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There are alot of fossils on my land here are a few i found. Im mostly interested in finding out what the big round one is. Iv had it 20 years so i know its atleast that old

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I have a fossil trilobite. It is just a little 1.5 inch long one. I bought it from someone long ago. It is cool to hold something that was alive millions of years ago.
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I have a fossil trilobite. It is just a little 1.5 inch long one. I bought it from someone long ago. It is cool to hold something that was alive millions of years ago.
As UCSB a geology student, I spent a month mapping the geology of a place called the Poleta Folds, in the White/Inyo Mountains, the next range east of the Sierra. There was a limestone formation that was about 550 million years old, and it was full of trilobite fossils. The coolest one was a fossil that lay at the end of the tracks it made walking its final, dying steps. Pretty amazing seeing where a creature died half a billion years ago.

Oh, and even though I'm a geologist, I don't know what those other fossils are, but the clam shell is a type of brachiopod.
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Kinda looks like a broken egg with an ebryo.
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It does look like an egg but NY was under the ocean at some point and all the other fossils are shells and stuff. But I could have gotten it from our driveway rocks which are different im not sure where they were imported from.
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Kinda looks like a broken egg with an ebryo.
I thought the same^^. Would make some sense as a fossilized reptile egg. When it comes to fossils, context is everything and it appears the OP can't be certain from where the fossil may have come so it may be anything, land or sea creature.
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The brachiopod seems right. The other might just be an "inclusion" but the geologist would know better. The long "rebar" thingy could be a tubeworm but I'm just a hobbyist.
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The one on the right might be a seed or seed pod. Or a legume. It's blob-shaped but symmetrical.
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The "rebar" looks like a crinoid.

https://www.fossilera.com/fossils/three-crinoid-encrinus-liliiformis-fossils-alverdissen-germany

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