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  1. Devikke

    Fossil identification

    Location unknown - Found this a long time ago but I have no idea what it is. As the title says, I found this as a ten-year-old, nearly 30 years ago, when cleaving some iron-rich rocks that were laying on a pile at an old farmhouse in Heist op den Berg, near Mechelen (Malines, Belgium). I'm not sure if these rock came from this region and to date, I have not being able to identify this fossil. Can anyone help?
  2. tomgilesTX


    This was retrieved after it was observed protruding from the dirt sidewall along a small creek in Quinlan, Kaufman County, TX. It appears to be fully intact with all its layers although it is "flattened" in appearance. The detached pieces came off when removing it from the dirt. It's pulled apart easily when trying to wash away the mud exposing the center "section". It measures ~ 3.5" x 2" Anything of interest?
  3. Hungryrex

    Fossil jaw from Morocco

    Can anyone help me identify this jaw, it's from Morocco. I'm presuming it's either crocodile or a juvenile mosasaurus
  4. Gemma

    Beach fossil

    Hi there, New to the site and complete novice when it comes to fossils. I found this fossil on the beach at Hunmanby Gap near Filey in the UK. Does anyone have any idea what it is and from what period please? Thanks
  5. I discovered this in some open space near my neighborhood. They appear to be bone but not sure what type? The open space where the fossils were found was formed during the Arapahoe formation.
  6. kimikuj

    Snake's Head

    Hi y'all! Found this in Northern Phoenix area and was hoping for a potential ID. It is about 5-6in long, 3in wide, and 1.5-2in tall. Took it for a cool rock until I began seeing patterns within the pits and thought maybe it is a cool fossil instead? Also, not until I began taking photos of it did I notice it resembles a snake's head. Obviously it is most likely not that, but does really look just like one from the right angle. I can't even seem to get my brain to unsee it now that I saw it. lol!! Thanks for any thoughts or ideas you may have on this one!
  7. Nathalie.D

    Fish identification

    I bought this fish, the seller lost the label but believe it comes from the Green River, is this possible?
  8. 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?
  9. Amarykah

    Peace river tooth ID

    This one has me stumped. It’s a friend’s find from Wauchula area of the river. ID, please and thanks! (I only have these three pics and no measurements - it was very small)
  10. Davidjg44

    Any ideas?

    I bought this from someone at a mineral show and they didn't know what it was. It’s roughly 10 by 10 inches. I honestly know nothing about where it was collected or how old it is. I hope someone might have an idea based on these pictures. Thank you.
  11. Hi everybody, I am looking for some identification assistance, hopefully somebody here can point me in the right direction. I will let the pictures do the talking. Most fossil bearing shale here is devonian era, this was found washed up so I can't properly date it. It was found in buffalo, NY. I looked at it under a microscope, and my conclusion from that was, I have no idea what I'm doing. Any information or help would be appreciated. The part that looks like bone is pourous, it is a very heavy piece for the size.
  12. kimikuj

    Fossils? Or Rocks?

    Hi!! I'm Kimi, just a girl who loves ALL things Nature. I'm especially drawn to rocks/ fossils, plants, and insects. Sometimes I think the rocks and fossils are even drawn to me! With gratitude and reverence, I can also say that most plants are dear Allies to me, and always show me great patience as I continue to learn and grow.🌱✨️ That being said, Nature continuously offers us new opportunities to learn and grow, no matter where we are on our journey. Although my son will tell you this about me, "she always THINKS she found a fossil", he is never convinced. Me, being a novice to fossils, would love to better my understanding of these ancient treasures. So, without further ado, here are the first four finds that I am curious about......🥁 I know the one is definitely an ocean type fossil, just not sure what, but are the other three just cool rocks? Idk.... I reside in Arizona now (Michigan native), which is where these were found, AZ. I find rocks all over the state, but the main places would be locally (around the valley), Superstition area, Tucson area, Stafford, Christopher Creek, Sedona, and Flagstaff. There are so many more that I have questions about too, but maybe by posting a few at a time, I can begin to discern for myself which ones have potential. At least that is my aspiration. Thanks friends! I appreciate you♡ #1 #2 #3 # 4
  13. Hey all! I went out last week and still cannot identify this. Please help end the madness of “what is this???” Thanks!
  14. Which order does it belong to? He came from Morocco. I'm a teacher (though not a science teacher) and he's sort of a class pet and we want to know more about him. Thanks. https://1drv.ms/v/s!AmuFEBQuZwjm0xzvQQf17GbPGb6L 3D video of trilobite here Trilobite 3D video.MOV
  15. Alex92

