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  1. Hello Everyone, I recently moved to western Kentucky and have been finding a ton of fossils here. I think a lot of what I've been finding are corals, crinoids, and brachiopods. I found a few fossils that I can't find online. I have no idea what they are. They washed out of a hillside on Kentucky lake in western Kentucky. The specific geology where I found them had a lot of strangely welded rock seams, geodes and a looked like the material may not have originated there (maybe moved through some geologic process). The rocks where I am are mostly limestone.
  2. I have three fossils I collected last week in Kentucky during a family visit. The first I know is a partial crinoid head, missing most of the calyx, but what genus/species? It was found near Leitchfield, KY in the Leitchfield Limestone, the Jimmy Dean member. The second, I don't know what it is. It was found in a layer that was rich in crinoid stem pieces. The locality is just north of Elizabethtown , KY. I don't know the formation, but it is certainly Mississippian. The last object I'm not sure is even a fossil though the thing on the bottom is a crinoid stem piece. I don't know if it is atta
  3. joshuajbelanger

    Recrystallized, articulated crinoid?!

    So, I found this specimen across the street from my paleontology professor's "mega crinoid bonanza spot". This is an Ordovician spot in Kentucky packed full of crinoids. I think it is a recrystallized; articulated crinoid. But what do you guys think? I'm about a quarter into prepping it. The pics aren't that great, but it seems to be a lot of the columal, any ideas would be appreciated. Wow, these pics are garbage. I'll take between ones
  4. joshuajbelanger

    Hey guys, need help on Silurian id

    My wife and I have been hunting a Silurian Dolomite outcropping all day in kentucky. We found about 30 beautiful trilobites. In the rock, we also found several of these things. I imagine it is cnidarian something or other, but can't place exactly the id. Any help would be appreciated. -J
  5. I had some luck the other day poking around a creek in Jefferson Co Kentucky (Ordovician) I was told there might be some trilobites in the area, so I went back after a rain to look around. I found a bunch of weird stuff, but this looked the most promising. Is it a nautilus? Thanks as before for the help.
  6. Hello, I'm new to fossil hunting and to this forum, so my apologies for the very basic (and potentially ill-formatted) question. I recently got access to a friend's property near Louisville Kentucky that is pretty lousy with brachiopods. Had a lot of fun exploring, but I also found some fossil-like structures that didn't look like shells. Any chance you can help me identify one of them? Assuming this is like the rest of Jefferson County the material is Grant Lake Limestone. The fossils are Ordovician (all sea floor material). This piece in question stood out because it's dark like the fos
  7. I like to look for rocks in Tennessee (almost the Kentucky Border). This one I picked up thinking it was horn coral, but I do not see the normal markings on horn coral. I have never seen the "curl" on the end of any rock look this. Possible shell? Curious what everyone thought.
  8. cmreisner85

    Trying to figure this one out

    I was digging with my son in the backyard and when we went inside to clean and classify our findings, this one kind of stumped me. It almost looks like a mushroom on top, but definitely not on the bottom. It also almost looks like coral but not quite. Maybe a pod of some kind? In any case, I would appreciate some help. Thank you
  9. rmalesko24

    Need Help with identification

    Found near Lake Cumberland, Somerset, KY. Approximately 2 inches in size. White circular pods are very fragile and can easily be popped out.
  10. icycatelf

    Calamites, but what species?

    Having only found specimens with 1-2 nodes, I was pleasantly surprised to spot this poking out of the ground after a heavy rain yesterday. Just out of curiosity (and so I can properly label it in my gallery), could anyone tell me what species of Calamites it is (if possilble)?
  11. icycatelf


    From the album: icycatelf's Backyard Fossils

    Calamites Hyden Formation Middle Pennsylvanian Eastern Kentucky 7.5 inches (height) I love fossil-hunting after a good rain. :)
  12. icycatelf


    From the album: icycatelf's Backyard Fossils

    Diaphorodendron rimosum Hyden Formation Middle Pennsylvanian Eastern Kentucky 29cm (height) Trunk cast of a "scale tree."
  13. icycatelf


