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Found 170 results

  1. What kind of fossil is this?

  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. If someone knows the common or scientific name of this shell embedded in the rock or the other ones, please let me know. Thanks.
  9. Chonetes hudsonica

    From the album Eastern NY Fossil Hunts

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

    From the album Eastern NY Fossil Hunts

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

    From the album Eastern NY Fossil Hunts

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

    Found another fossil containing shell fragments and what not
  13. 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.
  14. Hi all, This weekend, after the long, boring and annoying winter months (it's always mildly cold, but very windy and rainy in the Netherlands in winter... horrible fossil hunting conditions) spring finally let out the tip of its nose, with a nice sun, blue sky and decent temperature. About time! We all know what this means... time to do some fossil-hunting! So on Sunday morning I woke up, prepared my fossil hunting equipment (mainly bags and boxes; no tools needed for this beach), made myself a lunch, and set out at 13:00 to the bus. The bus ride to Kijkduin takes me about an hour, so I arrived at the beach at 14:06. But, as usual, because it's by bus I'm not dropped off at the ideal spot, so I have to walk about an hour on the beach, due south-west, to actually get to the Zandmotor. But that wasn't much of a problem... this part of the beach already has a few fossils to yield, although not as many, so you can start the fossil hunting right away. Didn't find anything significant though in that first stretch. You're literally walking on lots of Eemian fossil shells, but these species are all very common. Spisula solida, Cerastoderma edule, C. glaucum, and Macoma balthica are just not worth picking up, unless it's a specimen that stands out to me (unusual size, pathologies, weird colors, etc). Here's a map to better illustrate the places I will mention. Note that it's approximate. Also, the sand cliffs and the shell banks often move around, we are after all on a beach with lots of wind and water movement, so these positions aren't defined. But this is what was the case this weekend. And the pink Zandmotor "limit" isn't accurate either, it's more my view as in "this is good fossil-hunting territory". By the way, that red S is where the bus drops me off. Oh, and that big puddle in the middle of the beach is actually a very popular kite-surf spot, especially for amateurs because there are no waves. This time I started off the hunt at the "sand cliffs" as I like to call them, (2m tall at the highest point, so not real cliffs), then went on to an area more to the south of the Zandmotor (at the bottom of the dark blue line on the map). It was my first time properly hunting that little area, and it turns out it's actually a good spot, I found lots of good bivalve fossils there! After an hour or two I sat down to eat my lunch (yes, a very late lunch, but time flies by when you're fossil hunting! I'm actually still surprised I remembered to eat my lunch at all, I usually get so caught up in the hunt that I often just completely forget to eat my lunch at all ), then went onto the richest part of the Zandmotor when it comes to shells, the..... (drumroll please)............. shell banks! I know, very unexpected! The real Eemian shell banks are usually lying on the north-center of the Zandmotor, between the cliffs and the shoreline. That is when I made my two favorite finds of the day: a gorgeous Propebela turricula, and a bit later, Gari fervensis! After a total of about 5 hours hunting, I decided it was time to get back home, so I called it a day. But man was it a good day! I found an incredible diversity of fossil shells, especially bivalves. Onto some pictures, starting with some location pics.
  15. Shells in the desert

    Hello, I found these shells while driving in the dunes in the middle of the desert. I have found fossilized wood and coral close to the location before. They are unfortunately covered in a weird sandstone like material but I hope you can help me identify them. Found near Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  16. My first fossil

    Hi everyone! I'm new here and I found this in a freshly tilled cornfield in Northampton, Pennsylvania a few days ago. I have no experience, but am very excited to get some info on this and maybe start hunting and get a collection. Any idea of what the shells are or the approximate age? Thanks for any info!
  17. Shell fragments in matrix

    Hi. I recently went to Monmouth Beach near Long Branch. I was beachcombing and came across this piece on matrix. The reason I looked at it more closely was because I found a piece just like this and it had something that looked like a small shark tooth in it. When I looked closer at this piece, I found different shell fragments. There are usually no fossils found on this beach so I don't know what this is.
  18. Unknown Shell Fossils

    Hi there folks. I received these two fossil shells as a gift but they came with none information about its identity or origin. I was wondering if it is possible to have any information about them based only in these images. As a matter of fact, I'm not even sure they are real fossils because (to my completely newbie understanding) they don't feel "that fossilized". Hope someone can shed a light here. Thanks in advance,
  19. Shells

    This is one of the roadside rocks I picked up. I see what appears to be an oyster shell but, as for the other items I have no idea. I would appreciate any help you can give.
  20. Is this Turritella?

    I'm 90% sure these are turritella I collected. Maybe someone knows the species but I doubt it. If these are in fact turritella, let me know.
  21. Fossil or mineral

    Cheboygan Michigan they look like brains, I find them from baseball to basketball sizes. I broke one up with a sledge hammer, the center gets more dense. The out side seems to house shells?
  22. Missouri marine fossil ID

    Hello, Thanks to all for identifying my first of three 'mystery' fossil finds in Jackson County, Missouri. This second item keeps appearing in the chert used for landscaping at a building several decades old. As before I've been unable to identify it by photos on the internet for comparison. Any idea what they may be? I didn't want to break one in half and disturb the integrity of the piece. Thanks again.
  23. Shells?

    Hello, is there a special topic on this forum that identifies shells? I have a few that I would like to know the name and rarity of.
  24. Turitella? Age?

    Hi guys. A member of my club have these away. Can you tell me what they are and if they are fossils our modern day Shell's from the beach. I have no idea were they came from. Thank you
  25. On a class field trip for 3rd Block (3rd Period), we went to Freedom Park to measure slope, air temperature, soil temperature, etc. of the Northern & Southern sides/slopes of hills. In between the hill slants, there was a creek bed. Inside the creek bed, there are fossils that I just had to pick up some. I got this oyster and this other shell. It seems everywhere I go (someplace new in nature, or a field trip) I always find either a fossil shell or seashell or land shell. It's really weird, but cool, because mollusks are my favorite type of fossil. And fossils are my favorite study. I am somewhat surprised, still, when I find the shells and fossils, even though it happens every time. The white one I've never seen before, but it's hard to identify because it's broken. I wish I knew what it was...I've tried to figure it out. Actually....I have a guess. It's some kind of clam. It's a tongue shell! It's gotta be! These fossils I found in that creek. I thought it was an interesting story, so I wanted to share it.
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