    Fossil ID help please

    Please could anyone tell me potential candidates this could be from? Or if anyone has an idea of what bone this could be part of? Found in the Badlands in South Dakota 10 inches in length
  16. Cuffer11

    Fossil ID

  17. FSL1

    Bone or Palm Root?

    Hi, I found this in Barstow, CA, south of Rainbow Basin, in a wash, on private land. I have been told this is fossilized palm root and also a bone fossil. I'm hoping with the attached images, someone can confirm which one it is. I am relatively confident this is not, simply, a rock. This is heavier than any rock of similar size, sticks to my tongue a bit on the open side. Under UV light, the piece fluoresces orange and a deeper orange/red. Thank you!!
  18. marguy

    Madagascar, fish

    a friend sent me this photo to request identification if possible; the squares of the paper measure 5 mm on each side; This fossil comes from Madagascar. if you have any possible help, thank you for your contribution
  19. Hello crew. I was wondering if you all might help with identification of this egg. It was given to me as a gift, about 20 years ago. It's from Hong Kong (which makes me immediately suspicious). I checked out the thread on how to identify a fake, but not being an expert, I really can't tell one way or another. Now if it were a 60s Mustang, or a vintage computer, I could for sure tell you all about it! Hoping you brave souls might take a crack (haha) at verifying whether not it's real, and what species it might be if it were. It looks great on my hutch behind my desk regardless, so no need to be gentle. Thank you for your time!
  20. wellsay

    What type of fossil is this?

    I don’t need anything specific, just the category it falls under. Is it coral, bone, etc. It is very small, about 1/2 x 2/3 x 1/4 (inches).
  21. Opabinia Blues

    White River Teeth ID

    Hello, everyone, Lately this summer I’ve been doing a bit of casual fossil collecting (with explicit permission!) on some land that a very close family friend owns in Weld County, Colorado that has a lot of exposure of the White River Formation, and I’ve collected a sizable amount of material including some pretty awesome finds. Being an amateur, I need some help identifying some of the fossils I’ve collected. Since the forum has a photo upload limit per post, I’ll be making a few threads for different finds, I hope that is ok. The following are two teeth that I found very near to (but not attached to) a piece of jaw bone. My current hypothesis is that these two teeth are associated with the same jaw. From Weld County, CO. Though hard to tell from the pictures, tooth #1 does have a distinctive ridge at the apex of the crown, though this could just be wear. Tooth #2 appears only to be a fragment, and a small fragment at that, and so may or may not be identifiable unless it turns out they’re from the same animal and the first tooth is identified. #1: #2: Thanks!
  22. Little Li

    Fossil Identification

    Hi I am not sure if I'm posting this in the right place, but would much appreciate it if someone could help to identify the attached fossil, please. UK (South West) Many thanks IMG_1972.HEIC
  23. ieatplants

    Monmouth County NJ newbie finds

    Hello! I took one of our kids to check out the Cretaceous Monmouth County NJ scene! It was very cold last weekend so it was a quick visit with nothing that appears too unique but hoping we can get some ID help and be better prepared for next time as we get make learn more about exploring and documenting. Thank you!
  24. admw2222


    Found in Newport Minnesota along the Mississippi River buried in the river bank. Is this a fossil??? Any information would help thanks.
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