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  1. JamieLynn

    A Fossil A Day.....

    A Fossil A Day....keeps the blues away! Or something like that... I started an Instragram account (jamielynnfossilquest) and am posting a fossil a day, so I figured I should do that on here, to REAL fossil enthusiasts! I'm a few days behind, so I will start out with a few more than one a day but then it will settle down to One Fossil (but I will admit, I'll probably miss a few days, but I'll double up or whatever.) I'll start with Texas Pennsylvanian era, but will branch out to other locations and time periods, so expect a little of everything! So enjoy A Fossil A Day! Texas
  2. johnnyvaldez7.jv

    SE Texas - Equus?

    I found this bone yesterday on a river gravel bank. It's completely mineralized. I don't see it as a horse tibia or radius bone. Could it be a horse metacarpal fragment?
  3. johnnyvaldez7.jv

    SE Texas - What's this?

    I found this small bone the other day on a river gravel bank. Figured it's a piece of scrap because it's so worn. It's flat on the bottom. I don't think it's from a vertebra. Is it from a fish or turtle?
  4. johnnyvaldez7.jv

    SE Texas - Small vertebra

    I found this small vertebra the other day on a river gravel bank. It's different from others I've found... the spinal canal has a small opening compared to the body... but I really was wondering about the lines that go outward from the body on the transverse process. I haven't seen that on any of my other vertebrae finds. I wondered if it's unique to a specific mammal? This bone is solid and completely mineralized. It measures 2.25 inches across the front x 2.25 inches front to back with what's left. 1.5 inches top to bottom.
  5. ashsap

    Is this a fossilized tree nut

    Okay, my boyfriend and I found this in Central Texas more specifically austin. At first we thought it was just some weird iron ball as it is heavy and feels just like metal. We were really confused and wanted to know more so we took a Dremel with a diamond cutting blade and tried to slice it open, it was extremely difficult to cut almost like we were cutting metal and we did not get very far maybe a quarter of an inch deep. I left it outside for a while for a couple months and we just kind of forgot about it until today we picked it up I asked him what he really thought it was and he said a pi
  6. I purchased this vertebra, at a Gem & Mineral Show. The dealer said he found it himself, but provided no paperwork with it. He either said he found it in Sulphur Springs, TX; or at the Sulphur River, in Texas. I can't remember which, for sure? He had this Vertebra; and a few others from the same site, which all had the same coloration. He had them priced separately, so i chose one that pleased my eye. The largest he had, were about twice as large as this one.
  7. Thought I would share some of my collection of fossil crabs I have collected over the last several years from the Beaumont formation of the Texas gulf coast. These little gems come out of dredge materials used to replenish the beaches. All are late Pleistocene in age. I started finding these while hunting the Texas beaches for shark teeth and over the years have built up a passion for fossil finding these fossil decapods.
  8. I havn't been fossil hunting a very long time....I've only been really serious about if for the last 6 years. And in Central Texas, there ARE a lot of fossils, but it is hard to find a new spot that has not already come under the hunting radar of the many fossil hunters in this state! And some of them have been at it for a LONG time so they've usually found all the really good spots! Which is one of the reasons I love the Paleo Society of Austin, because I learned of some of these good spots from them....they are typically still productive, if not over hunted, so I love finding stuff there. BU
  9. johnnyvaldez7.jv

    Texas small bone

    I find it interesting that the bones I find, which are pretty much in the same area, have such different colors. Here's an example. I understand it's a combination of different factors that contribute...but I'm always excited about the colors. Call me a big kid...I'm ok with that if it's something that small that entertains me. This is the only bone I have like this so I don't know what part it is or what it might have belonged to. SE Texas - gravel bank
  10. johnnyvaldez7.jv

    SE Texas - Strange bone - astragalus?

    I found this little bone yesterday on a river gravel bank. It's unusual. I can't figure out how to orient it. It looks like an astragalus but not like the usual ones I see from a horse. Could be way off tho. There's a large articular surface on one side and a smaller one on the other. Size is 1.75 inches x 1.75 inches
  11. garyc

    Giant tortoise?

    I’m fairly confident that this is a large piece of giant tortoise plastron. It measures about 16 inches at the greatest length. Found in SE Texas. I’d love confirmation. Also, what part of the plastron? It looks like there’s an area where a limb would have been…@johnnyvaldez7.jv how’d you miss this? I found it on your turf, lol
  12. johnnyvaldez7.jv

    SE Texas - What's this from?

