ideas what these are? they are smooth and seem heavy. Thank you so much!
  10. Help ID three specimens

    Greetings everyone, I have attached images of three "specimens" that I'm not sure are even fossils. I have labelled each image in red (#1,#2,#3) in order to refer to them easily. I received these as "gifts" after purchasing an amethyst from a mineral store in Iran. The only thing the seller told me about these is that they were found in Iran. Thanks in advance !
  11. ID required

    Hi, I’m wondering if this is a fossil or just a pretty rock. I have no experience other then wandering beaches with a hammer and chisel. I found this on Mappleton beach, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. It is a beach with clay cliffs. I’m hoping this is the correct information and one of you lovely people can tell me what it is, if anything. Thank you.
  12. A few ID's

    Just wondering if anyone may have any idea as to what these are, found today in Wenlock Edge, which is majorly silurian limestone. The first five are all of the same piece. Secondly - longshot, but could tis be a tooth? And lastly, is the small spiral, a sort of Gastropod? TIA
  13. Mystery Cretaceous Tooth New Jersey NJ

    Hello everyone, found this mysterious tooth in a cretaceous stream in New Jersey. Haven't come across any similar or anything I can really compare it to, plus its kinda worn. Which doesn't help but the leaf-like shape alone is very interesting, hopefully this one can be figured out.
  14. Maryland Coprolite?

    Hi, new guy here. Sorry if this post is all wrong, but here goes. My Mom found this on a sandy beach on the Maryland side of the lower Potomac River. Is it a coprolite, a rock, or something else? Thanks.
  15. What is it?

    Hey guys, I saw this for sale but I have no idea of what it is. It has no location but it looks Moroccan? 4cm. Hopefully someone can help. Many thanks and kind regards.
  16. Lourinhã FM tooth

    I recently acquired this tooth from a seller in Portugal and was wondering if an ID could be found on this tooth. From my understanding, the Lourinhã Formation is similar to the Morrison Formation but isn't as well described. Basic info about the tooth: Lourinhã FM in Portugal Size: - 6.98mm x 3.42mm x 2.35mm For now I'll just keep it labelled Theropod indet
  17. fossil ID for possible NSR bone

    Last month I went took my first trip to the North Sulphur River and while sifting through some gravel I found this. It is 16 mm long and 7 mm wide and resembles a bone to me, but I am no expert. Does anyone know what it is?
  18. Ammonites

    Hi Everyone! I have these wonderful Ammonites for about 15 years now and I would like to have their ID. Also an estimated value. Each of them is about 5 kg. and as shown in the picture, 41 cm. Thank you so much. Sergio.
  19. Another ID needed

    Hi this is another one that my granddaughter and I found along the creek bed in house springs, mo. I can tell that it is a bone. I did the tongue test thing and my tongue did stick to it. ( Gross just thinking about it) I'm assuming it's some sort of bone of a deer however we have so many wild and domestic animals around here it could be anything. The granola bar in the last pic of the bone is there to hold it on its size. It's about 5-6" long. Any help would be greatly appreciated. What animal and what bone would be fantastic. Then the last pics were also found around in the same location. I know there are spiral (screw like) fossils in this as well just can't remember what they are called. I'm interested in the fan shaped thing. Thanks everyone!!!!
  20. Ordovician Trilobite Cephalon?

    I posted yesterday about a trip I recently made to West Virginia to collect Ordovician trilobites. At the site I also found this piece. It measures approximately 1.25 cm. My initial thought is that it is some type of trilobite cephalon but it doesn't seem to match the trilobites that are listed in literature as being found at this site. Maybe a deformed a buried Isotelus? As you can see in the second photo there is this kind of nub that juts up and out that could be an eye, but I am not sure. I am baffled. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  21. Another Fossilized Mango?

    I’m new to this site and was interested in the petrified mango. My father as well gave me two. One as whole rock and the other there is cracked and shows 3 parts and the seed as well. Can anyone direct me in the right direction on who would help in identifying the worth of some this as a petrified mando. Thx
  22. Possible coprolite!!!!

    Hi everyone, I was wondering anyone could tell me if this is just a rock, I think it might be coprolite!!! it was found at ramenessin Brook. tia.
  23. Brittlestar Fossil Authenticity?

    I purchased a bulk collection of ambers (Baltic and Dominican) from a collector looking for some spare cash. Along with it she included a Geocoma carinata fossil. I admittedly don't know much about fossils. But a few red flags have caught my eye post-purchase not about the amber specimens but the fossil. She is a reputable collector and once owned a store in the area I live in. I guess the first sign is that the information she gave me had the name spelled incorrectly. "Geocoma corinata" I'm a biology student, I get that names can change over time or there are instances of typos but the next big issue I found was that it was supposedly from Morocco. Which in the fossil business is apparently a telltale sign of being fraudulent. Upon closer inspection I've noticed some rather off things and I'm not quite sure if it's authentic now. Maybe she threw it in knowing it was fake? I'm not too sure. It was free though. So all things considered I'll probably end up keeping it, maybe not displaying it though. There are small areas where it looks like someone painted it with an unsteady hand and splattered it on the sides? I'll try my best to mark them where I can. And there are also little cuts in the rock where it almost appears like someone cutting it went too far and didn't other fixing it or covering it up. The stone at the bottom and on top are different from one another, and for being supposedly 150 million years old it's very well preserved. I'm not sure. Maybe I'm just paranoid. I'd love any information you could give me. Thanks ahead of time. (Splatters marked in red? Cuts in blue. Sorry for camera quality my phone is pretty old. ) So I've just learned that the 6 pictures I took aren't able to be uploaded because they exceed the 3.95 mb upload limit? I'll leave a link to imgur I don't know if URL sharing is frowned upon or not there was nothing about it in the "Before you post" discussion. Sorry ahead of time. https://imgur.com/a/9yxNPhg
  24. Madison County, NY ID Help

    Several years ago I took a trip to Madison County to collect at the various Middle Devonian locales: Deep Springs Road, Cole Hill Road, Briggs Road. I am working back now through what I found and was hoping to get some help with an identification or confirming an identification. Thank you so much! #1 - Spinocyrtia granulosa? #2 - Spinocyrtia granulosa? #3- Crinoid pieces? #4- ??? #5- Modiomorpha concentrica? #6- ??? #7- Grammysioidea arcuata? #8- Actinodesma erectum? #9- Actinodesma erectum? #10- Actinodesma erectum? #11- Actinodesma erectum? #12- Actinodesma erectum? #13- Actinodesma erectum? #14- Actinodesma erectum?
  25. Hoping someone may help with ID

    Hey, So i realize this may be a complete shot in the dark, but i thought i'd give it a shot none the less.. I found it the other day, in Wenlock edge amongst the limestone pieces, and have no idea what it is, and whether or not it's worth taking time to fully clean it up (Iv'e give it a decent scrub the best i can, but what's left won't budge with elbow grease alone).. Anyway, i was wondering if anyone may have any idea as to what it may be.. Iv'e attached pics of the piece both wet and dry. Thanks