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Found 41 results

  1. North Dakota Missouri River find

    I found this on the shore of the Missouri River in Western ND. Any ideas?
  2. Minnesota ID - possible petrified wood?

    Hello - I'm a new member of the Fossil Forum. I'm excited to learn more here. I would like to find out if the more experienced folks think this is petrified wood? I found this rock in our gravel driveway in McLeod County. It looks like water-worn wood to me, and seems to have a clear grain to it. It is about 1 1/2 inches long. I have found several similar rocks while running within 3 miles of my home along gravel roads (usually I pick them up mistakenly thinking they're agates). The Science Museum of MN positively identified one of them (not pictured here) as petrified wood. This one, however, doesn't have the same agate-like sheen. Thank you!
  3. Fossil is just Unusual

    At our camp near a gully in wellsboro, PA, I spend my time fossil hunting. I find thousands of common fossils in a variety of rock. This time I found this cluster that doesn't look fully fossilized. Any ideas what would cause this appearance?
  4. What did I find

    I found this while morel hunting in the woods behind my house a year ago. I decided to cut it open today with my tile saw and it got me thinking I never really identified it. I had posted it on instagram but got no help. I hope you may have some insight. I suspect it is maybe a lepidodendron root fossil but haven't seen any just like this.
  5. I’ve been walking over this every day

    Hello, first time poster - long time admirer. I moved to a new place and have been walking over this every day while getting exercise. What is it? KC Group, Middle Zarah Subgroup, Wyandotte Formation, Quindaro; aprox 4cm across at widest. This is in Kansas City, once the fringes of a great inland sea - so shallow marine fossils abound! It is located on the top edge of a natural bluff, enhanced by being an interstate highway cut, and is actually on the floor of an old stone quarry from the 1940’s - hence the probable erosion. At first glance I thought it the thorax of a trilobite, or an impression of one, but as it is the same color as the stone surrounding it, it just doesn’t seem to be right. I could use some knowledgable help. My guess is a ptychodus tooth - but I am way out of my depth here Thanks
  6. Crinoid?

    Hi, these were found in limestone shale in a canyon in Western Montana. Do you think these are crinoid columns, some kind of annelid, or other? Thanks!
  7. Stone Fossil ID

    Hello everyone, Does anyone know what it could be? ... is this Geologic or fossilized?, if it’s fossilized, what did it come from? And if so would it be a finger, or toe bone ? Found in the country of Mexico, specifically in the state of Guerrero, in a limestone mountain near some volcanic area or with tectonic plate activity, because there is quartz in the surroundings. I have never come across anything like this and around the discovery there are some pieces like these with some similar characteristics Thank you!!
  8. Hi, We hired a mansion that was abandoned for several years and strolling through the gardens I saw what I thought was a small concrete chair, hidden under leafs and bushes. I did not give it a second thought until the next day when I looked at it again and recognized it as a vertebrae, a big vertebrae. Upon giving it a closer look I saw that it was not concrete but more likely bone. And then I figured it could be a dinosaur bone, hence coming here and asking your opinion. Full width is about 60 cm, see pictures below. Thanks in advance. Best, Pieter
  9. Unknown Fossil--Please help identify

    I found this fossil several years ago while I was looking for shark teeth along the bank of the Potomac. The exposed cliffs in the area are part of the Nanjemoy formation, and the fossils I find are usually Miocene or Eocene. I have no idea what this fossil is (Maybe a tooth?). I figured that I would finally get around to posting this in hopes that someone on this forum can help identify it for me. More pictures available upon request. Thanks, Christopher
  10. Hi everyone, My name is Dean, I live In Bath UK where we build a lot of buildings from white lias stone. We often find a lot of shell and ammonite fossils while dressing the stone, Recently we were digging a trench through a while lias bed in the middle of a field for a build in bath and I found a stone which was made up from pretty much all shell fossils, I bring them home for my little girl. I am an absolute newbie to fossil hunting and after browsing through your site I don’t even know if it’s worthy of posting! But my little one has asked me to find out what it is so here I am. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  11. Here are a few things I would love to know what they are: #1 Black shale that we used years ago to make a decorative siding for the barn, what are those shallow pits? This rock is about 7 inches long. #2 This came from a different area in the Eastern Panhandle that was near a large creek. #3 Same thing as #2? Thank you for your help!
  12. Strange rock

    Found this in a stream that comes out of a cave the other day and since it was so different from any other rocks in the area I found it interesting, then the more I looked at it I wondered if it could possibly be fossilized poo? I was hoping y'all could help me identify this odd rock?
  13. Help

