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sldinn

I own some property in Blanco County, Texas and there are many fossils and fossil imprints embedded in the rock along the creek that runs through the property.  I would love to know what these fossils are.  I am posting just 2 pics because of size restrictions.  I know nothing about fossils but am fascinated by the ones I have found. Any help would be appreciated.  

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Micah

First looks like a weathered bryozoan and second maybe mold of an Archimedes (also a bryozoan).

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doushantuo

Micah,how can you tell?

I am NOT saying you are wrong,BTW.

You've seen this type of preservation before?

 

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doushantuo

arch

Fig 11 is instructive.

 

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Micah

@doushantuo With the first pic I've seen a lot of branching bryozoans especially from the Ordovician that look similar. I'm more just guessing as far as the Archimedes, but that's what came to mind when I saw the imprint. 

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ynot
1 hour ago, sldinn said:

 I am posting just 2 pics because of size restrictions.  

 

Welcome to TFF!

It would help if You put a scale (ruler) in Your pictures so We can tell the size of the piece.

 

You can add more pictures in the reply to post.

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sldinn

Thank you all so much for your replies.  I did happen to set a bic lighter next to the first pic I posted for size reference.  When I spotted this fossil I thought at first it was a bone from a deer then I realized it was fossilized.  The second pic I am posting ...I'm not sure if it's anything.  Well, it's "something" but it may be in no condition to be identified.  The name of the creek where I took these pics is Miller Creek and from what I have seen on the internet they have found some dinosaur tracks somewhere along this creek.  Sure wish I knew how to identify tracks.  How cool would that be?  Again, thanks for any and all help.  I have more pics I will be posting.  

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sldinn

Here is an overall pic of where I am finding these fossils.  I wish I knew more about what to look for and how to look.  I've got the fever obviously. :)

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Yvie

Welcome from England,your creek looks beautiful.

 

  Yvie

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Micah

Glad to be proven wrong by someone who knows more than me :-) 

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minnbuckeye

I know nothing about the Glen Rose or any formation in Texas, but I can't help but look at the 2nd picture and think crinoid stem impression. just someone's gut instinct from far away. 

Mike

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sldinn

Again,  I appreciate the replies.  Erich, just like you said, there are lots of different types of shells in the rock.  I will be going back soon and I'm sure I'll have a lot more pictures (this time with a ruler) and lots of questions. Thank you everyone for welcoming me to this forum.  

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Guguita2104

I think this one is an oyster, probably an exogyrinid.

Let's wait for other opinions:dinothumb:.

Regards,

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