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  1. Over the month of December, I've gotten the opportunity to check out several sites across the state of Texas. In my fossil interests, I have to admit that I am certainly a bit vertebrate-centric, but that does not mean I will pass up the chance to marvel at a beautiful invertebrate specimen when given the chance. For better or worse, these past four mini hunts have not really delivered on the vertebrate end, but have made up the difference in terms of inverts. I've decided to combine these smaller hunts into one report. For those with invertebrate addictions, I hope this sampler of Texas fossi
  2. I found this item in a creek in central Texas. The creek is known for artifacts and cretaceous (austin chalk, ozan) material in the gravel bars. I don't hunt this creek much so I'm not too familiar with the finds it produces. I found this item on a gravel bar after heavy rains. I picked up this item because it has an unusual shape. I was hoping it was a tusk or horn piece but it was giving me petrified wood vibes. I've never found any tusk, horn, or petrified wood so I was open to the possibility that the item is just a suggestive piece of rock. Naturally I wrote it off as a rock a
  3. There are few reasons why I would ever wake up at 5 am and begin a two and a half hour drive out to the middle of nowhere. When I saw that the PSoA was heading out to the Brownwood area, I knew it was an opportunity too good to pass up. Everything I had hunted prior might as well have been buried yesterday when compared to the mind-blowing ages of Pennsylvanian and Permian rocks. It's still crazy to think that those formations were roughly three times the age of the oldest stuff I'd seen before. When I peeled out of the parking garage to begin my drive under the stars, I didn't feel an ounce o
  4. A week ago I made the trip out to one of the roadcuts on loop 360. I realized that I had been neglecting visiting the west side of town which, although very different, is just as rich in fossil history as the younger east. I want to also thank @erose as he has posted lots of useful information on the cuts and what sorts of things can be found. I arrived in the afternoon and slowly climbed up the gravel to get to the first bench. I made the rare good decision to hunt on the side of the road that would shield me from the sun, making the temperature nice and cool, perfect for fossili
  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. I decided to take a trip to an Ozan spot after some rain a couple weeks ago. The gravel finds were sparse, but I fortunately remembered to bring some of my trusty excavating tools with me from Dallas to Austin. After the trek to the main exposure at this site, I got to scouring the shaly creek bed. In previous trips, I usually didn't spend much time doing this as I had limited tools for digging. With some newly acquired technology by my side, I encountered a facet of this location I hadn't experienced before. A lot of the fossils that preserve in this formation are too fragile to survive once
  7. Hi, I’ve recently been searching through some sifted gravel from a creek. I’ve been looking for microfossils, which I’ve had plenty of luck finding. All sorts of marine Cretaceous invertebrate micros are abundant in the creek gravel, as well as the occasional micro shark/fish tooth, scale, and bone fragment. I encountered a tooth that stood out from anything I’ve found so far. It has a conical shape, and is recurved. Something about this tooth seems very reptile-like. Almost looks like a tiny version of a crocodile or mosasaur tooth. The tooth measures 1 millimeter in length. I tried
  8. Howdy y'all! I have found a few interesting things that I could use some help with ID. These are all either Eagle Ford, Del Rio or Georgetown Formation. Any help is appreciated! First are the teeth: Are these Protoshyraena teeth? That's what I was able to find online because they look an awful lot like Barracuda teeth I've found in the Miocene. 1 and 2 :Two teeth - top row and bottom row. Both are about 1/4 inch 3, Assuming this is some kind of Fish Tooth 1/8 inch 4. This is an odd thing. I have found Ray teeth here, but this doesn't look
  9. School starts next week and my 10 yr old kiddo and I are both trying to extend summer as much as possible. We decided to go on a hunt yesterday afternoon. His focus was on the ever shrinking pools within the creek for turtles, snakes, and frogs, and my focus is on finding a mosasaur. It’s frustrating because I’m finding all sorts of shark and fish material but I have yet to stumble upon marine reptile. There seems to be several types of rock that yields teeth within the creek. The rocks range from dense shell mass, crumbly bits of pulverized things, light shell hash and shale, dark shale,
  10. My son and I realized that we hadn’t been fossil hunting nearly as much as last year. Last year we found a quite a few interesting finds in the creeks of central Texas. We decided to jump back into hunting this week with a few expeditions. I hear there's a few super-hunters lurking Austin so Jack and I decided to see if the early bird can get the worm. We headed to a new spot around Austin, Texas at 4pm with a temperature of 104 (40 degrees). (Fortunately I was able to fool my son into carrying the heavy backpack.) I like this spot because it’s cretaceous and I’m always hopeful of
  11. Jackito

    Tooth?

    I found this fossil in Austin, Texas. Looks very tooth-like but unusual. Any ideas? We found a couple other teeth as well. The cliffs at that area are very high and I haven't had luck determining where things are eroding from.
  12. EPIKLULSXDDDDD

    Pycnodont Tooth Plate?

