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  1. Bugabob

    Opal filled bone (?)

    Here’s a different kind of possible opal fossil from Australia. This was found in Winton, not lightning ridge. See the next post for the story behind it. I hope the opal fossil collectors and experts on here will weigh in with their opinions.
  2. Zenmaster6

    Pareidolia or Mosasaur Bone?

    Im in South Texas, Corpus Christi, which has no Cretaceous or even anything older than late pliocene material. However, architectural landscaping rock comes from the San Antonio Area due to its durability. I mostly check these beds for chert and flint to make arrowheads. One day I found this nodule and I was very interested to know there were fossilized bivalves here from the cretaceous. After more scrounging around I found loads of petrified palm wood and eventually something that caught my eye as bone.
  3. Praefectus

    Ammonites or Pareidolia: ID help

    Hello. A friend of mine was out collecting near Cibolo Creek in Texas and he thinks he found some nautiloids. I'm not sure about that identification. Can I get some opinions on if these are fossils or rocks. Thanks very much.
  4. butchndad

    Crab? Pareidolia? What?

    Like all of us I pick up a lot of maybes/I don’t knows. I took this one home for a better look. With the loupe I think I see something and crab is my best guess. The whole piece is 1.5 inches. I don’t want to believe this is geologic. Your help greatly appreciated.
  5. Offered through the link is one of our occasional interactions with someone who is either trolling TFF (great sport, apparently), or somewhat overwhelmed with runaway pareidolia. Our responses are also typical of how TFF works; presentations of the facts without any mockery or derision. We are here to help anyone seeking answers that are within our sphere of knowledge, but sometimes logic cannot prevail. >LINK<
  6. butchndad

    Big Brook pareidolia

    Picture this; he enters the brook at 7am. The sky is dark and thunderstorms are forecast. The canopy of trees darkens the stream. The water is dark and murky. something catches his eye. He pulls it out of the water and it’s dark and smooth and that shape. It cant be could it? that horn! A Steg? A Trice? for one brief moment time slows and stops and he stares in awe ah pareidolia
  7. FossilNerd

    A Longer and Muddier Stop

    I took a much needed break this morning and went fossil hunting for a couple of hours. I decided that I wanted to go back to the same water eroded hill that I made a quick stop at the other day. It rained last night, so the place was a muddy mess, but I had a good time and it took my mind off of things. It's supposed to rain here for the next 2-3 days. Can't wait to see what else is revealed afterwards. I'll stop in again. Preferably after it dries out for a couple of days. Here are pictures of the hillside that I have been working. The red clay is littered with rocks and fossils
  8. Hello everyone! I found myself in Vermont today, and through much cajoling I convinced my parents to allow a detour to a fossil site a forum member let me know about a year ago. It is from the Crown Point Formation, Ordovician in age. The first time time I was there, about a year ago, I collected a ton of trilobite cross sections. While those are cool, this time I wanted to focus on finding ones worn in a slightly more favorable fashion, and perhaps one worthy of prep. Unfortunately, I didn’t find any worthy of prep, but I did find some decent trilo-bits. Also came hom
  9. Don't blame the internet for pareidolia; it is in your genes. A head shaped rock that had been transported many kilometers 2.5 million years ago was found in Africa found with human ancestor remains and tools. See this interesting article: https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/first-sculpture-makapansgat-pebble-1269056 I wonder how many pounds of meat this was traded for.
  10. Just saw these listings. A good way to end the week is with some hilarious items...have a great weekend Dinosaur fossil organ: a stomach T-rex head Ceratopsian head Fossilized Skull of GORGONOPS yep GORGONOPS And lastly another skull this one from a Pachycephalosaurid
  11. I've got an odd thing. This vaguely torus-shaped object came in a ten pound bag of Peace River gravel. The gravel is heavily time-averaged and contains Miocene shark-teeth and Pleistocene mammal teeth. My object certainly doesn't look to be part of any tetrapod's skeleton, and while it could be an invert I've got a feeling that it doesn't have any biological origin at all. I'm pretty sure it's just an oddly-shaped 'leverite,' but it looks enough like a man-made thing to arouse my curiosity. Certainly the central hole has a smooth-bored appearance. It looks for all the world like a bead -- par
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