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  1. Devonian Unknown

    A few weeks ago, I visited a quarry in central Iowa more for the purpose of its well known and beautiful crystals, not it's fossils: I was told that most of the "vugs" were a result of fossil reabsorbtion and calcite deposition in the void. It was hard for me to comprehend until I started splitting open the few brachiopods that I found. They indeed were crystalized in the middle!! Here is one I split open: Here is the purpose of my post. The dark item is not anything I recognize. Most of the time "black" turns up in this area, I am told it is fish pieces. Does anyone have a suggestion of what part of a fish this would be, IF it is fish at all??
  2. Meramec River St. Louis mo

    I think I found this one in a quarry in St. Louis missouri that is about 1/4 of a mile from the Meramec River. I’ve included in picture of the entire rock and two zoomed images. I’m particularly interested in the tiny brown thing. The whole thing is about 3 cm wide X 5 .5 cm long. Thanks for your help!
  3. Does anyone know how/where to get permission into mulbring quarry, NSW and if possible any contact information?
  4. Does anyone know where i can get permission from to go into mulbring quarry and is there any required qualifications?
  5. The Florissant Fossil Quarry in Colorado is near the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, famous for Eocene plant and insect fossils. You can dig for fossils at the Quarry and they will also ship shale to you to hunt on your own. I’m probably not going to be able get out there any time soon so I was thinking about maybe having them ship some shale to me. But before I spend $7.50 per pound plus shipping for maybe 20 pounds of shale, I thought I should check to see if anyone has experience doing this. I know it sounds expensive but it is cheaper than taking a trip out there. Any thoughts?
  6. My first time making the trip into the Martin Marietta quarry at Belgrade this last Friday. It felt like an oven in there with temperatures in the high 80's and having to wear safety gear. Happy that there had been plenty of rain to wash the soil in the week leading up to the collecting day. The quarry is mainly looking across all the spoil piles to try to spot fossils. My buddy found a nice partial C. angustiden tooth that would of been over 3 inches. I also found a 2.2 inch GW that was pretty worn. Pictures show some of my better finds from the day. I found many more with damage to a root lobe. Would be good to see what others found. The largest Sand Tiger tooth in the top left is 1.82 inches. Grateful for IDs on the vert, croc tooth? sawfish barb? and others (other than the Tiger and Hemi's).
  7. South Alabama quarry find

    Found about 75 years ago in an old quarry in Crenshaw County AL. Any help in identifying appreciated.
  8. This past Saturday I was finally able to join ESCONI on one of their quarry field trips, this time to the Vulcan Manteno Quarry in Kankakee County, Illinois. After a relatively quick jaunt up I-57, I arrived at the quarry along with about 20 other enthusiasts, all clad in hard hats and neon safety vests. It is still an active quarry, although no mining was happening on that day, so the manager went over the rules with everyone- no climbing the rock piles, no getting too close to the high wall or the edge of the pit. Then we car-pooled down to the bottom of the quarry. The quarry exposes the Silurian Racine Dolomite Formation, and pile after pile of grey to orange colored rock was arranged on the quarry floor. It was hard to know where to start, so everyone wandered off to poke around and see what they could find. I didn't find much to begin, but after a little while I started noticing some interesting shapes, and within about an hour I had filled my bucket. I say "shapes", because I am not as familiar with this deposit as Mazon Creek, so my IDs for most of these only get as specific as "cephalopod" or "crinoid"- and in many cases more like "round organic-looking thing" . At the designated time everyone began heading back to the cars as a light drizzle came down- we only had about an hour and a half, but like I said, that was plenty of time to fill a 5 gallon bucket. It was an excellent trip, and I have to thank ESCONI and Vulcan for making it happen- I will definitely be signing up for the next one! My most interesting find is two associated partial impressions of echinoderms- the field trip leader suggested the one on the right was from Caryocrinites but he was not sure about the one on the left. I also found another small echinoderm piece, perhaps the base of a crinoid calyx?
  9. About Vilpovitsy quarry

