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  1. Help!

    Hello all, this an amazing forum for those to learn from one another and have the opportunity to see wonderful find they would not otherwise have the pleasure of viewing while gaining knowledge. That being said, my 8 year old loves fossils and came across his very first personal find in Texas. By chance can anyone assist with any insight on the details of the fossil? Thank you!!!!
  2. New Member - Fossil Finds?

    Hi guys, I've found the website while searching for information about some possible fossils I found around where I live in over several years. I pictured those and hopefully someone here is able to put a name / species / period to them. I am not a collector. I have always been fasciniated by geology, rocks and natural history. Knowing what they are will be very exciting for me. Number 1 : I cannot reemember where exactly I found it but should be some 100km's inland from Aegean sea, close by an ancient city called Pergamon in Modern Turkey. I was simply walking on the foothills of the city when this strange looking rock caught my eye Number 2 : These two are from Palermo in Western Siciliy coast. They're both from a pile of rocks next to the sea. I wasnt't able to look around much to see if there are more rocks like them. Maybe they're carried from somewhere close by. Number 3: Found around 500-800 meters elevation somewhere in Central Anatolia, more than 300km from any modern sea (former Tethys Ocean?) very heavy and rocky at hand. Thank you in advance for your time looking at those. Some more will come soon
  3. Florida Fossil Shell ID Needed

    This fossil shell was found on Marco Island beach (Naples, Florida). Any help identifying what it is would be greatly appreciated.
  4. Possible shell fossil?

    Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum! My name is Patricia and I live in Portugal, Europe. I found this item which seems to be fossilized and I was hoping you could help me confirm this suspicion of mine and possibly ID it aswell. It is totally made of rock but it seems like it has the form of a conch shell. I found it in Portugal, Algarve, at the beach of Portimão. As you can see it's about 4 cm long. Thanks for your time!
  5. Help with Seashell with holdfast

    It's Dave again, looking for help with this one Thanks everyone!
  6. Hi all, I found this sea shell by a Malaysia beach. It was unusual in that of the thousands and thousands of "fresh-looking" shells around, this one looked incredibly old and felt more rock like than shell like. A museum staff examined this and concluded it is a Murex shell that's at best Pleistocene-aged but he admitted he isn't a specialist in sea shells. I asked the FB group, Fossil Seashells and got the following answers: 1) Chicoreus brunneus - Max 15 years - Fossils are found deep in sediments or on land in sediments, definitely NOT Fossil 2) Some scientists use the term "subfossil" for holocene specimens of species that still exist today 3) Old shell , probably a neonate in the 60's, dead in the early 80's, been rolling around/ used as a home base for a lot of marine life since then May I have your thoughts on this?
  7. Possible Fossil

    I need help identifying this. It has a lot of sand and seashell in it. Is this a fossil. Its about 3 inches long id say. Found in Oregon United States.
  8. Shell?

    Found this interesting shell today. Seems to be sandstone. Thought it was a walnut shell at first. Can anyone ID?
  9. Fossil or really worn shell?

    Hi! So I found a shell one of my old friends gave me when I was a child and I remember he told me this was a very old shell, I'm curious if this is a modern shell thats just really worn or if it's a fossil. I don't know enough to be able to tell myself sadly. Thank you!
  10. Happy New Year everyone! I found this awesome little star-like fossil on a Tampa Bay beach in Florida. It's about an inch wide and has crystals in the center. It has a volcano look with grooves and appears to be a mold of something, but what? Thanks in advance.
  11. Florida Fossil Bivalve Seashell, Need ID

    Hi everyone, I found this fossilized seashell in Tarpon, Florida on a fossilized shell trail. Original formation unknown. It looks almost complete and has great ornamentation and detail. It has 2 boreholes that penetrated just the surface of the shell. It is approximately 1 3/4" x 1 3/4". Can you ID it? Many thanks in advance.
  12. I have recently found a fossil of Conus seashell in Macedonia, in the region of Shtip, to be precise. I want to know what is the ID of this fossil. Can anyone help me to indentify it? Thanks in advance.
  13. Geode with fossil

    Hello I just joined so first I will say hello my name is Julien I love in Colorado. I just acquired a new geode with a fossil iside of it. I was wondering if someone could identify what kind of geode it is and how rare it is to have one whole like this? Thank everyone for their help in advance I’m sure the members of this site are pretty smart.
  14. Seashell from SE Minnesota

    Hi everyone, i am new to the forum, I am from the east coast of the US but spend my summers in Southeastern Minnesota. I found this (what I think is an oyster shell or bigger Brachiopod) while agate hunting near Winona MN. But I have no idea, that is why I am posting. The Interesting thing about this fossil is that it is whitish with what looks like little worms or possibly sea weed? The shell is 2 inches long (50.8 MM) and 1 inch and 3/4 wide (44.45 MM). Please let me know if you need any other info to help identify what it is.
  15. Mold Fossil of Shells?

