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  1. ID Help Please

    Last one I hope to get some help on is circular and had me thinking it was a ring when I first pulled it up. It is not metal (tried a magnet) and has the bone sound to it when tapped. Inside seems to have some bone material. Vertebra?
  2. Fossil or just a rock?

    I found this at an Alabama creek recently, among Cretaceous marine fossil deposits. I can't figure out if it is a fossil or not. The scale is in cm. Two pictures of the top, third one of the bottom. What do you think?
  3. I think this may be a mastodon fossil, but I have no real idea. I found it on a beach on north island, Kankakee River, Wilmington Illinois.
  4. Mystery Fossil

    My dad got this from a friend and gave it to me. He has no clue where it came from other than it came somewhere around idaho. Me and him have been trying to identify it for days, and got nowhere. we need help. any hints on ID will help. Thanks!! (P.S. if you know anything about its worth, tell me please!)
  5. What could this be?

    Hi! We live in central Pennsylvania, and found this rock in the woods right around our house. We are very curious as to what the thing sticking out of the rock could be? Any help with this would be great!
  6. Crazy Mystery Fossil

    A friend from California gave this to me many years ago (but I'm not 100% sure it's from California). Does anyone know what it is? IMG_3317.HEIC
  7. Mystery fossil (dinosaur? Cretaceous?)

    Hey all, Can anyone help me ID this fossil? It was found at an antique store with no information. Its density and coloration really reminds me of something from out west, like Hell Creek or Lance Creek. There's also a a semi-circle pattern of holes towards one end that reminds me of a crocodile's bite. Any thoughts on the possible ID or if its something besides a croc bite?
  8. NSR mystery find

    I found this sticking out of a sand bar while walking the North Sulphur River this past weekend. I literally have zero ideas about what it could be. Any ideas?
  9. Found another rock

    Hi, I found another rock in my yard. It's entirely made up of these circle things. Rock is about 9 inches across. Tennessee Thank you in advance, if you know.
  10. Strange find from Lewes.. (Fossil or not)

    Hey all. On my trip to Lewes, DE for my last breath of summer, I couldn't resist the pull of fossils and searched around in a sand and stone store. The seller had some nice shark teeth, arrowheads, and ammonites. We chatted about fossils for a while and then she asked me if I had any idea what this is. She said she found it on a beach near Lewes. Unfortunately she was unable to provide information on what formation it was found in. It may not even be a fossil at all. But it piqued my curiosity and I thought it would be cool to at least post it and see if it was anything. Maybe you native Delawarians could tell me a thing or two. The fossil was quite light, lighter than an arrowhead for sure, but without the consistency of wood, and has small little circles at the bottom. That may just be an anomaly in the rock, but I thought every little detail would matter in this case. Thanks folks,
  11. Unknown

    Found in Kent County, Maryland near Worton. I have no idea what made the impression. The rock's girth is about that of a soda can top.
  12. Hello everyone, had a super quick trip to the cretaceous creeks of new jersey and found this particularly interesting large bone fragment, likely it is a chunk of miscellaneous bone material but it reminds me alot of a scute like ankylosaurus or some sort of other bone scute especially the edge, or from maybe something like a large turtle but I am entirely not sure if it's dinosaur, marine reptile, etc or if there is anyway to tell, looks super suspicious to me anyways so if anyone has any ideas I'd definitely love to hear them. (If more pictures are needed I will definitely be able to get some more angles if necessary)
  13. Found this, not sure tho

    Hi all! Dug around whiskey bridge yesterday and found what resembled a geode. The top part came off so I dug the rest out, any ideas?
  14. Hi I recently joined this forum and I need help to identify what type of fish fossil. My dad gave it to me several years ago and don't really know much about it so can someone identify it
  15. Leptaema on the right. What's on the left? Don't know what this is, but they look almost like crinoid stems. Some of the Strophomena I picked up.
  16. It's been a few weeks since we returned from the road cut along Old Indiana 1 in St. Leon. I've attached photos of my finds. Many I've identified, but some are mysteries, and I'm hoping my friends here can help me out. Finally, I found lots of Rafinesquina, but I'll save those for another time. Also, because of size restrictions, I need to send these in batches. Don't know what this is. It's 1 mm in length. Sorry, I forgot to add something for scale. They're pentagonal in shape, so I think they're Xenocrinus baeri. Sorry about the resolution. This looks like a well-worn horn coral. What was unusual were the worm-like shapes on all sides. Are these Chondrite specimens?
  17. Vertebra ID

    I scored this nice vertebra from the discard pile outside the geology building at a local University. Absolutely no context. I suspect it will not be possible to I D but it's worth a try.
  18. Mystery bone

    Okay folks. This one, I have no clue. The information that was given to me was nominal. That being Western United States, purchased at an Estates sale. I, by all means, am not looking for an exact identification. I'm trying to figure out 1)why is it so dark?/ 2)Dino. versus post dino. mammal? 3)What part of the creature? I'm guessing distal extremity. Thanks!
  19. I found this Fossil Over a Decade ago

    I found this in the mid-2000's but never really had it checked out, I'm having a paleontologist look at it soon, but I wanted to get your guys opinions. I can only post 1 photo because there is a size limit.
  20. Canine tooth?

    This mystery tooth was in a box of fossils that I bought. I have no location or any other information on the tooth and I have no idea what it is. It appears to be some sort of canine tooth to me. Is very similar in color to teeth that I have from Cave Bears from Romania. Looks too small to be your bear tooth to me. Any ideas?
  21. Ordovician Cephalopod mystery

    I have found a straight shelled Cephalopod in the ordovician of Russia. Middle ordovician asery level of the Leningrad area. Its different from the usual cephalopods found there. The septa are closely spaced and the siphuncle is small and close to one side of the couch. (Not the centre) From what I can tell it's neither orthoceras nor endoceras. The shell has ribbing on the bodychamber it which is also atypical. I would really appreciate any further insight!!
  22. I found this yesterday, November 26, down at Venice Beach, FL near the fishing Pier, along with an assortment of shark's teeth, coral and other interesting things. It looks like a tooth to me but I didn't think it was a shark tooth. Does anyone know what it is from? Thanks in advance! I'll have to post separate posts for different angles; I guess my files are large.
  23. Trilobite or something else?

    Hey everyone! During my trip to Wren's Nest, Dudley, UK with @JohnBrewer and @Barerootbonsai I stumbled across a hash plate with a peculiar specimen. John suggested that it might be a trilobite, but I should post it here. Does anyone else have an idea of what this might be?
  24. Hi all, As we go throgh hundreds of pounds of limestone for our current project, the acid bath fines are revealing some strange silicified remains. This one is an enigma for us! We have found half a dozen so far, and have no idea what they might be. However, we have some clues. First, there is no crinoid material from this deposit, so not likely a part of a calyx. Second, there is tons of urchin remains and so I suspect this might be a part of an urchin. Maybe a mount part? The pie wedge shaped pieces have straight sides and a perplexing hole in each one. All are very small, the mm scale is at the bottom. Anyone have some thoughts on what they may be?
  25. Hello everyone, I was patrolling my odd Devonian location that has rocks I'm guessing from Upstate New York that are littered with Devonian fossils and came across this on one of the large rocks (unfortunately I can't extract). I'm unsure if its maybe a seas scorpion, trilobite, or something else. My guess leaning towards sea scorpion of sorts but I'd like to hear what you guys think, its the only of it I've seen in the area wish there was more or the rock it was on wasn't a unliftable boulder haha.