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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. Amphyxina bellatula

    From the album Trilobites

    Pike County Missouri, United States

    © 2018 by Jay A. Wollin

  11. Is there an active fossil club in the Kansas City area?
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. I have a hypothesis

    Over a month ago I found what I believe is my first hypostome near House Springs, Missouri. But it is much larger than the other trilobite pieces that I have found in the area. Since then I have been to the same roadcut and found what I believe to be two larger trilobite tails that might be something like Isotelus which may be the source of the hypostome. I just want other people's opinions if they think I'm on the track.
  16. Looking for ID

    Found this just south and west of St. Louis, Missouri. Lots of sandstone, flint and limestone nearby in a unique-to-this-area "hollow". Found while cutting a bench for hiking trail along a small rock face on steep sideslope. Roughly 600' above current sea level. Swift flowing Meramec River is within a mile but about 100' below even at (modern)historic flood levels. Most material on the hillside has migrated down from a much higher point. I don't generally keep rocks so will need to revisit for additional images. I've found lots of small fossils in a white, coral like stone as there seems to be a band of it that runs throughout the area. The car key is for scale but it's roughly the size of my open hand. The symmetry is incredible. Thank you in advance!
  17. I need a crinoid or blastoid expert

    I recently went on a trip with the Eastern Missouri Society for Paleontology (which I highly recommend checking into if you're in the St. Louis area). Anyway, I found a number of echinoderm parts I'm not used to seeing and I just want some info as to what they might be. I found a number of the these oval shaped stems that I can't find out about just by searching the internet.
  18. Some more Missouri finds

    Hi guys. Thanks to everyone who helped me with my last IDs. I have some more that I'm stumped about from the same area in Eastern Missouri. This first one looks like the echinoids I found in the Cretaceous in Texas. It's about the same size and shape with the same very small spines or tubercles on it. This other one resembles the possible echinoid but is a flat plate with the same small bumps.
  19. Couple of Missouri Unknowns

    I found this first recently went to near Eureka. To me is looks like a Ceraurus right genal spine. This second one group I bought at an fossil estate sale and it says unknown echinoderms Ralls county MO.
  20. Nautaloid looking thing

    I found this today on highway MM in eastern Missouri. It's about an inch and a half long that tapers down. It has ridges about every ,5cm and long thin striations that run along it
  21. Last weekend decided to drive down to Missouri to catch the solar eclipse and look for some fossils in the Upper Cambrian Davis formation. My time was pretty limited so was only able to check out a couple different spots for short periods of time. Lots of worm burrows, disarticulated trilobites and weird trace fossils. The shale was pretty dusty so it was difficult to see what I was looking at in the field. I feel like I barely scratched the surface. Here's an interesting one with what looks like a long genal spine and water ripples (?). My understanding is this was a back reef lagoon surrounded by a microbial reef and the St Francois mountains were islands during the Cambrian. Not sure what's going here.... any ichnologists out there? Another plate with a lot going on. There are some small tracks on the middle far right.. Trilobite parts... Possible Cliffia lataegenae cephalon? Hard to tell for sure after half a billion years... Thanks for looking and for any insight!
  22. Fossil ID - Missouri

    Hello new to The Forum I found this fossil a few years back in a lake in Northern Missouri on a rocky area on shore it's a little over an inch long rounded. kind of looks like a tooth but really just do not know what it is. I would love some help with an idea of what it may be. Another photo Photo from the top
  23. Not sure if this is one or many?

    Is this one fossil or many? And does anyone know what it is?
  24. Anyone know what this is?

    Anyone know what that fossil is directly left to the dime? It is in a rock with a bunch of crinoids so I am leaning toward that?