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Found 12 results

  1. Shell Fossil and Spiral I.D

    I went fossil hunting near Tacoma Washington and Geologic maps call the zone around the spot "tertiary" So anything from 2.58 MYA to 66 MYA. I was wondering if someone could Identify what kind of shelled creature this was. Also the small cone at the end. Thanks all (FIRST REAL FOSSILS FOUND IN WA)
  2. Can you help identify

    Ok, the picture is not the fossil, its the closes shape that my searches return (please dont delete this on that account). I found a few that looked like that (drill bit in photo) and they were an off white/light grey color. Somewhere in that spectrum. The werent huge or anything and were fairly fragile. Rod shaped, with upraised/pertruding spiral
  3. Found fossil ID

    Today, while cleaning my flowerbed (removing dead leaves, pulling some weeds, etc) I happened to notice a rock with an intriguing imprint that appeared to be a spiral. I immediately thought of a fossil and I'm pretty sure I'm right since rocks usually don't have 'faces' like this. The fossil is about 3cm at it's largest point and looks like either an ammonite or some sore of bivalve to me, but I'm not a palentologist by any measure, so I'd like some clearer IDing if possible. Thanks! (ps. If the fossil isn't clear enough, especially the spiral, I found that the contrast improves drastically with a quick rinse, so let me know if you can see it well enough.)
  4. Turritella fossils

    Love these little guys, they are a distinctly different color than the rest of the pitch black fossils I generally find at myrtle beach, and the crystal like lines are dazzling to me. I believe they are in the turritella family but any info is always welcome:)
  5. I had a new look at an old hash plate from the Finis Shale member of the Graham Formation in jack County Texas. It's full of all the Pennsylvanian Sub-period fossils I expected, even a couple of broken trilobite pieces, but this spiral shape caught my eye as I was passing it under a microscope. That's a mm scale in one picture and a human hair in the other. I don't know my micro fossils but I'm guessing it's some kind of foram. Any help with a name?
  6. Welcome to another microscopic look into the wonderful world of coprolites. Here we have a squished (flattened) spiral coprolite from the prehistoric floodplains that now form the Bull Canyon Formation in the badlands of Quay County, New Mexico. Today's mystery was most likely not ingested. Many times the posterior (non-pinched end) of spiral coprolites can be hollow. I may be wrong, but I think this branchy thing (for lack of a better term) slipped in after it was expelled. To me this looks like part of a branch from a delicate coral - but the poop was in fresh water. Any ideas?
  7. One of a number of spiral monograptids from this period and a zone species, these have all been referred to Monograptus at various times as well as separate genera based on rhabdosome form which may not be of significant importance. It is bisected by an unidentified straight Monograptus. Reference for ID (as Monograptus spiralis): Elles & Wood 1901-1918, Monograph on British Graptolites, Pal. Soc. Monograph 33. (Plate XLVIII, fig. 7). Now generally referred to Oktavites Levina, 1928, e.g. in J. A. Zalasiewicz, L. Taylor et al 2009, Graptolites in British Stratigraphy, Geol Mag. 146, pp. 785-850. And here: http://fossiilid.info/9458
  8. Banff National Park Fossil ID

    Snapped a picture of this Fossil/formation half way up Cascade Mountain in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada yesterday and was looking for some help in identification. Thanks in advance.
  9. Found fossil near cultas lake

    Hey guys I found a fossil near cultas lake but it wasn't really near the lake. It was about 1 km away from the end of the lake. Not really sure what kind of fossil it is. Really wanting to know what it is and some details on it. The spiral on the front of the rock is 6cm in wife and 3.5cm in height.
  10. Fossil id.

    Hi guys i found this a couple of days ago in israel and i want to identified it. Details: covered in (pretty sure) calcite and it has some spiral shape to it.
  11. Hi all, I just acquired this interesting specimen that was identified by the seller as Helicodromites mobilis. However, when trying to verify this, the images and description I've been able to find really don't seem to match. The whorls on this are flat and attached to the core. To me, it looks more like a cast of a shark egg case. Are any of you familiar with H. mobilis? Thoughts? Thanks for taking a look!
  12. Hello! I am not really a fossil collector- or any kind of expert- but I do like to collect natural things I find in various places, and have held on to these for a few years without having an idea if they're really anything at all. I found this forum and would absolutely love some help! Even if there is no identification to be had, it would be great to know if it's still worth holding onto- or... just a rock. The first is a white hard substance with some interesting spiral patterns in it. As you can see in the first photo, the inside chamber of the main form is hollow. I found it on a California beach, probably Pismo?
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