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  1. Help needed to identify these fossils

    Help needed to identify these ammonites and shark teeth. Thanks.
  2. I'm hopeful someone will know what theses are
  3. ID for a Newbie Please

    Hello, I am a new member as of today but have been reading for a while. My son and I have recently gotten into rock collecting. We haven’t gone fossil collecting yet but hope to do so soon. We found these in Inland Southern California in the foothills of the Big Bear area. The site was next to a river or what’s left of it this time of year anyway. I have tried to rule out pseudofossils and different types of rocks. These also remind me of what a ranger described to me as jellyfish fossils while visiting the Bristlecone Pine area in CA. Similar samples were also on display. The second (larger rust colored spotting) might be igneous but I believe the first is sedimentary. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
  4. T rex Hell Creek tooth ?

    Hello I am new to this site and I was hoping that someone could help me out. I friend of mine a few years back borrowed some money and gave me what he said was a T Rex tooth from the Hell Creek formation as collateral I was recommended to this sight by Shawn at fossil era . I was hoping that someone could help me identify the tooth and give me an approximate value I am not sure that i am interested in selling the tooth because it is so cool and I know I will probably never get another one. any information would be greatly appreciated Thank you in advance Brad
  5. Unknown

    I have no idea what this could be, fossil or rock. It was found in the creek behind our house like most everything else I have posted, in Bucks County, Pa, not far from the Delaware river.
  6. Bird egg fossils? I'm a new member.

    Hello, I found these fossilized 'eggs' taped together at a pawn shop in Kalispell, Montana. I know nothing about them but they are really cool! Does anyone know what they are? The more oval one is about 2" long by 1.5" wide. The more round one is about 1-9/16" x 1-13/16". They were sliced in half when I found them. The one that looks slightly developed ha some missing 'yoke' around the center small circle but is close to fully intact. They are fascinating but I don't know much. I'm a newbie. Thank you for any help.
  7. Found this cool fossil

    identify this please
  8. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since February 2, 2017. Fossil Identification and Field Guides Adkins, W.S. (1928). Handbook of Texas Cretaceous Fossils. University of Texas Bulletin, Number 2838. Anderson, C. and C. Smith (eds.)(2013). Identification Guide for Common Fossils of the Cincinnatian. Cedarville University Invertebrate Paleontology. Anderson, L.S. (2011). A Beginner's Fossil Guide to the Northern California Coast. Humboldt State University. ASU West. Guide to the Fossils of the Naco Formation, Kohl Ranch Area, Arizona. Aurora Fossil Museum. Identification Sheet. Aurora Fossil Museum, Aurora, North Carolina. Budd, G.E., T. Meidla and S. Willman (2011). Fossils & Rocks - Geotourism in the Central Baltic. Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University. California Geological Survey (2002). Fossils. Note 51. Coleman, M.C. and C. Coleman. Identification Guide to the Fossils of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. National Park Service. Collinson, C.W. Guide for Beginning Fossil Hunters. Illinois State Geological Survey, Educational Series 4. Delaware Geological Survey (1992). Delaware: Its Rocks, Minerals and Fossils. Special Publication Number 19. DiTorrice, G. (2004). Fossils You Can Find on Oregon Beaches. Oregon State University. Dockery, D.T. (1995). Rocks and Fossils Collected from Mississippi Gravel. Mississippi Geology, Vol.16, Number 2. Frey, R.W. and J.D. Howard (2012). Upper Cretaceous Trace Fossils, Book Cliffs of Utah: A Field Guide. In: Depositional Facies of the Castlegate and Blackhawk Formations, Book Cliffs, Eastern Utah. Field Trip No.10. Hager, M.W. (1970). Fossils of Wyoming. The Geological Survey of Wyoming, Bulletin 54. Hogberg, R.K., R.E. Sloan and S. Tufford (1967). Guide To Fossil Collecting in Minnesota. Minnesota Geological Survey, Educational Series - 1. Hoskins, D.M. (1999). Common Fossils of Pennsylvania (2nd Edition). Pennsylvania Geological Survey 4th Series, Educational Series 2. Iowa Association of Naturalists. Iowa Geology and Fossils. Iowa Physical Environment Series, IAN 702. Jennings, J.R. (1990). Guide to Pennsylvanian Fossil Plants of Illinois. Illinois State Geological Survey, Educational Series 13. Kelley, R.W. (1962). Guide to Michigan Fossils. Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey Pamphlet 3. Kopaska-Merkel, D.C. and R.J. Buta (2012). Field-Trip Guidebook to the Steven C. Minkin Paleozoic Footprint Site, Walker County, Alabama. Alabama Paleontological Society. Lauginiger, E.M. (1988). Cretaceous Fossils from the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Delaware Geological Survey, Special Publication Number 18. Lauginiger, E.M. and E.F. Hartstein (1983). A Guide to Fossil Sharks, Skates and Rays from the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Area, Delaware. Delaware Geological Survey, Open File Report Number 21. LeBlanc, J. (2008). A Fossil Hunting Guide to the Tertiary Formations of Qatar, Middle East. Livingston, V.E. (1959). Fossils in Washington. Division of Mines and Geology, Information Circular 33. Manning, E.M. and D.T. Dockery (1992). A Guide to the Frankstown Vertebrate Fossil Locality (Upper Cretaceous), Prentiss County, Mississippi. Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Office of Geology, Circular 4. Martill, D.M. and J.D. Hudson (eds.)(1991). Fossils of the Oxford Clay. Palaeontological Association Field Guide to Fossils: Number 4. (entire 288 page book) Matthews, W.H. (1960). Texas Fossils: An Amateur Collector's Handbook. Bureau of Economic Geology - The University of Texas, Guidebook 2. Moore, E.J. (1968). Fossil Mollusks of San Diego County. San Diego Society of Natural History, Occasional Paper 15. National Park Service. Fossil Identification Workbook - Mammoth Cave National Park. U.S. Department of the Interior. Nehm, R.H. and B.E. Bemis (2002). Common Paleozoic Fossils of Wisconsin. Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Educational Series 45. Pickett, T.E. (1972). Guide to Common Cretaceous Fossils of Delaware. Delaware Geological Survey, Report of Investigations Number 21. Purdy, R.W. (rev. 2006). A Key to the Common Genera of Neogene Shark Teeth. Schiebout, J. and S. Robichaud. Fossil Hunting in Louisiana Gravels. Louisiana State University. Sidall, R. (2015). An Urban Geologist's Guide to the Fossils of the Portland Stone. Urban Geology in London, Number 30. Wilt, J. and D. Schumacher (1978). Fossils of the Paleozoic Formations of Southeastern Arizona.
  9. Leaf Fossil ID

