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  1. jpc

    Winterswijk

    Hello folks... A question for our Dutch colleagues. Is the Winterswijk quarry open to collecting these days? I am alsways looking for new intersting places to go find old dead things and this place looks intriguing.
  2. Bradley Flynn

    Fossil ID South Africa

    I live in the Western Cape South Africa. I have found a few fossils that I cannot ID. I'm new at fossil hunting and identifying what I have found, so all help is really appreciated. I have managed to ID some of the fossils, sometimes rocks I have found. Found this particular fossil in a quarry site, the area in which I found it has a grey, clay hardend shale. I split the rock, both rock sections have an impression. The fossil is 45mm H x 1.5mm W. Help with ID please?
  3. RuMert

    Almost micro 2

    Hi all! Today I'd like to introduce you to another place to hunt for small Oxfordian fossils, a quarry by the village of Timonino, located to the east of Moscow. The finds and hunting method are pretty much the same as in the previous site. Basically, surface collecting small Oxfordian fossils, usually gastropods, is a distinct sort of fossil hunting in the Moscow region. To the east of the city lies a sort of "Oxfordian belt" with similar geologic setting, finds and hunting conditions. Here's a map of the Oxfordian sites in the region. The quarries in operation are marke
  4. Chichixix

    Another Quarry Find

    Found another cool piece at work today- is it anything special? It came out of a load of rubble from the Milton Quarry, in Milton, Ontario.
  5. Eastonian

    St. Paul find

    I found this specimen last summer in the St. Paul Stone Quarry in St. Paul, Indiana. I think this site is Silurian. The oval on the left is 1.5 x 8 cm. The one on the top is 4 x 10 cm. Lots of smaller ones. They're flat, not raised. Any idea what they are?
  6. LeesKeys

    new to the forum, what's this?

    Hi to forum members. I'm new here. I'm not a fossil hunter but love reading about Earth's deep history and occasionally come across simple fossils. I live in eastern North Carolina, about 40 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. The fossil pictured was found at the site of an old quarry. The pattern looks a bit like coral, but I really don't know. The rock is about 7 inches across. Suggestions about what it might be, and age?
  7. Chichixix

    Quarry Find

    Hello! Found these cool pieces while at work- they came from the Milton Quarry in Milton, Ontario, Canada. I am completely new to fossil identification, but am very interested to learn more! Can anyone tell me what these might be?
  8. LabRatKing

    Trip Planning- Le Grand Quarry

    Planning a serious Iowa excursion for my Uni before winter hits. Was curious if any of you have done any rockhounding around the Le Grand area. Apparently is a site for exquisite crinoid plates. Just curious before I start calling the stone company and procure access/permits/etc. https://www.legrand.lib.ia.us/Library-information/fossils/crinoidfossils was sent a link to this by a contact at UNL...hence my sudden interest https://www.iihr.uiowa.edu/igs/publications/uploads/Em-04.pdf
  9. Hi everyone. I recently visited a quarry at the north of Spain (more specifically a geographical area called "El Bierzo", famous for its fossils from the carboniferous era) and I found the following ones. I think I have identified most of them but I would like to know your opinion. Thank you very much!
  10. For the purpose of this discussion I will refer to my find as an egg. Even though it may not be. I found this “egg” at a quarry in Southeast Michigan. I have done as much research as google will allow and still am not confident on its identity. On a side note I found another fossil in the same area that I am pretty sure is a type of brachiopod. Not sure if that would help with the identity of my “egg”.
  11. The second week start very strong,with a visit in a aalénian to bajocian quarry
  12. Today I joined a local club on a trip to a dolomite quarry (Ordovician, Galena Group) in northern Illinois. This was the first trip of the year as the rest have been cancelled. The quarry was quite massive, so social distancing was not a problem. We hunted in rock piles in the middle of the quarry (very far from the high walls) that were scheduled for crushing. It was quite a beautiful place. Besides some hammering, all I heard were large birds that were circling above. The fossils found here are pretty standard for the Ordovician rocks in the area. The Galena Group here seems to b
  13. will stevenson

    Ukraine shark teeth

    Hi guys recently recieved these nice sharks teeth, the info on them was just zhotymyr quarry, Ukraine, I assume it’s Eocene from the species ( if I got those right) but any extra info would be greatly appreciated 1.carcharias hopei 2.odontaspis spp.
  14. DMcLY