    Vilpovitsy quarry in St.Petersburg region of Russia is known for its trilobite fossils. Does anyone know what the coordinate (latitude and longitude) of Vilpovitsy quarry is?
  10. In the Devonian quarry

    Hi everyone! So Friday morning, after a few enjoyable days of skiing in Switzerland with my dad, we decided to leave the village because the weather was really becoming horrible for any further skiing (especially for a beginner like me!). I had done a little bit of research as to what fossil locations we could visit on the way back home, and eventually Kevin @Manticocerasman very kindly pointed me towards the site of Resteigne in Belgium! A (no-longer in use) quarry known for its Devonian brachiopods, corals, crinoids and sometimes trilobites. Which was a fantastic opportunity for me, because in my so far 7 years of fossil hunting I had never been in a quarry or hunted for trilobites!!! So seizing the opportunity, we booked a Bed & Breakfast in the small village of Resteigne. We arrived late that evening after a long and annoying road, but luckily the hosts were still up and warmly welcomed us. The man knew quite some things about the great geology of the area, and told us that apparently this region was now a Geopark of the UNESCO! (To avoid any confusion, we are allowed to collect fossils here without any problems. It is not like the national parks where it is forbidden to take things out). He sometimes found some fossils himself when he was going out on walks. After a good night sleep and a delicious breakfast, we set out to the quarry.
  11. coral fragment or

    Ok location, near old limestone quarry in moni area. it is actually just a 10% of the actual visible coral there.. i think too much water or/and sun made it fragile, and my bag was full, and I was too tired to sit there and do what I had too. But here it is. Same depth, matrix and just a couple of meters away from the Strombus coronatus gastropod fossil. I included some 'thingies that could belong to the coral, or be something else. and the "thingies", I have another 1-2 of those.
  12. 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!
  13. Rare Saw Shark From Morocco

    Hi everyone, I was hoping to gain more info about this saw shark on matrix from morocco. It is from a very reliable moroccan exporter who picked it up from quarry workers himself. 100% natural. I had never even heard of the existence of fossils of these before this. I'd love to hear about the rarity of specimens like this and if people are aware of value of these a PM would be much appreciated. Thanks for looking. Not really sure what sub forum to put this into. The white long bone is the bill of the shark with 1000s of teeth around it.
  14. Tylostoma Tumidum?

    A lower Cretaceous Tylostoma tumidum, yes or no? I obviously did a little research on this snail. I picked this up is a in a pile of rocks from a quarry some where in Texas. Even with a chip off the top spire it's twice the size of a couple similar snails I've picked up.
  15. Trip to Alpena, MI

    Last year i thought I was going to be able to get to Alpena. Michigan while at my daughters in Grand Haven, but I wasn't able to. This year, I will be there for three weeks, and so plan to travel across the state. So... I am wondering if someone would recommend a good area to go. I have looked up a bit about Rockford? and there is apparently an Evergreen cemetary with fossils along an edge, but the sources I found were a couple of years old. I have already had the experience of traveling several hours only to find a new housing development build over the site I wanted to check out...so I am trying to same some time, but find recent locations. In addition to hunting the Lake Shore south of Grand Haven, are there any sites near Grand Rapids to look. I have heard there are fossil banks on the river, but I won't have my kayak along this time, so I need firm ground. I am also hoping I don't have to dust off a layer of snow simply in order to check out the rocks. LOL. Thanks to anyone who helps.
  16. Coprolite?

    Hi, I'm new to the forum. I've always had a lay interest in paleontology and geology. Last week while playing golf in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, I spotted this unusual lump in the rock landscape around one of the tee boxes. My first impression was coprolite with a chunk of undigested something jutting out, I circled it in red. I assume it was delivered with tons of rock from a Texas quarry and I have found other fossils in rock landscapes on a couple courses I play. I'd appreciate some more educated opinions. Thanks.
  17. Somerset UK quarry ID

