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fossils4fun

Hi, I collect rocks for fun and relaxation. I have a few that I would love to get opinions on. I contacted a very nice man at University and he said it looked to be fossilized algae. He also gave me the address to this website so I could learn more about fossils. I can use all the help I can get and look forward to your comments.

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RyanNREMTP

When you get a chance throw a picture up there for us to take a look. Be advised that the forum is undergoing some work on it so the photos might not load. Be patient. There are instructions in the How To section if you need help.

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fossils4fun

Thank you so much, I tried to upload a picture but maybe my picture quality wasn't quite good enough. I will try again later, thanks again.

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Auspex

Most often, failure-to-load is due to a too-large file size.

Here are two brief tutorials to help you through it:

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fossils4fun

Thank you, very helpful!

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fossils4fun

I finally figured it out, thanks for your patience.

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fossils4fun

I found this with it. Not sure if it is a plant, feather, or fins?

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Auspex

Very interesting! The patterns seem organic enough; could have been caused by an algal mat, by mud drying, or (my best guess) both.

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fossils4fun

This is really fun. I think I will be asking questions on a lot more of my finds. Thanks so much for all the information.

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Jace

I found this with it. Not sure if it is a plant, feather, or fins?

Looks like dragonfly wings somehow... how big are they?

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fossils4fun

From one end of the (feather or whatever it is) is 5" or 13 mm.

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fossils4fun

Sorry, I should of said to the other end too. Anyway all the way the length of it. Next time I post I will try to put beside a ruler or something so as not to make it confusing.

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