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  1. Hi all, Recently going through some of my Stark Shale material and prepping some of it and this little specimen has me wondering if it’s a tooth. It’s probably pareidolia but the lip at the bottom appears to have a sort of smoothness to it unlike the two protrusions. I'm not sure if the honeycombed structure is bone or cartilage but I’m trying to decide if I should prep it any further and any ideas or thoughts would be appreciated. @Petalodus12 @connorp 1. 2. 3. Thanks!
  2. Yuanls

    Trilobite from Pembrokeshire?

    Hi all, I collected this piece of rock from Saundersfoot beach last week. Because it was loose on the beach, I don't have much indication of formation or age, but I'm aware that the majority of rocks in that area are Carboniferous, and I'm also aware that Carboniferous chert does exist in the Pembrokeshire region. I'm not sure where it could have came from otherwise. The fossil in question is a scoop-shaped, hemispherical mold in chert which features two discontinuous troughs running down its centre. Upon closer inspection, the surface of the mold furthest f
  3. Hello. I offer for trade fragments of petrified wood of the Carboniferous period with crystals of smoky quartz. Some samples are in the photographs (I did not upload all the samples I have, since there are quite a few of them - of different sizes and qualities, as well as the sizes of the crystals themselves. I think we can agree on what specifically interests you - I have no doubt that I will find the sample you need). The origin of this wood is Ukraine, its age is Carbon. I'm interested in marine reptiles and petrified wood. Thank you. Have a nice day
  4. I spent Memorial Day morning fossil hunting the Carboniferous in the Salem Limestone (Formation) of Central Kentucky. Hunting the Salem at this particular road cut is a bit of a gamble. There are things to be found here, but good weather, timing, and a bit of luck are needed to have a chance at coming across anything worth writing home about. I have found almost complete Conulariids here, but also watched them crumble in my hands. I didn't bring home bucket loads of fossils this time out, but still, it was a good day. The sun on my face, flowers to smell, and plenty of rocks to break.
  5. Perfectly preserved 310-million-year-old fossilized brain found By Harry Baker, Live Science, July 28, 2021 Bicknell, R.D., Ortega-Hernández, J., Edgecombe, G.D., Gaines, R.R. and Paterson, J.R., 2021. Central nervous system of a 310-my-old horseshoe crab: Expanding the taphonomic window for nervous system preservation. Geology. Open access Yours, Paul H.
  6. Field collecting at 2019
  7. Caroboneferous

    Cylinder / rod shaped fossil

    I found this weird fossil, it was sticking out of a large Boulder of limestone, I removed it. I can’t really make sense of it? Carboniferous fossils were found in the area, this was found on the Missouri River just outside Kansas City.
  8. Caroboneferous

    Plant Fossil?

    Found this piece next to a deposit of Carboniferous fossils in Kansas City. It was found next to a shale deposit that had plant fossils. I’m just curious what it is? Plant fossil? Something else? pictures attached:
  9. Caroboneferous

    Broken shell?

    I found this in Kansas City area. It was close to some Carboniferous fossils. I’m not sure exactly what I’m looking at here, are these broken shell fragments? Plants?
  10. Hello. I was lucky to find a few samples of the Carboniferous period; I found them interesting. The first photo is probably a Lepidostrobus. I ask you to confirm or refute this guess, as well as help with the determination of the rest of the samples. Thank you! Have a nice evening
  11. First off good to see everyone again. Been a good yr so far with fossils this year with new ones to add to collection. Time periods its hard to say except the horse tooth from 9-15000 yrs ago. Don't mind the mod podge on the connected spinal columns (I think) because the petrified black worms or seeds creeped me out. The coolest I think the petrified grass or leaf, but other finds especially the bones are up there too. Well enjoy and good to be back and if ideas on time frames give it a whirl. PS: Ill post more pics tomorrow with sizes to show how small some of this stuff is and etc.
  12. Caroboneferous

