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Found 605 results

  1. hi everyone today again I found another bivalve called actinopteria boydi and a nice crinoid stem fossil here are some photos
  2. Found this shell in bjärsjölagård

    Found this shell in Bjärsjölagård Sweden, Silurian aged. Anybody know the species?
  3. hi everyone this is matthew again today in the creek I found 3 neat fossils they are called spinulicosta arctirostratus, actinopteria boydi, leptocoelia flabellites,
  4. What is this?

    I am clueless as to what this is (more so than usual). It doesn’t look like the usual concretions. It doesn’t look like the usual shells. It doesn’t look like a fossil and I’ve never seen coral from Big Brook. It’s 1.75 x 1 inch and the bottom is concave
  5. Tiny Shell Forest (MN) Advice?

    Hey Fossil Gang! I was exploring the forest near my dorm and found a small area where the ground had a sparse layer of tiny, white, spiral shells. I'm no expert but they didn't seem like snail shells, I could be wrong. I was wondering if anyone could give me some tips for this situation. What should I do? I thought I could start by collecting some of the surface level shells and maybe even dig around a bit. I imagine just the tiny shells would be pretty common but do y'all think there could be greater treasures laying in wait? What sort of basic equipment/tools should I use? Any help would be appreciated! I'll post if I find something cool.
  6. My 2nd Trip To American Fossil!

    Hello all! This summer I took my yearly trip to Wyoming, and with my luck I again came back with several extremely incredible fossils! I found many less fish this time around, but I did find several more rare ones! I probably only found around 50 fish in the 3 days I was there. I found 8 Phareodus, including 2 juveniles! I found only 1 Mioplosus this year, the fish seems to be avoiding me sadly... I found 3 Priscacara, including a very large Priscacara serrata! I found an interesting Hypsiprisca preserved beautifully on an algea layer, also found several more Amia scales, but one of my favorite finds was a giant Amia tooth! (Though I suspect it to be gar) they said it was the largest one they had ever seen, and it is an excellent place holder for a future complete Amia! I also found dozens of shells! The shells especially the snail shells are considered to be one of the rarest components of the fauna, so it was very odd finding over a dozen! Including 4 mass mortality plates which each have dozens of shells on them! I also ended up finding an incrediblely incrediblely rare piece of bamboo, they told me that bamboo is rarer than a dozen stingrays! Speaking of stingrays, I FOUND MY FIRST ONE! A large Heliobatis that I split out almost perfectly! Speaking of rare finds, my absolute favorite find of this trip came as a surprise! Early in the day I found a very strange algea layer with several gastropod beaks, and I was excited as I thought I had found a Crossopholis. After having my heart broken I sulked over to a new pile of rocks and one my first split I found something very strange, a plate of small serrated scales! I did it! I found myself a paddlefish it's disarcticulated, but it still has a fin beautifully preserved! It's hard to describe the feeling of finding a Paddlefish and a Stingray the same day! I will be posting pictures soon! I will also be submitting my stingray whenever the prep work is finished!
  7. Hi everyone this is matt again today in the creek i found 2 nice brachiopod fossils here are 2 photos of the fossils
  8. Hi everyone this is matt again today in the creek I found a trilobite and a brachiopod in one rock here is a photo
  9. hi everyone today in the creek I found the other side of that nautilus I uploaded a few weeks ago here is a photo
  10. Hi all! I've always found fossils to be quite interesting but never took the time to really get into them so I'm useless at identifying them. Well, recently I went to Galveston beach and found this item washed up after a storm. It's small (about 2cm across) and feels rather fragile/thin. I've never seen anything like it besides an ammonite but then those are always cast in rock, I believe, and this feels just like a fragile shell that I could probably crush if I accidentally stood on it. This may just be some sort of strange shell, but some googling hasn't led me to anything other than the ammonite. Is this a fossil at all? If so, what type? I appreciate you taking your time to help out a curious mind! - Mia
  11. what kind of clam fossil is this ?

    Hi everyone this is matt again can anyone tell me what kind of clam fossil this is ? here are 2 photos
  12. Hi everyone today in the creek I found a very nice brachiopod fossil here is a photo:
  13. Shell fossils?

    I have a shell fossil that was found at millcreek on at pipeline trail in Utah. The ridges on the shelves are clearly defined and looks quite different than all the other shell fossils I have. I'm not one hundred percent at the Shell fosil of a bivalve shell. Any further information on this fossil would be great thanks.
  14. Fossil shells?

