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Found 32 results

  1. Hi. Here are some shells from our desert property. Also some burrows/worm tubes I think? There's a tiny shell inside one of the holes (pictured). .
  2. Psst... Jon Landis’ Staff, from “Michael Jackson’s Thriller Video”, want the mask back STAT! Unlike any mollusk shell I have ever seen... which doesn’t mean a whole lot! Thank you! Karen
  3. Mollusk Molds

    From the album Calvert Cliffs

    Molds from the Choptank Formation. Member unknown. Virginia Miocene
  4. I found these not too long ago in the North Sulphur River. I want to prep them out. They’re a tough prep, because I want to reveal and preserve the nacre. As I prep though I end up damaging the delicate layer. Is there something I can coat it with to preserve the nacreous layer as I continue to work with it? Some are Inoceramus clams. The long slender ones I have no idea what they are. My best guess is that they are some type of rudist. I don’t think they are cepholopods because I can’t see and sutures or septa. Some appear to be quite cylindrical. I’ve collected many baculites fossils from the area and these don’t remotely resemble baculites. If someone has an ID great, but my main question is in regards to preservation of nacre. Any help would be appreciated.
  5. Found this ages ago just lying alongside the road in Illinois... I think it was Illinois... heh... structure looks similar to a calamites horsetail IMO, but the symmetrical succession of the parts is curious. Any ideas?
  6. Mollusk Species

    A pretty neat little fossil from the coast of Lake Huron, Michigan. Two individuals, one on each side. Possibly Mesozoic in age.
  7. Belemnite?

    This is a very recent find from the Cahaba River Valley. One person on the Facebook page identified this as a belemnite. Is this the general consensus? To my knowledge I have never seen one. I have a regular paper clip for size reference.
  8. Graveyard fossil side a.jpg

    From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Graveyard Fossil - with Trilobite Appendage SITE LOCATION: Chesterian Zone of the Bangor Limestone Formation in northern Alabama TIME PERIOD: Mississippian Period (ca 325,000,000 years old) A "Graveyard" style fossil; many animals here. Both sides of the specimen show bryzoan remnants, some crinoid, Mollusk and Bryzoan remnants.
  9. Graveyard fossil side a.jpg

    From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Graveyard Fossil - with Trilobite Appendage SITE LOCATION: Chesterian Zone of the Bangor Limestone Formation in northern Alabama TIME PERIOD: Mississippian Period (ca 325,000,000 years old) A "Graveyard" style fossil; many animals here. Both sides of the specimen show bryzoan remnants, some crinoid, Mollusk and Bryzoan remnants.
  10. Haida Gwaii trip

    I was holidaying on Haida Gwaii (previously known as Queen Charlotte Islands) and had an afternoon on a beach near Tlell. We were actually keeping our eyes peeled for agates but I did come up with one interesting nugget. Maybe somebody knows what this might be?
  11. Hello, I recently found what I believe is a mollusk fossil in a western washington river. Is it possibly a freshwater mollusk fossil (as I found it in a river that currently has freshwater mussels that live there)? You can see size comparison to my average womens sized hands
  12. Weird fossil from the Ozarks. What is it?

    During a trip in the Ozarks mountains, I found some fossils. There were lots of crinoid fossils, as well as some brachiopods. However, a few fossils seemed odd to me. Does anyone know what these are? Are they fossils or just crystal formations?
  13. I figured it was a mollusk, but my knowledge of such is very limited. I have made a shot in the dark that it is Gryphea? But I am unsure if it would even fit the time period (Miocene) or the location of the Astoria Formation in Oregon. Please put any guesses you may have even if they seem totally wrong. By the way Its glossy texture is due to a coating i put on it due to its tendency to flake off pieces, not the fossils look.
  14. FOSSIL ID

    I have a few fossils that I've unearthed over the years and although I majored at Oklahoma University in Geology, I've forgotten the ID's of these pieces. I know I should have them at the tip of my tongue, but for the life of me I can't identify these few pieces. I've included a wrist watch for scale (should have used a mm gauge I know). Any help will be greatly appreciated.
  15. small Ammonite cast

    This came from a gravel bed in Travis county with a large bluish shale formation nearby. Any info on the material of the rock would be appreciated as well. Thanks!
  16. Bacculites

    From the album Delaware Fossils

    Bacculites ovatus Cretaceous Reedy Point (North side) Delaware city, Delaware Mount Laurel formation
  17. Anisomyon jessupi

    From the album Delaware Fossils

    Late Cretaceous Reedy Point (North Side) Spoils Pile MT Laurel Formation Delaware City, Delaware Based on "Cretaceous Fossils from the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal: A Guide for Students and Collectors" by Edward M. Lauginiger
  18. Ostrea falcata

    From the album Delaware Fossils

    Late Cretaceous Oyster Reedy Point (North Side) Spoils Pile MT Laurel Formation Delaware City, Delaware Based on "Cretaceous Fossils from the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal: A Guide for Students and Collectors" by Edward M. Lauginiger
  19. Neithea quinquecostata

    From the album Delaware Fossils

    Late Cretaceous Scallop Reedy Point (North Side) Spoils Pile MT Laurel Formation Delaware City, Delaware Based on "Cretaceous Fossils from the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal: A Guide for Students and Collectors" by Edward M. Lauginiger
  20. Toronto Lawrence ravine (fossil) rock

    I was walking in a ravine on Lawrence and Bayview in Toronto, and I saw this round stone with a crack. I decided to open up the rock, and saw this black form. Judging by the colour, I suspect that this could be from the Cambrian period. Any ideas for what this could be? (the Canadian 5 cents is the same size as the American one)
  21. Wolfgang Grulke, the author of the well-received book "Heteromorph," has a new title for cephalopod collectors, this time celebrating a lineage that has weathered many storms in the history of life. It's "Nautilus: Beautiful Survivor: 500 Million Years of Evolutionary History." https://www.amazon.com/Nautilus-Beautiful-Survivor-Million-Evolutionary/dp/099297402X A friend just told me about it.
  22. James River Chesapectens

    From the album Recent Finds in VA

    Name: Chesapecten jeffersonius Formation: Yorktown / Rushmere Member Age: Pliocene Location: James River, Surry County, VA, right bank, near Cobhams Wharf
  23. Cyrtolites ornatus

    From the album Urban Fossils of Toronto (Georgian Bay Formation, Lower Member)

    Cyrtolites ornatus (Conrad, 1838). Late Ordovician monoplacophoran from Mimico creek, Toronto, Ontario. Georgian Bay formation. This one is set on limestone.

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  24. Baculites, Gastropods in matrix1

    From the album Texas Finds

    Scientific Name: Various Found: North Central Texas Date Found: November 2014 Formation: Alluvium Qt / Eagle Ford Size: Various
  25. Whitella sp.

    From the album Urban Fossils of Toronto (Georgian Bay Formation, Lower Member)

    Modiolopsis ovata Whitella sp. found at Mimico creek. Internal mold of a clam valve. I picked this up from the bottom of a collapsed cliff. Georgian Bay formation, late Ordovician, Toronto, Mimico creek. I put a dime next to it for size.

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