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Found 409 results

  1. Is this anything special?

    I found this fossil while collecting rocks for a landscaping project. It was in Gasconade County Missouri along the Dry Fork Creek (if that helps at all). I washoping to go back and look for more fossils or more of this fossil in the fall when the critters go away again.
  2. What did I find

    I found this while morel hunting in the woods behind my house a year ago. I decided to cut it open today with my tile saw and it got me thinking I never really identified it. I had posted it on instagram but got no help. I hope you may have some insight. I suspect it is maybe a lepidodendron root fossil but haven't seen any just like this.
  3. Hello, I'm new on this forum and I've got a fossil of which I don't know what it is so I thought I'd ask. It's from the Kem Kem. I don't know which formation but it comes from Taouz. Only one side has been preparated. I haven't preparated the other side because it's a pretty thin bone and I'm afraid it might break. It seems like it has broken and been repaired before. Also, there's an Onchopristis tooth attached to it. I think it might be a skull fragment because of it's odd shape. Specifically I think it might be some theropod's left postorbital of which only the inside has been preparated. But there aren't a lot of Kem Kem skulls to compare it to. So it might be something entirely else. Any ideas as to what it could be would be highly appreciated. Top view Front view
  4. Hello, and thanks to everyone who helped with my last trilobite that I had inquired about. I had a bad feeling about it from the start, so I wasn’t surprised that it turned out to be mostly fake. I have a few more trilobites here that I’ve acquired over the years that I was hoping to get some more opinions on, and if possible maybe get the species identified, as not all of them were identified when I bought them. I'll start with just this one for now (I was going to post more, but I seem to have reached some file limit and can't post any more photos in this thread). It is about six inches outstretched. I am certain that it is at least partially real, as there is some good eye detail, but there is also some very obvious restoration work on one of the eyes, which indicates that at least some portion of the fossil is not original, and I was wondering if anyone can say which parts of this trilobite are original fossil and which are not. Also, there is a split in the rock which divides the fossil in half at about the point where the cephalon meets the thorax (it looks further down from the bottom of the matrix, but from the top that’s where the crack is), so I suspect that this may be a composite. Thank you
  5. Tooth Carcharoides ?

    Hello! Could it be tooth from genus Carcharoides? Scale in mm. Wetrn Ukraine, Neogene, Miocene.
  6. Folks, These photos are from a small section of shale I picked up in Northeastern Oklahoma. The shale contains marine fossils of Pennsylvanian age. I have questions about a couple of the labeled objects. I’m thinking the center one may be a brachiopod (or possibly a bryzoan--it's hard to tell because of the crinoid plate resting above it). The one on the right looks to me like a bryzoan. However, I’m a novice at identification so I’d appreciate any opinions. The putative bryzoan appears to have grown on the crinoid stem. Best wishes.
  7. Eocene Era Marine Fossil Identification

    I hunt Eocene era Marine fossils in South Alabama. I have found a ton of thins but this one has me stumped. It's roughly 1½ inches long, ⅜ of an inch thick, and ⅜ of an inch tall (Sorry no metric ruler). On one edge, it appears to have small pointy teeth while the other side has some what of a channel. I've been able to identify most of what I have but I need some help on this one...
  8. Bison?

    First,I hope I’m not doing this wrong, but had trouble posting in Fossil ID for some reason. I hunt a several mile portion of the Arkansas River in Tulsa, Ok. I’ve previously gotten help with identification from the University of Oklahoma on a number of Bison bones, vertebrae and horns, as well as bones from smaller vertebrates. However, that’s a lengthy process, so I was hoping for suggestions on what this bone may have belonged to. It’s shiny because it’s been coated with clear enamel. I’ve had it for several years, but it just occurred to me that it’s dissimilar to my other Bison bones. Obviously, there was some deterioration before it began to mineralize, and one end is missing which makes it very hard to ID. Any help or suggestions is much appreciated! I can take and add more photos if anyone wants, just let me know what angles, etc. Thanks!
  9. Fossil hunting in my gravel pathway

    My daughter and I have been hunting on our gravel path in lockdown, and have found one with almost hair like filaments running the length of it. Any chance if an ID?
  10. I posted for the first time today to get some help identifying some fossils my child found on her first fossil hunt, but while I’m here I figure I may as well get some opinions on this trilobite Ive got displayed — of all places — in my bathroom. In 2017 I was studying abroad short-term in Morocco (Fes, Rabat and Chefchaouen) and I passed by a stall in the souks that had a bucket full of various rocks and fossils. While I don’t know much about fossils, I did know that trilobites are often faked in Morocco, but decided that for what I was paying it really wouldn’t be worth the trouble for a faker AND it wasn’t a big risk to me if it was fake because I just liked how it looked. I brought it home and put it in my bathroom and have called it my “fake trilobite” ever since. However, since I’m now incidentally on this forum, I figured it would be fun to see what the expert opinion is! There are no little bubble holes that I can see, which I’ve read is the most obvious indication of a fake. There also seems to be caked dirt crusted in the crevices, and the entire thing seems to have a small area where it’s splitting lengthwise. Attaching best photos I can muster. Double A battery best I can do for scale. Don’t be afraid to hurt my feelings — I paid almost nothing and just love the way it looks anyway.
  11. Hi there - I've been ploughing through the web trying to identify these recent finds on a fossiling trip to Folkestone, but sadly without success. If anyone could help me identify them that would be very much appreciated. Image 1 (specimen approx 2.5 cm long) Image 2 (specimen approx 2.5 cm across) Image 3: (largest specimen 6 cm long) Thank you!
  12. ID this ?dino?

