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  1. Hi everyone this is matt again today in a big stone I broke apart I found this big clam here is a photo
  2. Lulu88

    What is this?!

    Hey guys and girls. I’m so sorry if this is a common thing, I don’t hit the beaches often. but I just couldn’t wrap my head around what this is. first I assumed coral, then thought maybe the inner part of a sea snail shell? sorry for sounding silly. Just curious and it’s late and this seems to be the only thing I can focus on, hahaha
  3. T. nepaeolicus

    Fossil Shell or Odd Mineral?

    Are these fossil shells with odd mineralization or a mineral of some sort?
  4. Found in the backyard, dug out at about 2 feet down, Cerritos Ca. They are cleaned in the photos, some sandy matrix could not be scrubbed or picked off. Looks like it was fibrous in the middle (see last 2 pics). All pieces have same design on top and bottom. Have also found a piece of bone, and seashells in this 3' long, 2' wide, 2' deep area.
  5. Found this fossil inland, Venice, FL. Early Pleistocene material. I believe this is perhaps tortoise shell showing spinal attachment point to vertebrae. Piece. Measures 17cm x 13cm x 5cm thick. All photos taken at 1x. I look forward to reading your remarks. - Michael
  6. fourfourtwo

    ID help, Maclurites?

    Hi All, Wondering if I can get some ID help with this, after reviewing various sources I am thinking Maclurites? Location: Belvedere Quarry (ESCONI trip 2020) Dolomite, Galena formation Thank you!
  7. Mercedes Coxca

    NSR Finds

    Hey y'all! This is my first ID post, so please tell me what I should do/change for future posts <3 These are all fossils I have found in the North Sulphur River in the last two months. I'm only asking about a few in the picture because I know there's a lot and I figured I'd only focus on a few at a time <3 sorry y'all, didn't plan ahead very well. I have more pictures of all of them though if needed. 1) One (bottom middle) is ID'd (via Dallas Paleo Group on FB) possibly as coprolite or a 'jumble'?- looking for clarification as well as what the things inside the fossil mig
  8. Finding a complete specimen is my white whale. Usually only find small fragments, these three are my most complete. Am able to use a few bits to get a “reconstruction” cannot figure out what these are. thanks in advance!
  9. Aurelius

    Large Jurassic bivalve ID

    Please can anyone identify this shell, from the Jurassic of Somerset, UK? It's a biggie. Sorry the photos aren't ideal.
  10. Top Trilo

    Unknown shells

    I don’t remember exactly where I found these either Florida South Carolina or North Carolina but I was wondering what some of these were if it’s possible to tell and are they fossilized? 1 looks like a turitellid gastropod, 2, 5, and 6 all have the squared off hinge and may be all the same but the colors are different 3 is not symmetric but angled to one side, 7 are cool and spiky, 8 are slightly angled but the hinge part isn’t well preserved 9 I have no clue they may all be different 10 I also have no idea, 11 is some sort of shell, 12 another snail shell and no clue on 13. Any and all h
  11. Good evening folks. I have two items from the Fox Hills Formation that I recently prepped that are in need of identification. All help is appreciated.
  12. Kandee k.

    What is this?

    I wanted to know more about them. Scientific name? What period? I appreciate any information
  13. Dsmech

    Southern Illinois Shell

    Hi All, I've been spending some time with family in Southern Illinois, in Madison County. In between eating too much for the holidays I've been exploring around the farm and the creeks for arrowheads and anything else I can find...while exploring one creek bed near some rather large cliffs I found what I am guessing is a fossilized shell, some kind of sea snail/whelk/conch. I don't know if this was an unwanted hermit crab someone tossed away, or a part of a shell garden that made it's way in there, or a legitimate fossilized shell. Any help would be apprecia
  14. Hello all! my wife has ordered my early Xmas present. What should I be looking for, in authenticity? I watched the pawn stars episode with the elepahnt bird egg lol and it appears to have the elongated marks they talked about. 12" in height....here are a couple photos! Thanks for the input!
  15. Hello, I need help to identify this bivalve shell fossil I found out at a roadside works in Crete. It is 8 cm wide x 11 cm long, but if counting the broken edge part should be originally 13 cm long. Rgs MG
  16. Jurassicz

    Fossil Shell id

    Found this Shell near gothenburg sweden. Unsure what age and species. I once asked the local museum of the age of the fossil rocks from the beaches. And they say its roughly 80 myo Anyone know what age? I Think 80 myo but wanna be sure
  17. phhill18

    Fossil Nautilus?

    Hi there - Been following this forum for years now but this is my first time posting! Figured I should finally try to figure out what this mystery fossil is that I have... Years ago - probably 10 years ago at this point - I found this fossil washed up on the beach at Bald Head Island NC. Because of its markings, I assumed it was likely a nautilus, but everything I found online or in fossil books of NC looked dissimilar from this particular piece. So, I'll ask you all - what do you think it is? Am I right to think it's a nautilus of some kind, or perhaps something e
  18. Samurai

    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 mi
  19. 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 tha
  20. LabRatKing

    Another auction find

    This one was pretty cool too:
  21. nikkisixx


    Went for a walk down the shoreline in Huntington Beach, California the day after a storm and found this. I have a video of it on my instagram, is there a way to get it here so that it shall pass admin gates? Sorry for the crappy close up of the conical shaped shell at the bottom.
  22. nikkisixx

    Bone or Sandstone with shell bits

    Found in clay soil, Cerritos, California.
  23. Brandy Cole

    Costal vs. Scute vs. Osteoderm IDs

    Location: Brazos River, near Brookshire, TX Found: Gravel, sand, low water Estimated time: Pleistocene I've been searching through info on scutes, osteoderms, reptile fossils, and types of turtle shell and plastron parts because we seem to have a lot of those in our area, but I'm having a hard time telling the difference. These are my best guesses, and I'm hoping someone can educate me on the differences. FRAG 1--I think this is a large turtle/tortoise scute fragment, but I'm not sure how to tell the difference between neural, costal, central, etc.
  24. JLittlejohn

    Fossil Shell?

    Dug this up near the shoreline at Caspersen Beach. Looks much older than any other specimens I have found in the area along the beach, which also tend to have much more color. The defined lines and ornate features certainly stood out to me the first time I saw it. Too bad it isn't in great condition, as the original shell could have been over 8" long/tall. Haven't looked online to research it yet, so I figured I would ask on here for some expert opinions!
  25. MacHoffman22

    Fossil ID Plant, Shell?

    Found near Lake Vermillion, SD. It's a very nice impression. Would just like help with an ID please and thank you.
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