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  1. I bought a ton of ammonites (think they are perisphinctes from Madagascar) from a salesman. He gifted me this small trilobite. Heard it might be a cast due to the small holes you can see. And I've seen this kind of trilobites from reputable sellers in my country so I'm not sure! Any help is appreciated!
  2. Hey everyone! I have this Olenellus trilobite fossil that has pretty low contrast in most lighting due to its shallow preservation. I was curious if there was any widely used earthy colored powder that could be brushed on it that will look natural while also being non-permanent.
  3. crimsonfossils

    Trilobite ID

    Was looking for some assistance in identifying the species of these two trilobites from the Wheeler Shale/Formation in Utah. I was also wondering if my third picture is a fossil (although I find it unlikely). Thanks!
  4. Atchison Arrowhead

    Pennsylvanian rock fossils?

    I found some interesting specimens as I was probing soft reddish colored Rock (sandstone?) that had been dumped in a field near my house Atchison Kansas. I could be wrong with my assumption is that it's from the nearby Missouri River. A handful of interesting observations pictured here but I'm not sure about. 1) The hard oozy substance on one rock. Is that amber? 2) the half dollar sized impression that looks like it's an Amber upon another rock. Could that be some kind of plant? 3) one rock has a thin black band across it. Wondering what ancient event might be known to cause that? 4) most interesting, I found a few Trilobite looking figures. From what I've dug into so far, looks like they might bea Carolina praying mantis oothecas. I have read that these can be hard, but they feel hard like the rock, or at least close to it. Nearby I did see s momome cotton-like material that look like it could be another stage of this creature. But then again it wasn't very thick and just a little bit of cotton material there. I have the suspicion that perhaps these were more ancient oothecas partially fossilized. But that was only a wild guess. Any insights into any of the above would be most welcome. Thanks for any help you can provide.
  5. JamieLynn

    Trilobite Eye NY Devonian

  6. Hi! I wanna know about species of two Cyclopygidae trilobites Information of trilobites 1. From kaid rami, morocco 2. seller said me that it is symphysops sp. from spain, but i think it is cyclopyge from morocco If you know about this two trilobites, do let me know. Thank you! 1. 2.
  7. Hi! I wanna know about zagora area's trilobites It from ouled slimane, Zagora, morocco. I think Ampyx is Ampyx priscus, but I'm not sure what asaphellus species is. Thank you!
  8. From the album: Missouri Trilobites

    Found this beauty on a trip near Nodoway county along the Platte River. This most likely belongs to the Kereford limestone member of the Oread Limestone formation. The limestone itself is oolitic and can be seen in the missing/glabella cast of the trilobite. It sits atop a possibly a very thin to nonexistent layer of the Heumader but definitely atop a larger exposure of Plattsmouth with beautiful brachiopods with spines. This trilobite is definitely a rare find for the area.
  9. Collector9658

    Ameura missouriensis cephalon

    From the album: Pennsylvanian fossils

    A beautiful Ameura cephalon, spoils from a coal strip pit. This specimen was collected by and comes from the Bruce Stinchcomb collection.
  10. Newbie_1971

    Yet another quick hunt

    So I took a friend out on a turkey hunt this morning. Once he bagged his bird I told him how to clean it, and offered to clean it for him. He declined and opted to clean it himself. Got back home and grew bored. So off I went! Here are a few shots from today.
  11. M3gal0don_M4n

    My fossil collection part 2

    Hi, as promised this is part two of my fossil collection. 1. Trilobite. (Bought) 2. Orthoceras (bought) 3. Knightia (bought) 4. Ichthyosaur vertebrae (bought ) Soon I’ll post part three.
  12. M.Youssef

    Fossil preparation powder

    Hi All Can you help recommend an online store that sells powders fit for trilobites preparation? Thank you Malek
  13. Isotelus2883

    A Batch of Bizarre Baoshan Bugs

    Here are some bugs that require some IDs. Likely Upper Shihtien-lower Pupiao Fm- Darriwillian-Sandbian Baoshan, Yunnan, China Here is my attempt: 1. Dubhglasina yunnanensis 2. Metopolichas sp. 3. Ovalocephalus? 4. Cyclopygidae 5. Staurocephalus? No 5 is about 3 mm long. Any help appreciated, thanks.
  14. I am fortunate enough to have such a huge amount of Middle Devonian Givetian material that I thought it best to put the older Middle Devonian stage, the Eifelian, in its own thread. There are some spectacular fossils here as well though! I thought a good place to start would be in the Formosa Reef, which I believe is quite early Eifelian. This tabulate coral and stromatoporoid reef continues similar complexes found from the Middle Silurian, see my: https://www.thefossilforum.com/topic/84678-adams-silurian/page/3/ thread from page three onwards for details. All these Formosa Reef specimens come from a delightful gift from my good friend @Monica who is a tad busy with life at the moment but is fine and still thinking of the forum. This outcrop can be found on Route 12 near Formosa/Amherstburg, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. This beautiful-looking specimen came to me with only a third of it revealed but I managed to get it this far after nine days of painful pin prepping. Monica found another one and posted it for ID here: https://www.thefossilforum.com/topic/105528-weird-circular-imprints-formosa-reef-lower-devonian/#comment-1172285 The specimen was identified by another Canny Canadian @Kane to be the little stromatoporoid sponge Syringostroma cylindricum. Hardly a reef-builder, but gorgeous nonetheless. It does have a little thickness to it, but not much. Beautiful! Pretty thin, actually. I love this Monica, thank you!
  15. Tidgy's Dad


    Hoooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here we are at last, into Adam's Silurian. Thanks for looking. First up is the Lower Silurian or Llandovery and I begin with a problem. I posted this one incorrectly in Adam's Ordovician as it had got it's label muddled up with an Ordovician Favosites I had that has vanished in the move here, but is being replaced by kind forum member @Herb Anyway, this, I remember now I've found the correct label, is from the greenish Browgill Formation, part of the Stockdale Group from a cutting near Skelgill (Skelghyll) in Cumbria, Northern England. It seems to be a tabulate coral, but I can't find any listed for this location, only mentions of small, rare, rugose corals. It has the star shaped corallites of a Heliolitidid, but seems to be tightly packed together like a Favositidid. A couple of species of Palaeofavosites seem to be close and are a bit star-shaped,, but anyone know any better? @TqB@piranha hmm who else? The coral bit, an external mold, is a maximum of 3.5 cm across and each corallite up to 2 mm.
  16. Thomas1982

    Dipleura dekayi

    From the album: Mahantango Formation

    enrolled Dipleura dekayi Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
  17. Thomas1982

    Greenops boothi

    From the album: Mahantango Formation

    Greenops boothi Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
  18. Oldest fossils I have ever found as these Early Cambrian Trilobites are estimated to be half a billion years old! Still trying to wrap my head around that. lol Much thanks to the SoCal Paleo Society which organized this field trip back in 2021 out to the remote site in the Mojave Desert. Based on various ID help I got, these are mostly Bristolia bristolensis, Bristolia mojavensis, and some others are not ID'ed yet. These were small and around an inch or so in width but one member of our party found part of a much larger one further up the mountain. The ID sheets with examples were brought by the trip organizers to help with ID's. The Latham shale these Trilobites are found in is somewhat brittle and I used a putty knife to carefully pry apart layers to look for Trilobites without shattering them. Most survived the process. These are just trace fossils but have some pretty good detail surprisingly.
  19. Isotelus2883

    ROM- Dawn of Life Gallery

    I visited the ROM in Toronto, during the Toronto trip. I’ll just let the images do the talking. Metaspriggina The wall of early spines. Sponges, and other things. A worm. Gogia.
  20. I just bought this giant Cambrian trilobite fossil from a consignment shop that specializes more in carpets than in fossils. I am a beginner at fossils and didn't realize until after purchasing that this type of fossil is very frequently faked. Does any part of this look real to you all or does it look like a composite/ cast? I am particularly suspicious of the bottom left portion which looks carved to me, but again my knowledge is very limited so I am open to the possibility it is entirely fake. I did shine a UV light on it but am not exactly sure what I am supposed to be looking for there? Also, I am not sure if this is relevant but it has a strong rusty smell to it. If it is fake, I will reach out to my friends at the shop and see what my options are; I am one of their favorite customers haha as I have purchased a lot of high-ticket carpets from them, so I feel confident they will make me whole in one way or another.
  21. we have got some very nice trilos last time, most I know but this tiny ones (approx. 1 cm / .4 ") I have never had. My net-research gives Destombesina, what do you think? Seems to be Jbel Issoumour or Jbel Oufaten when I compare the matrix thanks!
  22. PamAm

    Possible fossil

    This is both sides of rock found in southeast WI on Lake Michigan. I thought maybe a fossil.
  23. Hi everyone. Here is a trip report from a recent visit to the Liberty formation in Indiana. I almost exclusively hunted the "butter shale". I made a 3.5 hour drive from Illinois and hunted for approximately five hours. Feel free to drop some IDs if you know them offhand. this is my first time hunting this area so im relatively unfamiliar with the flora. Here is a picture of most of my finds before cleaning: I'll start with the trilobites. I did not do as well as I had hoped in this department, but I did manage to get a few. My best trilobite was about 75% complete and only about half an inch long. I somehow managed to lose that little guy along the way, as he wasnt in my bag when I got home. As for the trilobites that made it home, here are some pieces: Next are some brachiopods. I just want to say how happy I am to have found this first one. It is in such good condition and I love the shape of it: Here are some more images of a few brachiopods I cleaned up. This does not reflect all the brachiopods I found, but shows a good representation of what is present in this formation. Here is one of many horn corals just because: And here is something I do not have an ID on. Anyone have any thoughts on this? Thanks for looking. If I return back the this site, my fingers are still crossed for rolled trilobite!
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