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  1. Dblackston

    First Year 4H Exhibit

    We have been collecting for our first year 4H exhibit. These were all collected in Kansas in the Smoky Hill Chalk and also in Southeast Kansas around Greenwood, Elk, and Chataqua counties. We are looking for some concensus on our identification. We have had a hard time this year due to Covid. When we used to do this 15 years ago we would go to big meetings where we would get help identifying things. This year it was all identified on site and the leaders were very busy helping many people as best they could. As you can see we have already caught quite a few errors ourselves so we
  2. Benniboi01

    Fossil Hunting in the Kansas City area

    I am a completely inexperienced fossil hunter currently living in a suburb of Kansas City, about 30 minutes from the Missouri side of Kansas City. I know a lot of land in Kansas is privately owned and off-limits to fossil hunters, but I'm not so sure about what's on the Missouri side. Are there any places around Kansas City that are relatively novice-friendly that I could start out with?
  3. X-fish

    Possible Archimedes

    I collected this a couple years back, from the Topeka Limestone in Elk Co. Kansas, and it was identified as Archimedes. Is that correct? it doesn't look quite right to me (in fact, I think it looks more like Penniretepora, but I could be wrong). The specimen is 18 mm long. I apologize for using the penny for scale, the picture was taken before I started using a ruler as the scale in my fossil pictures, and my camera is having problems right now.
  4. Dblackston

    Ireland Sandstone Ripple Marks

    We found this yesterday outside of Sedan Kansas on a 4-H Geology field trip. It was with a thinner layer of sandstone just below a thick layer of Ireland sandstone. One of the leaders thought it was ripple marks. I also thought it looked like ripple marks but wanted a second opinion. We would hope to be able to display this in her geology exhibit as a fossil if it is truly ripple marks.
  5. Dblackston

    Kansas Trilobite

    We found this near Eureka Kansas in association with Americus Limestone. It is my first time finding more than a fragment. We were wondering if a genus could be narrowed down. I don't have any items for scale yet to put in the picture but it is approx 3/8" across. At its widest.
  6. SpenRob


    Found this along the Kansas River in NE Kansas. I know it is a distal humerus, but am I right to assume this is a bison species?
  7. ThePhysicist

    Cretoxyrhina mantelli (4)

    From the album: Sharks

    Cretoxyrhina mantelli Ginsu shark Niobrara Fm., Gove Co., KS (leftmost 2 teeth) Eagle Ford Group, Sherman, TX (largest tooth) Eagle Ford Group, Dallas, TX (rightmost 2 teeth) A collection of teeth from a formidable Late Cretaceous lamniform shark. This species competed with other sharks and marine reptiles in the Western Interior Seaway ~ 90 Ma. It likely filled a similar niche that the Great White Shark does today. The ginsu was on average larger than the Great White. Oh, it also ate dinosaurs.
  8. Grizzlydan

    Cant figure it out

    Found it in northeast kansas cant find it on any chart
  9. Hi All, A family member sent me pictures of a bone they found in a creek bed in La Cygne Kansas. It isn't fossilized. I have no idea what it's from, any ideas? Thanks!
  10. Ramo

    Plesiosaur tooth

    Since I've recently been honored by the forum, I thought I'd add a little extra this month. Here is a nice little plesiosaur tooth I was lucky enough to find in the Lincoln limestone yesterday. It is my first plesiosaur from this location.
  11. Rara

    What's this one

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/ox7hnAzkQHLQKUhy6 here is the link to the photos thx found at blue riiver in kansas city
  12. Titan

    Tiny Enchodus Skull?

    My Mom (being the totally awesome Mom that she is) took me on a fossil hunting trip when I was thirteen (way back in 2003) out in the Smokey Hill Chalk of Kansas with a group of students. We got to dig on a private ranch and I found this specimen splitting a layer of the chalk. I learned really quickly to follow an older gentleman that was one of the organizers of the trip and he'd tell me about the layers we were digging in and of past finds which I found very interesting. When he found a string of fish vertebra sticking out of the chalk I asked if I could dig into the hill beside him. He sai
  13. LabRatKing

    C2T Ranch - Kansas

    Hey gang! Im on location at the C2T ranch. I’ll be updating this thread over the weekend as I stumble on new stuff. base camp is set. Snow melted. Rain quit. 3 hours before dark. already a bonanza. this is the fire pit at my campsite:
  14. Hello Gang! Been Missing in Action for a bit as I was out doing some field work hunting worms. While looking for a place to camp out in the middle of nowhere, I ended up finding a private ranch along the saline river which made my jaw drop (See Photo pulled from their site). Sadly, it was too short of notice for me to check it out in person and the weather was getting epic. However, it turns out they not only allow camping and fossil hunting for a small fee, they encourage it as they are very interested to learn about what they have on their property.
  15. AshNBone

