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Welcome to the Forum. :) 

 

Your fossils may actually be from the Cretaceous, as the Pierre Shale is present in the area around Colorado Springs. - Ammonites didn't live in the Pennsylvanian period. ;) 

Your "wood" looking item looks to me like a geological feature, called a slickenside. They tend to look wood-like.  More Pictures HERE. 

Your clams/shells look like maybe some type of inoceramid clam

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Its great that you are getting excited about fossils. Fossil hunting is a good healthy way  to spend a day.

 

Warning...it becomes an obsession.

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22 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

Welcome to the Forum. :) 

 

Your fossils may actually be from the Cretaceous, as the Pierre Shale is present in the area around Colorado Springs. - Ammonites didn't live in the Pennsylvanian period. ;) 

Your "wood" looking item looks to me like a geological feature, called a slickenside. They tend to look wood-like.  More Pictures HERE. 

Your clams/shells look like maybe some type of inoceramid clam

Regards, 

 

 

 

 

Cretaceous, huh? Cool. Thanks for the link.

 

I actually didn't know about slickenside formations! That makes a lot of sense considering all of the other wood-like stuff I found. And those inoceramid clams do look very similar to the other clams in the area.

 

I understand when they say fossil hunting is addicting. Clams are cool, but I want to keep finding more interesting things. Anyway, thanks for the information!

 

 

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Very nice finds.

Where were you hunting at?

I am not too far off, just in Centennial!

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Years ago I left a bag of goodies hidden beside the road somewhere between the Springs, and Florissant.  I don't know if someone ever found them, the highway department destroyed them, or if your winters eroded them.  A few people on here have threatened to go look for them, but to my knowledge no-one ever has.  That was years ago, so you'll have to look up where I hid them if you decide to go next spring.

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On ‎12‎/‎23‎/‎2016 at 9:09 AM, Ramo said:

Years ago I left a bag of goodies hidden beside the road somewhere between the Springs, and Florissant.  I don't know if someone ever found them, the highway department destroyed them, or if your winters eroded them.  A few people on here have threatened to go look for them, but to my knowledge no-one ever has.  That was years ago, so you'll have to look up where I hid them if you decide to go next spring.

 

I went to look last summer, and again this summer, but sadly I did not find them, they could still be hiding though!

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