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Found 36 results

  1. Mid-winter plants

    Last week I went to Silesia region, which is famous for coal mines - and of course heaps of coal to go through. First I went to Knurów, which has an active mine - but they let hunters browse the fresh output Here are some of the finds:
  2. Unidentified Fossil Embedded in Rock

    Cant figure out what's embedded in this rock. Anybody know? The 3rd Pic is of a different rock found in the same area with a similar pattern on it. Found in Riley Co, KS - Flint hills
  3. From the album Carboniferous Plant Fossils in My Collection

    © Copyright (c) 2019 by Michael Tomczyk. All rights reserved.

  4. Lepidodendron

    From the album Carboniferous Plant Fossils in My Collection

    © Copyright (c) 2019 by Michael Tomczyk. All rights reserved.

  5. Neuropteris

    From the album Carboniferous Plant Fossils in My Collection

    © Copyright (c) 2019 by Michael Tomczyk. All rights reserved.

  6. Annularia

    From the album Carboniferous Plant Fossils in My Collection

    © Copyright (c) 2019 by Michael Tomczyk. All rights reserved.

  7. Sphenophyllum_Pennsylvanian_St Clair

    From the album Carboniferous Plant Fossils in My Collection

    © Copyright (c) 2019 by Michael Tomczyk. All rights reserved.

  8. From the album Carboniferous Plant Fossils in My Collection

    © Copyright (c) 2019 by Michael Tomczyk. All rights reserved.

  9. Carbondale PA

    Hello everyone! I am in the process of investigating the fossil site in Carbondale PA but can't seem to find the exact place where to go or any directions, there were some things I saw on the forum but they look like they are on private property. If anybody knows about it new insight would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  10. Is this fossilised wood/bark?

    Hi, First time post of this site so hopefully I’ve made it correctly, seems to be heaps of knowledgeable/passionate people here. Just wondering if anyone can indentify this for me? It looks like Fossiled pieces of bark. It’s approximately 60cms long, 25cms wide and 3cms thick. In three joining pieces. I found it near a quarry in Ipswich Queensland Australia that is mostly shale and contains Triassic marker plants such as Dicroidium. Any help would be appreciated.
  11. Hi, a month back I bought these two plant fossils at a shop. But unfortunatly the guy at the store forgot to put the information card of them in the box. :/ What I can remember reading when I bought them was that they were from the Triassic era and that they were found in the Bruchsal area in Germany. But that's unfortunatly all I could remember, I don't know their exact age or species. I tried to research the exact age of the fossils found in that area or what species can be found there, but unfortunatly in my search I did not find any anwsers, only one guy with pictures of the same fossil species from the same area and age, but unfortunatly I did not get a reply back from the guy. So I was hoping one of you guys here could help me to ID the fossil. Thanks in advance! photo hosting
  12. Is it a leaf?

    Here's another one from Cincinnati, do you think this is plant matter? Possibly a leaf? Thank you!
  13. The Florissant Fossil Quarry in Florissant, Colorado, has been on my list of places to visit. It is just outside the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument west of Colorado Springs. As much as I would have liked to go dig at the quarry, I knew that wouldn’t happen this year. So I decided to order some shale from the quarry and have it shipped to me. Even at $7.50 per pound plus shipping it was less expensive to buy the shale than to spend a week on the road getting there and back from California. After emailing Nancy Anderson at the quarry to work out the details, I mailed off my check for 20 pounds of shale and received two boxes by priority mail about a week later. I have only just started going through it but I thought I would give you this early update. The quarry is known for its plant and insect fossils, with an occasional fish or bird. These fossils come from the Eocene epoch, about 34 million years ago. The quarry’s website doesn’t go into stratigraphy but according to the National Monument website the fossils in the quarry come from the Lower Shale Unit of the Florissant Formation, which does not appear in the park itself. First thing I did was weigh the boxes and as expected, I got what I ordered plus maybe a little bit more. Here is what one of the boxes looks like when opened. Only a small portion of the shale is spread out on the blue tarp, there is much more still in the bag. Here’s the instruction sheet that came in the box. They recommend preserving it with a mix of 1 part Elmer’s glue to 2 parts water, then coating with clear Krylon. The shale is easily fractured so I definitely want to protect it, but if anyone has better recommendations, let me know. Here’s a typical piece. The thin bands of shale are separated by an occasional layer of what one reference calls tufaceous siltstone. There are no identifiable fossils in the siltstone, they are all in the thin layers of shale. I decided to throw together a fixture to help hold the shale while I was splitting it. I just took a few boards I had laying around and using clamps and screws, created a corner against which I could set the rock in place. I have a thin spring steel chisel I originally bought to split Green River fish that works pretty well for the first round of splits. Close-up of fixture. I soon realized I need to use a microscope and needle probes to really find things and clean them up. Here is my microscope setup. A lot of the shale has unidentifiable bits and pieces of organic material, but I’ve already started discovering a few interesting things. Here are a couple of partial leaf fossils. Here is another well-defined leaf that looks something like a willow. Here’s the most interesting thing I’ve found so far. It looks like some sort of winged insect. It is pretty small and I would have never discovered it without the microscope and needle probes. Close-up of head. Note the two compound eyes. I’ve only been through a couple of pounds of rock, still plenty more to go. I will keep you posted if I find anything interesting.
  14. Tampa Bay Marine Plant/Coral Fossil?

