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  1. ok let's see. It's probably geological, it has 2-3 tiny fossilized worms on it, therefore it is old, yet it is super creepy. Could it be a bat skeleton or any mineralized skeleton for that matter?
  2. Fruits of "me time" in road cuts in Russell and Wise counties in southwest Virginia 3/25/17.
  3. Hello again, If you think any of the photos I will post here, is an actual bone, or tooth or fragment, please say so, because I have too many to sort, or throw respectively, and I need some guidelines. to be continued
  4. Hello- We found three unidentified fossils by a lake bed several years ago. It appears to be a cephalopod of some kind. The animal has 'plates' instead of 'ridges' though. The longest fossil measures at 7". Can you please help with the identification? Thank you!
  5. hello, location: Moni formation size: 6cmx3cmx3cm There is a hole in the middle
  6. Area found, Ay Athanasios, Sfalagiotissa Area, 10km north from Limassol shore its 5cm diameter shell-shape 2cm thick. on top there is a dent, when wet a red shell-like shape appears. in photo 1 it is slightly visible on the left. bottom i can see at least 2 shell casts, which means there were shells under and there are shells on top. Anyone thinks I should try and extract that red one from the top? And if yes, any recommendation apart from scratching my way around hoping for the best? All over that area, I found many sponges, shells and other reef fossils, that I will post here at some point.
  7. At first I found this one near Moni formation: And then an almost identical, which had its bottom part there too. 80km to the west, near Akrotiri. What do you think?
  8. Help please, found what I thought was a crusty arrowhead; but it appears to be a fossil. High on a chalky/flinty down area, amongst early iron or Bronze Age earthworks. Looks like a classic arrowhead shape with a tang or stem at the opposite end to the flattened blade end. Approx 5cm long, 1cm deep thinning to 3mm at the 'blade' end.
  9. Ok I have discovered an area of a square mile, is literally full with fossils. Any local paleontologists or researchers should contact me. Just today o gathered 5-6 pieces in just 20 minutes. The following is brown/orangish body with elevated dark green/grayish areas at some place as veins originating from what appears to be a fraction of some previous enclosing or shell if u ike, only i think it is more than a shell. photos probably wont hava u sure, and i dont know when i can create better ones but if u read the following you can form an opinion, because it looks like it is very promising. The object is 15cmx10cm x 5cm height. Surface is rough, porous and it appears to be merged or even made of:.. thousands of little fossils of amazing shapes and coloues. There are also many fossils made of metal like silver and gold colored ones. they are very nice to look at. ! At a point on the "encasing" part (photo 2) there are some yellow formations they look like tiny crystal corals and sponges in their material and like big corals, sea horses or something in ther overtal appearance.. The encasing side, (it has 6 sides overall) was in the earth and the whole thing seemed to be a red ammonite popping out of the earth. I mean all those fossils there, and ok there are the dominant material in most things there so other than they are made out of some sort of puyrite or gold or crystal or silver, their varuety CAN be found all over the place. Is is possible there is something more inside? Should I crack open? Is there anything inside like an ammonite or a huge urchin, or a plant some weird kind of life ?
  10. Hey guys, so I'm starting up my prepping/study workshop, and I need practice. I have an unlimited supply of fossilerferous tampa limestone. Seen here, some of these inverts are recrystallized and very beautiful. I'm looking to trade this limestone for any kind of fossiliferous rock to help with my scribe prepping(and also add pieces to my collection that I can't get my own hands on)! I may be able to get bone valley formation limestone as well(it would take a special trip). If anyone is interested, let me know, we can work out the details later. thanks -J
  11. Ok This wall had me looking at it for some time, do you see anything fossil related? location 2km north of amathus ancient city, limassol, island of cyprus and on the opposite hill :
  12. I was going through fossils I found as a kid and I came across this one. It was in a box with mainly brachiopods and bivalves from the Indian Cave limestone, so I assume it also came from there. This is my first post so please forgive anything wrong with the pictures. Any help to Id this would be appreciated!
  13. I thought I would write a short trip report with some of my finds since I enjoy reading the reports other people make alot. This quarry exposes a layer of rock just under the KT boundary of around 65 m.y.a. in an area with an estimated depth of around 200m based on the fauna found here, in this particular location we call the chalk bryozoan chalk because the majority of it consists of bryazoans. When i went on the trip it was snowing but there is always an abundance of fossils witch makes up for it ;P Anyway without further delay here comes some pictures
  14. Found near limestone quarry St. George - Governor's beach area. Not the only one of this type. The inside is 6cm diameter, the specimen is 1cm thick. photo 3 is the back side. The backside appears to be a small circle then 2 stripes around it.
  15. limassol governors beach limestone quarries, 10cm width sort of worm/s?
