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  1. Fossil from Missouri

    This is my first fossil I need help on. Or maybe it isn't a fossil. I sent a picture to someone knowledgable in this area and he suggested this might be a psuedo fossil or concretion. I thought I would get a second opinion from you guys. I found this at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri in a wooded area not far from the water. Even if it isnt a fossil, I love this rock, especially the sparkly bits.
  2. Mysteries of the Great Unconformity

    Mysteries of the Great Unconformity, a journey in deep geologic time by Michael Timmons, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources. 'Earth Matters' https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/publications/periodicals/earthmatters/17/n1/em_v17_n1.pdf Joel, L. (2018), Erasing a billion years of geologic time across the globe, Eos, 99, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018EO092065. Published on 05 February 2018. https://eos.org/articles/erasing-a-billion-years-of-geologic-time-across-the-globe Yours, Paul H.
  3. Snake fossil?

    I found this in a rubble pile in my back yard today - South West Missouri. I am definitely a noob but I haven't found anything like this before. Could it be a small snake fossil?
  4. Missouri bivalve?

    I found this in eastern Missouri in one of my usual haunts. I normally find lots of brachs, trilobite pieces, bryozoans but this looks like my first bivalve. It has concentric growth rings while being asymmetric with equivalves which leads me to think mollusk not brach. Then it could just be a nodule.
  5. Missouri unknown

    I found this thing at one of my usual roadcuts in eastern Missouri. I'm thinking it's part of a large trilobite segment. I glued it back together after breaking it while extracting it and prepped it the best I could.
  6. Mississippian unknown

    Any ideas on the identity of this? (Sorry, this was a field photo, so no scale) Mississippian: Osagean - Elsey Fm. Silex, MO
  7. Not sure about this one?

    Any guesses on this pretty little fossil? It is a little smaller than the size of a dime.
  8. What might this be?

    Hi, Any idea on what this might be?
  9. Some cool finds

    I live in New Orleans but I found these visiting family in the lake of the Ozarks Missouri. I think they are cool but I would like to know what I may have. Any help will be appreciated!
  10. Worm trace?

    All-- On top of the ridge where we have built a home in the Missouri Ozarks, near Rockbridge, about 26 miles north of the Arkansas border, there are many, many fossils. Coral abounds. (Even I can identify coral.) There is a lot of other stuff, too. Here is a sample of that other stuff. I think it is a worm trace (is that the correct nomenclature?). If you have a moment, tell me what you think. It was found 300 feet about the level of a river. It was at some depth between 0 and 10 feet, doubtless closer to the 0 number than the 10 foot number. I discovered it on May 7, 2017. (Maybe I should make another GUESS just to be safe(r)!) Thanks. --Bill
  11. All-- I am a total newbie to fossil identification. I know a fossil when I see one. Sometimes. Maybe. In any case, here is one I found on some property we own in the southern Missouri Ozarks, south of Springfield, MO and just north of the Arkansas line. Will you please tell me what it might be? I found it approximately 300 feet above a river and 10 feet below grade in the side of an excavation for a house we are building. I SHOULD have measured the diameter. However, the diameter is about 2". (All suggestions for future ease of identification purposes are appreciated.) Thanks! --Bill
  12. Spiral Shaped Fossils Missouri

    Hello Everyone, My kids found this in our front yard about 10 years back and it has been sitting on our deck as a conversation piece ever since. I just recently decided to try and find out what this could possibly be. We Live in Southeast Missouri, at Wappapello Lake 36°56'08.3"N 90°16'40.0"W. Our Home is on a hill overlooking Mingo Swamp, which is located in the western Lowlands, and was formed by the meltwaters from the Illinoian Ice age. According to our nearby forest service at old Mingo Swamp, our front yard used to be the the shoreline of the Mississippi river thousands of years ago. Using these Generalized Geologic maps, the fossil was found where the three counties of, Wayne, Stoddard and Butler meet. I am including the below photos of the "fossil" taken on a crafting pad which is marked with one inch by one inch squares. Also included are a couple photos taken in a different light setting. I look forward to hearing what everyone thinks. Front 001 Front 002 Front 003 Front 004 Top 005 Bottom 006 Right Side 007 Left Side 008
  13. What are these?

