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  1. Hi! I'm very new to fossil finding and lucked across some fossil-filled rocks in central Kentucky a few weeks ago. I found these rocks in the median of I-75 in Kentucky, just before exit 87 (south of Richmond KY), where they had eroded off a sheer rock face that had been blasted out decades ago to make way for the expressway. I'm not sure what kind of rock the shells are encased in, and the only tools i have at my disposal are not particularly well suited for the job (a generic 5/8" masonry chisel, a nail hammer, and a dremel with various carbide cutting bits). I'm working on getting some tools eventually, but for now that's what I'm working with. Any tips or suggestions about how to get these shells out of this stone with what I currently have? Is it just going to be impossible without better tools, and if so, which tools would you recommend for this job? I'm attaching a picture of the rock and shells in question, with letters A, B, and C above the shells i've noticed encased in here. I'm thinking A and B may have some promise, and maybe C too? I have no idea what I'm doing here so I'm open for any insights or suggestions
  2. Ahhhh, this curiosity of mine... I am so glad that the folks on this forum love to teach and help a novice like me! The closer and closer I look at a rock, the more fascinated I am by it. I found what looked like a "plain old rock" today. (IS there such a thing?!) I cleaned it and started looking at it under a magnifying glass. There was a little hole in the rock, so I decided to try to see what was IN the hole. As I examined it, I realized that it was a bit like looking into a cave in a hillside. How fun! Of course that just brought on more questions, though. I photographed one particular area from different perspectives and looked at it even closer. I am not seeing the fan like bryozoan fossils I have seen in my other fossiliferous (I love that word) limestone - unless I am looking at it from a completely different angle (a possibility!!). From one perspective (the one I am posting here), there are two pieces that seem like they might have originally been connected - kind of like a shell of some sort that has a part removed from it? Like the curve might be broken? But the closer I looked, the more tubule like parts I thought I saw. So, here I am once again... Begging your patience and asking to glean from your vast experiences. This part of the rock is very small - I will add another photo of it with a ruler to show scale. I can include photos of the entire rock but I am trying to study this one tiny spot on it for now? Thanks so much for your help! Edited to add: Found in Huntsville, Alabama. I also THINK I see some crinoid fossils elsewhere on this particular rock, if that helps with classification. From what I can tell so far, we are in the Mississipian age? Ramona
  3. Hey everyone! On Wednesday, as I finally had some time, I decided to take Sara out to my favorite hunting spot: the Zandmotor (Netherlands). I definitely did not regret that decision! If you've never heard of the Zandmotor before, it's an artificial beach extension just south of The Hague, and the sand that was used was dredged from the North Sea and is full of Ice Age megafaunal mammal bones and tons of Eemian shells. If you want to see some more of my finds and hunts there, just look up "Zandmotor" in the TFF search bar and you should find a bunch of stuff When we got there it was raining, which annoyed me a little bit because the forecast said it wouldn't... The rain also makes the sand stick to the fossils which can become annoying when looking for small fossils or trying to recognize the thing you just picked up. But, having just spent an hour in the bus to get here, I didn't want to turn back immediately. Luckily the rain stopped within half an hour, and I wasn't even on the Zandmotor yet (I have to walk about an hour from the bus stop to the Zandmotor itself) and after that the weather alternated between cloudy and sunny which was nice. While I usually always take a pass by the shell banks, today I decided to only walk along the shoreline to increase the chances of finding good mammal stuff. In fact, there had been a strong eastern wind on Tuesday which helped uncover a lot of the bones and make them wash ashore. This did not go unnoticed, there were a lot indeed! Here is my first big find of the day, a great complete horse astralagus!
  4. brachiopods Fossil

    Hi, another find this month. largest is 11 cm. appears to have more both front and back. limestone 2.3 cm x 2.3 cm x 0.80 cm or covers a U.S quarter. Found in West Michigan. Thanks, Bob
  5. Berries 7.jpg

    From the album 1925 Body & Trace Fossil Collection - Vegitation

    The majority of these berries are ground cherries from about 52 Ma years ago with the fruit fossilized. This is very rare to have so many specimens with the soft fruit still attached to the host.
  6. Berries 6.jpg

