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Found 296 results

  1. Purchased at a very low price. Is this a real ammonite/ammolite or fabricated?
  2. Devonian bivalve

    Found in Maine glacial drift. Most likely Pragian - Emsian aged. Bivalve ? Anything distinctive enough to say more ?
  3. 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:)
  4. 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.
  5. Can anyone identify this shell?

    Hello all, Could anyone please identify this shell that I collected within the Glen Rose Formation near Spring Branch, Texas. The outcrop is around 110 Ma.
  6. What is this? Is it a flipper?

    Hi there, I'm new to fossil hunting and came across this today in the newly surfaced coast land mass at Kaikoura, New Zealand. It's quite large; at least a foot long. Move read about the fossils of ancient dolphins being found in the area and was wondering if there was any possibility of this being linked to those finds? any help in identifying it would be greatly appreciated!
  7. What is this Cretaceous impression?

    My daughter found this in a creek with Cretaceous fossils. What is it a fossil of? Thank you.
  8. Nj Cretaceous stream turtle?

    Not sure what this is,any help please,thanks
  9. Cretaceous Shell

    Found this shell while in the creek this weekend. I have never found a shell like this in all my time in North Texas creeks so this seems out of place. Has matrix stuck to it and inside that matches what is present where I hunt. It is fossil and has some spots that look like calsite or some other crystal. Any ideas?
  10. Found this ages ago just lying alongside the road in Illinois... I think it was Illinois... heh... structure looks similar to a calamites horsetail IMO, but the symmetrical succession of the parts is curious. Any ideas?
  11. Hello there! I received a very nice birthday gift from my rock-loving colleague - a big gastropod shell from Manzanilla de Cuba! I'm not sure if it's a fossil or recent shell, but it's pretty heavy (306.72 grams, to be exact), and I was hoping to get some answers as to its identify from you, my forum friends. Please see pictures below: Thanks for your help! Monica I think @MikeR is a shell specialist... And I know that @Max-fossils is a fan of shells, too...
  12. York River finds..

    Hi all, Went to York River state park and found these pieces.... Hoping "A" is a tooth. "B" a Turtle shell? "C" some sort of ear bone?. "D" looks like coprolite but has those holes similar to whale bones that I find. I hope these are good guesses.
  13. Found this guy today and wanted your imput. Is it turtle? If not, then what? Let me know!
  14. Snail?

    I found this cast? Mold? Unsure of the correct terminology. I looked at the usgs website and they said snails were unlisted. I wondered if anyone had any helpful information they would share.
  15. Turtle Shell?

    Is this a turtle shell? It has some rib, so it seems pretty convincing.
  16. What is this?

    I've only recently developed an interest in fossils and have been out hunting them for the past 6 months. I appreciate the feedback. When I found this, I kept looking at it with a magnifying glass trying to figure out if it had a Home and Hearth stamp on the bottom. But the bottom has small fossils in it.
  17. Shell

    I found this at my school. I was rather surprised to have found it.
  18. Picked this up at auction..don’t know what it is. Can anyone help me? Thanks so much. It is very heavy. Has some marking on bottom but can read. Sounds mentally when singing with edge of scissors.
  19. Exoskeleton

    Any ideas on names?
  20. Rappahannock Creek find

    I have no idea what these things are but I keep picking them up. I think someone thought they might be steinkerns (casts) or maybe had other suggestions (getting old, senile, maybe I forgot). Almost flat on one side, kidney-shaped where there are characteristic radial bands or striations; rounded on the other side (second picture). Almost always have the black glossy enamel of fossils. The more rounded side on this specimen is chipped and you can see the same radial banding within, but with no shiny black. Generally all are about an inch or so long. Thanks for your help?
  21. Shell fossil from Guanling?

    This is collected from Guanling of Guizhou, China. Is it a shell fossil?
  22. Hi this is matt again I have 2 more fossil corals to show everyone here are the photos enjoy
  23. Glue for Egg Shell

    Hi Everyone, I just purchased multiple pieces of dino egg shell that all come from a partial single egg the recently shattered and want to try to glue it back together. There is no matrix and the egg is hollow. I ordered some PaleoBond PB100X Structural Adhesive, is that all I need? Any advice? I've never prepped or reconstructed anything before and figured this may be a fun project!
  24. Hi all, I acquired this piece, did not find on site. It seems to be basalt but the outer matrix is packed with sand and shell fragments. The brachiopods (I am assuming from the research I have done) are rather large, and appear in a cluster. Some of the fragments I have observed appear to be from the devonian era. I am assuming this is a steinkern vs true fossil. But the matrix is so fragile to clean it is destroying it. I am more of a rock hound than true fossil student. I have learned from some of my earlier posts last year that if the structure has been replaced by silica than it is not a true fossil ie steinkern, I believe. The matrix includes so much sand and shell fragments that it makes me question how silification works? Some of the shells, brachiopods, became irridescent as the stone absorbed moisture. Looks more like stone when it is dry.. . One of the pics that looks like brushing its teeth, has an opal in the background that I believe is the actual metamorphic process from this exact type of matrix and brachiopod by water and silica ooze. Interestingly as I have been cleaning the opal up also, it has the same structure as the outer pieces of the shell from the brachiopod, feather like. The striations in the opal also seem to be where the brachiopod foot would be... and also the richest mineral and most beautiful layer... Any ideas of what I should do with this piece to clean it or leave it alone I would love. If you have knowledge about brachiopods and opals I would love to hear that as well!! Thanks Kim
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