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    A Classic Hunt on the NSR

    I think North Texans will relate when I say that now and then, the urge to take a drive out to the NSR and spend the day hunting some Campanian gravel bars can spontaneously take complete hold. I had one of those moments just after the series of heavy rains and powerful winds our region encountered some days ago. Previously, my luck with weather at the NSR had been rather poor. Each time, the temps were either nearing a hundred degrees or only just above freezing, making a full on adventure crossing muddy waters and crawling atop unshaded gravel beds too much to handle. I had yet to experience
  2. jenwat

    Finds from North Sulphur River

    Hello, everyone! I went hunting along the North Sulphur River yesterday (before today’s nasty weather), and I found some fossils and what I am almost positive is an artifact. Could someone please help with IDs, if possible? Pictures #1 and #2 are of the same bone; I found the circular striations in the 2nd picture particularly intriguing. #7 (the artifact) is broken at the base and is fairly thick at the point where it is broken.
  3. I recently collected quite a few artifacts from a privately owned piece of property located in the Debeque Colorado area. I beleive most of the pieces (knives, drills, hand axes, projectile points, ect.) to be of late Paleo Indian Age. Specifically, Foothills Mountain Complex. A significant portion of the artifacts were knapped from source material that contains the fossil type represented in the photo. I cannot identify the species. I find it very interesting that tool stone containing this particular fossil was apparently utilized over the same material without this fossil. Tool stone contai
  4. mike23

    Strange etchings

    I live in Parker County. Per my brief research, the land I'm on was part of a shallow sea during the cretaceous period. I find countless fossils of ammonites and other small ocean based animals embedded in the rocks. Nothing that is particularly amazing or show worthy IMO, but I still enjoy looking at them. Last night I did find something that I thought was kind of unique. At first I thought it might be an Indian artifact with some etchings in it, but upon closer examination, I think the etchings are natural from small tube worms or something of that sort. (Scroll down for p
  5. Apologies for the dramatic title. I thought it sounded cool and stuck with it even though 90 + 80 + 80 is only 250 . Anyways... This past 30 days, I decided to make it a point to check out some new spots. I won't be living in Austin soon, so I thought it would be good to branch out and scout some new locations with potential. I've found lots of creek-worn mosasaur bits and pieces over the past year. I'm ready to find things in situ, and, one day, something articulated. It's a tall order, I know, but I feel like it's the next step and really the ultimate goal I've always had. So, th
  6. Help!? This looks like it's a carved figure. It was found in southern California in a very old area known to contain mammoth and ancient American Indian and mezo American finds. Last photos show area where it was dug and the site shows unnatural looking rock outlays. Could it be a Dino!!! Thanks for any insight on this find. I am completely new And hooked regardless.
  7. Kawanilee

    Petrified finger?

    H i live in KY and was wondering if someone could please tell me if this is a petrified human finger or just a rock? I found it in the dirt when I was replacing my waterline. It feels weird and when its wet, it feels even weirder.
  8. Just for fun... Anyone tried to crack these so called "Native American Indian Game Stone Artifact with patina" open and check if there are fossil crabs inside?
  9. Callahan


    From the album: 39 years exploring Texas

    Manos grinders
  10. Would an ancient (greater than 10,000 years old) human artifact (such as a tool) be considered a fossil?


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    Arrowhead from Austin. 11/6/21

    Goblin Artifact

    Was checking out my usual spots in Austin when I stumbled upon this goblin artifact. I believe it may be some type of drinking vessel dating back to the early goblin period, but I'm not 100% on that ID. Don't try to tell me it's something else I will not be convinced otherwise. I know what I found and my friend (he's half gnome) confirmed that it is indeed goblin in nature. You can tell by the way it is, etc. As I picked it up, I heard something running behind me so I sprint back to the car. Managed to get some Taco Bell before it closed and I have been enjoying holding this thing

