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  1. I visited Etobicoke Creek, and, as usual, the place was packed with fossils. Then I went to Credit River...a park near "The Riverwood Conservancy". At first I was disappointed, but in one place I found 3 little corals that had been packed into a mud path by hiker's boots. Here they are; all approximately 4 cm across.
  2. So for some time, I've had an interesting idea of displaying multiple types of fossils from the same area together in the same display case. I ended coming up with this quick and easy idea, though it was many months in the making. I found the box itself on Amazon. LINK It's nice because it has a soft velvet lining with the grid itself being removable and customizable, so you can display things how you want. A lot of my finds here in Missouri are smaller marine invertebrates, so this box worked well. I'm rather proud of myself on how this turned out. Brachiopods, bryozoans, blastoids, gastropods, corals, and crinoids all made it in this display, and were all found at the same location. All of these fossils came from a little town called Tightwad, Missouri. Missouri has a variety of Carboniferous fossils here, and almost nobody collects them around here from what I see. (I often get weird looks from people when they see me with my pick and my eyes fixed to the ground.) But alas, fossil hunting is a great addiction to have in my eyes because every day is a treasure hunt.
  3. Tribolite fossil or impression on rock?

    Ok guys! Have taken your advice, stopped looking for bones and focused on sea related shapes, found this guy yesterday, looks like it might be animal rather than plant? Help please! Have a SMALL Bic lighter for scale.
  4. These 2 little cones (Centre right and Lower left...~1cm long each) were in some quarried rock in Burlington Ontario. Presumably transported from elsewhere in Ontario. There were scattered crinoid stems on the same rock (All little donuts...oriented in the same direction) I can't figure out what the cones are. Any suggestions?
  5. There were lots of fossils at a municipal promenade in Oakville Ontario. I couldn't identify many of them. Attached are images of a stalk-like critter and of some peculiar 9cm long colony with segments linear features.
  6. A walk on the shore west of Toronto turned out to be another fossil day. Some photos of as yet unevaluated things attached.
  7. Today was gorgeous west of Toronto. But there was shopping to do, so I drove but nipped away for "bored husband" fossil hunt in parking lots, etc. Didn't have a ruler or my brushes. Photographed fossils at a flooded yacht club parking area, a lakeside promenade, a garden nursery, and at 2 stones guarding an exotic tree business parking area. Some images are attached.
  8. Marine Fossil Id Needed

    I found these fossils about a week ago next to Settlement Canyon Reservoir (Tooele County, Ut). I found them about 6600 feet up in elevation at about 1/5 mile away from the reservoir. The images are of the same rock but taken at different angles and sides, all except the last picture.
  9. We took the family over to Ireland this past week. Sadly no time for fossil hunting expeditions. But that doesn't mean I wasn't scoping out areas. While fossil hunting doesn't appear to be popular in Ireland you could tell there's plenty of potential. Especially for marine fossils. Over at Rope Bridge near Giants Causeway in the North you could see shells embedded in the cliff face (100' above the beach). In the Aillwee cave by the Cliffs of Moher there was evidence of more shells and other marine life. I would have loved to have been able to get on the beach below some of these cliff faces and do some exploring. A local shop has these small samples. Nothing great but always like to pick up local stuff.
  10. I have been an avid collector of Astoria Formation fossils from the Oregon coast for a number of years, and plan on putting up a web page that shows every known invertebrate species from the Newportian stage of the Astoria formation (plus as many vertebrate and plant species as possible). In my collection I am still short by a dozen or so invertebrate species out of the nearly-100 described in the literature, although I have also found a dozen or so that AREN'T in the literature, and plan on describing and naming them if they are indeed "new" species. So I was wondering if there were any fellow collectors that have unusual stuff that they could share photos of. One of my recent finds was a conifer cone (shown below), although I don't know what genus and species it belongs to (does anybody know?).
  11. I have a good number of my micro vertebrate fossils in gem jar displays. I probably have 100+ gem jar displays. However until just recently I didn’t have a single Riker display case. I just bought one so I could show a few of my macro Eocene marine fossils from Virginia to a couple of collectors that I now collect with. I didn’t want to just put them in a gallon baggie to show the next time I went collecting. So the below picture is my first Riker display case. I don’t label anything in my collection any more with id labels. I used to id label everything years ago but got tired of having to change the labels as genus and species names changed. The Riker display case is 8” by 12” for size reference. The very top has two rows of three different species of sea snake vertebrae. Then there are two sawfish rostral teeth, an Otodus tooth, and portions of two ray tail spines. Then a partial ray dental plate, four anterior sandtiger teeth, and two shark scroll coprolites. Then a single medial tooth from a ray dermal plate and a bony fish jaw. Then two turtle carapace pieces and two rooted croc teeth. Lastly two turtle lower jaws and two more turtle carapace pieces. Marco Sr.
  12. Colorado Fossils

    This summer, I am going on a trip to Colorado Springs. I am well aware that the state is filled with fossil sites but it seems like a lot of them prohibit collecting. I am wondering if anyone knows any sites in the area that allow public collecting. Preferably a site with lots of vertebrate material like Sharks or Dinosaurs. Thank You! (PS: I am still looking for some more information on fossils in St Georges Delaware. If you have any, please post it in my previous post.)
  13. 2017 Excursions

