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  1. Peace river Jackpot

    It had been a while since my last good fossil hunting trip so I was very excited to have free time over most of December. I had three free days the week before Christmas and I made use of everyone of them. The first day I went out with the goal of trying new areas that I had not tried before, so I spent most of day one trying new locations and coming up with only one good spot that produced some nice smaller teeth but nothing too amazing shark tooth wise. I did however find my first Tapir tooth but the root structure was missing. The next day out was spent mostly adventuring through other new areas with little luck except for right at the end of the day when I found my first 3 whole Meg teeth of the trip. I came across a large gravel deposit with large rocks mixed into the pile. I scanned over the gravel pile to see if I could surface spot a tooth and sure enough down in the water was this staring back at me. These finds are the reason I decided to make the 2 hour drive for a third time that week. I was already very tired from 2 full days of hunting with little luck but finding 3 nice teeth right at the end of the second day made me want to explore this new area even more. So I headed out for a third time and made it a goal to only hunt this new section of river. I was not disappointed by my choice to go out again. I had planned to only go for half the day as my legs were chaffed from the waders from days 1 and 2 but the spot I was in was too amazing to leave early. I found a nice honey hole within the first 2 hours out and decided to try a few other spots with little luck. I decided to just dig the honey hole for the rest of the day and its surrounding areas. The teeth that came out of this spot were amazing. Meg after Meg piece came out of this hole. In one of my last few screens came my collection heart breaker. The big tooth pictured below measures 4.25 inches as is from the highest edge to the tip. It's a shame that this tooth was so beat up but at least it was mother nature that did the damage and not me. I also found what I think is a Bison tooth right next to the Meg I found by sight in the water. Correct me if I am wrong, I'm not sure on my identification. (PS: I screen shot my river pics because I am not sure if the forum removes meta data from the photos before adding them to a post.)
  2. Got all these shark teeth for Christmas, are they all sand shark?
  3. My collection

    This is my current labelled collection. I have other stuff that I found on a fossil hunting holiday in the South West of England, but I’m very amateur so I don’t actually know the scientific names for a lot of them. Everything on this shelf was found except the teeth on the left and right, which were bought on the Isle of Wight. Essentially everything on this shelf was ID’d by members of this forum, except the pyrite and favositid, which were ID’d by friends, and the igneous rock and ammonites, which I didn’t feel i needed to have ID’d. The ammonites are my pride and joy, very detailed.
  4. Cretaceous teeth

    Here are a few and what I think they may be. I'd love any confirmations or corrections. All from Big Brook. Thanks. Andy Scapanorhynchus texanus ??
  5. Following the naming convention of others before me, I had the 1st hunting trip of the new decade (at least at Big Brook!). I was the only one in the parking lot 1/1/20. I think I've actually hunted all three holidays this season, and enjoyed the nice time in nature. Here are some of my finds. Andy
  6. Just thought I'd share some finds from a first time trip to the Venice area. First, some beach fossils collected over two days. Miocene- Pliocene-Pleistocene Epochs Equus sp. tooth , stingray teeth, assorted shark teeth, some corals and Dugong bone fragment. I checked out a construction site pile that was spilling over into a parking lot and found some amazingly preserved Pleistocene mollusks. It's pretty incredible to be able to find modern shells at the beach and then compare to fossils found a few miles inland. For comparisons, in the pics below, the top row are modern cockles and bottom are Pleistocene. Thanks for reading and happy new year!
  7. This summer I’ll be at Lake Gaston (Virginia) for vacation, so I was wondering if there are any locations there or nearby that might contain fossils. I’m mostly looking for shark teeth, but if there’s a spot with other fossils, I’d be willing to check it out. Any help or tips are appreciated!! Thank you!
  8. A little brisk to start the day.
  9. Another Trip to Big Brook

    Hi. Went to Big Brook again yesterday. It’s turning out to be a weekly addiction for me haha. It was in the 30s and sunny to start and then ended cloudy with snow. Fun times. Not sure what everyone else does to keep hands warm while sifting in freezing water. As a runner, I learned a trick to put latex gloves on as you first layer under whatever gloves you normally use. It works amazing. Keeps yours hands super warm. Hope this helps anyone in the forum. Goblin tooth without the root. (Thanks jersey devil) !
  10. I'm a little frustrated at the moment because I've spent almost two hours surfing the interwebs and this forum to see if I could ID these shark teeth. They came in a bag labelled "Belgrade Quarry, NC" along with some Hemipristis serra teeth and some Carcharocles angustidens that I queried in an earlier ID post. I think these first three are Negaprion eurybathrodon but I really can't tell. I've been to Bill Heim's Elasmo site and have done searches on here to try and narrow down the options but I am coming up clueless. Any help is appreciated! Specimen 1 Specimen 2 Specimen 3 And I believe these are Sand Tiger shark teeth, Carcharias sp., but they are missing any cusps.
  11. Trip to Big Brook

