Turritella agate from South Dakota is easily slabbed and polished with a diamond saw.

A six-inch block of turritella agate found in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The agate was larger, but has been slabbed into a block. Turritella Agate can be slabbed and polished into beautiful slices.

Collector: Robert S.

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Mid-Atlantic Fossil and Nature AdventuresEcphora Miocene shell fossil.

A beautiful large and intact Ecphora found last weekend along the James River in Southeastern VA. This was just one of many cool finds that we collected with the Mid-Atlantic Fossil and Nature Adventures group.

Ecphora shell fossil found in Virginia. Collector/Photo Travis K.

Mid-Atlantic Fossil and Nature Adventures

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My first fossils

There is a reason these common fossils are the first photo posted on this blog. These crinoid, coral and horn coral fossil are the first fossils I collected many years ago near my home in New Jersey. Coral fossils are abundant in the yellow stones of the Kirkwood Formation. They whet my appetite for fossils throughout my life. 

Photo: Scott S

Coral Fossils: Kirkwood Formation, NJ

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