Fossils found in the North Sulphur River , Ladonia, TX. Identifications are primarily done by myself, so don't hesitate to correct them.
Before you go, check the water level ! Ideal hunting is usually < 3'-2'
The Cretaceous fossils are from the Ozan formation (~ 86-88 Ma), and mammal material from the Pleistocene or younger.
Recently a fellow collector was trying to get some help with a small shark tooth from the Glen Rose Formation (Albian) and the discussion proved limited by the lack of good references for shark and other teeth in the lower divisions of the Cretaceous of Central Texas. So this album will highlight the small collection of teeth and bone I have accumulated from the Glen Rose and Walnut Formations, Trinity and Fredericksburg Groups respectively, both Albian (Lower Cretaceous). Take a look and please give me feedback, especially if you have a question with my identification.
Approximately 70 million years ago, during the Late Campanian Age of the Cretaceous Period, the Earth's oceans were teeming with a diverse array of wildlife. The streams and tributaries where these fossils are found go by many names: New Jersey, United States, and North America. Yet, these designations for the Earth are simply concepts created by humankind; they are arbitrary when held against the eons of nature and life that have preceded humans and that will come after humans. Through fossil collecting, a new appreciation for life on Earth is had. A humbler stance on existence is usually taken by those people who take the time to postulate the intricacies and wonders of nature. These fossils I present to you in this album are a small but beautiful glimpse into one of the many lost worlds that our Earth once was. I hope you may find use for or enjoyment from this album.
Example of an 8.5 hour fossil collecting trip (mixture of surface scanning and gravel sifting):
A snapshot of one drawer from my growing collecting as of (May, 2020):
Artifacts are uncommon, but can be found in many of the streams where fossils are found.