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  1. Is this coprolite?

    I need help identifying this. It was in my childhood rock collection. It looks a LOT like some of the corpolite pictures I see online. Does it look like that to you all? It probably came from central North Dakota since that was where I lived, but even that I'm not sure about because we did go on family trips to Montana, and sometimes South Dakota. So it could possibly have come from those states as well. Anybody have any ideas what it is?
  2. Gainesville fossil?

    I found this digging in Gainesville and I have no idea what it is
  3. I found this fossil around 4 years ago in a creek in West Virginia. I'm curious to know if it is possible to determine the time period when this fossil might have formed, the possible creature it might have been, and just more about it in general. The fossil is composed of a very deeply embedded scale pattern that is about 2.5 inches in diameter. Only about 1/2 of the fossil is very visible, and the fossil is in a layered black rock. The fossil appears as though it is long, like a snake would have been, but unfortunately I only have a small portion of the original fossil, so it's hard to tell. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  4. What is this?

    I found these fossils in Gainesville. Could anyone tell me what they are?
  5. Marine Jurassic/Cretaceous help ID

    Hello everyone! I found many fossils in my last trip to a mountain in Valencia, Spain (as far as I know the strata in that mountain are Jurassic/Cretaceous) but I can't identify these 4 fossils displayed in the pictures below. I would appreciate any help, thanks!.
  6. Shark tooth id

    I was out in my backyard digging a hole to fill in some loway spots, and out of the corner of my eye I saw a tooth that I had dug up. I picked it up, and went inside to wash it off. I looked on many websites but no luck. please help
  7. ID Help Needed

    Found this in my front yard while digging up flower beds (I live in SE Michigan) - tried some googling but not sure what this is.
  8. This is something I picked up walking in a park about three years ago, and I felt it was Something, but Just Do Not Know What. Any guesses? Any stab at it would be a help!
  9. Help from North Sulphur River

    Hello, we spent the day yesterday at the North Sulphur River. We needed help identifying some of our finds. I also wanted to ask if anyone has ever encountered the mineral Pyrite while exploring NSR. I tried to include pic also
  10. Information on this vertebra

    Can someone please help me identify this vertebra. It was found in north Mississippi in a creek with shark teeth, coral, shells and other items. It is 9" tall, 5" front to back and 4" wide. I'm not having great success finding someone that can identify this. Or much success uploading the pics so I might have to do it in separate posts. Thank you for any help received.
  11. Trilobite Fossils Identification

    Greetings. I have a few trilobite fossils that I do not know the scientific names or proper identification for. I could google image search but that might take forever :). If anyone can help with any of them, i'd appreciate it. Thanks!
  12. Odds and ends

    Hi y'all. I'm new here, so I hope I'm doing this right. I have a bunch of found artifacts that interest me. Most were found near Myrtle Beach or Edisto Beach, SC. Help identify? Mike
  13. Oxfordian shark teeth

    Hello everyone, I am working on my dissertation (finishing bachelor degree) focused on jurassic (oxfordian) fossils from Brno Hády quarry (central Europe, Czech republic) and I need help with shark teeth identification. There are 2 photos from my friend attached - he collected the longest shark tooth I ever saw from this site and an interesting "double tooth", which may belong to Hexanchiformes perhaps ? I have collected about 40 shark teeth, which vary in lenght (1-18 mm), but overall seem pretty much same to me. Some of the teeth are broken and eroded, but about 27 shark teeth are, I would say, good. I have made a Shark teeth album on my flickr account recently and would appreciate if you could take a look at the photos and tell me your opinions. Could all of these belong to Sphenodus sp. ? Two shark teeth from Brno Hády site were described in 1936 by Oppenheimer - Sphenodus longidens. Since then, nobody posted a single work about the teeth found there, even though they are way more common there today then in 1930´s. I am going to collect more samples, borrow samples from my friends and friends of my friends and compare them. Then, I am going to take some better photos of them all, describe the anatomy and see, what I can do (hopefuly I will come with some conclusions). I would like to make a good job even though that I am not going to be a paleontologist. And before all of this I would like to ask you about your opinions. (The problem is, that there is nobody in Czech republic who would currently specialize in jurassic Selachinomorpha - and I am not going to be a specialist myself, as some people would like me to. I am not going for master degree and would not like to spend too much time with sharks, because there are also BIvalvia, Brachiopoda, Cephalopoda, Echinodermata and micro-fossils I would like to process. I am not going to be a paleontologist, since I have a job in local observatory and I am perfectly happy about it. I am not asking anyone to do my job. I am just curious if there is someone with experience in shark teeth identification, who could tell me his/her opinions.)
  14. Fish/crab/lobster(?) at Speeton

