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Ben40

Hello,

I recently collected these fossils in the Minerals Wells area in North Texas, and I am not having any luck identifying the fossils. I know that I found the fossils in Pennsylvanian age sediment, and that’s about it. I really appreciate everyone who takes the time to help me. 

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Tidgy's Dad

Blimey, that's making my head spin. 

Lots of great stuff there. 

Hello, and a very warm welcome to TFF from Morocco.:)

'H' really caught my eye, a really nice interambulacral plate from an echinoid with a lovely attachment point for a spine. 

Otherwise I'll start from the beginning and let someone else continue! 

A. A spiriferid brachiopod.

B. A piece of crinoid stem. 

Right, I'm off to bed, i'm sure someone else can help, if not I'll continue tomorrow. :D

 

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DPS Ammonite

Check out these lists and photos of Pennsylvanian fossils found in Texas from the Dallas Paleontological Society website: https://www.dallaspaleo.org/Jacksboro-Study-Group

 

Most of the fossils found at Mineral Wells are also found in Jacksboro. 

 

Also, check out Lance Hall’s website. Look for Pennsylvanian fossils and fossils from the Mineral Wells Formation: http://northtexasfossils.com/

 

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Ben40

I will, thank you so much! 

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erose

Quite a mix. The first items look like plant fragments. For the rest of it I would also refer you to the DPS & Lance Hall's websites for identification.  You should be able to get most to at least genus.

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Tidgy's Dad

Yes, Stop 1 appear to be Pennsylvanian plant fragments. 

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Ben40

Thank you all for helping me find a way to identify the fossils I collected. I have been sifting through the sites yall have suggested. I’ve identified a few of the fossils I found, but I still have a lot to learn if I plan on continuing this new hobby. 

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Tidgy's Dad

Not sure about 'C'. 

It could be a 'stick' coral, either rugose or tabulate, but then again it may be a bryozoan or even a sponge! :wacko:

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