    I was having a wander in a disused quarry in Somerset (Stocker Hole, near Radstock) which is known for carboniferous fossils. Aside from one nice crinoid block, I didn't find much - but I did come across a large pile of rock which didn't look to me as if it were from that quarry. There are many quarries in the area, and it's possible that this material is spoil which was dumped in the disused quarry, but I'm not sure. Can anyone offer any thoughts on the ages of these rocks? The area is known for carboniferous rock, but also contains Triassic and Jurassic layers. I examined quite a few of these rocks and didn't see any ammonites. Not sure what this might be.
  18. Hello all... I am on a plane to coastal North carolina. On the way to the airport, a friend called and thought there was a quarry near Wilmington where they allow fossiling on wed and fri mornings. Can any of you north carolinians confirm or help me out? I am going to visit my wife's family at Ocean Isle beach. I did manage to find a crab claw on the beach last time we went. Many thanks, y'all.
  19. Anyone know what these are from?

    Found at a quarry in Eastern Ontario. We chiseled it from the rock at the quarry. Not sure what it is, we think it looks like teeth but we have no idea what from. Any help would be great
  20. A beautiful and quiet place

    Two weeks ago I visited a very nice quarry near Gundelfingen (Danube) where you can find fossils from the white Jurassic ("Obere Felsenkalk"). From there you have a beautiful view and you can find nice fossils, for example sea urchins, brachiopods and crinoid stems. I was there about 4 hours and it took a time until I found my first sea urchin (fossil). They are rare there and you must have a healthy back and very good eyes ! Firstly some impressions of the quarry: In this topic I want to put my focus on the sea urchins but here are some brachiopods (Terebratula): Now the sea urchins; They are not that nice and often very shabby but I am happy to find those remains ! I think I have found more or less two types of echinoids: 1. Glypticus sulcatus: I have already find one on my first visit there: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/73558-my-newest-find/ They are mostly very small and its difficult to see them ! This time I found two: They are both about 1.5 cm long. Here is a detailed picture of the one on matrix: 2. Plegiocidaris I found only parts of those echinoids but I am nonetheless satisfied ! Here is the first one: It was quiete big but the fragment is 3.2 cm long. Another part:
  21. New data for old bones: How the famous Cleveland-Lloyd dinosaur bone bed came to be June 6, 2017 https://phys.org/news/2017-06-bones-famous-cleveland-lloyd-dinosaur-bone.html Joseph E. Peterson, Jonathan P. Warnock, Shawn L. Eberhart, Steven R. Clawson & Christopher R. Noto (2017) New data towards the development of a comprehensive taphonomic framework for the Late Jurassic Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, Central Utah. PeerJ 5:e3368 doi: https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3368 https://peerj.com/articles/3368/ Yours, Paul H.
  22. round-ish chalk things

    Found near limestone quarry St. George - Governor's beach area. Not the only one of this type. The inside is 6cm diameter, the specimen is 1cm thick. photo 3 is the back side. The backside appears to be a small circle then 2 stripes around it.
  23. I thought I would write a short trip report with some of my finds since I enjoy reading the reports other people make alot. This quarry exposes a layer of rock just under the KT boundary of around 65 m.y.a. in an area with an estimated depth of around 200m based on the fauna found here, in this particular location we call the chalk bryozoan chalk because the majority of it consists of bryazoans. When i went on the trip it was snowing but there is always an abundance of fossils witch makes up for it ;P Anyway without further delay here comes some pictures
  24. Greetings. I am a newbie inside the world of fossil hunting and I would be very happy if someone could help me to identify this broken fossil I found at a quarry. I am actually living in the Balearic Islands were is possible to find fossils from the devonian to the miocene and the one I found is lying at the lower level of a coast quarry in the island of Menorca. This area of the island was formed during the miocene and is full of bivalve fossils like pleistocene Pecten. The fossil I have found looks like a robuste bone which is about 16 cm (6,3 inch) long and which you can see at the picture I have attached here, thank you very much in advance.
  25. Belgrade Quarry 01/06/17

    Is anyone going to the Belgrade Quarry in Maysville, NC this Friday? If so, do you have any info or tips? I actually read that it was open to the public this Friday 01/06 on the North Carolina Fossil Club page. I tried reaching out but haven't heard anything back yet via email. Thanks in advance! Holly