    Missouri ordovacian period. What are the raised oval fossils? Are they brachiopods that have been worn down? Something else? Thanks for your thoughts. This entire rock is about 10 inches long.
  14. Found in St. Louis Mo

    Hi! I know these are only fossil impressions, but I've never seen sossils like them so could anyone help me I'd these?
  15. I was scouring over a plate I recently collected and noticed this "face-like" feature. Any ideas? Sorry couldn't get extreme close up as the iPhone camera isn't great for that.
  16. Hey everyone! I came here for some help identifying this fossil I found as a child. I was with my aunt when I found it, so it was either in Oklahoma, Missouri, or possibly Texas. I’m sorry it’s such a big expanse of land, but I was so young! I’ve been wondering what it was for almost as long as I remember, but my mother took it from me and hoarded it with all of my other cool fossil finds! Lol. Any help identifying it would be appreciated! I’ve included the best images I can take with my phone, and I’ve also included some other finds as a size reference.
  17. Fossils found in Kansas city MO

    I can't seem to figure out what the bottom row fossils are they all look like some sort of shell fragments? I'm also unsure of the two far right fossils on the bottom row as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  18. Fossils found in St. Louis MO

    Help!! I don't know much about fossils, but collecting them is a hobby of mine. I was in a creek in my backyard when I found these and have been trying to find out what they are to no avail. I find many crinoids, shells, and other ocean fossils often so my guess is some sort of ocean plant maybe? Just an educated guess but any help would be greatly appreciated.
  19. Isotelus in Missou?

    I just dug up this video where a family went to a place in Missouri with KILLER Isotelus trilobites. They mentioned a formation name, though I didn't catch the spelling on it. Anyone else know of this place? It's definitely on my bucket list now, and any info I can get on this place is very much appreciated! https://youtu.be/DPia4jCIGcI
  20. Hello all, first post here but have been a long time lurker. I graduated a few years back with a degree in earth science (primarily geared towards groundwater hydrology) but still consider myself a fossil amateur. I've done some fossil hunting in the past and have researched over some paperwork that I have but am curious if any of you guys have any experience finding the Maquoketa formation and other fossil bearing shales here in Missouri. I have found one small outcrop that has yielded trilobite parts and other fun things, but I'm looking to get back in the hobby and would love to hear if anyone can give me a general idea where to begin. Or if anyone wants to share their super secret spots feel free to let me know :P. Thanks all.
  21. Amphyxina bellatula

    From the album Trilobites

    Pike County Missouri, United States

    © 2018 by Jay A. Wollin

  22. Is there an active fossil club in the Kansas City area?
  23. https://imgur.com/a/J0Twa Originally posted on r/fossilid on reddit.com. Did not get much reception. I literally know nothing about fossils except a few tidbits in recognizing basic things like crinoids. I do not remember exactly where it was found, but geologic maps indicate my area, Columbia, Missouri, is roughly in the carboniferous layer. I'm sorry I don't have many good views of it--I do not have any good tools to readily chip away at it. Let me know if you guys have any more questions! Thank you so much!
  24. North East Oklahoma

    Looking for like minded individuals who would like to meet up to hunt together and or take short trips to find new areas. I live in the NE Oklahoma area around Grand Lake. SW Missouri and NW Arkansas are both close so any one in those areas I am open. Reply to this thread or PM me and let's meet up. I know of a few areas around here but looking for others.
  25. NE Oklahoma SW Missouri

    Looking for others in the area to get out in the field with. Also looking if there are groups or clubs in the area. We find fossils local to the Grand Lake NE Oklahoma area but want to learn more. Do not know anyone in this area and am looking to meet others. Also looking for areas to hunt.