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  1. jennifer.

    Found SWFL - looking for help w/ ID

    Hi! I’ve found a good amount of fossil shells and coral today. Some I’ve been able to search on this site an others for an ID. But there are a few I’m not sure of and also might not be shells or coral at all. I’ll list some pics below. Any help is appreciated!
  2. Thanks for being here. I am not a fossil hunter and have no education into the matter. I have found several "odd rocks" on my property over the years and would like to know more of what some are. This specimen plopped out of the ground during driveway construction on my property in the early 90s. The property is located in the Midlands of South Carolina (Sandy Run). It's on the side of a sand hill where the property goes from sand to a hard layer of sandstone, conglomerates, coquina limestone, mud stone, into motley clay and then white clay. Any help appreciated. Thanks again for any help. Steve
  3. Jdeutsch

    Drake Colorado

    Hi This is a ground find a couple miles outside Drake, CO. The strata is very complicated there, going from cretacious to precambrian and older in a very short distance, at the edge of Big Thompson Canyon. this was found at 9,000 feet. I think it is geologic, but has some features that give it a coral-feel. Any comments? The whole rock is 6 cm thick and 10 cm wide
  4. I found this specimen in the bed of Stonelick Creek in Batavia Ohio. This heavily tumbled specimen was very unlike all of the other Ordovician limestone shale rocks in the bed. Presumably it arrived there through one of three modes: 1) the creek carried it from a more distant source, 2) it could possibly have been carried by a glacier, or 3) Native Americans formerly lived there and it could be a manuport. At first I thought it might have been a meteorite but alas it I concluded it was a fossil due to the low iron content, the relatively low density and the bubbly nature of the specimen. The specimen is about 6 inches long and images coral1 and coral2 display the side and top of the specimen respectively. From the Atlas of Ordovician Life I suspect it is a tabulate coral of the syringophyllidae family and the Calapoecia genus. Is this reasonable? I would appreciate any comments.
  5. Hello everyone This is my first post so please tell me if you need more information. I found these in Murcia Spain in an area that was coastline 10-15 million years ago as far as I know. There is a lot of oyster shells and mussels but they are easily identified so I will not include any of those. The ones I do show I believe might be corals but obviously I am not sure.
  6. I took a trip down to Flag Ponds yesterday and the finds were plentiful, but so were the midges. Little tiny gnats that love to teach you what true pain is were out in mass for the full 6 hours that I stayed. I managed to push through being eaten and managed to get some stuff to add to my collection. CoralBone FragsSharks TeethRay Plates( My favorites )Misc Some of the Misc fossils I’ll be listing for identification help. I’ve figure most of them out, but a few are questionable to me. The bottom one in the misc pic is a little ray plate in a rock matrix. I’ve never found any in a rock matrix before and honestly thought that all the ones from Calvert just came out of the clay as it eroded. Now I’ll probably be picking up every rock on the beach just to make sure that it doesn’t have a fossil in it.
  7. h8cru

    Coral fossil?

    Hi there, I´m all new to the forum and on the search for the ID of a little white "stone" I found. Unfortunately I´m not sure where I found it. If I remember right it was on the balearic island of Mallorca in 2023. But I have no more details on it, as minerals normally are not in my focus. This one was quite strange, so I took it with me. Do you have any ideas what it might be? I would go with some kind of fossilized coral, but I have no clue Thank you and best regards, h8cru
  8. What is this wee tiny little thing? Measures just under 2 cm. Was found in a late Cretaceous stratum, in a transition area between the Pecan Gap Chalk and Austin Chalk of South Central Texas, USA. I'm leaning toward a fossilized echinoid of some sort. Maybe a fibularia specimen? Thanks for any help.
  9. Maximus the rock hunter

    Do you know what this fossil is?

    I found this rock in Michigan, USA. I was wondering what this strange looking fossil is. If it is a fossil. My original guess was a horn coral fossil, but I’m not sure.
  10. I spent the day yesterday along Calvert Cliffs. It was a beautiful sunshine day and the water was crystal clear. I was pretty shocked at how many people were out on a Monday, normally there aren’t many people to talk to and it was a nice change. Even with so many people out and letting some kids pick some from my stash, I still managed to walk away with a decent take for the day. Bone fragsCoralShark teeth, ray plates, and miscWell worn dolphin tooth?shark vertebrae
  11. This is my first post here. I’m not sure what I have here. Possibly fossil coral or some form of metamorphic rock. I live in south-western Indiana, Sullivan County specifically. It is my understanding that most rocks here date from the late Pennsylvanian. Terrestrial plant fossils seem to be most common here but these vaguely resemble coral. I’ve never seen rock like this before and would greatly appreciate if someone can help me ID this. Thanks guys.
  12. I purchased this from a shop in Iowa that said it was a glacial erratic. Does anyone have any idea on what type of coral it is?
  13. Ahmet


  14. distant_smile

    Ammonite ID help

    Hi all. Both ammonites found in Bristol, UK, BS31, as we're the shells and coral. Not much else to say but would be nice to get a bit more info from the pros?
  15. Hi all, Following up from my previous thread (https://www.thefossilforum.com/topic/139153-sea-urchins-sand-dollars-and-brachiopods-aireys-inlet-victoria-australia/), I returned to the same site (Aireys Inlet, Victoria, Australia) and closely inspected the fine, freshly eroded material on the sandstone platform/overhang (presuming ~20-25Mya), finding a number of interesting semi-micro fossils (1-5mm in size). Would appreciate any thoughts and ID! Will post in separate posts for clarity. First off, this beautiful little echinoid, ~3mm in diameter:
  16. Am new to this forum and hoping you can help me, please. My son found this rock behind our garage. Am not sure if this rock was formed at our home in Maine or was laid down from quarried rock as a base for construction on our property. There are numerous quarries near my home where the rock may have been taken from. I live in the Downeast part of Maine, there was a glacier here , as well as volcanic eruptions. Searched my rock identification book but found nothing like this. Searched the internet and found similar looking rocks that were from Canada and England. They were identified as Chrysanthemum Stone, Fossilized Coral, Fossiliferous Coral, Carboniferous Tabulate Coral. Coral seemed to be the repeating identification, although each identification varied slightly from the others because there were different samples on the internet. Thank you for your time and help with this identification.
  17. I don't claim to have discovered this. In fact, I found the photo on a Facebook page of an excavator operator that dug it out of the ground (4m depth) near Calgary Alberta. But, as he stated that he had tried to break it open but it was too hard, I urged him to wait until there were a few opinions on whether it may be important. It looks urchin-like and I have never seen one that large. Sorry, but this is the photo from the Facebook page. If more are needed I suppose I could ask for more, but for now this is it. Opinions?
  18. We have had this piece of coral for several months. Have discussed it with several museums, only one was able to identify it as a deep water bamboo Coral skeleton. Very little appears to be known about them, and we are hoping to get some information as to its value.
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