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Found 72 results

  1. I found what appears to be a small sandstone on a Tampa Bay beach in Florida. It's about 1 inch by 1 1/4 inch. After looking at it under magnification I saw unusual vein-like strands on these raised tanner bumps on both sides. What is it? Is it a fossil? Thanks Guys! Front view angles
  2. Please help to identify these brachiopods

    Dear Guys, I recently found three very interesting remains- two inarticulate brachiopods and shark like scale in sandstone erratic. Judging by brachiopod fossils I think they belong to paterinids and then this erratic is probably Cambrian in age! One inarticulate brachiopod is 6 mm and another is 3 mm diameter. Shark like scale (maybe the oldest in the world) is 2 mm length and has fragment of root in one side visible. Please help to identify these brachiopods to know the exact age. Any help will be very appreciated! Best Regards Domas
  3. East Texas fossil

    Hello: I found at an East Texas construction site. It appears to be in sandstone. i can see a rib cage and forearm. Any comments are appreciated.
  4. While out before a snowstorm hit the area I was in search of fossils in different areas back in a deep canyon. I found this on a slope for an area known for Silurian/Devonian formations. The Devonian (Sly Gap) is known for sandstone which this specimen is in. Above that it is Mississippian with no such sandstone that I am aware of. I'm gathering some samples to begin learning fossil prep. As this is sandstone, I recall from college using DMSO to loosen sandstone matrix...so it was going to be a sandstone experiment versus the limestone specimens I've got lined up for when my vibro engraver shows up. Anyway, enough babble....any ideas? Length is 2" on the dot.
  5. Found in lake macquarie area. Fossil?

    Found this in the lake macquarie area. I know its a long shot but is this a fossil or just a concretion or something else geological? P.s. just ask for more pics. I can only upload one due to limitations.
  6. Fern/Plant Fossil help, please :)

    Any help that anyone can give me would be absolutely fabulous I'm a mature student trying to write her dissertation and I'm a bit lost Although I don't think it's essential to know what the fossils I find are, I think it would be nice to have a name , but not even the mighty Google has been much help! I also have a few more samples I may post later, if its not too much trouble cheers, Nicky
  7. sandstone?....w/goodies...

    I think this is sandstone but what are the little things covering it?
  8. echinoderm or what?

    this is 1/2" across, the opening is 3/8" sandstone matrix, calcite thingamacallit found in Meade Co, KY about 300 feet above the Ohio River. Thanks for help
  9. Sorry this is my first time in Morocco and I’ve never fossil hunted abroad if possible could any1 tell me what the teeth are (apart from the mosasaur one) and if the 2nd photo is a fossil or not
  10. Sandstone or petrified wood

    I found this partially buried in a wash run off area of Zion National area. I’m wondering, because of the rings it might be petrified wood?
  11. Found near Big Bend NP

    Hello, I found the stone in the attached image among loose rocks on the ground on a ranch near the Chisos and Christmas Mountains between Study Butte and Terlingua, Texas near Big Bend National Park. When I found it, about 3/4 of the darker area, which appears to be some type of fossil, was exposed, which gave it the appearance of a small worm. But as a scraped it with a flat-head screwdriver, it turned out to be a closed structure with a depressed region in the center. I thought it might be a trilobite due to the shape, but having seen the trilobite fossils on this site and others, it doesn’t really look like one. The only other thing I can compare it to is a molar (tooth) about twice the length of a human’s, but smaller than s horse’s. The rock seems to be some kind of sandstone or limestone, which is consistent with formations in that area. The darker area is significantly harder than the surrounding rock. I have removed around 1/16” around and above the darker area, but figured I would consult the experts before continuing, as I’m not sure if it’s anything of interest and don’t want to waste time if it’s not, and if it is, I don’t want to damage it, as I would imagine that attacking it with a screwdriver isn’t the proper method of extraction. Any ideas and/or suggestions are greatly appreciated!
  12. Fossil Fish

    This forum did so well last year on the Stigmaria fossil I had, I thought it was worth trying another one. This is both sides of a fish in sandstone. The origin is unknown, but I think it comes from the same formation where many fish fossils in sandstone come from (the little plates that are available at any fossil dealer). To me, because of the scales and the shape of the head, it looks like a modern Gar. The head (best seen on the bottom of the right side) looks like it may have an armored plate on the forehead. Any ideas?
  13. Dilophosaurus ??? footprint

