My family went on a white water tubing trip in Harpers Ferry, WV. The bag fell in the rapids. When we got home the “rock” was in the bag.
Fossil Collector: COHara
Location: Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Editor’s Note: Given that it was a tubing trip, we are glad that you only pulled this tooth out of the bag. We will resort to an emoticon for that statement This is half of what is likely a fossil Carcharodon megalodon shark tooth. Accidentally finding its way into your bag is a remarkable bit of luck. ]
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?]
Walking on the beach and my daughter was digging in the shore line and discovered it.
Fossil Collector: McMollette86
Location: Topsail, NC
[Note: Nice find! looks to be half of a large Carcharodon megalodon shark tooth from the Miocene Period— Go back and dig for more!]
This plain looking concretion was discovered at an Asian art estate sale. It seems that fossils are where you find them.
Unveiling the fish fossil: Is it an eel? Strange pointed-nose fish with no fins?
A better look reveals a gar-like fish fossil within the concretion.
Fossil Collector: JodiM
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
[Editor: We just love fossils in concretions! This looks like a type of gar fish. Knowing the location it was originally discovered will be a big help in identifying it. Fortunately, concretions often have a distinctive look. Does any one recognize this particular fish fossil concretion? Please leave a response.]
Sometimes fossil finds are especially unexpected. This fish was discovered in a storage unit. It looks like it might be in a concretion rather than split from limestone. Does anyone recognize the type of fish?
Fossil Hunter: Turtle
Location: California storage unit