Beach combing can lead to some surprising results.
Another view of the fossil tooth.
Fossil Collector: Emily33
Location: Miramar beach, Portugal
[Editor's Note: This is a mammal tooth and our first impression is that this looks like a tapir tooth. Having said that, we're not especially knowledgeable Ice Age Portugal. Can someone else add the this? Please leave a comment.]
Fossil was found on western shoreline of Lake Michigan two miles north of Glen Arbor, MI.
It was mixed in with a variety of stones at the edge of the surf. The circular feature immediately caught my eye.
Fossil Collector: Scott M.
Location: Glen Arbor, Michigan
[Editor's note: Hmm...the top picture certainly looks like the texture of a crinoid fossil. The second picture could be the cross section of a crinoid, but also looks similar to the base of a horn coral. Any thoughts from Michigan collectors?]
Found while hand digging a hole for a koi fish pond in my back yard.
Fossil Collector: TimW
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
[Edtor: We're are not even sure this is a fossil, but it is certainly odd. There do appear to be fossil crinoids surrounding it. Have an idea? Please leave a response.]
In approximately 1980, I was actively looking for fossils and found this on the side of my home in a pile of rocks that was brought there as decorative landscape.
With some research, the source could likely be tracked down. There appears to be a large bone and feathers or scales (back view).
Fossil collector: Ttischer
Location: Independence, Colorado
[Editor: Nice find! We love fossil fish and that is almost certainly a tail section of a fish. It looks a bit like a lobe finned fish, a relative of the coelacanth. Since the rocks were transported, identifying where they came from may be critical to identifying the fossil. Can anyone here offer some clues?]
Discovered on a Missouri Creek bank.
A penny shows the relative size of the star.
Fossil Collector: Jennifer S
Location: Southwest Missouri
[Editor's note: Ok...it's odd. It has the obvious look of a fossil starfish, but maybe that is too easy. Does anyone recognize this?]