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Found 297 results

  1. I got this fossil as part of a collection I bought and so have no idea where it was found. I have attached pictures of both sides of it. It is roughly 6cm wide and has a depth of abouth 3cm. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Possibly Coral-like Invertebrate? ID Request

    Hi everyone! I have attached some photos of my first ever fossils! I've been finding fossils of this same species in this one riverbank for years, and have always wanted to know what they are. I did some research- looked through sites detailing some of the more common fossils, and image searches of coral fossils since the texture seemed kinda reminiscent- but nothing seemed to me to look anything like it. I tried to guess with the coral thing, but honestly I can't even place these as animal or plant with any confidence. So now I've come to this awesome site! Thank you all for putting your time into helping people like me out with this, I really appreciate it. I'd love to here any ideas you have! Here's what I do know: When- on the geological map, this area was right on the border between Cretaceous and the indistinguishable riot of eras in the Rocky Mountains that was usually labeled simply Undifferentiated Mesozoic. Where- In a bank of river rocks on the shore of the Clearwater River, in the eastern foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in Alberta, northwest of Sundre. Some Observations- some are circular, some are like a long slug shape, and some are somewhere in between like an elongated circle. The textures/patterns are all similar between them, and I suspect they may be related? The idea occurred to me that the circular ones may simply be slug-shapes seen in cross-section. Whatever they are, there are sure a lot of them- I find a few types of fossil out there, but these are by far the most numerous. I have a single large rock that must have several dozen of various sixes and shapes. Other fossils found there appear in the exact same type of rock, with dark grey background and white fossils. Some of these fossils have vaguely resembled limpets and chitons or other similar-looking creatures, with distinctly grooved shells like a mollusk, possibly supporting the idea that this might be from an aquatic habitat. There is a distinct directionality in the slug-shaped ones- the texture on the 'head' is more even and regularly rounded, while the 'tail' texture is more spiky and elongated. Most have fewer/fainter holey texturing toward the middle of the 'body', but some have holes through the whole thing. The largest is a bit over 3 cm long. Let me know if you need anything else from me! I can provide more pictures, if you feel that would be helpful. I'm very excited to here back from you! Thanks in advance, and have a nice day.
  3. animal skull in northern scandinavia

    Hi! I suppose this is going to be a piece of cake for professionals like you. However this specimen who has most likely met a very violent end in the woods of northern scandinavia stilll remains unidentified to this day. Would anyone be kind enough to take the time to help? (Second picture follows)
  4. Is this some sort of tooth?

    I found this on a knoll overlooking a lake. It looks a little like a fossilized tooth to me. Any thoughts?
  5. Hello! I'm wondering if any of these shells are known to ONLY be found in shallow water. If so, which one? And how shallow are we talking-- 10 meters? 100 meters? Found near the Azores, depth unknown. Some forams can be used for scale. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
  6. Found this in Western South Dakota, someone suggested it might be Stromatolites? Anyone know? Thanks!
  7. Hello all, I've recently acquired what appears to be a dinosaur bone. I've been told it was found by a mineral excavator in an abandoned mine/cave in the Rhodope mountains Bulgaria. It's 30cmX20cmX20cm and weighs around 10kg. I'd be grateful for any possible insight. Many thanks!
  8. Possible Fossilized Tooth?

    Found what might be a tooth fossilized in the Upper Michigan area at Lake Superior.
  9. Id?

    Found at Myrtle Beach South Carolina this year, thought oh wonderful another piece of turtle shell but it just doesn't fit the profile I'm familiar with. Any ideas welcome!
  10. Unknown

    Another find from a beach at Lake Champlain in Vermont that I originally thought to be just a cool rock but now I see it's a fossil of something, any ideas welcome!
  11. Unknown

    another find from one of my past visits to Myrtle beach South Carolina, I have no clue on this one
  12. Found in Jefferson County, MO

    I found this in my grandmother’s field in Jefferson County, MO about 27 years ago. I have no idea what it could be. I had to add three tags, so I added toe since my brother always laughed and said that’s what I had found. Haha. I don’t even have an uneducated guess as to what it could be, but I ruled out a giant’s toe a long time ago. Any ideas on what this is? It’s about 3” long. The pitted part doesn’t stick to my tongue, but the white/brown part does which seems weird. Any help would be appreciated!
  13. ID?

    Found on a beach at Lake Champlain, thought it was just a cool rock at first but now I'm pretty sure it's a fossil, maybe some trilo piece? The shale on these beaches has some very interesting little finds.
  14. ID?

    Every time I fossil hunt at Myrtle Beach I find a ton of these, so many that I stop picking them up after a while, but I have no idea what they are. Any ideas would be great!
  15. Odd shaped tiny fossil

    Found this tiny little thing at Myrtle beach South Carolina, any ideas on what it is? It's about 3mm
  16. Is this a fossil?