    Hi guys. I have these shells, with a little bit of a background... My friend works as a heavy equipment operator doing excavation near Lake Okeechobee, FL. I am not sure how far down they dug to find these, but i can find out if you need me to. But i know the guys were super excited to find them and they are calling them fossils. I have 5 of them. The picture attached is of the largest one i have, approximately 5” long.
  15. Weird Fossil ( Missouri )

    Location is in Missouri The area is dated to the Pennsylvanian Formation: Probably apart of the Raytown limestone member Found this weird fossil on my latest fossil hunting trip, I personally believe it to be some sort of Amminoid since the pattern seems to extend away from the shell and not towards it, but I have only found Nautiloids in the area ( Only 2 spiral shaped specimens that do not look like this and 3 cone shaped.) If anyone can Identify if this is a an Ammonoid or something else I would love to know more! the middle Section with the weird ball like pattern in the middle and what I assume are gas chambers around it
  16. Hi there, I found a number of fossils in the riverbanks of the Don River in Sunnybrook Park in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Here is a google maps link to the spot where these fossils were located. It is just north of where the pin is dropped. https://goo.gl/maps/yBbyfVTwHY3SGbbM8 I've attached images of the fossils I found and I'm looking to ID them. I'm wondering if someone could also point me in the direction of some further reading about the geology in this area. Thanks very much!
  17. is this a fossil?

    I was cleaning out my desk drawer here at work and I found this. i forgot i had it. anything worth while? found it on a construction site, in Zilwaukee, MI. if you need more photos or close ups, i'll try, this was the best my phone could do.
  18. Hi all, I am new to this forum, thank you for accepting me here. I am a geologist from Brazil, but live in Rochester, NY. Paleontology is not my main expertise. So a friend went to Salmon River, Oswego County, and brought back these fossil-bearing shales he collected there. He told me you can find many fossils in that area and that he was told these are Devonian in age. I looked in a USGS geologic map, and the region is located where the 'Pulaski and Whetstone Gulf Formations' and the 'Oswego Sandstone' outcrops. These are supposed to be Upper Ordovician. The rocks contain shells that I can't identify (pictures attached). Can anyone help with the fossil ID and confirm the age of these rocks? Thank you! Fabiana
  19. Hi everyone! Today in the creek I broke open a rock and found a straight shell nautilus called orthoceras rudis loaded with crystals in it . Here are some photos.
  20. Help with some fossil shell IDs

    Hi. I was wondering if anyone could help me identify these shells. Thanks for your help. The first two shells were found in the spoil pile outside of the Aurora Fossil Museum in Aurora, North Carolina. They come from the Lee Creek Mine and are from the Pungo River Formation. I don't know much about shells in general, but I think this comes from a scallop. I unfortunately don't have any locality info on it.
  21. ID help on gastropod fossil

    I currently have this fossil temporarily written down as Bembexia suclomurginata based off some pictures i’ve seen but i need more clarification. I’m not sure where it was found, the seller never clarified the location.
  22. ID Fossil Turtle Shell ?

    Found this cool fossil today. Measures 6 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 2 inches high. Venice, FL construction site. Located 5 feet away from a nice Meg tooth. Pleistocene material recovered within 50 yards. My first thought was small tortoise shell fully intact. Located close by was another larger size tortoise shell that was not fully fossilized. Hoping someone can confirm this is a fossilized turtle shell. Regards, Michael
  23. Hi everyone, this is Matt again. My family's house had a close call today when we had a big tree fall near our house. I have 3 nice brachiopod fossils I found today I wanted to show everyone .
  24. I found this fossil in a mountain stream near Lovell, Wyoming. I was wondering what species it could be? It has a shell like some kind of clam. It also has 3 reddish brown stones in it that shimmer in the light. Could these be pearls? The rest of the fossil doesn’t have any reflective gleam in the light. I added blue arrows and circles to show where the possible pearls are at. The whole fossil is about 1 and 10/16 inch long x 1 and 1/4 inch wide x 3/4 inch in height (from the back of the shell to the tip of the highest pearl). Thanks!
  25. Fossil Shell Sinistrofulgur sps.

    Hello everyone! Found this at a land site in north port,fl . Its approximately 11.5 inches long (292mm) and 8 inches (203mm) wide. would of been pushing 13" long if the end did not have damage! I believe its Sinistrofulgue Palmbeachensis Whelk. Anyone agree? And is this size common? I know nothing about shells but starting collecting them for fun! Thank you!
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