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  1. I found this cool rock today while hunting arrowheads! It is loaded with some kind of fossils- are they cephalopods? It even has groove marks on it as if it could had been used as a tool long ago. I need your help please... am I correct in thinking they are cephalopods? Thanks for all help! Soooooo excited to find this!
  2. Fossil Help Please

    This has small fan-like figures throughout it. One is much bigger than the rest. Can you tell me what they are please? The back is sooo different than the front as it is smooth without anything on it at all. Thanks for your help!
  3. Plant Fossil ?

    It’s not very big but there’s a pattern of some sort here. Wondering if it could be a plant fossil or other? It’s near the middle of the rock where I see small horizontal lines running toward the top of the rock. Anything? Thank you for your help!
  4. Fossilized Coral - ?!?!

    I know I’m always posting “stuff” and I’m trying to patiently wait until I’m sure I have a fossil this time, so you all don’t kick me off here haha!!......but I found this yesterday on the riverbank of the Huron River. It’s in the north central area of Ohio. And I couldn’t wait to ask about it! What do you think is it coral? Thanks for your help.
  5. Shatter rock maybe???

    Would this be considered a shatter rock? Found in Huron River in North central Ohio area. Thanks for alll information.
  6. Is this a fossil?

    Found in a river area in north central Ohio. Would the little dark areas be fossils possibly?
  7. What’s on the bottom of this ?

    I believe it’s a flint core because it feels really soft and smooth. I love it’s look but when I look at the end of it there’s a golden color (please tell me it’s gold)! I’m sure it’s not .... haha... it won’t wash off or scratch off easily. Any ideas? Thanks for your help! Found in Ohio in a field ,in North central area.
  8. Coral or volcanic rock maybe?

    Found in a river in north central Ohio area..Thought it might be coral?
  9. Looks like a leaf.......?

    Found in a river near the north central part of Ohio. It looks like a full leaf to me. Can there actually be a fossilized leaf? I could google it I guess but I’d rather have your opinion and find out what it really is. Thanks for all information!
  10. Plant possibly?

    Found in a river in North central, Ohio area. Has some odd circular shapes on the top and is flat on the bottom. Also notice a much smaller tubular shape inside one area. Any thoughts? Thanks for all information!
  11. Mineral erosion?

    I think it’s sandstone. Thought it was an Indian artifact but I guess it isn’t. I’m guessing mineral erosion caused this???? Thanks for all information!
  12. Fossil?

    Fossil? Just really looks like something was once laying here. Do you see it?
  13. I’m pretty sure it’s nothing?

    Just an odd shape or something more?
  14. Help please?

    What are the little white bumps on top of this rock? Thanks for all help!
  15. Dense dark & shiny

    Was hoping it was dinosaur scat but then I noticed it was shiny in some places. Once I cleaned it I saw layering and I think “schist” making it shiny! It’s oddly very heavy . Found in a river in north central Ohio area. I saw one pic , somewhat similar that was said to be a plant. Any ideas? Thank you!
  16. Could worms had caused this?

    I picked this up because it was so unlike all the others in the same area. Each side seems so different. Was wondering if someone would explain what this rock is please? There are things coming out of it and holes where it looks like something may have laid in. Appreciate any information.
  17. Plant fossil???

    I’ve found other fern/plant fossils in this area. Is this one as well? If so, what’s on it? I have others to show as well. Found in Ohio in a river, north central area. Thanks for all information!
  18. Hello dear members, in this post I'll show you the fossil bonanza of Caesar Creek State Park, near Waynesville, Ohio. This summer I spent a day collecting fossils in Ohio and I visited three sites: Trammell (I talk about it here http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/98830-trammel-fossil-park-ohio/), Oakes Quarry and Caesar Creek State Parks. The latter was the best, both for finds and general experience. It is in fact regarded as the most accessible fossil hunting locality on Ohio: over 150 m (500 ft) of fossiliferous rocks are exposed, due to the works for the constuction of an emergency spillway back in 1978. Since then it has attracted the attention of paleontologist and amateurs. In order to collect, you have to sign an authorization at the nearby Visitor Center and you cannot use tools or collect specimens that are larger than the palm of your hand. Nevertheless, you'll find and be able to keep some exceptional material and I consider my experience as the best ever in a fossiliferous locality! Three formations crop out: Waynesville, Liberty and Whitewater formations. They date to the Upper Ordovician, a period when Ohio was covered by a shallow inland sea and was characterized by a tropical to subtropical climate. Beds of limestones and mudstones formed as the result of storm waves and currents; in a few cases the effects of super-hurricanes and tsunamis can be recorded. the fossil assemblage is dominated by clusters of brachiopods, bryozoans and horn corals. aragonitic fossils, such as bivalves, gastropods and nautiloids are preserved as internal molds. articulated and frequently enrolled trilobites can be found, as well as fragments of Isotelus, a very large trilobte and State Fossil of Ohio. In the Visitor Center a small diomara shows the Caesar Creek biota as it apparead in the Ordovician, alongside some fossils, including a perfectly-preserved Isotelus specimen. In the field, I collected fossils only from the ground, not on the walls (where you can only take pictures). i found a lot of isolated specimens, here I show the larger and more impressive clusters. Let's start with a picture of a section of the exposure And now the fossils! In the clusters, many kinds of fossils are preserved, in particular brachiopods and bryozoans, of which many species can be found. Horn corals are easily distinguishable: In this case, I think the cephalon of a trilobite can be seen: This was a huge Bryozoan cluster! And now, my favourite specimen, the genal spine of an Isotelus trilobite! Finally, a picture of me holding a rock densely-packed with bryozoans and brachiopods. all right, that's all! I hope you liked my post. I really loved the experience at Caesar Creek: everywhere you looked you could see museum-quality specimens. I spent only a couple hours at the site, but I have never seen so many fossils in a single place! I higly suggest anyone to pay visit, you wont't be disappointed. Thank you, Fabio
  19. Tristate Trilobite Hunt

    Hi all, This week I'm heading to the tristate area (Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky) for a trilobite hunting trip. It's unusual for me insofar as it's being run by my university. Usually I do my own recon, but since I don't really know where I'll be going (I assume we'll be visiting fairly well known localities), I was wondering if ya'll could help me out. I'm trying to figure which sites are famous in the area, and which layers to look in at those sites etc. I'd appreciate any info or advice! I'll be sure to return the favor by posting a full trip report when I get back.
  20. Trilobite Fragment?

    From the Caesar Creek Spillway in Ohio. Much detail was lost in my feeble attempt at prepping. What’s exposed here is probably just under an inch long; it’s pretty small.
  21. ID assist bone? Rock? Drilled or natural?

  22. Marine Fossils (Ohio)

    Figured I’d post one more while I’ve got the collection out. When I was younger, my grandfather had a gravel driveway put in. I assume it came from Ohio, although I have no idea in truth. I frequently picked through it and found a few fossils. The gravel is clearly made of marine sediment for the most part - I’ve found brachiopods, trilobite fragments, shells, etc. I just wonder what these two could be? The first one has a couple of different structures in it - I’m thinking sponge or coral for the main part. The second, I have no idea. It looks footprint-ish, but this doesn’t make sense due to the marine nature of the gravel. Any ideas? Thanks, Nate
  23. Tooth

    Walking the shore line tooth was found on beach. Looks like from a large mammal? Any idea which mammal it came from? thanks for any help you can provide
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