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  1. Hello, I will be in Florida in April with my wife and four year old son, and I wanted to take them somewhere to hunt for fossils, preferably shark teeth (Megs). We will be in Orlando (Disney) for a couple days then driving down to Siesta Key / Venice area to go to the shark tooth festival and weather permitting, do a couple shark tooth dives. However, since the wife and son will not be diving with me, I wanted to take them fossil hunting on land or in the shallow areas of the Peace River. I was wondering if anyone could please provide any information on good places a family can go to hunt / find fossils. We will be obtaining our fossil permits before we arrive so we can collect fossils other than shark teeth as well. Any help and or advise would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
  2. I’m planning to go to a place called Abbey wood, London, Kent on an organised fossil hunt it’s a family oriented field trip so shall be taking my son. Apparently it can be very good for shark teeth finds and knowing there are many shark teeth hunters here. We were wandering what sort of equipment would be recommended apart from a strong back and keen eye . http://www.abbeywood.ukfossils.co.uk/
  3. Hi to all! I will post my shark teeth collection here from time to time. Hope somebody will enjoy it ))
  4. The new testament, aka Henri Cappetta's latest shark tooth bible in the Handbook of Paleoichthyology series is out. Anyone have it yet? I have been waiting a while for this but 360 Euro... yikes!!! http://www.pfeil-verlag.de/ef1.html Handbook of Paleoichthyology Volume 3E CAPPETTA, H.: Chondrichthyes · Mesozoic and Cenozoic Elasmobranchii: Teeth 2012. [in English] – 512 pp., 459 black-and-white figures. 30.3 x 21.5 cm. Hard cover ISBN 978-3-89937-116-1 Euro 360.00 series: Handbook of Paleoichthyology
  5. Hello, all... I've attached front/back photos of our the two biggest teeth my wife and I have found in the Calvert Cliffs area. My wife and I found the 2-inch tooth on the left many months ago while sifting sand -- we don't think it ever made it into the bay. We've been thinking that it is an upper tooth from an Isurus hastalis mako -- does anyone disagree? The tooth on the right I picked up in the surf yesterday. Slant height is 1 and 5/8 inches. Is it a megalodon tooth, or subauriculatus/chubutensis? Or maybe a transitional? Unfortunately the one side where a cusp might be is chipped, and the other side (to me) is inconclusive. Is it also possible to guess at the tooth position? Regardless of what it is, I am thrilled to have found my first megatooth shark tooth, relatively small as it may be! The other photos are of a vertebra that I plucked out of the muck a few weeks ago. Someone looked at it and said small whale cervical vertebra, but if anyone wants to try to provide more detailed information it would be most welcome. If further photos are needed for a positive ID I can certainly post more. Thanks for having a look, and thanks to everyone here for making this a great forum -- we have learned a lot while lurking!
  6. It has taken me a decent amount of time to post this pic. Back in May 2012 we were in Cau Dai Beach, Vietnam (south of Da Nang) as part of a family vacation. Before we left for the vacation my son asked me if I thought we'd find any fossil shark teeth on the beach. I did a Google search and it came up empty, so I said "no." On our first hour on the beach he came up to me and said "look dad, i found a shark tooth." Here are a few of the fossil material we found with a few hours of walking the beach. None of the locals had any idea of what we had found and were surprised when we told them they were fossil shark teeth (although it may not have translated well).
  7. Hi all, I have a fascination with shark teeth (and have a few smallers ones found in Florida when I was younger. I was looking to buy a genuine unaltered Megalodon tooth. Does anyone have suggestions for a reputable company? Thanks!
  8. Flea Market Finds

    Hello all. Back in late July, I was in Maine on vacation. I had no hope whatsoever of finding fossils, but,... I was lucky. I ran across a flea market, and a nice gentleman there was selling shark teeth for cheap. He made some of the nicer ones into necklaces. He had a large jar he let me sort through, and I picked out the ones I liked best. The only info he had was that they were from Florida. I picked out a few for my kids, and for a modest couple of bucks, I had six shark teeth - of which I know very little about. Here they are, with feeble attempts at an ID. If someone would be so kind as to nail the species down a bit better, I would have 2 happy kids on my hands. 1. Meg or chub posterior? 2.??? 3. Lemon? 4.,5,and 6. - Makos? Thanks for looking and for any comments/ID assistance. Regards,.
  9. Need Help Figuring Out What I've Found