    From the album: icycatelf's Backyard Fossils

    Artisia Hyden Formation Middle Pennsylvanian Eastern Kentucky 8.9cm (height) Pith cast of an ancient tree-like plant, Cordaites
  14. I found my largest fossil yet yesterday. I assumed that it was Lepidodendron and was curious what species it may be, but it occurred to me after looking through images that I may have some other form of Lepidodendrales. Can anyone confirm? It's about 29cm (about 11.5") long with a circumference of 53.6cm (about 1' 9"). Leaf scars are about 3.5cm (about 1.4") tall by 1cm (about 0.4") wide. The scars wrap around the nearly-cylindrical specimen, only absent on roughly a third of the backside (last photo) where it may have broken off or is still hidden under the matrix. It was found in
  15. Hi everyone! I've been going through a few piles of all my pretty things I drag home from the wilderness and came across a few of these peculiar looking blobs I found last summer in Kentucky. They're pretty boring, and I figure if they are even fossils at all, they're still not quite as fun as a shark or even a pretty shell or coral, but still figured I'd see some opinions before I go too happy with my diamond bits to see what's inside. I've thought these were just quirky little round geologic blobs but then found that the smaller one does appear to have some sort of influence on
  16. khiggi01

    ID Please

    Any idea what these are? Thank you!
  17. khiggi01

    ID Please

    Any idea what this is? Thank you!
  18. khiggi01

    ID Please

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  19. khiggi01

    ID Please

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  20. khiggi01

    ID Please

    Any idea what these are? Thank you!
  21. BSMiner

    Callixylon Newberryi?

    1-LOCATION Near Shepardstown, Bullitt County, Kentucky. 2- GEOLOGY Courtesy of the Kentucky Geologic Map Information Service at http://kgs.uky.edu/kgsmap/kgsgeoserver/viewer.asp# Map Symbol: MDna KGS Formation Code: 341NALB Geologic Quadrangle Number: 740 Formation Name: New Albany Shale KGS Formation Sort Code: 3410300 Youngest Age: Lower Mississippian Oldest Age: Middle Devonian 24K Quadrangle: Shepherdsville 100K Quadrangle: Elizabethtown County: Bullitt Dominant Lithology: black shale 3- FORMATION Courtesy of the Kentucky Geologic Map Information Service
  22. Lori LuvsFossils

    Ripples or fossils in coal

    (Ignore the rock lower right) A very good friend showed up today with these chunks of Kentucky coal. He's proud of the fossils he found in them. I don't see anything but "ripples", but he's so excited I want him to be right. I did hunt Kentucky last year, but the fossils I found were very defined & don't look like these. Having said that, I barely know anything about coal. Anyone able to give me good news for him? (a couple of close up photos following)
  23. I finely moved out of my old office and have settled into my new one. In the process I kept coming accross more old fossil specimens. I found this one rock I found from the Ordovician of Danville, KY. It was full of Brachiopod fragments covered by Edrioasteroids. They are far from good quality but the unusual thing is how many were on the rock. I have counted 12 with a few that could be but were not preserved well enough to be for sure.
  24. willtexas07

    Kope Fossils Northern Kentucky USA

    Found these fossils in Kenton County, Kentucky while there for a wedding. These are not like what I am used to in Texas, since they are roughly 300 million years older. Any help with fossil ID's is greatly appreciated!
  25. icycatelf

    Crazy nodule, man-made, or fossil?

    I found this "crazy miniature vase" in the creek gravel today and was wondering what it might be. The big thing in the middle just looks like a regular nodule to me, but the black thing hugging it looks bizarre. The black thing branches out into two hollow tubes. A magnet doesn't stick to it. The whole piece measures 4.5cm tall (black piece is about 2.5cm). The last attachment is another one of today's finds and I was wondering if it might be Lepidodendron. I see an interlocking diamond-teardrop pattern, though it's not super distinct. I also see some small "feeding eyes," making me lean towa
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