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Found 46 results

  1. My daughter found this at a beach in South Carolina USA . The ruler is in inches that is all I had. Please help us figure out what this is.
  2. Found this on a walk beside the river. Dimension of the entire rock is about 25cm x 15cm x 5cm (thickness). I noticed what appears to be small bone fragments (circled in 2nd picture), however I have no experience with fossils so I'm sure if it's just a weird looking rock. Any clues?
  3. Minnesota - possible fossil tooth?

    Searching the gravel driveway for a missing piece of a telescope (at night...), I pocketed an odd rock. In the light of day it looked to me like it could be a tooth. I'm located in McLeod Co., Minnesota, not at all known for fossils, but the glaciers have brought us a few surprises that show up from time to time. Fossil Forum members helped me ID a piece of petrified wood from the same gravel drive 2 weeks ago. Or maybe it's just a rock. It has several cracks or grooves that run most of the way from the potential "crown" to the "root." Thoughts? BTW, that's a marshmallow I used to stabilize the rock to display the possible "crown" and "root." Later I ate the marshmallow.
  4. What is it?

    I need help with an ID. I am very new to this hunting and could use any help. I got both of these from Big Brook in Colts Neck, New Jersey. Any help is greatly appreciated.
  5. I'm new to all this, and was wondering if you folks can help me. I noticed this lying in a small creek bed in Berks County, PA. Didn't find anything else like it. Is it a fossil of some kind, or just a rock? Thanks!
  6. Need Help Identifying Fossil

    Currently located in Fleming co. Kentucky. This area is known for its large limestone deposits and is very fossil-rich. I found this piece while walking along a small creek. I have been searching this creek for roughly 4 months and have found large quantities of Horn, stem/branch and brain coral with scattered amounts of cephalopods. This is the first time I have come across a piece like this in this creek and needed help identifying it as my other resources have turned up empty. The whole rock is 10cm/4 but the fossil is 5cm /2.25 inches. Any thoughts, comments, and ideas would be much appreciated.
  7. Spherical Fossil

    Several of these are imbedded in the sandstone on the shore of a man made lake on the Missouri River. They are of varying size but fairly consistent shape. They are generally half-exposed as this one was. Any ideas?
  8. Any idea what this is? hoof?

    Hi everyone, I was hoping someone could identify this or tell me if its something interesting. I was digging a bush out of my yard and hit it with a shovel, sounded much different than a rock so I washed it off. It was found in clay but this soil/ clay mix was brought in by a truck from somewhere after the house was built to level the backyard. I thought it was a very unusual piece to be found in the yard. Any ideas? Let me know if any other pictures would help. Thanks Chuck
  9. Slew of fossils found, help!

    Alright, these are from an area I frequent. I get all sorts of different kinds depending on how high or low I search. I’ve taken some to a professor around me and he said the red material is hematite. I’ll add them in the comments
  10. Does anybody know what this could be?

    Hello, I've had this fossil for a few years, but I'm not sure what it is? It was found in a field in Carlton Curlieu, Leicestershire. Sorry if the quality is bad. Thank you.
  11. Coprolite? Fossilized nut?

    Hello all. I’ve been carrying this specimen for so long now (probably 25 years or more) I don’t remember where I picked it up. Possibly in Monongalia County, West Virginia or Washington County, Ohio. It is reddish brown in color and weighs 53 grams. It seems to be two things mashed together with distinct outer “crusts” and an inner “marrow “. Any help would be much appreciated.
  12. I swear I am not a troll.

    Hello everyone. I found this in central Oregon on highway 380. Was driving 380 for the first time paying close attention to the road cuts that had been blasted some time in the begining of the last century. I still don't know exactly what the clay was but it was dark brown to light brown to white from center of it and exposed it was hard as rock and softened as I dug down to a clay mess. This is one of many things pulled out of the matrix. I did no sculpting and only removed the soft clay. This is in no way a joke I truly need help with this. See the feet?
  13. Any chance of an ID?

    I recently bought a mixed lot of fossils and this was included and was wondering if anyone could help with identifying it possibly. If it’s even a fossil, maybe some kind of tooth or? just not sure at all about it, I sadly have no idea of origin either and was unable to get any more info. Just hoping it’s not anything too strange . Thanks in advance!
  14. Hello - I found the fossil pictured in North Myrtle Beach 2 weeks ago while on vacation. I initially thought it was wood and was moving it out of the way to search for teeth and fossils, but the heavy weight made me take a closer look. It is about 3 " long, 1.25 " thick, cylindrical and slightly curved. This was my first time hunting for fossils. I did not see anything online that resembles this. It is obvious the fossil was broken on both ends at one point. Any help in IDing what this could be would be appreciated! Thank you!
  15. Help with ID please

    Could you guys help ID this please? Found in Charleston SC. Thanks!
  16. Is it fossil or just a rock?