    Finds on the KAW

    I've started my journey into finding places to hunt along the KAW. With advice from people here and some research on my own, this week I've done some "test pits" where I'd take an hour or less before work testing out via walking around a site and see what I can find, to see if it's worth returning to. And so far I've had great success. I've found multiple pieces of bone, teeth, shell and marine animals (Fusulinids, crinoids, bryozoans, etc). I made a longer visit to the best site I've found yet and recovered more pieces. It's all been just surface searching, with only minor digging in for part
  16. Jakuzi

    Public Hunting Areas-Questions

    I’ve read of 2 places here on FF where fossil hunting is allowed in KS. Monument Rocks and Castle Rock. I made my way out to both these places over the last few days since work is slow. At Monument Rocks there was a sign that specifically said fossil hunting wasn’t allowed. Can anybody give me any clarification on this? Also both places sort of had a main area but in the same general area there were many other exposures of the chalk that weren’t behind fences and easily accessible by foot. Are these other exposures also allowed to be hunted? From what I understand
  17. Hi guys! I am looking for new areas to hunt for rocks and fossils around the KC area. I have been to the Blue river, Kansas river, Cedar creek, Tuttle creek, Perry Lake, Mill creek, and abandoned quarry areas. Anyone have any general locations of where I can find some stuff? I am an avid hunter for all sorts of fossils and rocks (rockhounding is my favorite past time)! I've had the most luck at the Kansas river and Perry lake. Some of my finds include cow skulls, cone coral, shells, agates, vertebrae, and a bunch of druzy quartz geodes and chalcedony. I ha
  18. KansasFossilHunter

    Bird or Turtle Toe?

    Hello, Just wanted to hear your thoughts on this element. Collected from the upper Smoky Hill Chalk Member of the Niobrara Formation in Logan county, Kansas. Let me know if you need more info or pictures. In my heart I want this to be a hesperornithiform, but I'm also getting the "turtle vibe" from this piece. Let me know what you think!
  19. AshNBone

    Bones and sponges? Help?

    Hello Fossil friends! I have a couple fossils(?) I'm going to see if I can get help identifying. I found all of them in the same local area of a river shore in northeastern Kansas, so I'm assuming Pennsylvanian time frame. I have some fossils that are obvious shells and coral, but these I'm not sure and would like your input! If you need more photos or angles, let me know. #1 I think is a fish vertebrae that's slightly flattened. It's about 1 cm x .3 cm.
  20. ThePhysicist

    Cretoxyrhina Tooth

    Identification: ginsu teeth have broad lingual dental bands, rounded root lobes, a strong lingual protuberance in the roots of anterior teeth, smooth crown faces, and no nutrient groove. Notes: Has damage on the lingual side, perhaps a self-inflicted gash as the tooth fell out of the mouth. Otherwise, a perfect tooth with a very sharp point.
  21. Cibarnes

    Petrified Wood?

    Ok, this is my first post, and I think I read the rules right, so if I didn't do anything right just let me know and I'll fix it. So I bought this boulder off a guy. It's about 3 ft long, 2 ft wide, and weighs about 200 lb. The guy told me that it probably came from Kansas or Minnesota. He couldn't remember very well. But I am in Lincoln Nebraska so I suspect it's probably Kansas. I asked a guy for information about it here in Lincoln. Specifically I asked him if this was a petrified log and if the big lump on the side was a concretion. He said that "This is a weat
  22. I found some bone fragments up in some ogallala formation in Kansas. I also found this complete tooth I was hoping someone could identify for me.
  23. coled18

    Pleistocene leg bone ID

    Hello, I posted this before, but my thread was too disjointed for comfort so I am posting again. I found this bone end (I think it is a tibia) with some other ice age bits and ends and have no idea what it came from. Im pretty sure it is not bovid, from what I am familiar with. Anything could help, and this was found on a riverbed in NE Kansas.
  24. Dear Forum members, A few years ago I bought this piece from a fellow collector. The description mentioned that it is probably a Platecarpus sp. atlas and axis vertebrae, Niobrara Fm. Gove Co. Kansas. I think that this is acutally the supraoccipital, epioccipital, basisphenoid and several other skull parts. I do not know if this is indeed from a Platecarpus species? if so, which species could this be? I'd like to know whether this piece is Coniacian, Santonian or Campanian in age. Perhaps the preservation already can point in a direction. the fossils are all very flatt
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