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  1. I collected this fossil many years ago as a kid, from a very rocky creek bed in Gorman, Texas. North Central Texas. No idea as to the geological age of the area. The "scales" have a slightly curved face that rises from the center to the sides, but not front and back. They also seem to be leaned on top of another similar to how normal scales are, all pointing the same direction. Almost looks as though the back side of the specimen has bone fragments visible? To my untrained eye, this what I assumed. From my own research, so far I assume it could be from a fish
  2. _tblock_

    South Jersey Creek Find

    Hey all, I found this in a South Jersey creek gravel bed. The particular spot is in the Navesink bedrock formation, but I'm unsure of how exposed it is (if at all.) I haven't found much in the way of fossils in this particular spot except a possible burrow and a possible oyster shell. I initially thought it was an odd looking concretion, but I cleaned it up and had second thoughts. It's extremely porous (passed the tongue test), which made me think bone. It's also very heavy. Please let me know if more pictures or information would help. Thank you in advance!
  3. bigtx

    Bones in TX

    Found some bones sticking out of the creek bank in Central TX. Area has confirmed Mastodon remains. Tusks and a tooth all found within 1/4 mile of this site. Bones are 12 feet below the top of the bank. I did a little digging around today to get a feel for what it could be. It appears it could be a large pelvis bone (4-5 feet wide). I also found a small bone that appears to be from the foot/toes etc. Not really sure how I should proceed. Is there any educational value in this type of bones? Who would one contact to ask? I am sure Mastodon bones are fairly common.
  4. natwell19

    Beginner's Luck?!

    I went fossil hunting for the first time and took my 5 year old. I was SO FUN! What made it better is that we actually found a few things! I think its horn coral, possibly orthoceras. I think i found a piece of a fish on a small rock, though it's hard to see. Possibly some worm fossils. Then I found a small crinoid piece. The one with horn coral is part of a huge matrix and I want to know if anyone else sees anything. The last several pictures are all different sides of the large one. Thanks everyone for looking!
  5. Wolfcreek

    Fossil shell id

    Hi Everyone, newbie here. I have been collecting fossils since my grandfather gave me a mastodon vertebra when I was young. I just found this fossil shell in a tiny creek on private property in a dark blue grey silty clay. There were numerous other fossil scallop shells and large barnacles etc. I've never seen one of these before. Would love an id if anyone knows what it is. Thank you in advance
  6. CryptoJY

    Dragonfly wing or helicopter seed

    From what I've read and pictures I've perused I'm pretty convinced that this is a helicopter seed. Anybody have some insight for me? The venation looks too . . . regular, soI'm undecided. My son found it. I hope the photo does it justice.
  7. I found this in my creek in middle Tennessee and after researching I think it is tabulata coral? Specifically favosite? It's about 3in/7.62cm long and 1.5in/3.81cm thick.
  8. Mtwombly

    Strange little find

    Hi all, This is a tiny little find from a creek here in Florida. It could be nothing more than a polished bit of fossilized bone with some coincidental marks, but the markings are odd to me. I haven’t found bone pieces with such symmetrical and aligned cuts like this before. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas what this may be?
  9. Mtwombly

    Gator/bovine bone?

    Hey guys! I'm hoping someone can help me ID this bone? I found it a little while ago in a river close to me in south Florida. I feel like it’s something obvious like a gator or a bovine but I can’t get a definite answer and it always drives me nuts when I can’t ID a bone! I’ve found one or two others similar to this in the past.
  10. LurkingGargoyle

    Possible Fossils in Creek Bank; Colorado USA

    Sorry, I hope this isn't making multiple posts. I'm having trouble submitting (I was previously pasting images inline instead of using the "choose files" function). We were exploring a creek outside of Denver, Colorado USA. There was a newly exposed bank about 2.5 meters (8 ft) high. At the bottom was about 1/2 meter (2 ft) of grey clay. We pulled a large clump of clay out and dissolved it in the water. Inside were two possible fossils. We have no idea what we're looking at and have zero experience identifying fossils. Any help is appreciated. Item #1: This looks like a bone, we're
  11. Not sure if it matters where it came from but just in case, was in a mix of QAL and Eagle Ford. Thought it was bone when I picked it up but it felt funny like plastic and weighed nothing. Figured it would float but didn't, thought surely it would melt with flame but didn't, and no smell. I've shown it with piece of worn bone for comparison, but I'm still perplexed. What else could it be? Last picture is the bone.
  12. Mtwombly

