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  1. JamieLynn

    A Fossil A Day.....

    A Fossil A Day....keeps the blues away! Or something like that... I started an Instragram account (jamielynnfossilquest) and am posting a fossil a day, so I figured I should do that on here, to REAL fossil enthusiasts! I'm a few days behind, so I will start out with a few more than one a day but then it will settle down to One Fossil (but I will admit, I'll probably miss a few days, but I'll double up or whatever.) I'll start with Texas Pennsylvanian era, but will branch out to other locations and time periods, so expect a little of everything! So enjoy A Fossil A Day! Texas Pennsylvanian Fossils: Nautiloid Agathiceras ciscoense Brachiopod Neochonetes acanthophorus Trilobite Ditomopyge sp. Gastropod Straparollus sp. Bivalve Astartella vera Cephalopod Brachycycloceras sp, Brachiopod Cleiothyridina orbicularis
  2. I need help identifying this. I'm not sure if it’s honeycomb coral. I also have another piece about the same size. I would appreciate anyone’s help with this. Great Salt Lake - Tooele, Utah.
  3. rickeclectic

    2024 June Utah Ammonite trip

    This pic shows pretty much all I found in my June hunt for ammonites for a few days south of Wellington Utah. Just an impression and a few pieces of some small ones. Got some info on likely places from fossil forum folks but honestly did not find hardly anything. Bit of a downer. These were from some small (fist sized) concretions. The concretions were pretty hard rock and when I banged them open (did some of that at home in Texas later) they were full of small shell type fossils, but almost nothing that looked like ammonites. Seems like a numbers game and luck of the draw in finding a spot that has not been picked over. Oh well.
  4. Good day all. I am new to fossil hunting, but am absolutely loving it (even on all the days i strike out, haha). I took an early retirement last year, and have been traveling the western US in my small RV, boondocking and such. My daughter recently piqued my interest in rockhounding, and I immediately remembered how fond I was of fossils when I was a kid. So, now I spend my days trying to find them! Currently in Utah (San Rafael Swell area). Just dropping in to say hello, and thanks for the information this forum provides, it is fantastic. Kevin
  5. Found these three strangely shaped items while walking along a rocky creek bed in Utah. I found a nice and big piece of petrified wood, but I wasn’t sure if these were fossils. The two smaller pieces looked like shells or MAYBE even pottery??? The larger piece looked sort of like a coprolite to me, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was just a rock. Thanks!
  6. crimsonfossils

    Possible worm ID?

    Need some help identifying a few fossils from the Cambrian Marjum Formation in Utah. We saw a bunch of these little worm-looking things, and I know that soft body preservation is possible at this locality because my professor did a lot of his research there. I also have a bunch of these small trilobites, but I forget which species they are (would also appreciate some ID help with those). Any help would be appreciated!
  7. 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!
  8. Hey y'all, I'm in Utah for the next three weeks and I'd like to see if anyone has any knowledge of good locations for the Weeks Formation. I've done U Dig and had great results but I'm very attracted to the variety that the Weeks Formation can offer. I know that this is off the beaten path and is not for beginners, but if anyone has any knowledge and experience I would love to hear it.
  9. Jlark18


    Found this specimen in a dry riverbed near Holden Utah. There are many circular and oval like depressions throughout. Looks similar to pine cone shape and indentations or stigmaria roots. Any thoughts? Cheers. Appx. 3.5” x 4.5” @ 1.5lb
  10. A family member found this on public land while camping in the San Rafael Swell of Utah. They brought it back to their trailer a short distance away. I told them to take some pictures of it with a ruler and then put it back where they found it just in case it is a vertebrate fossil. I cross referenced the location of the find with the Interactive Geologic Maps on the Utah Geological Survey website and have confirmed that it was found in the Lower Members of the Chinle Formation. The person did put it back where he found it and has since gone home so these are the only photos that were taken. We are really curious as to any thoughts or ideas as to what this might be. Thanks in advance.
  11. Hey y'all! I'll be staying in Salt Lake City for two and a half weeks from Mid May to the end of May. I was hoping to see if any of y'all knew of any private tours/quarries that would be open during that time. I'm looking for fossil fish and trilobites mostly, so if anyone knows of any trilobites aside from U-Dig that would be appreciated too. I recall going on a private digs when I was younger that was not affiliated with any of the big names (with permission from the landowner of course) - hoping to find something similar. Calling all people that "know a guy" - thanks!
  12. debivort

