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Found 115 results

  1. Brachiopod

    Last week we took a ride to Lake Michigan to do a short search before the weather turned bad. The previous day had strong winds with large waves and I thought we might find some interesting things. We found plenty of Favosites, Halysites, and Rugose corrals as well as some of the other usual finds. The one unusual find was what I believe to be an internal mold of a Pentamerus oblongus brachiopod. I don't find many brachiopods and as such I'm not 100% sure on my ID. Please confirm or correct. Thanks in advance. Jim
  2. I graduated college back in May, and since my graduate program did not start until September, I was fortunate to have quite a bit of time this summer to explore further away from home. I've been slowly prepping and cataloging over the past couple months, and figured I would share some of my favorite finds that I haven't shared yet. First up is dump piles of Silica Shale (Middle Devonian) in Paulding, OH. My university was not far from here, so this is really where I started fossil hunting. I've been here quite a few times, so most of what I found I already had in my collection. A new find for me, and my favorite, is a nice chunk of Protitanichthys placoderm armor. I visited family near Indianapolis in August, and headed out a day early to visit some classic sites. This is the view from a roadcut in Sulphur, IN that exposes the Indian Springs Shale (Mississippian). My first blastoid and first shark tooth of the day. Can you spot them? A small portion of the haul. Lots of blastoids (the main attraction), horn corals, and some brachiopods, plus a crinoid I have yet to identify. Next up was the famous St. Leon roadcut (Upper Ordovician). This was my second visit to this site. You need to get on your hands and knees to spot the tiny Flexicalymene rollers.
  3. I'm slowly making my way through finds from the summer and have come across a couple specimens I don't recognize. The first one is from the Platteville Formation of SW Wisconsin (Middle Ordovician). The second one is from the Maquoketa Formation of NE Iowa (Upper Ordovician).
  4. What is this?

    Just came back from a short trip to the driftless region of SW Wisconsin and we found a strange fossil in a road cut. I thought it was an algae at first, but I can't find any similar images. Sort of just looks like the rims of a rugose coral, but tiny? Found in Platteville formation.
  5. Here are 2 more Halysites 'chain coral' that I found in the Silurian of Wisconsin. The rocks were soaked in diluted muriatic acid for several hours, to partially dissolve the matrix and reveal the chain corals.
  6. Stromatolite? Sponge? UNKNOWN!!!

    I had attempted to ID similar fossils awhile ago but feel they were lost in the trilobite photos. So today, I will only present these new unknown "blobs" from the Cambrian , Eau Claire Formation of western Wisconsin in hopes to definitively ID these. Maybe they are even geologic. Good Luck!!!!! Mike
  7. I found these 2 specimens (molds unprepped) of the trilobite Calymene celebra, the official Wisconsin state fossil, in the Silurian of Wisconsin.
  8. I found this rock containing a Halysites 'chain coral' in the Silurian of Wisconsin. I soaked it in diluted muriatic acid for a few hours to partially dissolve the matrix and reveal the silicified coral fossil. Photos are before and after acid treatment.
  9. Ordovician trilobite

    Going through old stuff and found this. Measures 1cm.Platteville formation(?), WI. Any ideas?
  10. My wife and I went on a 7500+ mile ramble to break out of our COVID doldrums. Due to the virus we had to change up many of our original plans... which conversely added a number of additional fossil hunting locals as they allowed us to mostly avoid our fellow humans and maintain social distancing by many many miles. As part of our trip preparations my wife sewed us a number of masks, including a whole series of fossil hunting masks for me. Originally we were supposed to stay in Chicago, but we elected to avoid staying in the city, so we only got to do a drive by We started the trip with a bonus dig, meeting up with fellow forum member @minnbuckeye for a guided Ordovician hunt in Fennimore, Wisconsin (THANKS MIKE!) Unfortunately I neglected to take pics of the site so I will only be able to share a farm pic we passed on the way. Mike was a gracious host who kicked off the visit with a gift of several fossil samples from his home turf As with all of the fossils from this trip, all finds are as they arrived back home, no prep. Some of our finds from Fennimore:
  11. Please help what is this?

    Found in southern wisconsin about a mile away from the Mississippi River.
  12. This weekend, I have to drive up to Michigan to finish moving out of my apartment since I graduated, so I thought I would hit up a couple spots along the way. I'll hopefully have plenty of pictures to post here, but my fossil-filled week began earlier than expected so I'll start with that. I couldn't sleep much yesterday and ended up getting up way too early, so I figured I would go check out a Middle Devonian spot (Milwaukee Formation) in SE Wisconsin. I think this spot is pretty well known, so I wasn't expecting to find much. The fauna is pretty similar to what I find in the Silica Shale in Ohio but not as well preserved, so I didn't collect that much as I will be hunting the Silica Shale this weekend. The location is quite scenic, and I spent a lot of my time hiking the trails. Along the trails are a few outcrops, including one that appeared to only have been recently exposed from a tree falling. Unfortunately, most were poorly fossiliferous at best. It seemed like a lot of fossils were concentrated in what are perhaps storm deposits, but these were in the middle of massive dolomite beds and were not worth the effort. I only found one outcrop that was really worth exploring. I think only surface collecting is allowed, not that I would want to bust out a sledge next to hikers and fishermen anyways. The best collecting seemed to be from the more fossiliferous Lindwurm member. The underlying Berthelet is much more thickly bedded and formed a natural ledge for the Lindwurm to collapse onto.
  13. More Id please

