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Found 383 results

  1. ID: Rock or Fossil?

    Found this rock on the beach in Runswick Bay, Yorkshire. It is very light weight compared to its size. Is it a rock or some type of fossil? Could it be Scoria? Any help with the ID is appreciated.
  2. Ideas

    Another coral piece found
  3. Tooth?

    This caught my eye while scouting (and wading, still in the low 90°'s in MO) an stretch of Sugar Creek that was new to me.
  4. Wonder what this is ?!

    New to this, so here is my first photo attempts !! I will get better Found this Central Texas, dry creek bed. part of the encasement fell off. my husband says it looks like poop !!
  5. Strange blobs in rock

    Hi when I was in Nova Scotia this summer I was at a cottage off of mink lake near Yarmouth Nova Scotia and found these strange blob lokking things in the rocks there where hundreds of these I every rock around are cottage i don’t know what time or formation there from tho can anyone help me I’d this thanks.
  6. Hi all, I was on the bank of a creek west of Festus, MO and I found this odd looking rock. It was partially buried in the mud. I didnt think anything of it until my wife said "that thing looks like a turd." I began researching coprolite and I'm curious what your thoughts are. I've always loved pre-historic history but my knowledge of fossils is extremely limited, to put it lightly. There is a crack that runs along the back in which there appears to be a quartz-like material. Any information or opinions would be much appreciated!
  7. Fossils??

  8. Fossils??

  9. Finger rocks??

  10. Found this in Lake Michigan on the coast near Platte River. Pretty small - the rock is about 1.5" (inches) tall and about 3/4" deep.
  11. Hello, I have two strange objects that my wife and I found in Pittsburgh in Carboniferous territory. The triangular shape one is a little larger that a quarter while the spherical rock is about the size of a baseball. I haven't seen anything like these two rocks in any of my fossil trips, so any help would be terrific. Thanks everyone!
  12. Hi again everyone. I am trying to identify what this is. Any help much appreciated. Found at walton on the naze in the UK just over a week ago.
  13. What is This?

    I am from Minnesota and im in Florida for a vacation and im finding a couple of these weird rocks, what are they?
  14. Is it fossil or just a rock?

    Yesterday I bought a fossil box from the local natural history museum, just for the sea urchin inside. And there is a mysterious thing inside that looks like fossil but I've never seen something like this. Maybe it's just a weird looking rock?
  15. I have a rock tumbler I don't use but it is very good. I don't have much fossil hunting equipment. I really want a pick hammer. I only carry a trowel when hunting. This will also boost my fossil hunting luck.
  16. What type of rocks are these

    I have trouble trying to tell what rocks these. Not a fossil identification, I still do need help. I want to know if i can find fossils in the area.
  17. Possible fossil or just a rock?

    Hi everyone. I will update my profile and introduce myself soon, but I'm eager to see if I can get some help with this. Found on Happisburgh Beach, Norfolk, England. I don't know if it's just a rock, or a bone, a fossil...?! Can anyone help or point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance!
  18. My most recent Pierre shale find

    Here’s one a friend and I have been trying to settle for a little while. One end of the argument is that this is an unusual rock carried off the mountains by glaciers. the other end is that this is a heavily eroded bivalve.
  19. Corolla NC beach. Fossil or rock?

    Found this today on the beach in Corolla NC. Fossil? Rock? As always, I am intrigued!
  20. Crystal fossil or just weird formation

    Ok so is this a bug, leaf, pine cone or just random crystal formation. But if not random how does it turn to crystal.
  21. Fossil Identification in Western Wisconsin

    *Higher resolution and many more images linked below to Google Drive for a clear view* Fossil: Large limestone rock containing hundreds of marine fossils and with what appears to be a bone roughly 3cm in diameter. As well what appears to be the remains of other bone structures. Location: Found 10 miles from the Mississippi River near Ellsworth, Wisconsin USA (Western Wisconsin) in a low valley area that looks like an ancient river bed. Rock Measurements: Roughly 15cm x 28cm My Understanding of Geology and Paleontology: 2/10 *There are a vast amount of images so I'd uploaded them to Google Drive in high resolution here: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1-QkitLR3bwWFEn0Dh6OoNngsH8F5O31w I found this large limestone rock on our property near what I imagine would be an ancient riverway located at the bottom of a recharge point (aka hill). During heavy rains this area can literally turn in to a river and wash the soil down stream. This rock appears to contain all of the common marine fossils you'd find in Western Wisconsin from what I've researched. However, there's what appears to be a bone or unusual looking aquatic creature near the snail as shown. The snail was extremely well preserved before the vinegar soaking ate the shell and pigment away. A bit more about the location in which it was found; I had been landscaping the slope of the soil for about 2 years in the backyard by shovel. I had lived in this home for about 4 years and I found the soil to be unusual versus any other home I've lived in nearby. The heavy, wet clay soil contained many large green basalt rocks - I'd never seen one before this time. The bedrock is limestone but about 100 FT away the bedrock is sandstone (according to geological maps). The Mississippi river is 10 miles from this location in western Wisconsin near Minnesota. It's also in the path of the "Great Midcontinent Rift" which I find interesting. There are also many large "bluffs" and rolling hills. It's a beautiful area. Anyhow, I'd like to find out what else may be in this rock. It has been in vinegar for about 2-years and is slowly changing shape which in my imagination resembles a skull. I'd like to find a means to protect the exposed fossils while the limestone is absorbing. I had read something about fossil glue or plaster that can protect the exposed fossils while in the acetic acid. This is an educational experiment for me and I've always wanted to learn about paleontology and geology. Any help and identification would be appreciated! There are so many fossils and things to look at in this rock that I uploaded the images to a public folder on Google Drive so that others can view them in a higher resolution. My Galaxy Note 8 is not the best at focusing on close up images so please forgive my photography. If you see something interesting I'd be curious to know! Thanks! -Jack from Western Wisconsin (Google Drive images: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1-QkitLR3bwWFEn0Dh6OoNngsH8F5O31w)
  22. Geological or Fossil?

    This came in a big box of mixed fossils. This is an orphan without a label or bag. It looks interesting, like a cross-section of something in the rock matrix. The object is circular in profile and cone or tooth shaped. There appears to be more than one of them, but the other is still partially obscured by matrix. Is this a mineralized fossil of some sort, or is this just a strange geological specimen that got mixed in? Could this be some kind of stromatolite? I wish I had some locality info on it, but I don't. Any help would be appreciated.
  23. Plain ole rock or possible egg?

    I went home to help clean out my family storage unit. While home I found a rock that resembles an egg. I used to do landscaping in Illinois and I believe that's when I found it. I haven't looked at it in over 20 years. When I saw it again it made me curious. The lines on it do look like breakage and the most interesting part to me is that it has indentations on both sides which makes me think it was soft at one point. Also, on the rock seems to be compressed into an elongated shape which coincides with the indentations. Its about 7 inches in width and about 8.5 inches in diameter. It seems to be slightly porous under close examination. The open end leads me to believe that its not an egg but some of the smaller cracks that are raised look similar to shell. I appreciate everyone taking the time to look at it.
  24. Was this rock underwater ?

    In our cottage in an island there are these big rocks that were dug up from the ground when we first built our house but there is one rock in particular that looks like it may have been underwater at some point and I sure am interested in the possibility of maybe finding some fossils, what's your opinion ?does it look like it may have been underwater? And could this area have fossils? Thanks
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