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Found 221 results

  1. This was found in a pile of old stones near my home (countryside of western New York State not that far from the shores of Lake Ontario.) the rocks were delivered to put down in a stone driveway and I happened to stumble across this a year or so ago. I would love to know what it is/was.
  2. I have some really worn pieces that look like bone, but some people say they are just rock. Anyway to get a positive ID?
  3. Found this in Syracuse, NY

    I'm sorry my first post must be a fossil ID question, but this perplexes me. Found this in Syracuse, NY today. It looks man made, but at the same time. It's built into the rock. TY in advance!!.
  4. Help with fossil ID

    Will someone help me ID this specimen, it was found somewhere in Rockport Texas. Thanks y’all!
  5. Imprint found

    Hi, I'm new here and just wondered if anyone has an idea of what this is? I have no knowledge in this field as this is not my area of science. I just thought it would be interesting to find out what I have stumbled upon. Thank you in advance.
  6. What is this?

    Hello all, I'm once again asking for help in identifying an object I found. I have no idea what this is, it was found in Buchanan county Iowa, in an old quarry exposing Devonian aged material. It seems to have quartz on the bottom side (as far as I'm able to tell but I still have a lot to learn about rocks). It almost resembles shell material to me but maybe it's some kind of concretion or something. Hopefully someone has seen something like this, thanks for your help and time!
  7. I found this in NY and polished it not realizing it was something other than a normal rock. It broke in half. It is 1" x 2". What on Earth is this?
  8. Fossil or Just Another Rock?

    Hello everyone I have here a specimen and can’t figure out if it’s just a plain ol’rock but I think it might not be a rock at all. This specimen weighs almost 5lbs it’s original location was found in Carrizo Springs Texas at a drilling rig location. Some helpful info and opinions about what this specimen could be would really be great -Thanks y’all!
  9. Fossil ID Help.

    Hello, I found this today in a creek bottom in SE Montana. Any ID help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  10. Tooth or Concretion

    Information: Squares in the background are 1/2 CM. (object is roughly 2.25X1.25X0.5 CM) (length-width-thickness) Unfortunately I don't think location information will be much use here but: Found in western Montana (United States)(near Great Falls) in a graveled driveway. No idea where it might be from, or if it was already here before the driveway. I'd be more than happy to provide more pictures/angles if it'll help. My little auto-adjusting light was being extremely temperamental with these pictures for some reason.. they are a fair bit darker than the object actually appears in-hand. The inner "tooth" is nearly pure black. I thought when I first picked it up that it was a tooth of some sort.. but the more I look at it, the more I'm thinking some sort of concretion. I don't claim to have any experience whatsoever with fossils, so I could easily be wildly wrong. Any of you more experienced folks recognize it? As a side note, if it does turn out something other than a normal rock, would I want to try to remove it from the other material? Any recommendations on doing so safely?
  11. stone encased in a rock?

    My dad found this a long time ago somewhere in the Uk , he doesnt remember where, and cause you guys are awesome at this could someone identify it please
  12. Fossilized nut? Or just rock.

    I was looking for fossils around a bunch of small rocks and came across this, it was heavier than the other rocks and seems to have a “soft” feel and not hard and scatchy. Any info is appreciated
  13. Unknown Fossil

    Unknown Fossil in Rock
  14. Hello, I was hoping someone more experienced could shed some light on whether this object is anything of interest or if it's something man-made like a bead that happens to look like a natural formation. It was found in Rockford, IA at the fossil quarry, so Devonian if it's actually something fossilized. Is it possible it's a mineral formation of some kind? It's roughly 4mm x 4mm and non-magnetic. It seems to be well embedded in the rock. Thanks for your time!
  15. Bone, Rock, Coral?

    I've been collecting rocks and seashells on the beaches for 17 years in Florida and never came across anything like this. It was covered in lime sediment which I washed off. It is about 5 inches long and is heavy, weighs 13 ounces. It appears to have calcium spots on it. Can anybody identify this???? Thanks!
  16. What is this??

    okay, so I know absolutely nothing about fossils or anything or the sort. With that said, I have had this....thing for over 10 years now and have searched high and low for answers. I've posted to many communities seeking something. What. Is. It. Or any ideas what it could be or send me in the direction to figure it out. I'm a research major and this is driving me insane not being able to find answers. I'm going to post the best picture I have of it. Please don't be hateful if you don't know or if this isn't the place to ask, just say so and I'll ask else where, I'm just basically asking anywhere I can. Thanks in advance!
  17. ID please of egg looking rock

    Found this today in a dried up creek a few shovels down on my girlfriends property in Wollombi NSW. Measures 8cms long & fragile. Any ideas if it’s more than just a rock, thanks in advance
  18. Seahorse fossil??

    Unknown origin of this rock but sure looks seahorse like to me....
  19. Rock from Australia

    Is this a fossil? It was found in Australia.
  20. Quite tempted by this petrified head on the big auction site. I think it’s a steal at a mere $6000. Not.
  21. Any ID?

    I found a rock with a few shells on the outside so I split the rock in half with a hammer and I found this. Any information about this?
  22. Strange fossil rock, worth keeping?

    Sense in new to collecting fossils I need to know what is worth keeping and what isn’t, I have this one rock that just has a few shells but some are unique, could anybody tell me what this is and if it’s worth keeping?
  23. Hi all! I'm glad to find this forum! I've had this rock since I was little --I always thought it was bitten by a dinosaur, so I was just wondering if anybody might be able to tell if it's just a rock? Thanks!
  24. These are listed on "the auction site". Listed as fossil turtle heads from South Dakota. I'm sorry buddy, those are rocks, and not of the permineralized bone variety. You also get them for the bargain price of $7.99 with free shipping. I can't get to my wallet fast enough!
  25. Colorado Fossil ID Help

    Hello, I was helping my friend clean out a storage room in his mother’s basement and the room is actually unfinished so there is all this extra space in the ceiling along the back wall where there are pipes and electrical stuff and the like running all over the place. Well, I stuck my hand up amongst the pipes and found a mid-sized sandwich baggie full of weird rocks. My buddie’s mom says she is pretty sure it must have been up there since she moved into the house like 15 years ago. The house is in Colorado Springs Colorado and if I had to guess I would say it was most likely found near Colorado Springs. The rock is about 2 and ¾ inches long at it’s tallest. 1 inch wide at its widest and about ½ inch across at its thickest. It appears to have like a different sort of rock stuck to it at the top of it. Look I don’t know anything about rocks or fossils, I’m going to be hoping that it is actually a fossil and not just a weird rock but when I look at this thing, it totally weirds me out so I think my chances are good that it is maybe a fossil. Sorry, I do not have any more details about where it was actually found. ANY help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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