Star-like fossil from Missouri

Discovered on a Missouri Creek bank.

Missouri star fossil compared to a penny for size.

A penny shows the relative size of the star.

Fossil Collector: Jennifer S

Location: Southwest Missouri

[Editor's note:'s odd. It has the obvious look of a fossil starfish, but maybe that is too easy. Does anyone recognize this?]

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A brachiopod fossil discovery

I found this in eastern Kansas or western Missouri. However, it was on a gravel road, and I’m not sure where the quarry the gravel came from is located. Based on my scant knowledge of shells I’m calling it a brachiopod, but I’m not too sure. Any help with identifying it or its age would be greatly appreciated!

Fossil collecting on a Girl Scout trip is better than snores!

Found this on a Girl Scout camping trip. While the other girls were playing with each other's hair and making s’mores, I was fossil hunting!

Fossil Collector: AmandaZ
Location: Near Kansas/Missouri Border

Any Kansas Brachiopod collectors care to leave a comment to help AmandaZ identify this fossil?

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Possible fossil tooth

A possible 5-inch tooth?

Kansas City creek fossils

I found these while herping. I noticed the 5 inch in the large rock first. I then found these 2 within a 10 foot radius. There are no serrations in the one that appears to be a tooth. The other looks similar to a vertebrae. Object at left is about 1.5 inch in diameter.

Location: Kansas City, MO Creek bed

Fossil Collector: Heartlandherp

If there are a few Missouri collectors out there, please leave a comment and help us to identify these finds.

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Puzzling geologic find in the Ozarks.

How weird is this one?

Found South Central Missouri, foothills of the Missouri Ozarks, 10 miles south of Rolla, MO on our land.  Dirt/weedy washed-out rocky hillside.  We don’t really think it’s a broken egg but that’s what it resembles :) There are yellow crystal specks abundant on one side of the center section, not so many on the other side but it does include some tiny black specks there.  The “egg” ends are white & generally smooth with some slight creases and the center section is fairly smooth but rougher in texture.  We hope someone knows what this is.  My guess is some sort of throat bone/gizzard bit?  I hope it’s not “just a rock”, the shape seems too odd not to be a fossil. And credit goes to my 13 year old son Derek for spotting this cool find.  Thanks to everyone for looking.

Location: Rolla, Missouri

Collector: luvfunstuff

Editor’s Note: We agree. It’s weird. This looks to us like an artifact of some sort rather than a fossil. Is there anyone who can help identify it? Please leave a comment.

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