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  1. What kind of fossil shell?

    Hey guys! I found this in the stream In the forest and i'm definitely sure that is from somekind of sea shell.I didn't find anything similar like this in the forest so your help will be nice! I just wanna know what kind of sea shell species is this.Here are the photos bellow:
  2. Plant or animal?

    Is this plant or shell?
  3. Shell in coral?

    Hi there everyone new to the forums! I found this item in Christies Beach South Australia in my front yard digging out a hole for plants. Could be a very common item but I would love to know a little more about it! Found it inside what seemed to be a limestone pocket. There was also other types of fossilized coral and a few different varieties of fossilized shells in the pocket/crack.
  4. Shell? Fossil? Egg?

    I can't figure out what this might be, I hope you can see it well enough. It was very hard to get good pics of the crushed side. I think it could be a crab shell, it's crushed but firm tho it seems slightly pliable and even breakable. It's not. The "mouth" seems to be more of a dent than an opening since sealed over and the perfect little circle on the top reminds me of a horseshoe crab. Some of the pics are color saturated to enhance the detail as best I could. Please, help, so curious!
  5. Help on Fossil ID

    The rock has the imprints of the tissue under the shell of the fossil. Tons of weird bubbling on another rock found in South Georgia
  6. Is this even a fossil?

    Thanks to your patience, I have learned a little about trilobites, ammonites and other antiquities of past ages. I can not begin to guess what this picture is, however. I got this in an estate, with no record of where it came from. I don't know if this was found at a beach, in a shale or clay foundation, or where. I do not know what the skeleton of this creature is, whether it be shell, bone or fossilized material. It does seem very fragile, however. I hold my breath when I carry this. It is about 11 cm (4½") long. Thank you, everyone. Belated Happy New Year, too.
  7. Bookcliff Baculite

    Went fossil hunting with my daughter this morning in the Bookcliffs, North of the Grand Junction, CO airport. We found this weathering out of the shale in a wash. The Baculite is about 8" long and 1.5" wide. Can hardly wait to prep this, I think it will make a nice display. My plan is to slice the base of the matrix flat (without damaging the fossil) so it will sit nicely on a table or shelf.
  8. I was down on the NSR this weekend and found this nice little 3 inch fossil. If any of you know the scientific name, please share! I thought it was really pretty. The NSR, I have to say, seems to be fairly picked over near the giant stairway. It was ridiculously hot down there this weekend and humid, so I was hesitant to venture off too far, but I'm assuming that the finds will be more plentiful if I start hiking away from the stairs when the weather cools down.
  9. Just a quickie

    Found these two today whilst knocking around some dirt. Not sure if they are fossil or not. Down here we have a lot of shells and a lot of "reworked" dirt and sand,so to speak. Which means I'm not sure if they originated where I found them or if they were moved there by construction and/or backfill. Any input is welcome.
  10. Lost cant ID this one

    I’m absolutely stumped on this one. I can’t tell if it’s just an unfished product or what. Help please.
  11. I might have one this time!

    Fingers crossed, I think there's a real fossil in this mess! I accidentally chipped the part I think is a fossil, bone or shell maybe, with my tile nippers trying to chip away the bigger rocks in the conglomerate-- the nippers are for sherd crafts ONLY from now on! However, the pattern of lines in the part in question is as it was when I found it in the lower canal along the Delaware river near Pt. Pleasant, PA. My husband, King of Pareidolia, thinks it's a turtle. I'm not going to see things I can't hypothesize on, I'm here instead.
  12. Sycamore Creek Trip

    Went out to an area in NE Oklahoma called Sycamore Creek. This is a creek the leads into Grand Lake at some point. There are lots of fossiliferous rocks I believe that this is a late Devonian and Carboniferous period layer. I am posting a few pics of one fossil that I found. This is a shell and will need to be prepped to see if I can get it to a better display condition. This is the first pic I have posted so trying that feature out.
  13. Have been looking for fossils near home and found the outer piece of this then about a half hour later near the same spot! I know its not much to some here but it makes me happy!
  14. I find quite a few rocks with many shells engraved in the rocks. What is the correct ID of these types of fossils? Also, are they worth anything? Thanks for your help! This is the other side.
  15. Any ideas

  16. Preserving fragile shells

    Yesterday I picked up several shells from the Red Crag formation at Walton on the Naze that are incredibly fragile. What is the best way to preserve them to keep them from falling apart? I already crumbled a few while rinsing them in water, I am hoping to keep the rest intact lol.
  17. Is This Metal Disk Natural or Man-Made?

    I got this as part of an estate. You might notice I've posted a few things from there. Anywhere, I have no idea what this is? Maybe a geologist could hazard a guess. It definitely is a metal of some sort. It has a diameter of 3 inches (7.6 cm). It's thickness is around ⅛" at its thickest point in the center. The edge is sharp enough that this could be used as a weapon in a pinch. I wish I could send you a sidewise photo, too. Notice the shell on the one side. I have another disk like this without the shell. Is this a modern-day man-made creation or was it made by natural forces. Yes, nature sometimes does make fantastic, regular patterns. Could this be one of them? I have no idea on where this came from or how it got to myself prior to the estate. Thank you for your help.
  18. Here is a very nice little gastropod fossil I found in a creek about 10 miles east of Dallas recently. Once I washed it off well I was shocked by the detail, and even colored stripes! Can anybody give me more info on this? I will post it to the Gallery with more info. Is it very common to see color in fossilized gastropods? Thanks again! KP
  19. 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
  20. a huge something?

    Hello, I found this at Kalavasos formations (late Miocene 5-10 million years) (even though not so known, pygmy elephants,hippos and other mammals were found at this area as well) I don't know what to make of it.. there is a couple of holes at its bottom side.. I am being tempted to crack it open, if it opens, but I don't know how. p.s. it is 30cm diameter, circular shaped with a max height of 12cm in the center. Thanks
  21. Some kind of nut?

    ID please
  22. Staten Island shell fossil ID

    Hey everyone, many years ago my dad found these shell fossils on a beach in Staten Island New York. I was wondering if any of you shell experts would be able to identify them. Thank you! -Mike
  23. Fossils

    Can anyone help me with these 3 fossils found in Italy, please? Thanks in advance, Nicola
  24. Found this in an alley. Any ideas? I was thinking a shell of some sort...