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Kane

A friend of mine who runs a rock shop acquired a large batch of fossils and other items, and asked if I could help ID them. I've been able to identify most of them, but there are a few I'm unsure about. At least one of them seems to be a non-fossil geologic item. Some of these were acquired without provenance details. I'm sure my friend would be content to have it down to the genus level, if possible. 

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daves64

That first one looks kind of like a glob of meringue, lightly browned. And now I'm hungry.. :doh!:

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The Amateur Paleontologist

Second one is a group photo of several irregular echinoids (Sea urchins) and the third picture is some kind of gastropod :)

-Christian

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abyssunder

The first one looks like banded chert.

 

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Kane
4 minutes ago, The Amateur Paleontologist said:

Second one is a group photo of several irregular echinoids (Sea urchins) and the third picture is some kind of gastropod :)

-Christian

I probably should have mentioned that I knew about the gastro and the echies (in the tags), but am holding out hope for a bit more info to the genus level despite the lack of provenance details. The lot contained a lot of commonly found/sold pieces (spinosaurus tooth, Devonian corals, some Pliocene barnacles from Virginia). 

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Kane
2 minutes ago, abyssunder said:

The first one looks like banded chert.

 

 

Much obliged! -- And, in this case, the owner won't be unhappy to hear that as most of their stock are crystals/minerals. 

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The Amateur Paleontologist
26 minutes ago, Kane said:

I knew about the gastro and the echies (in the tags

Sorry.. Should have known :blush:

-Christian

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Zenmaster6

the first one looks like grand canyon pine bark lol. Can't tell if mineral or fossil. Looks a bit random and none symmetrical  to be a fossil

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Ludwigia
11 hours ago, Kane said:

A friend of mine who runs a rock shop acquired a large batch of fossils and other items, and asked if I could help ID them. I've been able to identify most of them, but there are a few I'm unsure about. At least one of them seems to be a non-fossil geologic item. Some of these were acquired without provenance details. I'm sure my friend would be content to have it down to the genus level, if possible.

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Check out Ampullina for that gastropod. They range from the Triassic to the Pliocene, so it's probably difficult to determine the provenance, although they were quite pronounced during the Cretaceous.

 

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Kane

Just a follow-up on this thread. I'm extending thanks from my friend who very much appreciated the IDs you've helpfully provided. There were a host of other specimens to identify, and we worked through the lot today. So my thanks for the assist on the pieces I was less clear about. :) :dinothumb: 

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