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  1. Fortress of Solitude

    Found this in a parking lot gravel bed. Thoughts?
  2. Plant ID

    I recently purchased this nodule (about 5cm in length) with a Bothrodendron twig. There was also the cup shaped inclusion Any ideas?
  3. Plant Fossil

    I found this nice plant fossil at the base of the cliff last year. I think it's my best plant so far I'm sure my usual pen would be way too strong and easily damage this delicate fossil. I think removing some of the rock at the right hand side of the fern could make it look better. I'm tempted to try and just split it off but i know it could damage fern. What are your thoughts?
  4. Strange Markings on Rock?

    At Titlow Beach Washington state (Eocene) I found this weird pattern. probably just minerals or something strange but I still wanted to be sure. It came from under a rock we chipped the top off.
  5. Wispy Mazon Creek Plant?

    This fossil split a few weeks ago and it has me puzzled. It's from the Mazon River itself and consists of many wispy fibers, with some carbonization at the tips. The edges of a Neuropteris fimbriata leaf have a frayed look that is sort of similar, but the rest doesn't look right. Another possibility I considered was it being some sort of highly degraded non-specific fibrous plant material. But I have not been able to find anything that matches it exactly in my guidebooks. Any ideas?
  6. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends February 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Flexicalymene senaria association with gastropod steinkern Fusispira nobilis - Verulam Formation, Middle Ordovician (472-461 mya) - Brechin, Ontario, Canada 2. Lithophaga sp. (steinkern) in upper valve of radiolitid rudist - St. Bartholomä Formation (Campanian), Cretaceous (83-72 mya) - St. Bartholomä, Styria, Austria 3. Eucycloscala sp. gastropod - Middle Oxfordian, Late Jurassic (163-157 mya) - Juodikiai quarry, Klaipeda district, Northwestern Lithuania 4. Modiolopsis sp. bivalve mollusk - Ludlow Group, Late Silurian (427-423 mya) - Kursenai town, Siauliai district, Northern Lithuania 5. Eldredgeops rana trilobite with predation or scavenging marks - Silica Shale Formation, Middle Devonian (390 mya) - Paulding, OH, USA 6. Manticoceras sp. (goniatite) - Frasnian Matagne Formation, Late Devonian (382-372 mya) - Chimay area, Belgium 7. Mortoniceras sp. ammonite - Duck Creek Formation, Late Cretaceous (102-100 mya) - North TX, USA 8. Kainops invius trilobite - Bois D’Arc Formation, Lower Devonian (419-410 mya) - Clarita, Oklahoma (Theisons quarry) 9. Ogygiocarella sp. (debuchi?) trilobite - Llanvirn Series, Middle Ordovician (467-458 mya) - West Shropshire, UK 10. Nobiliasaphus nobilis trilobite - Dariwillian, Middle Ordovician (467-458 mya) - La Dominelais, France 11. Hash plate containing Fifeocrinus tielensis, Archaeocidaris sp., Orthoceras sp? Ureocrinus sp? Blackhall Limestone, Scottish Lower Limestone Formation, Visean, Lower Carboniferous (336-326 mya) - Seafield, Scotland
  7. Plant fossil from Pennsylvania

    I recently acquired this multi species fern fossil from a friend who said it came from Pennsylvania. I wonder if anyone knows the age and species of the plants here? Thanks for looking.
  8. Alabama fossil ID

    Hello! I'm new to the forum and have a fossil I need some help with. I am very familiar with crinoids, as I grew up in north-central Alabama and they're everywhere. However, I'm not sure what this one is. It was found in Blount County, AL in a creek. Here are photos of the entire piece with two areas circled, and a couple of closer-ups. The bit in the upper left of the first photo looks like plant material to me, but I'm not sure about the rest. I'm happy to provide more photos or info if it would help. Thanks for your help!
  9. Bumpy red thing?

