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  1. patrick plesiosaurus

    Carboniferous limestone fossils??

    I am wondering what fossils you can see in these rocks. they are all carboniferous limestone (prehaps not the red/brown one). I can see Bivalves, coral, crinoids, brachiopods (I think), And nothing else. Why aren't there other carboniferous life. (I understand soft parts go) These rocks are packed with fossils, what can a real paleotologist see?
  2. From the album: Middle Devonian

    Pseudoaviculopecten princeps Pteriomorph Bivalve (1 inch across) Middle Devonian Moscow Formation Windom Shale Hamilton Group Deep Springs Road Quarry Earlville, N.Y.
  3. From the album: Cretaceous

    Ethmocardium welleri Bivalve Internal Mold (1 inch length) Upper Cretaceous Wenonah Formation Matawan Group Ramanessin Brook Holmdel, N.J.
  4. Crankyjob21

    A bunch of shells

    A bunch of Paleozoic shells in a rock I found in Dane county, Wisconsin. I know It’s almost impossible to get a genus ID on any of these fossils without a specific quarry or site but I thought it would be cool if you guys could see them. I also have them posted on my gallery
  5. minnbuckeye

    Florida Unknowns Part 1

    Having returned last week from a nice visit with my son in Florida, it was time to examine the fossils that I snuck home with. Eventually, I will make a trip report, but I need to identifying my unknowns first. So Here goes, and I might as well tag @MikeR right off the bat! The next unknown appears to be sponge like. In fact the largest one ACTUALLY FLOATS in water. So these are very light weight. I couldn't find sponges in the Tamiami, so maybe my formation is incorrect. The rubbl
  6. My girlfriend, Valerie and I were visiting my aunt in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is 90 and lives in a senior residence. I wasn't planning to go fossil hunting or even thinking about fossils. However, on our last night there, we were walking in the neighborhood to burn off a few calories when I spotted a number of fossil shells in front of an apartment complex. We spent about half an hour searching the shells for complete ones in good condition- found over twenty species. Valerie got into it too and found some excellent specimens. After that we began spotting fossil shells everywhere. It's a
  7. FossilFrenzy

    Pyrite Disease

    My fossilized bivalves seem to be turning gold in some areas, and some parts have chipped off . Is this "pyrite disease"? Is it due to being on wooden shelving? I wouldn't say my climate is particularly humid. My great uncle gave these five to me when I was seven, so they are special and I would like to save them None of my other fossils or minerals are exhibiting these signs?
  8. Tetradium

    100_8970

    From the album: Bivalves of Platteville/Decorah Formation Minnesota

    Guessing Orthodesma schucherti. Rare Decorah twin Cities Minnesota.
  9. Tetradium

    100_8971

    From the album: Bivalves of Platteville/Decorah Formation Minnesota

    Back side of guessing Orthodesma schucherti. Showing perserved part of shell.
  10. Mainefossils

    Literature on fossils

    Fossil forum, Good morning. I have been looking for literature on the following for a while now, and have not been successful. I was wondering if anyone already had information on the following, or can direct me to a place where I can look for it myself. Brachiopods, specifically Lingulids (classification and identification) Salopina genus ( classification and identification), this genus was moved from Orthis, for further clarification Rhychonellida (classification and identification, at least to the genus level). Camarotoechia genus (classificat
  11. Tetradium

    100_8974

    From the album: Bivalves of Platteville/Decorah Formation Minnesota

    Overexposure light when taking picture so blue appear to be the best for me so far. Rare Decorah Formation Ordovician Twin Cities Minnesota. Deceptrix planodorsata is what I figures this bivalve is. Kind of reminds me of certain modern nut clam species.
  12. Tetradium

