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  1. I went out with Paleo Cris from YouTube (and the Fossil Forum! @Cris ) and we found some killer fossilized coral geodes in South Georgia. It was so much fun. The riverbed was basically just coral instead of rocks. I’d never seen anything like it. Video here: https://youtu.be/J9h4twIG_d4
  2. PaleoOrdo

    Coral or nautiloid?

    I posted a picture 2 weeks ago of a fossil which it was disagreement about what it is. In the same stone I found several fossils which have the same or similar forms. I therefore ask again for opinions. First the same picture:
  3. These are mysterious to me...presumably younger than the local Ordovician rock. I don't know if they are perhaps Devonian. Unfamiliar. The original source was under the QEW highway in Oakville, Ontario. I was lucky to discover the same type of rocks used for a promenade in front of some luxury residences. There are corals, brachiopods, bivalves, trilobites, and various colony creatures. Little Freddy the parrotlet advised on photography issues.
  4. alchemy

    Horn Coral

    I have a few fossils and petrified wood examples with bore holes. Today I have attached a photo of what I think is an example of a Horn Coral Colony. I would like to see comments and or assistance with proper identification.
  5. Brazos Fossil Finder


    This piece was found on the Brazos River, it is very light. Looks like spongy rock. Is this coral?
  6. my2badfeet

    What type of coral is this?

    Hi there, new member here, what an incredible forum this is! I'm learning so much. Living in NE Indiana, USA, we are quite aware of a number of types of coral fossils. My five-year-old son has found hundreds of types of coral fossils in our landscaping rock alone. We also found all manner of fossilized shells and even a few trilobites! This weekend we stumbled across a fossil in a nearby creek bed and aren't sure what to make of it. Any help is appreciated!
  7. FlirtsWithChert


    What it is it? It’s hollow on the inside. I have other pieces made of same material. Is there anyway these could be corals? I don’t want to waste space here or our time. If you see anything in these pics worth commenting on, just enlarge and screenshot it back to me in a reply. Then I’ll respond w better photos of the item in question. I appreciate all of you!
  8. FlirtsWithChert

    Tabulate Coral? Am I right?

    I need help identifying this one. Thanks
  9. Brachio Bill

    Devonian Identification Dilemma

    Recently I have taken interest in fossil hunting after discovering a plethora of fossils from some farmland in Southern Indiana. It is my understanding the fossils are from the Devonian period. My grandsons (5 and 6 years old) and I have collected several specimens I’ve the last couple of months. I have been searching the Internet for weeks trying to correctly identify our finds and just when I think I have something identified —I find other possibilities. I would like to make displays for the grandkids and label our other collections appropriately. I am
  10. Hi everyone this is matt again today in the creek I found buried in the sand and rocks a nice coral fossil here are some photos
  11. PaleoOrdo

    To similar form

    I wonder if this form could be one or two fishes or a rugose coral? The both "fishes" is about 1,5 cm long, from middle ordovicium. Martin
  12. Mahnmut

    Devonian coral

    Ahoi, I have been lucky to find some real fossils out in nature today! That is not as often the case for me as for some of you lucky rockhounds, I often have to resort to hunting online or building replicas. But this time I went out and found something. There is a famous devonian reef preserved in grauwacke some 50 kilometers from where I live. the Quarry itself is protected, but there are some piles of overburden rock in the vicinity. Here is a sample of what I found: To the right (1) I think is a badly preserved solitary rugose "horn"coral. To the left (5) a "
  13. MadeinMichigan

    Another Northern Haul

    Greetings! Each summer I visit a small, secluded town in the Northern lower peninsula of Michigan. This beach in particular is just loaded with fossilized corals and shells, and I always come home with some beautiful finds. The area is known for horn corals, petoskey stones, and a related coral fossil known as the Charlevoix stone. Take a look! *Note: the last jpeg is two pictures of the same stone.*
  14. Jaden76

    Possible Coral Fossil?

    Hi I was hoping for a little help with a fossil ID. I’m not even sure this thing is a fossil. I did my first fossil search yesterday at the W.M. Browning Cretaceous Fossil Park in Frankstown, Mississippi. I found lots of oyster species and a few gastropods, but this oddly shaped rock caught my eye. It’s a flat equilateral triangle about 1cm deep and maybe 5cm long on all sides. If anybody has any guesses I’d love to hear your thoughts.
  15. Rob in Idaho

    Fossil found in Boundary Co. Idaho

    Hello and if I mess this up, bear with me, this is my first real post! I live in an area that is known for not having any fossils, all my finds come from road trips or from when I lived in Michigan. (And occasionally what I buy.) I've been here in North Idaho for over 14years and the nearest fossils are just across the boarder in Montana and in the next county south of me and are stromatolites. So imagine my surprise when I was searching the Kootenai river for signs of antique bottles, etc. and I notice a fossil! It appears to be the top of a horn coral. It is very small, about 1-1/2 centimet
  16. I found this stone with several strange forms. Could they be bryozoans or corals, ans which kind? Martin
  17. I found this 65 lbs. complete hemispherical Favosites colonial coral head in the Ordovician in southern Indiana. Photos are specimen top and bottom.
  18. Found on the Delaware coast, in the surf. The segmented columns are irregular, waving independently as opposed to a regular pattern as in a hard coral. They seem to come out of a central stem like a crinoid, but there are so many tendrils, I am doubting that guess. My 7 yo son found it and is dying to learn more about it, so a genus would help a lot. Thanks! Paul
  19. I foud this fossil 4 days ago. Anyone know if this is a coral and which species or genus? Martin
  20. CamelbackMike

    New Jersey fossil

    Found in Devonian area in NW New Jersey. Is this some type of coral? To me it looks like a grouping of individual horn corals.
  21. Ruger9a


    Having found this in my unidentified drawer and without the documentation as to the species. Help?
  22. I’m going to college in south Florida, near West Palm Beach, and I really like go out and find fossils. I was wondering where the best spots in Florida are and if any were near me. I’d be willing to drive fairly far but the closer the better for sure. Thank you for any helpful replies!
  23. matthew textor

    What kind of coral fossil is this?

    Hi, this is matthew again. Is anyone able to tell me what kind of coral this is? Here are some photos.
  24. MrBones


    Hello, I recently went on a trip to Ras al Khaimah. On our trip we visited Jebel al Jais (the highest mountain in the UAE), and I found these fossils jutting out of this rock. I thought they looked like some sort of coral, but I am not entirely sure. I would like to know what you guys think.
  25. Hi all! Found this outside of Scenic, South Dakota, USA near Badlands National Park (near a stream bed). I picked it up assuming it was petrified wood, but on closer inspection it looks like it may be something else. The stippled, cell-like pattern of the cross-section reminds me a little of coral. Thanks for your ideas!
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