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  1. UPDATE: This could be Murchisonia sp. which has been recorded from the underlying Dundee Limestone and deposited in the Ohio State University Museum of Biological Diversity. Hello, I found a rare conispiral gastropod steinkern in the middle Devonian (Givetian) Silica Shale of Paulding, Ohio, last week. It's the first strongly conispiral gastropod I've ever found in the Middle Devonian (let-alone the Silica Shale). I looked through the FUMMP online database as well as the "Strata and Megafossils of the Middle Devonian Silica Formation" published by FUMMP and couldn't find any taxa that looked like this. It has the general shape of Paleozygopleura known from the Hamilton Group of New York. Is anyone aware of a snail with this general morphology that has been reported from the Silica Shale? Scale in mm.
  2. Caesar Creek Spillway Spoils

    Alright, so after going to the St. Leon roadcut a few days prior (rather unsuccessfully, unfortunately) my family I put on boots, whipped on gloves, slapped on some knee pads and spent the next two days hunting the Caesar Creek Spillway in Ohio! These runs were much more successful. My best personal best finds consist two partially pyritized orthoceras- these are a first for me! I found plenty more orthoceras, which is rather impressive for a field overpicked by collectors! I also found a handful of fossilized gastropods. Here are the spoils:
  3. Phyllocarid Collection

    My phyllocarid collection to date. Includes Echinocaris sp. and Rhinocaris sp.
  4. Trilobit, Silica Shale

    This might be a job for @piranha This trilobit looks a little different to me than the typical Eldredgeops. Maybe Dechenella lucasensis? I didn't realize how poor the photo quality was until I cropped it. I can take more photos under the scope if necessary. Silica Shale, middle Devonian (Givetian), Paulding, Ohio. Scale in cm/mm. This one seemed different as well.
  5. Nautiloid camera?

    Is this what I think it is? A camera steinkern of an orthoconic nautiloid? This is from the middle-Devonian Silica Shale of Paulding, Ohio (although because it is quarry spoil, there is a possibility it could be the underlying Dundee Limestone). I don't think I've ever found an orthocone in the Silica Shale, let alone one this large. I hope this is not something that has been intentionally or unintentionally salted in from another site... That really burns me up.
  6. I’ve been running into some cool fossils at my study site in southeastern Ohio recently and thought I’d share some photos. This is deep in the hills of southeastern Ohio and most fossils I’ve seen in the area are weathered sandstone casts/impressions of Lepidodendron/Sigillaria trunks/bark in stream beds. Interestingly, these fossils seem to be clustered in 20-50 meter stream stretches. Pictures below are from one such stream stretch in the lower lying part of the ravine where some chert and limestone start showing up with the sandstone. I would love any additional information folks can provide on these rocks as many are too worn/indistinct. Also, does chert/flint ever contain fossils? The last picture is of a big chunk of chert (I think) that looked like petrified wood sort of to me. I will get around to posting some other/better ones from this area later! image2 by Andrew Hoffman, on Flickr image3 by Andrew Hoffman, on Flickr image4 by Andrew Hoffman, on Flickr image5 by Andrew Hoffman, on Flickr image6 by Andrew Hoffman, on Flickr image1 by Andrew Hoffman, on Flickr
  7. Cornfield find

    Found this in a field while searching for arrowheads. Anyone have any an ID?
  8. Flexicalymene retrorsa

    From the album Trilobites

    Richmond Formation Mt. Orab, Ohio, USA

    © 2018 by Jay A. Wollin

  9. Isotelus maximus

    From the album Trilobites

    Ohio, United States

    © 2018 by Jay A. Wollin

  10. Ohio fossil?

    Found this on the banks of the Scioto River in Columbus, Ohio. Wondering if anyone can ID it as a type of fossil?
  11. Great day in Paulding, Ohio

