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  1. Both specimens are very weird. Pic one looks like a fossilzed kolache, with a rod type of thing in it. Smooth one has an of centered hole on one side with some crystals inside it. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Would these be tilly bones?

    Would these be tilly bones of some sort? I have found the heart shaped tilly bone but never this shape. Thank you so much
  3. What is this?

    I don't truly know where this was found but possibly north sulfer river, texas which is near here. Any help, guidance or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank-you
  4. To prep or not to prep

    I found this ammonite recently in hard, microcrystalline Eagle Ford flagstone. Guessing it is Acanthoceras +/-, preserved as a calcite steinkern. I’m not sure how readily the matrix would release from the fossil, but I’m guessing it is not too eager. If anyone has experience prepping this hard stuff, I’m open to suggestions. Otherwise I’ll just cut the rock down to a small tile and leave the fossil as-is. @Ptychodus04
  5. mammal bone id

    I have seen nothing like this bone before and have no idea how to start attempting to identify it. I've been through the gallery of @Harry Pristis and seen nothing there. I can't tell how complete it is, but I think there are some good diagnostic features there.
  6. New Ornithopod from the early Cretaceous of Texas is described in this paper, Convolosaurus marri from the Twin Mountains Formation https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0207935
  7. hello all!! I found what I thought was just the end of a bivalve, but it has these odd bumps which I associate with crab fossils. (Not having found anything but a couple of partial claws, I am just guessing here). It was found in Blanco County in Central Texas, Glen Rose formation, I think. (second picture, couldn't get them in the right order. Sorry) The first picture is another find from that same place, the regular lines of dots intrigued me. Any info would be much appreciated!!
  8. Clam or paper weight? ;)

    I picked this stone up on the road in front of my home. The property straddles the Gonzalez, Wilson county line. Close to Nixon. I was doing some research because every thing on this property is layered with yellow clay, red sand, and the Hematite mineral. Which puts everything I pick up in question of fossil or iron consecration. The road bed however was once paved then when it needed repairs they put down a mixture from a quarry. I find it amazing anything survived the crusher. But, I have found many interesting rocks and minerals. For got the measurements approximately 4.5 inches by 2.6. Any information is glady accepted. Thank you.
  9. Whale vertebra?

    I was in a Texas museum yesterday and was looking at a case of primarily pleistocene fossils. This vertebrae was labeled mastodon, but really doesn't look like any mastodon vertebrae that I've seen. We don't generally find whale vertebrae where i look for fossils, but this hits me and I definitely don't know whale, as possibly whale? Vertical thickness is approximately 4-5 inches, 10-12cm. There is no other labeling other than mastodon. Sorry for the quality of the photos, dark lighting and a hand held camera.
  10. Bone or rock?

    I was hoping someone could help me identify this. My 6 year old found it in our backyard in Amarillo, Tx and he’s convinced he’s found something special. I have no idea if it’s anything at all, but I promised I would try to find out. For size reference, it’s about 2 inches long and 2 inches at its widest point. Thank you for your help!
  11. I had a fun hike at the North Sulphur River Texas yesterday. I figured it would be picked over but I found a pretty remote spot with my 4x4. The one sawfish tooth I found in a small creek a few days before. Everything else is from yesterday. It was a great day for Cretaceous coprolite (Poo). @GeschWhat The one coprolite is full of fish verts, bones and fins.
  12. A new publication on the lower member of the Aguja formation is presented in this paper. Indeterminate tyrannosaurid, dromaeosaurid, ceratopsid, and nodosaurid dinosaurs are represented as well as new genus and species of hadrosaur, which does not appear to be described in this paper but Im only reading the abstract https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195667118304361 Stratigraphy and vertebrate fauna of the lower shale member of the Aguja Formation (lower Campanian) in West Texas Thomas M.Lehman, Steven L.Wick, Alyson A.Brink, Thomas A.Shiller
  13. Glyptodon fossil or the like?

    ok found this but never took a really good look at it but upon looking at it a bit closer today I found it really resemble a Glyptodon scute. my question is is this what it looks like or is it another bust? If this is what it looks like that would be a cool find. it is 2 inches across and an inch and a quarter thick found in a gravel load west of Houston Texas from the Brazos River
  14. ID Help, Austin Texas