    100_8969

    From the album: Bivalves of Platteville/Decorah Formation Minnesota

    Guessing Modiolopsis arguta. It is the bigger of similar shaped bivalves that I have found. Uncommon to rare Decorah formation so far. The top right is the hinge. Ordovician, Twin Cities Minnesota.
  13. Icy? Well, compared to some areas in the US or Moscow, it had only a few degrees below zero (Celsius) last Sunday. The nights had about -10°C, the days about -2°C. This period lastet from last Friday to Monday. No snow at all and very, very dry air. The last two days we had about 0°C during the night and +10°C maximum during the day. Still very dry. So without any snow and clear, but "cold" weather, I checked out a few Miocene sites around St. Josef in western Styria, Austria. I have made a detailed report about the area more then a year ago here: Rocks and fossils wer
  14. Dear collectors! I'm curious If someone interesting for my collection of Mollusc, mainly gastropods and bivalves from tertiary of Europe. I have more than 1000 specimens! I'm open-minded and accept all offers! I am interested in quality fossils and NOT quantity!
  15. Taking advantage of my time spent home, I finally got a couple of glass display cases to showcase fossil specimens from my collection. Finding ones that were affordable and blended with the style of our home, was challenge, and I took my time choosing. Despite a bit of criticism I receive from some of my fossil collecting friends, I am a generalist collector who doesn't specialize in anything. Having said that, my collection does feature some rare faunas; Devonian and Cretaceous bivalves, Lower and Middle Devonian brachiopods and gastropods, Cretaceous vertebrates, etc. The focus is largely on
  16. Jeffrey P

    Back to the Ohio Valley

    Hi Everyone, I took a 2 week trip to the Ohio Valley, arriving back in New York about a week ago. It was primarily a family visit since many of my relatives now reside in the Elizabethtown, KY area. However, the Ohio Valley, as some of you know, is very rich in Paleozoic fossils and I just had to make a few stops on my way there and back as well as between family engagements. I will try to share enough to give you all a gist of it: It was a long day's drive from the northern suburbs of New York City to Richmond, Indiana where I spent the first night. The next day I was headed down State R
  17. butchndad

    Can these 3 be ID’d?

    Tiny items, 1/2 - 1/4 inches, picked up in Big Brook that caught my attention and warranted being brought home. Teeth? Bivalves? Concretions? As always thank you for sharing your expertise
  18. Jeffrey P

    Bivalve from the Merchantville Formation

    From the album: Cretaceous

    Pholadomaya ironensis Bivalve cast- both valves Upper Cretaceous Merchantville Formation Matawan Group Matawan, N.J. A gift from Ralph Johnson who also prepared it.
  19. There are blocks of marl in the river and you have to go up and break them to find the fossils There are a lot of shells
  20. More fun fossils from rocks brought into Oakville.
  21. Hi All. I was unsure where to put this message so hopefully this place is okay. I teach 7th grade Life Science and we are soon starting our coverage of major animal types (arthropods, echinoderms, molluscs, chordtates, etc). I am hoping to put together a teaching collection that can be used each year as we do this. If there are members here who are willing to donate any/all types of durable specimens (harder for young teens to destroy) that could be used to teach students the key features of these phyla. If you are willing and able to share can you please PM me directly. I do appreciate
  22. Hello all! I haven't done a trip report for a long time so I figured this would be a good time! I went to one for my favorite New Jersey Cretaceous streams on Friday and put in a few miles of walking. It was raining slightly but with hot it's been lately, that was actually appreciated! At the end of a mostly unproductive trip, I decided I was done and would turn around About a minute later, I saw something in the water and picked it up - it ended up being a nearly two-inch long, rooted Plesiosaur tooth!! I couldn't believe it; I've never found a Plesi tooth here this b
  23. Nautiloid

    Interesting assortment of fossils

    Last year while fossil hunting in a creek in Chenango Forks, New York I came across an interesting looking rock. The rock was primarily made up of gastropods with a few bivalves and brachiopods. It was a very crumbly, silty rock. I believe it is upper Devonian because I’ve only ever found upper Devonian rocks at that creek but I’ve been unable to find anything close to what I found in Karl A. Wilson’s Field Guide to the Devonian Fossils of New York
  24. butchndad

    More Big Brook what?

    Found at big brook they appear to be the same but same what? Thanks again
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