    I found this vertebra... and another one similar in shape. It has a bunch of wear and is broken all over. It is fully mineralized. I've been trying to compare it to other mammals and can't find a match. I know there are SOOO MANY possibilities but maybe someone might know what it is from or can send me in a certain direction. Size is: 3.25 inches at the widest. Sorry...was still cleaning the algae off of it.
  13. Hi all - found this in what I believe is an Eagle Ford exposure in Central Texas. I’m still working on my ID skills. Can anyone get it down to genus/species? @EPIKLULSXDDDDD this seems like it would be in your wheelhouse. Thanks in advance!
  14. Gavin

    Lake Whitney , Texas, unknown

    This was found in a lake Whitney in Texas, not sure what this is either
  15. Hi all - I stumbled upon this while hiking along an outcrop of the Eagle Ford (I think) in Central Texas. I believe this area is often under water but is exposed due to the drought. At first glance, this looked like a flattened skull to me. I splashed a little water on it and was able to see it a little better, and I have no idea what it is - haven’t seen anything like it in my area. Does this look like fish or reptile bones? Or just a pile of bits and pieces of shells, etc? Thanks for the help!
  16. johnnyvaldez7.jv

    SE Texas - Big bone chunk

    I found this yesterday on a gravel bank amongst other future posts. It's very heavy and completely solid. I'm guessing it's gonna be either from a proboscidean or giant ground sloth based on size. It's unfortunately worn badly at the business end... but I was wondering if anyone can tell me what bone it might be? A leg bone perhaps... but does the shape seem familiar as to what bone? Size is 9 inches in length.
  17. johnnyvaldez7.jv

    SE Texas - Equus proximal phalanx?

    I found this toe bone yesterday on a river gravel bank. This proximal phalanx is 3.5 inches in length. I saw an Equus sp. one in an online image at 2.71 inches and it looks similar. This is completely mineralized and was just wondering if could be from an Equus sp. or is it something else like a bison proximal phalanx...which I don't think it is.
  18. johnnyvaldez7.jv

    SE Texas - Equus tooth?

    I found this little tooth yesterday on a river gravel bank. I haven't found one like this before so I'm wondering if it's been ground down to that size and that is perhaps a tooth from an older horse? I thought it looked different from other Equus teeth I've found at the chewing surface. The top left corner seems to have a little more vacant space than what I usually see. But this tooth is not like others I've found so perhaps it's unique to this tooth.
  19. Hey everyone! Towards the end of my time down in Austin, I collected a dozen or so bags of matrix across three sites that covered the Bouldin Flags (Cenomanian), South Bosque (Turonian), and basal Atco (Coniacian) of Central Texas. Over the course of the last 6 months, I have processed and tried to identify everything that my sieve caught in order to complete this project of mine. I’m sure there are plenty of errors within this amateur study, but I hope that the overall information it provides will at least be of some use to my fellow hunters who are looking for a centralized place
  20. Rockwood

    Rudist ?

    Found in Joshua, TX. It measures about 1.5 x 2 cm. Maybe not big enough to call odd or strange looking. Does it fit the Texas rule to be called a rudist though ?
  21. johnnyvaldez7.jv

    SE Texas - Deer proximal phalanx?

    I found this yesterday on a river gravel bank. It's completely mineralized and I think after looking online that it is a deer proximal phalanx? It's in nice condition... couldn't believe after all the busted up pieces I usually find. Size is 1.8 inches.
  22. Thought I would share a few photos of my latest find. I have collected hundreds of pounds of material from an area where the Yagua Formation is exposed in Burleson County, Texas. Up to this point, the material has been petrified wood and this is the first bone fragment that I have found at the location. Or, at least the first piece that I am certain is petrified bone. It was unfortunately fractured after being collected, The specimen has great detail and the ostea were very well preserved. As this is float material, I am unlikely to locate any additional specimens that wo
  23. I took off early last Wednesday morning and drove to the North Sulfur River. I hadn't been there since early in the year and wanted to see it again, even though I knew that after such a long dry spell, it might be tough finding much. That thought proved to be right. The stretch of river bed I walked was completely dry, and had obviously seen lots of visitors. I hiked quite a distance, slowing down in all the areas that had been productive in the past, but picked up nothing. So I put on the kneepads, and began searching for smaller fossils. I've always had a tough time hunting NSR for sma
  24. Hello all, Can anyone recommend a paper, book, or website that can help me learn how to identify the formations in Texas (especially central Texas [i.e., San Antonio northeastward to Georgetown])? I am realizing more and more the utility of formation info for fossil identification as well as the scientific value such information adds to an individual's personal collection. Thank you kindly in advance for your help
  25. I took off yesterday morning and drove to a Grayson County creek, one of my previous hunted and favorite spots. It was my first fossil hunting trip since early in the year. I haven't posted here since October of last year, and had made only a couple of trips where I didn't find much since then. And, truth be told, when I'm not hunting, I'm not browsing the forum either, hence my long absence. The multiple meniscus tears in my left knee finally became too much to allow for hiking creeks, so I stopped hunting. I finally had knee surgery May 2nd, but have not been able to kneel on that knee again
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