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  1. Is this a fossilized turtle shell

    Does this look like a fossilized turtle shell? Photos should speak for themselves. https://ibb.co/bHmcnT https://ibb.co/dtD7nT https://ibb.co/g2Qyu8 https://ibb.co/nqUDST
  2. Can anyone help identify this? I found it on Amelia Island near Fort Clinch. I thought it was a turtle shell initially, though the patterned surface is completely flat. It almost looks like hand print complete with palm and fingers. I don't know if this is a fossil or something manufactured. (ceramic?) Thank you for any help you can provide.
  3. Chesapecten Nefrens

    Hello All! Found this shell in MD. As I have little experience in invertebrates and have only just got into collecting them I felt I needed to ask what it was. I'm guessing Chesepacten Nefrens. Will do more Invertebrate posting soon...
  4. Is this a Conus nigromaculatus?

  5. Another strange fossil...

    Another weird one.
  6. Strange Fossil...

    Would love to hear what people think this is.
  7. Southeastern WI Brachiopod ID

    Here are two brachiopods that I hammered out of some rocks collected along Lake Michigan in Southeastern WI. One of them popped out of the rock in perfect shape, the other was partially exposed and didn't fare as well. These were from two different rocks. They look similar, but I think that they are different species. The pictures aren't great. I had my kid take them since my phone camera is broken. Let me know what you think.
  8. I recently found these fossils in a ditch of a hay field on my grandmothers marina on the shores of Lake Ontario. Any information on them would be welcomed thank you!
  9. Beach fossil (CA) ID

    Can this be identified? Found at Huntington Beach in California.
  10. What kind of shell?

    I found this little guy with a cluster of barnacles in sand in the woods in sw Florida. I can't figure out what shape it was, or is it two stuck together? Looks like just one, but I'm no expert. Can anyone ID? I have more pictures if needed. Thanks!
  11. Any chance someone knows what these are? They are most probably Holocene-aged (last 12,000 years). They come from a dry playa lake setting (inland) in India - the Thar Desert. Size is about 1mm wide, and 1.5+mm long... there is a funny raised hollow insert. Would love to get some tips!
  12. Pennsylvanian Shell

    Found in creek. Liberty, MO. Shell Of some sort. Pennsylvanian.
  13. Small Antwerp bivalve

    Hi all, Found this small bivalve in Antwerp, Belgium. Most likely from the Pliocene. That hinge is weird, with that thing sticking out (almost like the Mya shells!). Anyone know what species this is? Thanks in advance! Max
  14. Pink Cap-Blanc-Nez shell

    Hi all, Just wondering how I should go about with the prep of this one. It's from Cap-Blanc-Nez, France, and the matrix is Cretaceous chalk. Should I prep this using vinegar (and water)? If yes, how? Or is it better to go with the small metal picks? (The matrix is rather soft) Any other tips or things I should know before I tackle this one? Thanks in advance, Max
  15. crinoid stems fossil I found today

    Hi everyone this is matt again today in the creek I found a nice crinoid fossil when I took the photo I had a hard time getting it to show up good and here are 2 photos of the fossil
  16. I found this while digging in my yard, early this morning. Can't say how long it could have possibly been there, I must note the previous owners did have an abundance of river rock brought in for decoration over a decade ago. The piece itself was about 15 inches down. It looked cool on the surface but when I took my loupe to it I found some interesting markings. I don't know if I'm looking at perhaps crinoid stems, plant parts, or an interesting geologic concretion? Thank you for your help.
  17. Turtle shell fragment

    This turtle shell is part of the edge and it gives a nice idea of the shape thatwent around the outer part of the shell, I doubt such a small fragment can be identified but I thought I’d give it a go, any suggestions appreciated. Found Myrtle beach South Carolina
  18. Another find in Ontario Canada

  19. Hi all. I am in the early stages of developing my tips for deduction. Any info is welcome! I have found a shelf of shells embedded in rock. I suspect at least some are fossils. The most interesting one to me at this point is a shell with a sphere inside. I do hope the photo is clear enough because I cannot return to the site alone. In the same area as this shell, I found a live crab with one of these affixed to its own shell. I also found shells with barnacles in side of them, and the shape is similar. I am having trouble pinning down the geologic age in this area. In time I'll learn more. Any ideas? Is this a fossil?
  20. Please excuse my lack of technical terminology ... I'm just starting to learn to describe in fossil terms. If it's not in a museum, I have difficulty assessing an object's importance. So my shell identification skills probably follow a different path than with most people here. 1) Anything edible inside? 2) Pretty enough for crafting? Lol This is probably a common conch shell but it's stuck into a rock and so I'm guessing it's a fossil. There were a lot of shiny iridescent shells nearby, and most were stuck in rocks. One nearby item was an iridescent sphere, very pretty. Is this a fossil?
  21. Purchased at a very low price. Is this a real ammonite/ammolite or fabricated?
  22. Devonian bivalve

    Found in Maine glacial drift. Most likely Pragian - Emsian aged. Bivalve ? Anything distinctive enough to say more ?
  23. Turritella fossils

    Love these little guys, they are a distinctly different color than the rest of the pitch black fossils I generally find at myrtle beach, and the crystal like lines are dazzling to me. I believe they are in the turritella family but any info is always welcome:)
  24. Big ol' shell

    I grabbed this shell today because I thought it was absolutely beautiful. Plus I heard these shells are getting rarer and rarer. I know it's not a fossil, but would anyone be able to possibly give me an ID? The length is 8 inches.