    I was wondering if anyone could help me ID what my father found on Tuesday in the Speeton clay (Reighton Gap), Yorkshire. It seems to be a jumbled mess of all sorts... scales, teeth, jaw/pincers, and at least one small vertebra. Ive only just started cleaning it up so theres probably lots more to uncover yet. Not sure which bed it came from but my guess is it was from the upper half of the cliffs; the recent wet weather has caused much of the upper cliffs to sludge down to the bottom which is where it was found, lying on top. The block itself is around 12-13cm in length and is mostly being held together by hard clay. At first, i got excited and thought it could be part of an ichthyosaur but after cleaning and closer inspection, it looks more to me like a fish, crab or lobster. I imagine its a bit too large to be a shrimp? I really hope someone can help identify what it is as my father has never found anything like this from Speeton before, in all his 55 years collecting from there! Attached a few photos but i have more if required. Thanks all!
  15. A Home, I Think; But To Whom?

    Wondering if this shape is specific enough to identify who might have lived in this. Ideas? ~caroline
  16. Okay What is It? Geode or Fossil

    Greetings once more, This is my second posting and has a direct correlation to my opening post. As previously stated the fossil/geode, displayed in the photos, has been in my possession since my father's passing in 2004. I have no idea as to where or how he obtained but will say that he was a traveler and collector of various items from around the world. The identity of this item has been the topic of many discussions between my wife and kids (now grown). They both still ask me as to "What is it?". So I humbly call upon the members today; What is it? FYI, I will be posting several high resolution pics (11) for your review Regards Mark
  17. Help with Identification

    Can someone please help me figure out what this is? I found it a couple days ago at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, California. I am not a fossil collector, I was just taking a walk, picking up shells and I came across it. I tried to get some idea by searching online. But, I couldn't find anything like it. TIA
  18. Grand Junction

    A friend of mine is going to Grand Junction Colorado is soon and wants to know what sort of fossils are around the area, any help is great!!
  19. Fossil found at Filey Beach UK.

    Hi guys. Recently found around 10 fossils at Filey Beach in the UK. Most are easily recognisable. This one has intrigued me though, I believe I can see a small ammonite or something on the front, but the objects around it interest me, there is also part of an ammonite on the back also, can anyone identify the objects around the front ammonite as anything, maybe a tooth or something? or is it just nothing, thanks. Hope the picture quality is alright.
  20. Hello, New to the forum and collecting fossils in general. Went to my moms house and mentioned that I had been fossil hunting and she says "I have found some fossils before." and she pulls out this giant worm like thing. This was found in Port Hope Ontario possibly up to 25 years ago. I have included both a wet and dry picture. The fossil seems to have a dark red tinge to it. Also the back had a ton of fossils on it I have attached a picture of the back as well. Any help with an identification would be much appreciated. Thanks Folks and happy hunting:)
  21. Shark tooth IDs-Part 2

    I went to Myrtle Beach, and found these teeth when they washed up to shore. Identification would be greatly appreciated. I can provide closer ups as well. Thank you! (The 3rd, 4th, and 5th are serrated)
  22. Texas Lake Fossil ID?

    Good afternoon! On a recent trip to Lake Bastrop in central Texas my dog dug up this rock along the shore. It's a very clay/muddy lake with plenty of greenery, it seemed pretty run of the mill at first with some broken shell fragments but an odd hole on one side with markings around it was confusing. I'm definitely new to this so forgive me if I don't know the terminology, but the hole is about 3/4 inch deep. There are what look like scales at various points around the rock. Thank you!