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  1. I keep hearing about Penn/Miss sites near the GA/AL border, and seeing that my collection is severely lacking, I am dying to find a formation exposure that isn't on the opposite end of the globe from where I am. I found some hope of finding a place with this scholarly article on NW GA (though it's an article that's older than my grandparents): https://epd.georgia.gov/sites/epd.georgia.gov/files/related_files/site_page/B-62.pdf 2 formations stuck out from what I could make of it from my first quick skim: • Vandever Formation • Rockcastle Formation These two appear to produce some pretty nice Penn. flora. Would love to go and hunt these formations for their treasures! Locations and availability information? Thanks in advance!
  2. ice age?

    Found in an ancestral Mississippi river channel deposit, Deposit is around 50,000 years old. Specimen is completely mineralized. I don't see much material like this, and any thing I offer would be a total guess. Opinions?
  3. Wilson's Clay pit harpersville fm

    Wilson's Clay pit. Brown County Texas. Harpersville fm. Been told plant. Seed fern? Pteridospermophyta?
  4. Fungi, Algae, Chert?

    Fungi, Algae, Chert? Location: SE Portage County, Central Wisconsin, USA. Geology: South Western advance of Green Bay Glacial Lobe. Former Glacial Lake Oshkosh. Niagara Escarpment Debris. My land. Ordovician onward. Size: 5 cm by 7.25 cm by 4 cm. Needing lots of help on this one. Different than most of my finds. Have been told it could be fungi, algae or just a rock. Texture is waxy in parts with crystals in others. Looks like a mushroom, but looks can always deceive. Comments appreciated on what it might be and era. Thank you. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4783/40769961972_1401c223fe_z.jpg[/img]f1[/url] rul 1 rul 2 rul 2 rul 2 rul 4 rul 4 rul 4 rul 4 schroom 1 schroom 1 schroom 1 by Fernwood Acres, on Flickr schroom 5 schroom 6 rul 3
  5. Mystery fossil from N. Sulphur River

    After a nice day on the North Sulphur River, one of the things I found was this unusual fossil. Any ideas on what it is?
  6. I need an ID on this fossil

    I found this near a pond in Ohio. I have no clue what it is except for the fact that it is a fossil, any information will be helpful!
  7. Plant fossils in flint?

    These were found in Bexar County, TX. They look like plants to me, but wanted to confirm.
  8. Cold but sunny today,few field pictures to start
  9. Hi everyone. I recently visited a quarry at the north of Spain (more specifically a geographical area called "El Bierzo", famous for its fossils from the carboniferous era) and I found this one, which looks like tree bark with some particular marks. I have found several well preserved fossils at the same quarry but I will upload the pictures later. I have been looking for information about this one in particular but I haven't found out what type of tree it is, has anybody seen this before? Thank you very much!
  10. Well, the Groundhogs have spoken, - 6 more weeks of Winter are in store for North America. Not the best of hunting weather, but we do have some hardcore folks who go out, no matter the temperatures or ground/water conditions! I salute all of you who do go out, and find amazing things in the winter. For those of you who have finished prep in a nice warm lab, or hunted for microfossils by the roaring fire, it is time to post up whatever you have found or completed prepping. Read the rules carefully, and post away! ************************************************************* Remember...PLEASE carefully read all of the rules below, ... make sure you include all the required information, in the requested format, and submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for Prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds. Best of success to all, and good hunting! Entries will be taken until midnight on FEBRUARY 28th. Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month. To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery. *********************************** Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests 1. You find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found by you. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS. 2. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per contest category.) 3. Your Fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or most of the significant Preparation of your Fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest. 4. You must include the Date of your Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Discovery date (if not found in the contest month). 5. Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. 6. You must include the common or scientific name. 7. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the Fossil was found. 8. You must include the State, Province, or region where the Fossil was found. 9. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims. Shortly after the end of the Month, separate Polls will be created for the Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month. In addition to the fun of a contest, we also want to learn more about the fossils. So, only entries posted with a CLEAR photo and that meet the other guidelines will be placed into the Poll. *******Please use the following format for the required information:******* Date of discovery Scientific or Common name Geologic Age or Geologic Formation State, Province, or Region found Photos (if prepped, before and after photos, please.) Photos of the winning specimens may be posted to TFF's Facebook page. Once the Contest Submission period has ended, after all the votes are tallied, and the Polls for both categories are closed, we will know the two winning Finds of the Month for FEBRUARY 2018 ! Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry! Good luck!
  11. Did I find a plant fossil?

