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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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??
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. What is this?

    I have what appears to be fossils all over the property i bought last year. We are located in North Texas, the area is very sandy with layers of rock. Ammonites are everywhere here. Large ones that measure 3-4 feet across. I will post some of the images I have. I will provide more details in the days to come, along with measurements as requested by some of the more experienced folks. Any idea what this is? It's about 14-18 inches long. As stated, more precise details to come.
  7. Fossil ID please

    Hello community! Can you help me identify this little fossil my kid found in a hill near our home in Costa da Caparica, Portugal? Thanks! Ricardo
  8. Fossil id please

    I was hoping someone could tell me what the stick looking thing is. Its apx an inch and a quarter. It appears to have a smaller one to the left.
  9. not a fossil but you guys know your stuff

    I'm trying to identify bones ive found at an indian site in Kansas, without the teeth this one is tricky ive googled coyote, opossum, raccoon, bobcat, and without teeth they all look a lot alike, maybe you guys see something i dont
  10. What is it

    Bought it at an antique shop in New York State wanted to know what it is, I couldn't identify it my self.
  11. Hello! I found this rock along the trail at the bottom of the canyon in Whirlpool State Park, NY, along the Niagara River. Very curious to know what the fossils might be. The rock was in a pile of recently fallen shale from the side of the canyon. I was tempted to keep it, but left it there for others to find and enjoy! Thanks for your help!
  12. 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!
  13. Fossil ID Quiz

    So I found the very interesting specimen. I actually know what it is but am not going to give up the name yet. I want to see if some of you know what it is and where it may have come from. I know a few may know what it is right off. It is almost 2 feet in diameter. If you do know what it is right off please hold off your answer for a little while to give others the chance to guess.
  14. One of my finds today in north LA looks like bone but the round top is suspicious. Either way it's cool looking! Anyone seen anything like this?
  15. Found 3 day

    I know the picture dont do it justice, phone wouldn't focus on it because of the very small size. Any info is great
  16. Is it a megalodon?

    I found the pictured fossil on the Potomac River at Westmoreland. It is broken & worn, which makes me question what this is. Can anyone verify whether or not this is in Megalodon or another type of shark tooth? Are their features of this piece that makes anyone think one way or another? Thanks!
  17. Is this a fossil??

    Found this rock that appears to be shale. It also seems to have a fossil in it. It was found in southern Nevada. What is it?
  18. Trace fossil id pls

    I found this piece in graves county ky in a field and am not sure the round about age or the specimen that left it its about the size of a usb port would love to find out thanks
  19. Unknown find in creek bed

    This is a piece I found in a creek a run off of the clarks river west fork in graves county western Kentucky I have done some research but I am confused on what this actually is a part of I only have guesses and am eager to know thanks for the help
  20. Fossil ID

    What is this? Petrified frog eggs? The spot are dark green!
  21. I found this imprint on a walk a few days ago. It's common to find brachiopads, shells, and other such objects in this area, but this fossil is a bit different...maybe it's not, I'm not sure...any help would be greatly appreciated. New York State, Southern Tier, Chemung County
  22. Some type of plant fossil

    Found in shallow-water delta top sandstone of the Lackagh sandstone formation in Ireland. Sandstone in this place overlies arnsbergian regional stage formation of namurian stage. Stump imprints usually surrounded by quartz and quartzite pebbles which suggests flooding. Can you help me identify the plant/ plants?
  23. Found In Whitby Uk

    Found this in Whitby, dont know if it is to erroded for ID but the coulor is unusual for the normal type of rock i find ammonites in, IE normaly Grey not Brown
  24. Hi guys, I found this along with my grandfather's rock collection a few years ago. I can't tell you where it is from because The Old Man isn't around to ask. But if you guys could help me find out what this may be. It is shaped much like a tooth, about 5 1/2 inch long and about 3 inches across at the top and about a 1/2 inch at the tip. I'm not very educated about these things, so all thoughts and information/questions you may have will be helpful. ThanksIn Advance, FlyingBaldini