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Found 16 results

  1. Marine fossils?

    Hello, I found what I believe are marine fossils, but I have not been able to identify them thus far. I'm hoping I might find some help here. The photo lighting isnt the best, but I hope there is enough info here to help. These were all picked up in October 2018, on Vancouver Island in BC, Canada. The area is the Comox valley, and found in shale. The fossils found in this region are marine species from the Cretaceous period. Fossil 1: This was picked up along the Trent River, above the Trent Falls (about 150 yards following the river back up stream from the falls). The area is south of the town of Courtenay. It was found with the 'point' down in some harder rock that accompanies the shale formation there. It was loose enough that I was able to pick this out after tapping along the edges with a chisel. The fossil is not wet in photos. The 'point' is smooth, for the most part, and shiny. Bottom view - What I seen when I found it: Close up of bottom: Top view of 'point' - This was the part embedded in the stone, point down: Side view: Another side view: A couple of close ups of the point:
  2. ID Request

    This fossil was collected in Ordovician limestone in southeast Minnesota, USA. Any possible ID suggestions would be appreciated.
  3. New Mexico fossil ID

    Hi! Amateur hour here! I know nothing, but I love attempting to locate and identify marine fossils, especially in places far away from any body of salt water. I made a trip to New Mexico this past week and found some awesome fossils! Driving east on I-40 from Santa Fe, I stopped in Santa Rosa. Southeast of the city, there is Highway 156, and there are some great pull-offs a couple miles from the Interstate. I attached a picture of the fossil site guide I was using and a couple pictures of the fossils I was hoping to identify. The fossils were on the ground, no digging was done. No water nearby. The closest identifiable large rock seemed to be limestone (I think), but this was found amongst a ton of rock litter of different types. Santa Rosa is a city in and the county seat of Guadalupe County, New Mexico, United States. It lies between Albuquerque and Tucumcari, situated on the Pecos River at the intersection of Interstate 40, U.S. Route 54, and U.S. Route 84. Elevation is 4,616ft. Fossil #1
  4. I found what appears to be a small sandstone on a Tampa Bay beach in Florida. It's about 1 inch by 1 1/4 inch. After looking at it under magnification I saw unusual vein-like strands on these raised tanner bumps on both sides. What is it? Is it a fossil? Thanks Guys! Front view angles
  5. Happy New Year everyone! I found this awesome little star-like fossil on a Tampa Bay beach in Florida. It's about an inch wide and has crystals in the center. It has a volcano look with grooves and appears to be a mold of something, but what? Thanks in advance.
  6. Limestone fossil

    I found this odd pattern on what Im guessing is a fossil...
  7. Englewood Beach Rock or Bone?

    I found this tumbled rock or bone on Englewood Beach, Florida. It looked different than most of the oval pieces of whale bone I've found. It is very smooth on the darker side and rougher crystalline on the flip side. It measures about 1" at it's widest points. Any Ideas? Thanks for all replies!
  8. Florida Marine Fossil (Chiton)?

    I found this grayish sedimentary rock on the shore in Dunedin Florida, USA. It has a white grooved oval imprint on it like some critter fossilized on it. Could it be a Chiton? (Ruler is in inches) Thanks All.
  9. Is this part of an oyster?

    Found in sw fl, I believe plio pleistocene, most of what I find is. I'm just not sure how to ID this, it's such a different look than anything else I find in the area. Its quite hefty too, for only being a couple of inches. Really would like to know what I'm looking at here, so I can put it into context with its neighbors. Or is it just an interesting conglomerate... I can't figure out how to resize pics, so I'll include more in an additional post.
  10. Hello Everyone, I recently moved to western Kentucky and have been finding a ton of fossils here. I think a lot of what I've been finding are corals, crinoids, and brachiopods. I found a few fossils that I can't find online. I have no idea what they are. They washed out of a hillside on Kentucky lake in western Kentucky. The specific geology where I found them had a lot of strangely welded rock seams, geodes and a looked like the material may not have originated there (maybe moved through some geologic process). The rocks where I am are mostly limestone. The ones I can't Identify are the slightly spiraled ones. The other picture Is a nice coral (I think) specimen from the same location. Any Idea on what they are? Thanks!
  11. Strange looking fossil from Arizona

    Hello fellow hunters Many thanks to the responses for my last post which allowed me to ID a fossil rock as Stramatolite and not tule root. I found this marine looking fossil about one month ago in the Golden Shores area of Mohave Valley AZ where marine fossils are abundant. This rock is 6 inches by 4 inches and 1-2 inches thick. It weighs about 1-2 pounds. I cannot find any images online to help ID it? Any help is greatly appreciated.
  12. Coral looking thing

    Not sure what this is but we ha e lots of them on our property.
  13. We found a few more fossils in the San Pedro California area this week and was in hopes of getting some help with ID's as I'm all new to this and have no idea. The first one looks possibly like some sort of bones? The second one may be nothing and was about 20 inches long, I wasn't sure if this was a fossil as the rock it is in looks almost man-made? not sure? Like I said I'm no expert at all.. The Third is some super tiny little what looks to me to be some sort of fish? Thank you in advance for your help! -A
  14. Is this inside of seashell fossil?

    I found this last week beachcombing on Sand Key in Clearwater Florida. Just curious...At first I thought it was just a sea rock with worn holes. But then I noticed the tapered shape and the graduated concave grooves and center hole. Thinking maybe it is the mold of the inside of a seashell? Normally I don't find fossils there but sea was rough and I did find a piece of a fossil dugong bone the same day, which I normally never find there. It measures about 1.25" by 1.25" by 1 1/8". Darker color in grooves and center hole with some charcoal and golden brown hues. Any ideas what this could be?
  15. Okay, I found these in Mississippi Selma Chalk Formation. Gastropods.... not sure what brand/flavor/species... these are the predacious ones aren't they? Naticacea? Please note: lack of polish. Sometimes I behave, and don't give in to the Lapidary Force... Thanks The Mutt
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