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Found 46 results

  1. A possible Coral?

    This rock was found on the beach in Sligo, Ireland. I think is part of a coral fossil but I am not sure,
  2. A possible Coral?

    Found this stone in the beach in Sligo, Ireland. Is this some kind of a coral?
  3. Ireland Generalized Geologic Bedrock Map

    PDF Format: Geological_Map_of_Ireland_Whittow.svg.pdf
  4. Hello - I'm new here and would appreciate any insight members of the group can share on the two fossils my daughter found on our beach walk today, in Dublin, Ireland. The shell is 1 inch in diameter. Thanks!
  5. Carboniferous plant suggestions

    This should be an easy one for the plant people here. I'm looking for some suggested id's for this Pennsylvanian/Bashkirian/Namurian plant fragment. Length is 10cm or 4 inches. I find lots of fragments of these which I usually ignore but haven't seen the bifurcating pattern in the lower part of the picture before. I hope that will make id easier.
  6. Irish fossil id

    Hello everyone! I was beachcombing this morning and found this near the shoreline. I dont have a clue as to what kind of animal it used to be attached to and was hoping someone here could ID. I live in Galway, Ireland and after Storm Callum blew through last week we've all sorts of interesting things washed up in the sands. Any help is much appreciated! Traci
  7. Mississippian limestone unusual find

    Hello all, I found this during the summer. It is from the Mississippian (Visean - Asbian/Brigantian) limestone of the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. It is 2cm along the long axis. I Couldn't extract it so this is the only picture. Would love to hear your thoughts.
  8. Horse Hoof Shaped Item

    Hi Guys This could be a wild goose chase. I found this a month or so ago on a local lakeshore but it could be from anywhere as the lake is a man-made water reservoir structure and I'm sure stone was brought in from other places. It could just be geological but, honestly, the shape is incredible, the curves, the grooves etc. Just wondering if it could actually be a fossil? Not necessarily a horse-related item but perhaps a marine creature or something similar.
  9. We took the family over to Ireland this past week. Sadly no time for fossil hunting expeditions. But that doesn't mean I wasn't scoping out areas. While fossil hunting doesn't appear to be popular in Ireland you could tell there's plenty of potential. Especially for marine fossils. Over at Rope Bridge near Giants Causeway in the North you could see shells embedded in the cliff face (100' above the beach). In the Aillwee cave by the Cliffs of Moher there was evidence of more shells and other marine life. I would have loved to have been able to get on the beach below some of these cliff faces and do some exploring. A local shop has these small samples. Nothing great but always like to pick up local stuff.
  10. The included photograph shows a fossil that we can’t quite place. Would any of you be able to positively identify the fossil we found at Portmarnock Beach, Ireland. We think it may be Estonioceras but are not sure. It is approximately 7cm in diameter. Can anybody shed some light on this. Thanks.
  11. Spiddal Ireland coast find

    Found this on the coast in Spiddal Ireland. Not sure is a piece of igneous rovk or something else.
  12. Ireland

    Headed to the west coast of Ireland. Are there any restrictions or suggestions for hunting fossils?
  13. A recent find from Ireland

    A new Silurian type of starfish from Galway http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/--823673.html
  14. Lithostrotion decipiens

    From the album Upper Visean fossils of Ireland

    Massive, colonial Lithostrotion decipiens. Tabularium + - 2.5 mm. 16 to 18 septa of both orders. Galway, West Ireland.
  15. Siphonodendron junceum

    From the album Upper Visean fossils of Ireland

    Fasciculate colonial Siphonodendron junceum. Corallites diameter up to 3 mm. No dissepiments. Galway , Ireland.
  16. Tiny gastropod for id

    Hi. Found this small guy on the beach in Galway , Ireland. Upper Visean it's all I can say because beach find. Diameter is 8.2 mm. 4 whorls plain surface. I doubt it's Glabrocingulum sp. It's more like recent Natica shells. Any ideas?
  17. stratigraphic problem.

    Hi. Around year ago I was exploring the area around Lough Hackett 20 km north from Galway. I found few fossils on the shore with much different fauna than typical late Visean fauna in Co. Galway. The main problem here is stratigraphy. It's similar to british Avon group of Mendips. I think all of them are Tournaisian. Fig1. Large piece of iron-stained black crinoidal limestone.
  18. Scarce bryozoan. Dyscritella?

    Hi. Last month i've found this one on the Renmore Beach in Galway,Ireland. Early Carboniferous limestone from late Visean it's common all around Co Galway. I search for fossils in this county for 15 years and thats first fossil of this kind i got. Main specimens here are Siphonodendrons, Lithostrotions, Productids and many more brachiopods, corals, crinoids and gastropods. This one here I hope is bryozoan Dyscritella sp. I didn't look to my Mc Coy book yet but the species is described in Geological Survey of Ireland catalogue.
  19. Fossil ID brachiopod

    Hi all, I am hoping to know what type of brachiopod this is below. It is found in Lower Carboniferous limestone in the NW of Ireland. The fossil appears to have possibly short ridges on the costae? This is the best example I could find. Thanks
  20. Trace fossil ID

    Hi all, I am hoping to identify a trace fossil found in the NW of Ireland, Lower Carboniferous limestone. The trace is 24cm in length in view, 2cm in width, and on across bedding plane surface. Any information would be great thanks.
  21. help with identifying fossil

    Can anyone help identify this rock? Is it skin? Location - Ireland
  22. Fossil id- crinoid stem segment?

    Hi all, This is my first post I found this fossil which i think is a crinoid segment from Carboniferous shale, in NW Ireland. It doesn't have radiating crenulate (if that is the correct term) but has parallel sutures? Best seen in right portion of fossil, which go down in the fossil at an angle. Fossil is approx 2cm in length. Any help would be great! Thanks
  23. Carboniferous shark tooth Id help

    I have waited a very long time to find a Carboniferous shark tooth. Found this today. It's 2cm x 2cm or 3/4 inch. Could it be Cladodus, Stethacanthus or something else?
  24. Possible faint fossil outline on flint?

    Hi there I am a 35 year old man from County Antrim in N. Ireland. A while back, while walking along the shore I found a piece of flint that I thought looked "worked". I found this really fascinating and have been bitten by "the bug". I always keep an eye out when I am out with my Son, for possible worked stone or fossils. I came across a flint rock that has a faint outline that looks almost insect like to me?I hope someone might be good enough to have a look for me? Any feedback or advice appreciated!Regards, Jonathan Front
  25. ID help please. Galway, Ireland

    Hi Guys, Found this chunk of limestone containing some interesting features (pics 1-7 of 8)while walking a beach today in the west of Ireland, there seemed to be a few more rocks similar to it scattered around the area. I have very little knowledge of fossils and would really appreciate if someone could help me identify the fossils present. The image 8 is a separate fossil picked up in a drumlin, I was thinking that it looks a bit like some sort of shell, but again would appreciate an id if possible. Thanks, H