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Found 230 results

  1. Turritella sp?

    Found these the other day at Stratford Hall, Virginia. Any idea if these are Turritella or another species?
  2. New to Fossils

    Going through my great grandpa's rock collection and came across a piece that is mostly made up of shells. One side is smooth the opposite side is rough. Just wondering what it is and any info about this type of fossil.
  3. My wife dragged me away from Big Brook this weekend for a trip to Cape Cod. Beautiful but non-fossilious Cape Cod. So what’s a fossil collector to do? Well if you’re on the Cape you walk the beaches looking for modern shark teeth and perhaps some cool bone. No shark teeth and the closest I came was likely modern bovine teeth (although I suspect it’s been a long while since cows were grazing out there). In a pinch, rocks and shells would have to do and I had a ball nonetheless. I did find some horseshoe crab and sea bird skeletons but so far she who must be obeyed won’t let me bring them inside so they’re still in the trunk. BTW does anyone have any idea to strip the mussel shells down to the mother of pearl level?
  4. My daughter and I fossil hunting trip a lake texhoma got to do a little cleaning on them still.
  5. Lake texhoma finds

    Some my daughter and I found hunting lake texhoma . Still got to do a little cleaning.
  6. I was recently reorganizing my fossil collection and thought I would share some pieces I collected during Paleontology field trips in undergrad at Alabama. I'm glad I took thorough notes at the time! The demopolis chalk is a popular formation for finding Exogyra/ostrea/pycnodonte shells and shark teeth. We visited a site in Tupelo, MS many times for surface collecting. Some of the cool pieces I found were many fragments of a mosasaur jaw (top pic, top 2 slots), a Squalicorax kaupi tooth, a scyliorhinus(?) tooth, bony fish vertebrae, and bony fish teeth. I was told the dark fossils at the right of the third picture might be ray plates, but I'm not sure. Turritella in pic 1 are from a different formation.
  7. Finally getting around to posting about my recent trip to Stratford Cliffs in Virginia with the Maryland Natural History Society. It was a lot of fun, found some cool stuff, and met some nice people. Here are pictures of some of the finds I took home!
  8. Shells found in crete

    Found these shells in crete. Elafonissi i think its called. There looks to be matrix in the shells. Thats what caught my eye are they fossils?
  9. Found several of these while digging a hole for the swimming pool in our house. It was very surprising as I found hundred of them. Can anyone tell it is century old. I took a video of my discovery too.
  10. Fossils in own backyard!

    So, I was bored one day and decided to head into my woods behind my house. It is an area named possibly after the squaw Indians. I obviously have ventured into my backyard woods many times and have found unusual things. I have been metal detecting and other things. So on this day I was looking for rocks to bust open or just anything cool. All in this day I found everything in the pictures, a rock with really rough garnet, and a 1900s bottle dump. What a weird day, I didnt know this area had so much history. I assume a glacial process carved out the valley as it is shaped like a V with the tips of the top of the V being the backyards of peoples houses. So I found this rock and bust it open after seeing shell imprints. Boom, brachiopods galore. I just think its really cool how you never know where a fossil may be hiding. I have many other chunks of this fossil aswell. I have not found much else other then the other quartz rock I believe to be coral that I'm waiting to have ID'd currently. I did find another rock that was like a sandstone possibly that also had shells and brachs but it was smaller and not as nice. I have misplaced it at the moment so no pic. For reference on where these were found check this Squaw Brook Rd, North Haledon, New Jersey. I wouldnt come looking for fossils as this is the only one I have found after hours of searching.
  11. Names of fossils?

    Hello there, i'm new at this community, so i'm hopping I will get some help from you guys, tried to google what've found, but didin't really found any good info. Fossils are numbered you can see at photos Fossils which i found were at Lithuania, in random fields, few years ago. Would be nice to get any info about these, are they rare, does they have any price... any info, thx 1 https://imgur.com/C4YKjlF 1 https://imgur.com/Kh0NMZy 2 https://imgur.com/EZEoJ8M 2 https://imgur.com/pOwv214 2 https://imgur.com/Cwho8KL 3 https://imgur.com/95fQEm9 3 https://imgur.com/MowZGhu 4 https://imgur.com/zqUPa9a 4 https://imgur.com/6odgAeE 5 https://imgur.com/7Q1zWlX 5 https://imgur.com/2SKKMW7 6 https://imgur.com/dxDeF9m 6 https://imgur.com/Icxfkd7 6 https://imgur.com/rWEkbsX
  12. Folly Beach after the storm

    Down here on vacation and decided to try Folly Beach early yesterday morning while the kids slept. We had rough surf from the storm and thought maybe it would kick up some interesting stuff. I spent two hours combing the beach and didn’t find a single tooth. Not even a tiny one. Lots of modern day shells washed up so I picked up just a few. The only fossils I find were some unidentifiable bone fragments. Many people were looking for teeth, and a few that I spoke to also didn’t find any teeth. My family and I are down here for a little while longer and I’d love to venture out and try to find some teeth. We have access to kayaks. If anyone can make a suggestion, please pm. Thank you.
  13. Help on Sea Fossils

    A customer gave me some neat fossils today, I couldn’t tell ya where they were collected unfortunately. Is the larger one a baculite? No clue on the smaller one. Larger one has crystals inside the fossil, pretty neat. Thanks in advance.
  14. Finally, fossils?