    lower permian bone

    Any thoughts on this bone, 17.8mm long. From the Halgaito formation (lower Permian) of SE Utah?
  13. Any ID help is appreciated. From Provo Canyon, Utah. Carboniferous age limestone. Thanks. 1. Conulariida? 2. Brachiopod? 3. Brachiopod? 4. Tube shapes. Animal Burrows? 6. ?
  14. Wisconsin Hound

    Petrified wood?

    Hi. I found these in southern Utah and thought they were petrified wood until I read somewhere petrified wood is smooth. Does anyone know what I have?
  15. Contributed this anomalocaris mouth to my university’s collection for research. Owner of the quarry said he only finds one every decade or so. Found in the Wheeler Formation in Utah (a Konzentrat-Lagerstätte where soft bodied organism can be preserved).
  16. fossil35

    Utah Finds

    I shared a few of the bigger things I found when asking questions. But thought I'd share some of the other finds. I have find a lot of little and mini trilobites thought was interesting. Smallest 1mm. #1 #2 #2(closer) #3 #4 #5 #6(smallest) #6(closer)
  17. Not knowing petrified Wood species well, I searched the web and specifically TFF and came upon Marco Sr.'s fabulous thread and collection of pet.wood. I only have a few pieces and all are close enough in appearance to be the same species, if I'm guessing correctly. And that would be Pullisilvaxylon arizonicum. Anyone have a confirmation or another correct species? Thanks, Steve I cut 3 or 4 slabs off and gave the large piece to my son. He moved into a house his uncle bought for the college kiddos to be closer the University and left it behind so I snagged it for the pics and ID.
  18. Happy Saturday, all! I'm helping a woman to photograph her brother's fossil collection. Everything was collected prior to 1967, after which he left the country. He's still living, but not easy to get a hold of. All of these items have been sitting in storage since then. I understand most of these may not be able to be identified. It's well outside of my wheelhouse, and I imagine many on here may be more familiar with material form the Morrison Formation. I'm going to add one or two per post to make it easy to differentiate. I'm most curious about the first piece which appears to be section of a jaw. If any additional photos are needed, please let me know. Thank you in advance! Label on storage boxes Some labels were included, but they were all jumbled. Fragments from the envelope.
  19. KayTee


    Any ideas... No way can it be JUST A ROCK. Found in Utah.
  20. KayTee

    Probably a rock again.

    Found in Utah I'm guessing it's nothing but it could be something.
  21. ptera

    concentric circle fossils

    I have no idea what these concentic circles are. Found in Provo Canyon, Utah. Carboniferous age limestone.
  22. Semore Farrigamo

    Help with an ID

    Found on a buddies ranch in south western Utah. I’ve been slowly chipping away the sandstone matrix around it revealing smells of sulfur and low tide lol first I thought shells, however, the more i prep the more I’m revealing the scale sections are of one piece… 50 lbs or so. 18” long 12” wide and 7-10” thick. Any insight Is appreciated. I’m new here and have some others i need help with also. Thanks again!
  23. Chiquita


    Found in Southern Utah. Possibly fossilized Coyote scat?
  24. DeanK

    Hello from upstate New York!

    My name is Dean Kreplin I would like to have some of my Western fossils ID Here is a picture and a video of a fossil I found on a private ranch with permission about 20 miles from Douglas Wyoming. I believe it’s a dinosaur bone but would like some expert opinion found in 2016 IMG_4188.mov
  25. Hi, several years ago, I was hiking a canyon about 25 miles south of Moab in a broad canyon at the base of Moenkopi, Chinle (Triassic), Wingate, and a bit of Kayenta (Jurassic). I found this bone in an ephemeral stream that ran through the canyon and have been curious. Anybody have ideas? It is unlikely petrified wood which is extremely prevalent in the area.
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