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Found 35 results

  1. 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?
  2. 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!
  3. 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!
  4. Help with ID please

    Could you guys help ID this please? Found in Charleston SC. Thanks!
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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??
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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!
  21. 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!
  22. 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.
  23. 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?
  24. 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
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