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Found 5 results

  1. I bought this along with several other pieces boxed together at a garage sale. The whole piece is 7 inches by nearly 4 inches. The starfish is close to 5 inches longest tip to longest tip. I'm not an expert in any area but it was easy enough for me to distinguish the real ammonites and small trilobites etc. from the few that were enhanced or clearly replicas. I'm a little unsure on this piece, though my gut tells me it is not a genuine fossil. When looking at the photos, it appears the starfish was carved, filled in with a reddish matrix, and then perhaps the figure was pressed into the matrix while it was still wet? Am I right or is this real - or perhaps partly real with enhancements? There is also a small crinoid looking object next to the starfish - photos also included. My guess is the small crinoid may be genuine. Thank you for your input.
  2. Unknown #3

    About an inch tall. Has a star shape on the top and is fossilized. Know what it is?
  3. Brachiopod Star Tattoo?

    While scanning some of the fossil plates I found hunting with @Bev and @minnbuckeye, I noticed this little star-shaped discoloration on one of the brachiopods. Anyone have any idea what could have produced this mark?
  4. I prepped another Niobrara coprolite and found an interesting inclusion. With my limited knowledge of fish anatomy, My best guess is some kind of connecting bone where the vertebrae meet the skull? The coprolite contains both large and small fish vertebrae in addition to this bone. Thanks in advance for your help!
  5. Found by a friend in the Mojave Desert. I was thinking family Ophiuridae. Any thoughts/more specific ID? Thanks, Zach
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