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Snail and something else. Sulphur River

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CrazyDiamond

 OK so far everything I've posted has not been a fossil.  I'm sure that this first one with the little snail dude is, but how about the second one?  I feel like I can see something on that rock and I'm not sure what it is. Also, is the snail a fossil or is he considered something else. These were all found in Ladonia Fossil Park in North Texas, Sulphur River,  Cretaceous period. 

 

 

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westcoast

Neither of these are fossils. As suggested by fossil dude try joining a club or a least go collecting with somebody familiar with the fossils in your area.

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CrazyDiamond

Ok, but if the snail isn't a fossil what is it?  It isn't alive - is it like just nothing at all?  Just a rock?

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Fossildude19

They are both rocks, with mineral inclusions. 

Geology is a complicated science, with many different formations, crystals, and textures. :) 

 

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ynot

Both rocks look like they were in a stream. (tumbled)

The "snail" is made up of two things. The black "shell" is another stream tumbled rock (some type of quartzite). The "foot" looks like an insect larval tube and is holding the smaller rock in place. The reddish rock that they are on looks like an iron rich igneous rock. This is not the type of rock that has fossils in it.

The second rock looks like a mica schist, a metamorphic rock, also not the type of rock that holds fossils.

 

As Tim said, do a search here and familerize Yourself with the type of fossils in that area. It will help You in the search on the ground.

 

Good luck!

 

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CrazyDiamond

Wow, ok, now  that is the last thing on the planet I would've thought it was LOL - but, I can see what your saying.  I'm still keeping him though, I'm gonna put him in my planter. Thanks again for everybody's help. 

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