    I recently moved the the Jacksonville area and go to the Ponte Vedra beach. I've been hunting shark teeth and whatever else I thought might be a fossil of some sort. I was hoping that you all might be able to help me figure out what I am finding? I tried uploading a few pictures but it didn't seem to work. So here is a link to the different photos I have of the fossils I've found. It is my Facebook but I have the album set to public so there shouldn't be any trouble viewing them as long as you're logged into your Facebook. One looks like a reptile head to me? And the teeth I am curious what kinds I have. The long skinny ones? The white one? Thanks for any help!! TIffinee https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4237223244352.2173737.1098617424&type=3
  10. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120808141957.htm It's a really interesting article.
  11. Calvert Cliffs, Md

    I took my family to the Matoaka beach cabins in St Leonard, MD. We had a great week collecting along the beach. And at nearby Flag Pond. Found decent teeth as well as large crab claws, bone and a nice croc tooth. Best teeth were found by my wife who collected a nice mako and posterior meg.
  12. Are These Shark Teeth?

    I was on vacation in Pensacola Beach Florida and while looking through shell remains close to shore I found These 3 little tooth looking objects. My dad insists they are shark teeth but they look too dull to me. Can anyone help me figure out what these are and what they have come from??
  13. Wolfe City Fine

    From the album Fossiljim Micro

    Microfossils from screened (30 mesh) Texas redbed material.
  14. Big Brook

    These were pulled from a few relatively short visits to Big Brook. Maybe 6 hours total in the water. Posting just to show what someone who really has no clue what he's doing could expect to pull out as I've seen a few posts with questions regarding this site. Entered from Hillsdale with a garden shovel and a colander (vegetable rinser) without an idea as to what a 'hot spot' versus dry spot would be. Can't say I've figured a ton out in these few trips, but getting a bit more efficient. Pic 1: Some random sharks teeth. I love the diversity in coloration that comes out. Pic 2: Nice little brachiopod mold that is in really nice shape in a very light color. I'm sure the small size may hide some flaws that would be more apparent in a larger example. Only one I've found. Pic 3: My favorite tooth due to color and the tiny, needle sharp little 'side tooth'...not sure what the official name of this is. Pic 4: Fish teeth. Look like Salmonoid from pics on njfossils.net
  15. Gift Of A Bag Of Dirt

    A couple of weeks ago, a friend gave me a bag of "Permian dirt". No info on where it came from, but I will pry info out of him at the next paleo meeting at HGMS. I washed some, screened it at 10, 40 and 80 mesh. I have been spending a great deal of time with the 10-40 stuff and am amazed at the number of vertebrate microfossils I am finding. (Thank goodness I married a tolerant woman 35 years ago. Microscope, dirt and misc. containers have been on the kitchen table for 3 weeks!) I wanted to quantify the richness of the material, so I filled a 1" x 1" ziplock bag with 1/4 ounce of the materials, then sorted and counted. There were 32 xenacanth teeth and a total of 275 teeth, denticles, fish scales as well as an uncounted number of fossilized shark cartilage pieces.
  16. Megalodon Tooth

    nice meg found just over five and a half inches!
  17. Peace River Find-What Is This?

    I found this in the Peace River-Florida. The pictures are the not the greatest. The sides are etched which makes me think that they are either mammoth or mastadon. The lower picture is a similar piece. Please let me know your thoughts by looking at the top picture. Any help would be appreicated! Thanks
  18. I thought I'd post a couple shots of my haul from this last months museum dig down in Bakersfield, California. It was a decent trip, even with the last day being cut short by rain. I found over 130 perfect makos, plus a few interesting mammal teeth. I found an upper and lower Alodesmus canine, both of which are decent sized, as well as large Desmostylus molar. Unfortunately, I destroyed what was once one of the largest makos I've ever come across. At the end of the first day I took a couple last pokes with the shovel and just blasted this 3 1/8" hastalis. Really bummed me out, but thats just the nature of hunting teeth. There is always that slight risk of destroying a truly magnificent specimen, and it finally happened to me. Joe
  19. Hi! Just thought I'd post three days worth of fossil hunting in Bakersfield, California. Found 250 perfect teeth, including 4 makos over 2", another 500 broken or fragments. There are also two 5 gallons filled with teeth and bone stuck in matrix. Those piece will take me a while longer to clean up, but I'll probably end up posting them too. Anyways, here's some teeth and other assorted fossils. The total haul, a nice stingray barb, and an Isurus planus at 2 1/16".
  20. Pathological Dagger