    Hello, I found a fossil Around Picton in NSW Australia and Im wondering if anyone can help identify what species of plant this could possibly be? Thanks, Warwick.
  10. Beach find..identify??

    Anyone have an idea of what this might be? I found it on the beach in Texas, after a hurricane. I'd appreciate any input!
  11. Help me identify this fossil

    Can you please help me identify these? I found them in my backyard in Fort Worth (Dallas), Texas, and approximately 15in diameter. Are these things that i should find someone to give them to or are they okay to throw away? thanks!
  12. Coral?

    Hiya!! So I rather impulsively purchased a piece of coral from the local Rock and Gem shop. I bought it more for visual but now I'm curious as to the name. I have no idea where it came from or anything so sorry I can't be much help in that regard. Any help is greatly appreciated (especially based on limited info).
  13. Strange Rock Patterns

    So a family member of mine found a large bolder in an area that has been known for having some fossils of fish and tracks. It doesn't look like anything but the patterns are odd enough where I can't determine if they are fossils or just mineral marks. Any help is appreciated!
  14. DINOSAUR? found in western NM

    Hi guys, discovered this fossil can you help identify. western NM.
  15. Hello all, I am looking for good reference material to identify fossils I picked up at Rockford, IA. I haven't been able to find a really good publication that covers the majority of what is find-able in Iowa's Devonian deposits and I'm hoping you can point me in the right direction. Thanks!
  16. Fossils found at woodland near my house

    Hi guys, second post about fossils found in the same woodlands near my house as the last, will post the geology of the area and some more photos and views, first looks like some sort of clam/scallop and the second a mixture of bones? Thanks guys
  17. These fossils were found by me in a woodland by my house, the area it was found in was rich in clay and moss, the first fossil intrigued me most as It definetly looks like a very faded ammonite, can clay yield good fossils though? and are these even fossils, thanks. And the final one.
  18. Sun Pyrite?

    I went on my first ever fossil hunting trip at Mazonia Lakes last week. I found a few fossils in what I think is limestone and chert (?) and a few possible concretions. I hit this one with a hammer and it opened easily. I have been trying to identify what it is by looking online. Thanks for your help.
  19. Simple question is this trilobite real partially real or completely fake I understand much of large Cambrian trilobites are completely fake and have no actual genuine fossil remains in them I would like to be informed of which category this "fossil" falls into thanks in advance. (I'm expecting all the replies to be fake if it is completely fake with no fossil remains at all I ask for advice on what to look for next time I know most of the common signs only after the purchase of the "fossil" but before I completely give up the idea of a genuine fossil I figured some more experienced people could look at it again thanks in advance.
  20. Ammonite identification

    Hi Guys. This ammonite was found and given to me by my father. The location this was found at is unknown to me, I do know however it was somewhere along the coast between Whitby-filey beach in the United Kingdom. Anybody have any idea what kind of ammonite this could be, and if indeed it is, And if this is a decent specimen, real or not. This was found around 12 years ago now. Thanks guys.
  21. Bone from Flag Ponds

    I forgot that I found this piece of fossilized bone at Flag Ponds on my last trip. I don't know if there is enough to get an id from. Any ideas?
  22. What creature is this tooth from

    plz identify tooth thank you for the help
  23. These rocks all have ridges found in NJ.
  24. help identify

    Found by a friend digging a pad for a house in Taylor Ms, just outside Oxford Ms, not sure what it is but it stands out compared to surroundings. before we do anything other that hose