    From the album Dinosaurs & flying reptiles

    Eubrontes: Dilophosaurus ? Raised relief (footprint coated to stand out). 200 mya Triassic Erving, Massachusetts . Connecticut River valley. Clay sandstone **Sadly, something smudged the tip of the middle toe while still wet, and ruined the beautiful claw mark. Heel to middle claw tip = 10", & from tip of right claw to top of left claw = 8". The 2 main types you commonly see are Eubrontes and Grallator, but Eubrontes is different, as it is apparently understood to be pretty much dilophosaurus footprints. (Citation???) I know there are probably sometimes others' footprints that will fall under the name, but it seems to be to the point of Eubrontes almost being synonymous with dilophosaurus. (Citation???) I KNOW I'm going to take flak for labeling this as just "dilophosaur", and I understand why, but all in all, in this case I feel completely comfortable and safe using the name without a qualifier. I'm very sorry to all who are bothered and annoyed by it
  14. Strange - Centipede or Plant? Need help!

    Hello, I am brand new to the forum - I hunt for fossils often, but I am completely stumped here! I found this a few years ago in Slade, KY - inside of the Red River Gorge - in the Red River. I think it looks like a giant centipede, with some sort of antennae at the top, but one experienced fossil friend thinks it might be a cycad cross section. I see legs, a critter.. but he sees a plant. Hopefully one of you experts here can solve this mystery!
  15. Fossil sponge garden?

    These inclusions are in Broome WA Australia sandstone possibly just higher than the famous dino-foot prints. The shape, relative thickness of wall and lumen, the layout and spacing on the platform, and some of the detail on them, all remind me of sponges. Can anyone confirm. If so there is about an acre of them! The longer ones all lie prone or are aligned in the same direction. A fossil sponge garden or cruel geological hoax?
  16. Coal seam ?

    Very new to fossil hunting. I was wondering if I would be likely to find any other kinds of fossils in a sandstone outcrop with lots of what looks like coal seams running through it - see picture.
  17. Is this a fossil

    Found this on a beach near Anglesea in Victoria wondering what it might be ?!
  18. Is this bone ?

    Hi I’m a new member with little experience. Found this on a beach near Torquay in Victoria Australia. It had weathered out from a limestone/ sandstone cliff. Wondering if it is bone. Whale bones have been found in these cliffs in the past. Wondering what people think.
  19. No clue first fossil Colorado

    Any idea what this is? Found it in Colorado Springs CO.
  20. What is this seed looking fossil?

    Can you help me identify this fossil? Late Miocene/Miocene, Phillipines, Camarines Norte
  21. Greetings, TFF crew. I seriously doubt that there's any great mystery to what this fossil is, but since it's my first self-liberated fossil, I decided to post. I'd go out on a limb and say that it's some type of miocene scallop. I was driving through a local canyon, not far from the now forbidden zone in Old Topanga, when I spotted a decent sized piece of sandstone between the road and the crumbling hillside. I had my GF go out and grab it while I kept it safe with other cars. We could see what looked like the wavy edges of a scallop at the outside of the sandstone. There are still a few more in evidence. I was fairly careful, but perhaps not careful enough in retrospect, and didn't have a thin "liberating" tool, so I used the only cold-chisel I have. I tapped around, maybe 4mm from the subject's edge, and it split. I then used a little pick to clean out most of the sandstone. Unfortunately, some fossil material came off with a piece of the shell, but it's mostly intact. Surely I could have done a bit better, and will the next time. I'm still rather jazzed to have my first stone produce some "color". There's also a little dark piece that caught my eye. It's probably 10mm in length. It's probably some sort of quartz fragment, but then again maybe it's some sort of coprolite. Poop springs eternal, right? (Sorry) Cheers all.
  22. Unknown woodbine fossil

    Found this on a large piece of sandstone on an eastern cross timbers forest meadow in south central Denton county near the Denton landfill. Any ideas?
  23. Possible Batrachopus Track

    From the album FreeRuin's Finds

    A better, non-chalk image of a previous post. I think it might be a possible Batrachopus footprint (missing a toe, the rock is broken on the left side). Hartford Basin Portland Formation Western Massachusetts
  24. Possible Batrachopus Track

    From the album FreeRuin's Finds

    It looks the part of a Batrachopus footprint (missing a toe) with the proper size and location but I cannot say for sure. Hartford Basin Portland Formation Western Massachusetts
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