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Found 11 results

  1. Are these fossils

    So awhile back I picked up a rock at a creek and their was all these tiny little white ball looking things stuck to it and I wondered what they were, some were broken open and I figured they might be eggs of some kind. Well I found another rock the other day that had the same white things on it but also in this eroded part of the rock were several tiny little snails and a bunch of these little white things, so now I figured they must be eggs of the snails and I put it in a bucket and brought it home. When I got home I got to looking at the rock and none of the snails had moved, I wondered after awhile of the rock sitting on shelf if the snails were even alive? I got my 25x eye piece out and took a better look and they are covered with the same stuff that makes up the rock it looks like......so my question is are these snails fossils and are these pretty common to find like this if they are? This isn't the same rock but similar with the snails, I'll put pic of the other one with the white balls on it if y'all want to see it because I'll have to dig it out from a bucket of rocks. Southwest Missouri is where I found them also
  2. the hunt goes on

    I like DSR. It's peaceful and quite. You get a nice little view. Over all a good spot. I have however been unsuccessful with finding an intact Dipleura! The detail that can been seen on them is fantastic. What amazing little monsters. A quick way to-be driven nuts. I know fossil hunting is a mix of: skill, knowledge, luck and time BUT gosh darn! I will keep trying. This is what I have to show for my effort so far.
  3. Tooth (beach)

    Hello Fossil nerds. Hope all is well. I have been following all of the cool Instagram fossil accounts and it reminded me of something my son and I found this summer. USA California Santa Barbara County Jalama Beach 34°29'44.0"N 120°29'46.8"W measurements are in cm. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
  4. Please help id and inform me

    Hello i went to the river today in central alberta and found these fossils i believe one is petrified wood but it also has a translucent mineral in it?? I think?? And orange mineral around it which i assume is sap amber??? the size of these rocks are around a baseball please help identify all of them and offer info ill greatly appreciate it first two pictures are of opposite sides same as the other two.
  5. Looking for people in NW GA

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone was located around the NW GA area. I am a total noob and would love to meet some experienced people. I’m in the Rocky Face/ Dalton area. Thanks, Dennis
  6. Helpful for newbies...

    Hi, I hope this is ok to post here (still getting used to the site) I'm just starting out and have stumbled across this.. it's a free pdf download for an introduction in Paleontology.. I'm finding pretty interesting and helpful. I thought it might help out others in the same boat as I am. https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://pages.geo.wvu.edu/~kammer/g231/JacksonTest1.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjauJ2iyvTcAhXDCMAKHUvQBq0QFjAEegQIABAB&usg=AOvVaw1OqWyM4u6TgghOcwHsS5fH&cshid=1534525915866 If there's anything wrong with this post please let me know.
  7. hey guys some stuff i found recently i have some stuff for you all to look at, there is no one else around looking for fossils here (or anywhere close ,so i have nothing to compare to) this came from a really really old river i know this because i had previous material brought in and he said it came from a river (head of matty mitchell center), I'm really close to the ocean, i think i found prettified charcoal, bone fragments, teeth (possibly crinoids), an egg? and random stuff pictures will be posted in that order, this is a hobbie for me but all sites have been recorded,thanks for your time
  8. ID needed, please, newbie

    I am aware that many of the weird lumps and bumps of the iron heavy rock formations in Big Brook make some things that look like fossils that arent. Probably the bulk of these are such. However, im very new at this and I would like to know if any of my guesses are correct. I would be grateful if anyone would help me ID these. ( keep in mind that these are from several trips to Big Brook and this is the entire groups' ( 5 ppl 2x) fossils. We are law abiding and only took the limit each visit, we'd like there to be fossils for people to find for a long time there) fossil one: because of the shiny black on it and its weird shape, i thought it may be a fish tooth? like a drumfish. but it looks wrong. fossil two: really degraded squid guard? fossil 3: probably nothing. i thought it was something because of the uniform breakage in the back fossil 4: i thought this was nothing until i cleaned it off and saw the greyish stuff under the clay fossil 5: again i thought it might look like a drumfish tooth but then i bought it home and looked at the computer images and im pretty sure its not a thing. fossil 6: is that a tooth? fossil 7: is this just a clump of rock and mud? fossil 8: I saw mentioned somewhere on the forum a similar find and someone said it might be like shrimp poop? is it? fossil 9: piece of squid guard? fossil 10: idk what it is. it looks like burrows. but not. fossil 11: a tooth, for sure but not sure what? fossil 12: nada or the tiniest squid guard eva ( included bc its a six yr olds find) thank you in advance for any help you choose to lend me.
  9. Preparing a sea urchin

    Hi all, First off, I am a real noob when it comes to prepping fossils... This is why I have a question for you, which I don't think would be too hard for you pros out there. Some of you may have seen this sea urchin before; anyways I wanted to prep it, as I believe it will look quite nice after a good prep. There is just one problem though: the matrix is very hard (compared to what I'm used to). So how should I clear all this matrix? The tools I have are very limited, but I can buy new things (as long as they are very cheap materials). I have: one long thin metal needle, one strong pointed needle, one strong small chisel, and one thing to blow the matrix away (sorry if I don't have the correct terms)... If needed I can post a picture of the tools. Here is a picture of the fossil:
  10. Egg Or Concretion?

    My daughter found this in a creek bed near Brighton Missouri. http://goo.gl/Juxvo I apologize if this is nothing. I am an utter noob at this.
  11. Hey all, I just found the site and have been looking through the forums. I really love all the disscusion! I went on a backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon last year, and found some fossilised shells and leaves, and now I am hooked. I really like camping and have been doing adventure trips my whole life, and I am excited to get into this new hobby. What I really need is some good idea for places I can take the wife camping, but there are also opportunities for fossil finds nearby. I live in the South Bay, near Los Angeles, and would really be appreciateive of any tips or directions you may have. I would really like places that are a little off the beathen path, but anywhere would be great! Thank you all for providing this community.