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Found 16 results

  1. Hello there! Last month, I visited the Credit River in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (Georgian Bay Formation, Upper Ordovician) to look for some fossilized corals. In addition to a bunch of weathered colonial rugose corals, I found an item that I think is something, but I'm not sure what - perhaps a sponge? Here are some photos of it: Side view - dry: Top view - dry: Top view - wet: Thanks so much! Monica
  2. Sponge? Coral?

    Hi everyone, I found this in marine pliocene-pleistocene sediments. The rock is a sandstone with large cemented elements (pebbles and fragments of shells). What is that round object? It has an ornamentation made of small holes, fairly regular, under the surface the holes seem to widen into small chambers (as you can see in the broken point). Could it be a coral or a fossil sponge? Dimension of the round object: 40x25mm Thanks
  3. I found this twiggy fossil at the Lost Creek Dam site in Jacksboro Texas. It's the Finis Shale Member of the Graham Formation, Upper Pennsylvanian. I thought it might be a Fissispongia jacksboroensis but now I'm wondering if that is right. The two branch-like protuberances have some wavy striations on them I haven't seen before. Any ideas?
  4. Thrift store finds

    While travelling in British columbia I picked up a couple of fossils, one has something like a fish or strange leaf on it with tiny little oval shapes and shells. Whatever was the focal point of thus fossil appears to have been damaged. I am very interested in what the small oval shapes are as there are many of them and they are on both sides and visible in the cross-section of the stone. If I wet the ovals I may be able to get a better contrast picture. The other is possibly a fossilized sea sponge. Although there is no surrounding stone, The Pink piece seems way too heavy for its size and I was able to match it somewhat to a piece someone found in florida but they were unsure as to what it was. The seller has had it for about 40 years apparently as it has belonged to her mother. Neither seller had any information on them. Also got two pieces of fossilized wood, working on cleaning them up
  5. 3 Items wood? sponge and wth?

    three items will post pics of all three separate in this thread..... three items.....Item #1 is this petrified wood? if so its a different variety than i usually find.
  6. bone fragments or sponge?

    a these bone fragments? these bone fragments? found in Brookshire texas in a gravel load by the way the gravel is from the Brazos River item #1 - 5 pics item #2 -
  7. fossilized plant material?

    this was in a load of river rock here in Brookshire Texas west of houston....it looks like either some type of sea life or a fern of some kind you can see the feathery plant? drapped over the stone?...especially in the last pic....at least I hope you can got new camera but they forgot to send data cable.
  8. a few curiosities from last nights hunt

    Item one 3 pics...some sort of fan corral or sponge or the wing imprint of some big bug? Item two 2 pics.... hold fast or sponge? Item three 2 pics...hold fast or? I know, I know the pics are not too good I do have a new camera on order be here in a few days.
  9. I found a what?....Potato?

    Another look at my crazy potato. Not sure if better lighting would make a difference or not. Been thinking this could be some type of sponge or water plant, it looks like it had a stem. sorry for repeating...just thought better light may help.
  10. I found a what?....Potato?

    ok here is a weird potato looking thing...any ideas? the item was wet in the photos and is actually lighter than pictured.
  11. Florida beach find

    This is a Florida beach find from about 25 years ago. We don't remember the exact location, but somewhere between Ft Meyers and Tampa. It reminds me of sponge but that's just a guess. It could be just an interesting rock, but has those large holes and very small pores. Any help is much appreciated. Thank you.
  12. Newbie needs help

    I found this on the surface in Westfield, ny about a mile away from lake Erie. This area is all glacial till. Most of the sedimentary rocks strewn about here have fossils, trails, and or ripples. Anybody recognize this?
  13. north basin Lake Winnipeg

    So I came across this "weird stone. possibly a fossil. The pattern goes all the way through the stone. Found near the north basin of Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba. Does anyone have an idea what this could be / could have been? While I have found numerous snail type fossils, this one was a first... I'm not even sure if this is a fossil at all. more views of the same
  14. Cretaceous sponges?

    Hello, again I would like to ask for your kind help. I have two sectioned fossils from the Campanian Gosau basin of Kainach, Styria, Austria (St. Bartholomä-Formation). They are accompanied by radiolitid rudists (R), but I don´t think that they are rudists by itself. Could these be some kind of sponges? But I can not see any spicules. Frist specimen is 13.5 cm high, sections are ca. 3 mm apart. Second specimen is 11.5 cm wide, sections are ca. 16 mm apart. There is nothing visible on the wheatered surface, except some Radiolitid fragments. I know this website: http://www.cretaceous.de/ But I have not found anything definitive about sponges of the Austrian Gosau formations. Maybe someone can give me a hint? Thank you very much for your help! Franz Bernhard Specimen 1 Specimen 2
  15. Mahantango, Pennsylvania Coral? Sponge?

    Found today by a friend in PA. Someone suggested it might be a sponge but I can't find any images that resemble it. Thanks, and as always, much appreciated.
  16. Unknown Fossil

    Kept this leaverite just wanting to learn what it is. Any ideas would be great. Found in Michigan gravel.
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