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  2. Dallas Trinity River finds - coral and geologic?

    Great. I grabbed some more tonight before river washes them away tomorrow. We are supposed to have T storms in Dallas tomorrow and the river rises pretty darn quick.
  3. Field Equipment Checklist

    I would like to thank you and everyone else who has contributed to this thread for all of the help you guys have given this newbie to the hobby. Thank you.
  4. Field Equipment Checklist

    I would like to thank you and everyone else who has contributed to this thread for all of the help you guys have given this newbie to the hobby. Thank you.
  5. Sphenophyllum?

    That's ok, I figured you just bumped the submit button. I appreciate your feedback and all your informative posts.
  6. Sphenophyllum?

    Sorry, I don’t know what happened to my response- I was say that the first one kind of looks like Sphenophyllum and the second one appears to be more like an Annularia , but others have already stated that.
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  8. Sphenophyllum?

    Thank you all for your input, although I'm not sure what @Nimravis meant! I was unable to find any pictures of Equisetopsida indet. fossils but in looking at Wittry's Mazon Creek Fossil Flora, I could see how the "daisy" could be a whorl of Annularia stellata with a partial whorl forming what looks like a stem and leaf (page 92, Fig. 1) I attached some more photos of the first specimen. It isn't a perfect fit but they do go together. I found both pieces next to each other and I think weathering has changed their shapes. I agree, it is hard to match them from the internal view
  9. Scallop Fossil Shells

    Nice scallops. I'm a big fan of oysters and scallops as well. Again, referring to a geological map of FL (see https://search.yahoo.com/search?p=geological+map+of+florida&fr=yfp-t-s&fp=1&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8 says that Carrabelle, Florida is also in the Pleistocene period. So again, 10,000 yr ago for age.
  10. What kind of tooth (big brook)

    Maybe a fish tooth? I'm not sure.
  11. Florida oyster fossils

    Hello Clane, and a warm WELCOME to TFF. You have found a great forum for someone with interests and questions like yours, and a wonderful group of like-interested welcoming folks. Now to your question. The layers in the oyster are only added by the oyster while the oyster is alive. Think of them as similar to tree rings, one layer added per year. Oysters have a life-span of around 20 yrs on the outside. As to how old the oysters are, you might be best served by doing a web search on Geological Map of FL. This will tell you the age of the surface exposure of that portion of the state. The Apalachicola area of Florida appears to be Pleistocene age. So the shells you have are likely at the most 10,000 yr. old, but could also be modern. I hope this helps answer your questions; and again, welcome to the forum. Grandpa
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    Thank you all for the nice comments. I haven't seen any "firezone" teeth lately. I really like the Sharkteeth that come out of that layer also.
  13. Scallop Fossil Shells

    These are just a few of the best fossil scallops I’ve found over the years. They were found in the Gulf of Mexico Bay Area in Carrabelle, Florida. I have searched the web for answers but It becomes more confusing the more I read. I’m wondering if you can tell me about these scallops, how they are fossilized and how old they are? Thank you, clane
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    I love the “firezone layer” colors. Is it a lot of iron oxide in a bed or something?
  15. Florida oyster fossils

    I live in the Apalachicola area of Florida. I love looking for unusual beach finds. On a small stretch of bayside beach I find these old oyster shell parts. I am wondering how old they might be. I think they have to be several million years old because there are so many layers of shell. Can anyone give me more information about them? Thank you, clane
  16. Devonian? New Jersey Fossil ID help

    Could it be a coral? Definitely bryozoan/coral. Does anyone know how to distinguish between the two other than size?
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    Well I'm getting some sense of what you favor collecting. Some nice coloring you have on those.
  18. Extraordinary Common Teeth

    Thanks Jess, technically the Sharktooth Hill flavor of the Roundmountain Silt is the "Upper Layer of the Roundmountain Silt", Pecten Point is lower and a few hundred thousand years older, give or take. It's also a very different depositional environment.
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