    Found washed up shore of Lake Superior. It is hard like a rock and smooth but bumpy. Some type of fossil seed?
  10. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends December 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Aphelaspis brachyphasis trilobite - Conasauga Formation, Late Cambrian (~500 mya) - Chatsworth, GA 2. Diptera indet. insect - Green River Formation, Parachute Creek Member, Eocene (~48 mya) - Douglas Pass, CO 3. Devonaster eucharis seastars - Mahantango Formation, Middle Devonian (392-385 mya) - Sparrowbush, NY 4. Serpulid operculum (species and genus indet.) - Meerssen Member, Maastricht Formation, Late Cretaceous (66 mya) - ENCI Quarry, Maastricht, Netherlands 5. Eurypterus remipes eurypterid - Fiddlers Green Formation, Phelps Member, Upper Silurian (~410 mya) - Ilion (Herkimer County), NY 6. Scaphitid ammonoid - Mancos Shale, Albian-Campanian, Late Cretaceous (~110-80 mya) - Chama, NM 7. Hippochrenes amplus gastropod - Barton Formation/Group, Eocene (~40 mya) - Hamphshire, UK
  11. Possible root fossil?

    Hello guys, I would like to ask you about one fossil that I found the last summer in Huelva (Spain), lower pliocene. In the area, I found bivalves, thalassinoides, gyrolithes and some crab rest. But the thing that most impressed me was the next. I asked in a Spain forum and someone told me that could be a root, but I can not find information about it on the Internet. The dark brown part is very sensitive to touch, melts to the touch. Thanks you, Daniel. Video:
  12. geological or some sort of plant?

    this item is about 2.5 to 3 inches the point of interest is the long impression, I am thinking it is some sort of Plant? also included are some micro photos of some scale type impressions on the stone is these impressions geological or some sort of plant? found in gravel load west of Houston Texas the gravel was from the Brazos River.
  13. Amber inclusion ID please

    Hi guys, 3mm long in Baltic amber. Was wondering if this was a seed or a leaf? Best images I can do I'm afraid. @Amber Man
  14. seeds or nuts?

    I think I posted these years ago but I don't know what happened to that. I acquired these from the same old (late) rockhound couple from whom I got a number of other 'orphaned' items that caused me to join the Forum looking for more info. The people I got them from could not remember where they came from. They are obviously some sort of nut or seed. They are rather lightweight, but they still sink in water and are almost rocklike, which you can tell by tapping them on your teeth. If they aren't fossil, I'd say they've been buried for some time. For all I know they could be from around here. Most of the old couple's stuff was from around here on the Island (Upper Cretaceous Nanaimo Group, mostly), though they did have some stuff from elsewhere in North America too. Also, every now and then I come across something in my hunts that are reminiscent, such as the thing in the next post below, though this one is squashed - perhaps the 4 above came out of one of the coal-producing formations in Nanaimo area. But if on the other hand someone recognizes them from a different location, or what their ID may be, I'd appreciate knowing about it.
  15. Hi folks - new to the forum. This is my very first post. I took the advice of fossil guy and checked out Matoaka Beach today. The temps were supposed to be warmer than usual. A little rainy. All of the rain we have had lately led me to believe there might be some wash outs along the cliff. Found several Chesapecten, coral, big barnacles, and clams. Below are pics of things I can't ID and was hoping for some help. Two pieces look like bone. Would love to get the forums thoughts!
  16. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends December 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Echinolampas hemisphaericus urchin - Miocene/Burdigalian (16-23 ma) - Sesimbra, Portugal 2. Mercenaria sp. - Pleistocene - Cape Hatteras, NC 3. Coilopoceras inflatum ammonite - Upper Cretaceous (Turonian) Juana Lopez Mbr. of the Mancos Shale - Sandoval County, NM 4. Itagnostus interstrictus trilobite - Middle Cambrian, Wheeler Shale - House Range, UT 5. Harpoceras serpentinum ammonite plate - Lower Jurassic (Lias/Toarcian) - Postbauer-Heng (near Altdorf), Germany 6. Clypeaster sp. urchin - Miocene/Burdigalian (16-23 ma) - Sesimbra, Portugal
  17. Feather like fossil

