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Found 23 results

  1. Please Help to Identify... Tooth? Claw?

    Hello everyone, my name is Nolan. I'm new to the forum. I've never posted anything before, but now I find myself at a loss to identify my latest find. Any help you can give me would be really appreciated! INFO Location: Fort Erie, Ontario. Details: It's rough with random black spots. The item is ridged on both sides and it has a slight curve to it. The main body of the item has a different texture (see final photo). The top has a different type of brown stone connected to it. The item was found by chance on a beach, on the northern side of Lake Erie, by the town of Fort Erie. It's currently spring time and the ice is just starting to melt of the beaches. I've attached some photos below that should help with identifying the item. If you require other information or photos just let me know. Thank you for your time!
  2. Bivalve shell imprint in rock

    At Lake Erie this morning I was walking along the shore and found this rock, which has an imprint of a bivalve shell in it. I was looking through the collections of bivalves on this site and it seems similar to a cockle shell, but I was hoping someone a bit more knowledgeable than I am might help me to correctly identify it. I tried to get the best detail of it that I could, and I also have pictures showing size as well as ones showing other sides of the rock, in case that might help with identification. If you would like additional angles/pictures, just ask. Thank you in advance for any help!
  3. Is it possibe to ID?

    Hello everyone! I am an amateur fossil hunter, I live near Lake Erie and go there several times a week looking for fossils, quartz, anything of interest. A while ago I found a single vertebra right at the shore, and picked it up immediately. Upon closer examination I saw it was fossilized (or at least I think it is! Please correct me if you think otherwise, I'm still learning!) I love having things like this in my collection but I do understand that identifying much of anything from one vertebra would be very difficult, but I figured I would post here anyways just in case. If anyone knows what this could be from or wants more information, please post below.
  4. What is this Fossil from Lake Erie?

    Any clue what this is? It's about the size of a quarter, but thicker. It was found on a Lake Erie beach in OH (30 minutes west of Cleveland, OH). Most fossils from this area are from Dovinian period. It looks like a bunch of shells stuck in chocolate. Are these crinoids?
  5. Any insights on this rock

    My sons and I found this rock on the shores of Lake Erie near Point Pelee on the Canadian shores. Doubt it’s anything too special, but it’s by far the largest cluster of fossils we’ve ever found. If anyone has any insights it would be appreciated. My sons really want to know more about it. Thanks in advance. If there is interest I can post pictures that are closer up.
  6. Corals? Echinoid?

    Either corals or echinoids are my best guess here. More of mom's stuff from Pelee Island, Canada.
  7. Pelee Island fossils

    Hey guys. I've been extremely ill, and missing my fossils. Staying with my mom for a while, she pulled out a box of fossils she found on the shore at Pelee Island, Canada on Lake Erie. It's near Cedar Point, and Port Clinton Ohio. Some I was able to identify for her, but I don't know these. I'm pretty sure one is just suggestive stone, and not a worn tooth, but I'll ask that one too for verification. First one looks like a cephalopod to me, but I am not familiar with this area's fossils. The second one is a vertebrae from something. The third is the one I'm pretty sure is just rock, but double checking. The last one, I just don't have a clue. More pictures coming in reply.
  8. Found on Presque Isle. What is it?

    Thanks to everyone who suggested better pictures in daylight. Done!
  9. Canadian Trilobite?

    I just found this guy hiding in the back of my collection. No idea how long he’s been back there, but I’m pretty sure I found him on the shores of Lake Erie, on the Canada side. Looks to be a weathers trilobite to me, possibly Isotelus, but, admittedly, I know very little about these bugs. Hopefully some of the experts out there can clear things up. Thanks! JPC
  10. Paw print in coral?

    On the North Shore of Lake Erie, I found this piece of what looks like old coral with an indentation that looks like an old paw print with 5 or 6 claws. The piece is about 6” by 4”. Any idea what this could be? Thank you!
  11. North shore Lake Erie fossil ID

    Can you help me ID this fossil found on the north shore of Lake Erie, near Port Dover Canada? Thank you! It’s about 1.5” across.
  12. Possible Ginkgo Fossil

    Found this rock a while back on the north shore of Lake Erie. Not sure of the age but I’ve found rocks of Devonian and slurian there. I’m no expert on plants but the one on here looks like a ginkgo to me. I’m unsure of the other things on here for the most part. Any ID Helps. Thanks!
  13. Devonian ID