    Hi Again, Since I am an Artist I find this tiny triangular Tampa Bay Agatized Coral to be so intricate and Natures' Art! Measuring 1 1/2 " at the widest points and 7/8" wide. Look closely to both sides. The first pic is side A. The second pic is the flip side B. It looks like little plants and/or critters and one with a snail swirl above it. What do you see? Thanks TFF.
  15. Fern from Athens, Ohio

    Hello TFF, I found what I am most certain is a fern in Athens, Ohio while I was doing oreintation for college last summer. The fossil is very faint and I’m not sure what formation it belongs to nor the species. I plan on giving it to my father for Father’s Day because while he doesn’t collect fossils he loves plant fossils and finds my hobby fascinating. I know he’ll love it, even if this is my only fern I’ve found to date. I did manage to get some other plant bits which I am unsure of, I’ll try and get an ID later. If anyone could help that would be greatly appreciated.
  16. Maybe Arabidopsis sp? Size about 3cm long.
  17. Found near Ilion NY. Chaetocladus algae sp? Fossil about 8 cm
  18. Possible Algae Fossil?

    Found this in a creek bed behind my house. It's a piece of shale I found about 6-8 inches deep in sediment. It was about to open up on its own so I sprayed some water into it with the garden hose and it popped right open. That's when I noticed the black spot towards the center of it. I didn't think anything of it until I wiped it off and noticed what looked like fibrous ends jutting off along the edges. I know it's possible to find plant material in the area but I didn't notice any obvious stems. That's when I thought it could be an algae of some sort. It practically disappears when dry so I have to wet it to take photographs of it. I don't want to keep messing with it since it seems very fragile. If it is in fact algae, I figured the darker area towards the bottom and center would be more of the "matted" area, while the fibrous sprouts would be the edges. If it wasn't for the perfect symmetry, it's in shale, and the fibrous ends I wouldn't have given it a second look. It's nothing spectacular but it would definitely be a very unexpected find if it turns out to be plant material. It is 5cm tall at it's longest and 3cm at its widest. There is some more randomly placed black areas and what appears to be more fibrous ends. Some of it totally disappears when its dry. I was hoping someone here could either confirm or deny if it is algae or at least plant material. I live in the Waynesville/Anheim Formation if that helps. Thanks! P.S. It was very hard to get decent images of the specimen since it is practically only visible while wet which caused glare. The fibers are very, very small. Some of the images are at 250x magnification. Because of this, some debris may be visible in the images.
  19. Mazon Fossil

    I know I've seen this type of fossil in images--sometime and somewhere, but I can't find them any more. Does anyone have an ID for this Mazon Creek fossil? The concretion measures 2-5/16 x 1-1/4".
  20. Oldest Plant Fossil Found in India

    The oldest plant fossil, 1.6 billion year old red algae, was found inside a stromatolite in India. The race is now on to find the world's oldest herbivore fossil. Kudos to the person that finds a reference to the oldest single cell and multi cell fossilized herbivores. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170314150937.htm
  21. Here is a nice plant fossils! there are all from South Korea. I interested for mammal and dino's bone and there teeth, and amber.
  22. Korea great quality leaf fossil

    From the album cheney's korean plant fossil collection

    this is a great quality leaf fossil. but it is not perfect ㅠㅠ
  23. Korea leaf and wood fossil

    From the album cheney's korean plant fossil collection

    this is a great fossil include leaf and wood fossil. we can see them both.
  24. Korea plant fossil

    From the album cheney's korean plant fossil collection

    i think it is a plant fossil. but i don't know what is this i.d
  25. Korea plant fossil

    From the album cheney's korean plant fossil collection

    this is a good quality fossil. i think it is a plant fossil. but i don't know what is this i.d
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