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  1. What a day on the river. The 'trail' into the riverbed is shale for about half the way down, and with all the recent rain, it turned into slippery mud. I landed on my butt 3 times while climbing down into the riverbed, once almost ripping off a fingernail in the process. The heavy rains last week had taken the river up to within 10 feet of flood stage a few days ago, and it showed. Collapsed banks, one HUGE cavern high up on the bank just below a soon-to-be-doomed tree, and washed-out shale chunks covering most of the riverbed. Couldn't see much for all that wreckage, but once that shale dries & crumbles a bit, the next moderate rain will REALLY reveal a lot of good stuff, I'm sure! As a result, a couple of hours of wandering the riverbed (and almost slipping & landing on my butt in the water a couple of times) only yielded 2 pieces worth taking home. This one tried to hide from me under some shale. (Continued... )
  2. Made my first fossil foray of the year. The North Sulphur River turned up a few nice pieces for me. Baculites sections Ammonite pieces. The one on the left retains a lot of the original contours. I haven't run across one this nice before in the Sulphur. (Continued ... )
  3. Worn Paddle Bone?

    I found this large piece of bone at North Sulphur River Texas. The area is Cretaceous Ozan Formation. It's very worn but I wanted to see what everyone thought it was. Thanks
  4. Perfect 60 degrees on the river. Didn't find anything too spectacular but I did find a point which is always a nice surprise. Saw quite a few cars out there, hope everyone did well.
  5. Thought I was gonna DIE in the North Sulphur River last Sunday. Seriously overdid it, hiking over a mile through patches of thick, sticky mud. Gave up when I hit a patch that almost fossilized ME. This is all I came back with, partial ammonite & 2 bone scraps. No more long-range hiking in that place for me, unless the riverbed & mud is BONE DRY.
  6. Well, I almost ran myself down to nothing thanks to the heat, hiking MUCH further along the riverbed than I had planned, not bringing enough water as a result & having to ration it on the way out... but I came out with some pretty nice stuff! That includes my second-ever mosasaur fossil find, this nice vertebra!
  7. On Sunday I followed up on a tip I found in my research on the North Sulphur River. The riverbed near my entry point. Lots of exposed limestone. You can follow the limestone layers as they drop down out of the bank & into the riverbed.
  8. Thought I would mix it up a bit and get some ID on these. Taken from the cretaceous, Ozan Formation, 80-85 mya. Thanks for looking.
  9. Beautiful day out there. Found a good variety. Favorite is the Globidens vert. Met a nice guy(Brian), said he found a full X fish a few weeks ago. SMU is coming out soon. As he's talking he pulls a Mosasaur jaw from the wall. Crazy. Let me know if you want any more pics. Mos to the left, fish middle, turtle right. Late Cretaceous Ozan Formation 80-85 mya
  10. Well it was a beautiful 85 degrees today in Dallas with 6 inches of rain in 2 weeks. So I decided to cut out early at work and head out east to look for Native American artifacts. Did not find many complete arrowheads but I had a blast finding mosasaur material. Ozan Formation float material 80-85 mya
  11. Cretaceous Curiosity

    This strange bit was found (like most of my other finds) in a stream environment in Central Texas. Likely from the Ozan formation. From the end it has a triangular profile, thinning toward the top in these photos. The two largest faces have radial lines from the top. It seems preserved similar to the mosasaur bits I've found, but the triangular shape and radial lines are new to my eyes. What might this be? Thanks for your time and consideration.
  12. Some finds from my October treks on the North Sulphur River in Fannin County Texas. OZAN FORMATION. Here are some weathered Mosasaur verts along with a fish vert and more bone frags. I am starting to lock in on some of the the smaller things. These are a bit taller than the penny that I forgot to include for size reference. My wife found this cool fish fin, its about 2 inches in length Some worm tubes and starfish parts A few more verts and frags Trentonmon and I went to the fossil day workshop in Ladonia Tx. We brought some fossils with us that we wanted an opinion on. Everyone was very nice and they put on a good show for us. We each were given a copy of the Louis Jacobs book..LONE STAR DINOSAURS. I'd been thinking about buying it for a while. So nice swag!! We appreciate everyone who was involved in doing the event. It was a good learning experience. Having said that we didn't follow the long caravan of vehicles headed for a guided hunt at the ever picked over Fossil park entrance. We hit the river for a short hunt at a spot we had not gone before. It was very muddy and well picked over but I got out of there with a few decent finds. I found this very tiny vert, Im not sure if its a shark or fish vert. I was really seeing small when I saw that one right? Its been a few months since a really good rain. I can't complain about what I've found during the summer and fall, but I know a good rain might uncover the one that didn't get away.... One thats been there millions of years waiting for me to find it It keeps us coming back
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