    Many years ago, a friend from Arizona gave me this item. He didn't know what it is but thought it interesting. Memory fails as to exactly where he found it but he lives in northwest Arizona. I came across it in a box recently and would like to know if it is a fossil or not. Forgive the quality of the photos but it's the best I can do with what I have at the moment. I can take better photos later if anyone needs to see better. (I've labelled the three attached photos arbitrarily as top, bottom, and front.) Can anyone identify this item for me? Thanks, Bill
  17. Three Gastropods- I would like ID confirmation. I THINK the first one (photo #1 & 2) is Astarte Concentrica. The SECOND bivalve I have no idea; I cannot find a match. (Photo 2 & 3) The THIRD one (photo5 & 6) I believe is Busycon carica.
  18. ID?

    Found this on myrtle beach this morning after heavy thunderstorms threw large debris all around the beach, I'm not sure what this is? It's attached to a large concretion.
  19. Help with Identifying Florida Fossils

    Hello, I was hunting for sharks' teeth around Venice Beach/Caspersen Beach last week, and along with finding a bunch of shark teeth, I found some other fossil-looking stones. I'm not sure what kind of fossils they are, or if they even are fossils, so I'd like some help identifying them! All of them are quite hard and most are fairly shiny. #1: It has a sort of "hole" or concavity in one end which you can see from the second photo. It also has a bit of a crack on the underside, as you can see from the last photo. #2: This one is fairly porous/pockmarked looking, and has grooved lines. The next looks pretty much the same as the previous one, but I thought I would include photos anyway. #3: Pretty much the same as the last one; porous. #4: This next one is very interesting to me; it has quite a few cracks and even has a hole all the way through! #5: I suspect that this one may be just a rock; pretty much the only characteristic that makes me think that it could be a fossil is the color. #6: I'm thinking that this one is probably a normal (albeit strange looking) rock too... #7: This one is a bit pockmarked/porous. If this one actually is a fossil, it seems like it would have to be pretty worn, since I don't really see any definite shape! Sorry, I know that was a TON of photos!! Thanks for the help!
  20. When trying to classify fossils where the species is unknown which do you use? For example is it Tyrannosaurus sp. or Tyrannosauridae indet.? Edit: Using Albertosaurus as an example, I now believe it is something like this. Since Albertosaurus is hard to differentiate from Daspletosaurus and Gorgosaurus any finds should be labelled 'Tyrannosauridae indet.', but if you could identify it as Albertosaurus and didn't know the species (sarcophagus etc.) it should be labelled 'Albertosaurus sp.' until the species is known.
  21. Unknown mazon help

    Going through my collection, I've come back across some pieces that I am unsure of, some of them may not even be fossils, others I have an idea about but I'd like to hear the community's thoughts. 1 coprolite, plant, mineralization? 2 shrimp antennae or legs? 3 4 5 6 trace fossil or "H" 7 8 partial scallop? 9 coprolite, mineralization, worm? 10 11 I'm 95% sure it's plant but I want to make sure it's not tooth
  22. Mystery fossil tooth in matrix

    Hello all I recently found this at a shop with really no information on it. I am in Texas, but not sure where this fossil tooth in matrix was found; or if it is even real. The matrix looks and feels a bit weird to me. The tooth itself is about 1-1/8" long with what looks to be a long root under the matrix it is on. What do you think? Any suggestions or info would be great! KP
  23. Not sure what this is

    I was scrolling through our favourite auction site when I saw this for sale. The seller has no clue on what it is and has no info on where it is found, my friend says it looks like nothing but I want to know what it might be. All information would be helpful. Regards, Indominus rex
  24. Two new finds that I need help with!

    Hello everyone! Spring is almost here! Thank god. I don't think I could shovel my driveway one more time to be honest. Today was a beautiful day and so I ventured out to hike and do some exploring. We have had a bunch of flooding lately so my usual river hunting spots are underwater but I found an area south in the same river and I found some cool items. These are from the DuPage River, western suburbs of Chicago. Northern Illinois. I believe rock number one has a crinoid on one side and maybe a shell on the other? Hard to tell but I knew it was something as soon as I saw the circular object on top as I walked past it. The second item was right on the edge of the banks in the water. I saw the crack in it and hoped it had something inside it. I picked it up and it cracked open in my hand. It seems to be a worm. Maybe? Any guidance in this is greatly appreciated and I think you for your time! OBJECT #1:
  25. Fossil or inorganic

    I've been told this could be something, fossil or inorganic. It was found in the same Mesozoic area as previous finds in the Big Sky, MT area. Just looking for some input pertaining to what it could be whether it's a rock or something more......
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