    Hi, I just thought I would ask others if this looks like a plant stalk. I thought it looked kind of like a palmetto trunk (but much smaller). Won't hurt my feelings if you think its a rock, but the repetitive pattern just made me want to ask - maybe others have seen similar specimens? It is very dense and polished from ocean/sand tumbling. (I didn't include a picture of the opposite side because it was crushed/broken and had no valuable detail) Thanks,
  12. Hello folks, So, I rarely do trades anymore (I used to do them all the time), but I have recently taken a bit of an interest in plant fossils. I don't live in a great place for collecting them, but I do live in a great place for vertebrate fossils and marine invertebrates. If any members out there have some extra plant fossils collecting dust and would like to exchange them for some vertebrate fossils, let me know. I've always specialized in hunting for Pleistocene vertebrate fossils from sites that produce lots of color variety, so I have a ton of that material. I also have a fair amount of Miocene shark teeth, Eocene echinoids, Plio-Pleistocene gastropods and bivalves. As far as my Pleistocene material, I really couldn't even begin to list what I have. Just let me know if you have a special interest in something from that period that lived here in Florida. The only plant fossils I probably wouldn't be interested in are isolated pieces of petrified wood, since I have sites where I can find that stuff myself. I may also be interested in trades for something else besides just plant fossils. EDIT: If you happen to be growing any cool plants, I would possibly trade for those too. -Cris
  13. Carboniferous Nut?

    After hunting through some loose sediment a few days ago, I dug up something that looks very much like an acorn/nut at first glance. I come across lots of compressed plant material and the occasional 3D fossil, but this is a pretty unique one. The area is very close to a soft rock site of Duckmantian deposits from Carboniferous limestone in north Wales, UK. I can't find much to identify exactly what it might be....so over to you guys!
  14. Fossil?

    Hi All, Wondering if you could give me some feedback. Is this a fossil, preservation? Cell plates are visible and imprints. Photos taken wet. Thanks!! Kim
  15. Plant or animal?

    Is this plant or shell?
  16. Plant material?

    This is obviously not a seed fern fossil, but the "fossil guy" at the flea market across the river in Jersey told me that it is a fern. My understanding was that it is petrified plant material, a petrified fern. I'm not confident in his identification as he, I now know, missed several identifiable pieces (crinoid columnals and a chunk of perfect rose quartz, for example) or simply wasn't as into looking as he said he was. So, I need another ID! Again, as usual, it was found under the bridge behind my house in Bucks County, PA along the creek not far from the Delaware river.
  17. Hi all, Was hoping someone here might know what type of plant material this is. I'm pretty sure it is from the Wianamatta Group and was found while bushwalking in the Hornsby district of Sydney. I'm thinking it may be a form of equisetum stem? Thanks, Kind regards, Roy
  18. Carboniferous tree fern

    Two days ago I bought this nice fossil for a very convenient price at a local shop. Unfortunately, the seller could not remember key informations about this specimen, but he told me that it probably was Pecopteris and came from Germany. I want to identify it for a proper display alongside my other Carboniferous fossils, but I need again some help from a more experienced collector. In my opinion it is very similar, if not identical, to an other Acitheca (Pecopteris) polymorpha specimen I previously identified on an old topic thanks to this wonderful community. It may be the same plant, but I'm not sure. I am also skeptical about its German origin, is it reliable? Here is the upper side of the fossil: Pinnules detail from the other side (not exceptional quality, but I tried to make them more clear with a flashlight) Thanks in advance for your help!
  19. sponge/coral/sea plant

    2 photos of this. is 2.5 cm tall, in the area which is 3-5million years range i found also a lot of the 3rd photo, oysters and other fossillized stuff.
  20. Hi all, On a recent trip to the seaside cliffs of Port Waikato, NZ, I found this little beauty amongst the indistinguishable fossilised plant matter that is common along the beach. Does anyone have an idea of what it might be? According to geological maps, the area that I found this in was a part of the Apotu group (Late Jurassic), although could of also been from the nearby Huriwai group. Cheers, TJ
  21. Skin?

    Had to move 4300 lbs of landscaping rock and came acrossed this. No idea where the rock originally came from. They called it 'red cedar rock' . Any help is appreciated
  22. Nice weather again ,
  23. Another plant or maybe an insect?

    This one has the black coloring of some of my plant fossils but the shape suggests an insect to me. Could just be my imagination. Any suggestions?
  24. Archaeocalamites (??) sp.

    From the album Pocono Group Plant Fossils

    This was a plant fragment preserved in a piece of coal from the Pocono. It takes on a Calamites appearance.