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  1. Hi all, hoping I found something with these 3 pieces but thinking prob one or more are those tricky concretions I'm not too experienced with yet. Thanks for any help in advance!!!
  2. I am going to start adding some images of my favorite finds which I call Collection Pieces. Identifications range from maybe, probably to most likely. I've only started to seriously collect over the past year. I've spent a great deal of time studying and learning Geology, as a hobby. I am located in Western Pennsylvania. At first, a map of the area. Anything in bright yellow is the Glenshaw Formation. The Ames Limestone layer exists between the Glenshaw and the Casselman Formations, which is the Orange color on the map. I have yet to explore the Ames Limestone, so I've only found f
  3. SG5707

    Wisconsin Fossil

    A while back I found this fossil in Wisconsin, unfortunately I don't remember where exactly I was when I found it. So far I have been unable to easily identify it. It is about 2 inches across, and about an inch tall. I can post more pictures if needed.
  4. LeviBess

    What is this?

    Hi, i have this worn rock that i found in Calvados, Cretaceous or jurassic sediments. I was thinking it was a weathered echinoid at first but it does not really look like it. Any idea?
  5. Mr.Waffles

    A Very Tiny Mystery

    Hello wonderful fossil-people! If you and you're gang enjoy solving a groovy mystery, I have a post for you! This rock was found in an area of Northern Arizona that is very well know for producing lots and lots of bryozoan, brachiopod, and crinoid fossils, as well as crystals and geodes. The bit of rock in question was found in the side of what appears to be a broken geode. There is a triangular fragment of stone that does not match the material surrounding it. There is also a white discoloration encompassing the triangle that I've highlighted in green on one of the photos below. The colo
  6. Saxon

    Marine ID help

    Hey everyone so I have recently been fossicking around Yass, NSW, Australia and have come across a seemingly common formation in the devonian group both in limestone and just shale and mustone, It occurs alongside corals and bivalves (in that case i'm assuming it's marine)and is sometimes in large colonies such as the ones pictured, as well as independednt from one another. Does anyone have any ideas as wo what this may be. Thanks in advanced
  7. I found this oddity today while examining some fine grained finds. This is basically soft limestone, where the rock is pretty soft and most of the calcite has been dissolved. I forgot to include a scale, but if I were to guess, it's about 1/2" across the structure (12.7mm). I plan on measuring again. There were several of these throughout the piece, but this was the most prominent. My guess is some sort of Bryozoan.
  8. Anna Marie

    Strange Big Brook NJ Bone? Coral?

    Hi again, hoping this time I have something. From Big Brook, NJ. I cannot find anything like it on extensive research. It's not modern bone. Sorry for the US quarter as I have temp misplaced my tape measure. The black smooth area on the top in the first pic is concave but not uniformly so. In one of the photos I put a pebble in there to try to show some depth it its not noticeable. Thanks again for any help!
  9. Yan11

    Cetacean Skull Fragment?

    Hi guys, I found this bone cluster on the shore of the Black Sea, near the city of Balchik, Bulgaria. From the region there have been findings of Miocene cetaceans, seals and some ground megafauna. The more circular bone somewhat reminds me of an ear bone but comparing it with pictures of fossil dolphin ear bones I can't say if it really is one. So my question is if it is an ear bone and if it is, does that mean that´s a part of a skull? Any help on the identification of the fossil will be very much appreciated! Best regards!
  10. Found this mineralized bone at Big Brook Nj and on researching it, it looks very similar to photos of both Plesiosaur and Mosasaur vertebrae. About 1-3/4" long. Any help greatly appreciated!
  11. Fossilizable

    Eocene curiosity

    This piece of arkosic sandstone from the late Eocene Coldwater formation north of Santa Paula, CA, has a few marine species traces. It would be great if anyone could ID the bivalves, but what really seems different is the set of chevrons I've pointed to in the top photo. Maybe it's just two bivalves wedged together to look like one? Appreciate the help!
  12. I_gotta_rock

    Fused Oysters

    From the album: Delaware Fossils

    Two Exogyra cancellata shells from the Cretaceous spoils of Reedy Point, Delaware. Although Exogyras typically detached themselves from their anchorage while still very small - about 2-3 cm - these two animals continued to live and grow together. The lower valve is about 10 cm on the long axis.
  13. Hello everyone and thanks ahead of time for any help you can give me. I've researched this fossil I found in Big Brook NJ extensively and cannot find anything listed like it or close to anything I've seen anyone find. It's about 3/4" and completely cone shaped. Not flat on any side. The lines do not appear to spiral. Any help greatly appreciated!!
  14. Vieira