    I went out in some of the roughest conditions I ever care to experience in a kayak today, 3 foot swells with extremely high winds up to 40 mph, after the first 10 minutes I was completely soaked from head to toe. However it was well worth the trip when I found this dagger like pathological meg. At first glance it looks like a broken tooth, but the entire tooth structure is intact. Slightly wavy serrations on one side, then on the other the serrations start at the tip but end after about a centmeter and the rest of the right side is completley smooth. This was my first patho tooth, around 3.5 inches. A very strange tooth in my opinion. ~found a few other good teeth as well
  21. Shark Tooth Collection

    Hey guys, as promised, here is my full collection. I'll be uploading pics periodically. The first set of pictures are teeth from my early collection... mostly lower quality and non rare teeth. I'm saving the best for last! Let me know if there are any teeth in particular you would like to see close ups of. First pic has megs from Venice, a posterior Chilean meg, New Caledonia meg, and a deformed Aurora meg.
  22. And The Moral Is...

    Well now I can say that I have been into fossils since the 2010 aurora fossil festival and do not see myself getting out of anytime soon. I am still hunting the infamouns Green Mill Run and a few sites along the Tar and Neuse rivers. Having so much sucess at GMR I do not want to leave, I was once told if a spot is producing dont leave that spot stay in it until it quits, well almost 4 weeks into GMR and its still giving me a few nice size teeth ever so often I am not planning on leaving. Yesterday was the best day that I have had, I took both my father in law and brother in law that sift the spoil piles in Aurora alot to GMR for a different kind of hunting the 1st few hours in I dont think that were liking it to much b/c all they were seeing was 1/2 teeth and bones, but then I had an idea. I said lets dig over there, I will dig and you can sift well my 50 year old father in law liked that idea, I think he just wanted to see me work my A$$ off,lol. Well all of a sudden alot of big bone started comeing out of the hole, and I told him usally from my past experiences when you start seeing alot of big bone like that teeth are sure to follow. Well sure enough all of a sudden a perfect 3" meg comes up in the shovel, his exact words and I quote were " snarge let me do some digging, I have never found one that big" Well in my head I was thinking you didnt find it, I did the digging all you did was sift. But I didnt say anything, and he stuck it in his pocket, another 15 min in and out comes another this time the best GW that I have ever seen, a perfecy 2 3/4". I grabbed that sucker and stuck it in my pocket real quick. He took over and dug for a little while pulling nice 1 1/2" to 1 5/8" GW and megs out of that hole, when he said that he back was starting to hurt, it was time for him to leave and go to the house along with my brother in law. They left with around 300 teeth ranging from 1" to my nice 3" meg. Well still in discuss that he took my tooth I stayed a little while longer, not finding much and extremly tired of digging since 7 am and its was now 6:30 pm I decided to head back to the truck, I picked up the phone and called the wife to tell here about the day that we had and about my big tooth that I "gave" away, she said "I know my dad has already called and told me that you gave a big tooth" "he said that he was very happy and that he enjoyed his time with you, and wished that my brother would spend time like that with him" Well when she said that I felt bad about thinking bad about the old man, and decided to call him myself, when I did I got so many thank yous and he wanted to know when we were going to go again. This made me feel very good inside as the man that I thought hated my guts for the past 9 years actually enjoyed his time with me and wanted to spend more time. So I guess we should all think before we act. Matt J. "
  23. Texas Eocene Shark tooth Matrix

    From the album Eocene Tooth Matrix

    Eocene sandstone matrix with teeth and bones.

    © &copy John Jackson

  24. Texas Eocene Shark tooth Matrix

    From the album Eocene Tooth Matrix

    Still another view of this Eocene sandstone matrix.

    © &copy John Jackson

  25. Texas Eocene Shark tooth Matrix

    From the album Eocene Tooth Matrix

    Possible Crocodilian teeth

    © &copy John Jackson