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  1. Brett Breakin' Rocks

    Florissant Fossil Quarry - Colorado

    Well, I'm in my new habitat out here in Colorado, and while I miss dearly a good paddle on the river and my fossil hunts in the mud and sand, I had to make a trip out to our local spot at the Florissant Fossil Quarry. The kids seemed to dig smashing shale (it lasted about an hour), and the technique actually yielded our first decent leaf fossil. The shale smasher .. in disguise !! Dad, wanted to take a lighter approach and we did come home with a large bag of shale and some plant and insect specimens. I'll post some of those in this thread, even
  2. Bonehunter

    Fossil plants II

    Part II- this is what appears to be a fossil plant in light colored shale-the only fossil found in many many "looks"-found in Kansas City road cut but the only "layer" is the very top of the road cut- I know its above some winterset limestone, but that's as good as I can say- the second is in a different layer, darker shale? and maybe calamites if I compare to my other ones? thanks again for looking! Bone and the second.
  3. Bonehunter

    Fossil plant I

    Good morning all!. Finally spring here in Kansas City!. Went out over lunch to a road cut yesterday and found the following smaller "plant" remnants (in three posts). Added my most recent "petrified wood" at the end of this as well- a large, 13lb piece- heavier than the larger one I will place in an album on the forum soon! Need some help (as usual ) on these. They are all Pennsylvanian, but they come from three layers, that unfortunately I don't know-new road cut. The first, and most interesting, is the "branch" that has a cobblestone appearance- whether this is the plant or something that w
  4. I found that one today at the beach close to Heiligendamm (54.144880, 11.829559). Actually it doesn't looks like a ophiomorpha (Google image search also says so ).At least one thing i know for sure. The white stuff is lime Apart from that the inner side (picture no. 3) looks also very interesting to me.
  5. Hey TFF Members! Here's something a little different! Cris and I wanted to change the pace a bit, so we decided to try our hand at finding fossil sea grass here in Florida! We read some old geologic publications from the 1960's with information about where to find this fossil sea grass. Not only are plant fossils very rare from Florida, but these particular fossils are in the oldest exposed formation here in Florida! The middle Eocene Avon Park Formation. We had an awesome time searching for this stuff, and finding it! They might not be the "coolest" looking fossils, but holding
  6. Dear TFF Members, I would like to ask your help with identification of my recent Carboniferous finds: 1 2 3 4 5
  7. https://www.novinite.com/articles/194887/Bulgarian+Researchers+Discover+Five+New+Plant+Fossils+on+Antarctica
  8. From the album: Carboniferous Plant Fossils in My Collection

    This shale piece is 14 inches wide and 8.5 inches tall. It contains at least 3 species of fossil plant leaves as shown.

    © Copyright (c) 2019 by Michael Tomczyk. All rights reserved.

  9. I started collecting fossils with vertebrates, sometimes my friend and me we found fossil plants. But the plant fossils have less importance than the fish and amphibians, acanthodians and sharks ........ years later I became a gardener, graduated from the master school and asked me only the question ... how did it all start? When did the first plants keep the head out of the water and populate the still inanimate land? I rummaged through the internet, which I found first - Rhynia ..... and similar plants as Psilophyton ... now had suddenly the first finds of the Perm meaning, the puzzle g
  10. I started collecting fossils with vertebrates, sometimes my friend and me we found fossil plants. But the plant fossils have less importance than the fish and amphibians, acanthodians and sharks ........ years later I became a gardener, graduated from the master school and asked me only the question ... how did it all start? When did the first plants keep the head out of the water and populate the still inanimate land? I rummaged through the internet, which I found first - Rhynia ..... and similar plants as Psilophyton ... now had suddenly the first finds of the Perm meaning, the puzzle g
  11. Khyssa

