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  1. 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.
  2. Any ideas

  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Some kind of nut?

    ID please
  9. 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
  10. Fossils

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

    Collected from matrix deposited in the Chesapeake Bay by landslide. Donated to the Delaware Museum of Natural History.
  13. Fossil Shell ID

    Can anybody tell me what kind of shell this is? I found it afew weeks ago at Mappleton, UK. Thank you
  14. Fun with Flourescence

    A couple months ago, the Mollusk Collection Manager at at the museum where I volunteer introduced me to Architectonica shells under black light. This afternoon, the two of us rummaged through the spare shell cabinet to see what else might fluoresce nicely. What's in your closet? Architectonica sp., Pliocene/Pleistocene, Florida Arcinella cornuta, Pliocene/Pleistocene, Florida Cymatosyrinx acinica, Pliocene/Pleistocene, Florida Scaphella sp., Pliocene/Pleistocene, Florida Turritella plebia, Miocene, St. Leonard, Calvert County, Maryland
  15. Better name for this than shell?

    From the Pierre Shale NE Colorado I was thinking another clam (similar shape to another fossil)
  16. What kind of shell is this?

    Pretty sure that it is from Morocco. Thats about all I know about it, so any information about it would be much appreciated.
  17. Venus Clam

    Collected from matrix deposited in the Chesapeake Bay by landslide. These shells are extremely fragile and are not to be found loose on the beach. Most disintegrated when I was working the matrix. This specimen was donated to the Delaware Museum of Natural History.
  18. Seashells by the seashore ancient?

    does any body know what this is?
  19. I Don't Do Shells

    I usually don't mess with shells, we just paddle right by. After hurricane Matthew there is a spot on the Meherrin that has a large exposed shell layer. Last year on one of our trips we stopped and I grabbed a few. The first two photos are front and back ( a complete shell) Third photo just has some neat growth. I haven't cleaned anything, because I don't know what I'm doing. Craig
  20. Flourescent Fossil Clam

    From the album Fossil Flourescence

    Stewartia formani viewed under natural light at left and under short-wave ultraviolet light at right.

    © c. 2017 Heather J. M. Siple

  21. Flourescent Fossil Clam

    From the album Fossil Flourescence

    Stewartia anodonta clam viewed under natural light at left and under short-wave ultraviolet light at right.

    © c. 2017 Heather J M Siple

  22. Flourescent Fossil Clam

    From the album Fossil Flourescence

    Stewartia formani clam viewed under natural light at left and under short-wave ultraviolet light at right.

    © c. 2017 Heather J M Siple

  23. Flourescent Fossil Clam

    From the album Fossil Flourescence

    Stewartia anodonta viewed under natural light at left and under short-wave ultraviolet light at right.

    © c. 2017 Heather J M Siple

  24. Flourescent Fossil Clam

    From the album Fossil Flourescence

    A clam shell of the family Veneridae viewed under natural light at left and under short-wave ultraviolet light at right.

    © c. 2017 Heather J M Siple

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