  16. So you've been tipped off on a locality that is said to contain good fossils. You get there, and find it's bullet-hard limestone cliffs and rocks. What do you actually do to find the fossils? Do you scout around and only look at the surface of the cliffs, hoping to see fossils sticking out? Or do you just indiscriminately start smashing up rocks, hoping to find fossils inside? This is the situation I found myself in yesterday. I'm a complete beginner fossil hunter, and have been to several sites that are supposed to have fossils, but every time I go to one, I'm just not sure what exactly the next step is. I also visited a roadcut that is known for fossils. Do I just start indiscriminately hacking away at the road cut until I see something?
  17. Cyprus, some 10 km north of Amathus ancient city I am really not equipped yet with knowledge, therefore I will not be posting many photos of each thing, unless one expert finds it promising. This one is 3 keyboard buttons long. on the other side which is somewhat similar theres a thin layer of an orange/red mineral, probably calcite, if that means anything.
  18. My husband and I were working on a Limestone boulder in Ocala. It had areas of chert , as well as a section of dark grey hard clay that was exposed after we broke and end off the main rock. The entire boulder had lots of bivalves, a couple of Gastropoda and echinoids. There were 4 items that I can't identify so I am including photos here. A few of them looked crystalline in nature ( drusy? ) Thanks for any help.
  19. Just ten minutes ago while walking along the river on campus, I came upon this rock with a tube-like piece. The rocks in this river are generally glacial till and more erosion-resistant limestone from the Devonian (Eifelian - Dundee Fm). The tube, about 1.5 inches long, is a bit too straight to be a worm burrow, lacks any of the segments of a crinoid, perhaps too thick to be the edge of a wide spirifer, and it appears next to a brach impression. I just want to be sure if it's geologic or not before I decide whether to keep it. I can try to put the microscope on it later to detect any closer details, and maybe see if I can remove some matrix. But perhaps someone here knows exactly what this is. EDIT: Texture is smooth and somewhat reminiscent to shell material. If it is a brach hinge, it may be sloping away from the edge of the rock as there is no trace of it on the edge. And, if a brach, an odd deposition!
  20. Hey everyone So I'm setting up a workshop outside for fossil prep. I have tons of vertebrates and invertebrates to prep. I'm pretty experienced with preserving fossils(butvar) but I've never done any real prep work. So far, I've purchased a wet saw, stereomicroscope, rock tumbler, work bench, vice, and mini fridge(for the beer!) I have a dremel and dremel engraver, I know the engraver doesn't compare to some of the air scribes, but it was cheap, and my limestone is extremely soft. I have about 500 lbs of this limestone, and some beautiful examples(Ocala, Tampa, Bone Valley formation) fossils in the matrix. These fossils range in calcite, aragonite, and Calcium Carbonate. Any tips are purchases I should make would be welcome. Particularly polishing and bringing out color. Thanks in advance. -J
  21. I found several mixed pieces last weekend while out in southwest Virginia; bits that had tumbled down the hillside and into the road. This was along a road that follows the Holston River, in mostly limestone/shale. One piece was filled with crinoids (stems), from tiny to pencil diameter; one had meshy bryozoan pieces and brachiopods, then there was the piece that had this. Please bear with me, I've looked online, and in my books, but since I have no idea what I'm looking for, it complicates things, and I want to learn. In both examples, the coral-looking chamber/pore sections are alongside the mesh/bryozoan-looking sections, so I'm not even sure if I'm looking for one, or two separate, organisms. I'm sure whatever it is, it's probably very common in this area, but if someone could help ID it so I'll know next time, or at least point me in the direction of what I need to research, I'd be grateful. Thank you!
  22. Hello all, First post here. I've read the FAQ's and I believe I understand post guidelines. I think I'm in the right place for ID help...apologies in advance if I bungle this. I'm looking for help in determining what this claw/horn/coral looking thing is that I found in my yard yesterday. I'm slightly west of Austin in northern Hays county. Looking at the Generalized Geologic Map of Texas, my area falls in the "Mesozoic: Lower Cretaceous (Comanche Series)". I won't pretend to know what that means, or if it is useful info to include here, but just in case... To describe where I found the rock: it was laying in my yard at the foot of a wooded limestone hillside. I have no idea how long it's been there. It was only partially buried. The property itself has been basically undisturbed for years. Incidentally, I found a nearly 100 year old unbroken Coke bottle on the ground nearby as well. (Not that one has anything to do with the other). Any help figuring out what it is would be greatly appreciated. Additional photos to follow.
  23. Picked up a piece of limestone in a creek bed Between Hunt and Ingram TX. What Is this? More importantly, how would be the best way to get it out of the matrix? I believe the area is Cretaceous.
  24. I found this embedded in limestone at about 1100 feet above sea level on a small mountain near Huntsville AL. I need help identifying it.
  25. Hi everyone, I've collected all sorts of fossils from the Silurian Wenlock Series limestone's of Much Wenlock. And searched for graptolites with no success until now, my son was counting pygidium imprints on this silurian limestone piece and spotted something unusual. Well lo and behold we have what appears to be our first graptolite. I've so far pinned it down to be Monograptus priodon or Cyrtograptus murchisoni. Anyone else have a similar success story.