    Hi everyone! I Have not posted in a long time. I am going to be better and get back involved with my FF friends this new year. I have missed everyone and I am really working on getting back into my fossil excursions and specimen research. I just wanted to share a some of the adventures I had this year and I included my son on a few. He is only 7, so I can not take him to the big quarries just yet. I only went on a few trips this year, but each one was special and so full of friendship, fossil hunting and splendid moments of reuniting with friends whom share the same interest. Having my son along with me was priceless. Teaching him all about North Carolina paleontology and respect for nature has been amazing. I have been doing that with him since he was three years old. So, he already states he wants be a paleontologist or fireman. Love that! There were also beautiful discoveries of some gorgeous flora and fauna of the North Carolina wetlands and beaches. The fossils have been sparse, but just getting out in the field once in a while is the fine by me. Please comment if I have an identification incorrect and let me know about any identifications of some of the flora. Happy new Year! Libby View of part of the Castle Hayne Quarry, NC. Conus sp. Cone Shell . Eocene Hardouinia kellumi Hardouinia mortonis Latern NC stink bug! Murex
  14. sediment formation

    Newbie here, so forgive me plain simple words. So I have been trying to research how to find areas that would show exposed sediment layers down the the marl, i.e...ditches, slopes,,I know this would be a game changer for anyone regarding fossils and where they are deposited but a clue would help. Or, I guess I can keep piling on the miles and hours to find them.
  15. Photo: top left Found in a small (10ft wide) woodland stream near the LA/MS border, (East Feliciana Parish, LA/Wilkinson County, MS) within the Citronelle Formation; formed during the Pliostene. While the Citronelle is oft noted to contain fewer saltwater fossils than expected for an ancient coastal plain, this stream has provided probably 95% of the marine fossils in my collection. As a longtime rockhounder but fresh off the boat newbie to fossil identification, I've struggled to find a match for this fossil. (The photo is one I had on hand, am preparing to paint and the fossil is buried in chaos right now.) Betting this ID likely is child's play for most of you, any light you can shine on this fossil would be so very much appreciated. -caroline
  16. Kitchener Fossils

    Hi I notice the Kitchener site in some posts under different topics, thought it deserved one of its own. As mentioned by others, this is a very fossiliferous site, with a large number of marine specimens. It is located in what was the Aberdare State Forest, which now seems to be the Werakata State Conservation Area, south of Cessnock. Best access is from a clearing opposite the Khartoun Pub at Kitchener. A track leads off the northern end of the clearing, around to some power lines which lead directly to the site. The track along the power lines is wide, but deep, powdery dirt, 4WD is recommended, but it would be impassable when wet. When I was there last year the track from the clearing was deeply rutted, so I decided to walk, a good 30 mins to the site. Once around the corner to the power lines it improved, and there is plenty of room to go around any holes. The site is in the Lower Branxton Formation, Maitland Group, Middle Permian, about 265 Ma. A very informative reference is Brian England, 2005, Mulbring Quarry and Kitchener Fossils. This is an excursion report for the Amateur Geological Society Hunter Valley, and can be found on their web site in GeoLog 2005 The area is popular with 4WD''ers and trail bike riders, the black marks are from them using this boulder as an obstacle, leaving behind some of their rubber. I will post a follow up with some of the pieces I picked up. Regards, Mike.
  17. You guys probably think I'd been holding out. It's taken me awhile to get around to finally posting some of my fossil hunt pics, been really busy! I went to Northern Mississippi about 3 months ago with the Alabama Paleontology Society group. I tell ya, I dislike summers down in the deep south and Northern Mississippi is no exception. It was hot! This was my first time visiting this site so I didn't know what to expect other than finding marine material. The fossils pictured are from the Cretaceous Period, Coon Creek Formation. Found this Muffin Crab as we were about the leave the site. Not sure what this was, Turritella? I left it because the others were so fragile when picked up. Lots of Exogyra lying around! Several Crab claws and legs sections.
  18. Fossil Mouthplate?

    Found amongst pebbles on beach south east Queensland,australia, have found a few of these in different sizes. Could somebody please help me identify. Thanks:)
  19. Every time we go fossil hunting - we live on the coast of South Carolina - I find these little bowl shaped fossils with imprints of shells or other marine life inside the depression. Can someone tell me more about them? I always bring them home because I think they are neat but don't really know how they are formed!
  20. Leaving this afternoon to go to White Have PA to see my 1 daughter and baby grandson, and staying the night. Going to look for some quartz crystals at White Haven, that's where she lives. Then in the morning I have to be in East Stroudsburg PA for some business and after that's done I'm going to Beltzville State Park. I've been wanting to go there for the last 2 months or so but it never worked out. Now it does and I'm going fossil hunting. I'm excited about it! Plus while I'm driving I'll be on the lookout for some interesting road cuts. Can't wait! I'll post pics of my finds later in the weekend and let you know how it went.