    4 Mosasaur Verts in a Day! Austin TX

    With the end of the semester approaching, school has picked up and I have been too busy to embark on many adventures. When my schedule finally cleared up one afternoon following a brief rain in Austin, I jumped at the opportunity to do a bit of exploring. One of my goals right now is to check out new parts of the creek I hunt on. Scanning through my list of potential spots, I decided to try and be the first one out to a very promising location. Like my previous hunts, this place ran through the Ozan formation, so my expectations were set on some nice Cretaceous specimens as well as the usual n
  14. Hey guys! As a new fossil hunter, I am terrible at keeping up with my trip reports, so instead of struggling to remember the little details, here's a compiled post on how the past three months went. I don't have professional photos of every find, but hopefully what I do have will scratch the itch for anyone interested in my escapades. Oh - I'll be in NJ this Saturday for another hunt with DVPS - any tips for shallow creek hunting would be appreciated! ~ January My first ever attempt at winter hunting. Armed with tips from you generous folks, I went solo
  15. Atlantic City

    Is this some sort of fossil?

    Hello, I wish I could tell you exactly where this piece came from but "east of the Mississippi, perhaps Massachusetts/upstate New York" is the best I can do. It's actually been worked by humans hands I believe, meaning it is an artifact of some kind... but what is it made of? I've never seen anything quite like it and I'm wondering ion its. a fossil of some kind. It's about 1 in (2.5 centimeters) but it's clearly been broken so it was part of a larger object/spall. I'm sorry the picture of the bottom where the break is isn't that sharp. Thank you for taking
  16. Mtwombly

    Gastrolith? Artifact?

    Hello all, I can’t figure this one out! I was collecting fossils from a highly yielding site in Peace River. In this little section of gravel that I reached, it was almost entirely fossilized bone from dugong and whale and turtle. Nestled in the center of this pile of fossils, I uncovered this stone and was immediately taken aback. I have been rock and fossil hunting my entire life, and extensively in this state and this river, and I have never seen anything like this. I have an enormous and worldly collection of rocks and fossils, and I have never seen something this smooth naturally. I
  17. MFLuck

    Help on Id

  18. anatomicalheart

    Shark tooth arrowhead? Or just broken?

    Hey all, I've been on the fence about this tooth. It was a beach find (Venice, FL), so I think it is a little damaged and tumbled. Could the root be notched on one side? (The other side looks broken off.) Is the center boring potentially natural? Many thanks!
  19. Creekfinds

    Help identifying

    This item is fairly large with even weight when held, there is a defined edge that is tapered with the bottom having a curvature and overall triangular appearance. No other material in the area that resembles it so far. I realize could be nothing but wanted to post due to the abnormal shape. Curious if anyone else has idea, we have researched a little but figure more knowledge here that could help. Appreciate any responses.
  20. Fossil_Adult

    James River

    The James river was not what I had expected. I was hoping to find a meg the size of my hand, but that didn’t happen. No worries, I had a lot of fun. I saw a river otter, a lot of osprey, eagles, and more wildlife which was fun to look at from a distance. The first day of the trip, we went over the east over formation, I collected mostly whale bone from that day and nothing else spectacular. It was only when we went to a Yorktown exposure on the last hour of the trip that I found three stunning chesapectens, including what I think the biggest one to be a jeffersonius. Later that day, I went to
  21. Rubykicks

    Unusual find

    I found this in Indiana near Columbus. I originally thought it may have been a tool of some sort because of the triangular shapes, but the more I look at it, the more I've wondered if it's a bone. Or maybe it's just a beat up rock. Thsnk you in advance for any informatio.
  22. TheGoblinKing

    Odd Stone From Northern MN

    Hello, It's been a while since I've been here, glad to be back though! . I found this intriguing stone when I was looking for agates in some exposed glacial sediment layers near a large lake in Autumn, 2020. It's circular, It has a pretty uniform edge around its circumference. There is also a large circle formed or carved in its center on one side. I have no idea what it could be but in my completely unprofessional opinion it appears manipulated in some way. Any insight is greatly appreciated! I also occasionally find coleraine formation nodules
  23. ThePhysicist

    Artifact in situ

    From the album: North Sulphur River

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