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Found 127 results

  1. Looks like petrified wood chips?

    Our class found these along the creek walls that border the school's property. They look like large petrified wood chips, but we are wondering if you can tell us what they might be. Part of the schools property is considered preserved wetlands. This might be a reason these are here.
  2. small ammonite?

    Its 3mm diameter, best picture I could get. It looks like an ammonite to me, found on uncharted formation possible miocene, near limassol.
  3. what on earth could cause this?

    Ok while separating already cracked limestone slab pieces at a fossilferous area, I found this, it is 30cm one side to the other. Ok the coloring can be fungus or something alive, but the actual design you see, is not flat, it has depths as if carved on the stone. any ideas?
  4. Bones maybe

    Ok here are some interresting finds, I suspect they are fossils, suspiciously looking like bones, some occasions there's indication of merrel. Location: edge of Moni formation, 3km from sea, 3-5million years old. Under the very end of a series of limestone slabs, in a layer of mud. All in a 2 square meter radious, attaching also some I could not remove from there. diameters vary from 5mm to 35mm and the longest is 20cm. Near by I found also oyster parts and other bivalves and a couple of plant shaped white material embeded in stone. here we go: 1) all together 2-4) sample 1 5-9) sample 2 see next post for the rest
  5. sponge/coral/sea plant

    2 photos of this. is 2.5 cm tall, in the area which is 3-5million years range i found also a lot of the 3rd photo, oysters and other fossillized stuff.
  6. Oyster inside an oyster?

    Hello, I have a lot of oyster halves, maybe 60-80 and way too many fragments, however I haven't the single clue how they would look as a whole. There seem to be 5 categories of halves: the "half mango" (usually very big and thick), "the rippled shallow plate" (usually thin, but many layers), the symmetrical ones with even left and right sides (usually half the size from the previous), the round fist like ones with curved ending, and the stretched ones. Below I'm showing one, which a) has some interesting attach-marks and b ) even tho it is a "half mango style" inside it appears to have a "rippled shallow plate, which is smaller, and does not have the same attach marks. It is also not so well preserved. Is this accidental? Are those two types the usual two valves of a bivalve? Any help is very appreciated thanks. below the most accurate look of the marks, they look and feel like a row of teeth of sorts and the inside oyster location of most of the oyster finds (in relation to the sea) its about 5km
  7. Backyard Boulders

    Are these concrete or sediments? These were discarded when they re-modeled the common grounds where I work. I could possibly procure them because they want to be rid of them and I have a truck capable of carrying them. Would they be worth the time and energy? Dew bottle included for scale.
  8. I’ve stumbled across similar pieces of limestone throughout the years, but never have been able to figure out what they are. This piece of whatever it is is by far the largest and I honestly don’t have a clue as to what it is. This and similar finds only ever seem to have grooves or striations around the edges and nothing regular (at least to my perception) on the top or bottom which leads me to think they are probably of a geological origin, but I have never come across anything that matches these oddities... As stated in the tags I found this in a creek (near Auburn, Nebraska) which I know complicated things but other pieces of the same (or at least similar) material were from crushed up Oread limestone (Shawnee Group) from the Plattsmouth member which produces Carboniferous fossils. Any help would be appreciated! Curse the attachment size limit!
  9. Hi everyone, I made a trip in the Judean Mountains around the city of Ramallah yesterday. It was there that I found this specimen. The scale provide is in cm: the specimen is about 6 cm long, that is about 2.5 inches. I found it on a high hill at an altitude of about 800 m (2600), on the ground among countless rock fragments. The hill was subject to severe erosion and bedrock was visible all over with patches of earth and smaller rocks in between. The rock seemed to be limestone, with many features that I as a novice can only describe in the most casual terms: many spherical holes turtle shell pattern on the surface of rock large and small pebbles embedded in the rock, apparently slightly more resistant to erosion I would like to ask you the identity ofthis specimen, and would also be interested to read tips on how to identify promising spots to find more fossils based on altitude, surrounding rock, layers... Thank you for your time!
  10. Fossil ID Help

