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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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??
  13. 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.
  14. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends October 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Phyllograptus typus & Tshallograptus tridens (graptolites) - Early Ordovician, Bendigonian Formation - Spring Gully, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia 2. Zamites gigas or Otozamites graphicus - Middle Jurassic, Aalenian, Saltwick Formation - Yorkshire, England 3. Favosites placenta (tabulate coral with epibionts) - Mid-Devonian, Hungry Hollow Formation - South Pit, Hungry Hollow, Arkona, Ontario, Canada 4. Hildoceras ammonite - Toarcian (Jurassic) - Yorkshire, England 5. Aphelaspis brachyphasis trilobite - Conasauga Formation, Middle Cambrian - Murray County, GA 6. Zaphrentis rugose cup coral - Middle Devonian - Dauksiai Village, Joniskis District, Northern Lithuania 7. Lingulida brachiopod - Early Cambrian - Siauliai City, Northern Lithuania 8. cf. Thalassocystis striata (non-calcareous alga as carbonized compression) - Schoolcraft Formation, Middle Silurian (Niagaran Series) - Manistique, MI 9. cf. Leperditia sp. ("giant" Ostracod) - Schoolcraft Formation, Middle Silurian (Niagaran Series) - Manistique, MI 10. Syringopora sp. coral - Naco Formation, Pennsylvanian - Northern Gila County, AZ 11. Crassostrea gigantissima oyster valve - Sandersville Limestone, Late Eocene, 33 mya - Sandersville, GA 12. Hippurites nabresinensis rudist - Campanian, St. Bartholomä-formation (Gosau-group) - St. Bartholomä, Styria, Austria 13. Blister pearl in Pycnodonte oyster - Cretaceous - Monmouth County, NJ
  15. Crinoid fossil?

    Hey I was wondering if the stuff next to the crinoid stem is part of the plant and not just smaller stems. All I find are crinoid stems so I was wondering if this was part of the actual crinoid. Found In Cincinnati.
  16. Hold fasts?

    I believe these are holdfasts?... not real good ones but possibly if I clean them up a bit.
  17. First ever find - Sydney NSW.

    This is my first ever find on my first ever fossil hunting trip with my 4 year old son. It appears to be a nice plant imprint. I found it in loose shale on Narabeen Head, Sydney, NSW. Would be nice to get confirmation of what it is, I'm very new to this. Thanks in advance for any comments.
  18. 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
  19. I went for the last time this summer to my fav carboniferous sites,few nice pieces on the first site
  20. I found these today in Henderson Harbor NY along the shore. One looks like a plant of some kind and the other a cephalopods of some kind? No clue as I've never found something like this and can't find anything similar online for the plant like one. Any help would be amazing and thank you!
  21. Green River Formation plant?

    I started picking at the back of one of my fish from the green river formation. To my surprise as I picked away matrix I stumbled across a patch of black substance. I continued to follow said substance as far as it went and the result was what looks to me like some kind of plant material. My first guess was a cat tail, but I have been unable to locate the stalk. Maybe it's a piece of petrified wood? I'm stumpt by this. If anyone can help me identify whatever this is it would be much appreciated.
  22. Pennsylvanian Plant Identification

    I collected at a deposit yesterday near Locust Gap, PA and came back with several plant fossils, including this unknown bark. My initial thought is that it of calamites sp. but the gap between the striations is much larger than what I ordinarily associate with calamites. The first two photos are of the unknown bark and the third photo is of what I know to be calamites. I hope you can see the difference.
  23. Rock with plant "drawings"

    Hi! I've found that rock on a cliff near some fisherman houses by a beach here from my town. There are some vulcanic rocks on the area too. Here are some pictures of the rock. I found those "plant marks" strange. Could that be a fossil?
  24. Saturday was a nice day to hunt in the carboniferous of Northern France First site with a Lepidodendron plate,Pecopteris plate,Alethopteris frond,
  25. Small wormlike fossils in hard mineral

    I'm still brand new here, and hoping that help from the ID posts will get me moving in the right direction. We have so many fossils here in Cincinnati and the outlying regions.. Thank you for helping!
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