    Hi, I'm a rock collector/hunter and found many of these shell imprints in limestone rocks on the beach. This one looked like a bullseye or pictogram. Is this considered a fossil? Does anyone know what type of shell and/or geological time period? Thanks!
  16. My 18 year old son and I went on our 1st ever fossil hunt and were very succesful, at least we think so. We didn't find anything in the locations that were mentioned as being fossil rich but after looking around outcroppings and riverbeds for hours with nothing to our name, we decided to go for a walk before heading back to Washington, while hoping it might still produce something. By now we had become 'seasoned' in finding outcroppings that might contain fossils of course. We are fast learners. ;-) And yes, not too far into our walk we came across something that looked like an outcropping. Sure enough.. we found many 'blocks' as seen on the pictures. These blocks were all over the place at the bottom of the outcropping. We only spend a little time there because it was late in the day and took about 5 with us but there were many more. I am sure it must be spot that not many people know of unlike all the other sites that had nothing. We will head back when weather is sunnier. I was surprised to see that there are many pieces of shells on some of these. My understanding is that these fossils belong to the Oligocene age but in all honesty I am not sure. I am a novice for sure but plan to learn and hope to find out. I am considering if I should break some blocks open to see if I can find more fossils inside but I will 1st do some research and decide based upon that.
  17. A 380 million year old lingula brachiopod I found in NY and a recent example I won in an auction from Florida. This little brachiopod is an example of a living fossil. I've been looking for one of these recent inarticulate brachs for a loooooooooong time. Thanks Mikey
  18. Conch shell from Florida

    Hi all, From Cris & Kyle, along with a few other awesome seashells, I got these two great conch shells. They were found somewhere in Putnam County, Florida, and are likely from the Nashua Formation (early Pleistocene). They seem to be part of the conch shells, the Strombidae family. But I really don’t know what species. Anyone know what it could be? Thanks in advance, Max
  19. Seashell from Florida

    Hi all, This great little Gastropod was given to me by Cris & Kyle from Fossil Voyages. They found it somewhere in Putnam County, Florida. They said it was likely from the Nashua Formation, which is early Pleistocene. So I’m trying to put a species name on it, but I can’t even find the family! If you could help with ID in any way (even pointing out the family that you think it might be part of would help; of course going straight to genus or species is better) I’d be more than glad to hear your thoughts! Thanks in advance! Max
  20. Florida Olive shell

    Hi all, So I got this gorgeous olive shell as a gift from Cris & Kyle from Fossil Voyages, as they knew I was a big fan of fossil seashells. Unfortunately they don’t remember where exactly they found it, but they know it was in Putnam County, Florida. They also said that it was likely from the Nashua Formation (which is early Pleistocene). So I looked around on neogeneatlas.org , but not a single shell from the Olividae family seemed to come from this formation. I then checked fossilworks.org , and found some results, but googling for pictures to compare the species with was quite disappointing. In Neogene Atlas, the two genera that seemed to match the best (this is just based on the pictures, not on any data) were Oliva and Americoliva. In Fossilworks, the only database (from 5 results searching “Nashua Formation” to contain fossils from the Olividae family is: PaleoDB 79748 , with fossils from Rucks Pit Mbr of the Nashua Fm, has the following Olividae species: Oliva (Porphyria) paraporphyria, Oliva (Strephona) rucksorum, Oliva (Strephona) roseae. I would really like to put a species name on this beautiful seashell, it’s my first fossil from the Olividae family, a family that also has incredible modern representatives (yes, I like the olive shells A LOT ). Anyways I am looking forward to your feedback as to what species this fossil is! Thanks in advance, Max
  21. Compounded shells, sand and rock

    Hello. Can anyone help me to identify these types of rocks fossil? It was found on Indian River Lagoon Stuart Florida. Thank you very much in advance for your time and help. Kindly, Stephanie
  22. Carpet shell

    This is a nice fossil of the carpet shell. At first, this species, Venerupis senescens, was used as a guide fossil for the Eemian, the last interglacial age (so whenever paleontologists would find this species in a new location, they would know that they all the other fossils of the location are also Eemian). But this was later proven to be wrong.
  23. Hi all, I have been having trouble finding a good guide to use in order to ID fossil seashells (mainly gastropods and bivalves) of the Neogene-Quaternary of Western Europe (mainly Belgium/Netherlands). So, I'm turning to you guys: does anyone of you have a nice up-to-date website/online paper that I could use in order to help me ID all of my different seashells? Preferable with clear photos/drawings of the different species. Thanks in advance! Max
  24. Seashell or Coral?

    My brother found this fossil in Pond Run in Hamilton, Nj. The rock in this area is mostly Triassic and Cretacious, with a small area of rock from the Cambrian. On both sides it has many ridges, and on the front you can see that most of the ridges start in the same area. Front Back I hope that you can identify this. Thank you in advance.
  25. Some time ago, my brother found this rock with a weird black blob on it. It was close to my home in Hamilton, NJ. The rock in most of the region is from the Cretaceous or Triassic, with the exeption of a tiny area of Cambrian rock. From left to right, it is almost exactly one inch. If it was a trilobite head, I guess the bottom side is the front and if it's a seashell, I guess that the upper part of the picture is the front/where the two valves meat. I will be very glad if you can identify this, whatever it is. Thank you!