    Could I have help ID this please?
  11. Please help me identify

    Hi, I found this specimen in a place I usually find ammonites, nautilus and sea shell. I'm not sure what this is, even not if this is actually a fossil... The matrix, and the outer part of the specimen itself is limestone while its interior is flint. I tried to carefully remove some of the matrix using a cp engraving pen... but the more I uncover it the less I understand what it is I'm looking at... and I'm really curious :-) I've attached a colleague image with pictures I took from different angles... Anyone has an idea? I'd like to hear from you! Thanks...
  12. Unknown British Jurassic fossil

    Can anybody please ID this? Found it on the Somerset coast, in the UK. Although the rocks there span from the Triassic to the Jurassic, I believe this is probably Jurassic, because rocks with this appearance sometimes contain ammonites.
  13. a huge something?

    Hello, I found this at Kalavasos formations (late Miocene 5-10 million years) (even though not so known, pygmy elephants,hippos and other mammals were found at this area as well) I don't know what to make of it.. there is a couple of holes at its bottom side.. I am being tempted to crack it open, if it opens, but I don't know how. p.s. it is 30cm diameter, circular shaped with a max height of 12cm in the center. Thanks
  14. Help with identifying

    Hoping someone can identify what I found. Found in Smyrna Tennessee July 31 2017. Size is 2" x 2" x 3/8" thick Thanks
  15. unknown from franklin mountains.

    at first glance it seemed molluscan but now that i've brushed dirt away it appears to be some form of coral. structure is hard to place. found in area where i've also encountered tabulate and rugosa
  16. Hey guys, I'm kinda new in fossil hunting, but even from my limited experience I like it a lot. Does any one know of any spots in NE Kansas that are worth visiting? I'll probably visit a couple road cut outs and some spots near Tuttle Creek this weekend and post my findings, if anyone would be interested.
  17. Fossils found in South texas

    I found these in South texas in Bulverde. They were not all in the same place. I have no clue what they are so any help would be appreciated.
  18. I accidentally broke part of this fossil when I dropped the rock it was in. It measures about 8 inches with a 2 inch diameter. No clue what it might have belonged to. This was also found on the Dry Frio River.
  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. tooth in coral?

    My family and I usually visit the Frio River in Leakey, Tx every summer. A few years ago we were all set to go swimming but upon arriving we saw that the part of the river we usually frequent had dried up. I decided to make the best of it and explored the dried river bed looking for anything interesting when this isolated chunk of rock caught my eye. I picked it up off the ground, took it home with me, put it in a drawer and forgot about it. A few months ago I found it while doing some cleaning and realized it had to be something more than just an oddly shaped rock. I cleaned it with water and a toothbrush after reading online that that's a simple way to clean fossils. A friend of mine with limited knowledge of fossils suspected it was some kind of fossilized coral or sponge. What I originally thought was matrix does look a lot like syringopora, but I can't find pictures of any prehistoric coral fossils that match the appearance of that hot dog in the center! I saw a sperm whale tooth on this forum that looks similar but I'm not sure if what I found feels like a tooth. It feels way too smooth to me. I love fossils and I own some shark teeth, coprolite, and a little trilobite, but those were all bought. If whatever this is turns out to be something, then it would be the first fossil I've ever acutally found myself. I'm still really new to this so please forgive me if I am asking silly questions or submitting this incorrectly. Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
  22. Carboniferous fun in SW VA

    Fruits of "me time" in road cuts in Russell and Wise counties in southwest Virginia 3/25/17.
  23. Hello. I found this amongst a bunch of Devonian/Mississippian age limestone. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the rock is fossiliferous limestone. These two very odd shapes, one black, one white, I thought could perhaps be the gill structures of something like a Placoderm, Acanthodian, or Ostracoderm. I know it's kind of a tough ID. Any input is appreciated. Thanks.
  24. Hello there friends, This looks and feels like something to me. The brown material inside is flint, the white is limestone. found on Moni beach any thoughts?
  25. Is it small dinosaur?

    Hei, I found the stone from Gulf of Finland where are seen skeleton of small animal. It can be late Cambrian or early Ordovician. Here you can see movie at youtube. - https://youtu.be/UllqeIadzPc What do you think, what could it be?
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