    Yesterday I bought a fossil box from the local natural history museum, just for the sea urchin inside. And there is a mysterious thing inside that looks like fossil but I've never seen something like this. Maybe it's just a weird looking rock?
  17. What mosasaurus is it ?

    What mosasaurus is it? I bought it as Globidens phosphaticus but I find the bone is from another kind of Mosasaurus. And the seller stick them together. Can someone tell me what specie does the bone belong to? Thanks. Picture 3 is what it looks like at the begining.
  18. Unknown Green River fish

    When I was preparing this fossil I didn’t 100% know what it was but now am even more confused. The vertebrae’s do not match up with the fossil and the body seems pretty weird to. So if anyone could help me with this fish that would be awesome. And no it’s not a fake a prepared it myself.
  19. Possible fossil find

    As a newbie first of all Hello everybody Today I was hiking and found an interesting rock along side the old mine road. Knowing that this type of rock may contain crystals I had it split open. It was quite a big rock, but the crystals were so tiny I could hardly see them...so anyway I was about to dispose of it when I noticed something unusual. To me it looks like a piece of a small perforated skin...but to be honest I have no clue what it might be... Any thoughts?
  20. What bone is this?

    I’m not ashamed to admit I'm new to this stuff. I can only assume this is a fossil because it doesn't look like a normal rock. I was recently in missouri, looking for rocks. I found this in a puddle in the road, near a rock shelf. Can anyone here tell what it is.
  21. Help identifying cool fossil

    Hey! I found this fossil in southwestern Ohio, I don't know which period it is from but as you can tell there are quite a few shells and coral embedded around it. I don't know much about fossils but my guess is it's part of the head or rear of a trilobite? I estimate it's about 3/4 inch in length. I also noticed there's another one embedded deeper to the right of it. I honestly have no idea about this one, can any of you help me out? Thanks
  22. Getting into a new activity typically requires a lot of learning. One of the things I am learning is pretty basic; how to look at what I have and actually see what I have. Seeing sometimes requires recognizing patterns overlooked on first glance. And sometimes it takes me awhile to see what I have. This picture is a nice case in point. I picked it up last summer and kept it because it had a nice shell impression, which I marked with the red tag. I mailed it home, washed it off, looked at it and put it on the shelf in my somewhat dark office. Around Christmas I moved it to a brighter area of the house and there it sat for a couple of weeks. One evening as the sun hit it, I noticed the curved pattern of an ammonite, which I marked with the blue dot. A day or two later I realized the ammonite had an additional ring. This piece, which I picked up for one reason turned out to have much more interesting when I actually saw what I had. It is an invitation to look at other pieces with a sharper eye, and finding that some fairly ordinary finds are actually much more interesting than they appeared on first look. I imagine anyone more skilled would have realized at the outset what they had, but for me it was discovery after discovery. Neat. Looking at this picture now, I can image you thinking how could he miss that, it is so clear? But not to the untrained eye, at least me eye. Have any of you had similar experiences? Tom
  23. Mahantango Identification Help

    I found this yesterday at the Montour Fossil Pit, it unfortunately didn’t want to come out even close to one piece but I’ve been looking and cannot figure out what it is. Maybe someone else can identify easily??
  24. What is this? Receptaculites?

    I found this in a field hunting fossil wood. Back in 2006. : Field of view about 10mm. The pinched end of what I had assumed to be some sort of coral. Helena, Texas. The end view is ground smooth & shows 2mm circular whirls. With spiraling partitions. Almost impossible to photograph. I can only see one clearly with 10X. This fossil may be a negative cast? As the crust of the stone spalled. Anyhow- with nothing to compare. I have decided to put money on Receptaculites.......-=James
  25. what is this?

    I found this in a load of gravel that came in for the drive it looked very different from the other stones and stuck out. At first I thought it was a squashed fossilized urchin but after looking at it more closely I just dont know...I have included as many photos as I could get of the outer part ... then I have some of the open side....my question is is this an urchin of some type or could it be an egg???. Mon Sep 17 00-46-22....is the bottom of the item in question.
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