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Found 25 results

  1. Hi, I live very close to big brook, NJ and have collecting many beautiful specimens of the oysters there. The oysters there are very unique, as they are some of the best and biggest of the species you can find in the world. I have many various specimens. Ill take any request for size, look, style as they all look different. Perhaps some like a more wavy pattern or separated pattern or a bubbly pattern. Im interested in anything you have to offer! I attached various pics to see. Although I have many and some even better.
  2. For a couple years I’ve noticed an exposed fossil oyster bed in a creek that I regularly survey for work. Recently, I decided to take a closer look to see if there were any interesting fossils besides oysters and found several shark and ray teeth weathering out of the bedrock. I believe these fossils are part of the middle Eocene coldwater sandstone, found in a creek in Southern California’s Conception Coast. I haven’t been able to find much literature describing the fossil shark species found in this formation so I’m not going to try to ID them just yet.
  3. I have enjoyed my trips to NSR and Mineral Wells, but they are a long enough drive from Gun Barrel City that I'm wanting to find closer places to hunt, for days when I don't have all day, or just want to stay closer to home. There isn't much to be found here in Henderson County, but Ellis and Navarro counties, just to the west, are both known to have fossils. I spent some time looking at google satellite images, picked out some likely places to look at, and did some scouting yesterday. It had rained the day before, so while I looked at several possible places to hunt, the only place I actually did some hiking in was a small creek bed that I thought wouldn't have too much water to deal with. It's in the southern part of Ellis County, and it does, indeed, have some fossils. Here's a view of the creek bed, and what I brought home.
  4. Need help identifying these fossils

    Fossil hunting in Long Creek Hood County Texas, found these (all the same shape) fossils. Are they a pelecypod, oyster, gryphaea? Any suggestions appreciated! It almost looks like a weathered bi-valve. See the last pic I posted.
  5. Utah oysters

    Hello everyone, I found these oysters while driving by in Utah along Cottonwood Canyon Road. I would really appreciate any help on the species and formation they came out of. The outcrop contained a lot of black sand. Thank you. General pic:
  6. Florida oyster fossils

    I live in the Apalachicola area of Florida. I love looking for unusual beach finds. On a small stretch of bayside beach I find these old oyster shell parts. I am wondering how old they might be. I think they have to be several million years old because there are so many layers of shell. Can anyone give me more information about them? Thank you, clane
  7. capital reef utah oysters

    Hello all, I’d appreciate help with two sets of oyster fossils from Capital Reef, Utah. This post has one object, another post will have the other, due to photo size constraints. These were collected to the E of Capital Reef, in south of Rt 24, 4.2 miles outside the park, on a road heading south. From other discussion, I see references to a limited range of species found here, some posts on the Forum and other places, say they find a single species (Pycnodonte). I think I have something different.The pictures on this post are a cluster rounded oblong shapes, ranging from about 1” to somewhat larger. The picture is from the top and from the bottom. Any help appreciated. Thanks. Tom
  8. Hello everyone! I have been sorting through my collection and have some bivalve fossils to trade. These 5 million year old oysters come from a roadcutting near Shell Hill, in South Australia. The locality is a large oyster bed with 99% of the fossils being from oysters. The locality is believed to be the only one of its kind above the surface in the Southern Hemisphere. There is more shells than what is seen in the photo. In return I would like some other bivalves or shells from your local area. (I am especially looking for shells from European or Asian countries US states other than Maryland and Florida but am happy to receive anything ) Countries I am especially interested in: Germany Spain Portugal Canada If you are interested, just chuck me a PM. Thanks, Daniel
  9. Are these all oysters?

    Hey, these pieces were found in the Normandy, France at the Falaises des Vaches Noir near Houlgate. I was wondering if these are all oysters and oysters pieces or if theres also something different?
  10. Does anyone know what kind of oyster these are? They were collected within the Cretaceous Glen Rose Limestone near Spring Branch, Texas.
  11. Forams bound to oysters?