    This is a fossil that a friend gave me. I have no idea where it originated, although CO or NE could be a good guess. Any idea what it is? It is very fine. It looks to me like a feather, but under the microscope it doesn't have any of the features of a feather. The fibers are just straight and very thin. The pictures are of the two opposing sides, which fit together.
  18. Please help identify geologic or biologic

    Hello everyone, Please help me identify if this is a possible plant or mineral. First time posting, thank you for your help.
  19. Pennsylvanian oddity

    Revisited a site today that I believe to be Pennsylvanian. Found this oddball. Fossil? Mineral? You can see some of the typical plant material from the site to the left on the same stone. Blade of grass is 3/8”-1/2” wide. Kind of looks septarianish now that I look at it again.
  20. Pennsylvanian Plant Questions

    Last week, I was in NE Ohio for my nephew's wedding. During my spare time, I ran across to Ambridge Pa. and collected a few fossils. In trying to ID everything I found, I came up with a few ?s for you plant experts. 1. Calamites leaf? 2. There are 2 bumpy things on this, top center (less obvious) and lower left. My guess is bark? 3. Sphenopteris?? 4. These are likely Pecopteris fronds of Psaronius fern trees. Can these two different species be further identified?
  21. Fossil sites around CT

    Hi everyone, I am new to this form and would like to know if there are any fossil sites in the general area around Connecticut. I myself live around Danbury CT and am not sure what places I could visit that are at most 4 hours of driving away from here. I have read about sites in PA like St.Clair and Carbondale but I believe both are closed now. Red Hill is also around that area but I don't know how I would get permission to go there. Also I don't really have a preference on type of fossil plants, fish, invertebrates, everything is welcome. Thank you
  22. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends November 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Acanthotelson stimpsoni shrimp - Francis Creek Shale, Middle Pennsylvanian - (Mazon Creek) Braceville, IL 2. Eastonillaenus goonumblaensis Illaenid trilobite - Late Ordovician (Latest Eastonian) - West of Parkes, NSW, Australia 3. Vaccinites alpinus (Douvillé, 1897) rudist - Campanian, St. Bartholomä-formation - St. Bartholomä, Styria, Austria 4. Sao hirsuta (Barrande, 1846), protaspid stage 3 trilobite larva - Middle Cambrian (drum, 504.5-500.5 MA), Buchava Formation - Tyrovice – Pod hruskou, Czech Republic 5. Pachydiscus paulsoni ammonite - Ozan Member of the Taylor Formation, upper Cretaceous - North Sulphur River, TX 6. Opalized pine cone - Virgin Valley Formation, Middle Miocene - Royal Peacock Opal Mine, Virgin Valley, Humbolt County, NV 7. Eldredgeops rana multiple plate - Middle Devonian/Windom Shale, Hamilton Group - Penn-Dixie Fossil Park, Blasdell, NY 8. Ocenebra erinaceus rock snail - Eemian, Pleistocene (130,000-115,000 years old) - Zandmotor, Netherlands
  23. Seeds?

    I have a couple of rocks that look like seeds. What do you think? Do those look like bite marks on the one on the left? Let's hear your thoughts. The one on the right was in pea gravel at a playground in Iowa, I find fossil shell fossils in pea gravel sometimes. I'm not sure where I got the other one, in central Iowa.
  24. Plant-like fragment ID?

    Found this fragment. Seems like it could be a relatively large thing. It's found with at lot of fossils of the kind in the last picture, if that helps. It's from Norway. And I guess that's all I know. If I was forced to guess, I'd say, maybe a sea anenomy??
  25. fossilized plant material?

    this was in a load of river rock here in Brookshire Texas west of houston....it looks like either some type of sea life or a fern of some kind you can see the feathery plant? drapped over the stone?...especially in the last pic....at least I hope you can got new camera but they forgot to send data cable.