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  1. 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!
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. Hello all, I've seen many ammonite fossils and nautilus fossils, and I'm always wondering, how are they so smooth to touch? Is it because they have been polished after removing from rocks? Or is it depending on the species and minerals that make up the fossil? Besides, how do I remove ammonites/nautilus from rocks without damaging them? Thanks for all replies!
  5. I know this is a fossil site but i was hoping someone here may have came across something like this before and may have some info to pass on. i found this near fenton, mi near a old tree while tilling. It was a little over 20 inches deep. it is almost perfectly round very very smooth and heavy and extremely hard. When hit by my tiller it got no damage only damaged my tiller. The tiller left metalic marks on the stone. i have since used my different things to try to scratch it with no luck. everything i use just just damaged. the item weighs around 41.7 grams
  6. Please identify fossil, seed or rock

    This was found in a riverbed in Indiana three decades ago. I have yet to figure out exactly what it might be. A gem show expert said it was a Crinoid Sea Lilly but it does not really match Sea Lilly photos posted on line. It is 4 1/2” long, 7” around and weighs 320 grams. Thank you so much for your input!
  7. Rock with deep cuts

    I found this rock on my property. In general, it doesn't seem like anything special. Pretty much like the other large rocks I have dug up out here, mostly flint and chert. What is odd about this rock is that it has several deep cuts. They are fairly straight, no saw marks or jagged edges. I have no clue how the cuts were made but they look like someone sliced into a big hunk of cheese. The cuts are on top, bottom, and sides. It is hard to tell from the pictures how deep the slices are, but I stuck some oak leaves into some of the cuts to show a bit of depth. Any ideas?
  8. Fish in Rock like a Geode

    Sorry, another fossil from my dead acquaintance's estate. This is an interesting fish in a geode-like rock. Open it up and you can see the top and the bottom of the fish's image. The person who split open the rock did an excellent job. The seam is sharp and tight. To get to the fish inside: It is about 10½ millimeters centimeters long and 4¾ mm wide/tall at its widest point. I did just a little bit of magic in this picture to heighten the image. I made it a little bit darker and heightened contrast just a little. The rock from the outside looks like a sweet potato. In fact, the inside of the rock has a reddish, sweet-potato coloring though where the ghost image of the fish is, it is grayish brown. I don't know where this fish was found. A nice fish, well-preserved by my eye.
  9. Unusual Rock find

    Firstly, i never have any finds where i live so i doubt this is even a fossil. I have to travel to the coast for finds. Anyway, i was walking my dog in Wakefield in west yorkshire and found this rather unusual stone. Does anybody know what it is and why it has so many holes?
  10. Hey Hi Boys and Girls, Ladies and gentlemen, and all others! I have noticed that the phrase "It is just a rock" is used quite often when a non fossil rock is posted for an ID. I think that this is a bad choice of wording that can cause confusion. Most fossils and all trace fossils can be described as being just a rock also. (lithified life) I humbly request that We refrain from using this terminology to describe a non fossil rock. Regards, Tony
  11. I found this fossil around 4 years ago in a creek in West Virginia. I'm curious to know if it is possible to determine the time period when this fossil might have formed, the possible creature it might have been, and just more about it in general. The fossil is composed of a very deeply embedded scale pattern that is about 2.5 inches in diameter. Only about 1/2 of the fossil is very visible, and the fossil is in a layered black rock. The fossil appears as though it is long, like a snake would have been, but unfortunately I only have a small portion of the original fossil, so it's hard to tell. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  12. Fossil or Rock

    Local find,was just laying there and a tiny sparkle caught my eye. I was thinking maybe wood or coral,maybe? Definitely something going on with it.
  13. Bone shard or odd rock

    When I initially spotted this I thought it was a piece of fossilized wood. After looking closer I considered it might be a bone fragment. It's appears grainy and fibrous on one side and relatively smooth on the other. Or it could be just a chunk of rock.
  14. Hi, I found these two stones in a creek bed in Northern Missouri. The only two I was able to come across thus far. I've honestly never seen anything like this, and was wondering if any of you folks had some insight? Thanks!!! The bumps stick out on this, but they are smoothened bumps.
  15. So today I was in the attic bringing down Christmas decorations, when I came across a container of brachiopods, rocks and this other odd thing. I received it from someone about 30 years ago, and forgot about these things. I did not draw the circle with magic marker on this rock, it was there when I got it. It reminds me of some decal that you would see on a Transformer LOL. Does anyone have any idea on what it is?
  16. Indiana field find

    Found this walking a field in Indiana. Nothing to exciting, but curious if anyone can identify.
  17. Fossil ID Help

    Could I have help ID this please?
  18. So finally the keichousaurus that I had chosen has arrived in the mail today. I think it looks great, but i'd like to hear from you guys if it's authentic.
  19. Are these fossils?

    Hello fellow fossil lovers! I found these at a beach in NSW, Australia called caves beach after smashing open some rocks. Do you reckon either of them are fossils and if so what would they be? Thanks.
  20. Help with an Id

    Hi all I hope I do not wear out my welcome by keep posting so many questions . Found this years ago in a time before I got hooked on fossil collecting .I think it was in the Brecon Beacons . Is it is part of a trilobite.... or that is really what I was hoping. Thanks to everyone who posted on my last question really all enjoyed all your reposones . Bobby
  21. Fossil of snake head perhaps?

    A friend from Somalia gave me this rock. he said he found in Hargeisa (northern Somalia). That's all I know about. any ideas what it could be?. the last picture is teh under side.
  22. Indentification please?!

    Found this near a cliff on the beach in the north east of England unsure what it is?
  23. Hi everyone this is matt again a while ago in one of the creeks in the woods around my house I found this 5 pound chunk of quartz stone here is some photos of the rock enjoy
  24. Plant Fossil?

    Found in Raubsville Pennsylvania
  25. Hi all! Im a newbie but have always enjoyed the outdoors and collecting anything naturistic from feathers to artifacts. I do not have much knowledge of geology unfortunately. This was collected about 2.5 miles from my house in the foot hills of the appalachians. It is so humid here, that I would be surprised if much relating to fossils would survive for very long being exposed. None the less, I am curious as to what everyone's opinion of this neato looking rock is. It has this strange white coating on it...I took the best photos possible with the phone that I have.