    Swirling lines found in rock

    I've been finding fossils in limestone, sometimes I find fossils in rock that also appears to have these irregular lines interspersed. They are all shapes and sizes, I’ve attached some pictures. I am just curious as to what these are. Carbonized plant material? Or just inclusions in the rock?
  13. https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.210319 https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.210319 Abstract: The Carboniferous Pennsylvanian-aged (309–307 Ma) Mazon Creek Lagerstätte produces some of the earliest fossils of major Palaeozoic tetrapod lineages. Recently, several new tetrapod specimens collected from Mazon Creek have come to light, including the earliest fossorially adapted recumbirostrans. Here, we describe a new long-bodied recumbirostran, Joermungandr bolti gen. et sp. nov., known from a single part and counterpart concretion bearing a virtually complete skeleton. Unique
  14. Caroboneferous


    Found this piece near a bunch of Carboniferous fossils in limestone, any ideas? It seems to look like fusulinids ? They are supposed to be common, Found in Kansas City near Carboniferous fossils.
  15. Caroboneferous

    Coral? Or just a rock?

    I found this piece outside Kansas City, it was nearby some sea fossils. I’m not sure if this is anything. Any ideas would be helpful!
  16. Central PA USA Found just as you see it lying in the reworked rubble of coal strip mine
  17. Caroboneferous

    Smooth Crinoid?

    I found this piece on the Missouri River outside of Kansas City. There were Carboniferous fossils in the same area. It looks like a crinoid stem, except it’s smooth? Also, the broken ends don’t show any sort of star pattern. I was curious, any ideas?
  18. As a late Father's Day gift and early Birthday present (I turn 39 tomorrow ) I spent 4 hours Saturday morning in the Glen Dean Limestone. A Carboniferous (Mississippian) formation. As usual, I was channeling my inner mountain goat and scrambling around a Central Kentucky roadcut. As I pulled up to the road cut my heart sank. Grass had grown on the exposure. If memory serves, the last time I was here was in the middle of September of last year and the exposure was bare. Most finds are small so I was worried that I wouldn't be able to find much. Luckily my fear and apprehension was
  19. Caroboneferous

    Bryozoan colony?

    I found this fossil in Kansas City on the Missouri River. Lots of Carboniferous fossils in the area, anyone have an idea on what it is? It’s about 4-5 inches lengthwise.
  20. Caroboneferous

    Plant fossil?

    I found this fossil with a bunch of Carboniferous fossils in on the Missouri River near Kansas City. I’m curious to see what it is? Looks like a plant, but I’m not sure, any ideas? The whole thing is 2.5-3 inches long.
  21. The day began with a Calamites trunk But two steps from this fossil where not usual finds Granatwerfer ('Priest Mortar') Granate 1914-1918 The Gr.W.16s proved to be popular and very effective weapons for the Germans. They had a high rate of fire, useful range, and reasonable effective detonation. They could be used in either direct or indirect fire applications – direct fire was used to fire at things like sentry posts, gun loopholes, and the like. When fired this way, the grenade fragments would fill an area roughly 5m wide and 50m long, while a round fired in a high a
  22. Caroboneferous

    Interesting Shell fossil, any ideas?

    I found this interesting shell (I think) embedded in limestone with a bunch of other Carboniferous fossils. This was found in the Kansas City, MO area. There are these really interesting swirls on the shell I haven’t really seen that before, I’m going to try to remove the fossil from its matrix. Any ideas?
  23. Need help identifying these. Found all of them in or directly around the same shale pile in a creek bank in Logan ,WV. Only About 2.5 hours of looking and there’s still plenty I haven’t gotten to yet! I’d definitely love to know if I have any rare finds so far!
  24. I am going to start adding some images of my favorite finds which I call Collection Pieces. Identifications range from maybe, probably to most likely. I've only started to seriously collect over the past year. I've spent a great deal of time studying and learning Geology, as a hobby. I am located in Western Pennsylvania. At first, a map of the area. Anything in bright yellow is the Glenshaw Formation. The Ames Limestone layer exists between the Glenshaw and the Casselman Formations, which is the Orange color on the map. I have yet to explore the Ames Limestone, so I've only found f
  25. Blair County Pennsylvania (USA) (Private property) ..... Recently I explored some heaps of old mine talus which I think is the whitish sandstone from the Pottsville Formation. These rocks commonly have imprints in various degree of detail, especially cordaites and lycopods. The pics below show one large boulder with what I think is a very large imprint of sigillaria. The tape shows 8 feet. I'll readily admit that I'm a noob and susceptible to seeing what I want to see. From my pics someone who knows 'way more than I will ever learn opined the "ridges" ar
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