    Hi. I thought it would be a good day yesterday to go to Big Brook yesterday. It rained for almost two straight days and the temperature jumped up to 55-60 degrees. I thoughts with all the rain and warmer temperature I would be able to get some good finds yesterday. Yesterday the temperature dropped into the 30's and it snowed. The water was the highest I have ever seen it because of the rain. I could not even get to my favorite spot because it was under water. I found a couple decent spots to look around. Here are my finding. A couple things I have no idea what they are and something I think I know what they are. If anyone can help with the ID's that would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  12. Can you find the shark teeth? (7)

    From the album Post Oak Creek

    There are four visible shark teeth in this one shot! Hint: three are right next to each other.
  13. Goblin shark tooth jackpot

    Had a banner day on the NJ Cretaceous stream beds, sifting through the fallen leaves scanning gravel bars for some impressive Scapanoryhnchus teeth. I swear I found a whole jaw in two hours!
  14. I had been wanting to get back to the Calvert Cliffs since my 1st trip there in early 2018. I had the Thanksgiving weekend off and the weather forecast looked good for 3 days so I went. It was beautiful weather down there for hunting. Honking winds blew the water out of the bay the first 2 days but you couldn't feel it behind the cliffs. It did make for some hard hunting. But I had 3 days and nothing else to do so I got down on the ground so I could see what I was looking at and mostly just sifted through the dry shell material. I didn't have high hopes but it was beautiful to be outside. And I must say, I found something special every day I was there. I hunted all day Thursday before checking into my hotel and getting a Bob Evens dinner. Then I re-raked the gravel a little while Friday morning before getting some breakfast and spending the rest of the day exploring Purse State Park for the first time. I woke up a little later Saturday so I could have some free breakfast at the Rod 'n Reel Resort before hunting. I was lucky because the weather shifted and the tide was back in. It made for some enjoyable kitty-litter-scooper scooping all day. The tide never dropped more than a couple inches maybe so I just stood near the water line and scooped up anything I could see. Here's some pics.
  15. Hi All! My wife & I are heading down to Tampa tomorrow to visit my brother, his wife & my new baby niece. It turns out that they are going to be tied up until around dinnertime this Sunday, so it looks like I'll have some unexpected free time to hunt for some fossils - yay! I've been doing a fair amount of research and see that there are a lot of sites within an hour or two of Tampa. Given the very limited time that I will have to hunt, I'm trying to narrow down to the best spot to start hunting & also have a backup spot or two nearby in case I'm not having much luck at the first spot. I figured that I'd post on here to see if anyone could help me out with some info on a spot or two where I would have the best chances this time of year. We definitely don't mind working to find stuff, and we are even down to rent a kayak if that would be a better option. If anyone has any pointers and could help me out, or better yet, if you will be going out collecting this Sunday & wouldn't mind my wife & I tagging along, we would greatly appreciate it! We don't have a fossil collecting permit, because I just found out 2 days ago that we'll have free time on Sunday, so I didn't have time to get one for us. I'm fully aware that that greatly restricts what we are able to collect, at least in certain locations, but we would be happy to even find decent sized shark teeth or some lower grade agatized fossil coral. We are more concerned with just having a good time being outside and finding some cool stuff! Also, I collect a lot of fossil shark teeth from up here in New Jersey too (and a ton of rocks & minerals too), so I'd be more than happy to give someone some of fossils/rocks/minerals that we find up in NJ in exchange for some help while we are down in FL this weekend. I'd also gladly return the favor if you are ever up in the NJ/PA/NY area, since I'm a heavy field collector and have several productive spots up this way! Thanks in advance for any help you can provide! Best, John
  16. Hi all, I'm sorting through a bag of fossil shark teeth that I bought several years ago and labelled as coming from the Belgrade Quarry near Maysville, in North Carolina. Most I can ID based on pics I've seen on this forum but these few are proving more difficult. I think I have them down to Carcharocles angustidens based on image searches on Google. Am I correct, and are they indeed known to come from this quarry? If so, would they have been found in the Belgrade/River Bend formations? Front and back of each tooth shown below. Thanks, Dave
  17. Goblin or something else