    Alright...I think I finally found some fossils! Are any of these identifiable? These were found past Strawberry and Pine on the Mogollon Rim in Northern Arizona. Thanks in advance! #1
  15. Hi, I recently found these set of fossils in Big Brook (river) in New Jersey. I would like to get them identified as I am not skilled enough in the field to identify them myself. The fossils were found in a shallow river bed in gravel areas. There are shells, a shark tooth, and other items. I would love to gain some knowledge on the topic. Thank you
  16. Devonian marine fossils

    Found a good spot today that produced a nice variety of marine fossils. Did not spend much time there, was more of a scouting mission.
  17. Eocene Shells ID - Whiskey Bridge Tx

    (Edited to correct ID's thanks to JKFoam and Hot Sauce Committee) Howdy! Had a great haul at the Eocene Stone City Bluff Formation . I am working on ID'ing my finds and am pretty happy with the 50 or so ID's I've figured out so far....but these are eluding me! Any help would be appreciated! These I think I have properly ID'd but would appreciate confirmation. All are 1/4 inch or smaller: Buccitriton possibly sagum Gegania antiquata Eodrillia texana Eucheilodon reticulata I can't decide is this is Awateria retifera or the next one is or they both are. And what is the other one if they are not the same? (Edit:: Both are Buccitriton) These I am not sure about ID. All are 1/2 inch and smaller 1. Looks similar to Hastula houstonia but has an extra decorated ring inbetween sections 2. This one I have no idea 3. Looks similar to Michela trabeatoides, but not quite.... (Edit - Juvenile Michela) 4. Similar to Hesperiturris nodocarinatus but has a second plain "ring" in between decorated rings. (Edit: Hesperiturris amichel) 5. Similar to Cochlesiopsis engonata, but is more compact, perhaps just a variation? (Edit - is Cochlesiopsis engonata) 6. Similar to the above, but with crenulated edges (Edit - is Cochlesiopsis engonata) 8. Also similar to Hesperiturris nodocarinatus which it might be.... 9. Similar to Athleta petrosus but with more prominent horizontal bands and longer "tail" ? (Edit: is Papillina dumosa ) 10. SImilar to Buccitriton but has an extra whorl with decor... (Edit: is Buccitriton) 11. Have no idea on this one. (Edit: is Pseudoliva vetusta linosa ) Thanks for looking!
  18. Hello there fossil experts! I'm a total newbie and just went on my first fossil hunt --a couple hours at Purse State Park. I found a bunch (like 60!) shark teeth, mostly tiny but i'm still thrilled. But i also found some things that look like fossil shells, and one thing that looks like fossil scales, that i was hoping you could help me ID. The first picture is what looked to me like fossil shells, but are they? are there fossil shells at purse state park? most of the online discussion of finds there seems to be of teeth, rays, and mouth plates and doesn't mention shells so i wasn't sure. They were mostly found about halfway between the water's edge and the cliffs. the things in the second picture (with two large items) were found basically at the water's edge. Are these fossils? if so, what are they? i thought the one on the left sort of looked like underbelly scales. I also found two small mystery objects which are in picture 2, below the tape measure. Any ideas what these are? they are smooth and seem heavy. Thank you so much!
  19. Hello all! So I've been looking through my collection and noticed a bunch of fossils that I haven't yet identified yet. Some of them are quite peculiar, as I've never seen some of them until now. This'll be a long post with 12 different fossils in need of a name so brace yourselves hahah: All fossils found in Toronto creeks - Ordovician Era - Georgian Bay Formation 1. I thought this was the typical Treptoceras crebriseptum that I always find at my local creek, but when I cracked it out from the matrix I noticed it was perfectly smooth. Maybe its the living chamber of the nautiloid? 2. I honestly have NO clue what this is. Never seen anything like it. I thought it was nothing, but it seems to have such a defined symmetrical shape... ...
  20. Id

    Idk what these are at all any ideas I don't even have a description I'm so clueless about a cm long
  21. hi everyone this is matt again today in the creek I found some neat brachiopods and bivalves fossils here are some photos
  22. Wowowow I was very surprised to find all this amazing stuff today at my favourite river bank fossils spot of the Etobicoke creek. I managed to snag a whole lot of stuff today, some Orthoconic Nautiloids, Brachipods and what I believe to be the nicest tentaculite I've ever seen!!! The fossils are from the Georgian Bay Formation and they were found in the broken up "rock fields" next to the creek. This is going to be one of my longer posts, so I will have to split them up into section. The full haul, with the typical estwing 22 ounce rock pick (33 cm from bottom of the handle to the top of the hammer end for anyone who doesn't own one). First lets start with the usual: Them cone boys, aka Orthoconic Nautiloids. I believe all of the following to be Treptoceras crebriseptum.
  23. Help ID - shell imprints, NY

    Hi! I found some rocks with shell imprints in a creek in Tompkins county, NY, USA. I understand that the fossils found there are usually from Devonian period. My guess is that it is a brachiopod. If yes, is there a way to out more precisely what kind, and to narrow its age? I have a very sketchy knowledge about the subject so any help is appreciated. Thanks! 1.
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    From the album Recent finds

  25. Hi there - I've been ploughing through the web trying to identify these recent finds on a fossiling trip to Folkestone, but sadly without success. If anyone could help me identify them that would be very much appreciated. Image 1 (specimen approx 2.5 cm long) Image 2 (specimen approx 2.5 cm across) Image 3: (largest specimen 6 cm long) Thank you!
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