Side view of the Arkansas fossil

"I found this in a creek bed in Snowball, Arkansas. Looks to me like a bit of petrified wood or some sort of palm tree? The center could that possibly be a crinoid? Just making guesses."

Concentric pattern of the fossil

"Arkansas Geological Society says: You have found a nautiloid. These animals were the pre-cursors to the modern day squid and octopus. The living representative of this family is the Nautilus."

Fossil Collector: Elizabeth K.

Location: Snowball, Arkansas

[Editor's Note: The AGS usually knows what it is talking about, but we are having a difficult time seeing a nautiloid here. Anyone recognize it?]

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Boston Mountains plant fossil

Found on backpacking trip in the Boston Mountains in Arkansas at 2,000 elevation.

Fossil Hunter: Mike

Location: Boston Mountains, Arkansas

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