    Need some help ID’ing these two. They are from Walnut Creek in Austin Texas. Both were found in rock beds a few feet from the water. The white one is about 4 inches wide and 3 inches tall. The other is a little over an inch both ways.
  15. star fish impression or something else?

    thinking these may be a pair of really worn starfish impressions not sure I caught the right light to see the impressions though found in gravel load from West of Houston Texas from Brazos River.
  16. It's been a few years of hunting for me now. What began as a spontaneous trip to North Sulphur River, spurred by childhood nostalgia, has become something of a gnawing beast that constantly nibbles at the corner of my consciousness. What will the weather be like this weekend? When will I have another three-day break? Is the car road-trip ready? Do I have the right foot ware for the locale? Is that unprepped fossil an ammonite or a nautilus? When will I finally find my first mosasaur tooth? And on and on... I've often wondered if this is a pre-midlife crisis. The time I get to spend outside is usually enjoyable, even when the weather is inhospitable. Is it madness that I am picking up ammonites at Lake Texoma among rocks covered in icicles? Possibly. Why worry about freezing cold water creeping over the tops over your boots when there is a beautiful vertebra with an ebony patina sitting in the gravel bar across the channel? I've hunted the well known sites up until now. North Sulphur River, Whiskey Bridge, Post Oak Creek. I have still much to learn about these places and the fossilized remains found there. But alas the gnawing beast isn't satisfied with only a handful of locations, regardless of their charm and ability to still surprise. So with a few carefully coordinated research tools, new sites began to slowly appear on my radar. I'm gettin' around. Considering this was one of my first scouting missions, this trip was pretty productive. The finds below are all from Bosque County, and likely came from several units: Comanche Peak, Edwards, and Fort Worth. All Cretaceous. Urchins, clams, gastropod steinkerns, oysters, prints. Let me know what you think. Until the gnawing starts again, ladies and gentlemen...
  17. Galveston equus tooth

    My wife, son, and I took the dogs to the beach tonight. I was made promise that I would not hunt for shark teeth on the walk. I guess I kept my promise. Found this horse tooth instead. First I have found on the island.
  18. Tooth ID from TX Gulf Coast

    Found this mammal tooth on the beach in Galveston. Any ideas what this tooth came from? Thank you.
  19. I found this on the beach on Bolivar Peninsula near Galveston as the tide was receding. Help?
  20. Petrified wood

    My husband found this on one of the job sights in College Station, Texas ....there was quite a bit of it found a few hundred pounds of it actually my husband brought what he could home a couple hundred pounds. I kept this one and he gave the rest away for yard ornaments to one of his coworkers ....kinda wish I had kept more of it but we were on the road at the time and had no place to put it. I think it looks like some type of pine....any ideas on what type of wood it is???.
  21. partial track?....

    from Brazos River west of Houston Texas in a sandstone cast? I am not holding my breath on this one could this be a partial track?
  22. 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?
  23. Howdy! Just about every piece of the metric tons I've collected have, pretty much, fits into a neat category of: broken and irregular end, smooth surfaces, weathered and jagged, or tumbled and rounded. But I found something a couple of days ago that I've never seen before and rather than trying to settle on one wild hypothesis, I thought I'd ask the experts! This piece was found near a body of water in Brazos County, TX in the Yegua. It looks as if it would have been a general cube shape, except for one corner that's missing. I'm also puzzled due to the direction of the grain. Here's my conundrum. I don't think it was broken post-petrification. I've never seen a broken surface with this texture. Hopefully, you can see the lighter colored sort of ring that follows the edge of the missing corner. I've found some pieces where it looks like it was the end of a limb that broke off of a larger limb and, in my experiences so far, none looked like this. Am I just hoping for something unusual, or is this just a normal thing I've never seen before and, if so, what is it? I think I did okay with the images, but let me know if you need/want additional pics or whatever. Thank you so much for looking and helping out if you can!
  24. Petrified wood?

    Some one at the park brought this to me I think it may be petrified wood ... was found in the gravel drive it is a pretty good size chunk from the normal gravel chunks. My second thought on it was a chunk of horn but it has no openings on either end. found west of Houston Texas ...from a gravel load from the Brazos River.