    Ohio Seashell fossil

    Amateur here; turned over a rock in our landscape for 20+ years, to find this. Obtained at Duff’s Quarry in Huntsville Ohio. What kind of seashell is this - strange circular arc on hinge side?
  15. This was found in a rock quarry just outside Austin. I took the picture before I joined this forum so I didn't place a ruler next to it. It is on a Limestone rock, 15" long, 7" high and about 8" thick. I can see from the edge of the rock there is probably another layer of matter inside the rock. Thanks for looking at it and any help you can provide.
  16. I went fossil hunting at Tillywhandland quarry on Turin hill, Scotland today and found a complete Mesacanthus mitchelli fossil. It is probably the best one I have found yet. Both the head and tail are present. The head is so well preserved you can see both the gill rakers and eye socket.
  17. This came from a quarry in Kankakee county near Manteno, IL.
  18. Hi! I wonder how can I improve my fossil exploring trips. Let's say I go to the abandoned limestone quarry and it has 3 floors. How can I be sure that this is the right spot? Am I supposed to look around for "highest concentration" of fossils or maybe for some distinctive looking rocks? For now I've been running from one place to another and spending half an hour here, another there
  19. I_yam_a_fossil

    Fossil ID

    Hello, on a recent vacation to Las Vegas we had the opportunity to hike Frenchman Mountain, a popular trilobite quarry just east of LV. While there, I happened upon a couple interesting pieces. On the left is a possible imprint(?) And the piece on the right feels like a piece of coral, though I have a hard time believing the calcium carbonate structure would not have completely eroded away. Do I have anything here? Thanks for your time. A little more information, the paw prints are each 1.3 cm deep and the elongated fragment is also 1.3 cm deep.
  20. mattbsharks

    Rare Saw Shark From Morocco

    Hi everyone, I was hoping to gain more info about this saw shark on matrix from morocco. It is from a very reliable moroccan exporter who picked it up from quarry workers himself. 100% natural. I had never even heard of the existence of fossils of these before this. I'd love to hear about the rarity of specimens like this and if people are aware of value of these a PM would be much appreciated. Thanks for looking. Not really sure what sub forum to put this into. The white long bone is the bill of the shark with 1000s of teeth around it.
  21. minnbuckeye

    Florissant Insects?

    I have been involved in a post "Florissant Fossil Quarry Fun". To make a long story short, I took the advice given to preserve my specimens from Florissant. Unfortunately some of my specimens had already broke. So I took out my razor blade and split them further. To my surprise, I think I found 2 insects!!! Your thoughts?
  22. I found this in the overburden at my work, which usuallly consists of the first 15 ft of dirt, clay, and sand, and below that is the Ocala formation in Alachua county Florida. the vast majority of the bones i find are deep in the redish-brown clay. ( The dark/wet spots are glue)
  23. Bianucci, G., Llàcer, S., Cardona, J.Q., Collareta, A. and Florit, A.R., 2019. A new beaked whale record from the upper Miocene of Menorca, Balearic Islands, based on CT-scan analysis of limestone slabs. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 64(2), pp.291-302. http://webaccess.igipz.pan.pl/archive/published/app64/app005932019.pdf https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/7247/52c31e2013100da8d07eb1aaa4214f92f14b.pdf https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332589581_A_new_beaked_whale_record_from_the_late_Miocene_of_Menorca_Balearic_Islands_based_on_CT-scan_analysis_of_limeston
  24. I have a lot of these and I dont what to overload people. Here is another fossil i found in the overburden at my plant. Ocala formation in alachua county Florida. I dont have the slightest clue what this could be from, but i think it is big and probably a mammal.
  25. Amyb

    Anything worth pursuing?

    I found these in a quarry in Madison Wi. There were quite a few of these with different shapes and configurations of what look like bones to me. These were from a smallish pile at the bottom of the deepest part of the quarry and I would guess that are from lower down in the earth. I apologize if I am not using the proper language as I am very new to this. i have seen some sea bed rock from a different quarry, that has loads of shells, mollusks, and snails in them. This rock looks very different from the sea bed pieces I have. Are these bones? Is it chert? I was with two other peopl
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