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  1. Caroboneferous

    Shell cast or mold?

    I found this piece outside Kansas City, Kansas. It was found with some other fossils from the Carboniferous (many shells). It looks like a cast or a mold? Maybe a really large Gastropod? Pictures attached.
  2. Hello! So I found these three fossils and was curious to know about them... one i think is to be a bryozoan branch the tooth i believe to be a cow tooth not sure how old it may be and the last one is a type of small brachiopod its super tiny but again I don't know much about fossils yet but I am ready to learn more ! So if any one knows anything about these fossils that'd be a great help! First 6 pictures are from the riverbed and the last two are from the beach in Lübeck,Germany Thanks!
  3. Karelv

    What is this?

    I found this is Spain, Huesca. Can anyone tell me what I found please? Karel
  4. Fossil_teenager

    James River

    The James river was not what I had expected. I was hoping to find a meg the size of my hand, but that didn’t happen. No worries, I had a lot of fun. I saw a river otter, a lot of osprey, eagles, and more wildlife which was fun to look at from a distance. The first day of the trip, we went over the east over formation, I collected mostly whale bone from that day and nothing else spectacular. It was only when we went to a Yorktown exposure on the last hour of the trip that I found three stunning chesapectens, including what I think the biggest one to be a jeffersonius. Later that day, I went to
  5. Fossil667

    Fossil or not?

    Here I have two more rocks that I found in the Woodbridge, NJ area. I could see some type of shell in one of the rocks and possible plant material in the other. Let me know what you think please. Sorry here is the other photo.
  6. Caroboneferous

    Interesting Shell fossil, any ideas?

    I found this interesting shell (I think) embedded in limestone with a bunch of other Carboniferous fossils. This was found in the Kansas City, MO area. There are these really interesting swirls on the shell I haven’t really seen that before, I’m going to try to remove the fossil from its matrix. Any ideas?
  7. Hi everyone this is Matt again. Take a look at this clam I found in the creek today. Here is a photo:
  8. Two days ago some workmen laid some stone by the side of a road near a pond in Sharon CT and I found two fossils one that appears to be the back of a Trilobite or a Chiton and another that looks to me like scallops or some other bivalve (I know that scallops and trilobites never existed at the same time). Does anyone have any ideas as to what these could be. Also I know this rock is not from where I found it, it was probably sourced from a local quarry so I would have to check with the highway department of Sharon to figure out where these come from.
  9. Jaxfossils

    Fossil on Barrassy beach

    I found this fossil on Barrassy beach in Ayrshire Scotland. It looks like a shell on the outside with a mesh of white and grey rock inside. I haven't seen any other shell fossils that look like this though. It's partially burnt on the top, I found it next to a fire pit so it has probably been scorched recently. What do you think this is and how old do you think it is?
  10. I found a couple of small fossils on the Buffalo River in Arkansas. I was curious to see if anyone had any idea about them. I’ve posted a group picture and close up shots.
  11. JoeGevalt

    Unknown shells

    Trying to figure out what this is. Good buy?
  12. JoeGevalt

    Unknown shells

    Need help to figure out what this is. Looks like some sort of shell but seems incomplete
  13. Wolfcreek

    Fossil shell id

    Hi Everyone, newbie here. I have been collecting fossils since my grandfather gave me a mastodon vertebra when I was young. I just found this fossil shell in a tiny creek on private property in a dark blue grey silty clay. There were numerous other fossil scallop shells and large barnacles etc. I've never seen one of these before. Would love an id if anyone knows what it is. Thank you in advance
  14. Philip Tovell

    Unknown Fossil Found in Bottle Dump

    Hello, I'm very new to this, so I hope I get things right here. Can anyone help me identify this? I found it in an old bottle-dump near Selkirk in the Scottish Borders that dates back to the 1960s. It's on the broken edge of a stone slab but from what I can see it measures about 5.7 cm across. Is it some kind of shell? If anyone needs more info I'd be happy to give it. Thanks in advance!
  15. Hi everyone this is Matt again. Today in the creek I found this rock full of clams. Here is a photo:
  16. Fossilartist

    Old collection fossil id

    I am unable to identify these pieces from my grandad's collection. He is now unable to clearly see and so sadly couldn't identify it. It must be something, he was a zoologist and the shale meant enough to have a crack repaired. Parts look like bones to me. I'd love to get these identified so I can prep them, making them clearer so he can see them clearer again.
  17. Hi everyone I have just started looking for fossils and found one yesterday at Lulworth Cove that I think is really interesting. My Mum told me that the holes in this rock are may be from a sponge but we don't know what type. We also noticed a very interesting shell shape on the side of the rock. Does anyone have an idea what this might be? There are very thin cracks in the rock too and we were wondering if there might be something else inside! Thanks so much for any information you might be able to share. If more photos would be helpful let me know and I can upload mo
  18. Hi everyone this is Matt again. Check out all these brachiopods on this rock slab I found. Here is a photo:
  19. This is the last image of the beautiful little Mollusk. I had been working on this 4mm specimen for about an hour and a half. All you could see at the start was a bit of white. Dental tools and small paint brushes, being every so careful. As you view the image the still covered left half of the shell was about 1/2 the length of the right half of the shell. I finally got the left half uncovered and it was a very nice specimen. Then when I went to put it in it's slot in the specimen box my finger gently touched the shell, 7 pieces it exploded to. I had debated cover it with finger nail clear pol
  20. Hi everyone this is Matt again. Today in the creek I found this big rock full of brachiopods. Here is a photo:
  21. Hi everyone this is Matt again. Take a look at this cool clam I found in the creek today. Here is a photo:
  22. nerzhin

    Fossil Id and bone question

    Hi I have two questions. Both are southeast Michigan finds. The first is a phallic fossil coral or something. Not sure what. The other is a deer bone with unusual growth on it. Cancer? Any help would be appreciated.
  23. In 2008, I found one of the prizes of my collection amongst a pile of sand and broken bits at Calvert Cliffs. I knew from seeing museum specimens of Isognomon maxillata that even with the tip broken off, this was a great find. After admiring it on my shelf every day since, I decided to share it. Today it has a new home at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, which did not have any of this species or much of anything from that region amongst its 2,000,000+ mollusk specimens. Along with the Isognomon, I donated a Chesapectin nefrens shell with a number of pearl buds on the inside and a Tongu
  24. Hi there, I would like any help on identifying this potential fossil I found. It was found in West Midlands of England, UK. I don't live near the ocean however this was found amongst a pathway covered in pre-destructed rocks so it may explain the displacement. As you can see, it appears quite mollusc-like and it has tiny bristles on the right hand side, almost saw-toothed at the edge. It also can be seen with a bottom layer with appears on the left hand side of the rock. It is striped and has red speckles at the edge. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I'm quite inexperience
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