    Found in grant county SW Wisconsin. Ordovician period... Need help ID
  14. Trilobite Id please

    Found in grant county SW Wisconsin. Ordovician period... not sure what formation is. Need help ID
  15. Planning trip

    Hey everyone, was thinking about traveling to southwestern Wisconsin for some fossil hunting. I want to learn how to looking for trilobites.... but I have no experience over there. I prefer get together with someone for fun! Let me know. Send me message. Mike P.S. is midwestpaleo.com down for good?
  16. Fossils of the Milwaukee Formation: A Diverse Middle Devonian Biota from Wisconsin, USA GSA abstract and video https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2020NC/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/342396 https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2020NC/meetingapp.cgi/Session/50685 PDF file https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335831201_Fossils_of_the_Milwaukee_Formation_A_Diverse_Middle_Devonian_Biota_from_Wisconsin_USA
  17. Found in Wisconsin - Help ID?

    I found this in our yard years ago while digging for landscaping. Does anyone know what this might be?
  18. WI fossils NOT boring!

    During this fine pandemic, I thought I'd post some of my sweet fossils for your enjoyment! Besides basic corals, arrowhead (NICE), petosky stone before ocean tumbling and one after, chain coral, hexagon coral, weird exploded "rock", shells and crinnoidy things, I don't know their names (and I'm okay with that!). If you want to tell me, cool, if not, tell me if you like them! Beside being sick, raking, having the kids at home, I'm going cuckoo. I've always loved pretty sparkly rocks and nature, and the naturally occurring structures of nature. Plus, they're cool.
  19. Normally Winter in Wisconsin isn't the prime time to look for fossils. Today we had record high temps. and decided to take the chance and drive 2 hours to the lake. My concern was ice piles on the shore line and they were well founded as many areas were not accessible. We found a spot which was accessible but the waves were washing up to the ice piles. Good enough. We were wearing knee high boots but still left a bit wet from some of the larger rollers. Our efforts were rewarded with numerous corals and a few other possible fossils as well as many interesting rocks. Here are some of those we found as well as a couple site shots. I'm not sure if the photo with two in it are fossil or not. Spring feels a bit closer today.
  20. Does anyone have experience with the Middle Ordovician brachiopod faunas of the upper Mississippi Valley? I came across this odd fragment in rocks from a quarry in south-central Wisconsin. To my knowledge they are known in North America only from the Appalachian Basin (Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Newfoundland), not the interior basins like the Illinois basin. Has anybody else seen this critter or similar in the Platteville? As far as I am aware, the only species documented from the Platteville that looks anything like this is Megamyonia unicostata, but that has a single costa rather than the several apparent here and in the types of Ptychoglyptus. Platteville Fm, probably in P. undatus biozone = Upper Ordovician, Sandbian stage (old North American Turinian Stage)
  21. I found all of these (possible?)fossils in a trout stream in an old patch of forest in waupaca county Wisconsin. Any ID help would be appreciated. Thank you
  22. I was wondering through a beautiful moss covered forest in central Wisconsin(waupaca county) the other day and was walking though the creek picking up rocks that I thought looked neat. That’s when I came across this. One guy told me he thinks it’s some kind of clam from the Silurian period but it’s also covered in other fossils. Thanks! P.s. I’m sorry I had to hold them and get my fingers in the pictures, their was no other options.
  23. SE Wisconsin

    Found this in Southeast Wisconsin. Help identifying would be appreciated! It's about 3" long 3" deep 2" tall triangular (ish) in shape. The back is very cool as well. Thank you.
  24. Anything worth pursuing?

    I found these in a quarry in Madison Wi. There were quite a few of these with different shapes and configurations of what look like bones to me. These were from a smallish pile at the bottom of the deepest part of the quarry and I would guess that are from lower down in the earth. I apologize if I am not using the proper language as I am very new to this. i have seen some sea bed rock from a different quarry, that has loads of shells, mollusks, and snails in them. This rock looks very different from the sea bed pieces I have. Are these bones? Is it chert? I was with two other people or I would have pulled every piece I could find off the piles to see if anything could be puzzled together, as these and the others were all in one area of the pile. If the pictures could be more helpful in different light etc, I will happily retake some. Thanks for any insight into them.
  25. I found this on a beach at lake Michigan in southeast Wisconsin, Kenosha area. I'm just learning fossils and constantly in the searching for knowledge. Thank you for your help.
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