    Hey everyone! This came from the same Ozan spot as my previous post. I found this little specimen on a gravel bar. I think it's a fossil, but it could be man-made... I'm really not sure. My best guess is a pycnodont tooth plate which would be a first for me. I have hesitations because the teeth are "holey" as opposed to little black bulbs. Maybe this is from weathering? Here are some pictures: Thanks for reading!
  13. Hey everyone! I thought I'd share a few of my finds from the past couple months and get yall's opinions. Over winter break, I went back home to North Texas and did some searching around Ammonite Beach at Texoma and the NSR with my family. At Texoma I had a nice time hammering out a few ammonites, collecting teeth, and surprisingly finding lots of smaller, pyritized ammonites that I did not expect to be there. The NSR was a bit slower, but I at least got a nice Squalicorax as shown in the pics below. Since school has started, I've been down in Austin. I've been finding the usual stuff, but the
  14. Jackito

    Shark denticle? Tooth?

    My faithful assistant and I found a clump of dirt/clay/rock on a creek bank. The creek has a couple long and steep hills that look Ozan-ish. Well, I took the clump home and slowly wiggled it apart. That clump held a couple of small teeth, tons of tiny little shells, and this mystery object. It's less than 1mm and very tooth like. I can't seem to match it to anything. Ideas?
  15. EPIKLULSXDDDDD

    Bony Oddities of the Ozan

    Following the brief rains from earlier in the week, I decided to make a return to my new favorite Ozan outcrop where I had previously found so many mosasaur vertebrae. Though I did not get to add any new verts to my collection, I did manage to come across plenty of unique fossils and artifacts that have taken up my attention for the past couple of days. One interesting thing I have noticed from this outcrop is its abundance of pyritic bony material among other pyritic fossils (including "rusty" exogyra shells + bivalves). Most of them are unidentifiable chunks, but a few have enough distinctiv
  16. EPIKLULSXDDDDD

    Second Mosasaur Vertebra

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    Marine reptile. Mosasaur vertebra from Austin, Ozan Formation. 3/23/22
  17. EPIKLULSXDDDDD

    Arrowhead

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    Arrowhead from Austin. 11/6/21
  18. EPIKLULSXDDDDD

    Mosasaur Vertebra

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    Marine reptile. Mosasaur vertebra from Austin, Ozan Formation. 11/6/21
  19. EPIKLULSXDDDDD

    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
  20. Jackito

    Dinosaur Tooth from Austin, TX?

    My loyal assistant and I were exploring in area by the airport in Austin, Texas a couple days ago and we came across a head-sized shell hashy rock. I think we were in Maestrichtian rocks (corsicana marl?)and I found an unusual tooth fragment in the center of the crumbly rock. I also found several small shark teeth and a lot of little shells in the same rock. This tooth is interesting because of the size (1.5 mm long and .7mm) thick and serrated edges. Ok ok... I've come a long way since posting that tooth shaped rock last summer. Since then I've found a lot of teeth in Austin in 4
  21. ossomania

    Possible fossilized bone?

    The owner of this item picked it up in the vicinity of Austin, Texas because he thought it was a "cool rock." It is about 5 inches long and reasonably heavy. Too heavy to be a bone from something recent; it's definitely mineralized. But the shape, the visible cellular-like structures, and the rounded bit that looks like a socket for a joint seem to point in the direction of fossilized bone rather than "bone-shaped rock formation." We have not licked it (!), as it's been floating around a public school classroom as a pet rock, so I can't attest to whether it sticks or not, or if th
  22. My faithful assistant and I have been sidelined with covid. But we felt good yesterday so we decided to explore a creek in Austin, Texas that has some Eagle Ford Shale exposed. It was a sunny, warm afternoon, and a cold front would be moving in at night. At this location we've found quite a few teeth in the loose rocks strewn about. We're hoping to find mosasaur material but we've had no luck yet. Our goal was to get a bucket of gravel to search for micro-fossils. I suspect most of the teeth are eroding from the underside of a large rock slab in the creek. We think this
  23. Hi everyone! I'm a newer member to the fossil hunting community. I first started as a little kid, but have only really gotten into it over the pandemic as a hobby. I've done some hunting up around Dallas where I'm originally from, visiting famous spots like NSR and POC. For college, I'm currently living in Austin and have checked out a few nearby spots. These past few months I've been frequenting a local creek that runs through the Ozan layer and have been finding some cool fossils/artifacts. The items I am showing you today are collected from two places. The first assortment (lots
  24. Jackito

    Central Texas Teeth and Bone

    My faithful assistant and I did some exploring in the wilds of Austin, most likely in a patch of Eagle Ford Shale. Maybe 80m years old? We found quite a few rocks with a nice layer of shell hash. We found a lot of teeth within those rocks; some ptychodus and various sharks. But a couple really stand out. The first is a long tooth that appears to have a piece of bone above it. Not sure it they're related. The tooth is a bit more than an inch long. The next looks like an enchodus fang? I was thinking it could be a stem of some sort but it has a tapered shape a
  25. Jared C

    Central Texas Creek

    I went on this hunt about two weeks ago, but only am getting around to posting it now. It was a great day at a new spot close to my usual stomping grounds. I was hunting under a bridge the week before when someone walking the path next to it asked if I had any luck - his name was Leo, and we actually recognized each other as both of us have posted about some of our Austin finds on reddit before. (PS - pardon the picture quality, most of these are screenshots from video) He invited me to hunt with him at a spot of his on the same creek close by sometime. I wa
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