    Northwest georgia

    A friend and I plan on making a fossil and rock hunting trip into Georgia after watching the solar eclipse in aAugust.We will be driving from the Charleston area towards the northwest corner of Georgia before heading home to Florida. The Georgia part of our trip will last from August 23 to 25. Can anyone suggest some places where we will have a good chance of finding fossils of any sort but preferably something we are unlikely to find in Florida? And if anyone is familiar with northwest Georgia and would be interested in joining we'd enjoy meeting up. Kara
  12. This last Saturday was a repeat of the previous collecting day I had on Oct. 8 at Red Hill, PA. Once again a tailgate of specimens was found. The most of my digging is in the Green Shale layer. That is where I find the most plants. For the most part, the fossils were all Archaeopteris with one nice macilenta species. A species I don't find much of. The last close up pic is a textbook example of spore cases found on fertile branches of Archaeopteris.
  13. Some of us fossil collectors believe there is no such thing as a bad day fossil collecting. Well, yesterday at Red Hill, PA it was muddy, rainy and cold. I'll will have to admit it was still a good day fossil collecting. One of my objectives to collecting at this Upper Devonian site is to find fossil plants, namely Archaeopteris. Well it happened big time. A picture of my truck tailgate tells the whole story of my catch of the day. What was found were 3 species of Archaeopteris, fertile and infertile leaves, large plates and small pieces that I liked too much to discard.
  14. alittlegoofy1932

    Manning Canyon Shale - Fossil Plants - Utah

    Hi all, new to the group. I have had these fossil plants for about 4 years and we at first thought that this first one was a Cordaite, but now I am not so sure. Sorry that there is noting in the pictures to give a size reference, but the entire slab is approx. 8" x 9", with the fossil plant itself being approx. 7 3/4" long and 1/2" wide. The reason I am questioning the cordaite is that being as it is as long as it is, shouldn't there be some joint nodes? The examples I saw at the local museum show joint nodes (as they refer to them) every couple inches, sort of like one would see in bamboo, b
  15. Last Wednesday was a sweltering 94 degree high humidity day. I had an appointment in the area and couldn't help checking out a favorite site; the Dave Elliot bed on Route 209 just west of Kingston, NY. The bed is highly fossiliferous silty sandstone, just a few inches thick in an exposure that's 30 to 40 feet high. The bed is Middle Devonian age with tiny bivalves and cephalopods dominant. I spent a total of three hours chipping away hunks of rock from the crumbly cliff and had my best day there so far: seven complete or nearly complete goniatite ammonoids, Tornoceras mesopleuron. a three and
  16. Asolanus camptotaenia Wood, 1860 Calamites goepperti Calamites (Crucicalamites) multiramis Palaeostachia Devonian petrified wood Lepidophloios laricinus
  17. Hi, I am looking for where I might find serious scientific research about the geology of Mount Baigong and Lake Toson in the Haixi Mongol and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, China. They are both located about 40 km southwest of the city of Delingha. I have seen all sorts of lurid, fanciful, fringe material about natural geological ironstone formations, which are called "Baigong Pipes," in newspapers and fringe web sites. However, I not been able to find anything about them published in serious scientific literature about them. For example, a Chinese newspaper stated t
  18. hitekmastr

    Fossil Fern Cupule - Archaeopteris?

    I've been pondering this fossil from St. Clair and it looks like a "cupule" that encloses a seed or spore and I'm thinking that it might be cupules at the end of a node - maybe archaeopteris. Is anyone familiar with these fossil plant cupules who might shed some light on this? One of the very surprising things we're learning about fossil plants (Pennsylvanian) is that many of the ferns and horsetails had different shaped leaves or leaf configurations on the same plant, such as the microphylls on the trunk, cupules that enclosed seeds, and young round leaves versus older elongated leaves (n
  19. hitekmastr

    Sticks And Stones...stems?

    We're taking a closer look at our finds from St. Clair and one of the more interesting fossils is a well articulated stem of some sort - about 7 cm long - broken into two sections. It's in a 3D form attached to the shale so it can be seen from several views. There is a smaller stem fragment associated with it, lying close to the main stem. The last image shows the broken off portion of the main stem. One of the closeups seems to suggest this had a sheath. Also, there is a very thin fossil fragment protruding from the edge of the shale close to the stem that has some texture. There are no
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