    Found this little tooth this weekend. I’m sure it must be a S. raphiodon but the cusplets come directly out of a broader based blade. Not like the others I usually find. May just be because it is a juvenile?
  18. sometimes I just have to drive to Mulberry Fl to the Mulberry Phosphate Museum and sit in the pile of rocks and hunt. This was what I found yesterday. This is close by. A great place to take the family for a collecting trip if you live close and want to be outside. The bad part is rocks from the Phosphate mine are crushed and all small..Years ago when I was a member of the Bone Valley Fossil Club we were able to go to the Mosaic mines and hunt, that is where my great find of megladon teeth came from, one smaller one I wrapped and made a friend a native necklace. Still need to separate these. I am checking with Mosaic to see if they have any areas I can go hunt at now. Happy Hunting everyone! Happy Thanksgiving also!
  19. Actually, it's not MY site. It's freely available for everyone and I do meet up with some enthusiasts there occasionally, but usually I just pedal out there on my bike and enjoy the peace and quiet. The most active creatures at this place are actually the wood ants in the summertime when they like to climb up inside my pants. I was there again today and this time I took along my camera for posterity's sake. Continued...
  20. Last saturday I went on my 2nd fossilhunt to the "Wienerberger quarry" in Rumst (Belgium) with my girlfriend and the BVP, my fossil club. This quarry is only accessible for fossil collections during official excursions organised by fossils clubs. The quarry existed out of multiple layers, the oldest was a oligocene clay layer dating back to the Rupelian (named for the region) around 33.90 - 20.10 mya, although I didn't hunt in that layer, some of the finds that could be done there were bivalves, gastropods and brachiopods. The layer where most people hunted was a very thin miocene layer dating back probably to the Burdigalian around 20.43 - 15.97 mya. The most common finds here were multiple species of shark teeth and some marine mammal fossils. And then there was another layer were it was possible to find Pleistocene fossils dating back to the last ice age, but the chances of finding anything there was quite slim. So me & my girlfriend and most of the other fellow fossil hunters mostly hunted in the miocene layer in search for fossil shark teeth. The overlook to the entrance of the quarry, looking at the oligocene clay layers. Everyone digging for and sieving through that thin layer full of miocene shark teeth Me looking for some teeth My girlfriend looking for some teeth And while we were digging for the layer like everyone else, the finds were a bit meager at first, not just for us but for everyone. But then my girlfriend found a tooth a bit lower on the hill and we started scraping away the top layer of sand. Turns out that some previous land slides washed the best material down hill, lower than were the rest was hunting and so the spoils started coming. We found most material there including our best find, a 6,5 cm long C. hastalis tooth found by my girlfriend and a partial marine mammal vert found by me! I believe our hastalis tooth was the 2nd largest tooth found that day, only a megalodon found during the trip was bigger. As the day was drawing to an end and our spot was becoming depleted of fossils we took a walk around the quarry to look for a new spot only to return to our old spot to start digging towards the miocene layer again. But this time a little bit more to the right. We found a few nice shark teeth while doing this and a lot of iron concretions but but much else. Only during the last few minutes of the trip I did hit something that wasn't a concretion. After some digging it turned out to be a piece of wooly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) which ended up a little bit above the miocene layers during a previous land slide.
  21. Flag Pond, MD

    Stopped in to look for shark teeth, but forgot my waders. Couldn’t search like I wanted.
  22. I recently found a small box of shark teeth that I obtained when I was a kid. It turns out that the labels, when translated from Spanish described the features of the fossils and not the actual species. Quite a number were not even true fossils they were mislabeled recently extinct species. Moral of this story: kids are dumb, and don’t buy fossils unless their labeled with the Latin name.

    My question is below but here is a brief intro! Thank you all for the great insight into fossil hunting. I'm Josh, from Florida and have been hunting relics for about 5 years now (27yo), from metal detecting to surface hunting. Just a hobby that I do occasionally, mostly to learn about the history of our land and try to preserve it before it's all worn away. I find the research in hunting almost more fun than the actual craft. Although, it's tough here in FL to be caught "preserving history" .....give me a break. Anyways, i've been lucky enough to have a job as a Surveyor which has put me in places that I hate sometimes.... but also gives me access to pieces of land that a lot of hunters dream of in FL. I've been able to find old bottles, arrowheads, and relics at work without the hassle of getting permissions(that would be mostly impossible to get otherwise). So when i'm hunting on my time I always find it so hard to find places to do so freely. Anyways, enough about me. Here is my question regarding a potential megalodon tooth site, definitely shark tooth site. I've found some nice dredging in my area, with dredge disposal management area listed on the bid. It's accessible from what I can tell on the maps but labeled as "District-Owned" and overseen by General Contractor/Engineer. Has anyone hunted a site like this in Florida? It's essentially a dredge spoil island with management. If so, did you wait for the project to finish and come in after? Approach the site manager? Hunt it without permission? Thank you for any insight, it's greatly appreciated!