    First trip of the year today to the "Fossil Gardens" at Paulding, Ohio. This is quarry spoil of mid-Devonian age, Silica Formation. There was not a cloud in the sky, and temps were relatively warm at 43 deg. F. I was the only one there for most of the day, and it was extremely peaceful. What a great day. Here are pics of some of the finds. These are "farm fresh" and haven't even been washed yet, but I did take time to polish some horn corals and get some acetate peels (couldn't wait). A large Cystiphylloides rugose coral.
  12. I need an ID on this fossil

    I found this near a pond in Ohio. I have no clue what it is except for the fact that it is a fossil, any information will be helpful!
  13. I live in Ohio and my friends and I were walking down at a pond and one of them found some sort of trilobite fossil. If anybody can give me the possible price of this or any information of it would be appreciated. ALSO I have found some sort of shell, I have no clue if it was a fossilized animal, seashell, or just a rock but please give information on that aswell.
  14. East Coast fossil road trip

    Hello! Later this year I'm planning on moving from Florida back to New England. I was hoping to make the voyage into an interesting road trip... I've heard of several places in the Eastern half of the US where you can dig your own fossils. I know that there are some places in Georgia and the Carolinas that are good to find Megalodon teeth, and some places in the northern US that are good for finding trilobites... I'm up for anything interesting and was looking for suggestions on exact places, tour companies, people, anything that you can offer that might extend my collection on the trip!
  15. Hollinella pumila

    Identification based on page 63 of "Ostracods of the Middle Devonian Silica Formation" by Kesling and Chilman (1978). This was a float sample
  16. Kirkbyella bellipuncta

    Identification based page 54 of "Ostracods of the Middle Devonian Silica Formation" by Kesling and Chilman (1978)
  17. Arcyzona homalosagenota

    Identified based on key table on page 70 of "Ostracods of the Middle Devonian Silica Formation" by Kesling and Chilman (1978).
  18. Tooth,tusk,antler... oh my

    Hi ya'll, it's me again. I was given this for my collection as a gift. The guy that found it came acrossed it while sport hunting on private land in Ohio in 98. From what I've obtained it came out of a 'landslide' and was just sticking out. That is all in info I could get on it. I was thinking antler or pig tusk but my 12 yr old son swears it's "OMG MOM IT'S MAMMOTH" but I told him to not get his hopes up before I went to the experts (you all). I plan on trying to put it back together but I don't want to mess it up. Can I use super glue? If not what should I use to glue it's bits back on.
  19. Conodont?

  20. 5 day straight out in ohio. Getting better at pinpointing where to look! Pick up a rock and thought maybe a fern but i think i see a little tail spike maybe. Is this a Trilobite? And if it is should i try and clean it up at all or leave it?
  21. Have been looking for fossils near home and found the outer piece of this then about a half hour later near the same spot! I know its not much to some here but it makes me happy!
  22. I have just started searching recentley have alwayd been interested. Been finding some coral fossil chunks up by lake erie in ohio. Really got me interested in searching. I have been researching but i am still a little confused and coukd use some tips and instruction on what to be looking for and where to look! I have no one iam learning from trying to self teach and iam reading but the words are not translating to the search thank you!
  23. Found on erie shores ohio.

    We are brand new into fossil hunting. We have found a bunch of coral pieces. This looks like a shell to me but iam not sure if iam seeing what i want to see. Thanks.
  24. Coral or Sponge?

    Hello! I collected this rounded stone in Southern Ohio, actually to paint on originally, and became enamored with what appears to be a fossil algae on top so kept in in my collection. Recently I inspected it through a loupe and noticed the sponge like pores for the first time. I tried to show in the photos that there is a transition or directional grain to the pores that I've seen in whale bones and sponges that washed ashore when I lived in the Pacific Northwest. It's sized at about six inches at the widest, and is a sandstone rather than the expected limestone. What do you think? Is it a sponge or a type of coral?
  25. Looking for trilobites

    Hi. I live in Michigan, and am considering driving 5 hours to Waynesville, Ohio and the Caesar Creek State Park, where I hear that people have found trilobite fossils. I've also heard that by this time of the year, the fields have been picked over pretty well, and to wait until the spring, when the freezing and thaw may unearth more specimens. Anyone have a thought on this?
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