    Sperm Whale Tooth

    Hi guys, I know this isn’t necessarily an identification post as I’m quite sure this tooth belonged to a sperm whale. However, I have done a lot of research on other areas of Florida paleontology yet I don’t know much about ancient sperm whales or their teeth at all. I’m having trouble finding more info. I was wondering if this tooth (found in a creek close to where I live on the gulf coast of Florida) is particularly large for a sperm whale, or is this the standard size? Are they rare or difficult to find? This tooth was lying underneath the top layer of gravel alongside half of a 5 inch
  13. patrickhudson

    Mississippi creek jaw

    Found in a NE Mississippi creek. I’m usually in Montana, so have no clue what this could be. Seems a bit older than modern, but obviously not crazy old. Thoughts?
  14. Lone Hunter

    Turtle coprolite?

    This is from mix of Eagle Ford and Alluvium, had it for awhile but just ran across pictures of turtle coprolite and thought it fit, right size, shape and colors I've seen. Also weighs light. Knowing my luck it's geological but that's ok it's very interesting. I snuck in another one I suspect is coprolite
  15. Mtwombly

    Mystery Femur

    Found this in a creek off of peace river, way way out. It’s not fossilized but it is old for sure. It appears to be a femur of some sort, but I can’t figure out what it belongs to? It is 9 inches long.
  16. Doug Von Gausig

    Fossilized raindrops?

    This dolomite stone was discovered near Chasm Creek, central Arizona. It appears to have the fossilized impressions of raindrops splashing into a fine muddy surface. The stone seems to be dolomitic, as HCl causes a low fizz, unlike typical limestone's more energetic fizzing. Most of the "splashes" have the central "rebound" splash seen in my high-speed imagery of water droplets. That central rebound appears to have been broken off over time. Does my assumption that this is a somehow frozen-in-time rain shower make sense?
  17. Hi all, I found this fossil in a creek near St. Louis. Any ideas?
  18. Partyjam3

    What is this?

    I found this in a creek in Apopka Florida any one know if this is a fossil or modern it’s pretty heavy for its size does anyone know what it is?
  19. Found in creek in Silex, MO. I find many formations like this around the area. Fossil or geological? Each hole is about 2cm in diameter.
  20. Jules Poirier

    Unusual shape of ?

    This rock stood out because of its unique shape and consistent thickness. Thoughts?
  21. From what I've learned crinoids aren't from around here, prob from way upstream fill rock. Here being Dallas creekbed in Eagle Ford shale. Its so unique with the patterns, almost looks carved, just guessing part of a crinoid because of the cylinder shape. What the heck is it?
  22. Found this on gravel bank in creek close to DFW, in a narrow band of Alluvium smack dab in middle of Fluviatile terrace deposits. I'm not sure what to make of it, appreciate input!
  23. Hey y'all Recently I took a look around a creek in Austin hoping for some shark teeth (side note - if you have any advice for finding them in the area please either comment or send me a personal message, I've had no luck yet!) The formations in the area are supposed to be cretaceous - I'm far too new to be able to differentiate their appearances, but I've heard the Dessau gets exposed. Many enormous exogyra were present. One thing I did find however was a shiny orange chip with vertical wrinkling that looks suspiciously like enamel from a mammal tooth, but it has t
  24. Jules Poirier

    Tooth ?

  25. Planko

    Waxahachie Tx ???

    Hey Everyone, Changed from NSR for awhile. Went with a buddy to Waco. Found some nice things. Want to go out with my sister to somewhere near Waxahachie. Anyone have a good creek they are willing to share? You can PM me if you want. I will keep the secret spot.
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