    ·Big Brook, NJ, USA ·Panned fr brook bottom w marl+ ·Miocene form. overlaps Late Cretaceous? .Attach: images of 2 fossils .(found pre-2020) I assume these (3+1) fossils may be from the "same" species, two diff. animals? No outstanding horizontal/diagonal "veins" from the prominent central ridges. Rookie request to ID b4 summer trip to c Dr. Parris, NJ St. Museum, Trenton. Thx
  13. All, I wonder if someone may have an opinion about the object(s) in the small nodule shown here? The entire nodule is about 0.63 inch wide x 0.75 inch long x 0.5 inch thick (1.6 cm x 1.9 cm x 1.3 cm). It came from an area of shale that is likely of Pennsylvanian age in Northeastern Oklahoma. The shale from this location has many fossil marine invertebrates. I'm assuming its a mineral formation, but any thoughts would be appreciated. It is very hard to get the 3-D relief to show up in photos, so several angles and lighting conditions are shown. Best wishes.
  14. Any idea what this is? hoof?

    Hi everyone, I was hoping someone could identify this or tell me if its something interesting. I was digging a bush out of my yard and hit it with a shovel, sounded much different than a rock so I washed it off. It was found in clay but this soil/ clay mix was brought in by a truck from somewhere after the house was built to level the backyard. I thought it was a very unusual piece to be found in the yard. Any ideas? Let me know if any other pictures would help. Thanks Chuck
  15. Fish vertebrae ID ?

    Hi guys Is it possible to work out exactly what species of fish this fossil vertebrae is from, or is it too difficult to pinpoint ? Definitely fossilised. Found on the north coast of Norfolk U.K 25mm wide 7.5mm thick Happy Easter Matt
  16. Fossilized Plant Identification

    Here is a fossilized plant, possibly the fruit of a plant a friend brought by and asked my opinion on its identification. I was leaning towards a cycad of some sort, but wasn't familiar with it. Any thoughts here? He doesn't know where he found it during the past 40 years of collecting, but it would have been in the U.S.A., unless he bought it along the way. Sorry about no scale - it is about 6 inches in length and about 3 1/2 inches wide. Thanks for any helpful hints.
  17. Bone Skull Identification

    Hi there! I'm hoping you can help me narrow down what animal this skull might be. Most likely from the California area. Thanks in advance!
  18. Slew of fossils found, help!

    Alright, these are from an area I frequent. I get all sorts of different kinds depending on how high or low I search. I’ve taken some to a professor around me and he said the red material is hematite. I’ll add them in the comments
  19. Some worms?

    Hello! What it could be, for me looks some worms, but may be I am wrong. Max length - 0.9 cm Western Ukraine. (Cretaceus-Neogene) Thanks!
  20. What is this I’m very curious

    Hey I was curious as to what this object I found while making a fence on my piece of land that I just bought in Southern California is. I’m not a fossil guy in fact I just created this account because I found this forum on google while researching about getting a fossil I’d.
  21. Amber vein in Pseudomorph after pet. wood?

    I inherited this specimen among others when my grandmother passed away. I believe it is agate chalcedony pseudomorph after wood because there is what appears to be a vein of Amber in and spilling down the exterior. I have all kinds of photos, but am having issues uploading most due to size.
  22. NJ Cretaceous ID Help

    Hello. The following items remain in my "take it back to the lab to analyze" section of my findings. I have not been able to id any by looking thru books and online references. It just may be that they are nothing but unique patterned rocks. However, I do know I have at least one claw although I can't tell what it came from. Any help is always very appreciated. Did my best with the pics.. And thanks in advance.
  23. Help Identifying Strange Fossil

    I live just outside of Pittsburgh PA in Coraopolis and I found a strange fossil while digging the other day. I think it could be some kind of fossilized wood, but to me it looks like a large nut, like an almond almost. I'm not sure the age of it, but was wondering if anyone has seen anything similar.
  24. Hello, I'm down in Guadeloupe in the French Antilles. How can you tell the difference between coral, and fossil? Is it the amount of rock? Is it weight? I hope everyone is doing well. Pictures when I can
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