    From the album 1925 Body & Trace Fossil Collection - Vegitation

    The majority of these berries are ground cherries from about 52 Ma years ago with the fruit fossilized. This is very rare to have so many specimens with the soft fruit still attached to the host.
  7. Berries 5.jpg

    From the album 1925 Body & Trace Fossil Collection - Vegitation

    The majority of these berries are ground cherries from about 52 Ma years ago with the fruit fossilized. This is very rare to have so many specimens with the soft fruit still attached to the host.
  8. Berries 4.jpg

    From the album 1925 Body & Trace Fossil Collection - Vegitation

    The majority of these berries are ground cherries from about 52 Ma years ago with the fruit fossilized. This is very rare to have so many specimens with the soft fruit still attached to the host.
  9. Berries 3.jpg

    From the album 1925 Body & Trace Fossil Collection - Vegitation

    The majority of these berries are ground cherries from about 52 Ma years ago with the fruit fossilized. This is very rare to have so many specimens with the soft fruit still attached to the host.
  10. Berries 2.jpg

    From the album 1925 Body & Trace Fossil Collection - Vegitation

    The majority of these berries are ground cherries from about 52 Ma years ago with the fruit fossilized. This is very rare to have so many specimens with the soft fruit still attached to the host.
  11. Berries 1.jpg

    From the album 1925 Body & Trace Fossil Collection - Vegitation

    The majority of these berries are ground cherries from about 52 Ma years ago with the fruit fossilized. This is very rare to have so many specimens with the soft fruit still attached to the host.
  12. What kind of fossil is this?

  13. Hi all, I have fossils from Singapore's Jurong Formation, aged from late Triassic to early Jurassic (235 - 175 mya). Some were found over 10 years ago by a fossil-digger while others were dug up recently by the two of us. Several specimens have been handed over to our local museum. However, no one really knows what family or genus these bivalves belong to. I was hoping you guys could help. Specimen 0A Specimen 0B Specimen 0B alt view Specimen 0B alt view
  14. Whiskey Bridge first time

    I decided to check out Whiskey bridge in college station. Awesome place, it’s beautiful. U can see where people have been chipping away looking for fossils. Cracked open one of these geode balls and found pyrite inside and found this large round ball that looks like a clam, gonna clean it to see what it is
  15. Is this anything?

    Aup all. I found this earlier in the week on Hunmanby Bay, near Filey, Yorkshire, UK. To start off, I noticed the shells embedded into the rock on one face. Upon further inspection this afternoon, I noticed this on the back of the rock. It is possibly nothing, but on the close up, it looks like a scale pattern. Does anyone know. Many thanks.
  16. My apologies for posting so many topics without really contributing to other users threads. Im just excited that I found a message board where I can share these finds with people who can appreciate them Here is my very meager collection of fossils from Glen Rose Texas at the Paluxy river. The first time I went I was amazed at how many invertebrate specimens could be found so simply on the ground. The region is late Cretaceous Eagle Ford group. I have yet to identify them all but will edit the topic later once I read through a few other members posts and discover what these may be based on similar fossils.
  17. Shell Creek, Florida

    We are looking for public access to surface hunt on Shell Creek in Florida. We've never been there but we understand that Shell Creek is place for surface hunting.
  18. Parking Lot Fossils

    Hey there! I just thought I’d put some of my “parking lot fossils” here. I call anything that you might find in a place where small ground rocks are, could be a parking lot, or a fire pit, or whatever. Feel free to I.D. any of these too, as I just have a general idea of some of them. Thanks and enjoy!
  19. If someone knows the common or scientific name of this shell embedded in the rock or the other ones, please let me know. Thanks.
  20. Chonetes hudsonica

    From the album Eastern NY Fossil Hunts

    Chonetes hudsonica Devonian Found in 2018 from Glenerie, NY
  21. Leptocoelia flabellites

    From the album Eastern NY Fossil Hunts

    Leptocoelia flabellites Devonian Found in 2018 from Glenerie, NY
  22. Acrospirifer arrectus

    From the album Eastern NY Fossil Hunts

    Acrospirifer arrectus Devonian Found in 2018 from Glenerie, NY.
  23. Found another fossil

    Found another fossil containing shell fragments and what not
  24. Dear TFF Members, I would like to ask, if anyone has some specimens of Chama calcarata (punctata) and Chama lamellosa he/ she could trade? Please PM me if you want to discuss such trade. Thanks.
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