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Found 40 results

  1. Syringopora ?

    This is from northern Maine. Devonian marine rocks in the Seboomook group of formations I believe. When I collected it my best guess was that it was a bryozoan, but somehow it didn't seem to fit right. I cleaned some of the dust off it recently for another look. The tube shapes and configuration of the molds have me thinking maybe syringopora ? It's all the same colony, just broken up.
  2. Found vertebra(?)

    Hi guys, I joined so I could identify what I found! I was walking on the beach in southern Maine when I stumbled upon this circular disk. I think it’s a vertebra, but I was wondering if someone could tell me the difference between shark and fish vertebra. Any info is helpful!! It’s so interesting. thumb nail for size!
  3. Sebago Lake Maine

    We will be doing any family vacation trip for couple weeks to Sebago Lake in Maine. Are there any forum members that live near there if you give me any tips on locations and types of fossils that can be found Near Cumberland county? I am introducing my kids to the fun of fossil hunting and would like to make that part of our vacation. We're planing to also stop at Penn Dixie in New York on the way up to Maine. Thank you
  4. Algae ?

    This rock was found in association with blasted rock that was used as rail bed fill. I have reason to believe that it is Ordovician in age based on the distinctive appearance shared with rocks that members have identified a different type of algae in. The strand of honey comb like shapes is about 2 mm long. I suspect it may be part of the net like structure in the rock whose morphology happened to be better preserved.
  5. Shell Fin Other

    Found in close association with the Pragian aged Tarratine formation in northwestern Maine. The first shot shows the part and counterpart relationship. It is a bit hard to tell exactly how much is shared with other adjacent molds however. Layers with a dense concentration of the smaller brachiopods are relatively common in the area.
  6. Coral/Worm

    This is from north(sort of)western Maine. The formation is of Emsian age and is related to a marine delta.The horn measures 4cm x 2cm. Horn corals from this quarry are all full of trace fossils. This one is quite different though. Instead of crossing septa it seems to parallel them. It also is more tube like as opposed to the others that are solid rods. Could it have been a worm that lived commensurately with the coral leaving it's waste in the abandon base of the tube ?
  7. Lingulid ?

    Found in an Emsian marine formation in northwestern Maine. This nodule, or concretion, is considerably darker than most found nearby. It was also in a layer with an accumulation of shells, where as many of the fossils are horn corals dispersed more randomly in what I think is muddy sandstone. Would this be a phosphate nodule that preserved a Lingulid ?
  8. Plant

    I found this in a gravel pit at the south east end of Moose Mt. in Maine. The fossils I find there have been exclusively marine invertebrates so I was trying to see perhaps scaphopod traces. The dark edges were hard to explain until I realized that this is what the plants that I find up in far north eastern Maine look like except in isn't flattened. Ya think ? oops end view pending.
  9. washboard

    Another mystery from Silurian, The Forks Turbidite in Maine.
  10. Any ideas on what this might be?

    This comes from 600+ft of water off the coast of maine. It seems to be petrified wood or coral. Any ideas?
  11. Devonian bivalve

    Found in Maine glacial drift. Most likely Pragian - Emsian aged. Bivalve ? Anything distinctive enough to say more ?
  12. Geodized ?

    This was found in loose material falling from an exposure of Silurian aged The Forks turbidite. Carbonate nodules full of crinoid fragments are common in it, but what happened to this one ? I did notice what I assumed was volcanic intrusion nearby. I didn't give it much thought at the time, but it could be worth consideration. Photographed on snow. (still winter here )
  13. Encrustation

    Found in glacial drift in north western Maine. The rock type is a good match for Tarratine sandstone. Lower Devonian marine delta deposits. I've walked by this fossil so many times it's like an old friend. I had always assumed it to be a bivalve with weathered out pyrite crystals. It was exposed on a small gravel beach as I skied by this morning so I decided to give it a look. I think I have been wrong. What do you think ?
  14. Tiny calyx ?

    I found this the other day, in the cab of my pickup, while looking for ski wax. I often pick things like this out of the gravel I'm shoveling during the fall. The bulk of this material is Devonian marine rock. Bits of plant do show up now and then.
  15. Fossilized hole

    Is this a burrow ? I'm sort of leaning toward it being a fluid or gas venting feature myself. It was found on the shore of Moosehead Lake just south of where the fossiliferous, upper Silurian, Forks turbidite crosses it. The breaks are likely caused by the thrust of ice as it forms and expands against the shoreline in that spot. Car sized boulders can be displaced several feet by the force. The blue line indicates roughly the position of the hole. It passes all the way through, with a slight bend and constriction in the center.
  16. Devonian shell

    Another shoreline glacial find. Most likely lower Devonian marine delta related. The first shot shows part with scale, and inverted counterpart to the left. The last shot is of the under side of the fractured section in the photo before it.
  17. Pygidium +

    The low angle of sunlight on lakeshore glacial material made this pygidium an easy find, but what is the other thing with it ? The likely age is Pragian- Emsian. One more.
  18. Sponge again

    From lake shore glacial deposits adjacent to the Hurricane Mt. formation. Terms like altered and dynamic are used to describe the formation, but the sponge Diagoniella was used to date the deposits. Could this be an example ?
  19. This anything 2

    Found in the fill of railroad bed. The nearest cut, a good match to the rock type and carbonate nodules found there, is mapped as the forks formation. This is Ludlow aged turbidite. I have reason to believe that this exact area was not included in the study though. The phyla list includes no corals, but I find them to be abundant. Could be just some clay that got spread into the mix, but it sort of looks like some kind of life form or trace.
  20. Odd ichno ?

    These seem to be traces, but have an odd assortment of characteristics. Found in lake shore glacial float. Most likely Tarratine sandstone,a Pragian marine delta related formation. Any thoughts ?
  21. Maine fossil hunting info?

    Over the summer we are doing a trip to Maine and I would like to go fossil hunting one day while there but I have no spots and very little information. I would appreciate anyone that can tell me a place to go and the method to finding fossils there
  22. Pleistocene unknown

    This piece was found in southeastern Maine. The last thing on my mind at the time was any sort of fossil. The area is granite ledges split by basalt dykes interspersed by cobble beaches of similar rock type. My turning point on the trip was the end of a cove that is pounded especially hard by the winters storms. The cobble is piled 20 feet high in a wall 60 feet wide at the base across the cove. As I got back slightly in the lee of some boulders I noticed the snail in what I recognized as the Pleistocene clay of the Presumpscot formation. I only noticed the other side after I got it home. It's not mineral. Fails a tap test miserably. The snail is on the under side in the other photos. What the heck is this thing ?
  23. Where is a good place that is open to the public and allows digging to find fossils in Southwestern Maine or Southeastern New Hampshire
  24. Snowy day in the Cambrian

    I have a hammer, and my own museum, at this scale. Scraps of wheeler shale from U-Dig.
  25. chaetetid ?

    I've had poor luck with sponge posts in the past. Have I at least got these right ? They are from north eastern Maine. The rocks are likely Silurian/Devonian in age.
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