    Cannot remember how long ago I found this but it has been in my shark tooth collection for years assuming it was a shark molar of some sort but now that I am a little knowledgeable I know sharks do not have molars. Have not been able to find anything that looks similar online. Any suggestions would be great. thanks!
  14. Okay so basically where I am, maybe this is just a funny looking rock I found on the creek bed. However I feel like it may be a dinosaur tooth or claw? I'm hoping someone can weigh in?
  15. Identification Help

    I found these rocks between Ashland, Wisconsin and Little Girls Point in Michigan. There was so much rock hunting that day, I lost track of exactly where! Picture 2 (the tan colored) that's posted in the comments, is a coral fossil on the back. Shown is the front, I've never seen something like that before. Please share your knowledge, it's greatly appreciated!
  16. Hello! I have been fossil hunting on and off for the last 10 years, although I would consider myself rather inexperienced in terms of fossil names and general knowledge. Anyways my dad and I found a very odd looking fossil on the river banks of Humber river in Toronto, Ontario, CA. We had no clue what it was and decide to bring it to the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) to see if one of the fossil guides could identify it - they surprisingly had no clue what it was either. Anyways, I was wondering if someone could help me identify what it might be? I attached a couple pictures below showing scale and some of the details of the specimen: (last picture is underside) *measurements are in centimeters* Thanks in advance for the help! -Em
  17. Possible triassic track?

    I found this near the 476 turnpike where they tore up all the ground and exposed the New Brunswick Formation. This formation is triassic. I went to a dump site where the construction company took all the rock. Is this possibly some sort of trace fossil from a lizard or sphenodontid? (If you neer to see it better flip your phone or device upside down)
  18. Snake head? Thunderbird?

    I found these in sherburne county, MN in a farmers field shortly after they began turning the earth to build housing. I think one looks like a snake head or?? The other looks to have carvings of a thunderbird possibly and possibly a Phoenix? Driving me crazy. Help
  19. ID Help

    Spent a long day on the Peace River last week and came up with many bone fragments, teeth, etc. There are several items I can't identify and hope the knowledgeable folks here can help. First up, fragment of alligator bone?
  20. Topsail Beach - what is this?

    does look like anything you have found?
  21. Big Brook Deer / Antelope

    My daughter found this at Big Brook NJ today. Measures 3.5" in length. Looks like has socket for 2 other joints. Is this a modern white tail deer? The blackness has me thinking it may have some age to it.
  22. Found in a river

    I found this in the sulphur river in North East Texas. It is covered in a thin, light grey layer layer of rock and the center is a glassy looking grey/tan material with vain like patterns and a scaley texture. It has a smooth bottom that looks like it might have been attached to a smooth surface. It was in the wall of the river about ten feet below ground level. It broke when I hit it with a metal tool while I was digging. Any help with identifying this would be great. I've had it for years and have not seen anything that looks quite like it.
  23. Nature's tie dye?

    So I found this pretty rock and felt the need to bring it home. Can anyone tell me why it formed like that?
  24. A few tips for getting better ID's. First, make the object you are trying to get an ID for be the central object of the photo. Not your hand. Put the object on a neutral colored background and photograph it as close up as possible. Then crop your pictures. Using your hand for scale is no good, we don't know how big your hand is. Make sure the photo is well lit and focused. Second, use a scale rule (preferably metric; millimeters and centimeters) we have members from all over the world. The U.S. is about the only country that does not use the metric system Coins for scale are not good. A member in Belgium probably has no idea how big a U.S. quarter is, and we here have no idea how big a Chinese Yuan is. If you dont have a rule, tell us in the post how big it is. Length, width, height, thickness etc. Third, give as detailed info as possible as to where it was found. State, County, Country, Province, Parish. Was it in a river, a beach find, a quarry? If you know the geologic info, tell us. If not do not guess, if we have the right info on where it was found, that can be obtained. Lastly, don't expect miracles on your items. We are mostly amateurs on here. We can and do make mistakes. If the item is really worn, don't expect an exact Id. But I promise we will do the very best we can, or try to direct you to someone who could possibly ID your item.
  25. Cool fossil. What is it?

    I think this fossil is so cool, but I have no idea what it is and would appreciate your help identifying it. To me it looks like the spine of a creature. Like the few other fossils I have found it was included in a bag of "river rocks" sold at a home center for landscaping purposes. All thoughts are welcome! Ready... Set... Go!!!
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