    Hey all, I am working on a project within the Glen Rose Formation of Spring Branch, Texas. Could somebody take a look at these giant forams (Orbitolina texana) and see what the binding organism is. I originally thought they were oysters but now my professor suggests that they make be barnacles instead... These forams are roughly half a centimeter in diameter
  12. Barker, Chris and Nielson, R. LaRell, "Oysters and Mammoths: Fossils in Central Texas, Texas Academy of Science, 2017 Field Trip. Faculty Publications. 16. http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/geology/16 Also, there is: Bongino, J.D., 2007. Late quaternary history of the Waco Mammoth site: environmental reconstruction and interpreting the cause of death (Doctoral dissertation). https://baylor-ir.tdl.org/baylor-ir/handle/2104/5047 Yours, Paul H.
  13. Hello esteemed experts, fellow learners and everyone else. I discovered lately, north of limassol, northwest of Amathus ancient city, 15 miles in, a 3miles by 1mile oval-ish rock formation, 300-400 ft tall, nice views villas and many nice fossils. I am gathering as much as possible, before it gets totally built over (sadly at around 60% now) So. I know what some of them are, or I could research, but why take the joy of sharing island fossils and the group learning opportunity go to waste? I have 50 or more fossils, 100eds of fragments, many concretions suspected to contain goodies, few nothings, and a lot of excitement! Any prep work needed was done with a small geometry tool with 2 needles (diabetes i thing) and custom made iron chisel, with a soft handle so that no hammer is needed. 1)big fatty 1/2 bivalve, 6x6x4cm T.B.C
  14. Fossil of a clam ON an oyster?

    What would you call this? Does it count as a fossil if it's not in sediment? Saw this on eBay advertised as "One in a Billion Ultra Rare Find: Clam Shell Fossil Imprint on an Oyster Shell"
  15. Starfish / Oyster association

    Recently, I did some prep work on a couple of specimens that may turn out to be new crab species. This prep work was done in exchange for some trade specimens that I didn't have in my collection. As part of the trades, my new friend generous provided a starfish fossil. This starfish specimen was loose and a small part of one arm was missing. Since I prefer specimens in the matrix, decided to try to mount the specimen in some matrix. However, since I didn't have matrix from the location, my friend later provided a slab with some oysters in it. Apparently, starfish are often found (when found) in association with oysters. Both sets of specimens needed some preparation. After prepping and reconstructing the missing part of the starfish and the oyster plate, I excavated and molded a spot for the starfish. Wanted to be able to remove the starfish so you could look at the oral side. This starfish shows its madreporite and the small spines on the oral side. Very cool. I recognize that this was a created association, however, it represents an association found in natural environment of the locale. Hopefully, this plate falls within the preparation category. Finished this work in May. Wish I had taken pics of the befores and afters...Argg.
  16. C and D Canal Video

    I just put together a rather shakey video of the C & D Canal in New Castle County, Delaware in preparation for a trip I'm leading this fall. I didn't find anything Earth-shattering that day, but it gives and idea of the locale and the finds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMfXz-_B5fA&t=93s
  17. chesapeake bay fossils

    i found this in southern maryland in st leonards creek
  18. From the album Cretaceous

    Cliona cretacica (traces of boring sponge on Pycnodonte convexa (oyster shell) Upper Cretaceous Navesink Formation Poricy Brook Middletown, NJ.
  19. Pycnodonte Oysters from New Jersey

    From the album Cretaceous

    Pycnodonte convexa (oysters) Upper Cretaceous Navesink Formation Poricy Brook Middletown, NJ.
  20. Big Exogyra from New Jersey

    From the album Cretaceous

    Exogyra costata (large oyster) Upper Cretaceous Navesink Formation Poricy Brook Middletown, NJ.
  21. From the album Cretaceous

    Exogyra costata (specimen with both valves showing the right valve) Upper Cretaceous Navesink Formation Big Brook tributary Colts Neck, NJ.
  22. Exogyra from New Jersey

    From the album Cretaceous

    Exogyra costata (oyster) Upper Cretaceous Navesink Formation Poricy Brook Middletown, NJ.
  23. Fluvana Oysters

    Here are a sampling of the oysters(?) I found in Fluvana last year. Any help identifying them would be appreciated but would especially appreciate direction to good research materials to help me identify the rest of them, provided they are not all variations of the same type.
  24. I finally made it over to Waco Lake this weekend, and I've got to say, it was definitely worth it! Don't worry, I won't go back for awhile...
  25. collected

    From the album my collection 2013

    All of these I have collected from near where I live. Mostly a few types of Echinoids, but also brachiopods, gastropods, corals and oysters.
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