    Miocene tooth

    Hello, I have this tooth for a few years and I have some doubts in the right ID. Its from a Miocene (Burdigalian) formation in Portugal. Size - 4cm. I assume it's from a marine mammal right? But which species? Best Regards Vieira
  15. Mcmaker

    Mcmaker's showcase

    Hello everyone. I wanted to share with you my fossils collection. I started fossils hunting in my area back in the june 2019 and that's what I collected and preparated since then. First of all, my favourite belemnites. I donated one of the largest rostrum (7 intact inches, on the second photo) to the Jurassic Museum in my country, feels good So, let's get started, that's one of twelve full shelves, this one is especially for belemnites
  16. Hello, I am a newbie here and hoping to get some help IDing some what I believe to be fossils I found at Murdock and the Twin Rivers beaches (both are along the strait of Juan de Fuca coastline). These beaches are well known for having lots of concretion fossils. From what I’ve heard lot of sand shrimp, clams, and sometimes even whale or other mammal bones. Pic 1 &2:I think this giant rock is a fossilized whale vertebrae... I had one other person who is a fossil expert say that but looking for second opinions. Pic 3: Smaller fossilized bone? Pic 4 &6:
  17. Hi everyone,been awhile since I had time for a quick hunt and a post,and a long winter,being 70 degrees Friday took off work early with the wifey and so glad we did,was such a beautiful day and so fun being in the woods/streams,favorite finds was the sawfish,croc and the little sand tiger
  18. Brandy Cole

    Marine Fossil? Impression Fossil?

    Howdy everyone. :-) I think I've gotten a little better at identifying the Pleistocene fossils I've found (and figuring out when an ID is probably hopeless), but on the few things I've found that don't fall into that era, I'm still pretty lost. I found the rock below a while back in the Brazos River, in a sand and gravel matrix in the riverbed near Brookshire, Texas. It looks like a regular nondescript rock on its rounded face (top left), but on the flatter face (the other three pictures), it looks like it was cracked open at some point and revealed somet
  19. TOM BUCKLEY

    MARINE REPTILE BOOK

    Could someone recommend a good reference book on prehistoric reptiles? I'm hoping for something along the lines of The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs. Specifically, I want to be able to see and research a particular animal when it is mentioned. Thanks in advance. Tom
  20. Fossilsforever

    Limburg (NL) fossils

    Hello all, Some photo's of my recent fossil hunting trips in the Netherlands (Limburg). All fossils are 73-66 and/or 73-69 million years old (late late Campanian, early Maastrichtien). Mainly belemnites (belemnitella and belemnella sp.), 3 sea urchin genus Echinocorys sp. (my girlfriends top find), one horse tooth (Equus sp.) a pipe and a bone (don't know species). Also on the first photo one trace fossil (ghost shrimp/crab) and one belemnite with holes. Kind regards, Fossilsforever
  21. Fossilizable

    Annilids?

    Hello! Here are several photos of a fossilized colony of some sort of worm, or so it appears to me. Please excuse the remnants of clear nail polish I used years ago to increase contrast before I knew better. I came across this in Santa Paula canyon about 2 miles northwest of highway 150 where it turns west at Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, CA. It had washed down decades ago from probably a Matilija Formation exposure. The matrix grain seems quite fine and the rock is very heavy. Although I've been up and down the creek countless times, I've never seen the source bed. Eocene oysters, clam
  22. SATXPaleo

    Texas Marine Turtle III

    Unearthed in North San Antonio Texas. These are a few pictures of the larger turtle "head". I'll post a picture of where I found it and the surrounding area and "rocks"
  23. SATXPaleo

    Texas Marine Turtle

    Uncovered in North San Antonio Texas in an area I believe to have been under water at some point and had an abundance of marine life. These appear to be back flippers of different shapes and sizes. The largest one being 14.5 inches. This suggests a rather large creature. I'm thinking marine turtles. . I will post the " flippers" first. I will post what I believe to be the heads of these turtles next. The largest having a circumference of 27 inches.
  24. SATXPaleo

    Texas Marine Turtle II

    Uncovered in North San Antonio Texas in an area I believe to have been under water that had an abundance of marine life. This is an assumed "head" I unearthed. This is a picture of the left and right side. I previously posted some assumed "flippers". I want to know what you guys think. Thanks for your time.
  25. AshNBone

    Help ID marine fossil? Sponge?

    Hello again Fossil friends! I have another fossil I need help with. Found with other shell and coral fossils in a river shore in north eastern Kansas, most likely Pennsylvanian. It looks to be maybe a sponge with exterior and interior... structure? Couldn't figure this one out. Maybe someone with more knowledge can ID it for sure.
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