    I found this one a while back and have a idea of what it is but still wanted to get your opinions. The rock is about 2.5 inches long and is from a beach on the Lake Erie shore. Devonian. Thanks in advance!
  14. bone or no bone?

    hi there all. i've been dropping in on the forums now and again as a spectator for a bit but never posted so hello! i found this item yesterday in the shallows of lake erie. i've been picking up rocks in the lake and niagara river since i was a kid but never came across anything that looked like this. it's about 2 inches long. the whitish band that forms the perimeter has sort of what looks like a recently exposed section on the "underside" and the white material is almost chalky (i can scrape some tiny dust-bits off with just my fingernail). the kid in me wants to believe this is an old bone with some glacier-era striations grooved into the back end of it but being a novice i obviously can't make a determination on my own. any help would be appreciated. thanks!
  15. Lake Erie fossil

    First time finding a fossil as my two sons and me were walking along Lake Erie, east of Cleveland. I don’t have any ideas on what it is officially called and how old it is. Any info would be awesome! Thank you!
  16. I found this Fossil Over a Decade ago

    I found this in the mid-2000's but never really had it checked out, I'm having a paleontologist look at it soon, but I wanted to get your guys opinions. I can only post 1 photo because there is a size limit.
  17. What is this little guy?

    Hi All! I'm new here, I found this blog while researching a little find of mine. I posted the pictures below. I found this cute little guy while beach glass picking at walnut beach on Lake Erie. As soon as I saw it I was pretty sure it was a fossil but I have no idea what. Thats why I'm here! I want to know what it is that I found. I appreciate any help from you guys! Thanks!!!
  18. Found On Shores Of Lake Erie

    Hi all, I found this fossil on the shore today, it looks to me like it could be a big piece of coral or something? Not too sure. It's about the size of my palm and seems to be tubes filled with shiny bits of quartz. Any help would be great thank you.
  19. Found this little brachiopod on the shore of Lake Erie, near Buffalo. Measures 21mm long. Is this a Mucrospirifer species? Photo was created by focus-stacking 4 images for each side. Thanks! Zach
  20. So last weekend I decided to take a trip up to the Buffalo Area with plans to head into Canada and collect. Well, the day I was to drive into the Great White North I realized I'd forgotten my passport (Dang CRS disease!). Soooo.... I changed up my schedule a bit which gave me the opportunity to spend a full day at Penn Dixie, explore a new site that I'd only been told about and spend a day with forum member Mikeymig. I drove up Thursday and spent the afternoon playing on the lake Erie shoreline at 18 Mile Creek. Along the cliffs I found some falls of the higher up strata above the Tichenor limestone and Windom shale. It was Upper Devonian material from (presumably) the Sonyea Formation (Cashaqua Shale), the black Middlesex Shale of the Genesee Formation with the gray West River Shale and the Genundewa and North Evans Limestones. Thanks to Karl Wilson's site for detailing the formations above the Moscow. Normally I only encounter these formations when traipsing upstream in 18 Mile Creek but I was able to access them by walking a couple miles south along the shore line (a bit easier walk than trying to navigate the creek itself). A portion of a carbonized tree that I think is in the Middlesex Shale. Goniatites from either then Genundewa Ls. or the Cashaqua shales. I'm fairly confident that these are Goniatites and not gastropods because of the following that I read in the "Geology and Paleontology of Eighteen Mile Creek", by A.W.Grabau, Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, Pg. 7,8 I added the italics to the relevant portion of the text. Friday morning I awoke and realized that I'd left my Passport at home. After some frantic e-mailing to Malcolmt and Northernsharks, who were expecting me at sites this weekend, I decided to spend the day at Penn Dixie. Carmine (Xonenine) had mentioned that the club had recently excavated the trilobite beds a little more and I wanted to try my luck again. They had indeed dug the drainage trench deeper and removed some of the overlying layers on top of the "Smoke Creek Trilobite Bed" that is the big attraction for collectors. One of the beds the removed is a brachiopod rich layer and I had some fun splitting up rock from there looking for large inflated Spinatrypa and Pseudoatrypa. Much of the newly exposed Trilobite layers were off limits due to a special event the club was hosting on Saturday, a "Dig with the Experts" where one could come in and dig with experienced club members. Many members were in the excavation area pulling up blocks of the layer to be put into piles for the next day. The idea was to make it a little easier for amateur collectors to get access to the layer without requiring heavy tools and crowding the work pit. They had another area where similar rock had been dug last fall and allowed to weather some so I took a crack and looking in that material for some Trilobites and I did have some success: Continued in next post....
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